It’s happening in our armed forces, where a Navy chaplain was denied promotion and might be dishonorably discharged. His offense was telling sailors who asked him that he believes marriage is between a man and a woman, just as his church teaches. It’s happening to our public servants, such as the veteran Atlanta fire chief who was fired for endorsing traditional Christian teachings on sexuality in a devotional book he wrote. It’s happening in our universities, where students have refused to support same-sex marriage in coursework and are denied their degrees. It’s even happening to our pastors, such as the “Houston Five” who’ve been subpoenaed to turn over any sermons dealing with gender identity and homosexuality. The machinery of government is already trying to suppress dissent on same-sex marriage. Agencies are writing employee manuals and training materials that don’t only encourage but actually require affirmation of gay, lesbian, and transgender lifestyles. In oral arguments before the Supreme Court, the Obama administration admitted that it might terminate tax exemption for organizations that don’t share its views on marriage.
Same-sex marriage is already eroding our protections for religious liberty. If the Supreme Court endorses the same-sex marriage revolution, religious liberty will surely suffer.
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