Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness.
Indiana just passed a religious freedom law and liberal heads started exploding.
To nobodies surprise, they started labeling other people and demeaning them claiming hate, bigotry, and discrimination while calling for boycotts and travel bans. As I pointed out in a previous post, emotion is all you get from a movement based on a feeling. Read more about that here in my “Self Identified Racial Orientation” post. In this post, I describe the absurd idea of self identifying by race and point out it is no different than self-identifying sex and why feelings are not a solid foundation to build a movement upon.
From their proud position of being a victim and unfairly leveraging the pity of many who don’t know better, they haven’t said anything new we haven’t already heard. I wan’t to explain why their position is so dangerous:
The constitution grants Americans a right to free speech and to religious freedom. Not just some Americans or privileged Americans but all Americans. There is nothing unfair or unjust about letting each person choose their own religious belief. One exercises their belief based on their own free will and that is the crucial aspect that liberals don’t understand. You can’t force religious beliefs on people. That is the separation of church and state: protecting individual’s liberty and values.
The #boycottindiana crowd is happy to choose their own beliefs, but they aren’t satisfied until they can force them onto others. The point of freedom of speech and religious freedom was that NOBODY could force a value system onto another. If you have a religious objection to say photographing a homosexual wedding (and there are very good Christian and other religion’s objections to it) the #boycottindiana crowd is happy to take your personal choice of freedom of religion from you. If you resist, they celebrate when you are sued and go out of business financially ruining your family. If you don’t violate your religious conscience, they jump at a chance to persecute you. They will call you a hater, a bigot, and someone who discriminates. I have seen them do this to their own family. They will boycott you and shame you and celebrate how they force you to comply with them.
In reality, the #boycottindiana crowd enjoys their privilege and freedom of lifestyle because of religious freedom and free speech given in the constitution. If they were born in other countries around the world they may be stoned, thrown off buildings, or otherwise executed for being gay or supporting homosexuals. But NOT in America. America has been built upon free speech and religious freedom. Yet they turn around and they themselves stone the very thing that gives them their own freedom. Denying it to others in a very strange twist of logic.
If one can force another into a contract that can override a person’s constitutional right, we are all in very dangerous water. If this happens, gay rights will only last as long as they can hold political power because that is where their safety will reside rather than the constitution. In their narcissism and hate, the gay rights crowd would rather punish their opponents than protect the foundation that gives them their rights.
This nation is always changing. Political power will shift, and instead of safely protecting religious freedom for everybody, which grants them their own rights, they would rather hate those that disagree with them. They label them, impugn them, and restrict their freedoms. Out of this hatred, they may gain in the short term forcing people to deny their conscience, but they will find themselves to be the victim of this standard as the tides change.
We must protect religious freedom. It is a foundational right in America and promotes diversity, freedom, and morals. Religion has driven the greatest social changes in this nation since its birth. It was the basis for freeing the slaves and it was ironically a large influence for the very constitution that the #boycottindiana crowd enjoys for their own lifestyle.