Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Must Omaha Now Hire a LGBT Police Chief?

Omaha City Councilwoman Jean Stothert shared on her Facebook page just a sample of what the city is in for after the Council passed last week's proposal to grant special protection to homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered, those who don't bother with gender identification, etc.

Wrote Stothert, "I have been contacted by members of the LGBTQ community stating [that the] new OPD Chief should be chosen from the LGBTQ community [because] there are many 'within OPD that would be qualified for this position.' Otherwise it would demonstrate 'Omaha's bigotry.'"

Expect a lot more of this kind of foolishness in the future. But remember it is foolishness now backed by law.

Thus, the business owner who refuses to to hire a cross-dresser is open to a lawsuit because of his...bigotry.  A religious radio station which hires someone other than the homosexual who turned in a resume is open to a lawsuit because of...bigotry.  A Christian college which requires biblical standards of sexual morality from its students is open to a lawsuit because of...bigotry. The landlord who is an Orthodox Jew (or Christian, Muslim, Mormon, or Jehovah's Witness) who doesn't rent her apartment to a lesbian threesome is open to a lawsuit based upon her...bigotry. A self-employed photographer or caterer or florist who decides not to service a same-sex union ceremony is open to a lawsuit because of his or her...bigotry.

Get the picture?

And what of the priest, preacher or rabbi who speaks out against what the Bible clearly and repeatedly presents as sexual perversions? What kinds of legal action will now be aimed at him? Indeed, where are the protections for conscience rights of the citizenry? Where is the protection for religious freedom, rights of association, property and speech?

Sigh. I'm afraid that a tyranny of the minority (and a brazenly immoral minority at that) is fast headed our way. And for opening that Pandora's box, the citizens of Omaha have the City Council members who capriciously voted for this proposal to thank: Pete Festersen, Ben Gray, Chris Jerram, and Garry Gernandt -- Democrats every one.