The wicked shaming of Karen Pence for teaching art part-time at a Christian school that adheres to biblically rooted views of marriage arises directly from the Supreme Court’s equally wicked decision to legalize same-sex marriage in Obergefell vs. Hodges. As pointed out in William McGurn’s recent Wall Street Journal article, when Obergefell was decided it was sold as live-and-let-live. But dissenting justice Alito predicted a perilous future for those who continued to hold a traditional view of marriage that being only between a man and a women. He said – “I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.”
Despite the fact that the private school’s views against homosexual marriage are the same as Barak Obama’s as late as in 2004, the Congress’s Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, and 2000 years of majority opinion in the largely Christian Western World, Ms Pence has been vilified for even teaching at a school that holds this opinion with CNN’s John King going so far as suggesting her Secret Service detail be withdrawn.
How this state of affairs has come about is because of the increasingly live-and-let-live attitude toward homosexuality, even among many with traditional christian beliefs. It is understandable that people would be glad to let others live their life the way they want, including homosexual marriage, as long as they allow them to live their life the way they want and hold the values that they believe. However, many homosexuals will never be satisfied with anything short of full acceptance of their life style, even from bible believing christians. For example, if you will not bake a cake celebrating a homosexual marriage your business must be destroyed.
The homosexuals understand within themselves that their immoral lifestyle is against God’s ordinances (Romans 1:19) and thus cannot countenance anyone reminding them of this fact. Anyone that points out the immorality of a homosexual lifestyle must be destroyed or at least shut up. Therefore, there can be no compromise in the public arena by persons with traditional beliefs with the homosexuals and their allies on the Fascist Left. Instead of taking a live-and-let-live attitude, those with traditionally biblical beliefs need to be advocates of reinstating laws against homosexual marriage and even homosexual conduct itself. Of course, persons should be free to conduct their lifestyle in the privacy of their home in the way they wish but it should not be permitted in the public arena. This is difficult to accomplish with the Supreme Court decision in place, but decisions have been overturned when public opinion is changed and that is exactly what those with traditionally beliefs should attempt to do. To continue to adopt a live-and-let-live attitude will mean the destruction of the right to hold a traditional biblical position in the public arena and perhaps eventually not even in the recesses of our home.