By Bryan Fischer
The left ceaselessly bloviates about what a terrible thing it is for some to impose their moral values on others. You can’t legislate morality, they say.
Well, tell that to two hotel owners in Cornwall, U.K. who in court now because a homosexual couple is seeking to use the full force of the English government to cram their sexual values down the throats of these small business owners.
Peter and Hazelmary Bull run a seven-room guesthouse, a private hotel, with a clearly stated policy that reads as follows:
“[A]s Christians we have a deep regard for marriage (being the union of one man to one woman for life to the exclusion of all others).
Therefore, although we extend to all a warm welcome to our home, our double bedded accommodation is not available to unmarried couples – Thank you.”
When a homosexual couple reserved a double-bedded room, the hotel owners subsequently canceled their reservation in accordance with their moral convictions and a policy that had been in effect since 1986.
Realize that the Bulls also live in this establishment, so these gay activists are trying to force them to accommodate homosexual values in their own home.
And get this: the government is paying the legal fees for the homosexuals, while the married heterosexuals have to fend for themselves in court.
This illustrates another point I have often made. We must choose between religious liberty and the homosexual agenda, because we can’t have both. Every advance of the homosexual agenda comes at the expense of religious liberty, including what you can and cannot do in your own home and on your own private property.
And remember it’s the gays who are always telling us we have no business sticking our noses into their bedrooms. Well, they’re sticking their noses as far into the Bulls’ bedrooms as you can get. The stench from this hypocrisy is nauseating.
Bottom line: these homosexuals are telling us that all that talk about how wrong it is to force your values on others is just a bunch of hooey. They want the complete and unrestrained tyrannical authority to impose their values on the rest of us whether we like it or not, and penalize us if we don’t. They could care less about protecting our right to have and exercise our own values, even in our own homes.
So the question is not whether we can legislate morality. In fact, that’s the only thing we can legislate. Which means the question is this: whose morality we will legislate – the morality of sexual deviants or the morality of God?
(Note: according to the dictionary, “deviant” means “departing from usual or accepted standards, esp. in social or sexual behavior.” So referring to homosexuals as “deviants” is not name-calling, it’s truth-telling. You could look it up.)
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)
The Moral Liberal contributing editor, Bryan Fischer, is Director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy at the American Family Association, and is the host of the daily ‘Focal Point’ radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. ‘Focal Point’ airs live from 1-3 pm Central Time, and is also simulcast on the AFA Channel, which can be seen on the Sky Angel network.