Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Government run churches

Chuck Colson writes:

In China, Christians have a choice: Join a government-approved church-which
is constantly monitored by the authorities-or join an underground church.

Thank heavens things like that don’t happen in the West, you may be thinking. Think again. In Britain, the government has begun sticking its nose in church business, telling churches what to do.

According to the Daily Telegraph, starting next year, the British government is going to begin forcing churches and other religious institutions to hire open, practicing homosexuals.

It will happen under the provisions of the so-called Equity Bill, which forbids discrimination against homosexuals or transsexuals.

If America doesn't vote the Democrats and Barack Obama out of office, America may not be too far behind. All it will take is an Obama-packed Supreme Court which re-interprets the Constitution in light of modern standards of political correctness rather than original intention.

If you think this is far-fetched just remember, less than a year or two ago the idea that our government would takover and run General Motors would have seemed unbelievable.

4 comments:

Jason said...

The difference though is that we have freedom of religion. Any attempt to start controlling churches would be political suicide. Them taking over GM is a economic matter. No where does it say that businesses and government should be completely seperate. I think this is an important distinction.

Dennis said...

That's why I wrote, " All it will take is an Obama-packed Supreme Court which re-interprets the Constitution in light of modern standards of political correctness rather than original intention."

More and more I am hearing about our "Freedom of worship." This subtil change in wording is no mistake. There are people who want to re-interpret "freedom of religion" as freedom of worship, i.e. the idea that the Constitution guarantees you the freedom to worship any god you want, but it does not guarantee you the freedom to NOT do abortions, to NOT sell contraceptives in your own private business, to NOT hire practicing gay staff members for your church, Christian charity, Christian school, etc.

An Obama supreme court packed with justices who view the Constitution as a "living, breathing document" would almost certainly view things this way.

Jason said...

I just feel like there would be a huge backlash. While you may be right, to all of a sudden limit our rights in that way would cause too much of a firestorm for any justice to live it down.

St.Lee said...

Jason, you said "The difference though is that we have freedom of religion."

Yes, but we used to have property rights also, but the GM fiasco proves they are nothing but a fading memory.