What’s at Stake in this election? In addition to liberalizing the U.S. Supreme Court, losing control of our borders, national defense, government, and government spending, looms the specter of losing our religious liberty.
Based on the record of the current Administration and liberal members of the U.S. Senate, the tidal wave of assaults on churches, pastors, church boards and church members who seek to protect their rights of conscience, and speech, under the First Amendment, will escalate beyond imagination if Barack Obama is re-elected and the Senate remains under the control of liberal democrats.
For example, an ordinance to be voted upon in the next month by the Hutchinson City Council in Kansas provides a glimpse of what will be unleashed across the nation: According to Todd Starnes, Fox News Commentator, the City Council of Hutchinson is considering a proposed ordinance that would “force churches in Hutchinson, Kan. to rent their facilities for gay weddings and gay parties”.
Starnes writes, “The Hutchinson measure would also have a major impact on private businesses and landlords. Restaurants, bars and retail shops would be required to provide special bathrooms for individuals who may have male body parts but identify as a female.”
According to a ‘Fact Sheet’ sheet provided by the city, “employers would also be forced to allow workers to dress based on their gender identity.”
The Fact Sheet also states that, “Dress codes would not be precluded as long as an employer allows an employee to appear, groom and dress consistent with the employee’s gender identity and gender expression.” That means that ‘John’ or ‘Jerry’ could be hired as a male and then show up at work at a later date dressed as a female.
With regard to workplace and government restrooms, the fact sheet states, “A transgender person must be allowed to use restrooms appropriate to their gender identity rather than their assigned gender at birth without being harassed or questioned.”
Ladies, are you or your daughter comfortable with men in the women’s restroom, and not being able to say anything in protest lest you be hauled off to jail and possibly sued for discrimination? Isn’t it possible, even likely, that those who want to indulge their own type of sexual deviancy can use this as an excuse to invade women’s restrooms without reprisal?
Husbands, are you prepared for your wives and daughters to be subjected to such nonsense, fear, and even potential abuse, simply to enter a place that is here-to-fore reserved for them, just to please the politically correct and provide special rights to deviants?
And as if this were not enough, the proposed revised ordinance “would also require transgender individuals to use the locker room and shower facilities of their choosing”!
The effect, even severe strain, on both employees, employer, workplace, court system, churches, schools, families, children, society and our freedoms under the Bill of Rights, is enormous and unwarranted! Allowing these abnormal, morally disordered, and politically correct ordinances and laws, to be foisted upon the vast majority of normal Americans by a small, vocal, and organized minority does not need to happen. Evangelicals have the VOTES, 58 million of them, but only 34 million voted in 2008!
If you say this type of ordinance will never happen, you are mistaken. It happened in the state of Oregon 4 years ago when the democrat controlled state legislature and governor passed the same type of legislation, only worse, defied the law, and relied on a weak federal judge to prevent it from going to the people for a vote.
Consider that the Obama Administration is fully supportive of this type of legislation and with the ability to nominate and appoint two more justices to the Supreme Court, these laws may well be imposed top down no matter what we think.
Those pastors, church boards, and those who speak out on the basis of moral conviction, and Biblical teaching, will be charged, fined, and jailed.
Folks, the front line of battle is not the courts. It is the ballot box! It is this election, not the next, that matters. Do not wait until it is too late.
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Have you asked your Pastor and church board to hold non-partisan voter registration in your church?
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