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Gay Rights: An Unnecessary Battle
American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2014 | Chad Felix Greene

Posted on 04/08/2014 7:04:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

As a gay American I am repeatedly warned throughout the media that my status as a citizen and my constitutionally held rights are at the very mercy of an angry, bigoted and unreasonable mob of Christian authoritarians controlling the country. This is evidenced by the opposition to same-sex marriage and states like Arizona and Mississippi (among others) passing “anti-gay” segregation laws. Liberal articles declare that even my ability to receive HIV treatment is at risk, as did the Huffington Post in an article stating: "...restaurants could turn away same-sex couples celebrating an anniversary, and pharmacists could refuse HIV... drugs.”

Allow me to consider the weight of this claim and provide a reasonable perspective in response. The assumption is that if given the legal authority, Christians would readily exploit said laws to intentionally discriminate against gay, lesbian, transgendered, or any other category of person they do not support religiously. The result would be a world similar to pre-1960’s America in which black people were denied access to restaurants and other businesses.  Naturally this would be a nightmare for Jews, women, and other minorities who rely on the continued fight against conservative demands for domination of the public voice and public policy.

The curious thing, however, is that Christians currently have the ability to discriminate against gays, or whomever they wish, in all walks of life and yet do not take advantage of said power. America is a majority Christian country and so logically my personal experience, as well as the experience of all non-Christian Americans should be heavily restricted in terms of everyday access to goods and services according to liberal cries of outrage. Somehow we walk freely and unmolested.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; gayrights; homosexuality

1 posted on 04/08/2014 7:04:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Gay - HIV


2 posted on 04/08/2014 7:09:16 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

“The work of Christians and Conservatives alike is to ensure the natural rights of all citizens are preserved. There simply is no evidence to the contrary.”

Reason, my old friend, returns to the pundit pages for a moment, after having been so traumatically insulted by so many in the past few days especially.


3 posted on 04/08/2014 7:10:00 AM PDT by stanne
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To: SeekAndFind

The rationale of all the gay friendly articles in the MSM is to desensitize Americans on the subject of homosexuality. Otherwise Hillary Clinton will have real difficulties when she runs and is forced to come out.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 7:13:57 AM PDT by allendale
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To: SeekAndFind

The most radical elements of the homosexual population have been able to inculcate their perversion of thought into the general population. People like this man will soon be considered heretics and traitors, much like conservative blacks are often ridiculed for using their brains to make political, economic, and moral choices.


5 posted on 04/08/2014 7:16:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

..well stated, and true.


6 posted on 04/08/2014 7:24:18 AM PDT by Banjoguy
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s because we heterosexuals have much in common with the GOP in congress, and that is we’re afraid to stand up for ourselves against our opposition and we allow them to bully and harrass us.


7 posted on 04/08/2014 7:26:33 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: SeekAndFind

This would be an interesting article if it were published in Salon or Slate.


8 posted on 04/08/2014 7:32:10 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: SeekAndFind

As I posted to The American Thinker’s comment section:

But Mr. Greene is under the misapprehension that the point of the “Gay Rights Movement” is to abolish maltreatment of people with homoerotic attractions. The point, as with everything the left does, is to expand the power of the omnicompetent state at the expense of civil society, and especially traditional elements in civil society like the Church and the family.

Providing material support for “gay marriage”, by renting parish halls, or providing catering services, or photographic services, or limousine services, or rooms in one’s home if one runs a bed-and-breakfast, or... and paying for abortions and contraceptives for one’s employees are the new grain of incense to be offered to the “Divine Emperor” which the left demands, and failure to offer the sacrifice is an excuse to persecute Christians.

The fundamental commitment of the left from the time of the French Revolution onward has been hatred of the Gospel.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 7:39:57 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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Where was all this common sense from conservative homosexuals a decade ago?


10 posted on 04/08/2014 7:59:41 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind
The curious thing, however, is that Christians currently have the ability to discriminate against gays,... Somehow we walk freely and unmolested.

Somehow? If the Christians in America were truly intolerant, the author would be incarcerated, institutionalized or in a pine box. No, Americans, particularly Christian Americans, are very tolerant, arguably too tolerant. Tiny number of extremists notwithstanding.

11 posted on 04/08/2014 8:00:21 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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