People throw around the word “fascism” a lot without really knowing what it means. Fascism means using the government to violate someone else’s Constitutionally-enumerated inalienable human rights. Things like free speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, etc. Do you know who is really good at using the government as a weapon against others? LGBT activists.
This story is from The Federalist:
Lawyers representing a Colorado web designer who was slapped with a gag order in July that forced her to celebrate causes she believes are wrong filed a petition to appeal the case in the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday.
Lorie Smith, the founder of 303 Creative, lost a 2-1 ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit which mandated that she create custom graphics and websites for LGBT customers despite messages that contradict her religious convictions.
It’s always interesting to see how the the government justifies forcing Christians to act against their consciences – something they would never do with other religions, such as Islam.
Here’s what they said:
The 10th Circuit rejected Smith’s case against CADA, writing that the law “permissibly compels [Lorie Smith’s] speech,” and concluded, “a faith that enriches society in one way might also damage society in [an]other.” Smith was also reprimanded with a gag order that keeps her from placing a note on her page about what sites would be consistent with her convictions.
Got that? Faith isn’t about your personal freedom and your conscience rights. Faith is about “enriching society”. And who decides who enriches society? The secular left fascists, that’s who.
And violating a Christian’s conscience is really what’s at stake:
“I have clients ranging from individuals to small business owners to nonprofit agencies. I have served and continue to serve all people, including those who identify LGBT,” Smith explained to reporters on Friday. “I simply object to being forced to pour my heart, my imagination, and talents into messages that violate my conscience.”
Do you know what’s worse that the state of Colorado doing this to Christians? All 50 states doing this to Christians.
The Equality Act
In a previous post, I explained that only states that have “non-discrimination” laws are able to punish Christian bakers, photographers, florists, etc. We are seeing the punishment of pro-marriage people in the states with these “non-discrimination” laws, e.g. – Oregon, New Mexico, Washington and so on. See the map below for more.
But the Democrats in the House and Senate are actually trying to ram these SOGI laws into all 50 states, so that Christian businesses in all 50 states would become vulnerable to LGBT fascism.
These SOGI laws really are anti-religious-liberty laws, because they force you to agree with the gay agenda, or else face consequences. They force you to violate your conscience, just because you don’t agree with redefining marriage. If this law passes, it means that anyone who disagrees with gay marriage being the same as child-centered natural marriage would be a potential target for the federal government. How would you like to choose between having a job, and being a Bible-believing Christian? That’s what the LGBT fascists want you to do.