Many American Christians believe that a new movement in the U.S. is emerging that could change traditional moral values. And, in line with this, many of them are starting to feel that those pushing for this new morality are targeting to suppress religious beliefs and practices.
As reported by CBN News, groups rallying for their movement are also those are in support of abortion and gay rights. Through their campaigns as part of their movements, Christians who oppose them are often ostracized and criticized for their beliefs.
Some of them are even punished for standing up for what they believe in. There have already been countless of other reports detailing how Christians, in different parts of the world, have been expelled from school or had their job applications rejected merely because of their religious beliefs and affiliations.
According to Rev. Bill Owens of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, abortion and gay rights activist groups have patterned their campaign to the Civil Rights movement. And, in doing so, they are able to silence other groups that oppose their movement.
"They have copied that movement, studied it, dissected it, and they knew exactly what to do," he said. "And one of those things they had to do was silence the Christian community."
"They cannot accept any moral code that says what they do is wrong and in order to avoid any sort of guilt that might come upon them if anyone says that what they're doing is wrong, they want to eliminate that kind of communication from the culture altogether," Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council added.
Owens then noted that one of the weapons use against Christian who oppose them is by distorting their public image. Like those who participated in the Civil Rights movement, gay and abortion rights advocates refer to their critics as narrow-minded, racist, intolerant, hateful or bigoted.
Of course, given the lessons learned by the country regarding discrimination and intolerance, some of those in power tend to support minority groups in shunning Christians and their religious beliefs. Some even believe that Christianity has become an oppressing force that stifles the rights of other groups. However, many of these supporters fail to realize that they are also guilty of intolerance and discrimination as they continue to suppress who are only voicing out their religious freedom.