Lost Religious Freedoms: Blame Christians

For the better part of these last two years there has been coming a head on collision.
In one corner is a group who define their identity by the sexual anarchy they wish to engage in. They pursue absolute societal conformity, to ensure a right that is undefined in constitutional terms. Not satisfied with merely being tolerated by the culture, the activists in their midst seek to enforce perfected preferential status permanently.
In the other corner is a group who define their identity by what they believe. They pursue peace with their community, even with little belief of societal tolerance towards them. They take comfort in their right to believe as it has been specifically included in the most important law in modern history. Only now in the final moments before a head on collision are they realizing that mere survival requires an activism few of them are accustomed to.
People hoping to continue to experience religious freedom are running headlong into people who wish to shut down the voice of any person who may disagree–even privately–with their sexual appetite.
This last week demonstrably proved that the “rights to have sex without disagreement” side is putting a beating on people “seeking to merely practice their faith free of intrusion” side.
The sad thing is–on multiple levels–it is the fault of Christians themselves that faith-based people find themselves in this dilemma.
For leftists there is little distinction between political, cultural, and theological leftism. All of them share the vision of corporately using government to force the individual to conform to the moral norms that they establish.
On the right while there are similarities in those arenas, the political right is often less serious about cultural issues, and cultural warriors are less fussy about theological purity.
As a result Christians–who have the most to lose with the loss of religious liberty–have begun to be co-opted by politically and culturally conservative colleagues who do not share their intensity in matters of faith.
To the left faith just doesn’t matter. There are no objective definitions of God, good, evil, sin, hell, judgment, heaven, salvation, etc.
The default position for most of them is “do more good things than bad” and God will let you in. (If they hold that God is even there, or that he cares.)

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