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The New Slavery: New Mexico Supreme Court Says Christians Must Work for Homosexuals
Touchstone ^ | August 27, 2013 | Michael Avramovich

Posted on 08/29/2013 7:27:47 AM PDT by rhema

In 2006, Vanessa Willock asked Elaine Huguenin, who co-owns Elane Photography in Albuquerque with her husband, Jonathan, to photograph a “commitment ceremony” that Willock and Misty Pascottini wanted to hold in Taos. Rather than saying that she was unavailable on that date, Ms. Huguenin declined because of her Christian beliefs. She believed that their Christian faith was in conflict with the message communicated by such a “ceremony.” Willock and Pascottini found another photographer, but nevertheless filed a complaint with the New Mexico Human Rights Commission accusing Elane Photography of discrimination. The Commission held a one-day hearing, issued an order finding that Elaine had engaged in “sexual orientation” discrimination, and ordered the Huguenins pay $6,637.94 in attorneys’ fees to the two lesbians. The Huguenins appealed this decision all the way to the New Mexico Supreme Court, which issued its ruling last Thursday against the Huguenins. In its ruling, New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Edward Chavez held that a photographer who declines to use her artistic expression to communicate the story of a same-sex ceremony is obligated to do so. (I wonder whether the outcome would have been the same had it been a Moslem photographer? Just asking.) New Mexico does not allow homosexual marriage and Justice Chavez’ opinion acknowledged that providing services for the ceremony violated the Christian’s sincerely-held, traditional beliefs.

In a concurrence accompanying the opinion, Justice Richard C. Bosson wrote that the photographer and her husband, Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin, “now are compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives,” adding “it is the price of citizenship.” (Emphasis added.) Justice Richard C. Bosson wrote:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: bosson; elanephotography; huguenin

1 posted on 08/29/2013 7:27:47 AM PDT by rhema
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To: rhema

Just do a real sh#tty job if they insist on your services.


2 posted on 08/29/2013 7:29:00 AM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: rhema

Tyranny from the bench grows stronger by the day.


3 posted on 08/29/2013 7:29:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: rhema

What an obamanation.


4 posted on 08/29/2013 7:30:05 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Kozak

Then they would sue for damages for wrecking their memories.

I say, in a very public fashion, donate the proceeds to a charity that rescues gays and turns them straight.


5 posted on 08/29/2013 7:33:11 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Kozak

“I maintain the right to refuse service to ANYONE”


6 posted on 08/29/2013 7:35:59 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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Please donate today.

7 posted on 08/29/2013 7:36:32 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Jonty30

Tell them you only do same-sex unions that are celebrated in mosques because you need to have the right inspiration to do a proper job.


8 posted on 08/29/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT by Pecos (Kritarchy: government by the judges)
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To: rhema

Obviously an appeal to the SCOTUS is in order.

If that goes the wrong way, it will be time for open rebellion, since the First Amendment’s free exercise clause will have been voided, and for martyrdom rather offering incense to the Imperial standards.


9 posted on 08/29/2013 7:39:33 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: rhema
"Willock and Pascottini found another photographer" proving that the government did not deny them any right they think they might have had to photography (Was that ever in the Constitution? Don't think so.)
10 posted on 08/29/2013 7:40:39 AM PDT by Pecos (Kritarchy: government by the judges)
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To: rhema
"it is the price of citizenship."

Exactly right! That is the price the modern state demands of you. The least you can do is to question the legitimacy of that state...or you can just pay up.

11 posted on 08/29/2013 7:40:43 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: rhema

I thought rights came for free. Now the state has set a price.


12 posted on 08/29/2013 7:46:03 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: Jonty30

I say, in a very public fashion, donate the proceeds to a charity that rescues gays and turns them straight.

This is the best idea, let them KNOW that their money will be working against their interests.


13 posted on 08/29/2013 7:50:14 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: rhema
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

So much for that.

I guess in this case it is allowed as punishment for the thought crime of holding Christian beliefs.
14 posted on 08/29/2013 7:50:30 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: Jonty30

Now that right there is a TREMENDOUS idea. Well done - I may do that when the San Antonio City Council tells me I’m required to represent homosexual couples who are trying to become “families” in the eyes of the law.

Don’t GET me started.


15 posted on 08/29/2013 7:55:24 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: rhema

work for homos or go out of business

my response would be: F*CK YOU. MAKE ME!

last i checked, you cannot fine someone or penalize them for NOT performing a service.

if a person can be punished for not working... how is that different from slavery?


16 posted on 08/29/2013 7:56:45 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Kozak

Close up shop and move to Texas.


17 posted on 08/29/2013 7:57:41 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: sten

if a person can be punished for not working... how is that different from slavery?

Oh I am Sure Justice Roberts would call it a tax to justify it...


18 posted on 08/29/2013 8:00:30 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: rhema

Shame on the supreme court of New Mexico.


19 posted on 08/29/2013 8:04:00 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: rhema

If you are required to use your artistic expression to communicate a story, and you have an opposite idea of the meaning of the story, it is a contradiction which is ordering someone to take on someone else’s point of view and express it artistically. In this case you do not own your own expression. If the photographer really used her artistic expression, her own feelings to express the story as she perceived it, the results might not be good.


20 posted on 08/29/2013 8:06:48 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: Kozak
Just do a real sh#tty job if they insist on your services.

Exactly. If I ever get married then I can't see placing the memories of my big day in the hands of someone I had to sue to do the photography.

21 posted on 08/29/2013 8:08:44 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Kozak
Just do a real sh#tty job if they insist on your services.

Exactly. If I ever get married then I can't see placing the memories of my big day in the hands of someone I had to sue to do the photography.

22 posted on 08/29/2013 8:08:45 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: JCBreckenridge

““I maintain the right to refuse service to ANYONE””

I’m not trying to be argumentative, but is an entity really allowed to do that?


23 posted on 08/29/2013 8:09:09 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: rhema

Christian persecution isn’t just a middle-east thing anymore. Obama and the federal government have declared open season on all people who don’t embrace the secular-communist-homosexual-muslim agenda.


24 posted on 08/29/2013 8:10:17 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: rhema
“it is the price of citizenship.”

Oh, I can't wait for THAT worm to turn. How much fun will it be to someday take away the left's chew toys in the name of 'citizenship'?

25 posted on 08/29/2013 8:12:28 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: GraceG

taxes are penalties, which is a punishment. no lash, but you still experience loss


26 posted on 08/29/2013 8:12:28 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: rhema
In its ruling, New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Edward Chavez held that a photographer who declines to use her artistic expression to communicate the story of a same-sex ceremony is obligated to do so.

Does this work in California too? Someone should go ask Steven Spielberg to film their gay bondage porn and when he refuses sue him. This could be fun.

27 posted on 08/29/2013 8:18:00 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: DoodleDawg

Just do a real sh#tty job if they insist on your services.

Exactly. If I ever get married then I can’t see placing the memories of my big day in the hands of someone I had to sue to do the photography.

Exactly, it is like bad mouthing your optometrist before your eye surgery and then waking up blind, DUH


28 posted on 08/29/2013 8:22:00 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: JCBreckenridge

“I maintain the right to refuse service to ANYONE”

Most people out there fail to understand that the civil rights movement in the 1960’s was started to prevent GOVERNMENT DISCRIMINATION and GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED/ENFORCED DISCRIMINATION, and not a person’s own right to Privately discriminate, it was later mission creeped out later to start telling private associations how they MUST behave...


29 posted on 08/29/2013 8:24:24 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: rhema

Time for the slaves to stage an insurrection.


30 posted on 08/29/2013 9:46:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: rhema

“In a concurrence accompanying the opinion, Justice Richard C. Bosson wrote that the photographer and her husband, Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin, ‘now are compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives,’ adding ‘it is the price of citizenship.’”

It’s as if this judge read the First Amendment upside-down and backwards. I’m speechless.


31 posted on 08/29/2013 9:50:02 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: rhema

Exactly, this is slavery, and should be fought as such at the Supreme Court.


32 posted on 08/29/2013 11:15:52 AM PDT by Persevero (Why does my tagline keep disappearing)
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To: rhema

placemark


33 posted on 08/29/2013 2:59:26 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: rhema

Another black-robed twit needs to be put against the wall.


34 posted on 08/29/2013 8:10:41 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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