Wingnut radio show Steve Deace is so far to the right that he makes Michael Savage look like Noam Chomsky. He’s also highly dishonest and not very bright, which is why he says really stupid things like claiming in a column in the Moonie Times that ending sodomy laws led to fascism in America.
How is it that Christian business owners are now being compelled by government to do things their religion says is wrong?
Actually, Christian business owners have been compelled by the federal government to do things their religion says is wrong for half a century now. All those Christian business owners who believed that their religion gave them the right to discriminate against women, black people and those of other religions in their hiring decisions and in public accommodations? That all ended 50 years ago with the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Why was the patriarch of “Duck Dynasty,” one of the most popular television series in the country, temporarily taken off the air simply for affirming the birds and the bees?
He wasn’t. He was “suspended” after the season’s filming was already completed and then quickly reinstated by the network. He didn’t miss a millisecond of air time. Of course, you don’t seem to be aware of the contradiction between this and your last question. If you think a business has the right to discriminate against gay people, surely you must think a business has the right to decide who they’re going to put on the air and who they aren’t, right? You’re not very good at this logical consistency thing, are you?
Wrong. They came here to establish their own theocracies where they could imprison and even put to death blasphemers and sinners and even other Christians who were the wrong brand. That whole religious freedom thing came much later, straight out of Enlightenment philosophy and humanist ideals.
Christians now find ourselves in the position of having to debate our very existence in a country that wouldn’t have existed without our Christian forefathers, who came here for religious freedom in the first place.
Can we hold jobs and still believe the Bible and church teachings? Can we own businesses? Will we be blacklisted from certain industries? Will they try to stop us from passing these teachings down to our children at home, since they’re already indoctrinating our kids against us in the schools as it is? And so on, and so forth.
Not every homosexual is a fascist. I know there are same-sex couples who feel deeply committed to each other, and simply want that human relationship validated. I don’t agree with their morality, but as a fellow human I empathize with that desire. Nevertheless, if you’re going to argue that you deserve new “rights,” you have to first make the case that won’t cost anybody else their old ones. So far, the tolerance movement has been unable to do so. Maybe in its zeal to silence all opposition it’s simply unwilling to? I’ve had more than one of these fascists tell me that, since I believe the Bible, I’m a “bigot.” Thus, I don’t deserve free speech and tolerance anymore.
OMG, it’s fascism! FEMA camps! Hitler! Run away, run away!