The new liberal establishment is eager to replace the worship that formed the foundation of this nation some 200 years ago. They insist that their new ideas about human nature and society should replace the old notions about God and faith and American exceptionalism. For now, the focus is on Christianity, and the left has decided to make 2015 the year they drove a stake through its heart.
What else can explain the uproar over Indiana’s religious freedom law, a piece of legislation that has been passed 19 other times without any public controversy? This time, somehow, things are different. This time the law is meant as a slap in the face to the LGBT community. This time, it represents the first shots in a new war over the future of the United States.
Perhaps they were emboldened by what they accomplished in 2014. Wow, we can just make up a story about campus rape and everyone will buy into it hook, line, and sinker! We can just repeat lies about Ferguson and before you know it, people will shut down freeways with protest signs! Liberals have always had a tenuous grasp on the truth, but 2014 was the year they realized that there are no limits to what they can get away with. When they saw an opportunity to turn their deception against Christianity, they just couldn’t resist.
And that’s all we’ve heard from the beginning of this story: deception and lies. There’s not one word in Indiana’s law regarding homosexuality, but that hasn’t stopped everyone from the president on down from claiming we are seeing the destruction of civil rights in the Hoosier State. No facts needed. Merely by repeating the lies, they’ve been able to force Governor Mike Pence to go back in and write an amendment to the law, explicitly protecting gays from discrimination. Discrimination that was not permitted by the law in the first place.
What can be said about the sad story of Memories Pizza, a Walkerton business that declared they would not be willing to cater a gay wedding? This mom-and-pop restaurant was savaged by liberals, forcing them to close their doors in submission. When conservatives supported the business with donations, it inspired Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker to tweet:
A good way to fund a gay wedding would be to fake a homophobic wedding vendor, then hustle up that bigot-outrage cash & go crazy.
Bigot-outrage cash. That’s how they see it. If you don’t believe that a family should be forced out of business for refusing to cater a gay wedding, you’re a bigot. The owners of Memories Pizza didn’t say they would refuse to serve a gay customer. They didn’t say that gay people were immoral perverts who should burn in hell. They simply said they could not actively participate in a gay wedding because it conflicted with their religious beliefs. If you agree that an American should be able to say such a thing, then you’re a bigot.
Of course, we’ve already seen how the left overreacts to these types of comments. Just ask the owners of Chic-Fil-A what happens when you speak out against gay marriage. There is no room for dissent. No room for an alternative opinion. You either fall into lockstep with the left’s agenda, or they will use every tool in their arsenal to destroy you.
Welcome to the era of hate and deception.