Earlier this week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law. Gay activists and their supporters over most of the nation immediately started their temper tantrums of screaming, kicking and stamping their feet. Their guilty consciences would not allow them to accept the fact that Americans are guaranteed the right to freely exercise their religion, which does mean that Christian business owners have the constitutional right to not participate in same-sex ceremonies.
Pence stood strong at the beginning and kept telling everyone that there was nothing in the new law that spelled out the right to discriminate otherwise he would not have signed it. But his strong stance has caved in to the whining protests of a perverse and debauched populace as he has asked the Indiana’s legislature to produce new legislation to clarify the law to make sure it will not be used to discriminate against anyone.
What everyone fails to see is that by doing that, it does discriminate against Christians and it denies Christians to have their freedom of religion.
A biblically sound Christian understands that homosexuality is an abomination to God. There are a number of Scripture verses that clearly tell us how wrong homosexuality is. To force a Christian to participate in a homosexual ceremony of any type is forcing him/her to be complicit to what God calls an abomination.
Under the First Amendment, Christians should have the right to refuse a request to provide services for any homosexual function or ceremony, but after 50 years of turning away from God and the biblical foundations our nation was built upon, those rights have been stripped away. Religious freedom today means that everyone else is free to exercise their atheistic or Muslim faiths plus they are free to discriminate against Christians.
Redefining the Religious Freedom Restoration Act so that it strips Christians of their religious freedoms is no different than when the Roman leaders threw Christians to the lions for their beliefs. Gov. Pence is throwing Indiana’s Christian business owners to the lions of perversity and sin.
By stripping religious freedom from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act makes the very name of the act a lie and a hypocrisy. Christians need to be as vocal about this as the gay activists and supporters have been about the original law. We need to make our voices heard and let our leaders know that we are tired of having our rights and freedoms taken away from us by culture of sin, hedonism, perverseness and debauchery. We need to tell them that we intend to live up to 2 Timothy 2:16-17 which states:
“But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene.”