…The ordinance these cyber bullies hated to lose equated sexual orientation and gender identity with race as a protected class. The problem with creating a protected class based upon behavior is it threatens freedom of conscience for those who do not want to sanction such behavior – and freedom of conscience (or “religious liberty”) is a foundational block in America’s great Jenga of Constitutional Law.

Religious liberty demands government acknowledge a power greater than itself. Tyrants past and present scrub religious tradition from the public arena so that, like House of Cards’ Frank Underwood, they’re assured “I pray only to myself.” To demand these masters of the natural acknowledge a supernatural design, even over human sexuality, that trumps any design with which they could bribe emotional voters at the ballot box, is to put in their autocratic path a blockade they cannot murder, regulate, or tax into submission…

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