Different does NOT mean wrong!
As a gai minister I am very horrified by reports that I am getting that preachers that don't want to marry gai people are being arrested, fined, and jailed for practicing their freedom of religion, and churches that don't want to be used as gai wedding venues are loosing their non-profit statuses. I fully believe as a human that you have the right to believe and practice anything you want to that does not have a direct negative physical effect on others. Freedom of religion is what this nation was founded upon. The separation of church and state is there to protection both the church and the state from each other. One horrific set of stories that I am hearing involves the mayor of Houston i think it is, having preachers arrested for not conducting gai weddings. If this is true than the public servant called the mayor should be immediately impeached from office and bared from ever serving in any position of authority again. If this particular case isn't true as some reports are now indicating, what is true is that Religious freedom is under attack by certain politicians, political organizations, and Atheists. What is happening to us? I may not agree with any of the stupid things you say but I will fight for your right to say them. Our freedoms are disappearing people right in front of our eyes and we are just doing nothing about it.
Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free
exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress
Did everyone just forget those words? The Patriot Act is a huge part of the problem now, and is the most Anti-American document ever concocted and it needs to be abolished now!!! We are sacrificing the soul of our nation and for what? Political Correctness, and the cowardice of comfort at the expense of what is right and good! We need to wake up people and change this!!!!!!!! Why would any gai couple want to get married in a venue that doesn't want them? Why must people go into other peoples places of worship and start making demands, It is unconscionable. I would love to see people try this crap with the muslim community. The back lash would be instant and severe and all the politically correct people would back off and shut the hell up! No this is an all out war on my religion. As a Christian Minister, A Proud and Defiant Gai Man, and A Human Being...I say this is WRONG on every level. If I was getting married I would go to some place that is sacred to me, that welcomed me and marry there. Likewise if I was getting my cake made it would be made by someone who was rooting for me and not against me. I don't like bad juju in my food lol. I certainly wouldn't sue someone for refusing to make my cake unless they said they would and then at a much later date reneged when it was too close to get a new cake made from somewhere else. In which case I say sue away people. We are not talking about public forums that are not allowing people in, but private places of religious worship. This is wicked and needs to stop.
“People willing to trade their freedom
for temporary security deserve neither and
will lose both”. Benjamin Franklin