Monday, June 11, 2018 by News Editors
A handful of recent news items highlight the dangers Christians face as the moral revolution fully takes hold in America:
(Article by Paula Bolyard republished from PJMedia.com)
CrossFit executive Russell Berger was fired for tweeting that “pride” is sinful in the context of planned LGBTQ “Pride Workouts” at CrossFit gyms.
Berger tweeted: “As someone who personally believes celebrating ‘pride’ is a sin, I’d like to personally encourage #CrossFitInfiltrate for standing by their convictions and refusing to host an @indypride workout.” He was referring to a CrossFit gym in Indiana that canceled the Pride event. “The intolerance of the LGBTQ ideology toward any alternative views is mind-blowing,” he added. “The tactics of some in the LGBTQ movement toward dissent is an existential threat to freedom of expression. The lack of tolerance for disagreement, which has been replaced with bullying Twitter mobs promising ‘consequences’, should be a concern regardless of your political stance.”
Berger is right, of course, but that didn’t stop the New York Post from accusing him of going on a “homophobic Twitter rant.” CrossFit immediately distanced itself from Berger’s tweets and fired him on Wednesday. CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman told BuzzFeed News, “He needs to take a big dose of ‘shut the f–k up’ and hide out for awhile. We do so much good work with such pure hearts — to have some zealot in his off-time do something this stupid, we’re all upset.” Note the harsh language used. Glassman didn’t just say something corporate like, “his comments are a distraction” or “his comments have no place at CrossFit” — he told Berger to “shut the f—k up.”
Not coincidentally, the gym Berger tweeted about that decided to cancel the Pride event has been closed, apparently because a few people canceled their memberships and employees complained and refused to show up for work. A note left on the door said the location would “no longer operate.”
[Note: Because so many people have mentioned this in the comments, I want to make clear that CrossFit had every right to fire Berger if they believed his social media comments directed at CrossFit reflected poorly on the company. I’m merely pointing out the trends we’re seeing and making some predictions about where I think the cultural revolution is taking us.]
Also in the news this week, a Catholic church is being sued for having a morals clause in its event center contracts banning LGBT events.
The church turned down an application by a group of LGBT activists who demanded to use the event center in Portland, Oregon. The Holy Rosary Catholic Church is now being sued in Multnomah County for $2.4 million in damages for breach of faith, discrimination, and violations of Oregon’s civil rights and business laws.
In California, a bill recently passed in the California Assembly with the express intent of silencing Christians on LGBT issues.
The bill, which is now working its way through the Senate, could result in the following, according to the Family Policy Alliance:
This bill could also affect writers and publishers — and even Amazon sellers who reside in California — in an attempt to silence anyone who doesn’t toe the line on the privileged LGBT narrative in the state.
Finally, &pizza jumped enthusiastically onto the LGBT bandwagon this week.
The popular pizza chain announced that the company will be supporting a whole host of LGBT initiatives and will even pay employees to attend Pride protests.
They don’t say what will happen to dissenters who choose not to take to the streets in support of aberrant sexual practices, but you can bet they’re not going to be rewarded with paid time off. More likely they’ll be singled out as “bigots” who don’t deserve to work at the woke pizza parlor.
To be sure, Christians didn’t choose this war—we were conscripted into it by the cultural aggressors on the left. The LGBT militants are on the ascendency in the American culture and they’re coming for us with everything they’ve got. They won’t stop until we’re silenced, cowed, and unemployed. They don’t want a truce in the culture wars — they want compliance. They won’t settle for detente or even a cold war. They won’t be satisfied until we’re all enthusiastically applauding their sexual proclivities and perversions.
Make no mistake: this is about power. There are powerful lawmakers and cultural influencers who want to shut Christians up—to make it illegal for us to speak openly about the biblical view of marriage and sexuality. They truly believe that Christianity is not only hateful, but harmful. Something that should be classified as hate speech so that the full force of the American legal system can be used to snuff out public Christianity.
You may think I’m being hyperbolic about this and that I’m engaging in fear-mongering, but it wasn’t too many years ago that LGBT activists insisted there was no slippery slope—and they mocked us for worrying about the consequences of the moral march to the left. They said they would stop at civil partnerships. Then it was gay marriage. Then it was transgender bathrooms. Now they have free speech and the freedom of religion in their sights. As my colleague Michael Walsh likes to say: “They never sleep, they never stop, they never quit.”
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