LBGTQ Organization Aims To Take Down Small Church, Gets Them Shunned Out Of Event [Details]
In Columbia MO leftist activists practically bully local businesses to get a church shunned. Not because the church has personally targeted them but just for the member's belief in the bible. This is happening more and more all over the United States and it deserves more attention than the media is giving it.
According to The Federalist, left-wing cancel culture is going after churches, even here in the mid-Missouri heartland. Recently, the pastor of The Crossing, a large local evangelical church, delivered a sermon explaining Christian views on sexuality and gender — specifically, that men cannot become women and women cannot become men. Outrage ensued, which meant something had to be canceled.
As part of its community engagement, this church had been involved with the local arts scene, sponsoring an art gallery and a documentary film festival. Those sponsorships have now been canceled by the recipients. The University of Missouri’s theater department also tried to get in on the action, until lawyers reminded them that government entities are not allowed to issue ultimatums demanding that private groups disassociate from nonconformist churches.
The Federalist writes, "Activists at Mizzou doing something stupid and illegal was to be expected, especially with First Amendment issues at stake. However, I am disappointed that Ragtag Cinema, a small local theater where I have seen a few films (“The Death of Stalin” was a particular favorite), decided that Christians are too icky to do business with. I do not actively screen businesses for disagreement with me, but if one declares that Christians are moral lepers whose patronage must be shunned, I will take the hint, even if my congregation is not targeted."
A business has the right to associate with whomever they please. There is no question about that, but activists intimidating them into shunning churchgoers was both abusive and repulsive.
The left's harassment of anyone who doesn't agree with their beliefs has gotten way out of control.