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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Queen James Bible"What's in a name?" Shakespeare asked, a question demonstrated in the ongoing culture war of defining "good" and "evil," and even "tolerance" and "bigotry."

"God clearly in His Word gives great power and significance to names," observes Christian apologist Alex McFarland.

Aaron and Melissa Klein 2 (Oregon bakers)"And when we allow non-Christians," he says, "even anti-Christians to name things, set the boundary lines, call the shots and redefine reality, we have lost the battle."

One example is the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last June in which the court narrowly discovered a legal right to homosexual "marriage," which homosexual activists celebrated as a victory for yet another word – "equality."

"For the Left, tolerance does not mean tolerance," columnist and radio talk-show host Dennis Prager wrote in a 2013 commentary for National Review Online. "It means first, acceptance. And second, celebration. That is totalitarianism: You not only have to live with what you may differ with, dear citizen, you have to celebrate it or pay a steep price."

Kim Davis jailedMcFarland says the battle over sexuality – including marriage – may have been lost the minute conservatives allowed the Left to define the terms.

And that battle continues to wage on college campuses over "safe spaces," and in Christian-owned bakeries and florist shops where owners argue that participating in a homosexual wedding ceremony violates their rights.

If a homosexual customer can legally force a Christian business owner to create a wedding arrangement, Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman explained last year, “then I have no right to disagree.”

Bruce Jenner (Post-dude)"Religious beliefs do not give any of us a right to ignore the law or to harm others because of who they are," a spokesperson for the ACLU, which is suing Stutzman, said of the lawsuit.

"The gay agenda and the moral relativists have been unrelenting. They've been well organized," says McFarland. "They've essentially, through media and academics, shouted us down."

Rainbow DoritosHe predicts the Left will continue to shout until Christians are pushed into their homes and churches.

"In the name of compassion, or out of a desire to avoid conflict, we in the church have been silent," McFarland complains. "But for the preservation of our country, and in obedience to God, we must be silent no more."

"Today it's me," Stutzman has warned. "Tomorrow it could be you." 

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