It is time for Christians to civilly disobey such gag orders, refuse to pay such fines, and go to jail if the State wants to impose such a penalty.
We must obey God rather than men, but we mustn’t let them force us out of professions like baking, beds and breakfasts, wedding planning, etc.
Instead, it is time to accept the consequences, and either we’ll get the tyrannical laws overturned, or we’ll become political prisoners, and be witnesses in prison for our faith.
Either way, God will be glorified, and His cause will be promoted.
I’m not suggesting, BTW, that it will be easy – and yes, I admit, not being in one of such professions, it is very easy for me to spout off my opinions.
But nevertheless, I’m confident I’m right – time to disobey Caesar, and obey Christ, regardless of the consequences, and not let them silence us / lock us out of certain professions, just because we happen to be Christians and our being faithful offends some progs.
How much does it cost to be an authentic Christian? You might think that in America, the land of religious freedom, that being a Christian would be free.
And you’d be wrong.
Here’s the story from Oregon Live.
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian on Thursday ordered the owners of a former Gresham bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake.
Avakian’s ruling upheld a preliminary finding earlier this year that the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa had discriminated against the women on the basis of their sexual orientation.
Bakery owners Melissa and Aaron Klein cited their Christian beliefs against same-sex marriage in denying service.
[…]Avakian’s final order makes clear that serving potential customers equally trumps the Kleins’ religious beliefs.
[…]The commissioner ordered the Kleins to pay $75,000 to Rachel Bowman-Cryer and $60,000 to…
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