Are Religious Americans in Danger?
By: Bill O'ReillyJuly 1, 2015
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It is a fact of American life that the far left despises organized religion.

They see churches, synagogues, mosques as oppressive, standing in the way of things like abortion and a libertine lifestyle.

After the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage last week, the far left was delirious with joy.

Not so much because homosexuals can now tie the knot, but because the decision has anti-church ramifications. 

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: “Obviously, a church, a synagogue - they don't have to marry same-sex couples if they don't want to, and no one is saying that they can. ((EDIT)) But you say Catholic Charities - if you want to adopt babies and be part of that process, you have to be equal to all.  That's equal protection.  And if you don't do that, and don't respect the supreme law of the land, then you are the one discriminating.”

Mr. Cuomo is correct.  The Supreme Court as comprised now would never order clerics to marry gays.

However, the four liberal justices might very well go for that, and if Hillary Clinton is elected president, there may be a fifth uber-liberal judge appointed.

But the issue of adoption is certainly going to change.

Chris Cuomo may not know this, but some Catholic Charity agencies do allow gays to adopt.

However, some do not and those will now have to go out of the adoption business.

That's what happened in Massachusetts after a judge imposed gay marriage on that state.

The reason: lawsuits.

For example, the ACLU is now suing the state of Louisiana because Governor Bobby Jindal signed an executive order protecting people of faith from being forced to participate in gay weddings.

We'll talk with the governor shortly.

It is just a matter of time before lawsuits are filed against churches and religious organizations trying to strip them of their tax-exempt status if they don't toe the line on gay marriage and other progressive causes.


The churches really can't afford these lawsuits and certainly can't afford to lose their tax-exempt status.

So you will see more and more religious concerns back down.

Also, religious leadership in America is generally weak; that's one of the reasons the gay marriage lobby was successful.

Few clerics would articulate their opposition in a meaningful way.

Of course there are exceptions, but the Catholic Church would provide no national cardinal or archbishop to speak to the matter.  Believe me, we tried to balance the reporting and got nowhere with the Catholic leadership.

The Catholic Church in America is frightened coming off the terrible battering it took in the priest pedophilia scandal.

The ACLU and other anti-religious organizations know this; they sense weakness.

And believe me, they are going to move against people of faith.

One bright spot in approving gay marriage Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote quote:

"Finally, it must be emphasized that religions, and those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, sincere conviction that, by divine precepts, same-sex marriage should not be condoned.

"The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection."

Again, as the court stands now, people of faith are somewhat protected.

But one more liberal judge and those protections might very well vanish.

And that's the memo