At last year’s Values Voter Summit, Star Parker attacked the gay rights movement, telling gay people to “keep it private.”
Now, Parker is warning that “the ‘gay rights’ crusade” wants “to push Christian reality, once and for all, into the closet and to lock the door.”
Parker writes in a WorldNetDaily column this week, entitled, “‘Gay’ Agenda: A Cultural War Against Christians,” that the demise of Arizona’s “right-to-discriminate” bill means that Christian-owned businesses will lose their First Amendment rights and be “put out of business.”
The reality is that the “gay rights” crusade is not about a struggle for justice, but rather it is a cultural war.
Homosexual activists understand the ongoing erosion of traditional values as a pillar of our society and use this opportunity to push Christian reality, once and for all, into the closet and to lock the door.
The cultural script has been re-written such that Christians have been put in a position of either rejecting the precepts and prohibitions of their religion, or being faithful to them and being branded as against “equality.”
Christians have been put in the untenable position that being true to their faith means, by the new standards set in our society, being labeled a bigot and then being exposed to being put out of business.
Let’s keep in mind that the idea of religious freedom only means something as long as religion means something.
It is critical that Christians draw the line and continue the struggle and not allow religion or religious freedom to be compromised. Individuals or businesses forced to supply goods or services for activities against the precepts of their faith must refuse and call forth their protection under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.