Thursday, July 02, 2009

Lesbian sues photographers

It has happened again:
A woman sent an e-mail to Elane Photography in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

She said she wanted the owners, Elaine and Jon Huguenin to photograph her lesbian 'commitment' ceremony....

Elaine and Jon politely said no because they felt their Christian beliefs would conflict with the behavior that would be depicted in the ceremony (ADF letter, Monday June 29, 2009).
There are, of course, dozens, of photography businesses in Albuquerque that would love to have these lesbians' business. But that wasn't good enough. One of the lesbians "filed a complaint with the state human rights commission asking it to punish the Huguenins for allegedly 'discriminating' against people who engage in homosexual behavior."

The very people who pushed gay rights in the name of "tolerance" are now becoming some of the most intolerant people on the planet!

The Huguenins now have to defend themselves in court even though "Neither marriage nor civil unions are legally recognized between members of the same sex in New Mexico." Just imagine what will happen when same sex marriage is legal! The floodgates for lawsuits against Christians will open and many Christians will be forced by the government to either compromise their religious convictions or shut down their businesses!

The same logic that would allow the government to require Christian photographers to photograph gay ceremonies or that would require Christian doctors to perform abortions, could also be used to justify forcing "a Hindu vegetarian film producer to create a commercial for a slaughter house" or a Muslim store owner to sell wine, or a Jewish restaurant owner to serve pork.

Freedom of Religion is not just "freedom of worship." Any "freedom" that requires you to leave your religion in your home or place of worship is not freedom in any meaningful sense of the word.

Make no mistake about it. The battle over same sex marriage is not really about whether two people of the same sex should be able to get married. It is about freedom of religion.

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