09 May 2015

Attempts to Criminalize Christianity

Criminalizing Christianity
Aware that pro-Christian Americans are growing in numbers fast, wwo possible GOP presidential contenders and four congressmen decided to appear in a new documentary that claims the push for gay rights threatens Christianity.

"What kind of freedom of speech do we have if a person who expresses a biblical viewpoint about marriage is told they can't open their businesses in a location?" asks Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and prospective 2016 presidential candidate, in the trailer for the documentary "Light Wins: How To Overcome The Criminalization Of Christianity," which was first reported by Right Wing Watch.

The film is a project by socially conservative activist Janet Porter, who plans to release it later this month.

According to an email Porter sent to supporters last week, the documentary also features Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), as well as Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) and Steve King (R-Iowa).

"If homosexual activists get everything they want, it will be nothing less than the criminalization of Christianity," argues an unidentified man featured in the "Light Wins" trailer.

A second trailer, also posted by Right Wing Watch, argues that the Boy Scouts of America "needlessly caved to a dark sexual agenda that violates the safety [and] innocence of our children" perpetrated by the "homosexual lobby."

Paul's involvement in the documentary is more surprising. When asked about same-sex marriage recently, he affirmed that he favors so-called traditional marriage, but believes the Republican Party should tolerate different views.

"If you tell people from Alabama, Mississippi or Georgia, 'You know what, guys, we’ve been wrong, and we’re gonna be the pro-gay-marriage party,' they’re either gonna stay home or - I mean, many of these people joined the Republican Party because of these social issues," Paul said in an interview last summer.