You ain’t the bigot of me…
Posted July 30, 2015on:
Mangled metaphors don’t make much sense upon first reading them, but I always particularly enjoy rereading them where they make even less sense. This post is an example of not believing a situation even after re-rereading it.
On these pages I have previously mentioned Liberty Law School in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is part of the Falwell Liberty University family business empire. The Bushes and Pauls have politics as a family business, the Falwells have Liberty University. Liberty Law School costs about $60,000 a year and is a third or fourth tier law school, but don’t worry, it is a solid third or fourth tier school since there’s nothing lower.
Liberty churns out lawyers to defend against the unwarranted and oppressive discrimination against the religion practices of a mere 83% of Americans — with 13% being non-believers, that leaves a mere 4% for all the other religions. Remember that the next time some blowhard starts talking about Muslim Americans taking over the country, but I digress.
According to a world view consistent with Liberty Law School, at every turn in modern-day America the vast majority, 83% to be exact, of practicing Christians are being harassed in some form or fashion.
Lay back and allow the satire to wash over you, but this is one such story of unconscionable intolerance of religion and the unwarranted harassment of practicing Christians.
The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice has an anti-discrimination policy requiring “fair and equal treatment without bias” for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex juveniles.” Under the policy, detention center staff and volunteers cannot tell the juveniles “that they are abnormal, deviant, sinful or that they should change their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
A gentleman named David Wells is a Baptist minister who volunteers at one regional juvenile detention center. He was asked to leave the detention center on July 7th because he couldn’t or wouldn’t comply with the anti-discrimination policy.
Enter Liberty Counsel to the rescue – the same Liberty Counsel that has been named a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. A lawyer with Liberty Counsel wrote a letter to the Kentucky Juvenile Justice Commissioner stating, “This policy needs to be revoked by Friday, August 1st, or face litigation.” By the way, that is tomorrow.
So I’m being perfectly clear, Liberty Counsel, under some twisted, convoluted, backasswards reading of the U.S. and state Constitutions believes there is some protected right to enter into a state facility and proceed to proselytize to vulnerable juveniles that they are “sinful, abnormal, and deviant.”
Just so happens, Liberty Counsel is also representing a County Clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to anyone wanting to be married – straight or gay. Her solution and that of Liberty Counsel is exactly what you would expect from a third or fourth tier legal mind. Their remedy: Get in your car and drive until you come to a county where they are issuing marriage licenses – no harm, no foul. Forget about the clerk resigning. Forget about the clerk allowing her assistants to issue the licenses. Forget about everything, every last thing, other than this particular clerk’s avowed religious practices.
The outrageous nature of this situation demonstrates something that is forgotten in these days of ever-heightening personal megaphone wattage: The First Amendment may give the right to scream your ever-living lungs out, but that does not entitle you to free rein over someone else’s ears.
Perpetual victimhood is embraced by organizations like Liberty Counsel. The symbiotic relationship of fundraising and patently bogus notions pad their bank accounts affording the handsome salaries paid to those who promote the perpetual victimhood. There you have the circle of life for groups like Liberty Counsel. It is in this world that somehow it makes sense that the religion espoused by 83% of the population is being victimized when people exhibit some modicum of discernment at what their ears usher into their brain.
To advance yet another tortured metaphor: You can scream, but I can run and hide.
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