Persecution of the American Church to Begin Over Homosexual Agenda and Taxes
UPDATE: see my post for April 23, 2009 for an update:
The Persecution of the Church in America will begin over the issues of Homosexuality, Abortion and Taxes. Expect it to begin soon, probably in the Obama Presidency. By persecution I mean churches closed and pastors arrested. How can this be?
See the following article in Baptist Press:
As the homosexual agenda spreads and one state after another legalizes gay marriages, society and then the pols and the courts will continue to put pressure on the Church to treat homosexuals with equal rights. That will mean the Church’s hiring practices at schools, boards and hospitals will be challenged until we are forced to hire gays. Then churches will be forced to admit gays in for weddings, staff positions and membership. Government will command us to do what God commands us not to do. The pastors and churches that refuse to cooperate will be sued, fined, closed and jailed.
Hate speech codes will be invoked against preachers, evangelists and TV/Radio ministries for speaking out against homosex. Lawsuits will be filed, legeslatures will pass laws and judges will issue rulings. Church related orphanages will be required to adopt out to homosexual couples or face closing.This is already happening with some of the Catholic services.
Similarly with the issue of abortion. The Obamites will require religiously affiliated hospitals to perform abortions and if they are opposed they will be sued, shut down and prosecuted.
Obamasky has already presented a budget with a proposal to decrease the amount of charitable giving you can deduct from your income for tax purposes. This will obviously cause people to give less to charity as they have to “contribute” more to the taxman. As the budget woes continue, the Statists will look for more tax revenue and what better place than the Church? I would expect them to nibble away at the tax exempt status of various charites including churches but the real threat will be to those churches who go against the Gay Agenda. They will likely be taxed first.
God may be judging the Church and Amerika both in this situation.
Here is a great article about Religion and Politics in the Post-Christian Amerika: