The Real Issue is Freedom of Expression!

The nationwide furor deliberately created by the Fascist Gay Activists with contemptuous complicity by certain corporate ” brownshirts ” and the mass media over the solicited comments by the owners of a small pizzeria in a small Indiana community, was in fact, related directly to Freedom of Religion.   It is obvious to anyone with common sense and decency, in far shorter supply today than in the recent past, that the vicious and unconscionable attacks on the owners of that small town, small business, were criminal acts, inflicted with ” malice aforethought “.

First, the mass media, fascist gay activists and their political and corporate allies, made vicious ” mad dog ” attacks on the character, intentions, and religious views of the pizzeria owners, and added death threats to their array of criminal intolerance. Yes, readers, you heard me: CRIMINAL ACTS.   What occurred last week was in fact, organized crime!   What was perpetrated against these Christian business owners, simply for expressing a religious belief in response to a deliberately sought out business with a deliberately targeted loaded question, in terms of impugning and defamation of character, were nothing short of criminal acts.   All this organized criminal conduct was committed, simply because these business owners were Christians who were ” set up ” and gave a simple honest answer to a staged question.

free speechIn the next few days that followed, the cowardly behavior of Indiana Governor Mike Pence and his cowardly legislators, was nothing short of criminal facilitation. Instead of launching a criminal investigation on behalf of the free speech rights of the business owners, they caved in like the small, under-a-rock creeps they really turned out to be.   So what, if Apple CEO Tim Cook made threats to discontinue business in Indiana?   So what, if the NCAA threatened to take the ” Final Four somewhere else next year?   That is far less of an issue in the American Republic than the Bill of Rights.   Governor Pence took an oath of office that he clearly has violated to the extreme.   Many should recall what Patrick Henry said, posing the question that provides the right answer to the cowardly Indiana Governor and his cowardly legislature: ” Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! But as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! “.   Joshua 24:12 provides these and other political and corporate cowards and evil-doers with a similar, simple answer to any mental dilemma regarding what was the right thing to do; ” As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord. ”

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The ” Religious Freedom Restoration Acts ” as applied to this horrifying set of events and many related cases in other states, are, in part, an issue of Religious Freedom.   However, before the left-wing media prints that story, they should ” stop the presses “!   RushdieThe real story here is ” Freedom of Speech and Expression “!   As was just recently pointed out in a story written by the editor of Eagle Rising, Onan Coca, ” Unless speech is allowed to offend, it is not ‘ free speech ‘.”   Thus, in expressing their true religious beliefs, the owners of the Indiana pizzeria were placed in a purely hypothetical situation by a reporter who obviously was choosing a Christian-owned business to query in order to deliberately pick a fight on behalf of the fascist gay activists.   There was no active case of the exercise of religious freedom; the scenario that set them up to be destroyed involved no act of religious exercise, because no request to ” cater a gay wedding ” was ever made!

These business owners in Indiana have my deepest and most sincere sympathies. They also have my deepest and most sincere outrage.   The real issue in this case, because all the furor, lies, deception, hyperbole, governmental cowardice, death threats and the forced shutdown of their livelihood, was due to a single issue: their right under our Constitution and Bill of Rights, to ” Freedom of Expression “.   The politicians, corporations, fascist gay activists and other evil fanatics who were involved in both despicable cowardice and these reprehensible criminal acts, are literally at war with Free Speech.

Christianity began with free speech. A major component of Christ Jesus’ ministry on earth was His Gospel teachings, the Sermon on the Mount, his Parables, his teaching of His Disciples, his telling of many Parables, and of course, the Great Commission of Matthew, Chapter 28. Christianity was spread throughout the world for 2,000 years, beginning with the Acts of the Apostles, by preaching and spreading the good news and the message of Christ—through ” free expression “.   Now, in 2015 America, our so-called ” leaders ” are behaving like the cruel Roman Empire of the First Century A.D.

The ” free exercise of religion ” that was guaranteed our people by the Bill of Rights, cannot be ” freely exercised without the companion right to ” freedom of expression.” How can Christians following the Biblical teaching of Jesus Christ, who, despite gay activists egregious and repetitive lies to the contrary, plainly condemned homosexuality nine different times in New Testament Scripture, freely exercise their Christian beliefs and conscience, without the right to also freely express their beliefs, via freedom of speech?

John DeweyIn this recent case in Indiana, it is quite obvious that the evil agenda of the fascist gay rights activists and their despicable allies is to stamp out the free exercise of Christianity, by first stamping out the free expression of Christian beliefs. Across America, in diverse places, Christian business owners are being harassed, intimidated, sued, arrested, threatened, and criminally persecuted for reasons that have absolutely no motivation other than to stamp out Christianity unless the Bible Scriptures are unspoken, unwritten, and otherwise not communicated, if they are in conflict with the evil homosexual agenda. Those who should be fined, arrested, sued, and prosecuted for ” organized criminal activity ” are these gay and lesbian activists and their allies in corporate businesses and government.

Prior to the start of the American Revolution, patriots were called into revolt against tyranny by free expression, culminating in the Declaration of Independence. Time and time again, these Founding Fathers invoked God when speaking and writing about our God-given liberties and rights.   Americans will have no liberty or freedom, and will continue to descend into tyranny, if we allow these cruel tyrants of the like who destroyed a Christian business in small town Indiana, to continue to behave like Imperial Rome of the First Century and the Soviet Union of the 20th Century. Christians in America will be severely persecuted and eventually put to the sword unless we take a hard stand immediately and fight these tyrants and organized criminals with every means at our disposal, for our Constitutionally guaranteed rights, including our Freedom of Expression!

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Dale Summitt

Dale Summitt, a passionate writer, public speaker and consultant on public policy, Christian advocacy, education and other issues, is Owner & C.E.O. of Trailblazing America, guardian of America's Christian Faith, Constitution and Bill of Rights, by trailblazing new pathways to Liberty, Justice and Virtue. A veteran career educator and a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian, he is a veteran of the Constitutional Conservative side of the " Culture Wars ", during his long and successful career in teaching and educational leadership in both public and private schools. Battling to preserve morality and high academic standards, Mr. Summitt devoted many years to confronting the dark forces of the radical left who seek to indoctrinate students with liberal and immoral doctrines and threatening to destroy our nation from within.

Mr. Summitt is a " true believer " in the Constitutional principles of limited self-government and the preservation of liberty and freedom enshrined in our Bill of Rights, as well as a firm adherent to a Christian worldview. Believing as a Christian educator and writer that education and intellect is wasted on anyone lacking moral character, he is determined to use his writing abilities to help restore the greatness and Exceptionalism of America and preserve the Judeo-Christian culture that has existed since our nation's founding.

Mr. Summitt resides in a rural area of the beautiful Hill Country of Central Texas with his loving wife and family. He is constructing a new website and will soon be back online at

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