Constitutionalist / Universalist
Gold Supporting Member
- Jan 21, 2010
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- National Freedmen's Town District
Opinion.The seller should join a religious order and take sacred vows and practice photography for free, for the "sisterhood" if she feels that strongly about her religious beliefs.Even if it is a privilege, and regardless if it is a privilege or a right, neither or both, whatever you call it:Operating in public accommodation is a privilege not a right. The seller agreed to operate on a for-profit basis not on a moral basis in public accommodation.and our constitution states every person has rights. Her rights are at subject here. no one else's.So is it just an issues of how it handled. The court also suggest tolerance on both sides.
Still the court comment about undue disrespect to sincere religious beliefs is vague.
Still the bible does teach tolerance and to respect everyone.
Does the Govt have the right to respect or grant this ability
ONLY to businesses and people who agree and believe in providing same sex services?
Are you suggesting Govt has authority to regulate expressions on websites, and goods and services provided,
on the basis of creed?
Many people either believe SOME cases of LGBT are not born or natural, but SOME are caused by unnatural abuses and can be changed, where these are faith based and private matters that govt cannot regulate; while others believe ALL cases of LGBT are unnatural and not normal.
People on BOTH sides do not believe in the arguments, beliefs or proof from the other people defending the other beliefs.
Shouldn't Govt treat these people and beliefs EQUALLY, where people need to choose and follow their own beliefs and not harass or force their beliefs on others through laws or lawsuits?
Ironic you are now acting in the same role that Christians did when discriminating against LGBT. Now you are advocating the LGBT use Govt to impose your beliefs over Christians, claiming it is defense.
But Govt is not making you take your business to places that don't provide those services. There are LGBT businesses that provide them. Why would you discriminate against LGBT businesses by not patronizing the ones who support LGBT?
You can believe and express that.
But you cannot abuse govt, laws or courts to "regulate" religious activity or penalize someone on how they express it.
Are you going to treat all people this same way, and
* demand Atheists set up or join a "religious organization" before they can defend their beliefs "equally as a Christian or other recognized religion"
How is that fair or constitutional to an Atheist?
* require LGBT to finish transition and be medically recognized before proving or defending their beliefs about their identity?
I can understand if you believe this way.
As I know many people who believe Transgender should be documented by medical science similar to claiming a medical disability to get certain benefits.
Do you want Govt to regulate religion now?
Or just you expressing your beliefs, which is your right.