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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Be "okay" with gay or else...

Here is the standout line, hyperlink to the article included: This is not marriage equality. It is the setup for a knockdown.

Admittedly the article is written by a Pentecostal and not a Catholic. But we should be concerned, there will be no differentiation made when this law kicks in. Plus the Catholic Church is always a target of opportunity for anyone with an agenda.

If anyone thinks this won't spread from Washington, think back to how gay marriage has gone from one state to being an issue in so many others. It hasn't happened here in Texas yet. But the key word is "yet".

The bottom line is that those of us adhering to traditional values can no longer expect to have a "live and let live" attitude about this topic. It'll soon be a case of choosing a side and standing by for the consequences. I see a lot of hate and discord coming, not the least in my own wife's family. There are a heck of a lot of gay aunts and cousins there, up until now it's just been something not discussed. I doubt that will be allowed to continue.

Gird your loins for battle and pray for all concerned. God's will be done.


Old Bob said...

Chilling, just like stepping outside when it's well below zero. The cold hits me in the face first, hard, and my first instinct is to recoil.
But if I stay out long enough, just standing there, the cold creeps into me, and if I do nothing long enough, it will paralyze and kill me.
We cannot afford to just stand there and do nothing! This must be fought!

Subvet said...

Old Bob, exactly!

ignorant redneck said...

Things are going to get awful.

Jordan said...

It seems excessive that this could apply to churches just doing a bake sale or selling coffee, so I scanned the bill—the relevant part is a new section that is being added, section 7. I think it would be a stretch to read it like that. It refers to 49.60 RCW: Discrimination (which, to clarify, is already on the books). Note that it only refers to goods, services and facilities actually sold—no one in the clergy is going to be forced to actually marry them, just that you can't just let any member of the public can rent your space unless they're going to use it in some way related to a same-sex wedding.

In other words—and assuming I've read it right, please do read it yourself and come to your own conclusions!—you wouldn't have to suddenly host same-sex weddings if you sold some cakes from a stall, but you couldn't sell cakes to anyone, then suddenly refuse to sell it to someone who was buying it for a gay wedding reception buffet. You wouldn't need to host same-sex weddings in your chapel if it was ordinarily available only to Christian services, but you would if you rented out your chapel to the general public for e.g. civil services.

Services offered to the general public in Washington are already subject to anti-discrimination laws; this just adds same-sex marriages to the existing protections. It may be appropriate to offer more latitude to churches in this respect, but it should be for everyone, not just same-sex couples. It would also be appropriate to require a degree of transparency up front; imagine if you booked and paid for your wedding reception venue when suddenly, after you've sent out all the invitations to your friends and family, they turn round and say, "No, sorry, we didn't realise it was someone like you, we're not going to host you any more!" If that sounds far-fetched, it's exactly what happened to a lesbian couple in Canada.

Can you imagine what a nightmare that would be? So at the very least, if you make it legal that churches can offer commercial services while discriminating against anyone they please for whatever reason, they should at least be prepared to clearly spell out exactly who they discriminate against in advance.

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