"I believe that people who don't want to provide their services for a gay wedding because of their religious scruples should be protected from any repercussions for refusing to do so."
Does that mean that I could refuse to cater a wedding for:
-someone who uses statues, icons and/or relics in their worship services? (Could I refuse service to a Catholic or Orthodox Christian?)
-marines and sailors who habitually take the Lord's name in vain?
-people who have anger management issues (isn't that the equivalent of murder)?
-people who have been divorced or married more than once?
-someone who has been promiscuous?
-a person who has truthfulness issues?
-someone who is obsessed with material possessions?
-someone who is preoccupied with keeping up with the Joneses?
-people who have cheated on their income tax?
-electricians who take wire and tools home from their workplace without permission to do so?
-folks who are unforgiving or judgmental of others?
-folks who believe/don't believe in the Trinity?
-instructors/professors who accept and teach evolution?
A few other questions:
Was the couple at the center of the wedding in Cana of Galilee in perfect harmony with Jesus Christ and his teachings?
Is a person who sells guns culpable when one of his customers decides to break into an elementary school and murder a bunch of children?
If I rent a house to someone, does that act imply that I condone their behavior or give my stamp of approval to the way that they choose to live their lives behind closed doors?
If a minister baptizes a person, does that make the minister responsible for that person's subsequent behavior and beliefs?
Can a policeman refuse to save the life of a drunk driver who has been involved in a traffic accident because of his religious beliefs about the sinfulness of drinking alcohol?
Can a doctor refuse to prescribe medications to a homosexual with AIDS?
Does the minister unite two people in marriage or does God do it?
What do you think?