Increasingly we are seeing our democratic freedoms being eroded at the hands of the various activist minority groups. As they push to have their agendas embraced by the rest of society they are quite happy to walk roughshod over our freedoms and liberties.
Indeed, granting special rights to these various groups often means having rights taken away from the rest of the community. I have documented this countless times on my website, and it looks like there is no end to where all this is heading.
Let me offer yet one more case of this and then offer the sobering words of one former homosexual as to just how bad all this really is. The incident comes from Texas, and is another example of how the mainstream is being put under great pressure by the militants.
One report covering the story begins this way: “A pastor in Texas is awaiting his day in court following his arrest this month while preaching at a homosexual pride event. Pastor Joey Faust says that he and other members of his church, Kingdom Baptist Church in Venus, Texas, were physically blocked by police while attempting to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with attendees of the Fort Worth ‘Ride the Rainbow’ pride parade.
“In 2011, Mayor Betsy Price served as co-grand marshal in the parade. Following complaints from homosexuals about the preaching and witnessing of Christians adjacent to a picnic that was a part of the festivities, according to reports, the Fort Worth Police Department resolved to step up its presence at the event. This year, a homosexual female sergeant from the Fort Worth Police Department served as one of the marshals. It is believed that the sergeant was responsible for coordinating police efforts at the parade.
“Faust states that as he and others from his church were preaching and distributing tracts to those in the parade, suddenly, the police formed a human blockade across the public walkway. ‘The police lined up [across the street] and said, “You can go no further”,’ he told Christian News Network. ‘We were forbidden to cross the street and they wouldn’t tell us if we were being detained.’
“Faust said that as he stood for some time watching others being allowed to pass by the human blockade, except for anyone that was present to witness to attendees, it became obvious that the police had an agenda. ‘Christians who were in support of homosexuals were allowed to cross the street,’ he stated. ‘A Christian walked by me right in front of the officers, and said, “I’m here with my family and some of them are homosexuals”.’
“Faust then asked police why they were specifically restricting those that oppose homosexuality. ‘I asked, “Why are they allowed to pass?” he said. ‘They were just quiet. At that point, I took a step and attempted to cross,’ Faust outlined. ‘Once I stepped into the street, [the officer] put my hands behind my back.’
“Faust and a second church member were then charged with ‘interfering with public duties,’ a class B misdemeanor. He was jailed for 20 hours and held on $1,500 bail. Faust said that the conditions while incarcerated were deplorable. ‘They did everything they could to make it as miserable and as difficult as possible,’ he remarked. ‘Everyone was getting [released] far earlier than we were’.”
So biblical Christians are losing their rights while the militants are being given even more rights. The Founding Fathers would dread to see what has become of their nation. Our liberties are being stripped away from us left, right and centre, and this ugly situation shows no signs of bottoming out.
But it is not just folks like me warning about where all this is heading. Even those formerly into the homosexual lifestyle big time can see the overwhelming dangers here. And they should know what they are talking about. Consider this warning from former homosexual Greg Quinlan.
In an important new article he sounds the alarm about where the push for special rights and marriage rights by homosexuals is taking us. After looking at some really shocking cases of homosexual militancy and the erosion of our freedoms, he concludes with these words:
“When I decided to leave homosexuality after seeing hundreds of my friends and acquaintances die of AIDS, I was demonized and excoriated as an ex-gay traitor, which continues to this day. Now I see that same hate against the ex-gay community being targeted against African-Americans who refuse to equate sodomy with their skin color and against heterosexuals who will not recognize homosexual behavior as a civil right.
“So what does that mean for heterosexuals? Just look at what is happening. In addition to banning heterosexual therapy, individual homosexuals are filing lawsuits against heterosexuals by using gay rights laws to force mandatory recognition and approval of homosexual behavior. Businesses and individuals who do not approve are fired from their jobs, threatened, or publicly castigated – as witnessed by the attempted but failed nationwide Chick-fil-A boycott by homosexuals.
“The culture war is not slowing down; it’s just beginning to gain steam as gay organizations turn to anti-heterosexual legislation, mandatory public approval of sodomy, federal funding of gay youth activist organizations and homosexual initiatives, required government training against ‘homophobia,’ ‘heterosexism,’ and ‘transphobia,’ etc., etc. This is more than a culture war; it is a war for our very own freedoms—a war for the character and future of our nation.
“Homofascism will soon be, if it is not already, the greatest threat to our individual liberties in this country. So-called equality marriage is just the beginning.”
Yes exactly right. Already many hundreds of people in the West have lost their jobs, been fined, or sent to jail simply for standing up for their conscience and resisting the militants. We can expect to see this get worse and worse in the months ahead.
What becomes of our freedom is largely up to us. Either we stand up and be counted here, or we allow the activists to forever silence us. I know which side of this I will be standing. Do you?