From George Washington’s Farewell Address:
Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice ? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
Recently Indiana passed it’s own version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). An Act that was very similar to what was already the law of the land it had been enacted by Congress in 1993 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Nineteen other states also have passed their own RFRA with little or no controversy. Indiana immediately came under fire from many sectors and the law started being labeled as an “anti-gay” bill. Following the blow-back Indiana’s Legislative bodies gave into pressure and voted on an updated version of the Bill that was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence.
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook wrote an oped that appeared in the Washington Post titled “Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous” where he stated that “These bills rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear. They go against the very principles our nation was founded on, and they have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality.”
If Mr. Cook is so concerned about the plight of homosexuals maybe he should address the fact that Apple has a very strong presence in several Middle Eastern countries. In a great article by Liberty Cannon Media Group’s Sierra Marlee, she addresses how gays are treated in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern where they can have a policy of killing homosexuals
Hillary Clinton sent out a Tweet protesting Indiana’s law stating “Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today. We shouldn’t discriminate against ppl bc of who they love #LGBT”
Meanwhile The Clinton Foundation is willing to accept donations from Middle Eastern countries that this McClatchyDC article lists the following donations: “Saudi Arabia $10 million to $25 million, Qatar $1 million to $5 million, Oman $1 million to $5 million and the UAE $1 million to $5 million.”
Pop star Rihanna in Indianapolis at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival prior to the Final Four on April 4th very eloquently shared her opinion on Indiana’s passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration act “Who’s feeling these new bulls*** laws they’re trying to pass over here? I said, ‘F*** that s***.” “I wanna hear you say, ‘F*** that s***.’ ‘Cause we’re just living our motherf***ing lives. Indiana!”
What interesting is that Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados as Robyn Rihanna Fenty and remains a citizen of the Caribbean nation. In Barbados they have a Sexual Offence Act that states in Section 9. Any person who commits buggery is guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life. Which, essentially makes being involved in homosexual acts punishable by life in prison.
Granted, the Barbados anti-homosexuality laws are not actively pursued “Progress in Barbados despite harsh anti-gay laws” but I would suggest that Rihanna should spend her energy getting these laws repealed rather than protesting a law in Indiana that has nothing to do with Gay Rights, contrary to popular opinion.
The fact that progressives are willing to lie and spread mistruths to combat Conservatives/Christians is nothing new. After all they are all about following Saul Alinsky’s agenda in his book Rules for Radicals that the ends justify the means is their main goal, a method championed by such noted figures as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. That doesn’t stop our need to point out their hypocrisy at every turn.