: Feb 19, 2016

Although the mantra of our times is ‘freedom of expression’, we are in fact only allowed, by social pressure, a spectrum of acceptable opinions to hold. If some…

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Although the mantra of our times is ‘freedom of expression’, we are in fact only allowed, by social pressure, a spectrum of acceptable opinions to hold. If someone dares to go beyond this level of acceptability, there will be consequences. No society in the world truly believes in ultimate freedom of expression.

The famous boxer Manny Pacquiao is a devout Christian, and recently expressed his views, based on his faith, regarding same-sex relationships being immoral and unacceptable. The backlash against him has been swift and harsh. Most significantly, he has lost his multi-million dollar contract with Nike.

There has been no significant movement (as in the case of the French cartoons mocking Islam) to support Manny’s right to express himself freely. No one is challenging Nike’s decision to break off his contract merely because of his moral opinions.

It is getting more and more difficult to express standard, mainstream religious views regarding family values and sexuality. Sadly, those who champion ‘liberalism’ and ‘freedom of speech’ typically end up being some of the most illiberal and close-minded people in this regard.

Unless people from all different faith backgrounds who still believe in traditional understandings of marriage speak out against this reverse-discrimination, and join hands in supporting one another, it is likely that a time will come when people will lose their jobs, be socially ostracized and physically harassed, and in some lands even lose their citizenship, merely for believing in certain historically mainstream and religiously sanctioned views of morality.

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