There are a number of examples of the growing hostility against Christians in the USA, and around the world. I don’t mean to trivialize the trials that Christians are facing in so much of the world today, but for the last two centuries there had been a leader in guaranteeing the right of the free exercise of religion to its citizens and vistors. Those days are behind us, which I believe is one of the foundation stones that have been laid by the world for the rule of the antichrist and his war against the true church.
In the car on Monday, I was listening to a story about Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN. The university has changed its rules so that all campus organizations must comply with an “all comers” policy that does not allow groups to have any requirements for leaders that would place restrictions on race, gender, sexual orientation or religion. A story that explains the details and impact can be found on the Christian Post, I’m also going to link to the radio program In the Market where Janet Parshall interviewed the faculty advisor to the Christian Legal Society, Dr. Carol Swain. (The segment is about 25 minutes into the linked audio)
In addition to the policy not allowing Campus groups to require candidates for group leadership to assent to a statement of faith, on the radio program Dr. Swain also mentioned that the faculty handbook at this university had been changed to remove the freedom of religious assocation clauses. Now then, Dr. Swain reasoned she could be removed from her professorship at any time by the university for her assocation with her conservative bible church or the Family Resource Council. Back in 2010, the FRC was labelled as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center .
The whole idea of “hate speech’ laws, anti-bullying and so-called diversity programs these days – while sounding good, and labelled with things we are all against (hate, bullying, bigotry), are being used as a club to beat over the head of the person or group that claims the Bible as it’s sole authority for moral right and wrong. All the more, come Lord Jesus.