Since the liberal left have been emboldened to trample on the First Amendment in recent years, cutting down religious freedoms and launching all-out holy war on anyone expressing conservative, Christian beliefs in public, we knew it would only be a matter of time before they came after the churches.
Right now, liberal politicians are dancing on the end of the very short strings tied to them by the gay mafia. What began as a battle to allow the lines of both biology and decency to be erased, by forcing 99% of the population to get used to sharing their most private of places – the bathroom – with members of the opposite sex, has become an issue that America’s churches are being forced to address.
In Massachusetts, an anti-discrimination law took effect on October 1, 2016. Its aim is to do as I described above: erase the lines of biological certainty and force the citizens of Massachusetts into potentially uncomfortable and at times, unsafe situations in bathrooms and locker rooms.
Individuals will get to arbitrarily choose the sex they “identify” with and stroll into whatever bathroom or locker room they desire. For those businesses or public places that object, the cost is imprisonment or heavy fines.
For the churches, should they host events that are considered to be secular in nature (baby showers, community meetings, etc…), they become “public,” therefore, their bathrooms become the gender free-for-all that liberals envision for our society.
Not every church in Massachusetts is content to let the state press in on their freedoms in that way.
Four Massachusetts churches have filed a federal lawsuit saying their civil rights are being infringed upon by a new state law barring discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations.
Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian group based in Scottsdale, Arizona, filed the lawsuit on behalf of the churches. The suit names Attorney General Maura Healey and members of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination as defendants.
The group argues that a church being required to open its areas such as bathrooms and changing areas to “members of the opposite biological sex” conflicts with their religious beliefs.
It’s not just a conflict of the morals and beliefs of people of faith, but it is a clear violation of the First Amendment. The government and secular humanists are very quick to champion the separation of church and state, but are decidedly less so when the roles are reversed and the opportunity to reach into the church and chip away at the belief structure is on the table.
There was a time when the church was the center of the community. All learning, community meetings, and even political decisions were worked through by an involved and dedicated citizenry, from the pews of the local church.
What is going on in Massachusetts is a push-back by the faith community, and it may be having some effect, as the new law has faced more opposition, and the question of whether to affirm or repeal the law will be on the 2018 ballot.
Good for them.
Make no mistake. The culture war isn’t just brewing. It’s in a full boil, and the time for people of faith and church communities to stand and face their accusers is at hand.