March 14, 2017

College students support religious freedom for Muslims. For Christians, not so much...

Everyone agreed that a creative professional should have the foundational freedom to decline work that conflicts with their conscience or beliefs. But, when faced with a situation that goes against current cultural expectations, like a Christian photographer declining to promote a same-sex wedding, the gears start grinding. If a law that forces someone to promote something against their beliefs is so laughable, so unimaginable…then why is it so difficult to extend the same freedom to a Christian creative professional?


  1. It would be appropriate if the question was also posed as to whether or not a Muslim photographer could decline the option to capture images at a same-sex wedding. I would like to see if that led to the gears grinding less.

    1. Yes! Or whether Christians should be allowed to wear large crosses/headcoverings in the marketplace. The two questions are a false equivalence.

  2. in today's world, a person sexual desires is what defines them. Saying that you do not recognize the morality of a person's sexual actions is then denying who that person is. This is then termed hate and is the greatest crime in today's world. The Christian will say that a person's sexual desires is not who they are, but only a part of being a human, that is having a body with all of its wants and needs. We say that a person is made in the image of God and has an innate dignity and is loved by God. God wants them to be happy and we can use our brains to recognize what the reproductive system and our sexual desires are for.

  3. The use of one's sexual faculties are only properly exercised within a marriage between one man and one woman. The functions of the marital act are both unitive and procreative. To use one's sexual faculties outside of this context had both spiritual and temporal consequences.

  4. It is either an element of fallen human nature or an unintelligent (i.e. not thought through) response to a (any) problem of inequality. The seemingly easiest path is to lower the one side rather than raising the other. The school systems did it in response to Civil Rights in the 60's and Pope Francis uses the same method today by lowering Catholic esteem in order to show that other faith confessions are to be recognized. On the one hand this does not achieve equality and on the other it only succeeds in lowering the esteem of the chastized.

  5. It sees that universities are "teaching" these young people to hate Christianity little by little. What should be a "no brainer" is very difficult for them to grasp. They hem and haw, uh...uh...uh because what they are now being taught conflicts with what they were taught as youngsters. This leads to an even quicker falling away from Christianity. It comes as no surprise that this is happening.
    Its similar to when Al Gore addressed a group of high school students. He told them that their parents were unable to make decisions on climate change because they weren't "educated" enough. What he meant was they weren't "indoctrinated" enough.
    What is the answer? For the faithful, it might be a return to a more traditional worship. It is my understanding that young people whose parents take the to the Latin Mass tend to stick with the Church at a higher percentage.
    Also, it's time to stop all federal funding at Catholic universities. It always comes with the requirement that a certain percentage of regents and faculty be non-Catholic. We need to be sure that Christian morality prevails in these universities. No more bending over backwards to accommodate opposing views can be allowed.
    For our "separated" brothers and sisters in Christ, they will have to do what is best for their affiliated universities.
    I guess what it all boils down to is that parents must know what their children are being taught. If it is anti-Christ, and I mean it as written, remove your children if you have other options. As a parent paying for college tuition, YOU DO habe options. You owe it to your children to give them a Christian education.