That didn’t take long! Mere days since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 50-state redefinition of marriage, we are seeing the sexual revolutionists moving to conquer their next agenda item: silencing opposition and dissent.
Marjorie Esman, Executive Director for ACLU of Louisiana, claims Governor Jindal has violated the Louisiana Constitution by setting up protections for those who share his belief. The ACLU of Louisiana’s press release states “the executive order demonstrates a reckless disregard for both the law and interests of the people and businesses of Louisiana….”
Meanwhile, the national ACLU has declared it will no longer defend Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRA) around the country. This just proves my earlier assertion that when it comes to litigation over religious expression, the record shows the ACLU is almost always on the side of the plaintiffs bringing the lawsuits. This is why public interest law firms like Freedom Guard and Alliance Defending Freedom spend much of their time defending against the ACLU’s suits.
Already, calls to revoke the tax-exempt status for churches are being noised:
“The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage makes it clearer than ever that the government shouldn’t be subsidizing religion and non-profits.” -Mark Oppenheimer, Time Magazine
So begins what LFF predicted would be a ‘litigation rich environment’, placing the faith community and religious expression in the suspect class. You are guilty in their eyes until your view is rendered (via intimidation and litigation) impotent.
Churches and faith communities provide untold benefits to culture. They feed the hungry, visit the prisoner, care for the sick, and give hope to the weary. And now, because you believe marriage is the union of a man and a woman, your church, school or non-profit may face costly litigation or be threatened with the loss of tax-deductible status. Unbelievable!
This is just the beginning of a long but necessary battle to restore constitutional integrity to this process.
Neither the Supreme Court, nor any other branch of government, nor the ACLU should be allowed to silence Christians for simply exercising biblical beliefs. Thats why I am loaning my voice to the efforts of attorney Mike Johnson to equip pastors and churches for the days ahead.
LFF will need your assistance to educate people of faith for the challenges ahead. We are working with leaders throughout the U.S. to finalize a strategy for the coming battles. I look forward to providing details of those plans in the near future.