I remember a conversation I had at lunch with some colleagues about twenty years ago. My friend Bureaucrat X and I were discussing the homosexual “rights” movement, and another asked why we were wasting our time bothering with such nonsense.
Bureaucrat X turned to him and said, “Because they’re the next entitled victim group, like the blacks.”
My colleague couldn’t believe his ears. “That’s ridiculous!” he sputtered. No way, he told us, would “gay rights” advocates attain the power of the race hustlers. My friend and I were obviously not getting out enough.
Which brings us to this:
Gay couples in Denmark will be permitted to wed in any church they want, although almost one third of priests in the country have said they will not perform the ceremonies.
The Scandinavian country’s parliament voted on homosexual marriage and, by a large majority, were in favour of it, meaning churches across Denmark are not permitted to refuse gay marriages. The country’s church minister, Manu Sareen, described the result as “historic”, explaining that he felt it was very important all church members were given the right to marry.
If you don’t think this kind of nonsense is coming to America, think again. The Catholic Church in this country is already under attack: look at the Obama regime’s attempt to force the Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for abortions — something that would have been unthinkable only ten years ago.
Before we go any further, let me point out that my attitude toward state licensing of marriage is one of implacable hostility in any case. What right does the state have to demand its permission of free people to engage in holy matrimony? So in one sense, the whole “gay marriage” controversy here in the U.S. — which is about state-licensed civil “marriages” — is irrelevant.
The problem is, after homosexual civil unions are finally enshrined in “law,” the next step will be to force churches to perform such “marriages,” as in Denmark. Not to submit will make one guilty of “discrimination” and “hate.”
In just a few short years, “gay marriage” has gone from being a joke to something that one can lose one’s job for opposing. The “gay” power movement is on a roll, and they aren’t going to stop, because each victory means even more power and influence for them.
What’s coming later? The way things are going, Christianity itself will soon be under open attack. Christians are increasingly portrayed in the popular media as intolerant, narrow-minded, bigoted, and stupid. Christian symbols are no longer respectable. Soon, being a Christian will mean being disreputable, an outsider, even un-American. Eventually one’s Christianity will be grounds for being refused employment, or for suspicion of “extremism.” It’s already beginning to happen now.
Think that’s a stretch? So was “gay” power twenty years ago.