The Gaystapo Inquisition

What happens if we won’t convert?

 
In a futile attempt to discredit Christianity, atheist activists will often reach way back into the dustbin of history and drag out the Spanish Inquisition. They want us to believe that an event which occurred more than five centuries ago justifies a total dismissal of the faith. What they conveniently ignore is the fact that Spain’s persecution of Muslims and Jews in the 1400’s had absolutely no basis in scripture.
 
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The Spanish Inquisition was primarily a push to eradicate all remnants of sympathy with the Moorish (Muslim) dominance in Spain and to re-establish Christianity in that nation. (Yes, Muslims had invaded and conquered most of southern Spain centuries earlier.)

Non-Christians, particularly Muslims but also adherents to other religions, such as Judaism, were given the choice to leave the nation or convert to Christianity.

 

Sounds a lot like a contemporary religion-which-must-not-be-named doesn’t it? 😈 But this coercion at the point of a sword finds no legitimacy anywhere in the Bible, particularly in the New Testament. Jesus’ admonition about how we are to interact with others – even enemies – was unequivocal ~

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven” ~ Matthew 5:43-45

 
So clearly, the aggressive accept-our-belief-system-or-else approach is not a true Christian means of conversion. It does however seem to be the new preferred method of our friends on the Left doesn’t it? Especially those in the LGBTQ-whatever movement (It seems to constantly evolve).
 
gaygagAfter witnessing the unhinged attacks on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) last week, is there any doubt we’re seeing the early stages of a Gaystapo Inquistion? Oh, no one’s been tortured yet. But businesses have been forced to close; taking away an individual’s ability to support a family. Why? For refusing to compromise their religious convictions and participate in an event they believe is sinful.
 
Others have been slandered, boycotted, some have even received death threats. For doing nothing but believing in, and following, God’s law. The very same law, by the way, that is foundational to the Constitution, and our entire legal system.
 

Discussing the irrationality of homosexual marriage from the perspective of the First Amendment Stephen M. Krason at Crisis Magazine explains,

In truth, it’s preposterous to claim that facilitating sodomy is a compelling public interest that overpowers the right to religious liberty. At bottom, requiring Christians and other unwilling religious believers to take part in same-sex “marriages” means that they are being forced to give social approval to the state’s action of officially recognizing immoral sexual activity.

 
Further, describing religious freedom from the perspective of a hypothetical baker, here’s Bill Kassel at American Thinker ~

The sinfulness of homosexual acts is a fundamental teaching of the religious body to which (the baker) has attached himself, which makes it something more than an individual moral whim (or personal prejudice). And in any event, the baker is perfectly entitled to make such a value judgment, just as he’s perfectly free to attach himself to the religion of his choice. The Constitution guarantees him those freedoms.
 
Employing the law to compel his complicity in someone else’s sinful behavior — as he and his church define it — does not advance rights. It advances tyranny.

 

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At the extreme edge of intolerance these days is the rabid Islamist evil spreading at the point of the sword throughout the Middle East and North Africa. As al-Shabab so graphically displayed to the civilized world last week, when you fail to adhere to their Islamic faith you’re shot in the back of the head (final body count from the Moi University massacre in Kenya = 148).
 
The bloodthirsty, 21st century Jihad we’re witnessing today makes the Spanish Inquisition look downright humane (realistic estimates put the total number of Inquisition executions around 2000). Accept their totalitarian Islamic worldview – or die.
 

Which brings us back to the totalitarian view of the radical gay movement. We’ve gone from being required to “tolerate,” then “accept,” and now to openly approve of – and even celebrate – their lifestyle. No freedom of expression (speech, religion, press, association) should be granted to anyone who disagrees with them.
Where did their malicious intolerance come from?
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Sample the hate that has been spewed at the state of Indiana in the past week, and faithful Christians in recent years, by gay activists and their allies. We are “bigots,” “Neanderthals” and “haters,” whose views must be ritually rejected by anyone hoping to keep a job in today’s America — even in a Catholic high school. Where will this end? Is there a logical stopping point for this aggression, where Christians are left in peace? […]
 
It’s stunning how quickly the demands of gay activists went from libertarian (“Don’t arrest us for sodomy”) to totalitarian (“Take part in our weddings or we’ll destroy your livelihoods.”)

Source: Gay Totalitarianism and the Coming Persecution of Christians

 

For now Christians are being told – by their own government(!) – that they must genuflect to the homosexual agenda, or lose their college scholarship, their job or even their business. What’s next?

“You will conform to the (continually-evolving) progressive worldview of sexual immorality or lose your… life?”
 

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“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison
and his successor will die a martyr in the public square.”

Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, 2012
~ on the religious persecution coming to America

 
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Related:
There have been any number of excellent articles written in response to this latest assault of our freedom of religion. Here are several I recommend ~
Christians Must Go on the Offensive Against Gay Mafia
First, They Call Us Bigots… In America, Christians are nearing the dark part of a familiar cycle
A Kind of Moral Rape: What the gay lobby really wants — moral validation for their lifestyle
Gay Totalitarianism and the Coming Persecution of Christians

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