But why are Christians forced to propagandize for homosexuals if homosexuals are free to refuse service to Christians?
Reason.com reported yesterday evening that Indiana Governor Mike Pence is doing some horrible backpedalling: “Amendment to Indiana’s RFRA Would Eliminate Discrimination Defense for Business Owners.”
Yesterday Indiana Gov. Mike Pence promised to seek legislation clarifying that his state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) “does not give anyone a license to deny services to gay and lesbian couples.” The Indianapolis Star reports that a RFRA amendment Pence is floating says the law “does not authorize a provider—including businesses or individuals—to refuse to offer or provide its services, facilities, goods, or public accommodation to any member of the public based on sexual orientation or gender identity.” More precisely, the amendment “would specify that the new religious freedom law cannot be used as a legal defense to discriminate against patrons based on their sexual orientation.”
Assuming that gloss accurately reflects the wording of the bill, it would mean that business owners in Indianapolis, Bloomington, and South Bend—the three Indiana cities that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation—could not cite their religious objections to same-sex marriage as a defense against complaints prompted by their refusal to participate in gay weddings. Since Indiana does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, the new language would have no impact on the legality of such refusals elsewhere in the state. Critics of Indiana’s RFRA therefore are demanding a statewide ban on such discrimination, which Pence opposes.
Basically, this means that Christians are free as long as the local government permits them to be free. Indiana’s “religious freedom” law will do nothing to help protect them from local tyrants.
So we still have the idea that Christians can be forced to affirm same-sex “marriage” by the government in a country that has a First Amendment.
Yet we know that homosexuals don’t believe that they are forbidden to discriminate. Recall this story from late last year wherein a blogger called up thirteen homosexual bakers and was refused service by each and every one of them!
No one targeted pro-gay bakeries, but gay activists target Christian bakeries. “Support Gay Marriage” is one Christian bakery was sued for refusing to put that slogan on a cake for an event to support the gay agenda. Yet Christian bakeries that refuse to make pro-homosexual marriage cakes are getting sued left, right, and center. They get fined, they get death threats, and they lose their businesses. This experiment proves beyond doubt that the gay agenda is not just about their freedom to practice a sexual orientation, but the suppression of free speech.
So Shoebat.com decided to call some 13 prominent pro-gay bakers in a row. Each one denied us the right to have “Gay Marriage Is Wrong” on a cake and even used deviant insults and obscenities against us. One baker even said all sorts of profanities against Christians and ended the conversation by saying that she will make me a cookie with a large phallus on it.
So Christians don’t get the freedom to say no that homosexuals use. No surprise. Indiana’s critics are saying no to Indiana businesses just because they thought Indiana allowed people to say no to other people’s business.