by Matt Slick
Dr. James Emery White wrote on crosswalk.com and asked, "Are Christians in America under attack?" He mentions how the United States is becoming a secular country, and he is right. Not only is the United States very secular but also it is anti-Christian. He rightfully declares, however, that Christians in America are not persecuted nearly to the degree that they are in such places as "Nigeria, Iran, Pakistan, Egypt or Syria." He is right, we aren't. But it is increasing. Mr. White mentions the growing pressure to marginalize Christianity and ultimately dominate it by using law to suppress religious freedom. He cites the following:
- Catholic Charities in Illinois shut down its adoption services rather than place children with same-sex couples (as the state required).
- A Christian counselor was penalized for refusing to advise gay couples.
- A court clerk in New York was told to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite religious reservations.
- A wedding photographer was sued for refusing to shoot a same-sex wedding.
In each of the cases listed above, the Christians were not trying to impose their values on anyone else. Instead, the secularists were doing the imposing and using anti-discrimination laws to do it.
Good work, Dr. White. You're right on.