The real discrimination taking place in the U.S.

Friday, April 24, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

A Christian leader who helped write the Federal Religious Freedom Act says a society that extends religious liberties to its people but also holds true to anti-discrimination ideals for everyone can exist.

Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, was at the Rose Garden ceremony at the White House when President Clinton signed the bill into law. Dr. Land, the former president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, tells OneNewsNow radical activists were successful in getting the original Religious Freedom Bills proposed in Indiana and Arkansas re-worked, but they failed to fight the argument that the laws would discriminate against homosexuals.

Land, Dr. Richard (SBC, ERLC)"This is where the analogy to the lunch counter and to segregation is completely and utterly disanalogous and disingenuous, because there is no community in America where a gay couple is not going to be able to find somebody who will be more than happy to provide that service for the fee," he asserts. "So why pick on a conservative Christian proprietor and under penalty of law weaponize the government and say, 'You've got to do this, or we're going to fine you, or we're going to put you in jail, or we're going to run you out of business'?"

And that, according to Dr. Land, is the real discrimination that is taking place.

"It's ugly; it's thuggish; it's brutish," he laments. "It's the totalitarian left in all of its ugly face."

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