I'm not sure how a law that would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by employers is in any way a threat to anybody's 1st amendment rights.Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Evangelical Christians take the command to go and spread God's word pretty seriously. They take years out of their career to go trek through the Amazon jungle to spread the word. You are supposed to preach the Gospel and teach what sin is to give your fellow man the direction to salvation. All Phil Robertson was doing was saying what Biblical sins are.
I'm not evangelical (I'm Catholic) but it's not hard to understand that evangelicals are simply stating what is there in the Bible, and no Evangelicals I know will claim that they themselves are without there own litany of sins that they REALLY want to do but don't.
That is also why I think the American left REALLY misread the Pope's comments from a month ago. The Pope still believes homosexuality is a sin, it just happens that everyone is a sinner so there is no reason to single out gays. In the end he believes that gays will have to atone for their sins just as anyone else who committed a sin and remained unrepentant.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."