that a crusade is underway, and Christians are the evil dragons these liberal knights in shining armor are out to slay.
But here’s the problem: many Christians only view this as a “religious rights” matter. That’s what I’ve seen all over the blogs and on Fox News. That’s what the protests are always about. That’s what people ask me to write about whenever this happens.
Religious liberty. Rights. Infringements. Free speech. Yeah, I’m with you guys on all of that. He has rights. We have rights. Free speech is important. Religious rights are important. I’ve blogged on the subject many times. So, fine, this is a religious rights thing. Yeah, it’s that. OK.
But it’s more. I think it’s time, fellow Christians, that we stop simply asserting that these various public figures have a “right” to their views on sexuality, and instead start exclaiming, in a loud and clear voice, that these people are also right in having those views. They have right to the views, yes, but their views are also right. And the fact that their views are right is no small detail. What makes the censorship of Christian philosophy so insidious is not that it’s simply unconstitutional, it’s that it silences the truth.
Remember Hobby Lobby? Many Christians claimed, rightfully so, that they had the right to not provide abortifacients to their employees. But fewer Christians — far fewer — actually took the next step to insist that they were correct in not providing the abortifacients. See, we all love to talk about our rights, but we’re increasingly hesitant about discussing what is right. And, trust me, that matters.
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