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How the “Equality Act” is the Christian Persecution Act

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May 24, 2019 8:00 pm

How the “Equality Act” is the Christian Persecution Act

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May 24, 2019 8:00 pm

On Memorial Day Weekend, when we remember the sacrifices made by members of our military and their families to protect the unique individual liberties we enjoy in the United States, such as freedom of religion and speech, a new law euphemistically named the “Equality Act”, already passed in the Democrat-majority House of Representatives, would greatly suppress those liberties.

The Equality Act adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the federal non-discrimination law, which makes it illegal to “discriminate…because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information” (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)...


How the quality is actually the Christian persecution Robert Knight joins us this Memorial Day weekend right here on the Christian worldview radio program with a mission if you sharpen the biblical worldview Christians and share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God. Faith is Christ. I did a week. The host of the program. Our website the Christian worldview.or thanks for joining us this weekend for another edition of the Christian worldview and how the quality act is actually the Christian persecution act now on this Memorial Day weekend when we remember the sacrifices made by members of our military and their families to protect the unique individual liberties we enjoy in the United States, such as freedom of religion and speech. A new law euphemistically named the equality act already passed in the Democrat majority House of Representatives would greatly suppress those liberties. The equality act adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The which is the federal nondiscrimination law, which makes it illegal to quote discriminate because of the person's race, color, religion, sex as an male-female or national origin, age, disability, or genetic information at Houston Baptist Prof. Robert Gagnon said this about the equality act." It is the most dangerous bill to freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion that has ever been proposed on a national level.

Unquote. How is that so will this week on the writ the Christian worldview Robert Knight. He's a columnist for the Washington times joins us to answer that question and more. He wrote a recent column on the equality act and are also going to discuss how this law is a precursor to a new system in China called the social credit system, a dystopian system will talk about as well as get to the first segment of the interview with Robert Knight, Robert, thank you for coming on the program and to talk about this Orwellian named equality act. I want to start out by reading a couple paragraphs from your recent column where you talk about the equality act.

You tell that column to a misnamed legal jackhammer strikes you start out the call by saying Democrats in the house are celebrating this past Friday's passage of the equality act, a misnamed legal jackhammer that would add quote sexual orientation." Gender identity to federal civil rights law. It goes far beyond allowing men into women's sports and locker rooms as bad as that is, it provides the states with the power to persecute anyone who won't celebrate any aspect of the LGBT Q agenda far for merely expanding civil rights categories. It turns any recognition of the differences between the sexes, or any preference for traditional sexual morality into actionable quote hate creating fertile grounds for lawsuits last paragraph. It is the most dangerous bill to freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion that has ever been proposed on a national level. That's a quote by Houston Baptist University Prof. Robert Gagnon, an expert in biblical sexual morality quote. It will codify into law that you are a bigot. The moral equivalent of a racist 10 amount to being a member of the Ku Klux Klan who must be shut out of society and wherever possible, harassed and persecuted for your beliefs unquote is quite an opening to your column Robert in quite a big statement about what this law intends to do the equality act. Not that this is the equality act as it says his name at the punish if you disagree, act, why should Christians be concerned about this whole it criminalizes Christianity in one fell swoop, because it affects all civil rights alone, not just a single law but throughout the federal government and those laws that affect private businesses, institutions, school you name it, it's a massive increase in federal power to promote the idea that traditional biblical morality is now a form of hate, like racism, Katie quite of biblical morality with the kind of hate that the government has tried to eliminate with civil rights laws. He yet understand the nature of civil rights laws, civil rights, 30 game. That means it's a hierarchical system where you have to give up certain rights to let others have certain rights. For instance, if your business owner and you want to decide whom you conserve or not you give up part of that right because the society has decided that to redress slavery and Jim Crow, you lose some of your right to say no on the basis of race, and people are good with that because race has no moral dimensions whatsoever you're born black or Hispanic or white or Asian that has nothing to do with morality but in recent years. When you add sexual orientation or gender identity to some curricula you have just added behavioral categories that do have moral components right and wrong is nothing like skin color and it is very dangerous for calling 20 years ago when they started adding sexual orientation while while this is like place of origin, sex, meaning, gender or skin color. This is wholly different than if you added an turn it into a civil right. You just said that anybody disagrees is loses their right so I think Prof. Gagnon is absolutely correct. This is the greatest threat ever on a national level to free exercise of religion, speech, while Robert Knight with us today in the Christian will you talking about the just passed equality act that passed in the house now goes over to the Senate that passes there.

Go to the presidents president's desk will talk about that in the second, what will happen to it. You also write in your column some weasel GOP years. Republicans suggest a carveout quote for churches, leaving everyone else. Tens of millions of Christians and observant Jews at the mercy of a government run by LGBT Q activists who have no patience for resistance of any kind. The bill specifically rules out religion-based defenses so would churches and religious organizations be exempt from this law and if not in what way is with this law impact them not only not done a carveout for religious. Written what Bill says you can't raise any defenses against enforcement of the law by starting the religious Freedom restoration act that both ability.

Bill Clinton signed that said, you know you can't single out religious based businesses order or people or institutions for punishment simply because you disagree with the right bill goes out of its way to say yet tough.

If you have Christian faith that says you don't want men in the women's locker room or you don't want to recognize same-sex marriage or force of Catholic hospitals to perform abortions or euthanasia to bad the law will force you to do that. This is totalitarian in essence it's thing which we have no morality of force it down your throat will quality quality will will talk about tolerance and fairness. Is it that's not what were all about you know you say in the cake shop owner in the floor assembly and the photographers called in the court and find that the tip of the iceberg and what I say David, I find fascinating is the people look at this equality act and they go well.

Jenny will be all about men going into women's sports like wrestling and even weightlifting dominating them in track and field and I'm thinking now that that's not what it's about because that affects very view people, relatively speaking, I would concentrate on that I would concentrate on the threat it poses directly to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly. All our First Amendment rights are up for grabs. If this thing gets in the law specifically about churches and religious organizations would churches be able to decline to Mary to people of the same sex under the weight of those right now. I don't think so. Thanks. I will go in there that were taking away your tax exemption FL are not forced churches and to get you going out of business or or complying with Sodom and Gomorrah's requirements even at church and somehow because of the court get an exemption that will protect everybody outside of Pacific church related institutions. Your business plan, a restaurant owner. You run a school, you name it, you won't have any protection whatsoever. You'll be hounded by LGBT Q attorneys fortified by government prosecutors. I can't overemphasize the threat this poses just to keep our freedom of conscience in this country Robert Knight with us today in the Christian worldview, a columnist for the Washington times for reading his latest, misnamed legal jackhammer strikes in the form of this equality act now.

Will this law passes Artie gone through the house Millet make it past the Senate into the president's desk. People don't think elections matter and who you vote for which party vote for this law might change your mind tells about the illegal viability of this law, at least for now. 220 Democrats voted for several didn't vote at all. No Democrats voted against this bill. That is huge threat to our liberty. Eight Republicans went along with them and 16 more Republicans set it out when I go on record. II think the coward will order to run the wrong side and actually favor elevating LGBT rights over those of constitutional rights such as freedom of religion. I don't think the bill passed this time around because the Senate is controlled by Republicans Mitch McConnell of membranous bill walk in it and if it did come up. It would be defeated if for some reason it slipped through the current administration is already announced it would issue a veto of but you know here we are in 2019 2020.

The big election. If the Democrats capture the Senate and/or the White House. This could become law, in which case we no longer live in a free country that we would live in a country that will know everything about us at all times and will punish us for beliefs that go back thousands of years to get into China's new social credit system and how this equality act is really is the forerunner of getting to that woman get to that just a few minutes here in the Christian Realty Robert Knight joins us today, a columnist for the Washington times you can sign up for his weekly column by emailing him at Robert That's Robert Robert, I want to read right from the equal employment opportunity commission website. This is a government agency that is the one tasked with enforcing this this law, not the equality act law, but the nondiscrimination is actually the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Title VII is the official name for me to read what it says on the EEOC website okay. I middle read that after this first break of the day here on the Christian Realty radio program were thankful you joined us this Memorial Day weekend and a heartfelt thank you to members of our military, both present and past and their families for their incredible sacrifice winning it in in retaining the freedoms which we have in this country and the freedoms that as we talking about this equality act today that are very, very, much in jeopardy if laws like this pass in their moving that direction. This is the case in other parts of the world. I don't see how this will be avoided.

At least at some point in the future in America.

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How ironic it is on this Memorial Day weekend to be talking about equality act, which is really the Christian persecution act as the seek to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of things that are in federal law and non-discriminating against those who who profess those identities because they take away they would take away the very freedoms freedom of religion, freedom of speech from Christians. Anyone who would dissent from their worldview.

How ironic. On this weekend when so many of our military members have fought and died for those freedoms that we talk about this this weekend and our guest today is Robert Knight he's a columnist for the Washington times. We have his most recent column on this equality act was go straight back to the interview with Robert Knight, Robert Reed right from the equal employment opportunity commission website.

This is a government agency that is the one tasked with enforcing this this law, not the equality act law, but the nondiscrimination is Ashley, the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Title VII is the official name for me to read what it says in the EEOC website. EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate in employment against the job applicant and employee or former employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex, including pregnancy, national origin, age 40 or older disability or genetic information. I do notice that someone's sexual orientation, so to speak, in their gender identity is not in the current law goes on to say, well, title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not explicitly include sexual orientation or gender identity in its list of protected basis.

The commission consistent with Supreme Court case law holding that employment actions motivated by gender stereotyping are unlawful sex discrimination, and other court decisions interprets the statute sex discrimination provision as prohibiting discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Basically what they're saying is this is the EEOC.

The one responsible for enforcing this law is saying that no sexual orientation and gender identity is not a current law, but we interpret it as being that way right now that those two things are are protected as well. So go ahead with social revolutionaries don't want to wait for the law. They don't care Congress another never authorize the inclusion of those elements into the 1964 Civil Rights Act other thing. What we don't care what we interpret this way anyway and some judges out there have done so. So you might as well be locked out of control. They need to be reined and I'm starting trump administration has not already corrected that. That sounds like the work of high so blown she was a Barack Obama appointee. She's a lesbian professor at Georgetown University and she was appointed by Obama to the EEOC and she's the one who said that civil rights are a zero-sum game days when Christians lose, I heard her say that myself at a conference in Washington is, she was asked whether college campuses audit kit Christian clubs off-campus if they won't allow gays and lesbians to be officers and in the Christian club and she said yeah yeah they have to go because it okay right should trump Christianity but that's who Barack Obama put in charge over the EEOC about somebody's got to go in and take that out because that doesn't reflect what the law says it all, and this equality act would be that and much much more. I mean that churches will be sooner.

Lose tax-exempt status.

Schoolkids will be forced to learn about everything all kinds of behaviors of parents who oppose it will be charged with discrimination of private colleges will lose funding grants and scholarships of public accommodations and small businesses will be forced to allow men and women's bathrooms, and vice versa, and and if there employee comes to work as a different sex that day. They can't say anything about even if it frightens away their customer base hospitals, clinics, the Armed Forces below before the provide transgender drugs, treatments, treatments and even surgeries. Foster agency adoption agencies that are already closing Catholic charities is closed its adoption agencies, which are the largest in several cities, Chicago, Washington DC, because they don't want to place kids in the homosexual household they want to play some with a mom and they think that's best for the kids. So in this great country of ours. The. The laws that have sexual orientation on the books say no you can't do that. That's discrimination you can't do your best for a child. You have to follow are radical revolution on sexual morality.

That's really breathtaking. What is taking place in this country and just so ironic, so to speak that the issues of homosexuality and transgender is are the issues that are the anvil upon which Christians are being pounded in persecuted in the skin becoming more that way. Of course, we can expect this we see in Scripture read first Peter some time to see that the Bible says all the time to if you follow Christ you can just expect that the world is going to hate you for holding to his his principles now want to read one more paragraph from your column again. Robert Knight with us today in the Christian review columnist for the Washington times this column was a misnamed legal jackhammer strikes and we have a LinkedIn or website the Christian you say all the principalities and powers will cooperate in giving this cultural to Leviathan rights. John's asked masterpiece cake shop owner Jack Phillips and other victims of gay sharia how it feels. That will be the fate of every faithful Christian of this unjust bill becomes law.

Unless we reassert the primacy of natural marriage and natural sexuality are battle be a losing one.

Mr. smear rack rights are churches will end up essentially illegal, sooner or later.

So my follow-up question to that is you. This is sort of the apocalyptic scenario here in America where Christians and with holding to just basic biblical morality and sexuality and marriage of now seen as haters and bigots and racists and deserving only of being marginalized to the outer fringes of society if even there, why have the leading Democrats and their party become so punitive willing to punish those who have different convictions and then there is me.

Why can't they see they are violating the very law. Basically, the nondiscrimination law toward Christians religious beliefs. In other words there. There discriminating against Christians religion to have their own beliefs on these issues. Well, I'll give you the short answer David because the Democratic Party at this point has been overtaken by socialists and even some outright market and and Marxism that is communism of the ends justify the main and what you do is you use the ecosystem and the roles of your opponents until you can get in the power and then you dispose of them. An old version of this is one man one vote one time I work you talk all about democracy and but if you ever get in then do away with the democracy of this is within the Democrats are doing now they're saying you know we are all about equality and fairness and tolerance of all views but as I get power. They start tamping out any view they don't like this equality act is perfect evidence of their totalitarian nature of today's Democratic Party. It's not JFK's not Franklin Roosevelt. You know it's not even Walter Mondale Sir Hubert Humphrey this is a different party and it is thoroughly Marxist. I don't believe every Democrat out in America's Marxist at all. I think the party apparatus has been taken over by Marxist. In fact, we had a press conference in Washington DC on May 20 in which Trevor Lowden was investigative reporter from New Zealand has written several books said that up to 1/3 of the Democrats in Congress are centrally Marxist, that's the progressive Caucus and if you look at what they back is no different. If you go to the Communist Party USA website you see the very same agenda. It economic redistribution curtailing individual rights is pushing the LGBT Q agenda exorbitant tax rates greatly expand government, to the point where government will dominate everything. It's amazing how fast this is happened over the last a couple decades. People then I wrote this column for one written so people would copy it and give it to their friends. I tried to make it a primer and how dangerous this agenda is, and this equality act epitomizes that danger. I hope people downloaded and get it out there. We have a LinkedIn or website the Christian columns by Robert Knight, a misnamed legal jackhammer strikes is the title of the column.

We recently adhere the Christian review held one of our speaker series events on the topic of socialism how socialism is is impacting the country in the church with Curtis Bowers, the producer of the award-winning agenda films. Why are Americans becoming more favorable toward socialism and maybe you could just define the distinction between socialism use the word Marxism are they one and the same or how they different to why we becoming more tolerant of those ideologies in America. Okay Robert Knight will answer that question right after this second break of the day here on the Christian worldview radio program as we talk about how the quality act is the actually the Christian persecution act and the interesting how this is all related topic. We recently had a Christian review speaker series of socialism that worldview of Marxism is impacting our country in a major way more after this disease, all that's Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, we ought to never become indifferent to the slaughter of the innocents taking place in our country. This is why we are offering a DVD series entitled life is best that will equip you to stand for life and against this injustice in his two DVDs that are 13 episodes that address all the facets of abortion from the worldview battle to what you can do for a limited time you can order the life is best DVD series for a donation of any amount to the Christian world. Normal retail is $49 plus shipping. Go to the Christian or call one AAA 646-2233 right to Box 401 Excelsior, MN 55331. The mission of the Christian world you is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and to share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. When Christians have a stronger faith and when unbelievers come to saving faith lives and families and churches, even communities change for the glory of God.

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Socialism, Marxism, without going over or he could.

Communism eight years before they currently eat effective eventually. The thing that goes against human nature and human nature is that we provide for our own if we work hard.

We expect to keep it socialists. I know we own you and the means of production, you being the major production so that they basically are creating a system of slavery. One of the greatest definition of slavery is 100% taxation work.

Someone else owns the fruits of your labor. That's what socialist state owns you. And there are variants of socialism.

There's Fascism and that's where they allow private companies, but the government tells them what to do. A total of the foreign has proposed that there be a federal charter Corporation. Therefore the government bureaucrats would be basically running these corporations that socialism and people like socialism because they know it causes poverty causes tyranny. It has destroyed the country of Venezuela. I mean, it's amazing that so many young people in America still think socialism is good, according to a recent Gallup poll, foreign 10 American socialism's great, like they're not paying attention to what socialism is done to Venezuela.

One of the most prosperous countries at one time, and sitting on top of the largest oil reserves in the world and and yet never starvation in Venezuela 3 million people have fled the press and spend shut down. It turned into a communist dictatorship and course when the those markets came to power, they said they were Democratic social fact, if you go back in history you will see that the people like Vladimir Lenin talked about socialism not communism, and a lot of the communist just don't see any difference between socialism and communism is just a matter what method you use to impose that on people.

It seems as though the socialists in our country. The leftist leaders of the Democrat party now would never say that we don't want to go toward Venezuela or China. That's crazy talk by you right wing, radical conservatives, but they would point out the Scandinavian countries as models for how we should have our government operated with regard to healthcare. All the other government redistributive programs are those socialist countries are they better countries than we are because they have a better safety net. The great conception of their socialist countries.

In fact, we backed off from socialism. Couple decades ago they started they start realizing that was destroying the country of people want working hard anymore and that businesses were being formed in prospering. So they backed off. The reason those countries are prosperous is because they have a large free market and that they do have an outside social safety net as they call it, and that has resulted in some very bad social outcomes that they have a high suicide rate of very few marriages anymore. You can live together in the stable support you in your child so it is kind of a slow motion suicide. They get away with it because they're largely homogenous their small countries. They don't have the huge problems and challenges that a country decides United States with practically an open border phases so you might be able to do it for a short time on a smaller scale but it disingenuous point in those countries and say that's all we want for America because it is all they want. If you look at all the proposals from the Democrat candidates. Open border greatly expanded welfare system sky high taxes would destroy the country.

You probably talked about the green new deal already belabor it but it's it's it's craziness writ large and in answer to your earlier question David about why do so many people not see this well Trevor loud referenced earlier just wrote a piece for the efflux times, which is a new worldwide newspapers very good, and it's about to invoke the magazine for teenage girls and he went through the leadership of teen Vogue and their Marxist and that they are all about changing the class consciousness and they're pushing the whole idea of socialism.

Plus, the LGBT Q agenda on young girls. Instead of buying into what could you not invited for the fashions and that sort of thing, and meanwhile there slipping them. This toxic mix socialism and sexual anarchy and unity just started going around 50. Teen Vogue is the you know socialist magazine. People look at you funny with your crazy, but Trevor loud always document everything has chapter and verse has quotes from the current editors and how radical they fit so kids are getting a steady diet of some of the public school. Some of them from places like teen Vogue, and certainly out of Hollywood and it's really no wonder that so many of them are falling victim to the siren song of socialism not knowing how disruptive it really is rubber night with us today in the Christian world view talking about the quality act and the ramifications of that one will be for Christians.

I wanted just transition quickly but briefly we won't get into this too much today Robert. They wanted to ask you a question or two about this social credit system in China and how the E quality act is related to. It really just a forerunner of getting to this particular point in society again.

China communist country with a supposedly free market economy is not really free market is totally controlled by the government. It is used to try to make money for it to keep their communist power leaders empower. This is from the New York Post.

I'm sure you read this article says China's new social credit system is a dystopian nightmare. It says imagine calling a friend, only instead of hearing the ring tone you hear a police siren and then a voice intoning quote. Be careful in your dealings with this person unquote with that put a damper on your relationship. It's supposed to. Welcome to life in China's social credit system SCS were a low score can ruin your life in more ways than one. Say you arrive at the Beijing airport, intending to catch a flight to Canton 1200 miles away to the south. The clerk at the ticket counter turns you away because you guessed it, your social credit score is too low. Not only are you publicly humiliated in the ticket line. You are then forced to travel by slow train which should have been a three hour flight becomes a 30 hour stop and go nightmare all because the government has declared you untrustworthy. Perhaps you defaulted on the loan made the mistake of criticizing some government policy online or just spent too much time playing video games on the Internet. All of these actions and many more can cause your score to plummet, forcing citizens under the most dreaded wrong on China's deadbeat caste system. The lay Alliance name about the lowest kind of perceived person in China and the punishments are shocking. The government algorithm will go for as far as to install an embarrassing ring tone on the phones of Leo Lai, shaming them every time they get a call in public. In this article goes on and on. We have a and Robert. Is it too much of a stretch to say that the E. Quality Act Was Taking Pl. We've been discussing. So far it is a forerunner to this total dystopian Orwellian situation that is taking place right now in China where you get a low rating because your your deemed untrustworthy.

You're not part of the that the government program, so to speak in any way in your life.

Is that too much of a stretch poet Gordie Verne from respect look at the founder of Mozilla Firefox Internet browser Brenda Knight was fired from his own company's board eight years after he had made a donation to the marriage proposition campaign California prop eight in 2008. Eight years later they discovered that he had donated to it and so they said he's unfit to run the company. In other words, he couldn't have social credit at that point, but that they quality act would put this on everybody who would basically be a huge hammer coming down saying if you don't think like we do celebrate what we think, acknowledge and appreciate everything. We propose every sexual activity. Every relationship taking care and convincing under the opposite sex were coming after you work and make sure you're unemployable and if you do have legal repercussions like that. It's the beginnings of a social credit to my China has it's a horrifying scenario. It's right out of 1994 and brave New World big brother telling you not only had a act but what to think. Not surprising coming from the biggest communist country in the world. I think people in America don't realize two things. One, how good we have it here. This is an amazing country. If the one unique nation blessed by God with untold freedom and prosperity enough because of our Christian roots, which helped us develop a system of individual freedom under God and if we lose it work with women can affect will drift toward a Chinese model, people have to know that the stakes here and it Christians in particular have read Revelation, the mark of the beast, but social credit system is the mark of the ureter deemed fit or unfit in that totalitarian society and the equality act.

Here is a very big step in that direction Robert, thank you for informing us today.

This very dangerous act to see this law, the quality act that is taking place as any past the house in America may be unlikely to to go the rest away.

As long as there is a Republican-controlled Senate and Pres. Trump is president, but early to rear its ugly head again in the very near future if political situations on the ground. Change the thank you. Keep up the good work Robert.

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Just go to the Christian and type your email address and there in the form to fill out to subscribe to the email and you get that with the short takes every week and like Robert said to be great if you could forward his collar more this program to others who may not be aware of this this law. This is passed the House of Representatives and probably going to fail in the Senate and I did even pass a Senate I'm sure Pres. Trump would likely veto it. But you know, barring something unforeseen in the future. This is going to this law is going to happen in the future mean you're not going to have a Republican president forever and I can have Republican-controlled Senate forever meant that's just very unlikely.

It hasn't been that the case in history.

So the fact that the Democrat party so willing every single basically every single one of them voted for it as soon as the Republicans are in the minority.

This will pass. So even if it doesn't pass.

Now it is coming is very obvious that this Robert Knight is is correct, we do live in a incredible nation. We have been totally blessed in that that is because our founders started the nation based on their worldview that God exists and he speaks in his word and that his word, the Bible is true and it's best for man to live by. And so they ordered a society around those principles of God's word again. They were perfect men. No man is perfect. I didn't get everything right, but they they created may be outside the nation of Israel. The most God honoring best prosperous nation in the history of mankind that that's a big statement in that's true. I think about America, but we have diverted very, very far away from that original worldview. Those original values where now in this country. What is evil.

See thinking that you can you that the homosexual relationships and activities that that's that's evil. What's your personal sin and abomination degrading passions. Romans one.

What's evil is now being called good and what's good standing for family biblical marriage. Embracing the gender that you were given by God at birth was good is now called evil. That's when something is gone very wrong in society. When evil is called good and good is called evil.

So as you have a memorial day weekend here with family. I hope you have an enjoyable time, but I hope also you know what's taking place in this country is one of the purposes of this program is to be a point of informing us all about some of these movements taking place in in America how this is going to change the country so doesn't mean you need to live in fear hide under your bed or nothing like that door or bead board be a downer all the time but just know what's going on know there are forces at work in this great nation that wanted to completely remake it. They want to topple the Christian foundation foundation of this country. That's ultimately what it's about. They hate God to hate his word to hate those who follow his son and that needs to be changed. So when you know that then you're not can be a surprised or unprepared for what's coming ahead because barring something unforeseen. Persecution is already here in America but it's going to increase this inequality act as a mansion will pass at some point, maybe not.

During this political term but at some point in the future when the Republicans are out of power. It is going to pass another's persecution, all the world, even in our neighbor to the north in Canada.

You can't even broadcast something on the radio that's negative about homosexuality in Canada year you are going to be prosecuted. It's Artie Taking Pl. in Canada for not calling someone by their preferred pronoun of someone courting quote transitions and now they love the man now thinks he is a woman. You can't call him a him anymore else. You be prosecuted. So this kind of thing is just on the way down here in America as well and this is because the fallen world is inspired by a hate to say this but it's true the fallen world is inspired by Satan is the father of this world and he hates and wants to devour Christians. So as you read a book like I mentioned this during interview of first Peter. Peter was writing to believers in the Roman Empire who were being persecuted like crazy near been killed for their faith. They were just a very small minority population him when forcing anyone to do anything yet they were still being persecuted, as if there were some big threat to the Empire so the three things I think the take away after listening to this interview with Robert Knight in considering this equality act, and what's on the way is number one, don't be surprised that unbelievers try to persecute you. If you're a follower of Christ thereafter surprised that you do not go with them run with and partake with them so you don't be surprised because they are surprised that you don't run with them first Peter all these passages be first Peter chapter. First Peter. This was from chapter 4 verse one therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose because he was suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin doesn't mean you overcome sin that your your free from sin. Your perfect, it just means that you are suffering like Christ has and you have given up on the past way of life as it says in the rest the patent of the passage so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the loss of men, but the will of God for the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of that, the unbelievers, the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, loss, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries in all this. They, the unbelieving world there surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and then they malign you, but they will give an account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. So don't be surprised that unbelievers want to persecute believers there surprised that you don't run with them .2. Don't fear their persecution. Just do what is right again from first Peter chapter 3, who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good, but even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness.

You are blessed and do not fear their intimidation and do not be troubled but sanctify Christ, set apart Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asked you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence goes on to say more about that. You can read first Peter three on your own today. And finally, the third point how Christians are respondents don't complain though complain about what's taking place. This is to be expected, but rejoice it actually says in first Peter chapter 4 this is beloved. Don't be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing. The persecution is all some strange things are happening to. But to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of his glory. You made choices without siltation.

If you are reviled for the name of Christ. You are the spirit of Lori rest on you. How true that is. Thank you for joining us today on the Christian review radio program again, go to website to hear the replay of the interview with Robert Knight, the Christian we do live in a changing and challenging world a wonderful nation but a changing one, but there is one thing Christian. We can always count on entrusted despite the equality act passes are not Jesus Christ and his word are the same yesterday today and forever until next weekend. Everyone think biblically and live according we hope today's broadcast turned your heart toward God's word and his son to order a CD copy of today's program or sign up for our free weekly email or to find out how you can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ go to our website the Christian, call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2233. The Christian worldview is a weekly one-hour radio program that is furnished by the overcome foundation and is supported by listeners and sponsors request one of our current resources with your donation of any amount go to the Christian or call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2230 3.2 SF Box 01, Excelsior, MN 55331 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331. Thanks for listening to the Christian world. Until next time think biblically live according

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