Mike Huckabee News
Aug 05 2013
Government attempts to spread tolerance by force of law often result in laws that are about as tolerant as the Spanish Inquisition. Just ask churches in San Antonio, Texas, that are protesting a proposed new anti-discrimination law to protect gays and transsexuals. The law would add the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.
That doesn’t sound too bad until you discover that it would also ban anyone who had exhibited bias against the protected groups in any way, by deed or words, from holding a city position or getting a city contract. The churches say that could describe any Christian who believes homosexuality is a sin and has ever said so publicly. In other words, religious people would be barred from running for city council, all in the name of tolerance. It’s a blatant violation of First Amendment rights, both of free speech and religious beliefs. And frankly, when people promote tolerance with intolerance, I find it intolerable.