Re: Reason To Stand for RFRAs
The secular do believe in the supernatural and the surreal. I cannot count the number of times I have been frightened by the images conjured from the hell and damnation descriptions designed for the “different.”
Yes, Indiana’s Mike Pence pulled back from total intolerance. You call it anti-religious. You praise Mr. Huckaby for standing firm. I say the governor is in a political prison to discriminate. He cannot run to moderation. Ted Nugent might shoot him in the back if he runs (literally) and tries to escape.
Usually the “cake” people do not attend weddings. They just make the cake. We are confusing contractual labor with faith. The “cake” people are in a business just like the “duck” guy. He is not Jesus! He is a “reality T.V.” persona drawing a big salary. A business!
Religious freedom is a good idea for everyone and for every religion, and for business where the streets to you’re doorstep are paid for by “we the people.” You do not “bake the cake” and “fire the pizza” with holy water. It emanates from the city municipal infrastructure paid for by all citizens. Your “business” is a public entity, not a “separate but equal” enterprise. That concept was addressed by the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in 1951.
“Free exercise of religion” is exercised when you tell me I’m going to hell, as you take my money for the cake and pizza! Waiters and waitresses are abused like this a lot!
Again! The healthcare (Obama) reference as a religious issue? Barack Obama is the President of the United States not your physician. He is a lawyer!
If the public is purchasing cake and pizza they have probably met the obligation to “go forth and multiply.” No one wants to eliminate religion in your life. I see Mr. Shakleford is the Pres., CEO, and Chief Council Lawyer of the “Liberty Institute.” This seems to be a one man show. He claims “We’ve never seen anything like this before.”
We’ve seen ALL of this before Mr. Shakleford.
-The Inquisition, Hitler, Pontius Pilate, McCarthy, Osama bin Laden, Bull Conner, Orville Faubus, Clive Bundy, Joe Aipaho, Pinochet, Father Coughlin etc., etc., etc.
Jesus was a Palestinian Jew. What would he do?
Pizza is not a belief. Cake is not a belief. It’s a business!
To the column of Pastor Denton—
The premise that people hate Christians is wrong. Christians were the radicals in 300 AD, the “Obamacare” group, the teachers, the educators, not the haters! They were Christ-like. It’s a hard row to hoe! You can’t waste it on hating the “other.”