The Overt Assault on Religion Begins
The dust has barely settled on the Obergefell v. Hodges decision legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states and progressives are already setting their sights on attacking America’s religious institutions.
In Time Magazine this week Mark Oppenheimer writes; Rather than try to rescue tax-exempt status for organizations that dissent from settled public policy on matters of race or sexuality, we need to take a more radical step. It’s time to abolish, or greatly diminish, their tax-exempt statuses.
Oppenheimer has openly declared the liberal war on faith. He has vocalized what many of us knew was coming and even predicted, myself included, that those that do not embrace gay marriage as a matter of faith will be the enemy. Those who dare speak out against gay marriage will find themselves demonized, vilified and dare I say crucified. Many will find even worse peril, facing charges stemming from allegations of ‘hate speech’ and will likely lose their jobs, their homes and even their freedom for refusing to comply. Instead of denouncing their religious beliefs many will take jail time instead.
Progressives however insist that Justice Kennedy made it clear religious pursuits are protected by the First Amendment, how noble of him. But his defense was weak at best to say the least. You decide for yourself:
Finally, it must be emphasized that religions, and those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, sincere conviction that, by divine precepts, same-sex marriage should not be condoned. The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faiths, and to their own deep aspirations to continue the family structure they have long revered. The same is true of those who oppose same-sex marriage for other reasons.
The fabric of the Republic is indeed in tatters.
I must say however you were warned.