Religious Freedom No Longer Means What It Used To
When I went to school, I was taught that, in America, one had the right to believe what one wanted. We are free to exercise that freedom within reason. We, of course, could not harm others physically, but outside of that kind of thing, religion was not to be interfered with by the government. That is now changing, and you will not be surprised why.
Christian News reports:
A prominent homosexual advocacy group is calling upon the U.S. Department of Education to release the names of religious schools that it believes are “using faith as a guise for discrimination” by seeking exemptions from a federal law that has recently been interpreted to pertain to homosexuality and transgenderism.
“There is an alarming and growing trend of schools quietly seeking the right to discriminate against LGBT students, and not disclosing that information publicly,” said Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin in a statement. “We believe that religious liberty is a bedrock principle of our nation. However faith should never be used as a guise for discrimination.”
Once again, the sodomites are coming after religious organizations. And make no mistake, this is an intentional move. This group does not care about the rights of any one person. They want to destroy the voice and liberty of the church, wherever it is found. It just so happens to be found in these nonpublic schools.
Christian News continues:
The group is referring to Christian colleges and universities nationwide that have requested an exemption from Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits educational institutions from discriminating against a person based on their gender. Although the law has been most known as being applied to women, the Department of Education recently told various schools that Title IX also applies to transgender students.
This interpretation of the law excludes reality in the first place and gives no leeway for the church to speak toward this matter in the second. It would be one thing if these schools were saying that they did not want women to attend their schools. But the school is not discriminating against women, but against those claiming to be women but are not women.
This is not conjectured on the part of the schools; these men are not women. And what is worse, the school is taking this stance because they believe that these people are in sin. Those who dress up as the opposite sex are sinning against themselves and their creator. This is not up for debate, according to the Constitution. And these schools are well within their rights to deny these people admittance.
Christian News reports:
But Title IX also contains a provision allowing religious schools to request an exemption from the law if “application of the law would conflict with specific tenets of the religion.” HRC notes in a new report that 56 schools nationwide have requested an exemption, especially in recent years, with 23 seeking an exemption surrounding their convictions about homosexuality and 33 seeking an exemption surrounding transgender issues.
Schools who do not seek an exemption may be required to allow male students who identify as female to use the girls’ restroom and vice versa, or may be mandated to permit male students who identify as female to share dorm space with the girls and vice versa.
HRC claims that it wishes to have this list so that no student will unknowingly enroll in an unaccommodating school. Though we are required to believe them until we know for sure otherwise, it is likely that this list could be used to slander and malign the school.
May God deliver us from this perverse generation.
*Article by Michael Ware