Beto And Lizzie’s War On Our Religious Freedom
Beto And Lizzie’s War On Our Religious Freedom
October 12, 2019
In order to win votes from the LGBTQ community, Beto and Lizzie, have declared war on our First Amendment right of religious freedom.
“Addressing an LGBTQ community fearful that their gains in equality are slipping, Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday promised an aggressive agenda to end workplace discrimination, improve health care and ensure protections for people who face threats, or worse, because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Deanna provided an account here showing a high-level overview of the huge amount of pandering the Democrat candidates embarked upon at the event.
The mainstream media is ignoring or glossing over what Beto said. Let’s go again to the video.
That’s right, he advocated for the government coming in and dictating to churches exactly how they can operate. Never mind what their church doctrine says. Forget that the First Amendment gives ALL Americans Freedom OF Religion …not Freedom FROM Religion the government deems unacceptable, Beto is here to tell you that, as President, he will pander to a minority while grinding all our Constitutional rights into the dirt.
The next day I read that his advocating for government control over religion shouldn’t be concerning because Beto won’t win the Presidency. I beg to differ…STRONGLY.
You see, people actually applauded what Beto said. People on social media jumped up and down for joy because Beto stood up against discrimination at the expense of their and our First Amendment rights! American citizens thought it was a grand idea for our government to stick it to the church if the church refuses to conform to the vocal few.
Beto isn’t the Lone Ranger on this. Lizzie declared war as well.
Churches that refuse to throw out their faith doctrines in favor of being open and inclusive to all are ‘weaponizing religion.’
We must prevent the weaponization of religion to discriminate against #LGBTQ+ people. As president, I will fight to pass the Do No Harm Act to guarantee that religious beliefs can’t be used to harm LGBTQ+ people. Sign up if you're with me.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 10, 2019
A church adhering to their doctrine should, according to Lizzie, be found guilty by the government for refusing to abandon their faith. Lizzie essentially called for government sanctions of churches if those churches don’t comply with government mandated belief systems.
Yet that is not what our Founders intended when they pointedly put Freedom OF Religion into the First Amendment. Our government was and is solely intended to be limited in scope and confined to the functions outlined in the Constitution as a whole.
Today, however, we have moved beyond the slow insidious drip of socialist progressivism into a fast moving flood of federal government intrusion into our lives and our beliefs. Those who are so quick to utilize the ‘separation of church and state’ mantra are the very same ones who are advocating for the government to be the sole arbitrator of how our churches must be run.
That should concern us all.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. [Emphasis Added]”
What Beto and Lizzie told us the other day is that they are 100% on board with prohibiting the free exercise of religion if it is counter intuitive to the politically correct social justice minority groups that they are pandering too.
Should we be concerned about their stance? ABSOLUTELY. Again, folks applauded this erosion of our Constitutional rights. Is the media going to push back against this? No because it fits the narrative they’ve been helpfully peddling for years.
Several on the left found Beto’s remarks to be repulsive, as did quite a few atheists and non-religious folks.
Beto O'Rourke calls for Christian churches to lose their tax-exempt status unless they endorse gay marriage. This draconian assault on the first amendment is now the MAINSTREAM view within the Democratic party. /1 https://t.co/ozyXLtbu9k
— Denny Burk (@DennyBurk) October 11, 2019
The day after Beto and Liz bluntly declared war on our religious freedoms, Attorney General Willian Barr said this during a speech at Notre Dame University.
““We must be vigilant to resist efforts by forces of secularization to drive religious viewpoints from the public square and to impinge upon our exercise of our faith,””
Others, such as First Things founder R. R. Reno, have issued their own warnings. Reno’s speech is worth reading in its entirety.
John Adams’ warnings about government, religion, and our Constitution are worth reviewing.
““Human passions unbridled by morality and religion…would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.”
– John Adams
”Without religion this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company, I mean Hell.”
– John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson, Apr. 19, 1817.
“But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.””
What matters here is that Lizzie and Beto, along with far too many Americans, desire a system of government that throw all our freedom into the gutter in favor government rule. What matters here is that two Presidential candidates have declared war on our religious freedoms and thus declared war on our Constitution.
No one, no matter their beliefs, should be ok with this. No one.
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