Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Check Your Faith at the Door

Hat tip to Catholic World News.

A New Form of Discrimination
By Chuck Colson
10/2/2007

Imagine you own a small business—let’s say a donut shop—and you have an employee who is late for work everyday and is rude to customers. When you fire him, he claims it is really because he is gay—and sues.

Or imagine you run a daycare center in your church basement. One day a homosexual applies for a job. When you turn him down, he says you broke the law.

Today, both of these stories are simply scenarios. But by the end of the week, they could be reality.

Under intense goading from the gay-rights lobby, the House of Representatives is poised to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, called ENDA. This legislation would add “sexual orientation” to civil rights law. If passed, ENDA would cut deeply into the religious rights and freedoms of all Americans.


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank God for laws. Homophobia is a disease of choice, and it's corrected by legal interventions. Why not just say what you mean about gays. We have millions of gay Christians worldwide, and what do we provide them and their families and friends? "Today, both of these stories are simply scenarios. But by the end of the week, they could be reality." They will be. And Christ stands with them, far more than what's being offered them by our Churches.

Josephus Flavius said...

I love that the pro-gay side gets to come up with its own terms. Being against the gay lifestyle means I'm "afraid" (phobia) of gay people. Do I haver pederastophobia? How about McDonaldsophobia? Liturgicaldanceophobia?
We can choose to legalize any number of behaviors and thereby give them our implicit approval for their actions.
I wonder what an apostle would have to say here... oh, wait Romans 1:26-32. Is anyone saying we should put gay people to death these days? I think not. Read document after document from the Vatican, Moscow, or even the USCCB and you'll see an unwillingness to "bless" these actions, while at the same time speaking to the love and understanding we should have for people who have entered the homosexual lifestyle.

"For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due. And even as they refused to have God in [their] knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, unmerciful: who, knowing the ordinance of God, that they that practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also consent with them that practice them."

 
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