Why is Rehabilitating Christians OK?

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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) complained last year about a psychiatrist in Oregon who used reparative therapy. The SPCL complained that this type of conversion therapy – “literally converting from gay to straight” – is unethical and dangerous.

But this year it is okay for Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries to seek a sort of conversion therapy if you are Christian business owners who seek to life and work by your Christian convictions.

You must need help if you are Christians who run a bakery that refuses to promote a same-sex wedding with your product, right? Even if part of that help is being run out of business by LGBT activists – all in the name of love and tolerance, I’m sure. It must be part of the rehabilitation therapy.

In fact, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian said:

“Everybody is entitled to their own beliefs, but that doesn’t mean that folks have the right to discriminate,” he told the newspaper. “The goal is to rehabilitate. For those who do violate the law, we want them to learn from that experience and have a good, successful business in Oregon.”

So, Christians can have their beliefs as long as they do not actually influence the people who hold them rendering them meaningless? And while Christians are told not to discriminate based on their religious beliefs, they are at the same time having their religious beliefs discriminated against by the state? Got it!

The goal is to rehabilitate what exactly? Is the goal to rehabilitate Christian beliefs turning them to non-Christian beliefs? Does running a successful business in Oregon include experiencing harassment by LGBT activists to the point of closing down your business?

But I do wonder: Why is rehabilitating Christians OK while rehabilitating gays is not?

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Mark

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1 Robert Vaughn September 3, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Good point. Thanks!

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