EDITOR OF REDSTATE
The Silver Lining
There are many, many people denying that gay marriage and religious freedom are incompatible. Many of those who deny it are, in fact, hostile to religious freedom to begin with or, when the fight becomes more clear, will be against the church.
That is a silver lining in the gay marriage fight. Many pastors in America who long ago decided they didn’t want the state telling them what to do, so they didn’t want the church telling anyone else what to do now realize just what fools they’ve been. The left will use the state to tell churches what to do or force churches to give up their primary purpose of going and teaching in Jesus’s name.
If gay marriage advocates are successful, churches will not be able to open their doors to the unchurched unless they include everyone.
For years, liberals have peddled a emo weepy Jesus who loves everyone and tolerates everyone and everything. They ignore that the tolerance of Christ only goes so far.
Many in the gay rights movement quote Christ saying “judge not lest ye be judged” and “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” They use these lines to call for a more tolerant church. They use those lines against Christians who would respond that gay marriage is no marriage at all.
If the gay rights movement has its way, the scripture reading will stop at “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Those who continue on to “Go and sin no more,” will run afoul of discrimination.
This is already happening at the local level as Dana Loesch well documented.
Gay rights advocates are using liberal city councils in liberal areas to pass anti-discrimination laws that would prohibit churches from being able to say no to sin without running afoul of the law. It is an organized strategy.
The state legislature in Kentucky, in bipartisan fashion, just overrode the Democratic Governor’s veto of legislation designed to protect churches and individuals from the coming attacks.
The silver lining shines brightly. Individuals who sat on the sidelines or thought it could never happen are realizing the extent of hostility to the church that so many advocates of gay marriage have.