by Joseph Farah
Kahnh Huynh knows something about living in a society devoid of freedom of religion, speech and association.
He was one of millions in Communist Vietnam who fled the police state in rickety boats, got sent to re-education prison camps for the Christian faith or political views or was killed for opposing totalitarianism.
In Kahnh’s case, he risked his life for a chance he and his children could live free in America.
“We could not express our freedom of religion and belief,” he told WND. “We paid … to come to our country (the U.S.), that recognizes human rights of speech and religion.”
Today, Kahnh is a U.S. citizen and Christian pastor whose sermons and communications about homosexuality are being subpoenaed by the lesbian mayor of Houston under the city’s “non-discrimination” law Mayor Annise Parker says was all about her.
As WND first reported, the measure, among other things, creates a special class of citizens for “gender-confused” people to use public restrooms designated for the opposite sex.
Parker is using the ordinance to intimidate those who oppose the law and specifically pastors who gathered signatures to repeal it.
They said it couldn’t happen here.
But it is clearly happening today.
In the only nation founded upon a Christian creed, a country established “to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind,” governments are openly, unabashedly and unashamedly harassing citizens teaching and espousing their Christian faith.
In a land founded on the principle of these “self-evident” truths – “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” that being the very purpose of the institution of government, elected and appointed officials are intimidating and, yes, persecuting those simply practicing their spiritual beliefs and convictions in the course of their lives.
It’s not just happening in Houston.
SOURCE: World Net Daily
Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators News Service.. He is the author or co-author of 13 books, including his latest, “The Tea Party Manifesto,” and his classic, “Taking America Back,” now in its third edition and 14th printing. Farah is the former editor of the legendary Sacramento Union and other major-market dailies.