Todd Starnes writes at Fox News:
The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky has a chilling message for Christian business owners who refuse service to LGBT organizations: leave your religion at home.
"It would be safe to do so, yes," Executive Director Raymond Sexton told me. "Or in this case you can find yourself two years down the road and you’re still involved in a legal battle because you did not do so."
Human beings must, of course, reject this fascism all dolled up as non-discrimination and anti-bigotry.
What is actually occurring is that the Human Rights Commission in Lexington is pushing a homosexualist worldview -- it's a powerplay seeking to impose the feelings of an extremist minority that stands in direct opposition to the rules of freedom and of humanness -- rules so well articulated, for example, in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.
The verifiable Creator set forth in the Declaration is both the originator of the human family and of human sexuality. And as Martin Luther King, Jr., recognized, this same Creator is the proper ethical basis for standing against racism.
But on this basis there also is responsibility. To avoid abuse and manipulation, it must be recognized that every call to nondiscrimination is not valid simply by the yelling, simply by the presence of media voices, or even of protest. Rather, such calls must be ethically sound as measured against He who is the ultimate ethical environment in the universe.
In fact, the human being is called to resist evil and overcome it with good. Thus, in a moral universe, an enlightened humanity knows the difference between a proper discriminating against racism (because all people are created in the image of God) and the cowardly acceptance of homosexualism (because this unfortunate dysfunction violates the "laws of nature and of nature's God").
And, by the way, attempts to use relativist "law" to run people out of business, or otherwse shut people up, is just more evidence of fascism animating homosexualism.
Real human rights, real unalienable rights, are sourced in the Creator; they are not to be found in hatred and discrimination against that Creator. This is very bad news for homosexualists and their networks of enablers.
No matter what emotional banner a politically activist group might wave ("We're Victims!" "Equality!" "Non-Discrimination!" "Human Rights!", etc., etc.), any society that rejects the rules of freedom simply cannot remain free.
The Creator is the verifiable ground of human liberty and dignity, and His liberating truth touches every aspect of life and thought, producing wonderful results in science, medicine, the arts, politics, and so on. It is a liberation inside the home, but also a liberation beyond the home. It is a liberation that rejects the trendy fascisms that now again rear their ugly heads.
The wholistic person rejects invitations to hypocrisy. For it is an invitation to hypocrisy to demand of people seeking to live in community with God and man to "leave your religion at home."
As if truth could be confined within the small mind of secularism, which preaches fragmentation, not wholeness. As if truth could be reduced to dumbed-down secularist redefinitions of "religion."
And what a misguided attack! You might as well tell people to leave love at home, leave goodness at home, leave the pursuit of excellence at home. What a blindlingly innane and inhumane philosophy these secularists are seeking to impose upon Americans. In fact, nowhere in creation is submission to inhumanity acceptable.
Or we can make the point more broadly: All of creation is "home" for the human being.
What followers of Jesus of Nazareth are seeking to practice is therefore not somebody's private little religion. Rather, what is affirmed is a comprehensive way of life rooted in verifiable information concerning God, man, and the cosmos.This is an information-rich approach to living.
Maybe it's the secularists and the humanity-denying agenda of the so-called "Human Rights Commission" in Lexington, Kentucky, that should leave their narrow-minded agenda at home. It's too small for the human being.