A Lesson in “Marriage Equality”
By Jerry A. Kane
When the idea of same-sex “marriage” was first soft pedaled to the gullible masses, the pitch was, “What can it possibly matter to you if two men or two women wed?” As Glenn Beck said, “If it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket, what difference is it to me?”
Since then conservatives and evangelical business owners have learned the difference it makes and why it matters: It can mean an end to their small businesses, it can mean their church institutions including schools and adoption agencies can no longer be run according to biblical principles, and it can mean the loss of their jobs if they work as a Fox sports analyst, a CEO for Mozilla’s web browser Firefox, or as a contractor with Ford Motor Company.
Will Americans stand behind the Constitutional protections for people of conscience and conviction to live their lives and run their institutions in accord with their faith, or will they stand by and allow state agencies to fire, fine, or imprison anyone who finds same-sex “marriage” objectionable?
The Gaystapo message to evangelicals and conservatives isn’t the once-heralded live-and-let-live proverb; it’s the ISIS shout to the infidel, “Renounce your faith or die!”