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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What's wrong with this statement?

"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?

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