Iowa Social Engineers Exploit Civil Rights Law to Impose Depravity on Churches

Militant homosexuals constitute an insignificant percentage of the population. Why is advancing their radical agenda such a high priority for the progressives in charge? Because it is a tool that can be used to attack Christianity:

A pair of Iowa churches are challenging a new interpretation of their state’s civil rights act, which prohibits Christians from making gay or transgender people feel unwelcome and from restricting church bathroom use to a person’s biological gender.

Anything that does not comply with their most imperious demands makes them “feel unwelcome.” Allowing men to use the ladies room would make Christians feel unwelcome in their own church. That’s the idea.

A 2007 amendment to the Iowa Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, among other factors.

It becomes increasingly obvious how tyrannical and intolerable feel-good “civil rights” decrees actually are when taken to extremes — as they inevitably will be.

Religious institutions are exempt, but only when they are doing something “related to a bona fide religious purpose.”

Typically, the exemption is vague enough to allow activist judges to throw it out the window. Does taking a leak have a “bona fide religious purpose”? If not, you can do it in front of little girls.

[T]he newest explanation from the Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC), a law enforcement agency commissioned to end discrimination in Iowa, wrote that “a childcare facility operated at a church or a church service open to the public” would be subject to the regulations.

Is your daughter safe from Sean Patrick Smith types in the restroom at a church daycare facility? Not if it’s in Iowa.

On July 4, Fort Des Moines Church of Christ filed a federal lawsuit arguing that not exempting church services—all of which are open to the public, they argue—violates the First Amendment. Without full exemption, they fear the state government could censor church teachings.

It could and it will. The Bible is hate speech, after all.

The ICRC also announced that individuals may choose their restroom based on “their gender identity, rather than their assigned sex at birth,” without having to show documentation or answer questions.

Given the extreme hostility of gay militants toward Christians, it is not hard to imagine a flash mob of several dozen drag queens showing up in a church’s ladies room just as services end. That is just the sort of Alinskyite soft terrorism that you could expect to be used in support of a degenerate soft tyranny like we live under. The authorities are inviting it, just as they have invited the practice of searching out and destroying Christian bakeries.

Hold on tight to your sense of decency, because progressives will do whatever they can to pry it away from you.

The purpose of the gay rights agenda.

On a tip from Steve T. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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