Linda Harvey on U.S. Civil Rights Commission ‘Peaceful Coexistence’ Report: ‘The Left to Christians: Your Turn in the Closet’
USCCR chairman Martin Castro says “religious freedom” and “religious liberty” are “code words” for “discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy”
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The Left to Christians: Your Turn in the Closet
By Linda Harvey, 9-20-16
They want us to believe it’s “peaceful coexistence.” Others call it an unjust declaration of war.
The federal U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) just published a scandalous report that scorns authentic Christian faith and recommends severe restrictions of its full expression by American citizens – expression protected by the First Amendment.
The report, “Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Rights” [get PDF here], is another Washington agency telling Christians it’s their turn in the closet. Now that homosexuals and transvestites are “out,” their desires, plans, demands and delusions take priority.
Religious exemptions, the commission report contends, “infringe” on civil rights. But hold on. Commission Chairman Martin Castro in this report unlawfully equates “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” demands to legally established U.S civil rights. Actual U.S. civil rights law bars discrimination about race, color, religion, sex, national origin and disability status.
No law designates homosexuality and gender confusion as federally protected civil rights. Just like the disguise of a “drag queen,” the rationale for much of this report is a lie.
States that have foolishly passed homosexual and gender rebellion “non-discrimination” laws have their own civil rights agencies. Let those states invent bogus recommendations to further restrict citizens’ concerns over the mandatory embrace of “LGBT” behaviors, ramping up the use of law as a weapon to fine Christians, get them fired, or close their businesses.
But stop inventing non-existent federal law for these devious goals. Obama probably requested this USCCR report to complete his transformation of America.
Real people in real American life pay the price for such depraved nonsense. There’s a brave Christian employee of the federal government in Illinois, David Hall, who refused to attend workplace “LGBT” indoctrination training and has been suspended without pay from his position.
I wonder what federal statute the USCCR will illegitimately cite as his offense?
Hall works for the Champaign, Illinois, office of the Social Security Administration. He refused to watch a 17-minute “training” video that promotes homosexuality and gender confusion. His refusal, according to his statements to the media, was based on his Christian faith.
Why is he suspended? Who did he harm by his personal refusal to be subjected to indoctrination he knows he will disagree with?
Yet some will insist Hall’s exercise of his faith amounts to “discrimination.” Think about that. “Unless you allow us to indoctrinate you, or you agree to remain silent about what you really believe, then YOU are guilty of discrimination!”
This shoe is definitely on the wrong foot – and in relation to a federal agency, there is no law that should cost him his job.
The USCCR report signals a brazen intent to overstep its authority and presume that homosexuality and gender-bending behavior are “civil rights” akin to equality based on race or sex.
Let’s review this Commission’s stated purpose:
No mention of homosexual, bisexual, or gender-confused “rights” because they don’t exist in federal law.
This fascist report defends those who cling to these unnatural, chosen practices as “vulnerable” and in need of protection, and therefore, religious principle should not deny them the right to march into any forum, group, business, school, or church and make whatever demands they wish.
Vulnerable? That would describe today’s faithful Christian Americans – not proud sodomites.
And in case anyone believes USCCR’s recommended denial of religious freedom will end with the exit of Obama, Hillary Clinton’s statements indicate she’ll expand these anti-American, unconstitutional restrictions.
Implementing this banana-republic notion of “justice” – that sodomy trumps faith – is a cherished goal of homosexual advocates through proposals in Congress, but so far, these outlaws just can’t consummate their desires.
The deceptively named homosexual/transgender “Equality Act” [renamed by AFTAH as the “Criminalizing Christianity Act”] would enshrine sinful, harmful behaviors into U.S. civil rights law, but providentially, only three Republicans so far have signed on as co-sponsors. Democratic co-sponsors in the Senate number 41 and in the House, 175, showing how depraved that party has become to elevate sodomy and gender-switching to the equivalence of racial equality.
In order to distort the Constitution to allow for silencing critics of male anal sex, language and terms must be changed, and USCCR Chairman Martin Castro does a masterful job in this report of meaning-distortion and conspiracy-mongering.
He believes religious freedom and religious liberty are “code words” for homophobia, Islamophobia, racism, sexism, etc. The report says that “overly broad” religious freedom is an undue burden on “non-discrimination laws.”
In other words, please don’t confine the full expression of sodomitical behavior and gender-distortion by your deeply held belief in an Almighty God.
Chairman Castro summarizes the goal here:
In other words, your religion needs to bow to my “civil liberty” to impose homosexual propaganda on your children (a right activists claim) or my right to demand your job resignation for making me feel uncomfortable about my gender confusion.
There is seemingly no limit to the sexual anarchists’ paranoia and hate for conventional social and sexual mores, so this is yet another blank check of unlimited payback for the mostly imagined “wrongs” of those of us who dare to disapprove. The cost, as with beleaguered bakers, florists and photographers, will continue to be high.
This report, entitled “Peaceful Coexistence,” reminds me of the biblical outcry of people whose leaders are corrupt: “Peace, peace, when there is no peace (Jeremiah 6:14; Ezekiel 13:10).”
It’s another phony and unjust measure that claims “justice.”
And all God’s people said …”No way!”
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