Todd’s American Dispatch reports:
Should Christians who oppose same-sex marriage based on religious beliefs be allowed to obtain degrees in counseling?
That’s the question at the heart of a lawsuit filed in federal court by a former student at Missouri State University who claims he was kicked out of a master’s program in counseling because of his religious beliefs.
Andrew Cash claims he was “targeted and punished for expressing his Christian worldview regarding a hypothetical situation concerning whether he would provide counseling to a gay/homosexual couple.”
MSU spokeswoman Suzanne Shaw told the News-Leader that the “university strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion or any other protected class.” She would not comment on specifics of the case.
It’s come to this folks… splicing the 1st Amendment to decide who gets priority. From the current trends, Christians are on the losing end of this stick. But it’s not over yet. There’s still time to save free speech and religious freedom. It’ll all come down to this November election.
When the Constitution clearly stated that all men were created equal, it meant with equal opportunity. There was never a provision for a “protected class.” Creating protected classes automatically elevates one subset of the population above the general population. Where is the equality in that?
And “hate speech” should be challenged as well. In a nation where free speech is a cornerstone, you can be sure that some speech will be hated! Just because it’s hurtful or offensive doesn’t mean it’s a crime. Sure, there are lines that cannot be crossed, like yelling “fire” in a crowed building or genuine threats of personal injury. But speaking about your religious beliefs does not generally fit the mold of a “threat.”
It’s time to get a handle on this politically correct nonsense overriding our 1st Amendment guarantees and stand our ground! Because if you don’t do it now, you may be relegated to speaking about your deeply held religious beliefs in the security of your own home among only those you’re certain share similar beliefs. Are you ready for that?
In the case of Andrew Cash, talking about his religious beliefs has already cost him a career that he never even had a chance to launch. They won’t even let him pursue that career choice in a state college that he is presumably paying for! Our government is deciding what career he cannot have because of his religion. If that doesn’t frighten you, I’m not even sure how to wake you up.
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