(St. John’s Lutheran School in Baraboo, Wisconsin)
A couple of weeks ago President Obama demanded that all public schools in America accommodate transgender students when it comes to bathrooms and locker rooms. Now an atheist organization is also calling for a Christian school to follow through regardless of their religious beliefs. From CharismaNews:
Earlier this year, St. John’s Lutheran School in Baraboo, Wisconsin, sent home a letter to parents telling parents and students that they expect students to live within Christian values while at school.
The letter required parents to sign a handbook pledge and provide a copy of their child’s birth certificate to prove gender. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wisconsin, learned of the letter earlier this month and lodged a formal complaint with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, which forwarded the complain to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The atheistic "freethinker" organization says the school is discriminating on the basis of gender identity. That triggered an immediate "shame campaign" within local media.
Response: This is just the beginning. Look for Christian schools to be targeted for legal and media harassment all across America. Particularly in places like California and the liberal coastal states along with large cities like New York City.
In this case, the atheist organization (FFRF) is raising the issue of federal funding and calling for the Christian school to comply or no longer receive money or support in any way from the government. I guess the Title IX Religious Exemption which was crafted by Congressional legislation no longer applies? At the very least it seems to be the goal of the FFRF to challenge the legality of the exemption.
The Obama administration, the main stream media, and many prominent liberal judges have already decided that LGBT and transgender issues supersede religious liberty and the First Amendment. The battle is just beginning and it is going to rage and Christians must take a stand now or there will no longer be a place in America for Christians schools and colleges, along with Christian institutions and organizations.
Also Christian businesses and institutions will be required to obey the new transgender laws unless there is a huge uprising of believers. Already New York City officials are prepared to fine all those who refuge to accommodate transgender folk regardless of religious convictions and beliefs. Transgender identity is not specifically mentioned in the Constitution but it is on track to trump freedom of religion which is?
How is this possible? We now live in times when a large number of legal leaders in America have little respect for the Constitution and particularly the Bill of Rights which they call ‘negative rights’ since they limit government and make it difficult for political activists to autocratically force change. The current administration has taken a different tact and has run roughshod over the Constitution by issuing Executive Orders which blatantly violate its provisions and by boldly daring any opposition challenge it.
President Obama has depended upon the liberal politicians and media along with activist judges to support him regardless and so far has been very successful. It is time for Christians to call him out or slip quietly into a night where there are no longer any viable Christians schools or institutions which have not been forced to give up on their traditional Christian beliefs and freedoms. *Top