"The majority graciously suggests that religious believers may continue to 'advocate' and 'teach' their views of marriage," writes Roberts. "The First Amendment guarantees, however, the freedom to 'exercise' religion. Ominously, that is not a word the majority uses."
funny how that is. ol yes there will be lawsuits and millions of dollars spent to reinforce the 1st amendment that already exists.
even the prosecutor for the government defending the case said that there would be issues.
church and other religious organizations can be sued for discrimination and public accommodation clauses.
on top of that under hate speech laws by saying marriage is between a man and a women they could easily lose their tax exempt status.
the fight is not over and the militant activist won't stop.
Alito expressed concern (he's a paranoid conservative) based on his knowledge of the Constitution (which the rest of us don't have) and the complexity of our legal system. I'm not naïve enough to think it won't get challenged, be it under the name of discrimination or anything. Unless you're cheering in the streets waiving rainbow flags you're labeled and attacked even if you don't give a flying **** who married who. Now churches are being called "retards". The emotions are in overdrive. I'm sick of seeing the word "hater" and "bigot" and I'm not even opposed to SSM (or any other marriage for that matter).
Did all of these people call Barack Obama a hater and a bigot as they were casting their votes for him in 2008? That's something I would bet my mortgage payment on didn't happen.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
The only rational concern churches can have is losing tax exempt status - as the 1981 ruling proclaimed, if the southern churches persisted in racial discrimination. They can choose to give up this status and still discriminate to their withered hearts' content.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Now, I don't actually don't consider expanding rights to be tyranny. In fact, I consider the government taking power that it is not allowed or granted to have by the Constitution to be a form of tyranny. The throwing of the bone to force gay marriage on the states seems like a freedom to the easily deceived. Helps when there are so many that are willing to swallow that bone.
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