And most obviously, who would have ever imagined forcing Christian photographers and T-shirt printers to use their artistic skills to promote messages contrary to their faith? Who would have ever thought that our government would utterly ignore and violate the religious freedom guarantees of the U.S. Constitution and compel faith-based organizations, such as Bible publishers and religious universities, to pay for abortion drug coverage?
These things cast the news coming out of France in a whole new light and leave us wondering whether the philosophy underlying the current attacks on the family there might add to the attacks already happening on our shores, changing our culture as did the philosophy of the French Revolution so many centuries ago?
This is not that far-fetched when you consider that French legislators are simply taking the next logical step in making over language to conform to a new era they wish to usher in.
If these legislators get their way, mothers and fathers will no longer be a legal part of reality in France.
Alan Sears, a former federal prosecutor in the Reagan Administration, is president and CEO of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal alliance employing a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.