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Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isnít Religious Freedom, Itís Just Discrimination
The Daily Beast ^ | October 23, 2014 | Sally Kohn

Posted on 10/26/2014 9:58:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A ‘Christian’ wedding chapel—a private business—in Idaho is suing for the right not to marry gay couples. There is no such right. Yet.

The first thing you need to know is that most “wedding chapels” are not actually chapels. They are private businesses, sometimes run by ordained ministers who are thus licensed to perform marriage ceremonies, but just as often run by Elvis impersonators. Thus, the question of how marriage-equality laws apply to private wedding chapels is ostensibly a question of under what circumstances the government can lawfully step on a for-profit company’s blue suede shoes.

Ground zero for this debate is now Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. There, the city is apparently requiring the Hitching Post Lakeside Chapel to officiate gay weddings. Now, it’s hard to imagine any gay couple wanting to get married at the Hitching Post Lakeside Chapel. Their website talks about “the difference between men and women” and says “women respond to love positively because they were created that way” and “men respond to respect because that is the way they are created.”

Yeah. And the private “chapel” reportedly gives its newlyweds a conservative Christian CD with hetero-reinforcing marriage sermons. Then again, given the über-butch Paul Bunyan log-cabin façade, if some gay men mistook the Hitching Post Lakeside Chapel for a for a Western bar, that would be understandable....

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TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: christians; dailybeast; gaymarriage; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; idaho; lavendermafia; liberalfascism; moralabsolutes; sallykohn; samesexmarriage
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1 posted on 10/26/2014 9:58:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Change the definition of marriage and then complain about “equity”. Since when do homos have the power to redefine words?


2 posted on 10/26/2014 10:01:22 PM PDT by Ray76 (We must destroy the Uniparty or be destroyed by them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sally is being intentionally dense. They were targeted because of the information on their website.


3 posted on 10/26/2014 10:03:09 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Ray76

1969.


4 posted on 10/26/2014 10:03:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

***“women respond to love positively because they were created that way” and “men respond to respect because that is the way they are created.”***

I’ll buy that.


5 posted on 10/26/2014 10:12:02 PM PDT by Paulie (Get off the grid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the private “chapel” reportedly gives its newlyweds a conservative Christian CD with hetero-reinforcing marriage sermons.


and? I’m guessing Kohn wants the govt to stop this as well.


6 posted on 10/26/2014 10:12:30 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t care if queers marry steers, but not at my house, and it is discrimination based upon my beliefs and cultural intelligence. Discrimination for the sake of truth is a virtue.


7 posted on 10/26/2014 10:15:20 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

King Henry VIII created the Church of England, an “establishment of religion” to force conformity to his liberal view of sex and marriage. Henry VIII wanted easy divorce and remarriage so he could father a male child .....
this led to decades of strife in the UK with dissenters coming to our shores and giving us a Constitution with a First Amendment guaranteeing freedom of religion.

Now there is a movement trying to force its liberal view of sex and marriage on religion just like old Henry VIII did......OMG.......


8 posted on 10/26/2014 10:16:07 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Especially look for the selfie of this iron jawed bull dyke munching on a tea bag. Symbolism?


9 posted on 10/26/2014 10:16:41 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("I am a radicalized infidel.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not that it would do anything to change her point of view but she gets a hammering in the comments.


10 posted on 10/26/2014 10:19:46 PM PDT by melsec (There's a track, winding back, to an old forgotten shack along the road to Gundagai..)
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11 posted on 10/26/2014 10:22:43 PM PDT by Viennacon (Obola is a muslim terrorist & his viral illegals need to be deported NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Religious Freedom = Discrimination

No difference. We have a God-give right to discriminate becasue we have the God-given freedom to choose.

Blow the lid off of this “anti-discrimination” b.s. which has been a stealth way for the government to try to take away your freedoms of choice and exercise of religion.


12 posted on 10/26/2014 10:23:10 PM PDT by PapaNew (The grace of God & freedom always win the debate in the forum of ideas over unjust law & government)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve looked her up. Never again...never again (shudder)


13 posted on 10/26/2014 10:23:12 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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How about if you just ignore them like a fart in close proximity. You know Sally, something gross and unpleasant, and you are waiting for it to go away.

There, no one was refuse anything, just ignored, like you are, a fart.

14 posted on 10/26/2014 10:34:03 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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My feeling is at this point, the perverts need to have their faces stomped on. Nothing less than that will shut them up again. I still say machine guns should have been deployed at Stonewall.


15 posted on 10/26/2014 10:35:19 PM PDT by Viennacon (Obola is a muslim terrorist & his viral illegals need to be deported NOW!)
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To: Viennacon

If you read my post #8 you know where I stand, but I do see the LGBT people as folks who have been hurt and don’t need to be treated with anger or disrespect.

It is utterly wrong for them to try to impose their liberal view of sexuality on this nation and its religions, but I do not want to impose my views on them either.

Live and Let Live is a slogan I live by.

The LGBT Movement that pushes gay marriage demonizes its opponents and has forced them out of businesses like Brendan Eich in the tech industry and jobs in cases of people who oppose them.

This is equivalent to treatment that Jews got in 1933 Germany before things got worse.

I’m not going to be silent in the face of this but I am not going to resort to using name calling against them.....


16 posted on 10/26/2014 10:50:05 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Nextrush

so when 2 lesbians try to raise a boy as a girl, including sex-change hormones before he is a teenager

live and let live?

Why do you think they want access to Boy Scouts? recruitment

Where do you think the slogan “Sex by 8 or its too late” came from? homosexuals.

They are mentally ill. They is no reason to expect anyone to pretend along with their mental illusions.


17 posted on 10/26/2014 10:58:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Viennacon

She looks a lot like Oscar Wilde. Or Stephen Fry.


18 posted on 10/26/2014 10:59:02 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the tyrants keep speaking, and babbling their deluded B.S. including Ms. Kohn.


19 posted on 10/26/2014 11:14:28 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: GeronL

I’m torn.

You can’t reason with crazy people.

I cannot hate anyone because it is toxic and will lead me to become drunk.

Any resentment or fear I entertain is an entrée to a downward slide in my life.

But the LGBT folks are living in their fear and resentment, their drunkenness and insanity just like the brownshirted folks who marched around Germany back in the early 1930’s and their life stories are so much like mine.....

They are my brothers and sisters who have fallen like me and I have to show them love and tolerance hoping they will show it to the religious people they now want to extract revenge from.

But I cannot or will not be silent towards the LGBT fascists like Pastor Niemoller in Germany was towards the Nazis.

The movement for gay marriage in this country is moving us in a totalitarian direction if not in the direction of civil strife and conflict.

It is like the days of King Henry VIII and the early days of Hitler as I noted in my earlier posts....


20 posted on 10/26/2014 11:14:52 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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