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Editorial: Ordinance allows hammering of Judeo-Christian ethics




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August 21, 2013 | 1,275 views

The debate continues to grow over proposed changes to San Antonio’s anti-discrimination ordinance. The changes have been proposed to protect the alternative lifestyle community, but unfortunately, seem to be coming at the expense of the Christian community. There is real fear among Christians over their First Amendment rights.

A friend sent me this in his daily reminder today: In verse 10, the Book of Jude talks about those who “speak evil of whatever they do not know.” Too often we are quick to criticize, even when we don’t know the whole story. This would appear to be the case with the anti-discrimination policy.

Some people just will not listen to dialog, but hear a snippet or read a headline and jump to conclusions. How many times have you heard, not just locally but nationally, people call those who oppose gay marriage “haters” and “bigots.” How many times do you see a group, peaceably assembled, being shouted down, ridiculed, and called names? There is no compromise or willingness to listen to what’s being presented.

While there are, indeed, some who could be considered haters, the vast majority of Christians who believe in the Bible, profess to live and let live. They may have their personal beliefs, but do not go around disobeying civil law or harassing those who believe differently.

That cannot be said of activists pushing government intervention and legislation like that being considered in San Antonio. Instead of live and let live, theirs is to tear down anyone who does not support a particular lifestyle. They do not accept that it is quite possible to hold onto one’s personal and spiritual beliefs and still abide by anti-discrimination laws when it comes to legal issues.

As San Antonio’s Archbishop Gustavo Garc’a-Siller wrote in an opinion sent to the media: “The archdiocese of San Antonio does not oppose the spirit of this ordinance, but we feel that it is incomplete as it stands. ... the Church teaches that those with homosexual inclinations are to be ‘accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity,’ and that every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.” His message is consistent with that related recently by the Pope.

However, the Catholic Church also is clear that sexual activity outside the legitimate marriage of a man and a woman is not in accordance with Catholic teaching or natural law. Because these Christians believe as they do, however, does not mean they discriminate or violate civil law.

The archbishop continued: “The First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees us the right to publicly teach, preach, and live these fundamental principles. ...” Therefore, developing “laws or policies promoting and enhancing the dignity of the human person is a noble goal. ...” The problem arises, however, when society establishes laws that conflict with “natural moral law, destabilizing the family or infringing on human and constitutional rights.”

Unfortunately, San Antonio’s proposed ordinance appears to make Christians a target for legal action if they express deeply held beliefs on human sexuality, marriage, and chastity, as Elisa Chan has learned. A member of the San Antonio city council, she was taken to task for her personal beliefs expressed in a private meeting. She has come under fire from the gay-rights activists with what appears to be more of a witch hunt than a fair debate. Chan was not politically correct, so she deserves to be burned at the stake.

As Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel wrote: “They [gay pride activists] are the hammer with which the postmodern left intends to bludgeon bloody religious liberty and the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic.”
 

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