Last month, I wrote in a post that I was concerned that the left’s push for gun control was less about guns and more about control. Noting Beto O’Rourke’s infamous, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” my comment was “I don’t have either of those, but I do wonder what might be taken from me a little bit down the line.”
I didn’t watch the “Equality Town Hall,” but apparently this was a part of it (per Christian Post):
At CNN’s Equality Townhall, news opinion host Don Lemon asked O’Rourke: “Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches and charities should lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage?”
“Yes,” O’Rourke replied. “There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us. And so as president, we’re going to make that a priority and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans.”
Apparently, as far as O’Rourke is concerned, the only part I was off about was the whole optimistic ‘a little bit down the line’ timescale.
Freedom is a fragile thing.