The city council of Charlotte, North Carolina, rejected a measure that would have opened the floodgates to an assault on religious freedom, modesty, privacy, and safety.
Current laws that bar discrimination based on factors like race and sex go far enough to protect individuals. When these rights are violated, we have recourse.
The courts have already redefined marriage in North Carolina, despite a voter-approved measure (61 percent) that affirmed marriage as the union between a man and a woman. What the new, so-called non-discrimination ordinances do is continue to penalize people of faith who oppose the sin of homosexuality and the normalization of perversion — which includes men pretending to be women and vice versa.
Under such ordinances, a Christian business owner would be breaking the law if he refused to hire a man pretending to be a woman or allow the same to walk right into the women’s restroom.
An excerpt from Christian News Network:
Council Member Kenny Smith said that he does not feel it is appropriate for people who are biologically of the opposite sex to share such a private and personal space as a restroom.
“I am not comfortable taking my six-year-old daughter into the men’s room, nor is it acceptable for me to go into the women’s room,” he stated. “And I think I should have full faith and confidence as I send my daughter into the restroom, who’s in that restroom.”
Council Member Al Austin, a homosexual, disagreed with those who expressed hesitation and stated that those council members were lagging behind on civil rights.
The absurdity is boundless. It is now a “civil right” for a biological male who wants to be a female to use women’s restrooms. Where did this right come from? What about other people’s modesty, privacy, and safety? How did we arrive at the point where someone’s feelings trump another’s rights? It doesn’t bode well that the city council’s vote against the measure was narrow.
In related news, the Alabama Supreme Court ordered the state to stop issuing “marriage” licenses to homosexuals, pending a U.S. Supreme Court decision. An excerpt from Christian News Network:
“As it has done for approximately two centuries, Alabama law allows for ‘marriage’ between only one man and one woman,” the 148-page order reads. “Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to this law. Nothing in the United States Constitution alters or overrides this duty.”
The order comes after a county probate judge asked the court for guidance on how to respond to a recent ruling striking down the state’s Sanctity of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
You might recall that Justice Roy Moore told probate judges they weren’t required to issue these “marriage” licenses, despite a federal trial judge’s ruling to the contrary. The U.S. Supreme Court then ruled 7-2 that Alabama could not stop the judge’s ruling.
As I mentioned yesterday, Christians must maintain a faith-and-freedom frame. Don’t even bring up the word “hate,” and don’t defend yourself. Assert your enumerated rights. As the courts rule against us, they’re establishing that special rights for homosexuals are higher than our religious freedom. Let them be on record saying so.
Clamoring for special treatment, regardless of how it affects the rights of others, is what people do in a country of excess like ours…similar to looking for racism under rocks.