In the past few days there have been two cases where city government officials have attempted to challenge religious freedoms protected by the Constitution. I have said several times over the past two years that it is entirely possible to see the preaching of the gospel outlawed in our pulpits because it would be labeled as “hate speech”. While this may sound extreme at first, it seems to be the logical conclusion for the current trajectory of ideas in a culture obsessed with political correctness.
Consider Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s order that local Houston pastors hand over…
“All speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession.”
This was done because the pastors had spoken up encouraging their congregations to oppose the vote upholding trans-gender bisexual use of public bathrooms. In other words, men who consider themselves “women” could use the public bathroom with your daughter, etc.
The other case was the ordering of two pastors to perform same-sex weddings against their beliefs.
While there are some details in these cases that warrant attention, the trend is very clear. We are headed toward religious censorship in one politically correct hurry. There is the real possibility that this very blog will be used in the future to censor what The Center for Executive Leadership posts or says.
I thought about that before writing this blog, after all, ideas are more than just words.