The following comes from an August 5 Washington Examiner article by Paul Bedard:
Americans reacting to the Supreme Court’s approval of same sex marriage desire a truce between religious freedom and gay rights, but if pushed, overwhelmingly side with protecting the liberty of their faith by a margin of 4 to 1, according to a new national survey.
The degree of their fierce support for religious freedom and liberty jumps when given this choice:
“Suppose a Christian wedding photographer has deeply held religious beliefs opposing same sex marriage. If a same sex couple wanted to hire the photographer for their wedding, should the photographer have the right to say no?”
A huge 82 percent said yes.
“When asked which was more important, by a 4 to 1 ratio, voters said protecting religious liberty (31 percent) over protecting gay and lesbian rights (8 percent),” said Caddell Associates [who conducted the poll], adding that most of the rest said both are important.
The potential for a war is great, since a top Obama official suggested during the recent same sex marriage case that the administration could force groups opposed to gay weddings on religious ground to buckle under. There have been several standoffs and legal cases pitting businesses against gay rights groups.
The following comes from a July 29 Life Site News article by Sofia Vazquez-Mellado:
Tens of thousands took to the streets of major Mexican cities on [July 25] under the slogan “Mexico is One for the Children,” to demand the government to respect state constitutions that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, after a recent Supreme Court ruling legalized same-sex unions throughout the country.
The marches took place in the cities of Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Culiacán, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Ciudad Juárez, among others. In Guadalajara, which had the most participants, organizers reported an attendance of over 80,000, while police reported 37,000.
Marchers were also demanding their parental rights be recognized, as Congress is seeking to pass a national law which will “guarantee the access to contraceptive methods” without parental consent to all girls. The law also states all children have a “right to intimacy,” they should not be discriminated against on the basis of their “sexual preference” and that the state will provide “education and services in regards to sexual and reproductive health” to all children.
Several other cities will march for the same cause on August 15.
There is no “truce between religious freedom and gay rights” to be had here. Compromising with sin is accepting it, and though you can expect to be persecuted and name called, stay strong and reject evil. Your judge is not of this world.
We have gone from regarding homosexuality as a disgusting crime against nature, a mortal sin and a felony in most states, to not only accepted but advocated and protected by law. Not only protected by law but granted the ability to “marry” just like normal people. Amazing! The tail is now wagging the dog, the crazies are running the asylum, black is now…white. In my humble opinion, if this kind of evil is pushed very much farther, the decent, moral people of this once-great country of ours will rise up and disregarding our doubtful Supreme Court, return these perverts to the closet from whence they came. Pray that the American people will return to sanity, throw the Liberals and Progressives into Gehenna and elect leaders that remember…
(con’t.) how America used to be before the Barbarians gained control. This will be the chance for those deluded Americans who voted for the anti-Catholic, anti-military Buffoon-in-Chief (TWICE) to redeem their sorry selves and elect someone who is not only competent, but Godly as well.
As long is there an anti-Christian, pro-Muslim, anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, racist president in the White House, there will be persecution of Christians. The photographers who declined to take pix of a homo-wedding, the bakers who refused to bake a cake celebrating a sinful mockery of marriage, were fined heavily and put out of business. The persecutions of Christians has begun. Barack Hussein Obama has about 1-1/2 years remaining in the WH. Since Obama is a lame duck president, he has nothing to lose by persecuting Christians. What are we going to do to repel his evil force? I suggest that everyone go to Wikipedia and read Pastor Niemoller’s comments on what happened in Germany.
Oh poor persecuted Sarah. The President is coming for you, you better watch out!
Be respectful of “Sarah”, “Anonymous”: Much of what she says is fully correct. Obama is the architect of anti-Catholic/Christian regulation and social attack. Of course you will adore Obama, given his pro-homosexual sexual, and pro-Muslim, beliefs.
Many in the Democratic Party have suggested various ways to punish any who protest against a wide number of things, including: (1) opposition to the civil rights mania of the Justice HHS, Education, and other federal departments; (2) opposition to homosexual marriage; (3) opposition to sexual freedoms of a wide variety; (4) providing support for Israel; and (5) transgender and women in combat in military.