I think Christians should be allowed to opt out of gay weddings - No
I think Christians should be allowed to opt out of gay weddings - Yes
I think Christians should be made to sell to gay weddings - No
I think Christians should be made to sell to gay weddings - Yes
Prostitution is the sexual exploitation of (mostly) women and children. It encourages human trafficking and slavery. It is, quite simply, anathema to justice and threads like this-- treating human sexuality like any other business-- only demonstrate this.
The customers of prostitutes are rapists and should be punished accordingly.
But legalizing it and regulating it as a business would provide protections for women. And it still shouldnt be legal for minors, just like cigarettes or alcohol or voting.
"Attack"? You think polemics are an attack? Wow, you just supported the point I made earlier. If we were to start rounding up Christians and throwing them to the lions, THAT would be an attack. (FWIW, I would fiercely oppose doing anything like that.) But their beliefs are fair game. If they don't like it, then too bad, conservative Christians, keep your views to yourself and out of our laws, out of our politics, and off our news programming. Your leader preached that you reap what you sow. To sow discord and to claim to be the victim when you're called on it is cowardice, pure and simple.that you would see their defensiveness as anything other than natural is extraordinary odd.
employ polemics against anyone, on any basis, and you'll see similar results.... add in issues of a deeply personal nature ( such as faith), and the level of defensiveness is assured to increase.
you're basically saying " It's stupid that Christians get butt hurt when I attack them"...
"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." --First Amendment to the United States Constitution
So the easiest way to explain how I feel, a bakery should be able to refuse to cater specific events, like a wedding, but if a gay man wants a cake that says happy birthday Clarence right off of the Shelf the baker should not be able to refuse.
That's how it would work if I were benevolent dictator of the world
Your argument is self refuting. I hope you would agree with me that sex without consent is rape, and no woman should submit to rape to keep her job. But if we legalized and regulated prostitution like any other business, eventually a discrimination suit will be filed, and a state judge will tell the hooker "have sex with this man or face penalties and lose your sex worker license" call me a cynic but really it will be a matter of time before the state starts ordering women to submit to rape if prostitution is generally legal
Thus far it seems the answer to the last is, "no".
But I can't help but notice you didn't really answer the question? You seem to suggest it by the blog you linked - are you indeed willing to state that the State should either force Sally to sleep with white men, or punish her for her refusal to do so?
Worth noting, Democrats: President Trump will have a Pen and a Phone. #Precedent.