To protest against SOPA and PIPA, popular (and perhaps unpopular) sites like Google, Craigslist, Wikipedia, Reddit, Youtube and others have taken the fight to congress by spreading awareness about this new bill. For those who are not already aware, this bill threatens to bring the end of the internet as we know it into an age of internet communism. Like any good liberal doctrine, it starts with presumably good intentions (e.g, combating piracy) but the bill purposely exploits this in order to advance their idealogy of big government. Apparently, it’s good to “pirate” money through welfare, social security, and other ridiculous programs but online piracy crosses the line because it takes away from corporations. It all makes sense! Wrong. If we’re entitled to money, health care, and the like then we’re entitled to getting other things for free as well.
Christians, on the other hand, should be quite alarmed by this bill as it is but one step toward censoring free speech on the basis that it counts as discrimination, hate speech, and indoctrination which is contrary to what the secular elites may judge to be perfect and holy. If you give the government this kind of power it will not be afraid to use it to push their corrupt agenda. It’s not unrealistic either as just recently, Obama and his ilk attempted to take away our religious freedom by binding churches to follow their discrimination laws but thankfully, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled against their irrational bigotry. This is not something you can simply be indifferent about. We’re called to be a light to the world and today the internet is absolutely the most powerful medium for doing so. If you insist on being indifferent, then you may as well be indifferent about the gospel too.