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Christian Couple Fined $80K for Being Christian

TimberCreek Bed & Breakfast
Written by Onan Coca

 

Oh sure. We conservative Christians who fear reprisal from the gay community and their government lackeys are simply being paranoid. The government will never trample upon our God-given right to religious liberty.

The only problem with this logic is that the government most certainly has trampled on our religious freedom, and they will continue to do so as long as we allow it. The latest example comes to us from Illinois, where a Christian couple declined to allow their facilities to be used for a homosexual civil-union ceremony.

An Illinois inn that refused to allow a same-sex couple hold their civil union ceremony on the property was fined more than $80,000 by the Illinois Human Rights Commission on Tuesday.

An administrative law judge with the commission ordered TimberCreek Bed & Breakfast to pay $15,000 each to Todd and Mark Wathen for emotional distress.

The gay couple instead held their ceremony elsewhere, which should be the simple, rational response to anyone turning down your business. But they also decided to sue the Christians for acting like… Christians.

“We are very happy that no other couple will have to experience what we experienced by being turned away and belittled and criticized for who we are,” one of the gay men said about the ruling.

cake gayThe emotional distress must have been great, because Illinois’ Human Rights Commission plans to force the Christian couple to fork over more than 80 grand. Apparently, today we live in a fascist nation where one segment of society can force another segment into slavery. And if you think I’m simply being melodramatic, you’re wrong. When one person is forced into servitude by another against their will, this is the very definition of slavery.

It’s also not how the free market works.

The free market (or capitalism) is predicated on the idea that everyone involved is there of their own volition. The seller wants to sell and the buyer wants to buy. If Chick-fil-A tried to sue a gay protester for boycotting their fast food chain, would the Human Rights Commission force the protester to pay damages to Chick-fil-A? Of course not! Because, that’s ridiculous. You can choose to spend your money where you want to spend it, so to should a businessman be able to accept or turn down your money when they want to.

This is the essence of the free market and of freedom itself.

You can read more about the terrible assault on religious liberty at these links:

Oregon Attacks Christian Businesses.

Oklahoma Democrats want Christian Business Owners to Wear a Scarlet Letter.

Christian Bakers Lose Business after Homosexuals Sue.

Kentucky T-Shirt Company under Assault by Anti-Christian Gays.

Disney and the NFL discriminate against Christians.

Hypocrites at Apple and Coca-Cola discriminate against Christians, but are fine with Muslims!

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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