Discrimination?

I’ve been seeing a number of people posting things to Facebook about the Arizona law that was (sadly) vetoed by the Governor that would have protected business owners from being sued for choosing to not participate in gay marriage functions. The sheer number of people who have come out attacking the law has surprised me.

The fact that the law was even necessary tells me that gay “marriage” isn’t about equality. It’s about forcing the acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle at all costs.

Why do I think this? Marriage is a religious institution. For someone who is a practicing homosexual who is not deluding himself into thinking that he is a Christian, Muslim or Jew, then civil unions would serve the purpose for them. And, if a Christian church were to tell a lesbian couple (as happened in New Jersey) that they couldn’t use their grounds for their ceremony due to their relgious convictions, then bygones should have been bygones. If it was merely about equality, then said lesbian couple would have moved on and found another venue. But it was about more than equality. They wanted to make the church that didn’t agree with their lifestyle suffer, so they went to the liberal courts and threw an “I WANT MY MOMMY” fit and sued. Just like the gay couples sued the bakers in Colorado and Oregon. If we, as Christians, weren’t being forced to personally accept something with which we don’t agree or risk losing our livelihoods, then something akin to legal, civil unions wouldn’t be such a threat.

Let me turn it around a bit. I have a good friend who is gay. He is a very talented artist who has even drawn some of my Adventure characters as portraits for me. I appreciate him and would not let anyone bully him over his lifestyle. He knows that I don’t agree with it and would love to see him get a girlfriend. Now let’s picture me wanting to create a religious tract condemning homosexuality. And I try to hire him to draw the art for it. I would fully expect him to decline, since he would be compromising his beliefs. Would I be right in suing him? If not, then why should a Christian business be able to be sued for not compromising their beliefs?

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3 responses to “Discrimination?

  1. The sheer number of people attacking this law does not surprise me at all. It is 2014 times our changing my friend. I surely hope you don’t believe that that the homosexual population doesn’t include Jews, Muslims, Christians, Baptist and any other religious group. God is a forgiving God.

  2. The real problem stems from those who choose to live in denial of the commandments that God established long ago. Nowadays, some emphatically assure that God is good, and God is love…and they’d be right, because He is. However, God is also the epitome of holiness and justice; thus, sin cannot exist in heaven, because it directly contrasts with God’s nature.

    What is sin? Sin is the parody of anything God certified from the beginning of existence. It doesn’t matter if we’re living in A.D. 70 or A.D. 3059, God never changes.

    How do I know?

    (6) For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
    (Malachi 3:6 – King James Bible)

    God actually destroyed some cities long ago for perverting His commandments.

    (13) For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
    (Genesis 19:13 – King James Bible)

    (24) Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

    (25) And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
    (Genesis 19:24-25 – King James Bible)

    Now people say, “But that’s Old Testament stuff. Only the New Testament applies these days. The old Biblical laws mean nothing. You need to get a life. Times have changed.”

    Is that so? Then here’s something from the New Testament.

    Jesus said…

    (17) Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
    (Matthew 5:17 – King James Bible)

    The following is also from the New Testament:

    (24) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    (25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    (26) For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    (28) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    (29) Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

    (30) Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

    (31) Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

    (32) Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
    (Romans 1:27-32 – King James Bible)

    Some say, “If we could only get rid of the Bible, people would eventually forget about all those outdated ways.”

    But since that’s kind of difficult due to scripture being around for thousands and thousands of years, an effort to “change” the scriptures has been underway for a long while. There’re now new editions whitewashed of sin, which allow people to live without fear of being condemned for their actions.

    It doesn’t seem that God would allow anyone to alter His word without paying the price, and here’s why….

    (2) Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
    (Deuteronomy 4:2 – King James Bible)

    (18) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

    (19) And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
    (Revelation 22:18-19 – King James Bible)

    Will God rain fireballs down on those who deny His laws these days? Probably not…instead, He allows people to do whatever they want to do, and then answer for it later on. Free will to live, as we desire, is one of His gifts to us; salvation from eternal damnation through His Son Christ Jesus is another.