Yes, We Need the Pastor Protection Act

Texas has it, and now Florida–the Pastor Protection Act, whose purpose is to prevent the state from forcing clergy and churches to perform homosexual parodies of marriage ( http://www.christiantimes.com/article/pastor-protection-act-gets-florida-gov-rick-scotts-approval/53778.htm ).

All 50 states ought to have it, and the sooner, the better.

Opponents of the bill–would it surprise you to hear they’re all Democrats?–say they don’t need such a bill, the First Amendment already gives churches and ministers all the protection they need, no way any state is gonna force them to do gay marriages…

Uh… Really, how could they be so ignorant?

In 2007 the state of New Jersey punished the Methodist church in the town of Ocean Grove for not allowing a church-owned facility to be used for a lesbian parody of a wedding. In 2012 a “judge” upheld the state’s action. ( https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/judge-rules-christian-facility-cannot-ban-same-sex-civil-union-ceremony-on )

So, please, don’t anybody fall into the error of thinking the Constitution will protect us and our churches, because obviously it won’t. The Constitution only means what five Supreme Court justices say it does from day to day: the protection you have on Wednesday may not exist on Thursday.

Oh! And another opponent of the Act argued, “What would Jesus do?”, as if Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who proclaimed “I come to fulfill the law,” would set aside God the Father’s words and blithely perform unholy parodies of “marriage” of men with men, women with women. So we are treated to blasphemy on top of idiocy.

Helpful hint to our leaders, our–ahem!–thinkers, our movers and shakers–

We are getting awfully, terribly, unendurably sick and tired of all this, and we are truly, hotly, deeply mad at you. We want to live our lives in peace, just minding our own business, but you keep meddling, poking, taxing, and imposing your fundamental transformation of our country on us–and we have had just about enough of it.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “Yes, We Need the Pastor Protection Act

  • Erlene Talbott

    YES, and amen to your remarks. We have indeed “had it” up to and beyond endurance.

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  • Linda Sorci

    The saddest part of this whole mess is that many of the pastors today have joined with the church of Laodicea which has allowed this evil to flourish.

    Psalms 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

    God tarries only until His people are called out of Babylon. When His judgment falls, heaven and earth shall see who is King!

    Come Lord Jesus!

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  • Linda Sorci

    Off topic, but relating to one of your posts the other day about ‘white privilege’, there was an article this morning in dcclothesline: Nationally Recognized College Debate Duo: White People Should Kill Themselves to Atone For ‘White Privilege’ suggesting that white students should kill themselves because they have ‘white privilege’. I really don’t even know what to say to this – speechless seems inadequate.

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