I’m a fantasy writer. I make things up–the wilder, the better. Years ago, I was a horror writer. I made up things that were intended to be scary.
Meanwhile, back in the real world this week, the New Mexico Appeals Court ruled that of course the state government can order Christians to do things that violate their religious beliefs. The court was referring to the 2006 case of a mom-and-pop photography business, owned by Christians, that declined to memorialize a lesbian pseudo-wedding. The fine for such “hateful” behavior was in excess of $6,000–a sum that is able to ruin a small business. Do what the lesbians want, or you lose your livelihood.
The original decision was made by the New Mexico Human Rights Commission. You would think these bloody things were unconstitutional. “Human Rights” denotes the practice of elevating the rights of homosexuals over the rights of everybody else. The practice has been honed to a fine art in Canada, where there is no constitution–only some “Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms” that somehow allows Canadian jurisprudence to proceed according to the assumption that Canadians have only those freedoms which the government says they have–on any given day.
As an example of fantastic thinking that would do credit to any fantasy writer, we have this from the official website of the Ontario Human Rights Commission: “The Supreme Court of Canada has made it clear that society must be designed to be inclusive of all persons…” Therefore, the OHRC has the authority to police the “organizational culture” of a company or a voluntary association, right down to the level of “informal social behavior, such as communication, decision-making and interpersonal relationships, which are the evidence of deeply held and largely unconscious values, assumptions and behavioral norms…” (emphasis added)
Warning, warning, warning! They are coming for your freedoms, people. Who’s “they”? The progressives; the elite; the wise; the whoopee crowd–why even answer? You know right well who they are! They mean to erase your liberty, and it’s already late in the day to stop them.
I’m a fantasy writer, and I can’t even begin to make up stuff like this.
11 comments on “The Wrong of ‘Human Rights’”
It is called common sense, knowing right from wrong. The Scriptures assure us that “all” people know right from wrong, because the Creator has sown this knowledge in every person. Romans 1 assures us that on one will have an excuse before the judgment.
Yes, I imagine some people–the members of the New Mexico Human Rights Commission, for instance–will have to do some very fast and fancy talking before the judgment: not that it will do them any good.
That wording is scary. How can anybody read that and not see the potential for serious trouble?
What astounds me is this generation’s near craving for the presence of more human authority in their lives. I credit the school system.
Looks like it’s here:
Note that everyone is “protected” from being “hated” except for white people, Christians, Republicans, and unborn babies.
But, hey, if you’re gonna create a perfect world, you’ve gotta outlaw certain basic human emotions.
And note that all these “commissions” ascribe to themselves the power of reading minds. Even if you insist that you don’t hate the people they say you hate, they know your thoughts and emotions better than you do.
Spock was an amateur. He had to touch people in order to perform the Vulcan mind meld. These people can do it without even meeting you in person.
Not sure about this. We all have the right to call on the protection of human rights legislation and general principles. Surely it is only used by minorities so much because of their relatively weak position in society? And I suspect if we all ‘did unto others as we would they do unto us’, it wouldn’t need to be invoked so much. The problem arises when people are treated differently because of who or what they are.
Actually, the problem arises when the aggressive minority uses “human rights” to bully the majority–as we have seen a thousand times in the USA and Canada.
Many people in the UK feel the same Lee, though I can’t say I agree with them. Anyway, interesting stuff and thanks for the reply.
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Thanks, will do.