The Government’s Reaction to Religion versus Sexuality
“Evidently religious freedom does not exist within the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act or the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
“In our opinion, neither the State of Illinois nor the U. S. Supreme Court has the authority to tamper with the definition of marriage. God alone created marriage and declared thousands of years ago that it was to be between a man and a woman. Not two men. Not two women. We may be out of step with an increasingly anti-Christian culture, but we are in compliance with God’s design and that is what ultimately matters.
“To be absolutely clear, we cannot host a same-sex wedding even though fines and penalties have been imposed by the IL Human Rights Commission. Our policy will not be changing. We are not looking for a fight, but when immoral laws are purposely passed (or deemed constitutional) that blatantly conflict with God’s Word and when the heavy hand of government tries to force us as Christians to embrace sinful behavior, we have a moral obligation to resist and stand for Biblical truth. “It is better to obey God than men”. Acts 5:29.”
— Jim Walder, owner of TimberCreek Bed-and-Breakfast
The state of Illinois is attempting to fine and punish TimberCreek Bed-and-Breakfast for declining to host a same-sex ceremony.
When the government enforces an ordinance “protecting” sexuality, it requires action on the part of businesses and individuals — actions those persons consider contrary to their constitutionally-protected religious liberty.
That is, the government is infringing upon religious liberty to support erotic liberty.
When the government enforces an ordinance “protecting” religious liberty, it requires no action on any person’s part — it only prevents businesses and individuals from being penalized for their current conduct consistent with their faith, and it prevents one private citizen from forcing another to act a certain way.
That is, the government demands no special treatment, and prevents others from suing to obtain it.
If you don’t like a business establishment or its ideology, don’t patronize them. It’s that simple.
The greatest irony may be that those promoting erotic liberty are using the government to impose their views on others — the very thing most liberal groups claim conservatives try to do to them.
Via the Religion Clause.