Jim Crow is back, compliments of Big Gay and the NFL

From OneNewSNow

The NFL is saying to Arizona, and President Obama is saying to Uganda: “If you support religious liberty or natural marriage, you can’t sit at our lunch counter.”

Not the same, mind you, but similar, with a dynamic that if followed to its logical conclusion will take us to the same place. First they come for the bakers, and then they come for the rest of us.

Economically, a Christian baker in Oregon was forced to close his business because of his support for natural marriage. Christians have suffered educational disadvantages, as some have been fired from academic positions for supporting man-woman marriage and others have been booted from graduate programs in counseling because they hold a biblical view of sexuality.

The social disadvantages are perhaps the most obvious. Supporters of religious liberty and natural marriage in Arizona are the subject of unrelenting hatred, vilification and ostracism from “polite” society.

In other words, Jim Crow is back, thanks to Big Gay and their allies. Only this time the victims of this rank bigotry are people of faith, not people of color.

Arizona lawmakers are seeking to protect Christian businessmen from being discriminated against economically and socially simply because they exercise their constitutional right to the free exercise of religion in business affairs. It’s simply immoral as well as unconstitutional for the heavy hand of government to be used to force an American citizen to violate his conscience, his deeply held religious values, and the standards of his God.

But this is precisely what secular fundamentalists in the homosexual lobby, government and business are seeking to do in Arizona. Not only is there a blatant refusal on the part of these activists to honor their own self-proclaimed ideals of diversity and inclusion (how included do Christian bakers feel right now?), they want to affirmatively punish any Christian who would dare bring biblical principle into the operation of his business.

The NFL is threatening to pull next year’s Super Bowl from Arizona if the state will not bow the knee to the god of gayness. In other words, the NFL is saying to Arizona, if you continue to support religious liberty, you will be segregated out from the rest of society.

Now would the bullies and bigots of Big Gay protect the liberty of a homosexual baker who refused to bake a cake for an anniversary celebration at, for example, the American Family Association? Would they protect the liberty of a homosexual printer who turned down a print job for AFA? The questions answer themselves, and reveal the hypocrisy and double standards of these paragons of tolerance in all their nauseating glory.

On an international level, the United States is doing to Uganda what the NFL is trying to do to Arizona, and if anything it’s more insidious because they are doing it to a nation of black people. Our own government is seeking to ostracize an entire nation of blacks, segregating it from the nations of the world, simply because that nation of blacks wants to protect the health of its own people from the ravages of disease caused by promiscuous homosexual behavior. (Watch “Cultural Imperialism: The Sexual Rights Agenda“)

So the NFL is saying to Arizona, and President Obama is saying to Uganda: “If you support religious liberty or natural marriage, you can’t sit at our lunch counter.”

Sounds a whole lot like Jim Crow to me.

Bryan Fischer

Bryan Fischer is director of issues analysis for the American Family Association. He hosts “Focal Point with Bryan Fischer” every weekday on AFR Talk from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Central).


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