Friday, October 19, 2018

Democrats and freedom

Would you want the government to have the power to force an African-American caterer to cater a KKK event? Would you want the government to have the power to force the Muslim owner of a sign company to make a sign promoting a church evangelistic event? Would you want the government to have the power to force a gay bakery owner to bake a cake saying “Homosexuality is evil.”

Why then should various government agencies be able to force Christian bakers, florists, artists, adoption agencies etc. to promote something—gay marriage—that they believe is a serious violation of their religious convictions? There are, after all, many other bakeries, florists, etc. that would love to have their business!

Gay rights advocates (both gay and straight) like to frame this as a civil rights issue (it is the only way they can win). This is deliberate deception. The Christians under attack do not refuse to serve gay people. They just cannot in good conscience support the institution of gay marriage. So for example, a Christian baker had been serving gay clients for years. It was only when a gay couple asked her to bake a wedding cake for their gay marriage that she respectfully declined, citing her religious convictions against gay marriage.

Whether you agree with her convictions or not is beside the point. The issue is that various government entities are trying to force people, through threat of huge fines, loss of their business, and even jail time, to support a political cause that would violate their religious convictions. Forced speech is not free speech. Not only that, but the government is attempting to prohibit the free exercise of their religion in violation of the Constitution.

The Constitution does not just guarantee “freedom of worship,” as Hillary Clinton so strategically wanted to put it. The Constitution guarantees that the government cannot prohibit the “free exercise” of religion. 

To force someone to support causes in violation of their deepest convictions is not only a violation of the First Amendment, it is tyranny!  This tyranny is fully and officially supported by the Democrat party which wants to re-define the First Amendment. The Democrat Party Platform reads, “We support a progressive vision of religious freedom that respects pluralism and rejects the misuse of religion to discriminate.” This is Orwellian double-speak. While standing against discrimination, they discriminate against Christians! Their “progressive vision of religious freedom” is one that would put private Christian businesses out of business, bankrupting and jailing their owners!

The Democrat Platform is clear that this tyranny would extent to employment and education as well. They would force Christian ministries like Christian schools and colleges (and even churches) to hire openly practicing homosexuals in violation of their core beliefs on morality—or go out of business. 
That’s the Democrat vision of religious freedom.

This is not just a position held by a fringe group of Democrat extremists. This is one of the core principles of the Democrat Party—in their official party platform! And that is what you are voting for when you vote Democrat.

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