A bill enacted in Indiana this week caught national attention because it sparked the debate over religious liberty. That same week the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, deemed by many as a license to "discriminate", was amended to clarify an all ready clear purpose.
The laws initial intention was to define the rights of business owners who held a faith that didn't condone certain lifestyles/cultural rituals. But the debate quickly became skewed by the leftist media and extreme liberal social groups who lambasted the Christian right for encouraging a bill that protected businesses owners investments and livelihood at the expense of "human rights".
Fact is, not one of us has the right to not be discriminated against. Christians, gays, Jews, Muslims, teachers, lawyers, pastors ect... Does that make it right? Does that make is Biblical? Of course not, it makes it American. We have the right to be tolerated; not accepted. If you tolerate something, you don't necessarily agree with it. If you accept something, you make it your own.
Even worse, the GOP establishments whimpers from the sidelines show a broken, fractured party that is on the brink of eliminating all social issues from it's parties platform. They elitist career politicians in the Republican Party are demanding the party drop social issues from campaign trails because they have polled poorly on them in the past.
The reason? The GOP establishment is frail on social issues. We can no longer rely on establishment candidates to continue the religious liberty debate. We must focus our attention on electing people like Mike Pence in Indiana. He at least brought the bill to the floor and started the debate.
The best comment about this whole debate was made by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal,
"America didn't create religious liberty. Religious Liberty created America."
So GOP establishment, if you want to eliminate the social values platform: Go Ahead. But then go ahead and raise your white flag and get out of the way of those who are willingly to stand up and debate religious liberty.
"Love is Patient. Love is Kind."