If one wants to discuss Christian theology, or the Christian life, one must completely abandon any reliance or usage of the idea of "rights". Think about what a "right" is. It is something that you can demand from another - you must give this to me, to must allow me to do this... it is my right.
The Christian life is not one where we demand our own way. We are not to lord it over one another as the Gentiles do. Rather, we are to submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. To claim a right is to demand to be serve, to demand to have your own wants and desires satisfied. In what way is this a Christian approach.
Now, granted, the thing that got me thinking about this was the issue of women's ordination. Too often that discussion is laced with talk about "rights". Well, Scripturally speaking, no one, man or woman, has a "right" to be a pastor. Some men are called - but there is no right that one can demand.
But we live in an American culture where we think of "God Given" in conjunction with "rights" - where our civil ideas of justice are infused with quasi-deistic jargon that gives out selfishness a religious sheen.
Watch yourself, o Christian! See if you are demanding your rights -- and if you are, make sure it is not out of selfishness or greed, but a desire to show love to your neighbor. Hide not your selfishness under the guise of "rights".