There is a coming showdown that will determine the soul of the republic. Not in fiscal or physical stature per se, but definitively in the arena of what has held America as unique for most of her history.
With the erosion of cultural norms to no longer truly recognize the difference between the moral and the immoral, the idea that such differences even matter cause college professors to laugh, and elementary teachers to ask your children "special" questions about the "teachings" of your family's faith.
Perhaps no where is this erosion more prevalent than the fact that grotesquely offensive public behavior is tolerated and encouraged to be on display under events labeled as PRIDE. (Anyone caught objecting to the nudity, public sex, and debauchery is immediately labeled hateful.)
This past week at a "pride" event in Seattle, participants in the events openly assaulted those they perceived to be opposing them on religious grounds. In the Seattle event--which is particularly relevant because it took place under American laws--two twenty-something young men, one holding a banner that had not a single word referring to "Pride" or "homosexuality" - but did utilize the words "Jesus" and the most offensive of all "repent"--were savagely attacked by those attending the "festivities.
In a similarly recent event in Toronto a mob swarmed similar youth, displaying a similar message. In April a group who labeled themselves "Angry Queers" attacked Mars Hill Church in Portland battering windows with baseball sized rocks destroying nine of them. And of course last year an admitted activist intended to shoot and kill dozens at the offices of a Washington think-tank who advocated primarily on behalf of American families. His calling card was to leave a "Chic-fil-A" sandwich on the body of each of his victims.
What is clear through this litany of activist oriented violence against people of faith is the intention.
Pride participants and sexual activists wish people of faith to be silenced. The intolerance with which they insist upon runs directly contrary to the tolerance which they constantly say they are in need of.
But the principles will likely be coming to an even more defined confrontation legally and culturally soon. As activists have declared that the "Employment Non-Discrimination Act" must be passed and made law, they are also simultaneously begging President Obama to act by executive fiat and to not wait for the legislative process.
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