Some Christians have said that the way to accommodate the new pro-gay laws is to accept them, but build in religious exemptions. That is not going to be acceptable in the gay rights juggernaut.
Indiana has passed a religious freedom law, allowing individuals to claim an exemption in the courts when government action “substantially burdens” their religious beliefs. Now thousands are protesting and boycotting the state, claiming that the law will enable people who have religious objections to homosexuality to discriminate against gays.
Christians need to realize that gays want to be accepted exactly on a par with heterosexuals, and they demand acceptance precisely from those who haven’t accepted them before.
I suspect that even among the general public anti-discrimination laws will trump religious freedom laws every time. So will pastors who refuse to conduct gay weddings be charged with illegal discrimination? I can see that happening. Can you? [Read more...]