From Bill Muehlenberg:
In the West today there is a relentless war against Christianity. While the secular humanists in general are responsible for much of this, there are specific groups which can also be singled out. Certainly the militant homosexual lobby is a key player in all this anti-Christian bigotry.
My third book on the topic of homosexuality, Dangerous Relations, documents nearly 200 cases of the militants at work, forcing Christians to violate their conscience, forcing them out of jobs, and even punishing many with steep fines and jail sentences.
Of course in their own creative way the Islamists are waging a war against Christianity too. They tend to be more overt, with heads rolling while Allahu Akbars are shouted. That and creeping sharia makes them a real handful as well. But the secular left can be just as effective in shutting down the churches, silencing Christians, and punishing dissenters.
Let me offer another five cases of blatant anti-Christian bigotry and persecution. They are just the tip of the iceberg of course, and are representative of a widespread war against Christianity occurring all over the West. My first example comes from Canada where “hate speech” laws and other Big Brother legislation has been used with great effect against Christians:
The head of an American nonprofit organization is scheduled to face trial in Canada later this month on a charge of “mischief” for discussing with college students the dangers of homosexuality. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth, reported on his organization’s website that he will return to Regina, Saskatchewan, for a trial on a count of criminal “mischief” which developed in April “after we resisted a police order to abandon our peaceful pro-life/pro-family protest at the University of Regina.”
LaBarbera said that at the April 14 protest at the University of Regina he held up someone’s sign that said “Sodomy Is a Sin” and a large placard showing an unborn baby. He wrote: “Who can blame the University of Regina and Canadian cops for cracking down on such unbridled and sinister HATE?!”
After the arrest, he said, the university provost and vice president, Thomas Chase, was quoted in the newspaper as saying his materials were “graphic” and “disturbing.” Among them was his one-page flier on ‘Homosexual Health Risks.”
“Leftists like to use government and institutions to control others, and they often fear a robust and free exchange of competing ideas,” LaBarbera said. “This explains U-Regina’s censorship and squelching of a debate that actually would have benefited its students. (We had friendly discussions with some young adults before the arrest.) Such bureaucratic speech ‘protection’ dishonors students, who by the time they reach college should be able to hear all sides of every issue and make decisions for themselves on what they believe.”
My second case comes from the US state of Idaho…
Read more: Culture Watch