Should Christians who vote for socialism expect to keep their religious liberty?

Four white Canadian police officers arrest black pastor
Four white Canadian police officers arrest black pastor

I saw two interesting news stories about how Catholic hospitals were targeted by the secular left government and courts. The first story comes from progressive state of California, where the courts wanted to force the Catholics to perform sex-reassignment surgeries on transgender people. The second story comes from Canada, where the state wanted the hospital to perform euthanasia.

Here’s Evolution News reporting on the first story:

A Catholic hospital chain known as Dignity Health refused to perform a hysterectomy on a transgendered male, as against Catholic moral teaching. The patient sued for discrimination, but the case was dismissed on the basis that the hospital was legally following its faith principles. Alas, a Court of Appeals reversed the decision, reinstating the case to the active docket.

Here’s the court’s decision – they said it was illegal discrimination on the basis of “gender identity”:

The pleading alleges that Mercy allows doctors to perform hysterectomies as treatment for other conditions but refused to allow Dr. Dawson to perform the same procedure as treatment for Minton’s gender dysphoria, a condition that is unique to transgender individuals. Denying a procedure as treatment for a condition that affects only transgender persons supports an inference that Dignity Health discriminated against Minton based on his gender identity.

So, the secular courts, which are filled with government employees whose salaries are paid by Catholic taxpayers, decided that Catholics don’t have a right to act like Catholics. In California, Christians must be forced to act like atheists.  Or else be punished by the legal system.

Here’s the second story out of Canada, from Global News:

Under the threat of a possible court challenge, Nova Scotia has quietly changed its policy on medically assisted dying at a Catholic hospital in the province.

In a statement to Global News, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) says: “Assessments and provision of MAiD [medical assistance in dying] will be available in a section of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital complex at the Antigonish Health and Wellness Centre.”

St. Martha’s Regional Hospital was exempt from assisted dying services as the result of a 1996 agreement between the Nova Scotia government and the Sisters of St. Martha that gave control of the hospital to the Nova Scotia government.

The agreement made medical assistance in dying forbidden at the hospital in Antigonish, N.S. The Sisters of St. Martha say they believe in protecting life until the end.

Because Canada has a “Medicare for All”, single-payer health care system, all payment for medical services is performed by the secular left government. Christian nurses, doctors, hospitals, etc. thought that it was “compassionate” for government to take over the provision of health care, so they allowed the government to come in and take control of their hospitals. Today, Christians have a choice. They can either perform abortions, sex-changes, IVF (which usually involves discarding embryos), breast enlargements, etc. OR they can stop practicing medicine.

American Christians in non-SOGI-states should take note of how the secular left treats Christians in health care. This is how they want to treat Christians in every area – public, and private. It’s already happening in Canada. Teachers, police, lawyers, judges can come into your home, and tell you how to live, and how to raise your children according to secular leftist values. And Christians in Canada are paying the atheist progressives to rule.

Remember: the government that is big enough to give you everything you want – free schools, free health care, free education, etc. – is big enough to take everything you have.

It would be nice if Christian parents and Christian churches had taught young people about the critical importance for smaller government as a requirement for a society that allows religious liberty. I see a lot of concern from Christians about global warming, illegal immigrants, refugees, etc. But not much about which policies allow Christians act like Christians in public.

I know that Christian parents are so busy, and Christian churches are not really places where young people can develop a Christian worldview. If you learn anything from a Christian upbringing, you learn how to color pictures, memorize Bible verses, say “the Bible says so”, and sing praise hymns. Is all that good protection against the policies of the secular left? How many young people today who were raised in the church think that “medicare for all”, “green new deal”, etc. won’t affect their religious liberty? How many of them know what it’s like to be a Christian in atheist socialist states like North Korea – or even in less communist countries like Canada?

8 thoughts on “Should Christians who vote for socialism expect to keep their religious liberty?”

    1. The left also despises minorities that vote wrong, or any other group that loses their inferiority privilege, because only left voting minorities matter.

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    1. I’m looking around, and I see Christian parents And churches turning out tons of young people whosefirst priority seems to be implementing the agenda of the secular left, and they have no idea how that impacts religious liberty. No one is teaching them anything useful about how Christianity is affected by policy on a practical level.

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      1. They’re not teaching a basic Christian worldview most of the time either so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that they fail to teach anything else.

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  1. I also do beleive we need strong politicians to push against the courts. Contrary to how they act unelected courts in Canada and even most courts on countries do not reign supreme above elected officials.

    Court’s are just another branch not the ultimate branch.

    In Canada right to death was brought in by the supreme Court stating government had to make the law. Even originally abortion and other topics won through a side channel of the court. Because then you only need a handful of people to dictate federal law.

    In Canada medicare was opposed by doctors but they had no choice. The gov’t moved in as the communists do in taking over a business. You comply or quit. Medicare by gov’t means a wage cut for doctors and rates are set by a governing authority for all approved procedures

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  2. Under Socialism the State positions itself as the highest authority. The State resents that Christians worship God as the highest authority. So they must be “reeducated” or destroyed.

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  3. Reblogged this on Free Matt Podcasts and commented:
    ***Sharing a piece from Wintery Knight. I share the belief that you shouldnt expect a government (including socialism/socialism light) to allow you to have religious liberty. It is up to you to fight for it. See you tomorrow.***

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