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this isn't a "slippery slope" argument - it's simply pointing out the nature of the groups involved, the legal vulnerabilities, the steps already taken, and the likely destination. this isn't fear-mongering, it's history.
you are correct to note that no one will deny them the right to perform the religious ceremony. they will deny them the right to perform the legal one if they choose not to wed homosexual couples - and they will likely do the same with adoption.It is very plausible, and likely that a court will rule that churches have a right to discriminate on religious bounds when preforming a religious ceremony, even if there is a legal component involved, which separates it from other services where they aren't allowed to discriminate like adoption, in which they aren't preforming a religious ceremony.
We already have legal precedent for not letting Christian dating services refuse service to homosexuals - why should Christian marriage services be any different, given that they are operating as agents of the state?
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Why would I say that creating fear was a tactic of the religious right's leadership to manipulate it's ignorant followers? Because that is exactly what it is. The religious right does piss me off. They lie in order to manipulate. I think this should be pointed out, vigorously, when it is done. When it is pointed out, they repeat the lie ever more emphatically. Their ignorant followers follow suit. This pisses me off, too. So, when you ask what I am worried about, it is their followers believing the lies they are told. They do this often. Believe things that have no substance or basis, that is.Hummm, why would something so devoid of substance illicit such a pissy, ideologue response from you? Seems even raising the question about people's opinons pisses you off. What is the mindless far left so worried about?
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
also there are no legal racial "quotas"
Smart objective people simply will not fall for these illogical scare tactics, not reason to because they no logically support.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Only time religion is not protected is when it is involves itself in Nonreligious matters and thats how it should be.
St. Micheal's hospital doesn't get to kick people out of they ER if they are gay or of a different religion.
Churches being forced to marry gays is a scare tactic, its simply a denial of common sense.
I stepped out for the night, but it looks like we had a lot of interesting debate while I was gone.