Welp, looks like the batshit 0.016666666666667% of the nation is up to it’s old tricks again (No need to click the embedded link – text below the vid:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights . Since our Creator gave us these rights, we declare that no government has the right to take them away. Among these rights is the right to exercise our Christian beliefs as put forth in God’s Holy Bible.
We therefore declare that God grants life at conception and no one has the right to take that life unless it is a direct threat to the life of the mother.
Marriage was instituted by God between one man and one woman. The Lord gave only this family unit the responsibility to have children and raise them in the fear of the Lord.
We therefore respectfully reserve the right to refuse any mandate by the government that forces us to fund or support abortion. We also oppose same-sex marriage, polygamy, bestiality, and all other forms of sexual perversion prohibited by Holy Scripture.
We proclaim that Jesus has provided the cure for all sin and therefore reach out to the sinner in love, but do not embrace the sin, knowing its destructive nature.
Therefore, we, the undersigned—not only as Christians but also believing we have the constitutional rights as Americans to follow these time honored Christian beliefs—commit to conducting our churches, ministries, businesses, and personal lives in accordance with our Christian faith and choose to obey God rather than man.
Notice how they stand up for themselves: “refuse any mandate by the government that forces us to fund or support abortion” and “oppose same-sex marriage, polygamy, bestiality, and all other forms of sexual perversion prohibited by Holy Scripture,”?
Too cool. Although, ya know, there are no such mandates. I mean, nobody’s forcing them to do that stuff now. But I get it – you won’t let “them” force you. should “they” decide to try. In, ya know, some future parallel word. Good on ya!
However, where Eirôn tapped us on the shoulder was when they state they’ve the right to force their hidebound beliefs on everyone else.
Then there’s the issue of slavery:
When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property. (Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)
Gee, Wally, does that mean we get to chain up the Negros again!?
Damn, but what some people won’t get up to left unsupervised…