There is an aggressive movement against people of faith taking place in our nation the likes of which we have never seen. Right now, this movement is aggressively targeting natural marriage, seeking to redefine this God-ordained institution in courts of law and halls of legislaturesâ€¦ This destructive movement is also attacking our religious liberties. The movementâ€™s leaders know that these two pillars of American culture are inextricably linked, and stand in the way of their takeover of virtually every aspect of our culture!
Reverend Raphael Cruz, father of Senator Ted Cruz, explained the link between natural marriage and religious liberty in a recent radio interview, as reported by CNSNewsâ€¦ â€œWe need to realize that the attack on marriage is more than just an attack on marriage, it actually goes to the heart of religious freedom. Because, you see, what is going to come next â€” and this is part of the danger of what may happen out of the Supreme Court in June â€” is that if marriage of anybody-with-anybody becomes a civil rights issue â€¦ then they are going to come to churches and force pastors to violate their religious convictions. And so it is going to come to America to where a pastor is going to be faced with a decision: Do you obey a law that is not only unjust but violates your core principles, or do you obey God and face prison?â€
Liberty Counsel has been warning that if the current radicalized trend continues, pastors, churches, Christians, business owners, and others will no longer be permitted to cite religious exemption or rights of conscience because everyone will be forced to either compromise their values, or stand and face the consequences of the civil authorities and the wraith of empowered homosexual bullies.
The Obama administration recently told a Catholic school that upholding marriage is â€œsex discrimination.â€ Right now, a Catholic School is facing the legal bullies of the Obama administration for upholding their values concerning natural marriage. As reported by LifeSiteNewsâ€¦ â€œThe Obama administrationâ€™s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found â€˜reasonable causeâ€™ to rule that a Catholic prep school has unlawfully discriminated against a homosexual band director formerly in the schoolâ€™s employ. Mount de Sales Academy terminated the employment contract of band director Flint Dollar on May 21, 2014, citing Dollarâ€™s impending attempt to marry his male romantic partner, which would fly in the face of the schoolâ€™s mission â€˜to provide a high quality education based in teachings of the Catholic Church.â€
The Obama administration just fired a shot across the bow of every religious school and institution in the nation! It is precisely the dilemma Reverend Cruz and I have warned about since the Supreme Courtâ€™s erroneous decision against the Defense of Marriage Act.
We have come to a crossroad!
The time has come that the church and all Christians will be forced to take sides on this issue. The decision is whether to compromise religious beliefs or mount a principled resistance to unconscionable government edicts. Together, we must stand our ground.