By Bryan Fischer
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When Muslim armies invade, they give Christians three choices and three choices only: convert, submit, or die.
They either must convert to Islam, submit by paying the jizya tax, which is essentially protection money, or prepare to defend themselves against warriors whose aim is to cut their heads off.
In other words, there is no such thing as religious freedom in Islam or under Islam.
But neither is there religious freedom under secular fundamentalism and the dogma of ObamaCare. A secular version of sharia law is being imposed by President Obama on all Christian employers and institutions, and it is in effect as we speak.
With the failure of Sen. Blunt's Conscience Protection Amendment yesterday on the Senate floor, there now is nothing except Anthony Kennedy standing between people of faith and the tyranny of the central government.
Secular sharia, the imposition of secular fundamentalism on people of Christian faith, is now the law in what used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Secular sharia has its cleric, Imam Obama, who has issued a fatwa to all Christian employees in America. (To be explicitly clear, I am not implying that the president is a Muslim. I’m talking here about a secular agenda with striking similarities to Muslim sharia.) And the fatwa is eerily similar to Islamic tyranny. In Obama's case, the three choices American Christians are given are convert, submit, or go to prison. President Obama won't kill you, but he will send you to jail.
Choice one is to convert to secular fundamentalism and its utter disregard for the sanctity of human life.
Choice two, if choice one is unacceptable, is to submit by paying the equivalent of the jizya, the fine Commissar Sebelius will impose on you if you do not obey the diktats of the regime.
Asma Uddin, an attorney with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, has calculated the cost to a religious organization that will not convert but meekly pays jizya.
As Ms. Uddin put it in testimony before the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, "[A] charitable organization with 100 employees will have to pay the federal government $140,000 per year for the 'privilege' of not underwriting medical services it believes are immoral."
Colorado Christian University, an interdenominational Christian college, will have to cough up $500,000 in protection money because of the size of its faculty and student body.
Choice three, if choices one and two are unacceptable for reasons of conscience and Christian principle, is prison. Pay the fine or go to jail.
This fatwa is now in effect. Christian businessmen do not get the one year reprieve explicitly Christian organizations get, so they must submit to secular sharia this very year or go to jail.
Imam Obama has issued his fatwa imposing secular sharia on America's Christians. The moment of decision for people of conscience and Christian conviction has arrived. What will they do?
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)