This was recently posted on Wallnau’s Facebook site:
Behold The Future with Antichristian GOVERNMENTSo, you still think it’s safe to vote for today’s Democrats or to stay home on Election Day and not make your voice heard? The persecution is already starting in Virginia. Mike Huckabee just sent me this…They elected a Democratic legislature and Democrat Gov. Ralph “Blackface” Northam, and they have been suffering under arrogant, freedom-crushing government ever since. Here is the latest result of their government’s utter disregard for the rights of the people.
Three Christian schools and a Christian network of pregnancy centers are suing the state to prevent implementation of a so-called LGBTQ rights law that is actually a “replace religion with the state’s beliefs” law. As always, it has one of those benign names that obscure its destructive and partisan intent: the “Virginia Values Act.”As Tyler O’Neil at PJ Media reports, the lawsuit charges that the state is requiring “ministries to hire employees who disagree with their beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender; mandate that the ministries hire employees whose beliefs and lifestyles are ‘antagonistic to the ministries’ convictions;’ prohibit the ministries from firing employees who oppose their missions; require the ministries to provide services in a manner that violates their beliefs; ban the ministries from even communicating their biblical beliefs; make the ministries use their facilities in a way that contradicts their beliefs; and force the ministries to pay for ‘gender reassignment’ procedures in their health plans, even though the ministries object to these procedures.”
And if they refuse to substitute the state’s PC values for their own? They will “face investigations, an onerous administrative process, fines up to $100,000 (!) for each violation, unlimited compensatory and punitive damages and attorney-fee awards, and court orders forcing them to engage in actions that would violate their consciences.”The lawsuit charges that the law “targets the Ministries by singling out their religious speech and belief for hostility, and by showing favoritism towards, preferring, and promoting religious beliefs that approve of same-sex marriage and transgender ideology.”
In doing so, it unconstitutionally relegates religious people to the status of “second-class citizens, outsiders, and not full members of the community.”Since the Democrats took over with a 55-45 majority in the House and a scant 21-19 majority in the Senate, they have repeatedly shown contempt for the wishes of the citizens (who have protested in droves to no avail) and the First and Second Amendments.Here’s a little math to mull over: Virginia has over 6.25 million residents over age 18, and in the last election, over 3.6 million didn’t vote. Northam beat the Republican by less than 235,000 votes.
How many of those 3.6 million non-voters are people of faith who didn’t realize that not bothering to vote would result in an all-out assault on their religious freedom? Well, now they know.That’s the cost of not voting: having the left attempt to force its version of “Virginia’s values” on you and your church in place of your real, constitutionally-protected Biblical values.A lawsuit shouldn’t even be necessary. The Bill of Rights should have reigned supreme from day one. Now that you know how much respect Democrats have for it, the solution is simple: go to the polls and vote as if your right to hold your own sacred beliefs depends on it — because as Virginia has made chillingly clear, it does.
PS – To prove that some people understand that protecting First Amendment rights is more important than immediate partisan advantage, the American Humanist Association has filed an amicus brief, supporting the Alliance Defending Freedom in a Supreme Court case defending a Christian student’s right to share his faith on a Georgia college campus outside of the designated “free speech” zone.It sounds as if the atheist group has read the famous poem that starts, “First they came for…” You can’t use the First Amendment to protect your right not to believe in God after it’s been destroyed by people who want to take away the rights of those who do believe.