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Friday, November 21, 2008

Gay Agenda Runs Private Business – Frightening for Everyone

It's the American Dream. Find a need, start a business that fulfills the need, grow your business, then have gay activists dictate how you run your business. Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder of the eHarmony online relationship site, is now living that dream.

A lawsuit, the result of a 2005 discrimination complaint filed by Eric McKinley against eHarmony for failing to provide services for same-sex couples, has been settled out of court.

Under terms of the settlement, eHarmony will launch a second online relationship site called Compatible Partners, which will "welcome all single individuals who are genuinely seeking long-term relationships," according to eHarmony Vice President of Legal Affairs Antone Johnson.

Also under terms of the settlement, Compatible Partners will give McKinley $5,000 and a complimentary one-year membership. In addition, the settlement gives the first 10,000 same-sex registrants a free six-month subscription.

So now Dr. Warren, who is an evangelical Christian, gets to live out his American dream by providing services for people who live a lifestyle that goes against his personal religious beliefs.

This should frighten and upset Christians, certainly, but Christians are not the only people who should be frightened and upset. When private business owners are told that they must run their businesses in a way that violates their own values, that should frighten and upset not only Christians, but also atheists, gays, straights, vegetarians, hunting enthusiasts: everyone who owns or hopes to someday own a business.

Today, Christians must violate their values. Who will it be tomorrow?


Blogger Christina said...

While it should frighten all business owners, the truth is, it will likely only affect Christians and those who have a moral standard.

I feel sad for Mr. Warren. This is probably pretty upsetting for him, yet he has absolutely no say. I think it would make me throw in the towel.

Good post!

5:46 PM  
Blogger The Great American said...

This should most certainly concern Christians for so many reasons. Having un-Godly lfestyles imposed on us should be one of those. And if Christians think God is going to bless this country anytime soon are sorely mistaken. As long as we keep electing abortion radicals and supporting "alternate" lifestlyes, God is going to withhold is blessings from us.

Awesome blog!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Bryan Alexander said...

Christina, it may be that this will only affect Christians. And I also agree with the comments by The Great American.

I think, however, that in the long run, everyone should be concerned about this type of government interference with private business because if courts today can dictate how Christian-based businesses conduct their business, then tomorrow a different court can dictate how non-Christian based business conducts its business.

The October 14, 1968 Congressional Record records the words of German anti-Nazi activist Martin Niemoller:

"When Hitler attacked the Jews
I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists,
I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned.
Then Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church --
and there was nobody left to be concerned."

As a Christian, I'm offended by the gay agenda interference in private Christian business. As an American, I'm concerned about a government that allows such interference by any group in private business. All Americans should be concerned by that.

11:08 AM  

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