Homosexual activists are making a push against religious freedom, bolstered by millions of dollars to help their cause.
After homosexual activists claimed victory in June when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized unnatural marriage, that win wasn't the end of the effort.
"Attacking religious exemptions is the next big wave," Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, told LifeSiteNews in a July 31 story.
LifeSiteNews reported on an investigation by Catholic News Agency, which found that six liberal foundations contributed $4.8 million into efforts to force religious organziations to accept same-sex marriage.
Matt Barber, founder of Barbwire.com and a constitutional attorney, tells OneNewsNow the sole purpose to is eliminate religious exemptions.
"This is nothing short of an effort to engage in religious cleansing," Barber alleges, accusing the "secular left" and homosexual activists of working together to force Christians to accept homosexuality.
The foundations named in the story are The Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the Gill Foundation, the Proteus Fund, the David Bohnett Foundation, the Arcus Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.
The original Catholic News Agency story can be read here.
To help make its case, the CNA points out a troubling quote from homosexual activist Tim Sweeney. He told homosexual activists earlier this year they can fight religious exemptions for "two to three years" or have a "protacted twenty-year struggle on our hands."
Sweeney was talking to the Out and Equal Executive Forum, where he said laws protecting religious liberty, and the 2014 Hobby Lobby decision, are about using "religious liberty" to discriminate against homosexuals.
Sweeney, who has led both Haas and the Gill Foundation, made those comments before the Supreme Court ruling in June.
Lesbian columnist Sally Kohn wrote in commentary after the ruling that she hopes "anti-gay Christians" will be "politically and socially ostracized."
"The world is simply moving on without you," Kohn wrote, though a poll taken a week after the court decision showed Americans don't agree.
A whopping 82 percent said a wedding photographer should be able to turn down a homosexual wedding, the Caddell Associates poll showed.
The poll also found voters chose religious liberty over protecting homosexual rights by a four-to-one margin.
Barber says the issue was never confined to so-called "marriage equality."
"They don't just want Christians pushed to the margins, and shut and locked in the doors of their own churches and homes," Barber says of homosexual activists. "They want Christians chastised."