Have you heard the news about the woman in the Planet Fitness locker room who objected to another man being there? Instead of the man being asked to leave, the woman was kicked out of the club because of the way she objected. Planet Fitness has a "no-judgment" policy that allows transgendered individuals to use the restrooms and locker rooms that they most identify with. Unfortunately, this' "no-judgment" policy is another way of saying we will discriminate against you if you disagree. Yvette Cormier told her story to CNN reporters on Monday.
So what would you do if that happened to you or your wife or your daughter? What would you do if you were told that your religious convictions were incompatible with public life? What if you had to choose between your job and your conscience?
These questions are no longer theoretical as Christians and other orthodox faith communities across the country are being forced to decide between Biblical ethics and sexual behavior contrary to Biblical standards now protected by law. Just ask former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman and Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein. Wait, you don’t have to go that far. Blaine Adamson of Hands on Originals in Lexington can tell you what so called “Fairness” ordinances did to his religious freedom.
In each of the above examples, sexual orientation/gender identity (SOGI) laws were used to intimidate and punish people for not conforming to the new sexual ethic—one completely opposed to Biblical teaching and the idea of religious freedom. Now for a brief commercial:
The implications of SOGI laws are real. Now is not the time to retreat, but rather to inform yourself and act.
Come and learn more about the threat of SOGI laws and how to respond at a special meeting on March 17 at the Chop House restaurant in Lexington. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Don't forget to RSVP. I look forward to seeing you there!