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Proof That Liberals Have Destroyed Religious Rights

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First, a “fairness” city ordinance forced a Christian t-shirt printing company to make gay pride shirts against the owner’s will.

Now a judge has ruled that because of the same type of ordinance, pastors in Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho must marry homosexual couples or face jail time and fines.

Ordained ministers Donald and Evelyn Knapp, who own a wedding chapel called the Hitching Post, declined to perform a wedding for a gay couple since they are against same-sex marriage. Now, they face a 180-day jail sentence and a fine of $1000 a day for each day that they do not perform the ceremony.

Unfortunately, the Knapps should have seen this coming – months ago, Coeur d‘Alene City Attorney Warren Wilson made this statement:

“If you turn away a gay couple, refuse to provide services for them, then in theory you violated our code, and you’re looking at a potential misdemeanor citation.”

Is this the beginning of the end of religious liberty in America?

H/T: Washington Times

Comments

4 Comments

  1. Noel says:

    You have no right to tell people what they can and cannot do… If you tell a soldier they can’t have a flag out Christians cannot pray in public than doesn’t that the country of the free is not free at all? Yes that is what I thought..

  2. Marc says:

    I’d just like to say thank you for reporting on these people as LIBERALS and not as atheists, which is what the media and sadly, even the right, would usually refer to them as.

    It is liberalism that despises religion because religion replaces government with god. Liberalism drives people like this to do the things they do, not atheism.

    Thank you for reporting it this way.

  3. Skot says:

    While I am a firm believer that the government has NO BUSINESS sticking its nose in situations like this, and while I absolutely believe that anyone should be free to marry whomever they please, THIS is violating this couple’s religious beliefs and freedom and should be appealed to a higher court.

    1. Marc says:

      Society has a right to police itself and there is no constitutional right to marry.

      That being said, I don’t believe the government should be in the marriage business at all… that however doesn’t mean I support gay marriage… words and traditions should not be redefined based upon .3% of the population regardless of how vocal they are.

      The bigger issue is that the gay marriage fight has never been about gay marriage, it’s always been about getting a foot in the door to destroy religion…. I’m an atheist and I can see this.. and I oppose it… that’s why everyone who supports their agenda is being duped… and they have no idea what they actually have signed on for…

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