Skip to comments.Will: The tangled web of conflicting rights [time for gays to restrain bullies in their ranks]
Posted on 09/17/2012 2:26:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Elaine Huguenin, who with her husband operates Elane Photography in New Mexico, asks only to be let alone.
But instead of being allowed a reasonable zone of sovereignty in which to live her life in accordance with her beliefs, she is being bullied by people wielding government power.
[SNIP of the ongoing case]
New Mexicos Supreme Court is going to sort all this out, which has been thoroughly reported and discussed by the invaluable blog the Volokh Conspiracy, where you can ponder this: In jurisdictions such as the District of Columbia and Seattle, which ban discrimination on the basis of political affiliation or ideology, would a photographer, even a Jewish photographer, be compelled to record a Nazi Party ceremony?
The Huguenin case demonstrates how advocates of tolerance become tyrannical. First, a disputed behavior, such as sexual activities between people of the same sex, is declared so personal and intimate that government should have no jurisdiction over it. Then, having won recognition of what Louis Brandeis, a pioneer of the privacy right, called the right to be let alone, some who have benefited from this achievement assert a right not to let other people alone. It is the right to coerce anyone who disapproves of the now-protected behavior into acting as though they approve of it, or at least into not acting on their disapproval.
So, in the name of tolerance, government declares intolerable individuals such as the Huguenins, who disapprove of a certain behavior but ask only to be let alone in their quiet disapproval. Perhaps advocates of gay rights should begin to restrain the bullies in their ranks.
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The Leftist homosexuals are sick and wrong in their nausea inducing anti-biological deviant sexual perversions, but they are certainly affluent and politically connected.
These activists are first foremost and always socialists (as are so many sub-groups of socialists in the Obama-Biden Democratic Party army). They use their “victim’s” status to push the liberal agenda - just as Code Pink or union leadership or racists and religious bigots do - they want to remove liberty from America. For them only one way is allowed and that way is Socialism.
Welcome to the USSA, comrades.
If you do not wave the rainbow flag of homoexuality, we will hunt you down and punish you as a hater and a bigot.
Sarah Palin was a “winnowing fork”, she didn’t “allow” a neutral response.
So is the issue of homosexuality. You cannot really be neutral.
Both are being used by God as “winnowing forks”, separating the wheat from the chaff, forcing people to make a choice.
The end game of the leftist homosexual isn’t really the acceptance of homosexuality, but the criminalization of Christianity. If, in some way, suppressing homos would criminalize Christianity, that’s the way the left would side on this issue.
The political connection is a clue to the real agenda that the left is using the issue of homosexual rights to further their goal of criminalizing Christianity.
When you have your “Bible glasses” on, the truth is pretty evident.
The new “normal”.