The California legislature is attempting to pass a bill that threatens the state’s Christian colleges and schools with the loss of accreditation and federal funding for simply upholding distinctly Christian teachings in regards to sexual and gender identity and orientation.As the lie goes, Christian teachings constitute sexual and gender-based “discrimination” and must be stamped out.It wasn’t too long ago when so-called gay rights advocates began their social and political campaign to normalize homosexuality, they claimed that publicly accepting gay relationships and civil unions – a deliberate and calculated step toward the eventual redefinition of marriage – wouldn’t injure society or interfere with other people’s lives or relationships.
This public relations campaign was clearly and predictably dishonest.Promoters and supporters of the homosexualized agenda didn’t want social acceptance or tolerance, and they surely didn’t want “equal treatment” or “equal rights.” Gay rights advocates and their rainbow flag/pink equal sign supporters wanted created out of thin air for their benefit (at the expense of everyone else), special considerations, and legal protections.They didn’t want their “love” to be merely recognized or else they wouldn’t have intentionally politicized it.No, the sexual totalitarians demanded that homosexual behavior, relationships and “marriage” be publicly celebrated and affirmed, regardless of the religious beliefs and commitments that morally informed those who disagreed.The radical sexual conformists intended to intimidate people, specifically Christians, into participating, contributing to and endorsing the gay agenda – up to and including subjecting the resistance to an unavoidable unfaithfulness to their religious convictions or the loss of their livelihood.
All the talk about Christians trying to force their morality and beliefs onto unbelievers simply isn’t true.
In actuality, it’s the gender and sexual revolutionaries who are hell-bent on forcing their distorted view of (homo)sexuality onto people who differ with them through the passage of so-called anti-discrimination legislation and through the tyrannical use of the judiciary.
This is why the issue of religious liberty combined with a faith-filled public and political witness by Christians is so important.
The latest example of the erosion of religious liberty comes as a judge recently ruled that the owners of Christian online dating service Christian Mingle.com, Spark Networks Inc., must begin including gay persons as part of their dating pool to pursue same-sex relationships.
Because the dating website didn’t allow new users to specify their search to include a seeker status for gays looking for same-sex relationships, two gay men decided to sue the site’s owner claiming the limited, heterosexual options violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act – a California anti-discrimination law that requires businesses to provide, “full and equal accommodations” to people regardless of their sexual orientation.” As a result, not only will Christian be forced to include and accommodate homosexuals as part of their dating service, Catholic and Adventist Singles Connection.com, two other Christian-oriented dating sites must also include gays in their relationship-seeking pool of dating hopefuls.
This decision to compel these Christian matchmaking websites to contribute and create relationships that contradict religious, biblical ideals and beliefs is reminiscent of what happened to Neil Clark Warren’s Christian dating and marriage service e Harmony.