Who is to say that the laws that are being proposed today to protect Christians form gay activist terrorism won't be used tomorrow to persecute Christians by Islamic terrorists?
One of the foundational principles of the United States was individual freedom. When we start creating special classes of individuals, and special laws to promote or prevent some behavior that is currently en vogue or opprobrious, we set in motion precedent for the future. Who is to say where this precedent will take us?
The principle is what is at stake in such matters. If a legislature can pass a law requiring Christians to help homosexuals celebrate their preferred lifestyle; then what is to stop them from passing a law to require gays to do the same for those they may disagree with? If special legal conditions exist for Christians, then what is to stop Sharia law from being enforced by the nations courts?
I believe outright discrimination practiced openly, publicly and proudly is preferable to the foreseeable consequences of creating special classes of legal entitlement.
Yes I am arguing for discrimination, any sane person would and should.
If the government is able to enforce laws against Christians over making Gays a cake then they are able to enforce laws against Christians, Jews, Hindus, Atheists, Straights or Gays etc that other groups may prefer. Under Sharia law anyone not professing and preforming according to the particularities of the en vogue Islamic denomination can be beheaded. This includes EVERYBODY.
Which is a better outcome: being able to sue someone for their deeply held religious belief that you don't like because it makes you feel bad, or having someone chop your head off because you don't share theirs?
How are you going to eat your rainbow colored, wiener shaped, butt sex pride wedding cake with no head?
How about this instead? If someone doesn't want to do business with you, for whatever reason, do business with someone else. Instead of agitating for more ridiculous laws that limit freedom, spend your time and money on something more useful like, not bothering other people over your choices. Is there such a shortage of gay wedding planners that your must have a Christian provide you with their products and services?
America doesn't need more laws.
America needs more respect for individual freedom, and a good healthy dose of "grow the F#¢k! up already".
Note to Christians, quit trying to get the government to protect your "specialness" too. America hasn't been a Christian nation for over 40 years. Yes it was once. Yes our laws were once based on biblical principles. It's not anymore. Time to focus either on spiritual revival and personal evangelism or a legal strategy based on getting the courts to enforce the principles and protections already on the books. Inventing new "faith based" laws won't do anyone any good after the Muslim population hits about 24% of the total population. They are willing to riot, rape and kill to get what they want. Do you really want to establish a legal precedent for the United States Government to openly and deliberately persecute Christians?