Angie's List, LGBTQIA and the Divided States of America

On March 26, 2015, a monumental act was signed in the beautiful and picturesque state of Indiana. Since the signing of this act, ugly and false accusations have been hurled at Governor Mike Pence by the bullies of the LGBTQIA. I know in the news, you'll only see the acronym LGBT used, but it's not accurate since all hands are on deck when it comes to trying to ring the neck of Governor Mike Pence and anyone else who stands with him.

Before I continue, I want to clarify that I'm sure not everyone who is a lesbian, gay, transgender, etc. person, is part of this monstrous faction of LGBTQIA who, like bullies, purposely target and threaten those who are not like them. I'm sure there must be some who are a part of the LGBTQIA community who despise this hypocrisy, and truly aspire to allow all people to peaceably live as they choose, rather than impose their lifestyle choice on others.

If you're not familiar with the acronyms, I'll give you a quick update. LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. However, many who've chosen this lifestyle (yes, it's a lifestyle choice, not a biological race) feel LGBT isn't as accurate as it needs to be, and I agree. So the new acronym is LGBTQIA which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or Questioning), Intersex (neither distinctively male nor female in physical appearance) and Ally (those not part of the LGBTQIA community, but are friends of the cause) or Asexual (someone who's void of sexual attraction).

It is the LGBTQIAs like the CEO of Angie's List, Bill Oesterle (an ally) who has banned with others to destroy everything our great country was founded on: Freedom. Freedom of speech, freedom to practice religion outside of government rule, freedom to live as God has ordained without immoral and questionable choices of man forced upon them. Freedom to protect ourselves and our right to live as civil people, one nation, under God, indivisible; thus, we are the United States of America. But perhaps we won't be much longer if those who know better sit idly by while this faction of the LGBTQIA strips every American of their freedom, and forces their agenda and their lifestyle choices on every citizen.

This is not love, tolerance or inclusiveness. This is tyranny. This is bullying. Once any individual forces their personal life choices upon another human being, you are no longer acting in love, nor tolerant of the life choices of others, nor inclusive of their beliefs. But you are now being an arrogant, hateful, intolerant and exclusive group of people who demand and impose your lifestyle choice on others.

There are more secular businesses (i.e., bakeries, tailors, sandwich shops, etc.) than religiously owned and operated businesses. But there's a faction of bullies in the LGBTQIA who target Christian businesses to try to force them to submit to their ways.

The act that disturbed the nest of the LGBTQIA Leviathan and all its comrades is called the the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Please read it for yourself rather than listen to and be frightened by the fiery bellows of those who participate in this faction. This act neither endangers the lifestyle nor promotes discrimination of anyone in the LGBTQIA community. Rather, it protects innocent people of all religions (whether Christians, Jews, Muslims, etc.) from being sued and forced to comply with those who disagree with their religious views and practices.

What that means is, if someone who's part of a white supremacists group shows up at a t-shirt shop owned and operated by a black person, that owner of the t-shirt shop is protected and can't be sued just because he/she won't make t-shirts that say "I Love the KKK". Likewise, it would protect a Muslim restaurant owner from being forced to serve pork, or a Jewish business owner from having to offer anything that's not kosher. This isn't a Christian law, it's an American law that protects the freedom and rights of all its citizens to practice their religion without fear of retribution. This is America folks.

Christians, let's stand up and let our voices be heard. After all, are we not commanded by God our Father to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8)? So let us protect those (e.g., Governor Mike Pence) who are being unjustly accused and abused with insults just because they want to keep our country free from any kind of tyranny.

My darling husband is writing to Bill Oesterle, CEO of Angie's List, to tell him why we're canceling our subscription with them. And I encourage all of you to do the same. Let our voices be heard where Mr. Oesterle can hear them...from the emptiness of his bank vault.

While we understand that during our short stay here on earth, we have to do business with and lovingly live and work alongside unbelievers, we can't partner with those who promote and fight for unjust causes. Causes that punish people, whether Christian, Muslim, Jew, or people from any other religion to lose their livelihood or to have it jeopardized because of bullies who demand every citizen to participate in their lifestyle choices. This is not America folks. This is tyranny—plain and simple.

We know the world needs the Gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20:24). And no transformation of hearts or minds can be made without the new life in Christ. Therefore, let us diligently share the Gospel and lift our voices to protect the God-given freedoms of all men and women. Let us not sit idly by while states are boycotting states. The world is watching. And we all know—united we stand, divided we fall.

Let us be the bond of peace and the voice of reason in this great country the Lord our God put us in, no matter the cost, for just a time as this.

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God."
~Hebrews 12:1-2 (ESV)