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"Now the Push from Progressive Elites Will Be to Tear Down the Wall Protecting Religious Liberty to Punish the Wrongthinkers."

Posted on the 24 March 2015 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

Rod Dreher is sounding the alarm most will dismiss or simply ignore:

NoMoreMrNiceGayThis just in on behalf of the Pacific School of Religion, a major liberal Protestant seminary:

BERKELEY, Calif., March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On April 16-17, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) at Pacific School of Religion will host a symposium addressing the ways in which the concept of “religious liberty” is being used to justify and further discriminatory actions, such as denying service to same sex couples or limiting the reproductive health care benefits for employees. “Religious liberty should emphasize our freedoms — the right to worship, to self-expression — and should never be used as an excuse for discrimination against any group of people,” states Dr. Bernard Schlager, executive director of CLGS and Dean of Pacific School of Religion.

The focus of the symposium will be to articulate a theologically-based and positive definition of religious liberty that explains why religious liberty should not be used as a license to discriminate. The symposium will also consider how the concept of religious liberty can be used to further religious pluralism in the United States.

This is the next step in the fight. It never was going to be enough for progressives to get gay marriage and discrimination against LGBTs outlawed except for within religious organizations. Now the push from progressive elites will be to tear down the wall protecting religious liberty to punish the wrongthinkers. If you don’t think this is coming, you are a fool. The Law of Merited Impossibility is vindicated more and more each day.

Time to lawyer up with the Becket Fund and other religious liberty legal organizations. This is where the battle is now.

There's more and it's alarming.

Or at least should be.

I see a day coming, sooner rather than later, where faithful people will be punished for holding to traditional beliefs, where discrimination against them (us) will not only be encouraged but demanded.

Sooner rather than later.

H/T to Mr. Shea who speaks truth on his own related post.

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