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Why a meeting in Bloomsburg is so important

December 15, 2014 | 2 comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags:

UPDATE: Good news for religious freedom in Pennsylvania – Bloomsburg Town Council decided to not draft an ordinance that would have created a law against tolerance & religious freedom.

Bloomsburg Town Council was considering a proposal that would create special privileges for some residents based on sexual orientation or “gender identity” while not welcoming those who believe there’s something special about marriage between one man and one woman.

Laws against tolerance create a new target for discrimination against those who exercise their religious liberty or personal freedom – and often it’s a steep price to pay:

The Price of Religious Conscience in America

 

Take Cynthia & Robert Gifford: Because of New York laws against tolerance, they were fined $13,000 for refusing to host a same-sex wedding on their property.

Or look more into Barronelle Stutzman’s story: Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has sued this florist and grandmother both in her personal and business capacity because of their law against tolerance – all because she could not make the floral arrangement for the same-sex wedding of a customer she happily served for 9 years.

We’re glad members of the Bloomsburg Town Council did not move forward with passing a law against tolerance and hope other local and state officials heed these stories when deciding if these types of laws are fair and just for our communities.

 

2 Comments

Ellen Johnson

This need for constant vigilance is exhausting! Thank you for your part in keeping us all informed. I’ve passed on the latest e-mail.
EJ

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Greg Charnisky

Constant vigilance is exhausting but necessary. Compromise is not an option when it comes to giving up our conscience, our belief of right and wrong, our convictions in the sight of God and in the face of men. Strength in the midst of oppresion, religious or otherwise, must now displace the weakness and complacency within, for the time has come to stand upright soldierly- the fight is upon us.

It has been said: “if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

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