The tyrannical Washington State Supreme Court opined unanimously on Thursday that a Christian florist refusing to cater a gay wedding was discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
There is no if’s, and’s, or but’s about the Court’s opinion being absolute lawlessness. Not only does it clearly defy God’s laws, it clearly violates the Washington State’s Constitution as well.
We, the people of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this constitution.
Section 11 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Absolute freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment, belief and worship, shall be guaranteed to every individual, and no one shall be molested or disturbed in person or property on account of religion; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the state.
Merriam-Webster defines licentious as: lacking legal or moral restraints; especially : disregarding sexual restraints
Even the United Nations recognized religious liberty back in 1948 with their Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Unfortunately, Washington is hardly the only State pushing these perversions on Christians. Nor is it only just at the State level. President Trump used similar language as the WA Supreme Court in his recent Executive Order titled: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States. In Section 1 last paragraph, he states:
In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including “honor” killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Now faithful Christian immigrants can be denied entry into the U.S. on those grounds. Which is exactly what he said he would do in a major speech concerning immigration on 8/15/2016, where he proposed testing the attitudes of would-be immigrants on religious freedom, gender equality, and homosexual rights. Apparently in Donald Trump’s eyes, we only have religious liberty as long as it doesn’t interfere with make-believe homosexual rights. Or in other words, he believes sexual deviancy is a protected right that trumps the natural right of religious liberty.
It also shouldn’t be forgotten that President Trump retained President Obama’s EO prohibiting companies from doing business with the federal government unless they hire and promote open homosexuals and transgendered people. In other words, no faithful Christian businesses need apply.
Unless Christians stand up now, as one body in Christ, to these direct attacks on our religious liberties and God’s perfect law, things will only continue getting worse for us… There is no “Making America Great Again” without God.
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
“This plainly shows that the highest state of liberty subjects us to the law of nature and the government of God. The most perfect freedom consists in obeying the dictates of right reason, and submitting to natural law. When a man goes beyond or contrary to the law of nature and reason, he becomes the slave of base passions and vile lusts; he introduces confusion and disorder into society, and brings misery and destruction upon himself. This, therefore, cannot be called a state of freedom, but a state of the vilest slavery and the most dreadful bondage. The servants of sin and corruption are subjected to the worst kind of tyranny in the universe. Hence we conclude that where licentiousness begins, liberty ends.” ~Samuel West, Natural Law: The True Principles of Government (1776)