sudden calcium deficiencies in their spinal columns. The Indiana legislature, at the direction of Mike Pence whom we thought had some courage and clarity, is trying to "fix" the legislation before Pence signs it; in other words, they're gutting it of all protections for people who believe in marriage as God created it.
Again in Indiana, a pizzeria owned by Christians - Memories Pizza - closed their doors after gay bullies hacked their website and threatened to firebomb and even kill them. They are in fear for their lives simply because they said they would not cater gay weddings.
Ladies and gentlemen, this gay bullying campaign is the twenty-first century version of kristallnacht. Read that wikipedia link to learn how the Nazi hatred of Jews gradually became more manifest as time progressed. The Nazis, embolded by their success in marginalizing the Jews, engaged in ever-escalating violence against the Jews, leading to the death camps. The gay bullies, with the assistance of their progressive allies in politics and mainstream media, are attempting the same thing with Christians. By and large they are meeting with tepid resistance at best, as evidenced by the regrettable cowardice of the governors of Indiana and Arkansas.
I now link to an excellent article in National Review called "The War On The Private Mind". This is precisely what the progressives are all about with the so-called "gay rights" schtick. They want those of us who hold to the teachings of Jesus Christ to be forced to validate and even embrace their mortally sinful perversions. For them it isn't enough that we "tolerate" them - they will not stop until we celebrate their sins. Why? The answer is really quite simple. Despite all their politically correct prattle, they know that they either commit or condone vile sins against God and nature. When we Christians order our lives by the moral teachings of Jesus Christ, we serve as living rebukes to their embrace of sin. Our integrity of lives stings their already sore consciences - or what's left of their consciences. They think that by silencing us and even forcing us to validate their sinful conduct, that their consciences can be assuaged. They can tolerate no voice of morality or reason; to them we are irritants who must be brought to heel, and they will stop at nothing to attain their warped ends.
A "case in point" is the recent call from Wyoming Equality, a gay-shilling outfit, to revoke the tax-exempt statuses of churches that oppose marriage perversion. Many folks know that I'm no fan of the tax-exempt status as too many churches allow their moral voices to be mute for fear of endangering that status. However, the 501(c)3 status should not be granted or denied based on moral beliefs, and that sort of bigotry is precisely what the gay-shilling cabal is demanding. It's even worse abroad. England is further along in the path of relegating Christianity to de facto ghettos. A few days ago a UK evangelist was fined for quoting passages from the Bible deemed to be "homophobic". During the sentencing the judge had the unmitigated gall to lecture the evangelist what Biblical passages were acceptable. Boys and girls, can we say "censorship"? Just to our north, in Toronto, two Catholics were rejected as board appointees precisely because they're Catholics.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is clear that we Christians - Catholics in particular - are being treated as the Niggers of the New Age. It is happening because our lives stand in stark contrast to the debauched culture of death that is gripping so many key areas of society. We must stand strong against it. Any misguided diffidence on our parts will be seen as weakness - for that is exactly what it is.
By the way - Father Z suggests a novel way to deal with these folks. It's worth a try!