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OUTRAGEOUS! Gay Couple Sues to FORCE Christian Photographer to Take Pictures of Same Sex Wedding
Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/24/2012 | David Bellow

Posted on 08/24/2012 10:41:43 AM PDT by davidbellow

Eugene Volokh has been doing extensive blogging on the Volokh Conspiracy Blog about Elane Photography v. Willock

That is where I heard about this case of a Photographer being forced by the government to take pictures of an private event that violates the photographer's beliefs.

This case is about a photographer in New Mexico who did not want to take pictures of a gay marriage wedding because it violated their beliefs. This gay couple could have went anywhere else but they decide to go to court to force this photographer to take their money and take pictures for them at the gay marriage. The photographer contended that they cannot be forced to engage in speech that they do not believe in by taking pictures that will be used to promote gay marriage. The court ruled that the constitution did not apply to the photographer and told the photographer that they must take the pictures.

ARE YOU SERIOUS? This is what I have been talking about for a while now. The gay agenda and liberal agenda do not just want tolerance. They want acceptance. They want you to be force to engage in their actions. They want you to be force to engage in their speech and not be allowed to have beliefs or speech of your own.

This case has been appealed to the New Mexico Supreme Court where hopefully the judges there will have some sense.

What is next? Force a Jewish writer to work a job writing a blog for an anti-Semite website praising Hitler? Force a black American caterer to serve punch at a Ku Klux Klan Rally? That might as well happen because that is exactly what is happening here. SERIOUSLY, how can the government try to force this photographer to participate in a private gay wedding when the photographer does not believe in gay weddings and does not want to take pictures at one? This gay couple has NO right under the constitution to have pictures taken by this individual of their gay wedding. This photographer DOES have the right to believe gay marriage is wrong and not have to be forced to participate in a private gay wedding that violates their religious beliefs.

I have written about a ton of crazy things recently BUT THIS SITUATION IS NUTS! There is a clear War Against Christianity raging in America. Soon enough we will be put in prison for even simply believing and speaking about Christianity because it will be labeled hate speech.

I thought it was bad enough that the atheists and liberals in America want to do things like remove a cross from the 9/11 memorial. The cross at the 9/11 memorial does not force anyone to engage in an activity that they do not believe in. All it is anyways is a support beam that was left standing after the towers fell that looks like a cross. They want to finish what the terrorists started and tear the rest of the twin towers down by removing this section that was left standing after the terrorists crashed their planes. How does this cross looking support beam at a museum that no one is forced to go to violate an atheists rights? Does this cross force the atheist to be a Christian? These atheists have no right to try to get a court to remove it.

Hypothetically, it would be wrong if Christians did something like forcing an atheist actor to render his acting services because someone wants him to be a hired actor in a Sunday school Jesus play. BUT THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN AND WOULD NEVER HAPPEN. Christians want to just be allowed to practice our religion publicly and not have atheists take away that right or to re-write history simply because the atheists do not like the Christian foundation of America. Atheists and liberals do and have been doing these kinds of unconstitutional things for some time now. It is ok if they do not want to spend money at Chick Fil A. That is their choice. I do not spend money at Home Depot because I do not like what they publicly promote. I would not try to ban home depot from building in my city though just because I do not agree with the religious beliefs of the owners. If I did I would probably be put in jail by Obama and Eric Holder's Racist Godless Department of Justice. The liberals and gays on the other hand have no problem "coming out" and trying to ban Chick Fil A from building in their cities because of the Christian beliefs of the owners. Somehow it is ok for them to be intolerant bigots and do things to Christians like that, but if the tables were turned they would be crying foul.

THEY ARE CRY BABY COWARDS

We must stand up America. We must fight back against these unconstitutional attacks on out freedom of speech, expression and religion. If we don't then pretty soon we won't have those rights anymore.


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: christianpersecution; christianphotog; gayactivists; gaywedding; homosexualagenda; lawsuit; newmexico; photographer; religiousfreedom; religiousliberty; samesexwedding

1 posted on 08/24/2012 10:41:57 AM PDT by davidbellow
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To: davidbellow
private event that violates the photographer's beliefs

In this day and age you never say that. He should have just said he had a prior engagement and be done with it.

2 posted on 08/24/2012 10:44:23 AM PDT by bgill
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To: davidbellow

take lousy pictures then FORCE them to pay for it


3 posted on 08/24/2012 10:44:36 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: davidbellow

Wait a minute. How can anyone force this guy to do anything? It’s his business. He’s the one that chooses.


4 posted on 08/24/2012 10:44:44 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: davidbellow
"Yes sir, I don't normally photograph a wedding for gay couples ... but I will make an exception for you ... I just need a $9,700 deposit. The other $11,300 will be due at the time of package purchase. "

Believe me ... they will find someone else ...

5 posted on 08/24/2012 10:45:47 AM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: Mr. K

take lousy pictures then FORCE them to pay for it

That was my thought. Their special moment would really be special with lousy pics to prove it.


6 posted on 08/24/2012 10:47:00 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: davidbellow

Art is subjective. If his heart is not in it don’t expect any great shots. In fact, I’m thinking a “Dang, my hard drive crashed” moment may be in order.

It is stupid to force someone who does this kind of work to do it. You will not like the results.

It’s why I never send food back at the restaurant.


7 posted on 08/24/2012 10:48:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Mr. K

“take lousy pictures then FORCE them to pay for it”

That’d be my approach. You can make me click the shutter, but you can’t make me meter the scene correctly.


8 posted on 08/24/2012 10:48:13 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: RexBeach
Wait a minute. How can anyone force this guy to do anything? It’s his business. He’s the one that chooses.

Laws providing for such things were enacted because some businesses didn't want colored people sitting at their lunch counters.

A judge will have to decide the extent of the principles involved.
9 posted on 08/24/2012 10:50:30 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: PLMerite

And that just makes it clear that this is a publicity stunt.

They may be sodomists, but that doesn’t mean they are stupid, and they would have to be stupid to think they are gonna get good work.


10 posted on 08/24/2012 10:52:09 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: davidbellow
If they tried to FORCE me to go against my own conscience? Those pictures would turn out to be HIDIOUS. I'd trash those things. They can't force "talent."

If I owned a restaurant and was forced to cater, the food would taste like crap (Change that. They'd like it. It would taste like puke.)

If I was forced to rent to them? I'd play banjo music 24/7 as loud as I could.

They can only "force" so much before people begin to rebel against them.
Rebelling against them is a good thing. Love it. Live it. Make them even more miserable than they already are.

11 posted on 08/24/2012 10:54:42 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: davidbellow
These are organized and planned confrontations.. The response needs to organized and planned. Good legal counsel should be available.
12 posted on 08/24/2012 10:54:48 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: davidbellow
Excuse me, your MORONIC GAY COUPLE, if you want someone to photograph your 'wedding', get a photographer from NAMBLA to photograph you.

As Americans, we still have the right to REFUSE doing business with people. If you don't like it, MORONS, go F yourself!!

I'm ExCTCitizen and I approved this posting!!

13 posted on 08/24/2012 10:55:12 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: cuban leaf

“The Constitution doesn’t apply to them”?


14 posted on 08/24/2012 10:55:17 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: davidbellow

So what if he just doesn’t show up at the wedding, are they going to send the police to drag him there (might be a good week to be on a Cruise...).


15 posted on 08/24/2012 10:55:25 AM PDT by apillar
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To: cuban leaf

“The Constitution doesn’t apply to them”?


16 posted on 08/24/2012 10:55:28 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: davidbellow

I suppose the guy could say “There is no god but god and muhammad is his prophet”

then CAIR would defend hs right to not be forced to take wedding photos of sodomites


17 posted on 08/24/2012 10:56:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Bitsy; Mr. K

“take lousy pictures then FORCE them to pay for it

That was my thought. Their special moment would really be special with lousy pics to prove it.”

That it total defeat. One they establish the precedent, they can force anything.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 10:56:46 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: davidbellow

THIS sort of thing is EXACTLY why people are disgusted with these pervs.

Go to a photographer that is also a perv, please.


19 posted on 08/24/2012 10:58:21 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF YOU GET ONE CHOICE CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Dr. Sivana

color of skin is something that you are born with..... having a gay wedding is a decision... there is big difference between denying someone black a seat to eat and denying to participate in a gay wedding that is a DECISION that violates your religion and that over 30 states have banned via state laws and constitutional amendments


20 posted on 08/24/2012 10:58:39 AM PDT by davidbellow
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To: davidbellow

I can only imagine what the pictures would be like if the photographer was forced by the court to provide the service.


21 posted on 08/24/2012 10:59:47 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: davidbellow

Fine ... take the pictures. And do a crappy job. Then charge them top dollar for them.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 11:00:20 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: davidbellow

this crap is every frigging day now. and still we don;’t hear most on talk radio like Hannity or the GOP say anything.

People are being sued, attacked, assaulted, intimidated, boycotted etc and for what?
Because homosexuals want us to think of their unhealthy sex as normal or natural.

This is going to go on and on until our side stops being cowards and speak up


23 posted on 08/24/2012 11:03:25 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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24 posted on 08/24/2012 11:06:17 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: davidbellow

Wefight back with our own use of certain words used very very often.
First word? Christophobic. The fear and hatred of Christians.
Society needs to fear being called Christophobic.

Christophobia is bigotry.


25 posted on 08/24/2012 11:06:45 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

agreed, I rememer a couple of years ago someone of here put a link up to one of their sites and it stated homosexuals need to move to certain areas and they named the small towns.
They wanted them to move and get to know folks, have folks think of them as normal and once they got the trust the homosexuals would come out and inform their new pals that they;’re queer.
Basically go to churches, schools etc and gain peoples trust so much so that their new pals woudl say they have no problem with the homo agenda .
Even on here I;ve seen some say they have no problem because they know a homosexual and theyre nice, what they do not see is their new homosexual pal at the queer parades, events etc

Then they would infiltrate other towns and get into positions of power and take the town over by either laws or lawsuits.

This is happening all around the country every day now, even some are faking attacks for their agenda and still we can;t get our side to speak up.


26 posted on 08/24/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Civil Rights laws are an affront to freedom of association as well as freedom itself. Tyranny of the minority is equal to the madness of tyranny of the majority.

The individual should be free to, not coerced, into doing the right “thing”.


27 posted on 08/24/2012 11:10:05 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

say your muslim


28 posted on 08/24/2012 11:11:29 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

say your muslim


29 posted on 08/24/2012 11:11:29 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc
this crap is every frigging day now. and still we don;’t hear most on talk radio like Hannity or the GOP say anything.

There's a reason for that. Hannity and Limbaugh have sold any principles they may have had on this issue for big paychecks. If they start criticizing the pillow-biters, they'll get the Dr. Laura treatment.

So in short, they're cowards.
30 posted on 08/24/2012 11:12:43 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: RexBeach

Ever hear of 0bamaCare? If the FedMob can force you to buy health insurance it can force you to do anything.


31 posted on 08/24/2012 11:13:04 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Dr. Sivana

And I’ll state the unpopular opinion that such laws were a bad idea even then.

Freedom of association either means something or it doesn’t. The Civil Rights Act was not a constitutional amendment and as such should not override the protections granted by the first amendment. I should be able to associate (which includes doing business) with anyone that I want to. I should also be able to not associate as well.

Civil right laws that prohibit discrimination by the government are good. Those that trample freedom of association by private individuals are just plain bad.


32 posted on 08/24/2012 11:20:37 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: massgopguy

Sorry. Right over my head...


33 posted on 08/24/2012 11:21:00 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: davidbellow

EGADS! This is poorly written.


34 posted on 08/24/2012 11:23:37 AM PDT by CityCenter
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To: Antoninus

agreed


35 posted on 08/24/2012 11:29:00 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Point taken.


36 posted on 08/24/2012 11:31:14 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: davidbellow
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37 posted on 08/24/2012 11:45:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: davidbellow

You should be ashamed to post such an ill-written article anywhere. Get an editor. You need one badly.


38 posted on 08/24/2012 11:47:57 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Antoninus

“There’s a reason for that. Hannity and Limbaugh have sold any principles they may have had on this issue for big paychecks. If they start criticizing the pillow-biters, they’ll get the Dr. Laura treatment.

So in short, they’re cowards. “

Yes, they are cowards. And traitors.


39 posted on 08/24/2012 12:23:22 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Mr. K

>>>take lousy pictures then FORCE them to pay for it>>>

My thought exactly.


40 posted on 08/24/2012 12:52:13 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: RexBeach
Wait a minute. How can anyone force this guy to do anything? It’s his business. He’s the one that chooses.

"If you have a business, you didn't make that happen. Somebody else made that happen."

41 posted on 08/24/2012 1:12:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: upchuck

“could have went”?


42 posted on 08/24/2012 1:16:46 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: davidbellow

This is a really, really, really old story. Not that it’s any less outrageous.


43 posted on 08/24/2012 1:22:59 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: davidbellow

The solution is to sub the wedding to the first gay photographer you can find.


44 posted on 08/24/2012 1:29:44 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: dartuser

Wow...compared to wife’s choice of photographer, that’s a bargain!


45 posted on 08/24/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: RexBeach
Wait a minute. How can anyone force this guy to do anything? It’s his business. He’s the one that chooses.

No, that was a feature of America V1.0. It is not included in America 2.0.

46 posted on 08/24/2012 2:16:36 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: davidbellow

The simple answer is that photography is a speciality. If you asked a nature photographer to photograph a wedding, he’d say, “That’s not my thing.” Asking a photographer that specialized in straight weddings to photograph a gay wedding is out of his expertise.


47 posted on 08/24/2012 2:28:45 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: jughandle

lol ... I was making it up ... I literally have no idea what a photographer costs lol.


48 posted on 08/24/2012 3:14:37 PM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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