Friday, November 20, 2009

What Will Happen If President Obama Gets His Way

Want to see a crystal ball into the future of what will happen if President Obama gets his way on the gay marriage issue? Read on.

Keep Your Opinions to Yourself : The New Double Standard
November 19, 2009

Peter Vidala was being harassed at work -- subjected, over and over again, to views he found offensive. When he finally spoke up, he was fired. It’s an illustration of the double standard that often prevails when it comes to same-sex “marriage.” Vidala was a deputy manager at a Brookstone store in Boston’s Logan Airport. Last August, a manager visiting from another store told Vidala she was planning to “marry” her female partner.

Vidala said he “quickly changed the subject.” As a Christian, he considered homosexual behavior immoral, and same-sex “marriage” an “oxymoron.” The woman’s comments made him uncomfortable. But the visiting manager didn’t get the message -- or maybe she did. She talked about her wedding plans over and over. Vidala later told Fox new she was goading him into commenting on her relationship.

Vidala said, “By the fourth time she mentioned it, I felt God wanted me to express how I felt about the matter. So I did.” He told her, “Regarding your homosexuality, I think that’s bad stuff.” He also reported that he had intended to tell her he would prefer she not bring up the subject at work, but she just started laughing.

And then she told him, “Get over it...keep your opinions to yourself.” She then complained to human resources, and Vidala was fired. Why? Because by “imposing” his beliefs on her, it constituted “harassment.” So pummeling a junior-level Christian employee with endless comments he finds offensive is OK. But making a single critical comment to a lesbian senior-level employee is a firing offense.

Even more disturbing is the reason Brookstone gave to back up its decision. In Massachusetts, same-sex “marriage” is legal. So a lesbian employee can prattle on about her wedding plans without harassing anyone. The implications of this are frightening. If same-sex “marriage” is foisted upon other states, then expressing disagreement with it -- or even criticizing the homosexual lifestyle -- could become a firing offense for everyone.

If employers had taken this attitude 90 years ago, people could have lost their jobs for disagreeing with laws forbidding women from voting! This is how far the gay agenda has come in this country. Any disagreement is portrayed as hatred and harassment. And the victim -- as in this case -- is often a Christian.

Peter Vidala’s firing will have one beneficial effect, at least. It will help the rest of us understand why same-sex “marriage” laws are like no other.

Oppose them beforehand or speak out afterward, and you will be punished. This is why the declaration 150 Christian leaders are issuing tomorrow is so important. It directly confronts the question of religious liberty, so threatened in today’s post-Christian culture.

You’ll be able to find the document itself at ( on Friday, or you can go to and sign it.

We’re looking for thousands of Christians who will have the courage to stand with us and sign on.

And while you’re on, take a look at this week’s Two-Minute Warning.

Copyright (c) 2009 Prison Fellowship


gracenotfear said...

It's sad that people-especially us believers---cannot express our disagreements with the homosexual lifestyle without fear of being fired or harassed for them. This should not be happening!!!!!!!!!!! However, I personally believe that the government should stay out of the gay marriage issue altogether and let individual churches and states decide on whether or not they want to 'marry' gays or not. But we as Christians also need to remember to use tact when expressing our disagreements with any type of lifestyle we deem immoral.Yes, the homosexual lifestyle is wrong "and the bible lists 6 admonishments against homosexuals; BUT there are well over 300 directed towards heterosexuals. Let's be honest. We heterosexuals have a vast, toxic superfund cleanup in our own backyards as well."*(When Bad Christians Happen To Good People, page 117) Yes, hate the sin but not the person.

ChosenRebel said...

I'm not sure it is possible to "stay out of the gay marriage issue." But I completely agree that heterosexuals have a vast toxic superfund of cleanup to do.

Christians need to reach out in love and compassion to everyone who identifies themselves with a homosexual label. We need to provide compassion and love in all of our dealings with every person, not just straight people but self identified homosexuals and every other "sinner" even eenmies are to be shown love.

But part of loving people is telling them the truth and in my mind, any governmental approval or sanctioning of Homosexuality even passively, is not loving. It is not truth telling.

Thanks for a thoughtful and honest comment.