[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The First Amendment is a protection that allows the people protection from the government. Private institutions can abridge speech and frequently do.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]However, as a culture, Americans have long been committed to the concept of free speech; that people should be allowed to express their ideas and opinions. In contemporary America, however, there is a dedicated effort to clamp-down on Christians and social conservatives while these bullies espouse a façade of “tolerance.”
Naturally, Romero was forced to apologize.
When the issue was raised with UFC President Dana White, White backed-away from the chance to show support for Romero and for free expression and piled-on, saying,
America doesn’t want to hear your thoughts on Jesus. Keep that stuff at home – religion, politics, all the stuff. When you’re fighting and being interviewed, they want to hear about the fight. It’s awesome you love Jesus. Love Jesus all you want. You just don’t have to do it publicly.
That’s terrific! We are allowed to be Christians, so long as we do so quietly, in our homes, with the lights off, under a blanket. Sure, that sounds like an affirmation of religious and social tolerance.
Romero earned the interview. After winning the fight, interviewers wanted to know his thoughts. If they don’t want to know what he thinks, they shouldn’t ask.
So, to recap: for the anti-Christian crowd, “religious tolerance” means allowing people to believe in Jesus Christ, so long as they never, ever let it be known in public how they feel.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]