5 Reasons Christian Businesses Shouldn’t Be Legally Forced To Support Gay Weddings

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5 Reasons Christian Businesses Shouldn’t Be Legally Forced To Support Gay Weddings

Future historians will likely be flummoxed by the moment we’re living in. In what amounts to less than a blink of an eye in the history of Western civilization, homosexuality has gone from a diagnosed mental disorder to something to be celebrated – or else. Indeed, the rush to mandatory celebration is so intense, refusal is now considered tantamount to a crime. And, in some rare instances, an actual crime if the right constable or bureaucrat concludes that you have uttered “hate speech.” –: Jonah Goldberg

Unfortunately, when it comes to gay marriage, we have people who seem to be unable to tell the difference between tolerance and approval. It’s not enough that gay marriage is legal in 17 states. As a practical matter, that means every gay American in the country can get married if he or she wants to do so while those who don’t want gay marriage also have the option to live in states where the practice isn’t legal. Although some Americans would like gay marriage to be legal everywhere and others, like myself, would like it to be illegal everywhere, there’s something to be said for leaving the matter to each state.

This is still not enough for many liberals who’ve insisted on going further and actually persecuting Christian businesses who oppose gay marriage. Christians who don’t want to sanction gay marriage are being sued, prosecuted and driven out of business for doing nothing more than living up to their Christian beliefs, which are incompatible with condoning gay marriage. In Oregon,: Sweet Cakes by Melissa: faced fines from the state and eventually lost its business because the owners declined to bake a cake for a gay wedding. In Washington State, florist Barronelle Stutzman has been sued for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding. The Wildflower Inn in Vermont was sued for refusing to host a gay couple’s wedding reception. Christian photographer Elane Huguenin in New Mexico was told she wasn’t allowed to decline to participate in a gay marriage commitment ceremony. In New Jersey a seaside retreat, which is a United Methodist Church Christian facility, was told it wasn’t allowed to refuse a civil union ceremony.

Whether you believe as I do that all of those businesses made the right choice when they refused to sanction gay marriage, you should at least believe that they have the right to make their own decisions. Here’s why….

1) Businesses should generally have the right to refuse customers: Because of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow and the other abominations Democrats forced on America, we did choose as a nation to treat race differently than most other issues. So, we do not allow businesses to discriminate based on race — and that’s a good thing. However, businesses can and do turn away customers for almost every other reason imaginable. Shouldn’t they be able to do that?

Shouldn’t the Super Bowl be allowed to decline an advertisement from a porn website? Shouldn’t the NAACP be able to turn away KKK members from a speech? Shouldn’t a movie theater be allowed to tell people who insist on using cell phones in the theater that they’re not welcome? Shouldn’t Wal-Mart be allowed to refuse to carry NAMBLA literature in its stores? Shouldn’t a nightclub be allowed to tell people wearing gang colors that they’re not welcome? Shouldn’t the Democratic Party be allowed to decline ads on its website from the Republican Party? On a personal note, at my website: Right Wing News: I’ve declined advertisements from porn websites, a dating service for “sugar daddies,” a dating service for people who are married, and even a t-shirt seller I considered to be homophobic.If the Westboro Baptist Church were to one day decide that they wanted to sell “God h*tes F***” t-shirts on my website, should I be forced to sell it ad space even though I consider its beliefs to be repugnant and incompatible with my faith? For every American with rudimentary common sense, these questions answer themselves.

2) It violates the First Amendment: Per the First Amendment,: “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 of grievances.”

Supporting gay marriage is incompatible with Christianity. Baking a cake for a gay marriage, renting out a building for it, taking the pictures, etc., etc. could very fairly be considered sanctioning the marriage. To force a Christian to do that violates the First Amendment. This entire column could consist of that one point and it should be sufficient, but let’s do continue on.

3) It’s a misguided attempt to legally force people to accept gay marriage: In a very real sense, the gay marriage fight isn’t about gay marriage. Civil unions confer all the same rights as marriage and the biggest point of contention on civil unions has become that they’re being used as a stepping stone to gay marriage. If that wasn’t an issue, civil unions would have overwhelming support and then everybody would be happy, right? Wrong. Because again, gay marriage isn’t really about that.

At its core, gay marriage is really about acceptance.

A lot of gay Americans have made the mistake of centering their whole existence on their sexual orientation and so they almost see it as an insult if everything “gay” isn’t treated as wonderful and fantastic. Except it’s not. Everything heterosexual certainly isn’t wonderful and fantastic either; so how could everything homosexual be wonderful and fantastic? Do you think these Christian bakers would bake a cake for an orgy? Would the photographer shoot naked pictures of Miley Cyrus? Would a Christian church host an S&M convention? It’s highly doubtful.

The Left loves to encourage gay Americans to define their life by their sexual orientation, which cruelly sets people up for disappointment. It’s now common to hear liberals say things like, “Oh well, in 20 years everybody will approve of gay weddings.” Of course, liberals were saying the same thing about abortion after Roe v. Wade and how did that work out? Oh…right.

The truth is nobody gets universal acceptance. There are people who don’t like me because I’m a white, conservative, Christian, male Tea Partier. I know this because I get emails and: Facebook messages: from them telling me so almost every day. There are a lot of terrific human beings out there who are gay, but if they make the mistake of demanding universal acceptance of everything about their sexual orientation a condition of being content, they’re likely to have long, unhappy lives.

4) It’s anti-Christian: There’s an intense dislike of Christianity on the Left and it’s an order of magnitude more intense for gay liberals for obvious reasons. Although as: Billy Graham has said,“God will not judge a Christian guilty for his or her involuntary feelings,”: Christianity doesn’t condone homosexual behavior. Under the best of circumstances, few people want to hear that they’re doing something immoral. It’s even worse when people feel as if they’re being judged for something they believe would be difficult or even impossible to change. So, some of the people who are put in that position love getting an opportunity to victimize a poor Christian baker or florist because it allows them to lash out at Christianity by proxy. Since these Christians are paying a big price for standing up for our faith, they deserve our support.

5) It’s involuntary servitude: It’s highly ironic that liberals have compared a baker choosing not to bake a cake for a gay wedding to slavery and Jim Crow laws. After all, the Christian businesses are the ones that are being forced into involuntary servitude for ungrateful, vicious masters. Ask yourself why anyone with good motives would want to FORCE an unwilling person to bake his or her wedding cake or take pictures at his or her wedding? What’s next? Will people who don’t respond to invitations to gay weddings be charged with a hate crime?

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  • It is time we start pushing back against those who seek to force acceptance of homosexual acts on society

    • Krimsen King

      start????……. you have got to be freeking kidding me…………. #DUH #NO_SELF_PERCEPTION #CULT.

      • Ferd

        The term “CULT” covers a myriad of definitions.
        Some good, some bad.
        It is an overused word to attempt to cause discord and negativity, just as the word “RACIST” is used for many disagreements. Both have become meaningless with their mis-use and over-use.

        So, yes, It is time we started pushing back with every means at our disposal.

        • Krimsen King

          no…….. it is a descriptive word and I use it, as you well know, with a specific description in mind…. what has TRULY become meaningless are these asinine classifications we call people, ‘liberal’ ‘leftists’ ‘conservative’ ‘libtard’ ‘teabagger’ blah blah blah blah blah……. but you go right on ahead and keep using the meaningless ones….. I’m gonna use mine that has a meaning 😉

          • SoulSurvivor

            So you are knowingly going to continue to lie… just like a demon does !!

            Like I said I knew your interpretations

          • Krimsen King

            you know nothing… you see nothing… you hear nothing… you are nothing. burn in hell. end of line.

          • SoulSurvivor

            You are the one that has been given the spirit of stupor, eyes that cannot see, ears that cannot hear, even to this very day..

          • Krimsen King

            uh huh……………………………………..

          • He is a liberal, that is what they do, they lie

          • SoulSurvivor

            There you are, I was expecting to see you before this. The trolls have been especially noxious today.. they are really some sick puppies !!

          • Had to work late at work today. Gearing up for our short summer construction season. We have lots of fiber planned this summer. Was busy with some Sigtran circuits and BGP peering.

            I have noticed the hate on this page as well as on the Social Justice Warriors unsafe space.
            Very vile people indeed. And they wonder why we oppose them. You are putting them in their place though, not a one could refute what is being posted. And if these people think we are going to continue to allow them to do this with facing a backlash, they better think twice.

          • You have no meaning behind those words, you are just repeating leftist talking points like the good useful idiot you are

          • Krimsen King

            uh huh……. just anyone and everyone you hate belongs to some kind of exactly ‘opposite’ ‘side’, huh, cult monkey……. populated exclusively by somehow ‘opposite’ kinds of human beings…….. huh……….. yes, burn in hell.

          • Give it up libby, you have proven that you are nothing

          • Krimsen King

            you know nothing.

        • People like kk, have no argument, they also lack honesty and facts, hence all they have are insults and excuses

          • FrRabbit

            KK is a bit of a weirdo, not playing with a full deck.

          • I started looking at his replies, he starts to go in a repeating fashion, beginning to think it s a bot

          • FrRabbit

            I’ve seen hundreds of posts from KK over on The Conservative and a few other places. Mostly it seems he’s reusing old posts, maybe add a couple of dots each time so it will post. Regarding the content, I think he’s human enough, but he’s rowing without his oars in the water.

          • Now I remember where I saw him, the Conservative channel. You are correct, he does not have a full load in his skull

          • Sisyphus

            Not smart enough…

            ;-}

          • Good point

      • SoulSurvivor

        You haven’t seen nothin pretty princess !!

        You are going to meet the wrath of God

        • Krimsen King

          uh huh……….. you see nothing……… pretty princess… you are nothing. burn in hell.

          • So, it’s basically your existence?

          • Krimsen King

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHA uh huh…………. no, really……. nice one…… HAHAHAHAHAHAHA good grief wow………..

          • Krimsen King

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHA look at me, I can type stuff on the interwebs too GERDERRRFFF hahahahahahaha no, really……. good fer you 😉

          • Funny you say you fight for free speech, except for Christians and those with morals

          • Krimsen King

            don’t confuse criticism of cult worshipping interpretations and doctrines and dogmas for a desire to silence them…. I don’t want them silenced…. I want their consciences to silence them 😉

          • You do not offer criticism of cult worship, you really offer nothing but hot air.

          • Krimsen King

            uh huh……………… burn in hell.

          • Sisyphus

            LOL

          • Krimsen King

            folderolol… burn in hell.

          • Sisyphus

            Still no coherent statement, keep trying.

          • Krimsen King

            no… burn in hell.

          • Oh, we will send you there

          • Krimsen King

            you will send no one to hell, you arrogant violent cult monkey… you will burn in hell.
            this genuine incitement to violence, genuinely illegal, immoral and utterly reprehensible and truly evil, is approved…

          • We will send weak aholes like yourself there

          • Krimsen King

            you are not a ‘we’…… you are a truly SICK, truly sad disgusting pathetic excuse for a human being……. and you will burn in hell.

      • Are You trying to say something

        • Krimsen King

          no. burn in hell. end of line.

          • LOL, bring it on chump

          • Krimsen King

            yes, enjoy your disgusting pathetic violence fantasies… burn in hell.

          • So you are a nobody. Just an internet ninja

          • Krimsen King

            uh huh…………….. burn in hell.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Force active acceptance. Not “tolerance.” You must perform ____. You must refrain from “microaggressions” by actively supporting the PC-derived emotions and narratives.

      And so forth. They’re the new totalitarians.

      • That is what they want to do, and they are getting upset that everyone from Bakers and Florists are telling them no

  • Spy vs Spy ..

    Agree

  • Krimsen King

    there are not enough reasons.

    • Sure there is, one is enough

      • Krimsen King

        there is no reason… there are only ridiculous reckless assumptions, false interpretations, and rotten dark disgusting truly evil delusions.

        • Sure there is, no shirt, no shoes no service. If you do not like that, go eff yourself

          • Krimsen King

            go eff yourself… burn in hell.

          • LOL, so you have nada. Figures that you would be intellectually bankrupt

          • Krimsen King

            right…………………. burn in hell.

        • Sisyphus

          It does not matter what you think, an individual (or business/owner) has the right to decline to accommodate any request for service.

          When ‘you’ force another to do something they have refused, you are acting in an unconstitutional and criminal manner.

          • Krimsen King

            This is still The United States of America….. it is still illegal, and regardless HORRIBLY IMMORAL to discriminate against people based on race, religion, sex, OR GENDER IDENTITY… sorry to ‘force’ acceptance of your fellow human beings on you, fragile delicate snowflake… GET OVER YOURSELF.

          • Sisyphus

            Hateful nonsense

          • Krimsen King

            be more specific…

          • Sisyphus

            OK:
            Hateful nonsense by a close minded, totalitarian useful idiot

          • Krimsen King

            that is not remotely more specific… just more insulting… try again, program… or don’t 😉

          • Sisyphus

            You need to explain yourself.
            Or not as you wish.
            In any case, the intent to force another to comply with an act they have refused is nothing less than authoritarian, you have supported these types of force, you are thereby an authoritarian (totalitarian useful idiot) supporter.

          • Krimsen King

            NO ONE IS FORCING ANYONE TO ‘COMPLY’ WITH ANY ‘ACTS’…. oh, except these delusional GOVERNMENTS that are forcing people with differing gender identities to comply with acting in ways contrary to their gender identities….. yeh THOSE delusional cult monkeys are forcing ALL of us to comply with their dark disgusting paranoid delusional bathroom fantasies….. are those the people you were talking about? #DUH #CULT #NO_SELF_PERCEPTION.

          • Sisyphus

            Nonsense

          • Krimsen King

            uh huh…….. burn in hell.

    • Sisyphus

      Nonsense

      • Krimsen King

        yes….. these dark disgusting pathetic paranoid delusional bathroom obsessions and their resulting laws are absolutely nonsense… good for you for noticing 😉

  • Sock

    Just to be clear on this. I don’t support anything LBGT so don’t ask me for anything if you are one of them.

  • Richard

    Good article. I agree with 1,2,3 and 5 without equivocation. I respect a Christians beliefs but because and they should be free to do what they want under the other points, but we live in a legally secular society, and so really #4 has no valid place in the debate.