A ruling like this turns the Constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion on its ear. So far there has been no attempt that I know of to force houses of worship to perform the abomination know as same sex marriage but can such a ruling be far behind? And let’s be clear about this. This was not about the couple in question being able to get comparable services from another photographer. As the article points out, they got another photographer for less money but filed their complaint anyway to send a message. The message directed Elaine Huguenin and every person of faith is that while you may have teh right to any faith you choose you do not have the right to live your faith in the public domain. That should frighten you no matter what your belief system.
I saw this article linked on Facebook and I almost reported it as pornographic spam before I realized it was a link to an opinion piece from the Washington Post. The author, Betty Karasik, opens her article by reminding her reader of idiotic comment by a sitcom character and tries to read a deeply buried “kernel of truth” in this little gem.
This is a fitting introduction because she next bemoans the case of the high school teacher in Montana who was inexplicably sentenced to 30 days in jail rather than the 30 years he deserved but not for the reasons the rest of us were left aghast at this indefensible action by by yet another incompetent judge.
“As protesters decry the leniency of Rambold’s sentence — he will spend 30 days in prison after pleading guilty to raping 14-year-old Cherice Morales, who committed suicide at age 16 — I find myself troubled for the opposite reason. I don’t believe that all sexual conduct between underage students and teachers should necessarily be classified as rape, and I believe that absent extenuating circumstances, consensual sexual activity between teachers and students should not be criminalized.”
Excuse me? Teachers who have sex with their underage students are predators. Period. They will stay predators until they are caught and removed from society. The longer they are removed the safer the children of our society are, not the other way around.
Posted by my pastor on Facebook.
Are we about to become embroiled in yet another Middle East conflict in which there are no good guys? There is no question that Assad is a hideous excuse for a human being and should be replaced but replaced with what? Certainly not with the Al Haida factions that are now challenging the government. But i sdoing nothing an option. What do you think?
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