By Torey Dawn-
To my old high school friend Jason who just blocked me on facebook before I could send this. Mormon, gay, and engaged—he asked: “Hey quick question. .. are you against marriage equality?”
Answer I guess he’ll never see:
It’s nothing personal; we just disagree in this area. I believe in freedom, and with that freedom I think that people should have a right to live as they choose as long as it doesn’t infringe on others. But, as we can see with the attacks on Chick-Fil-A; attacks on the Catholic church, the Mormon church, Evangelicals, and on anyone that disagrees with same-sex marriage or adoption (except Muslims), that freedom doesn’t apply to them. Their rights mean zero. And those who refuse to change their religion to be politically correct are deemed bigots. It’s the opposite though.
You probably don’t see it that way. You have a different world view and don’t recognize the traditional family as the foundation of any stable society. And you probably don’t see the attacks on the beliefs of Christians as an attack on that foundation, but it is. And those attacks are relentless. Activists are singling out Christians in order to sue them for discrimination; for instance, suing a photographer who declined for religious reasons a job to photograph a gay civil union. In that case, the leftist courts determined that anti-discrimination laws trump religious freedom. Well, the Founders made sure the first sentence of the First Amendment protected religious freedom. It was so important to the foundation of this great country that they made it the first right!
So, you may feel that you’re the one being discriminated against. In the big picture, faith is under assault and it won’t be long before ministers will be forced to perform those ceremonies or lose their state licenses. That won’t change what God says and, ultimately, this isn’t about what I believe or the Chick-Fil-A CEO believes. The battle is between God and man and that’s what I believe.
As for Massachusetts, the state is full of leftist, anti-Christian bigots. The mayor’s letter is evidence. He essentially said that there’s no room for your types around here. So, there’s no co-existing there. Funny how they never pick on Muslims, huh? But this isn’t about gay marriage; it’s the same leftist battle that’s trying to cleanse crosses and religious markings from monuments across the land. The activists wear many hats; they are lesbians wanting gay marriage one minute and demanding birth control the next. It’s all a farce.
I tend to agree with The Looking Spoon on the Chick-Fil-A restaurant issue:
“I tend to stay out of this fight because I don’t see much value in having it if people are choosing a more secular world view. The fight for ‘traditional values’ should start with tackling why people are choosing not to have faith anymore.
“That said, support or opposition to gay marriage is beside the point here. People running a business are entitled to their opinion, and it shouldn’t have to agree with your own…
“If you don’t want them to have your money, that’s totally fine! Don’t patronize their business, but this boycott and political bullying nonsense is just too much for me.”