Mohler: Supression Of Religious Speech

The Daily Caller recently reported that “under a Massachusetts civil rights agency’s interpretation of new anti-discrimination law, churches can be forced to let biological males who identify as transgender women use the women’s bathroom.”

The guidelines apply to any place of public accommodation and specifically state that “even a church could be seen as a place of public accommodation if it holds a secular event, such as a spaghetti supper, that is open to the general public.”

Use of gender pronouns is also at issue. UCLA Professor Eugene Volokh explains, “Church leaders have to use the words that the law requires, even when they view them as false or even blasphemous.”

This is simply astounding. We have a major law professor from a major law school making very clear that these guidelines could require Christian leaders and church members to utter what they believe to be blasphemous or be accused with violating anti-discrimination laws.