Monday, February 23, 2009

A line in the sand

There was recently an article in the New York Times suggesting a compromise solution to the gay rights issue: "Federal recognition of state-level civil unions and same-sex marriage but if and only if those states offer substantive religious-liberty protection — and the federal government offers substantive religious-liberty protection, too."

Sounds like the perfect solution! Maggie Gallagher, however, demonstrates that, unfortunately, it may not be this easy. Here are some excerpts:
From where I stand, it looks like the progressive/democrat position states: If you believe marriage means a husband and wife, you are not just wrong, you are downright wicked and deserve to have your home address put up on the internet so strangers can harass you.

Because, to date, gay rights groups have shown little willingness to offer any substantive religious-liberty protections at the state level.

If gay rights groups are not interested in a compromise, this Congress and President are not likely to force them to accept one.
The California court has just declared that orientation is a protected status just like race. And racial equality trumps religious liberty in our system of government.
If you read only one article today, please read Ms. Gallagher's short, but insightful article.

I think Maggie Gallagher hit the nail on the head. Gay rights groups do not appear to be interested in compromise. They want to crush anyone who disagrees with them even if that means trampling on the first amendment.

If our freedom of speech and religion begins to be trampled in the name of gay rights, Christians, Muslims and Jews need take a page from Martin Luther King and rise up all over the country in massive peaceful protests and civil disobedience.

The future of America is literally at stake here. If we do not draw a line in the sand and refuse to accept the trampling of our religious freedom, we will be flushing down the toilet the freedom our forefathers fought and died for--and our children and grandchildren will pay the price!

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