Religious Liberty At Stake

From Politics & Evangelical Theology :

"Chai Feldblum, a Georgetown law professor and President Obama-appointed member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, candidly admits the inevitability of this conflict: “When we pass a law that says you may not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, we are burdening those who have an alternative moral assessment of gay men and lesbians.” And she is also candid about who should win this conflict. When religious liberty and sexual liberty collide, she says:

I’m having a hard time coming up with a case in which religious liberty should win [….] Sexual liberty should win in most cases. There can be a conflict between religious liberty and sexual liberty, but in almost all cases the sexual liberty should win because that’s the only way that the dignity of gay people can be affirmed in any realistic manner.”

There is in principle a necessary and inevitable relationship between the LGBT cultural agenda and the diminishing of religious liberty; this conflict cannot be wished away. And wherever same-sex “marriage” has prevailed, hate-crimes violations, fines, arrests, and jail time for religious dissenters has followed. In other words, Feldblum gets her wish: sexual liberty trumps religious liberty."


Brian Mattson