I’ve seen this phrase pop up again and again in the last few weeks. First it was for the country song “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town that was pulled from various radio stations because listeners believed that the song supported the “gay agenda” (despite the writers of the song stating that the song is about getting a guy back).
More recently, this phrase is being used to support the Religious Freedom laws that are being passed. Currently, there are over 20 states that have this law. The state of Indiana is currently taking the most heat for it because the law is written in such a way that business owners could refuse to serve the LGBTQ community. Opponents of this law say that Religious Freedom basically means that you can legally discriminate against an entire community.
Now, I am in full support of anyone who wishes to practice the rules of religion, so long as they are not harming others or themselves in the process. If someone’s religion says that they should not be participating in homosexual acts, then I can at the very least understand why they would want to take a pass on downloading Grindr to their phone. However, my main question is how welcoming members of the LGBTQ community into a place of business (whether that business is religious or not) actually poses any threats to the business. I have not read the Bible cover to cover, but I have at least skimmed through significant portions of it. I came across the parts that said not to lie, steal, cheat on your spouse, murder, and so on. I’ve yet to come across the passage that reads “Though shall not serve hash browns to gay people.” Maybe I skipped over that section?
Furthermore, though I don’t get out of the house much, I have yet to actually see evidence of the so-called “gay agenda.” Now, if I do come across a meeting where the LGBTQ community plots world domination, I’ll be sure to attend it because I love getting free cups of coffee. As far as I’m aware, though, the only huge agenda I see in the world right now is the Hate Agenda. This is where one member of society meets another member, finds something in the member that they don’t like (whether it be race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, hair color, occupation, etc.), and then decides to treat that member like they are less than human. The Hate Agenda has caused people to lose confidence, become depressed, get attacked physically and/or verbally, and even commit suicide. Call me crazy, but I think if we really wanted to abolish harmful threats to society, we could do this much more effectively by focusing our energy on spreading love and kindness to every human being, regardless of the life they live or what they believe in, rather than worrying if the polite gay couple eating at table three is planning to take over the world. But hey, I’m not a business owner, so what do I know?
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