By Bryan Fischer
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Slavery, by definition, is
involuntary servitude. It is being forced to provide labor or produce a product
against one’s own will.
When a man is forced, under
threat of being sent to jail, to do work that he would not do unless he was
compelled to do it, he is no longer a free man but a slave.
We fought a brutal civil war
over this very issue, and took a pledge as a nation that we would never
tolerate slavery again.
Apparently someone forgot to
tell the Stormtroopers in the homosexual movement about the civil war, the
civil rights movement, and freedom of both will and conscience.
The leaders of the Gay Gestapo
have become our new slave masters. They can now send us to the hole if we
refuse the massa’s demands.
Jack Phillips is a baker in
Colorado. He was ordered on Friday by the Colorado Civil
Rights Commission (what a mockery of a name) to bake wedding cakes for same-sex
couples, despite his deeply held religious convictions that marriage, by God’s
design, is exclusively the union of one man and one woman and that homosexual
behavior is a sin.
Not only is gay marriage a
mockery of God, it is still flatly illegal in Colorado. So Phillips is being
threatened with jail time for refusing to participate in something that is
forbidden by Colorado law. (The couple got “married” in Massachusetts, and
wanted to celebrate it in Colorado.)
It would be as if a farmer could
be ordered by the Nebraska agriculture department to grow marijuana, in
violation of state law, just because it is legal in the state of Colorado.
Now folks can call a sexually
deviant relationship a “marriage” if they want to (who will stop them?) as long
as they don’t use the power of the state to label it and legalize it as a
“marriage” and compel others to call it a marriage too.
This Colorado commission threw
out the First Amendment to the Constitution by declaring that Phillips’
religious freedom does not trump asinine state discrimination law. That would
be news to the Founders, who so believed in the unalienable right to freedom of
religious expression that it was the very first liberty they protected in the
Bill of Rights.
It should be noted that
Colorado’s discrimination law also makes it a crime to discriminate against
somebody based on “religion,” which of course is exactly what this sham
commission has done to Phillips. If anybody ought to go to jail over this, it
ought to be Colorado’s civil rights commissioners, who apparently could not
recognize anti-Christian discrimination and bigotry if it bit them in the leg.
Here’s hoping Phillips files the
mother of all discrimination lawsuits against the state of Colorado, and
teaches them a legal and constitutional lesson it will not soon forget.
Not only is Phillips being
reduced to slavery, he is now the victim of tyranny as well since he is being
compelled by the government to violate his own conscience.
So meet our new overlords, the
new owners of the American plantation, the gay mafia. All hail Big Gay, our new
It is time for all American
citizens of conscience and principle to stand athwart history and yell “Stop!”
at the top of our lungs. The Gay Gestapo must be stopped in its tracks,
immediately and decisively, before all freedom, whether of the religious or
civil kind, vanishes from America.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do
not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or
American Family Radio.)