Persecution against Christian behavior

 
They do not persecute the "Christian" name.
They persecute the Christian behavior.
In this case, they are persecuting the Christian behavior of refusing to approve sinful behavior.
Romans 1:32 teaches us that to approve sinful behavior is itself a sinful behavior:
Romans 1:18-32 NKJV
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness ... 26 their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due ... 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality ... 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them."
1 Thessalonians 5:22 KJV
"Abstain from all appearance of evil."
 

Today, they persecute those who practice Christian behavior out of business.
Tomorrow, they persecute those who practice Christian behavior out of employment.
The third day, what will they think to do with all these out-of-business, unemployed, “unemployable” practitioners of Christian behavior?


Actors are free to turn down roles offered to them because they do not like the script, (they do not like the story, they do not like what they have to say or do in the story, they do not like what the role might do to their public image, etc., whatever).

Lawyers can turn down a case, reject a potential client.

Surgeons may decline a surgery.

Psychiatrists may communicate that they have done all they can for the client and refer him to a different mental health care professional.

Singers and Music Bands are free to pick and choose which gigs they will take to perform at.

Sculptors and Artists are free to pick and choose which sculptures and art works they will contract to create.

Even Construction and Building Contractors can still decide for themselves whether to take on a project or not based upon their own criteria.

There is no just reason to deny this freedom to Christian Actors, Singers, Music Performers, Sculptors and Artists to pick and choose which roles they will accept or turn down. This applies to floral artists, cake artists, pizza artisans, etc., as well.

And I'm pretty sure that a Jewish-owned construction firm has the freedom to decline a contract to construct an Auschwitz Death Camp Amusement Park.  A Black-owned catering company has the freedom to decline to cater a KKK rally or lynching reenactment; or a Black-owned Dry Cleaner to clean and press the KKK robes and hoods. Nor would Black musicians, (or anyone else for that matter), be compelled by law to provide musical accompaniment & backup vocals to White supremacist chants.  Nor would a Muslim caterer be forced by law to pass out food at a Christian evangelistic outreach that brings Muslims to Jesus Christ the Son of God.. 

Nor would a Gay cake baker be punished by Government for declining to provide a cake to a Christian Marriage Conference with the following Scripture:

Romans 1:18-32 NKJV
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness ... 26 their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due ... 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality ... 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them."


God's wrath is against those who approve of others' unrighteous practices, Romans 1:32 NKJV

Abstain from every appearance of evil, 1 Thessalonians 5:22 KJV.

Do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.  1 Timothy 5:22 NIV

1 Timothy 1:9-11
The law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God
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Leviticus 20:13
If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.
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