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Homosexualtiy and Religious Liberty

The protests over the Indiana Religious Liberty Law opening the door to 4iscrimination is a nothing more than the liberal's smoke screen to cover up their agenda of forcing our Christian population to accept their religious views on same-sex marriage and the gay lifestyle. These protests would be non-existent if the proactive federal judges and a few rogue states had followed the dictates of the First Amendment; "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”  The real issue at hand is not discrimination. The real issue has to do with the matter of government establishing religion and in the process prohibiting the free exercise thereof.  Discrimination laws, Prior to same-sex marriage, dealt with matters that were non-religious in nature. Science and reason have shown that all races are equal therefore they deserve the same rights and protections under our Constitution. The same can be said about the equality of women and men. These are not moral or religious ideals but rather clearly observable facts and as such do not infringe upon the religious convictions and liberties of any recognized religious body.

However, when it comes to homosexual and transgender life-styles, the issue is not a matter of scientific fact but rather one of morality and religious teaching. Though much research has gone into studying the gay lifestyle, to this day there are no scientific facts that support the idea that homosexuality is something one is born with. Many in the gay movement declare they were born that way or that God made them that way but as of yet there is no evidence to support that claim. Some refer to the practice of homosexuality in the animal world as proof that it is normal however some animals eat their young and we hardly agree this practice is normal for humans. In the meantime, the Bible has declared that those who practice the homosexual and lesbian life styles are sinning against God. One does not need to look into the Old Testament to find this is factual. In Romans 1:18-32, God declares, 'Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this rea­ son God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women ex­ changed the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due:' NKJV

If this is not sufficient let us re­ member that God created man male and female and designed for them to enter into a heterosexual union as Jesus declares in Matt. 19:4-6.  Since same-sex marriage and the gay lifestyle fall under the category of individual religious and moral beliefs, governments and proactive
federal judges have no constitutional grounds for ruling in this matter. When they ruled that the marriage laws of states like Indiana were unconstitutional, they violated the first amendment by endorsing religious view of the gays over the religious view of Christians. In doing so they suddenly put those citizens who hold opposing religious views in jeopardy. To refuse to endorse the state-protected gay life style because of one's religious convictions puts one in violation with the law and open to prosecution.

There are scores of incidents across the country where Christians have been forced out of business and lost everything they own just because they exercised their religious liberty.  Therefore to correct the damage done by the government recognizing and endorsing one religious view over another, the states felt they had no other recourse than to protect religious freedom by passing new laws. Thus the state of Indiana passed a law to protect the freedom of religious liberty not to discriminate against anyone. 

The only permanent way to correct this government infraction would be for the Supreme  Court to rule in favor of the state's laws on marriage and reverse the unconstitutional actions of liberal federal judges. In doing so the Supreme Court would place religious disagreements such as same­sex marriage back into the realm of religious debate and restore the religious liberties that have made this country strong. It is time for the government to get out the discrimination business. It is time for our government and the gay movement to show the same tolerance and respect for the Christian's convictions that they demand for themselves. I support the new law of Indiana and commend the courage that its governor has taken in protecting all religious rights and liberties.