Started by Daniel L. Gard, July 01, 2016, 04:02:02 PM
Quote from: Daniel L. Gard on July 01, 2016, 04:02:02 PMThat final line, "Everyone has the right to their own religious beliefs. But not to the point that practicing those would impinge on my beliefs, and on my freedoms" is insightful. The practice of her religious beliefs now can impinge on the beliefs and freedoms of others but not the other way around.
Quote from: Dan Fienen on July 01, 2016, 08:57:40 PMWould that it were so simple. If you are opposed to same-sex marriage you don't have to enter into one and no one will force you into it. But if your beliefs prohibit you from participating in a same-sex marriage or providing goods or services to facilitate a same-sex marriages there are a number of businesses you will have to avoid or get out of or face crippling fines. If you gather together with a group of similarly minded believers and want to establish a college in California, you'd better watch out because if a current proposed law is passed you will need to conduct the college according to approved same-sex and transgender rules.
QuoteThe law is that same-sex marriage is legal and while some of us believe that is a bad idea there is nothing that we can do to force it to stop. From where I sit it sure seems that there is an attempt going on to force the rest of us to accept it.
Quote from: Brian Stoffregen on July 01, 2016, 09:12:53 PMYup, and it's been that way since at least the early 3rd century. Hippolytus lists occupations that one had to give up if one was going to become a Christian. Why should the 21st century be different?
Quote from: Pr. Don Kirchner on July 02, 2016, 10:33:00 AMIn this case I tend to agree with the personal opinion of State Attorney General Jim Hood.
Quote from: Prolife Professional on July 02, 2016, 11:55:47 AMGuys! Guys! Guys! (and assorted Gals, too!)Calm down! There is no need to worry. They are only coming for stupid people who don't hold the right opinion. So we really don't need to say anything. After all, when if they come for us, there will be plenty of people to say something, amiright? Guys? Hello? Anyone there?
Quote from: Pr. Don Kirchner on July 02, 2016, 12:18:47 PMThat is quite different, Dr. Garden, from suggesting that the judge's decision in the Mississippi case might virtually repeal the 1st Amendment.