Homosexuals want to
get married. OK, but this flies in the face of most
religious people in this country. At this time, 17
States recognize homosexual marriages, only 6 of them by
referendum or by State legislatures, the proper method.
The other 11 States have had this notion imposed on them
by courts. Here is where the problem arises:
"The Bill of Rights.
Amendment 1 - Freedom of
Religion, Press, Expression.
make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ..."
is simple and hard to misinterpret. It seems, however,
that the current crop of "activist" judges make a habit
of doing so.
Now, lets consider
some relevant facts...
1. Just because a
thing or act is legal does not mean that it is
mandatory. Duck hunting is legal but no one
can force you to go duck hunting. Out-of-marriage
sex is legal, but if is against your religious or moral
beliefs you cannot be forced into it.
2. The courts have
legal authority to grant marriage licenses and to
perform marriage ceremonies, called "civil" ceremonies.
If a homosexual "couple" wishes to get married in a
State where this is legal, this option is open to them.
The States employ bakers and chefs who can bake them a
cake or cater their festivities without infringing on
the religious rights of people in the private sector.
This would also help fatten the coffers of the
States, most of which are in dire fiscal condition