This is from the webpage of one of the organizers behind the Dallas rally at which five police officers were murdered, nine more wounded, and hundreds of civilians endangered (many having to be rescued by police). It reveals not only an animosity towards the justice system, but towards our culture itself.
There is an argument that the goal of some in the LGBT movement is to replace our residual "Christian" or "Western" culture with a new kind of spirituality or, if you will, a new "religion". It has been noted by some that the Supreme Court's Obergefell decision represents an endorsement of a new religious paradigm as profound as that by the Roman Emperor Constantine -- under whom the practice of Christianity was formally recognized (in 313) and afterwards declared the state religion (in 380).
The biography below, provided by the Rev. Dr. Hood himself, provides insight into what this new religion might look like. By itself, it presents no problem. What presents a problem is the observable fact that government is no longer neutral on which world view it favors and is actively imposing this new "religion" on the military (as Emperor Constantine did) and the citizenry by judicial diktat, legislation, executive orders, and the regulatory powers of state agencies. In light of this, the Rev. Dr. Hood's biography gives us a glimpse of what we might be forced to "celebrate" -- or at least comply with -- in the near future:
The Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood is a Baptist pastor, theologian and activist living and working in Texas. A graduate of Auburn University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, University of Alabama and Creighton University, Dr. Hood also concluded a Doctorate of Ministry in Queer Theology at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. Dr. Hood was ordained at a church within the Southern Baptist Convention in 2006 and received standing in the United Church of Christ in 2015.
The author of ten books (The Queer: An Interaction with The Gospel of John, The Queering of an American Evangelical, The Sociopathic Jesus, The Year of the Queer, Jesus on Death Row, Frances, Last Words from Texas: Meditations from the Execution Chamber, The Rearing of an American Evangelical, The Courage to Be Queer and The Basilica of the Swinging Dicks), Dr. Hood also serves in the governing leadership of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Fellowship of Reconciliation USA. In 2013, Dr. Hood was awarded PFLAG Fort Worth’s Equality Award for Activism. In 2015, Hood was named Hope for Peace and Justice’s Ambassador of Justice for his theological activism and also the Next Generation Action Network’s Person of the Year for his work against police brutality. In addition to being the husband of Emily and father of Jeff III, Phillip, Quinley Mandela, Lucas & Madeleine, Dr. Hood also maintains a close friendship with Texas Death Row prisoner Will Speer. With deep soul and a belief that God is “calling us to something queerer,” Dr. Hood is a radical mystic and prophetic voice to a closed society.
Conformity to Rev. Dr. Hood's world-view, compliance with such a "religion" as outlined above, would not only be a problem for traditional "people of the book" (Christians, Jews, Muslims, and variations thereof), it would also be a problem for agnostics, nonconformists, and individualists of all stripes. Legislators who seek to impose statutes that restrict speech, that force people to "celebrate" the rituals of others, that label religious belief as "hate," that demand people of conscience renounce their beliefs, that penalize so-called "thought crimes," that replace genetic science with emotion-based "theories" -- they are the prodigy of the new Empire who must, on principle, be driven from office, however much we might like them personally.
It is the duty of every freedom-loving person of conscience -- from the devoutly religious to the nonconformist agnostic -- to prevent the establishment of this new state religion. It must not be allowed to use government to lecture to us, to coerce us to conform, to take our freedom from us.