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Calif. court: Homosexual rights trump religious freedom
One News Now ^ | August 19, 2008 | Jeff Johnson

Posted on 08/19/2008 6:38:34 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The same California Supreme Court that created a "right" to homosexual "marriage" earlier this year has now ruled that the state may force healthcare professionals to provide services that support an immoral and physically dangerous lifestyle.

California's highest court was unanimous in its decision on Monday that Christian doctors may not refuse to perform artificial insemination for homosexual patients. (See "California court says no religious exemption for doctors") Attorney Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), reacts to the ruling.

"This is a clear violation of the fundamental rights of individuals to live and practice their faith," he states bluntly. "Forcing doctors to have to choose between being a doctor and being a Christian in the State of California is an outrageous violation of the fundamental rights of every American to be able to practice their faith and not to have to leave their occupation because of it."

In the case in question, the Christian doctors refused to perform artificial insemination on a lesbian patient, but did refer her to another doctor who would perform the elective treatment. Dacus says that proves this suit was not about guaranteeing "healthcare" for homosexuals, but instead about punishing Christians for obeying God's Word.

"This is not about denying people services," the attorney argues. "This is, instead, about the 'thought police' attempting to censor Christian beliefs and Christian perspectives that don't agree with homosexuality. We're talking...about individuals being able to force doctors or other professionals to violate their faith in order to keep their job." And that, he adds, is a clear violation of the rights of individuals to be able to practice their expertise and, at the same time, not to have to deny their faith.

The PJI president says the ruling is quite broad and will apply to almost every profession in the state, meaning that Christian professionals and service providers -- childcare providers, for instance -- will be forced to provide services to homosexuals that support their immoral lifestyle and clearly violate biblical standards.

"For example, lawyers who are engaging in marriage and family law can now be forced to [execute] documents for homosexuals adopting children...," Dacus offers. "And individual with a wedding service, despite their Christian faith to the contrary, can now be forced to conduct wedding services and wedding preparations for lesbian or homosexual male couples."

Dacus says the case is certain to be appealed. "This just goes to show how critically important it is for us in the United States to have a Supreme Court that is not against those who practice the Christian faith but, instead, understands what the Constitution is about and [do] not engage in outrageous judicial activism," he says.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
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Court: Lesbians' desires trump doctors' religious rights
1 posted on 08/19/2008 6:38:34 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
the law might say you have to treat them, but it says nothing about calling them filthy disease ridden queers while doing it...
2 posted on 08/19/2008 6:42:09 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - CTHULHU/NYARLATHOTEP'08 = Nothing LESS!!!)
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To: Chode

“the law might say you have to treat them, but it says nothing about calling them filthy disease ridden queers while doing it...”

Not yet, but thats the next thing. Do that in Canada and you will go to jail.


3 posted on 08/19/2008 6:44:22 PM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: Chode

LOL!

Just make sure no one else hears you or your malpractice premiums will suddenly triple. ;-)


4 posted on 08/19/2008 6:46:28 PM PDT by doc1019 (I was taught to respect my elders, but it's getting harder to find one.)
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To: driftdiver

“the law might say you have to treat them, but it says nothing about calling them filthy disease ridden queers while doing it...”

Not yet, but thats the next thing. Do that in Canada and you will go to jail.
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If this country is STUPID enough to put a raving liberal socialist nutcase in the White House, we will have the THOUGHT POLICE crawling in and out of every opening we have. It is their goal. It is how they want to control their POWER.


5 posted on 08/19/2008 6:46:38 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I think we should reverse this on them. Find a gay business owner and force them to support a straight cause.


6 posted on 08/19/2008 6:47:26 PM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: EagleUSA

“If this country is STUPID enough to put a raving liberal socialist nutcase in the White House, we will have the THOUGHT POLICE crawling in and out of every opening we have.”

yep we will be told what to think, what to eat, what to wear and what temp to put our AC on.


7 posted on 08/19/2008 6:48:53 PM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
That's what the secularists of the day thought at Sodom & Gomorrah, and look what happened to them.
9 posted on 08/19/2008 6:52:07 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
These are optional procedures and should be appealed. Doctors should treat any one who is sick. These women are not sick. Well not physically.
10 posted on 08/19/2008 6:52:36 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Orationem pulchram non habens, scribo ista linea in lingua Latina.***)
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To: Morgana; Chode

I thought Chode’s turn of phrase sounded familiar...


11 posted on 08/19/2008 6:52:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less! Sign the petition at http://www.americansolutions.com/)
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To: driftdiver

We may be told that, does not mean we have to obey. The second amendment backs up the first.


13 posted on 08/19/2008 6:55:07 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: EagleUSA
a raving liberal socialist nutcase

Which one?

15 posted on 08/19/2008 6:56:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: doc1019
i believe you, but on what grounds?
16 posted on 08/19/2008 6:56:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - CTHULHU/NYARLATHOTEP'08 = Nothing LESS!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...

-PJ

17 posted on 08/19/2008 7:00:56 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Obama's "citizen of the world" is the 2008 version of Kerry's "global test.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It may be time for those non-SF types to vacate this lala land for good. Plenty of good places to go to.


18 posted on 08/19/2008 7:02:26 PM PDT by bestintxas (It's great in Texas)
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To: ThomasThomas

They need the crazy people doctor.


19 posted on 08/19/2008 7:03:37 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: nickcarraway

a raving liberal socialist nutcase
Which one?
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Clearly, the very worst one...the one that wants to tax the American citizen out his/her wealth, property and rights...just for openers.


20 posted on 08/19/2008 7:03:39 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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