The fact is that the argument is, and the discussion should be, whether or not an individual or company should be forced to participate in a ritual that they are theologically opposed to. There has been no case cited in which an individual has been denied service from an establishment due to sexual preference, the cases cited are those in which participation was being forced upon the individuals because someone walked through the door to their business.
I look to the Kosher deli's as a good example of what form the discussion should take. You know by the fact that the establishment is "Kosher" what you can expect. If you should walk in and ask for a ham and swiss on rye, you won't be turned away, but you will have to put the cheese on yourself after the fact.
The lines between tolerance and acceptance, service and participation, are kept clear. The proprietor tolerates your diet, though it is an affront to their religious beliefs. They do not turn you away based on your diet. They do not accept your diet as their own, nor do they participate in your diet by combining the foods that would thus negate their "Kosher" status.
This is not about "love the sinner hate the sin". This is about the line drawn between forced participation in an event that may be in direct conflict with one's religious beliefs.
Another example is in the armed forces. I am not up on the current regulations regarding conscientious observers, but in the past they were not forced to be on the front line. That individual struggle with what one believes and how far that they are willing to put those beliefs aside shouldn't be determined by the government but by the individual.
So let's stick to the real questions and have a real discussion about tolerance and acceptance, service and participation.
There has also been a recent uproar about the boycott of Girl Scout cookies. The reasons? Well, first they are pushing for Wendy Davis as woman of the year. Davis whose sole agenda is unfettered abortions.
Second, it has come to light that the GS have been promoting sexual experimentation rather than chastity and virtue. Of course their ties with planned parenthood need to be taken into account as well. It is truly sad that those who at one time sought to lift girls into adulthood with dignity and respect and the skills to succeed have now taken a 180 and subverting their own cause. Maybe it's time they reevaluated their creed and decide if the political and social beliefs being indoctrinated upon those young girls that are in the GS are not only hypocritical, but dangerous.
Why is there no uproar about the obvious attempt of those democrats in power to thwart the truth about 'obamacare'? harry reid stands at the podium and says all of those people who have been hurt by this legislation are liars. Really? Are you that naive that you are going to believe that? The horror stories outnumber the success stories in fact and content three to one. Now they are continuing the lies that got the legislation passed and expanding them to include the victims. I guess if you don't look at them they aren't there, right? How many times will the obama administration lie in order to appear in control? Lies about guns, terrorist attacks, domestic targeting, they just keep coming.
Doesn't seem unusual that the segregation of society is being perpetrated by the very people who voice their opposition to segregation? The democrats in power continue to separate groups and pit them against each other in an effort to maintain control of the government and force through an agenda that is not only destroying the country but putting the US in harms way internationally. Racism, sexism, religious and political persecution and class warfare are the democratic domestic policies.
The obama administrations impotent foreign policies have made them the laughing stock of the world, obama is nothing more than a jester among generals. obama is a weak man whose power is directed squarely at the US citizens because those are the only people forced to put up with him.
So if you want to continue with ignorant sociopathic phonies as leaders, keep voting democrat.
Yes that includes hilary.