Greetings again. As I write this, the Supreme Court of the United States has made its decision on the baker from Colorado who refused to make a “wedding” cake for a same sex couple. They ruled 7-2 in favor of the baker. For some, this is a win and for others it isn’t. For me it really isn’t. That’s right, I said it is not a win for me. Why, you may ask?
The Justices decided in favor of the baker because of the way he was treated by the State of Colorado. The local government had been pretty beligerant to him. To me, that is a loss because he didn’t win soley on his religious beliefs.
I have heard so much stuff coming from the LBGTQ who are screaming for their rights not to be violated. What I am about to write here may offend some, it will surely spark a debate in and of itself so, if you don’t want to read it I suggest you turn away now.
What about MY rights?
I have read nowhere in the United States Constitution about anyone’s right to marry. I am also tired of hearing people equate a same sex couple and their rights to exist as an interracial couple. It is NOT the same thing and the Supreme Court has agreed. We all do have the right to practice the religion we want to without the Government telling us how to. It is so important it’s listed FIRST.
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.
Some people involved in the case against the baker in Colorado did not PEACEABLY assemble. As a matter of fact, most were very loud and rude. The baker even received death threats. According to the 1st Amendment, simply by saying politley that you will not bake a “wedding” cake for a same sex couple, you are exercising your religion.
To say that you are a bigot or homophobe because you freely practice your religion is silly. I believe those same people who say that would say the same thing about God. Just think about it for a minute. God has rules to make it into Heaven. Does that make HIM a bigot? Does that make HIM hateful? Of course it doesn’t, but some would say he is, simply because they don’t like the rules God made.
I heard someone comment on the case against the baker. They said with wanting respect and being able to live the life they want to, it goes BOTH ways. Meaning. The baker also has the right to be respected for HIS beliefs. Something to think about. Some will read this and call ME a bigot but, I didn’t make the rules, God did. I only try to follow them. I don’t shun homosexuals. I won’t turn away from them. I am supposed to LOVE the sinner and at the same time HATE the sin. I can associate with homosexuals but, that doesn’t mean I should condone thier sin. I wouldn’t condone anyone else’s.
Here is the bottom line. Certain things in life are meant to work a certain way. To try and make them work the opposite way, simply won’t work. As much as some people on the opposing side of this issue want respect for what they believe and respect for how they choose to live their lives, so do I and other Christians. It works BOTH ways.