A little more reason, please

By scott - Last updated: Friday, August 22, 2008 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

OK, so my last post was a little heated.  A knee jerk of sorts.  I still feel the way I do, but I realize now that I need to apply a little more reason to my beliefs.

Let’s examine again the text of the 1st Amendment.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Also, go read this NPR article: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91486191

I think whats at conflict here are the rights to freely exercise religion and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Let’s take the story of the wedding photographer, Elaine Huguenin, who was sued for not taking pictures of a lesbian couples wedding.  Sued?  Really?  How is it easier to sue a photographer than to just get a new photographer?  The grown up, mature thing to do in this case is for the couple to say “OK, we respect your beliefs.  We’ll just get a new photographer”.

Respect.  The impression I get from the gay rights movement is that they want to be respected without respecting others.  The story of the wedding photographer is a perfect example.

How about the doctor that is being sued for not performing invetro for a lesbian couple?  He respectfully declined to do the procedure, but provided a reasonable alternative and he is being sued.  Really?  It’s an outrage!  A reasonable patient would have said, “OK, I respect your beliefs.  Thanks for the referral”, and would have gotten on with life.  How is it easier to sue than to find another doctor?

The real outrage here is that a judge could be so out of touch as to suggest that the doctor find a new line of work.  Why?  I have a better idea.  How about if the judge goes and reads the 1st amendment?  He would realize that the doctor is only exercising his freedom to practice his religion.

Finally, the counselor who was fired for not counseling a woman in a lesbian relationship.  How is it undo hardship for the clinic to accommodate her religious beliefs?  Just don’t assign her any homosexual patients.  There, that was an easy problem to solve.

The same principles apply to all these anecdotes outlined in the NPR article.

Really, I’m led to believe that the whole gay rights movement is a fraud.  The people suing are not seeking justice.  They are seeking to gratify their pride.  Their supposed grievances are nothing more than attention mongering.  It’s selfishness magnified to a high degree.

Grow up.  Mature.  Realize that life isn’t fair and get over it.

These selfish actions have resulted in inconvienence for everyone.  They have managed to shut down one adoption agency, and have stopped another from doing business in California.  How many other families could these agencies have helped if not hindered by people who can’t get over themselves and see the world at large?

I realize these are only samples, but if this is the face of the gay rights movement, then it is ugly indeed.  I would hope those who champion gay rights would choose people a little more down to earth to represent their cause.  Instead they have stayed silent and watched on while the assult on the liberties of the American people has continued unabated.

For shame.

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