Commentary: Your Mouth is About to Get You in Trouble
The Destruction of Human Rights
Martin G. Collins
Given 23-Aug-14; 10 minutes
Are you in danger of being fined, fired, or even taken to court for something you say or do every day? How real is the danger? You may be surprised at how near the probability has come to you personally as a Christian, and the consequences can be rather severe—and may only get worse.
Notice what has been happening lately to anyone associated with Christianity:
» A professor at Ball State University was banned from even mentioning the concept of intelligent design because it would supposedly “violate the academic integrity” of the course that he was teaching.
» The mayor of Washington D.C. asked gospel singer Donnie McClurkin not to attend his own concert because of his Christian views on homosexuality.
» Chaplains in the U.S. Military are being forced to perform gay marriages, even if it goes against their personal religious beliefs. The few chaplains that have refused to follow orders know that it means the end of their careers.
» In America today, there are many groups that are absolutely obsessed with eradicating every mention of God out of the public sphere. For example, an elementary school in North Carolina ordered a little six year-old girl to remove the word “God” from a poem that she wrote to honor her two grandfathers that had served in the Vietnam War.
» A high school track team was disqualified earlier this year because one of the runners made a gesture thanking God once he had crossed the finish line.
» Earlier this year, a Florida Atlantic University student who refused to stomp on the name of Jesus was banned from class.
» A teacher in New Jersey was fired for giving his own Bible to a student that didn’t own one.
» Volunteer chaplains for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (a few miles north of us) have been banned from using the name of Jesus on government property.
» A young Tennessee girl was suspended from school because she said “Bless you” when a classmate sneezed. The government public school, in direct opposition to the Constitution of the United States, has a no tolerance policy against any previously free speech that even hints at being related to God.
There are many liberal antagonists that are trying to tell us what to think. The clear message coming from all major U.S. institutions (the government, the media, the education system, even the health and the entertainment industries) is deceitfully determined in unison to squelch Christian terms and dialogue.
These progressive liberals are single-minded in their efforts to eradicate from the earth everything associated with Christianity because they are under the influence of their demonic god: “your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (I Peter 5:8).
The establishment is determined to control what we say and how we think, and they are relentless in their zeal. They never stop working because their father Satan never does.
Revelation 12:12 tells us,
Revelation 12:12 Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.
This will probably happen to usher in the Great Tribulation; nevertheless, his attitude of wrath against Christians is influencing this society now.
Now let’s contrast the persecution against Christians with the perverse importance that this secular society places on animals. In this glorifying of animals, we see the hate for humanity that Satan has instilled in his fools.
Do you think attorneys are scrambling to come to the aid and backing of persecuted, assaulted, and murdered Christians? Absolutely not. So what are attorneys scrambling to defend?
Attorney Rees Lloyd alerts us to a very real and extraordinarily bizarre movement to glorify and defend animals by suing humans for violation of animal rights in his December 20, 2013, article titled, “Will Animal ‘Civil Rights’ Trump Human Rights?” Mr. Lloyd writes,
I recently received a solicitation from a continuing education in the law provider, the Rutter Group, to sign up for Rutter's "new" online course from Lewis & Clark Law School which could lead you to what they advertise as an exciting, path-breaking, fulfilling "career in Animal Rights Law."
Animal civil rights? Animal civil rights enforceable by crusading liberal lawyers in the courts? Animal civil rights as a "legal career." Yes. It’s been out there for a while, if not on the nightly news. And it is growing apace by progressive liberal self-anointed … defenders of newly perceived or invented legal "rights" of animals. (It is unknown if these animal "rights" crusaders will specialize in different animals, e.g., pig rights specialists, chicken rights specialists, etc.)
Poor deluded me. Here I have spent the last thirty years or so as an attorney defending, mostly pro bono, the civil rights, constitutional rights, workers rights, employment rights, and veterans rights of humans.
Alas, I have been blind to the newly asserted proposition that the true victims of "rights" deprivations are animals, whose heretofore unrecognized legal "rights" are violated by—wait for it: Humans!
Apparently, it is only humans who can be sued for violation of an animal's rights, and not other animals. Even predators, who naturally prey on the victim animals, apparently can sue for violation of their rights; but are apparently immune from being sued for "civil rights" violations for violation of the rights of the animals on which they prey, on the basis that the predators are, after all, "animals."
According to the solicitation I received from the Lewis & Clark Law School …, "animal rights" law practice is not just growing, it is expanding with "blazing speed."
It appears a new generation of liberal lawyers and law school academics are intent on going where no lawyers have gone before, enshrining in law "rights" of animals not heretofore recognized, and ensuring that evil, carnivorous, callous humans cease to violate the rights of animals, especially cows, pigs, chickens, and other edible ones, by filing lawsuits against humans who do violate those animals' "rights," including by eating them.
Will the "blazing speed" at which progressive liberals are advancing "animal rights law" trump the rights of humans for whom the Constitution was created by the Founding Fathers, who never mentioned or hinted that animals have "civil rights"? ….
Animal "rights," enforceable by lawsuits in American courts, may sound absurd. But it is no joke. Indeed, there is an almost religious, messianic, "saving-the-world" fervor by the progressive liberal lawyers and law school academics in their solicitation of lawyers to attend their Animal Rights Law Conference to learn how to sue humans for violating the civil "rights" of animals, including of course, by eating them.
Don't be surprised if one day you are served with a Summons to answer a law suit complaint filed on behalf of a pig, cow, chicken, for alleged violation of its "rights" brought by some starry-eyed, self-righteous ACLU lawyer, or other narcissistic progressive liberal who self-righteously glares at you in court in quivering moral superiority as he or she alleges that you not only had bacon at breakfast but actually and cruelly had a steak with it, along with your eggs, potatoes, and orange juice.
Mr. Lloyd ends his article with,
When that day comes, just be thankful that progressive liberal lawyers, judges, and law school academics haven't decided that eggs, potatoes, and oranges have civil "rights," too.
At least, not yet.
These are just a few examples of how persecution is increasing. Granted, people are not usually being dragged off to prison for what they’re saying or eating just yet, but we’re heading down that path. Beware! Your mouth is about to get you in trouble, whether you speak or eat.
Every day that goes by, the mainstream media in the United States bombards us with subtle (and not so subtle) demands about what we should believe and what “appropriate speech” consists of, and as if that is not bad enough, what state-approved food is allowed.
The reality has arrived that you are in danger of being fined or even arrested and taken to court for saying truthful things and living God’s way of life. Jesus Christ warns us that persecution is coming and we are realizing that it has already begun by stealth in such ways as I've mentioned.
So, speak the truth always, but watch your mouth so you don’t needlessly put your foot in it. And, let God guide you as Jesus Christ promised the Spirit of our Father would.