April 7th, 2009

The Incremental Slippery Slope to Oppression of Your Rights

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By Emily Geiger

I’ve heard a lot of people who claim to be Christians over the last few days say things like, “Well, I don’t like the gay marriage decision, but it doesn’t really affect me and my marriage.”

That is a very dangerous way of thinking. At first, we had to compromise on things like the bullying bill, but that wasn’t enough. Then, in a lot of places, we had to compromise by implementing a system for civil unions, but that wasn’t enough either. Now we have gay marriage, but we’ve been promised that this won’t interfere in religious marriage or free religious speech.

Tell that to the ministers that are paying fines and sitting in jail in Canada and in Europe literally just for reading from the Bible what the Word says about homosexuality. We can’t have such hate speech, you know.

I’m sure there will be a lot of critics who will call me paranoid and say that this slippery slope argument doesn’t hold water. The problem is that we have real-life examples of how this has played out other places. This isn’t paranoia. This is reality.

I’m reminded of a famous quote that was spoken when a person thought his government’s tyranny did not affect him.

“In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;

And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;

And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;

And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up.”

Martin Niemöller

The road to tyranny is always an incremental journey taken one slippery step at a time. The question now is whether we will recognize this in time to turn back before it is too late.

About the Author

Battleground Iowa
Emily Geiger writes from a conservative perspective on everything from politics to religion to pop culture. Like the original Emily of Revolutionary War era, this Emily is delivering important messages crucial to winning the raging war of the time, but today, this is a culture war rather than a traditional one. And, like the original Emily, sometimes it takes a woman to do (or say) that which lesser men lack the courage and tenacity to do.

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