by John Nantz
Conscience is once more under withering attack from the Godless Left. Obliquely, the Left is assaulting the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of religion. It is without question, that the exercise of one’s religious conscience should be free from government coercion. What public outcry would arise if a state or federal government compelled a Jewish baker to create a Nazi themed birthday cake, or ordered a faithful Muslim to photograph a bachelor party involving drunkenness and nudity. But, hardly a murmur is voiced when Christians are coerced into participating in an unnatural union. Perversely, the liberal media machine raises hysterical cries of hypocrisy and buries under a mound of rhetoric the crown jewel of our civil liberties.
Kirsten Powers and Johnathan Merritt seem to think this state of affairs is just fine. In their recent article, they pay lip service to the idea that religious persons should be free from government coercion with regard to the exercise of conscience. However, they illogically shift, in the span of one sentence, from the dictates of an individual’s religiously informed conscience to the uninformed opinion of “society.” They substitute individual conviction based on objective doctrine for the tyranny of the majority. In an attempt to span the intellectual chasm, they’ve created a tortured monstrosity. [Read more...]by