In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, wealthy LGBT activist Tim Gill promised to come after Christians who don’t want to participate in same-sex weddings. "We’re going to punish the wicked," he threatened.
The tech millionaire has poured a whopping, estimated $422 million into various gay rights causes, according to The Federalist, but after the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage legal in 2015, Gill began focusing his substantial resources and anti-Christian bigotry on targeting its opponents:
The election of Donald Trump, who claims to support gay rights but stocked his administration with anti-LGBTQ extremists, has only emboldened those looking to erase the gains of the past decade. Gill refuses to go on the defense. ‘We’re going into the hardest states in the country,’ he says. ‘We’re going to punish the wicked.’
The Federalist explains:
After the Obergefell ruling in 2015, which forced all 50 states to perform same-sex marriages, several state legislatures passed protections to ensure that those who object to participating in a same-sex wedding for religious reasons have recourse when hauled into courts or extralegal commissions for this belief. It’s these state laws that Gill and his various nonprofit entities have decided to go after — and persecute Christians along the way.
In the same Rolling Stone piece, writer Andy Kroll misrepresented religious freedom restoration acts (RFRA) as offering “legal cover for individuals and businesses to deny service or otherwise discriminate against LGBTQ people.”
Except that’s false, as The Federalist notes. What religious Americans object to, and what RFRA are designed to protect them against, is "being forced to use their artistic talents to proclaim particular speech they find fundamentally false or to be required to participate in a religious ceremony that conflicts with their consciences."
But that makes Christians "wicked," according to Gill, and he and his foundation are coming after them:
Last year, the Gill Foundation set up a group to wrangle corporate support in going after religious freedom proponents in Georgia. Called “Georgia Prospers,” the fake grassroots effort organized protests against a religious freedom restoration act that passed the state legislature. The pressure from the corporate-backed endeavor dissuaded Georgia’s governor from signing the bill — a victory for the wealthy activist.
The Foundation's group also opposed North Carolina’s bathroom bill barring cities from passing laws that would force businesses to allow customers and employees to use restrooms that are not consistent with their biological sex.