Religious Freedom Chained: The Homosexual Lobby’s Aggressive Agenda

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15_16_Religion_Chained• Plutocrats, perverts pursue overthrow of constitutional protections.By Ronald L. Ray —

Indiana is the latest battleground in the culture wars against traditional morality and fundamental American freedoms.

The assault is being waged by proponents of special rights for homosexual perversion against Christians trying to protect the freedom to practice their religion, defend marriage and family and carry on private business as they see fit. Fighting on the front lines alongside the so-called “lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) community” are Big Business billionaires wielding the weapons of economic extortion against legislatures and governors. Whipping up a pseudo-popular, hate-filled frenzy among the culture destroyers are the mainstream media shock troops, waging a bare-knuckled propaganda campaign.

The casus belli is Indiana’s recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which restricts the state’s ability to impose on the religious rights of individuals. In this, there is nothing new. Former President Bill Clinton signed similar federal legislation in 1993. What is different, however, is that Indiana’s law extends protection of religiously-based actions to private businesses. Critics claim this is driven by anti-homosexual prejudice, especially about homosexual marriage, which has been turned magically into a “civil right” by corrupt federal judges and intellectually dishonest journalists.

But while defense of traditional marriage is one aspect, many other government attacks occur against Christian beliefs and practices, which RFRA is intended to reduce. A clear example is the Obamacare requirement that pro-life Christians be forced to provide abortions and contraception in their insurance plans and medical institutions. Obviously, then, opposition to RFRAs in 20 states is just a wedge issue to promote the sodomite agenda.

As Pat Buchanan commented in a recent column, “The gay rights community seems to have advanced from asking for tolerance of their lifestyles—to demanding punishment for those who refuse to accept its moral equality.

American society used to understand that a private business is not obliged to provide its goods or services to anyone, for any reason or none. The late Senator Barry Goldwater stood in the breach to defend this common-sense, common law, natural-law position—to no avail. After passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, government thugs forced hotels to give rooms to fornicators and homeowners to sell to unwanted buyers. Things have only worsened radically.

Just ask Kevin and Crystal O’Connor, owners of Memories Pizza in the little town of Walkerton, near South Bend, Indiana. When media reported that the Christian couple would not cater homosexual weddings, they were deluged with hate-filled protests from the LGBTs, received arson threats against their business and even death threats. They were so terrified that they closed their business in a town of less than 2,500 people and hid in their home.

On the positive side, conservative Black media commentator Lawrence Billy Jones III has so far facilitated the collection of $842,442 in an Internet fundraiser to help the couple, who still hope to re-open their restaurant. Everyday Americans are still sane. Memories Pizza reopened for business Thursday, April, 9, 2015.

 

The story of the O’Connors, though, is not unique. Homosexual activists in several states deliberately have been targeting Christian businesses by trying to force them to provide services for homosexual weddings, and then harassing and suing the refuseniks into submission and bankruptcy. Yet, when the shoe is on the other foot, police and courts find nothing wrong with refusing service to Christians.

In the news world, even some individuals who claim to be conservatives are jumping on the pro-homosexual bandwagon. “Conservative” homosexual media mogul Matt Drudge delights in linking to stories about fruits and nuts. Former judge Andrew Napolitano—a Fox news darling—has abandoned his constitutional views in favor of a heavy-handed, government-might-makes-right argument defending the advance of the homosexual aggressors.

But as bad as the media’s propaganda barrage has been,what really turns legislators and governors into turncoats is the economic terrorism waged against normal people by giant corporations and their ultra-wealthy owners.

For example, Mark Benioff, the Jewish CEO of Salesforce, located in Indiana, called the RFRA “brutal” and planned to reduce his business presence there. Over 40 companies, including Walmart, Apple, Eli Lilly, General Electric, PayPal—and even the NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] and “conservative” NASCAR [National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing]—threatened Indiana with grave economic consequences if they did not change or remove the law. Phony conservative Governor Michael Richard “Mike” Pence (R) could not comply fast enough, ramming a closed-door, back-room deal through the legislature to “protect” local homosexual rights laws in a handful of cities.

Weak-kneed political weasels and craven chambers of commerce could not fall on their faces fast enough before the plutocrats’ golden calf. Who needs principles when there is money to be made? According to CNN, Benioff was prompted to remark: “CEOs have a lot of power and control on investment in states. . . . One thing that you’re seeing is that there is a third [political] party emerging in this country, which is the party of CEOs.”

The representative rulers have abandoned the walls of the American “shining city on a hill,” allowing the perverted barbarians to overrun their lands and persecute the people. The people must now defend themselves against the culture destroyers—and even their own traitorous governments.

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Ronald L. Ray is a freelance author and an assistant editor of THE BARNES REVIEW. He is a descendant of several patriots of the American War for Independence.