And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}

Sunday, August 6, 2017

IN the NEWS - What in the WORLD is going on? Literally...

"By now, we should all have heard Canadians like Professor Jordan Peterson state that he will not be goaded or manipulated into using transgendered terminology— pronouns like Zir, or Xie, or Yos.  But have we made any connection between this professor’s concern and the political pressure
recently applied to an Orthodox Jewish school in London, England?

Today, a new (more insidious) political leverage is being applied to freedom of expression, not on the basis of what one has said, but on the basis of what one isn’t saying.

Recently, a private Orthodox Jewish school for girls failed its inspection by OFSTED—the British Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills—not for what it did, but for what it didn’t.  Namely, the School wasn’t celebrating the LGBT in the way the left-leaning government bureaucracy thought proper.  In OFSTED’s own words, these Jewish girls were, “shielded from learning about certain differences between people, such as sexual orientation”.
 
Shielding children is now politically incorrect.  The school, which was applauded for other aspects of its organization and teaching, failed its inspection not on the basis of what it said or did, but on the basis of its perceived silence: its unenthusiastic lack of LGBT affirmation. ...  Saying nothing at all is simply too much.  In ecclesiastical terms, the LGBT movement is so publicly insecure that, having triumphed over its detractors regarding any overt “sins of commission”, it now chases after any perceived “sins of omission”.

In like fashion, Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker whose case will come before the Supreme Court of the United States this fall, is not being sued for any actual incident against his gay clientele.  Indeed, he served them regularly and honorably.  Rather, Phillips is hoping not to have to write, “Happy Same Sex Wedding” (or words to that effect) on the top of any cake of his own design.  Alberta once saw a Christian named Stephen Boissoin legally sued for what he did write.  Jack Phillips is now being sued for what he didn’t.
Interestingly, for reasons of his Christian faith, Phillips has also refused to produce Halloween cakes, but, curiously, no Wiccan group has yet charged him with religious discrimination.
In short, then, Jack is hoping that the State won’t compel him to write what he doesn’t believe, express what he finds inexpressible, or endorse what he finds personally unacceptable— basic conscientious needs that were never intended to be dispensed as though mere privileges.

Creating a similar kind of crisis, the State of Illinois passed legislation this winter requiring even pro-life pregnancy care centers to inform their patients of abortion.
In effect, these Illinois pro-life clinics have now had even their own silence coerced.  The State is forcing them to advertise on behalf of their nemesis — in this case, an “ethic” they find repulsive.
Political parallels exist in Canada.  This situation is not unlike the pro-life Ontario doctors who don’t want to advocate for assisted suicide by policies demanding they inform their patients.  Meanwhile, in both these jurisdictions, “progressivists” have interpreted private non-participation as a kind of public offence, ...

Just ten years ago, we never thought we’d be arguing for a constitutional “freedom of silence” alongside our supposed “freedom of speech.”  And yet, here we are.  Eerily, quite possibly the worst scenarios lie ahead.  For what do we suppose happens to a society when all honorable forms of passive resistance are dismissed, delegitimized, or are coerced by law into complete compliance?

The mask is off of the homosexual movement’s agenda.  They really do not believe in religious liberty.  They want forced affirmation of homosexual and transgender conduct to overrule every other consideration in the workplace — including the right to be silent in the face of evil.
Believers, social conservatives and libertarians, be warned!"
Fulcrum7
And I will walk at liberty:
Psalm 119:45