For Christians, human rights should always be directly linked to freewill. When we use the law to make people live the life we want them to, this is essentially legislating against freewill…a gift given to all by our creator. God has given us choice and freewill – each and every person has this right.
Therefore, we fight for and support the rights of all people, regardless of their spiritual standing.The Democratic platform states that their goal is “to end discrimination based on race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and disability in every corner of our country, because that’s the America we believe in.” We share this goal in the belief in Democracy, that all groups of people should have equal rights, no matter what your spiritual agreement is with the person. If one group is stripped of its rights, there is then the possibility of all groups, including Christians, being stripped of our rights.
Discrimination is never a value of Christ, and as we fight against discriminatory legislation, we can be confident we are working in line with the teachings of Jesus.
Scriptures reflecting the values:
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside…
1 Corinthians 5:9-10:
I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people—not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world….
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
1 Cor 9:19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.