Theologically, homosexuality is contrary to several Biblical passages resulting in the gay community embracing atheism as it can’t coexist with their hedonistic lifestyle. Scriptural condemnation begins in Genesis with the destruction of Sodom (source of the word sodomy) and Gomorrah and continues through to Revelation. However, consider His grace reflected in I Corinthians 6:9 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals,10 thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” Rejecting His grace, we just become another Godless nation.
So are the provisions for necrophiliacs, pedophiles, and rapists going to have to wait until next year? What about THEIR rights? BIGOTS!
Those crazy Christians have NOTHING to worry about! High fives and lolz all around, yeah!
"I don't see how churches can think they'd be thrown in jail for not performing same sex marriages."
No kidding! Those crazy Christians have NOTHING to worry about!
Because anyone who disagrees IS a bigot. Children are dying because they don't feel loved and accepted. Add the words.
"A friend told me that pastors will go to jail if they don't perform same sex marriages. She works at the Capitol, so it must be true!" *facepalm"
Have the people opposing this actually read the Idaho Human Rights Act? The majority of it simply prevent workplace and housing discrimination. Adding these words would have no effect on the average non-bigot individual. The only section that may actually apply to a church would be subsection (5), which prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation. Based off the definition provided in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, "public accommodation" is (the reader's digest version) a place that provides lodging to travelers that doesn't have five or more rooms and which the owner isn't living there as a resident, retail establishments, places of entertainment (stadiums, theatres, museums, etc.), places affecting commerce, or places supported by State action.
So if your place of worship falls under this definition of "public accommodation," then the organization will be held to the standards of the Idaho Human Rights Act...as it should be.
I don't see how churches can think they'd be thrown in jail for not performing same sex marriages. That's what we have separation of state and church for. And as for businesses not having those protection in place would be like not having them for non describing room of gender or race. This is something that needs to be done! They face des rumination and it needs to STOP
Terrible reportage. Full quotes from the opposition and their position, and just a summary from high schoolers about how they and their peers agree with the bill. We should be hearing directly from both sides, or at least from the ADULTS and their arguments from both sides.
It's funny, and sad how much some people will distort this in order to fit their own agenda.
The man with the sign is a prime example. To begin with, this law will do nothing to churches. A church would be free to provide what services it sees fit using whatever criteria it wants.
But in his case it goes further: he wants to use his religious views to hold people he dislikes down. And he's got the brass pair to suggest this law is tyranny? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
Not many businesses intend to stay small, Jewels. Take software for instance, if a small software company gets bought up by Microsoft or Google the founders are praised and make a lot of money. Why should the beer business be any different.
Add The Words!
Great post, Marque!
Allow me to add this obfuscation to your list:
"Interference with agricultural production" instead of "free speech exposing animal abuse in farm factories."
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