Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:31:10 AM
The point is that they are not even allowed to discuss a controversial subject in open discussion. The hunted have become the hunters. Apparently, it matters not what any other opinion is; it must conform or be beaten down. My how the tables have turned for the so-called tolerant left. And they still do not understand the true Christian stance on gay marriage. It begins and ends with compassion in all things. As always I will still pray for you'all.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:08:49 AM
@QueenZira You know what I love about parties? I don't have to attend. If I do not support the cause of the party, I don`t have to go.
Yes, they provide a service in taking pictures at weddings. But they are now forced to attend a celebration of something that they find immoral and abominable. It is forcing them to be in a situation in which they are uncomfortable, potentially causing emotional distress.
Now, I can understand the statement of "they`re not representatives of a house of worship"; but the Majority Opinion on the NMSC ruling doesn`t provide that caveat. A Priest is just reading a script at a wedding, that`s just a service. (Especially if you don`t believe in their God.) Why *should* he be allowed to refuse a homosexual couple?
I`m not arguing a slippery slope, I`m stating that by the wording of the Law, and the words of the Majority Opinion, the door is opened for a Catholic Priest today to be fined for this. Will it happen,
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:54:23 PM
To quote the last true Republican, Barry Morris Goldwater, U.S. Senator from Arizona, and the Republican Party's nominee for President in 1964:
"I`m frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in "A," "B," "C" and "D." Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of "conservatism"."