Todd Starnes tells us that SCOTUS To Decide if Gay Rights Trump Everyone Else's Rights. One always trembles whenever the Supremes (or for that matter the Grandees of Congress) take up an issue that should remain between individuals. The fact that the gay couple involved deliberately chose Mr. Phillips' cake shop and refused an offer of a free cake tells me this was a set up designed to punish Phillips for his religious views.
SCOTUSblog is particularly opaque on the issue of whether or not this has a chance of coming out in Mr. Phillips favor. saying only that Justice Kennedy has ruled both for and against religious freedom. Why doesn't that make me feel better? Once again an important topic is up for grabs based on which side of the bed Justice Kennedy woke up on that day.
I would note here that my stance against the gay lifestyle will get me called a "hater" by those who refuse to understand. The Bible does not claim that being gay is the problem. I don't really know if in fact anyone is "gay" by birth. The problem is acting out this belief, in other words, the gay lifestyle. I do not know, but I suspect it has to do with God's command to be fruitful and multiply. People living a gay lifestyle can not multiply. But in the end, I do not know why, and like everyone else will have to wait. In the meantime, I stand on God's side in the matter. He never stands with me, but it is always I with him.
So, do I hate gay people? No. I even have to admit that I don't really care if two men or two women want to pretend they are married. I have enough worries of my own. That by the way is tolerance. But what these people want is both acceptance and even celebration. "Look at me! Isn't it wonderful that I want to marry this person of the same sex?" Well, no, it is pathetic. People have also wanted to marry their pets, and even buildings. Yes these are (hopefully) one off crazy. But is Mr. Phillips also required to bake a cake for the woman who wants to marry a building? When is enough government intrusion into our lives enough?
The fact is that gay people have no more rights than any other. I can not go into Mr. Phillips' shop and ask for a cake that celebrates, oh, I don't know, say a Satanic Mass. Mr. Phillips would refuse based on his religious beliefs, and the State of Colorado would probably be fine with that. But why are his religious beliefs in this case acceptable and in the case of same sex not so much? What truly differentiates these to cases? Well, for one, Satanists haven't donated tons of money to the Democrats and the gay lobby has.
Go read Starnes article. I will watching with trepidation.
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