Two Major Victories in Florida Against Aggressive LGBT Agenda
Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and BarbWire’s Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.
Two major victories in Florida regarding the so-called LGBT agenda with respect to so-called “gender identity.” Both defeats, both good victories for the family. Both are encouraging signs that when the people and when pastors get together and stand up, we can collectively, positively make a difference.
Mat Staver: Matt, let’s begin with Palm Bay, Florida. Palm Bay is on the east coast, and it is about halfway down Florida. there was a meeting, 6 1/2 hours (from 7PM until 1:30AM), with more than 80 speakers including pastors representing a wide group of denominations, from Anglican to Evangelical and everything inbetween. they were there. Overwhelming opposition was shown to this ordinance. It was a so-called LGBT ordinance that would have added sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to its so-called non-discrimination policy. That applies to employment and public accommodations including, get this, churches, religious organizations, and businesses. By a 4 to 1 vote it was rejected.
Matt Barber: Well, the so-called progressive Left, is so good at engaging in euphemistic language and propaganda and Orwellian double-speak. They call this a sexual-orientation and gender identity code or bill. But that’s not what they really are. What they really are is anti-religious freedom bills or legislation or acts that they’re trying to pass here. And the whole point of this was to, again, as the Left always does, is to try to force people with traditional values, with biblical values, who embrace objective morality, that marriage and sexual behavior is only appropriate between a man and a woman in the bonds of marriage…
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