Here’s the the latest in our ongoing series of some of the crazy things the anti-gay marriage equality opponents are saying and doing around the world.
It’s a Secular Inquisition
Columnist Robert Tracinski’s hair is on fire over a case out of Idaho where a wedding chapel is being told they must cater to everyone:
So it’s official: a new religious orthodoxy is sweeping across the nation, imposed by government and backed by force. It’s a religious orthodoxy required by secular authorities for a secular purpose, but no matter. Heretics will be found out and forced to recant. No one ever expects the Secular Inquisition. Except that we actually did expect it. In fact, it’s inherent in the fundamental basis of the left’s arguments for gay marriage. I’m speaking here of the argument for gay marriage. It may be hard to remember now, but not very long ago there were compromise proposals for same-sex “civil unions” that were legally equivalent to marriage but under a different name. Gay rights activists consciously rejected these unions in order to specifically demand the use of the term “marriage,” insisting that the state legally recognize and enforce the equality of these marriages with old-fashioned, outmoded heterosexual ones.
First off, I’m inherently suspicious of these claims that the couple will go to jail – I’ve only seen these on conservative sites. Remember, too, that right now it’s the couple that’s suing the city, not the other way around.
I also want to set the record straight on something. Civil Unions were not offered by loving, well-meaning Christians and then rejected by gays. They were, in fact, the only way we could get our rights at all at one point in this country, and were bitterly fought for. These so-called “Christians” were on the front lines, fighting against them. They only started offering them as an alternative to marriage equality once it became apparent they were losing the fight, and then only as a way to forestall the inevitable. So let’s not rewrite history.
Gays and Gay Marriage Supporters Will be Judged by God
Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman A.J. LaFaro says God will have the final word on marriage equality:
“The Republican Party, and its Platform, is very clear about being against same sex marriage. Individuals that believe and engage in same-sex marriage will ultimately be judged by God, not the U.S. Courts.”
So will the bigots.
Mandatory Gay Brain-Washing
The AFA, meanwhile, ran a news report on two “Christian” owned businesses facing difficulties for turning away same sex couples, under the headline:
“Two more Christian business owners face fines, mandatory gay brain-washing”
Let’s state this slowly and clearly so they will understand. No one, and I repeat no one is telling these business owners what they should think. They are free to be anti gay or pro traditional marriage in their minds, and in their speech, as loudly and as often as they desire. But when you open a FOR PROFIT business, you have to treat everyone equally. Everyone. If you want to provide these services out of the goodness of your Christian hearts, by all means, pick and choose your beneficiaries. But a public business must be open to all of the public.
They’re Performing a Political Genocide Against Christians
Mike Huckabee is jumping on the bandwagon in the Houston HERO case:
“The Houston case reminds us how rapidly our country is being taken over by intolerant despots who will unleash a form of political genocide against Christians who still cling to their Bibles and refuse to bow their knee to the false gods of hate and religious bigotry. The Houston mayor and her ilk, like mayors in Chicago and Boston who tried to prevent businesses opening in their city because the business owners were bible believing Christians, well she needs to apologize and start respecting all citizens – or at least have the integrity to resign. They shouldn’t expect taxpayers to fund hate-filled, gestapo-like tactics to openly attempt ot shut down the free exercise of religion and attempt to establish a religion of godless secularism. “
Once again, it is “Christians” who have brought this lawsuit. This is not a case of the city going after Pastors – instead, the city is defending itself against a lawsuit brought by “CHRISTIANS” to try to take away the rights of the city’s LGBT community. A little perspective here, please.