By Gina Miller
Audio version: It's About Liberty Not Fake Rights 3-3-14
The word “religion” doesn’t sit too well with me, because I associate it with man-made traditions, legalism and salvation based on works, rather than true salvation which is the free gift of God by Jesus’ willing sacrifice. The real definition of religion is given in James 1:27:
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
That sounds simple enough, but keeping oneself unspotted from the world—there’s the kicker, much easier said than done, to be sure.
Putting that aside, however, we are watching a frenzied campaign of leftist media hysteria and disinformation surrounding the religious freedom protection bills in Arizona, Mississippi and a few other states. Those who are opposed to these bills are falsely claiming they would promote the ill treatment of homosexuals. This is nonsense, of course. This is not about homosexuals themselves, but specific demands made by homosexuals that would force those with moral objections to violate their conscience.
In response to the onslaught in recent years of homosexual activists steamrolling across our nation targeting Christian businesses for lawsuits, many people have had quite enough, thank you. So, they have sought to bolster our God-given, constitutionally protected rights and freedoms by reiterating them at the state level.