"I sought among them for a man that might set up a hedge, and stand in the gap before me in favor of the land." Ezekiel 22:30

Monday, August 26, 2013

The End of Freedom is Upon Us

The end is near. They said this would never happen.

Well, it just did.

From The Blaze:

The Albuquerque-based photography studio Elane Photography did not want to photograph the ceremony between Vanessa Willock and Misti Collinsworth because studio co-owner Elaine Huguenin said it would violate her Christian beliefs and that the company only photographs traditional marriages.
The majority opinion for the court stated that the studio violated the rights of the lesbian couple “in the same way as if it had refused to photograph a wedding between people of two different races."
So, what this means is that rights as a business owner do not include choosing clientele, refusing business, or building one's business upon your personal values.

No, if you are a business owner in the United States of America in 2013, not only do you have to provide contraception coverage in your health care coverage, apparently you also do not have the freedom to turn down business from someone whom you disagree with.

Now that's what I call freedom. Interestingly, I seem to recall writing about the demise of freedom way back in 2009.

The discussion is no longer about the definition of marriage. The militant progressive, homosexual "marriage" crowd won't leave it in the bedroom like they asked all us "radical", "backwards" believers in traditional marriage to do, because that was never what it was about. The fight over marriage is not and never was about who can do what in the bedroom - it is about two fundamentally different worldviews, which necessarily must clash in the public sphere.

And now the discussion is apparently over. Dissent will be squelched. If you believe that the fundamental nature of marriage is a unitive, procreative joining together of a man and a woman, sorry, you are hateful. Progressives can't quite comprehend the distinction between WHO can get married (interracial marriage) and WHAT marriage is (man and a woman for life).

The chilling words from the article's first line: "You will be made to care" sound frightfully reminiscent of something one might hear from Mao's Red China, Stallin's Soviet Russia, or some other secular humanist state.

Get ready my fellow clingers! This is not the time to cower from the world. We should renew our efforts to help our fellow men see the light in the darkness. Go to church. Pray. Find friends with whom you agree. We must build communities of like-minded people. Because "if we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately."

1 comment:

  1. > what this means is that rights
    > as a business owner do not include
    > choosing clientele, refusing
    > business, or building one's
    > business upon your personal
    > values.

    Yeah man, for the past 60 years or so. The only thing different now is who's a member of a "suspect class". That's it. This is another example of how the law kills the spirit. I mean to write an essay about this.

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