Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Right Not To Be Insulted?

My last post dealt with the fact that hyper-tolerance (a.k.a the idea that homosexuals, in particular, deserve the right not to be insulted) has overtaken the minds of many homosexual (surprise???) legislators in San Francisco. Recall that they voted to pass a resolution to condemn a group of Catholic teens from voicing THEIR FREE SPEECH RIGHTS concerning the view that homosexual behavior (as well as other morally repugnant sexual deviancy) is sin.

When did people come up with the idea that they have the right to pass ordinances and laws against the worldviews and religious beliefs of other people just because they think they should have the right not to ever be insulted?

What about the insult that the FREE SPEECH homosexual pride parades present to people who find such activities insulting to them? Should they have the right not to be forced to be exposed to something so morally repugnant?

I thank God that we have the right to free speech written in the Constitution of the United States. I think that it is the only amendment that will keep us from crazy new laws that would totally criminalize Christianity.

Oh yes...many gay groups and the ACLU try to pass laws that would criminalize Christian beliefs. But they usually fail in the upper courts precisely because FREE SPEECH DOES NOT ALLOW THE RIGHT NOT TO BE INSULTED!

Apparently, Brazil is not so fortunate. Take a look at what is now happening there because their House of Representatives has already passed a bill that is specifically designed to send Christians to prison for speaking out against the sin of homosexual behavior.


If anyone prevents actions of "homosexual affection" in public or private locations open to the public, they could face up to five years in prison for doing so, the Association of the Defense of Life reports.

The bill also seeks to penalize private and public school administrators with up to three years in prison if they refuse to hire openly "gay" teachers.

According to the CNA, the measure will force prison time for any "moral, ethical, philosophical or psychological expression that questions homosexual practices."

You might wonder, where did this come from?

Why is such counter-discrimination against Christians being done by groups who have fought so long and hard against real (and, if honestly evaluated, only perceived) discrimination against them?

I think that the answer is that they are trying to achieve a special right to never be insulted. Sorry people...but THAT'S JUST CRAZY! Free speech does not allow such a right!

Look. I know that Christians will probably be discriminated (and reviled, and insulted, and mocked, and hated, and disparaged, and put down etc.) for as long as we live. Jesus, in fact, told us that such things would come with the territory. We are to expect it. So why, may I ask, do homosexuals believe that they should have laws passed that would mean they could never be insulted? Why would Christians have to be criminalized because they desire to follow God's Laws in the Bible and share the gospel of Jesus Christ regarding redemption for sin - including redemption from the sin of homosexual behavior?

I think that the answer is quite clear. The opposition wants us to be silenced. Period. They don't care how long it will take or what measures need to be taken to do so - they just want it.

Take a look at the worldview of Brazil's chief:

Only weeks ago, WND reported the president of Brazil said "opposing" homosexuality makes you a sick person, and he believes such thoughts need to be criminalized.

Brazilian chief Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who won a narrow re-election following a cash-for-votes scandals, held the First National Conference of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals to condemn the biblical belief that homosexuality is wrong.

Lulu, on June 5, not only officially opened the event to promote homosexuality across his nation but also issued a presidential sanction for the conference.

Calling for "the criminalization of homophobia," he said opposition to homosexuality is "perhaps the most perverse disease impregnated in the human head."

He said "prejudiced" people need to "open their minds and clean them." Other speakers encouraged homosexuals to claim to be part of a civil rights campaign that already has brought reforms for treatment of blacks, the elderly and the disabled. They also announced the nation's public hospitals soon would begin to perform sex changes on people.

Exchanging the truth for a lie is what the Bible tells us is Satan's domain and best kept secret to lure people into sin. Jesus told us that he is "the Father of lies and the truth is not in him."

We can see, from Mr. Lula da Silva's worldview that he has fallen deeply into the realm of the lie.

So, hyper-tolerance has produced a belief that homosexuals should have the right not to be insulted and therefore, any religious belief that rightly tells people that homosexual behavior is sin and an abomination to God (according to God's written Word!) should not only be silenced, but also criminalized.

See the connection? See who is behind it all? The father of lies...

We can see the irreparable harm that passing such laws would do to Christians in Brazil. Notice that the bill is promotion of the lie of homosexuality disguised as an act to prevent discrimination.

Just another dangerous ploy from the enemy of our souls.

"Did God really say?"

HT: World Net Daily


Christinewjc said...

Another example of punishing a Christian for their beliefs and "thoughts" at the workplace:

Christian counselor fired for trying to help lesbian
Referral to another adviser classified as 'homophobic'

The repercussions for attempting to force people to affirm, accept, promote and defend the homosexual agenda while, at the same time, condemning and punishing another person's deeply held religious beliefs has reached the point of being absolutely and utterly ridiculous!

Wayne from Jeremiah Films said...

I have empathy for people who may have difficulty in understanding what they desire is a sin ... How to share with Homosexuals

But we are dealing with an agenda against religious freedoms - Case C 06-2351 MHP • Religious Freedom to Deny Adoption and the family institution -- Same Sex Marriage

I am more fearful of not witnessing than I am of making sure everybody is comfortable with what I may say.

Christinewjc said...

Hi Wayne -

You wrote:

"I am more fearful of not witnessing than I am of making sure everybody is comfortable with what I may say."

That's an excellent point! The Bible tells us that we will be held accountable for NOT sharing the gospel with matter how difficult it may be.

Thanks for the links. I'm looking forward to reading them. I often feel so inadequate witnessing to homosexual people. Perhaps that first link will help me!

People who live outside the Christian, biblical worldview often cannot understand (or see) the slide towards depravity that allowance of licentiousness - which is prevalent in the secular humanistic world - can cause. They automatically think that "it won't hurt anybody else." We know THAT'S not true!

Anonymous said...

You all have the right to NOT read Dave MacPherson's Yahoo article entitled "Dangerous Radicals of the Religious Right," right? Cristina

Christinewjc said...

This article?

by Dave MacPherson

[quotes are from Vital Quotations by Emerson West]

ROBERT E. LEE: "In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength." (p. 21)

DANIEL WEBSTER: "If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper." (p. 21)

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS: "I have made it a practice for several years to read the Bible through in the course of every year." (p. 22)

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: "I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Saviour of the world is communicated to us through this book." (p. 22)

GEORGE WASHINGTON: "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible." (p. 22)

HORACE GREELEY: "It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible-reading people." (p. 23)

THOMAS JEFFERSON: "I hold the precepts of Jesus as delivered by himself to be the most pure, benevolent, and sublime which have ever been preached to man. I adhere to the principles of the first age; and consider all subsequent innovations as corruptions of this religion, having no foundation in what came from him." (p. 45)

THOMAS JEFFERSON: "Had the doctrines of Jesus been preached always as pure as they came from his lips, the whole civilized world would by now have become Christian." (p. 47)

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: "As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see." (p.49)

WOODROW WILSON: "The sum of the whole matter is this----that our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually. It can only be saved by becoming permeated with the spirit of Christ and being made free and happy by practices which spring out of that spirit." (p. 143)

PATRICK HENRY: "There is a just God who presides over the destiny of nations." (p. 145)

THOMAS JEFFERSON: "Material abundance without character is the surest way to destruction." (p. 225)

THOMAS JEFFERSON: "Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as that of Jesus." (p. 237)

GEORGE WASHINGTON: "The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low, that every person of sense and character detests and despises it." (p. 283)

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: "Here is my creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the universe. That he governs it by his Providence. That he ought to be worshiped." (p. 301)

CALVIN COOLIDGE: "The strength of a country is the strength of its religious convictions." (p. 305)

GEORGE WASHINGTON: "The perpetuity of this nation depends upon the religious education of the young." (p. 306)

Prior to our increasingly "Hell-Bound and Happy" era, America's greatest leaders were part of the (gulp) Religious Right! Today we have forgotten God's threat (to abort America) in Psa. 50:22----"Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver."