California governator Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that will have long-lasting ramifications on education and on many Christians. No longer can public schools refer to the traditional family without also paying equivalent respect for alternative families. Lest we think we are the only ones affected, anyone who supports and promotes the traditional family of one husband and one wife may now be seen as discriminating. Thus, our society continues to unravel a little bit more.
For Christians this has extended effects. Already our institutions are under attack for being unashamed of the Word of God. This isn’t even a debate over complementarianism or absolute equal, but the very nature of human relationships. From here I can only expect that Christian universities and seminaries will be under renewed scrutiny as they appear to liberals as bastions intolerance of rather than guardians of truth. In Canada pastors already get in trouble for relating scriptural positions regarding homosexuality. Jesus warned us that the world would hate us, and maybe this will be the persecution of our age for the West. It is becoming increasingly difficult to be a faithful believer and not transgress our nations’ laws.