By Bryan Fischer
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We’re hearing a lot about the
reinstatement of segregationist Jim Crow laws these days, as homosexual
activists fling this accusation at the state of Arizona. They argue that
SB1062, a bill which simply protects religious liberty in the Copper State, is
tantamount to the reinstatement of discriminatory laws.
As so often is the case, the
situation is actually the reverse. It is in fact the bullies and bigots of Big
Gay who are reinstating Jim Crow laws, only this time the marginalized and
segregated Americans are Christian businessmen. Faith-driven vendors are being
told that unless they submit to the owners of the liberal plantation, they will
be punished by their homosexualized overlords and sent to the margins of
Jim Crow laws, according to
Wikipedia, resulted in “systematizing a number of economic, educational and
social disadvantages” for the victims of prejudice. And so people of faith,
under the reign of Big Gay, are experiencing similar disadvantages.
Not the same, mind you, but
similar, with a dynamic that if followed to its logical conclusion will take us
to the same place. First they come for the bakers, and then they come for the
rest of us.
Economically, a Christian baker
in Oregon was forced to close his business because of his support for natural
marriage. Christians have suffered educational disadvantages, as some have been
fired from academic positions for supporting man-woman marriage and others have
been booted from graduate programs in counseling because they hold a biblical
view of sexuality.
The social disadvantages are
perhaps the most obvious. Supporters of religious liberty and natural marriage
in Arizona are the subject of unrelenting hatred, vilification and ostracism
from “polite” society.
In other words, Jim Crow is
back, thanks to Big Gay and their allies. Only this time the victims of this
rank bigotry are people of faith, not people of color.
Arizona lawmakers are seeking to
protect Christian businessmen from being discriminated against economically and
socially simply because they exercise their constitutional right to the free
exercise of religion in business affairs. It’s simply immoral as well as
unconstitutional for the heavy hand of government to be used to force an
American citizen to violate his conscience, his deeply held religious values,
and the standards of his God.
But this is precisely what
secular fundamentalists in the homosexual lobby, government and business are
seeking to do in Arizona. Not only is there a blatant refusal on the part of
these activists to honor their own self-proclaimed ideals of diversity and
inclusion (how included do Christian bakers feel right now?), they want to
affirmatively punish any Christian who would dare bring biblical principle into
the operation of his business.
The NFL is threatening to pull
the Super Bowl from Arizona if the state will not bow the knee to the god of
gayness. In other words, the NFL is saying to Arizona, if you continue to
support religious liberty, you will be segregated out from the rest of society.
Now would the bullies and bigots
of Big Gay protect the liberty of a homosexual baker who refused to bake a cake
for an anniversary celebration at the American Family Association? Would they
protect the liberty of a homosexual printer who turned down a print job for
AFA? The questions answer themselves, and reveal the hypocrisy and double
standards of these paragons of tolerance in all their nauseating glory.
On an international level, the
United States is doing to Uganda what the NFL is trying to do to Arizona, and
if anything it’s more insidious because they are doing it to a nation of black
people. Our own government is seeking to ostracize an entire nation of blacks,
segregating it from the nations of the world, simply because that nation of
blacks wants to protect the health of its own people from the ravages of
disease caused by promiscuous homosexual behavior.
So the NFL is saying to Arizona,
and President Obama is saying to Uganda, “If you support religious liberty or
natural marriage, you can’t sit at our lunch counter.”
Sounds a whole lot like Jim Crow
(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.)