I recently chastised a young niece of mine, when she so strongly objected to a Christian school’s dismissal of a self-idenitied “gay” teacher. She used terms like “his first amendment rights” and “freedom of speech and thought”, and suggested that what the school did should be considered illegal.
I patiently asked her - what about the “first amendment rights” of the school, to adhere to it’s religious faith and practice. I suggested she back off of her idea that the law should be brought to bear on the case, even if she disagreed wth the school’s policy.
I asked her - if the school did not have a right to it’s opinion, then whose opinions are free from becoming “illegal” just ‘cause enough people say so. She saw my point, agreeing that the school had a legal right to it’s policy.
I just want to remind everyone:
So does the BSA, and guess what, so do private organizations that disagree with the BSA.
We can feel betrayed by our own religious organizations that do not live up to their own standards of faith and practice, and we can and should advocate that our religious leaders not permit such betrayals; as long as, beyond that, we do not wish, hope and desire, a reversal of fortunes and want the law to “enforce” the opinions of the BSA.
We will never get the Liberals out of the use of the law as their most-desired instrument of “social change” and “social values”, if too many of us simply want the shoe on the other foot.
Personally, I am more of a “social” Conservative; when it comes to the law I am more a Libertarian. I believe Jesus intended we make His law our own, personally, and in all our private assosications and priavte institutions, and not pretend we are making secular government His instrument. I believe He disavos such linkage to Him.
This remarkable quote “ Church expects adult leaders whether heterosexual or with same-sex attraction in any ministry strive to lead chaste lives. ignores the simple truth that homosexuality is a behavior, not a condition. There are no virgin queers.