A Threat to Religious Freedom

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY OCTOBER 15, 2019

         INCREASINGLY, THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS BECOMING THE HOME OF SECULARISTS. SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI RECENTLY TOOK NOTE OF THE TWENTY PERCENT OF “GENERATION Z” WHO ANSWER “NONE” WHEN ASKED FOR THEIR RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION, WELCOMING THEM TO HER PARTY.

         BETO O’ROURKE, WHO IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, BUT WON’T BE, WAS ASKED BY CNN HOST DON LEMON IF HE BELIEVES CHURCHES AND OTHER RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS THAT OPPOSE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE SHOULD HAVE THEIR TAX EXEMPT STATUS REVOKED. “YES,” SAID O’ROURKE, TO APPLAUSE FROM A FRIENDLY AUDIENCE. 

         IN CANADA THIS ANTI-RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY ALLOWS THE GOVERNMENT TO COME AFTER PREACHERS WHO TAKE BIBLICAL STANDS ON MORAL ISSUES. COULD IT HAPPEN IN AMERICA? THE ANSWER IS, YES IT CAN, DEPENDING ON THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE AND HOW MUCH MONEY IS DONATED TO POLITICIANS.

         THESE ARE THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT INEVITABLY HAPPEN TO PEOPLE AND NATIONS THAT ARE NO LONGER INTERESTED IN WHAT GOD SAYS, BUT RELY COMPLETELY ON THEMSELVES AND WHAT FEELS RIGHT. I AM CONSTANTLY REMINDED OF A VERSE IN JUDGES 21:25: “IN THOSE DAYS ISRAEL HAD NO KING; EVERYONE DID AS HE SAW FIT.” THIS IS INCREASINGLY WHAT AMERICA IS BECOMING. I’M CAL THOMAS.