And today over at Ace of Spades. I actually refused to blog about it on Sunday, because Sundays are one of my few days where I can lay my worries aside and say "Screw it, today I'm relaxing." So I held off on getting upset.
But oh look, it's Monday, and I'm pissed off.
Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.
Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.
“Right now they are at risk of being prosecuted,” attorney Jeremy Tedesco told me. “The threat of enforcement is more than just credible.”
The wedding chapel is registered as a “religious corporation” limited to performing “one-man-one-woman marriages as defined by the Holy Bible.”
However, the chapel is also a for-profit business and city officials said that means the owners must comply with the local nondiscrimination ordinance.
This is the sort of thing that the anti-gay-marriage people have been warning about, but we were called a bunch of bigots so shut up they explained.
Here's a simple test of logic - would those two ministers own that wedding chapel if they were not Christians who followed their religious doctrine? Nope. Would they be marrying people if they were not ordained ministers? Nope.
This is my hometown. And I'm calling the mayor's office today, and letting them know in no uncertain terms that I am not out here doing my best to protect and defend the Constitution just so that they can use it as toilet paper.
I was anti-gay marriage before all this set in. I am rapidly becoming anti-gay, period, because in this country "Gay" is pretty much indistinguishable from "Progressive Marxist". If they cannot leave religious people like these two ministers alone, I see no reason why I should be forced to put up with their actions. Live and let live only works when both sides do it. As we can plainly see here, the Gay Lobby uses tactics from the Marxist Left (use government to enforce your beliefs on other people) rather than the Libertarian side (leave me alone, I leave you alone), and that makes them the enemy. And yes, I said it. The Gay Lobby. The same people who sue to force cake-makers to bake wedding cakes for gay weddings. The same people who sue to have religious owners of an event site host a gay wedding, AFTER paying over $10k in fines. The same people who use the power of the state to impose THEIR morality onto others, the very same crime they have shrieked about for decades, even while everything they claimed to be happening to them... wasn't. Like good little Marxists, they project their actions onto their opponents.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a phone call to make.