We warned recently that religious freedom was in danger of being trumped and limited all across America by the next big ‘progressive’ issue/excuse called ‘transgender bathroom’ and ‘nondiscrimination’ ordinances and policies that bundle together all sorts of LGBT ‘rights’ along with same-sex marriage. We expected ordinances like the one introduced in Houston TX to be the model for similar laws to be passed and foisted upon cities and maybe even states by eager leftist politicians and councils. Usually against the will of the people.
The most recent example of what we are talking about is incredibly in Plano TX. Here’s the story from CitizenLink:
Despite intense opposition, the Plano City Council passed a non-discrimination ordinance Monday that would potentially allow transgender persons to access the bathroom of their choice.
The law applies to business owners in Plano and those that have contracts with the City for services. …
… Liberty Institute plans to sue over the Plano ordinance. In a statement, the group said:
“The Proposed Ordinance is vaguely worded and compels private businesses and employees to violate their sincerely-held religious beliefs, in contravention of federal and state laws protecting persons of faith. In effect, the Proposed Ordinance makes it a crime to do business in the City of Plano while maintaining Christian, Jewish, Muslim or other traditional religious views of marriage, sexuality and gender identity.”
Response: This whole transgender bathroom issue started in California then this month the Obama administration issued a decree that all schools receiving federal funds must comply. However, the city ordinances represented in Houston and Plano TX are even worse including same-sex marriage and forcing all organizations, businesses and business owners to comply regardless of any affected religious convictions.
Christian leaders should organize and be prepared to fight similar ordinances before they are even proposed in their own local cities and states. Freedom of religion and Christian schools, institutions, and businesses are in the crosshairs and it is time to wake up the Christian community before it is too late. *Top