Apparently there is a bill in Florida, much like bills we've seen in other states, that is trying to protect a pastor's right to refuse a gay marriage in his or her church. Technically that shouldn't be an issue. Rev. Evans is correct. Technically. Pastors have always been allowed to refuse a wedding on any grounds. As a pastor myself, I could refuse to perform the wedding just because I thought it was bogus. If a couple just didn't seem ready, I could say no. I never did, but I could have refused to perform a wedding.
And yet, the bill is needed. Why? If pastors never had to perform weddings in churches, why a bill that would protect their right to do what they've always been able to do? Because we don't trust liberalism and that includes the Gay Rights Movement. The same movement that once insisted it was all about live and let live. The same movement that insisted nobody would ever go to prison over gay rights. The same movement that said it was just a private issue. The same movement that said it never intended to mandate conformity to homosexuality. Yeah, that movement.
Given the reaction against bills that suggest people should be able to follow their conscience outside of the synagogue or church or mosque, it's not hard to see why we're suspicious. Especially when, on down in the editorial, we see this little quip:
"Opinion aside, a same-sex couple's 14th Amendment right to equal opportunity and non-discrimination supersedes the religious beliefs and "deeply held moral principles" of anyone."You see that? Sure, he admits that inside the
Again, if you think that the Left wants live and let live, or compromise, or let's just get along, you need to get some toilet tissue and wipe your head off with it. It's one thing to have been fooled once, many years ago, when liberalism said it was all about freeing your mind and respecting all viewpoints and no morals just harmony. But after the last decades, after the last years, after the last months, if you still think that is true, then you are the very type of person that P.T. Barnum supposedly spoke about all those years ago.
|With liberalism, a splendid time is guaranteed for all...trust me.