LGBT Rights and the First Amendment

In Jacksonville there once again is an initiative to support the amendment of Jacksonville’s existing Human Rights Ordinance to add protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodation.

From Muhammad Ibn Abdullah to Joel Osteen the world seems awash with false prophets.  This is why it is so important to be able to say whatever we want, to believe whatever we want about God, or not to believe, to publish whatever we want to publish, to associate with those whom we wish, and to shun those with whom we do not.  All this, as well as the ability to petition the government, encompasses the entirety of the First Amendment. Yet these rights precede and supersede the authority of any government.

Romans 2:1 says “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.”  It seems to me that this is a pretty broad statement and as such must include what we regard as sexual sin, lust, adultery, fornication and homosexuality.

If we condemn others, we condemn ourselves, because we do the same things.

It should be obvious to the cognoscenti that this ordinance will be passed into law. In my opinion solutions for the presumed difficulties that it may present will be found and implemented.   If I was a baker I would gladly bake a cake for a same sex couple, and as a Realtor I will be happy to rent to them.  Every business and civil encounter will find me eager to provide and protect their rights as citizens with the same passion with which I will plead with them to repent, and share the Gospel of Jesus the Savior who died for their sins and mine, and rose victoriously from the dead.  This is our right and privilege and no ordinance will ever prevent that.  For we must obey God rather than men.

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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