Mar 4, 2011

Attorney: Expect Anti-Christian Discrimination to 'Ramp up' in U.S.

Charlie ButtsBy Charlie Butts

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A Christian attorney says the U.S. is not far behind Great Britain when it comes to the impact of what he describes as the "radical homosexual agenda."

A Christian couple in Great Britain has been told they can't be foster parents because their religious beliefs prohibit teaching youngsters that the homosexual lifestyle is acceptable. The edict was handed down by London's Royal Courts of Justice.

Eunice Johns, 62, told The Associated Press that she and her husband Owen, 65, were "extremely distressed" by the decision, and that they both felt "excluded" and "sidelined" simply because they are "Christians with normal, mainstream, Christian views on sexual ethics." (See earlier article)

It is unconscionable, says attorney Matt Barber, that Christians would face that kind of discrimination. The vice president of Liberty Counsel Action raises a warning flag.

"The United States is about three to five years behind Europe and Canada, in terms of the success that the radical homosexual agenda has had in those countries," says Barber.

Consequently, he continues, it is not a time for Christians to sit on the sidelines or sleep through the process.

"Our Judeo-Christian founding is under assault," he contends, "and unless Christians get back about the business of standing firm for biblical principles in our culture and within public policy, then we can expect this kind of discrimination and persecution to continue and to ramp up right here in the United States."

The latest salvo against those values, he contends, is the Obama administration's decision last week not to continue defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

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