Hands Off My Faith
Dear distinguished ladies and gentlemen of our United States Congress, we would like for you to vote in favor of Christian business owners nationwide. As a child, I never imagined that a day might arise when Christianity would require the protective action of the United States legislative branch - namely "you." The individual liberty of a patron or employee should not trump the
deeply held religious belief(s) of the business owner - the individual(s) that
initiated the business in the first place - thus violating their God
given conscience(s) based on that which they believe about the biblical
Jesus - the one that we believe said, "Neither do I condemn thee (go
and sin no more)." We have the right as Christian business owners to conduct our businesses based on our belief in a holy, pro-life,
Jesus. Contemplate that!
Consider that which follows to be heir apparent - that this request not include neither serving nor selling to others based upon one's: Race/National Origin, Religion, or the sex of the patron - not to be confused, in limited cases, with the sexual preference of the patron. For example, a Christian photographer should never be forced to photograph or take part in a Union that he or she believes cannot be sanctioned by God. On the flip-side, a Muslim store owner should not be forced to sell me pork - as a mere example.
Bottom line, people must stop acting as if a plethora of other options aren't readily available - often right around the corner - and often quite affordable, and sometimes even free.
Furthermore, we, the undersigned, believe that life begins at conception - period! We don't need a microscope to understand cell division and we will NOT usurp almighty God when it comes to deciding just who will live or die.
We wouldn't attempt to legally force those of another religion to violate their conscience and we as Christian business owners or potential business owners in America are asking for similar grace - in fact we demand similar latitude.