Another Form of Reverse Discrimination: Gays vs Christians

It seems to this humble observer of the asylum we all have to live in that those demanding equal rights and tolerance are the least tolerant people in our society. Also, it seems to me that every time society tries to right a discriminatory wrong we find ourselves with a new discriminatory wrong. I’m talking about reverse discrimination. Reverse discrimination based on sex or on race has been with us for decades. And now that gays have won the status of a protected sub-class in our society, we are seeing reverse discrimination by gays against Christians. There is a twist in the reverse discrimination of gays against Christians that I find very disturbing. Gays are not only demanding equal rights and tolerance from Christians; they are demanding that Christians endorse the gay life styles. Let’s take a look a two cases in the news recently.

Are Christians Unsuited to be foster or adoptive parents?

If this story at WND is true, the good folks at the Massachusetts  Department of Children and Families (DFC) would answer that question in the affirmative. Although they don’t use the word “Christian”, their new policy  announced at a recent Boston Bar Association forum is clearly directed against Christians:

“The DFC speakers confirmed that they are ‘weeding out’ adoptive and foster parents who are not willing to wholly accept and support LGBT (lesbian, “gay,” bisexual, or transgender) self-identification by a child in their care,”

Apparently, the position of the DFC is that Christians, because of their beliefs, couldn’t be “supportive” to a foster or adopted child that turned out to be gay. How can they reconcile that position? These same people would not assume that a gay couple would not be supportive of a foster or adopted child that did not turn out to be gay, would they? That is reverse discrimination!

Gays discriminate against Christians in the military.

The unintended consequences of abandoning the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” in the military are in the news with increasing frequency. Todd Starnes wrote an article for Fox News the other day that I find very alarming. Starnes did an interview with Steve Branson, the pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church in San Antonio, which is near Lackland Air Force Base. Let me share a few excerpts:

“There is an atmosphere of intimidation at Lackland Air Force Base,” said Steve Branson, the pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church in San Antonio. “Gay commanders and officers are pushing their agenda on the airmen. There is a culture of fear in the military and it’s gone to a new level with the issue of homosexuality.”

Branson tells me at least 80 airmen attended a private meeting at the church where he heard them voice their concerns about religious hostilities at the Air Force base. It was a standing-room only crowd.

“The religious persecution is happening,” the pastor said. “It’s getting bigger every day. Gay and lesbian airmen can talk about their lifestyle, but the rest have to stay completely quiet about what they believe.”

One of those eighty airmen at the meeting was 19 year veteran, Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk. Let’s look at his story, as reported by Starnes:

Among those at the church meeting was Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk. The 19-year veteran was punished after he refused to tell his lesbian commander his position on gay marriage. I was the first reporter to tell his story.

Monk disagreed with his commander when she wanted to severely reprimand a new instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality.

The senior master sergeant was relieved of his duties after he refused her order to disclose his personal opinion about gay marriage.

Monk, who had a spotless record, filed a religious discrimination complaint against the Air Force. When he showed up for a meeting about the complaint, he was accused of giving false statements to me – and was subsequently read his Miranda Rights.

Monk is now facing a possible court martial.

And, Starnes wrapped up his article with these words:

I’ve had a chance to talk at length with Master Sgt. Monk. He’s a soft-spoken man – an introvert, not a religious zealot. He’s a good-hearted person with a strong sense of right and wrong.

He told me that he was taking a stand because he wanted his sons to see “a man who stands upright and stands for integrity.”

The persecution of Master Sgt. Monk and the countless unnamed individuals at Lackland Air Force Base should serve as a warning to all Americans.

If the Obama administration’s Pentagon can take away their religious liberty – they can take away ours.

Can someone explain to me how our society and how our military are better off by replacing discrimination with reverse discrimination? We are making things worse not better. Instead of uniting people, we are driving them apart. There will be consequences.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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15 thoughts on “Another Form of Reverse Discrimination: Gays vs Christians

  1. I suggest that most of this is anti-christian rather than anti-gay or pro gay. Just as the left would divide the GOP, the gay issue intent often is used for the same purpose.of division of our nation. I believe that was the sole intent of Obama in pushing the gay agenda. I may be in a bit of a disagreement with you on this one. We need to stay out of the social issues for now. If we manage to get back in control there will be time for this. A few examples does not necessarily reflect the majority view of gays.

  2. Should this surprise anyone? The very things held in disdain by the homosexuals and their lobbies: marriage, the nuclear family, military, the church, are the institutions at the very core of the queer takeover. The limp wristed gay caballaros and the flannel shirted bull dykes will soon discover the bias in the NFL, NHL,MLB and NBA; then the shit will really hit the fan. And twen it does where do the militant feminist next turn for jobs in broadcasting?

  3. The parallels between the war on Christianity and the war on conservatives and the war on the Constitution are interchangeable. They all fit under the umbrella of individualism vs. collectivism.

    The gay/anti-gay debate is no different. We aren’t supposed to merely accept an individuals choice to be gay, we must all openly promote it as a collective.

    I understand the political angle of separating the debate but in reality you can’t. Focus on just electing GOP candidates and believe that everything social will work itself out later is folly. The war is on the individual and individual and property rights. The collectivism army won’t limit itself to just politics, they are attacking on all fronts.

    1. That’s what I think as well, 5. I don’t believe you can separate the social issues away from fiscal policies, especially because the progressives insist on using taxes to fund their social agenda. Common Core would be one example of this where our taxes are used to promote the gay agenda in the schools. Abortion is another obvious example of taxes used to support the leftist social agenda. Now, as Jim points out the gay agenda is being forced on our military personnel. Makes one ask, do all roads lead to Rome eventually? Or can we get back to America from here?

  4. Little by little, slowly but surely, Christians are being forced to the sidelines. Liberals would like nothing more than to ban us from even stating our views. I am sure they wouldn’t mind requiring the same thing of conservatives. All because they consider our viewpoints to be outside the mainstream.

    I agree with 5etester. I do not believe the social issues can be separated from the rest of our platform. They are simply too important to ignore.

  5. It is no longer acceptable to to these people that we simply live or let live and it isn’t enough if we accept their lifestyle without embracing it. They have no tolerance for other opinions they are in the process of trying to intimidate people who disagree with them. This is very troubling indeed!

  6. I am appalled by the story of Master Sgt. Monk. Christians (and even non-religious peoples who do not agree with the gay agenda) need to stand up for their beliefs and rights, as well, without fear of persecution. Wasn’t that EXACTLY why gays so pushed for serving openly in the military? Because they were (or said they were) being persecuted? I had not heard this story before–gee, wonder why? Because it doesn’t fit the MSM’s neat little package. God forbid we can’t talk about Christians being persecuted in America. (They BARELY cover the mass murder of Christians in the Middle East). According the the progressives, Christians, Whites, Southerners, Tea Partiers,Conservatives, and Gun Owners are evil or backwards or both and none deserve Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion or Freedom of privacy.

    1. I thinnk 5etester said it best:

      The parallels between the war on Christianity and the war on conservatives and the war on the Constitution are interchangeable. They all fit under the umbrella of individualism vs. collectivism.

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