President of the Georgia Right To Life Board of Directors, Ricardo Davis, a Christian Conservative, is committed to the fight for justice for all and to the fight for the preservation of the life of the pre-born. Davis has participated in protests at abortuaries in Texas in the late 1980s to more recent sidewalk protests at the McBrayer abortion clinic in west Cobb County, GA. Davis has been actively involved in promoting personhood and committed to ending abortion for many years. This column was written by the author and it was published unedited. These are the views of the author and not those of AllOnGeorgia.
Listen to most news reports, and our right to religious freedom has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cake Shop, the Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a homosexual couple’s “wedding.”
Not true. The decision was very limited and weak in that regard. Worse, it leaves the First Amendment exposed for the next case targeted to strip away our rights of free speech and religious freedom.
While Phillips was vindicated, the court limited its ruling to specific actions of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and avoided the opportunity to affirm the foundational principle that a government agency cannot deny a Christian’s God-given right to exercise one’s religious beliefs outside a church building.
And make no mistake: the forces of secularism, as exhibited by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission whose hateful anti-Christian tactics were exposed in this case, will continue to press for the total eradication of Christianity from every aspect of our society. Their actions prove that we’re in a spiritual struggle for the soul of America—a struggle that those who honor God and our Constitution must win.
California is on the verge of passing legislation—sponsored by several homosexual lawmakers—that can easily be interpreted to prohibit quoting, or even selling, the Bible because it contains verses condemning homosexuality.
With numerous other examples in this state and across the country, the conclusion is clear: biblical Christianity is the only religion facing nationwide persecution.
Now is not the time for Christians to be lulled into thinking our freedoms are safe. This case presents an opportunity to expose the goals of the leftist agenda and those behind it.
Fellow Christian leaders, including myself, must do a better job of informing the public about what’s at stake and the tragic consequences if we fail to protect our First Amendment freedoms. Our rejection of the Creator who is the author of those liberties will doom our children and our grandchildren to repeat the dark recent history of nations who have fully embraced hedonistic secularism.
The Bill of Rights in Georgia’s Constitution says that “each person has the natural and inalienable right to worship God, each according to the dictates of that person’s own conscience; and no human authority should, in any case, control or interfere with such right of conscience.” It further states, “no inhabitant of this state shall be molested in person or property or be prohibited from holding any public office or trust on account of religious opinions…” We must demand that the Georgia General Assembly and our next Governor uphold their oath of office and defend these freedoms.
Georgia Right to Life will not falter in our mission to honor God by establishing justice for all innocent human lives threatened by lethal violence and by defending His institutions of marriage and family. We will not be intimidated. With God’s help, we will continue to boldly serve the most vulnerable among us all across Georgia.