In an op-ed in the New York Times last month, Gov. Bobby Jindal made his views on redefining marriage to include two people of the same sex clear — if anyone had doubts.
As the homosexual lobby gains special rights over the constitutional rights of everyone else, the governor wrote that he plans “in this legislative session to fight for passage of the Marriage and Conscience Act.”
But Louisiana lawmakers weren’t interested. The bill stopped in the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee. Gov. Jindal won’t let that stop him from protecting people who refuse to accept and celebrate homosexual “marriage” through government force. He vows to sign an executive order to that effect:
“As a nation we would not compel a priest, minister or rabbi to violate his conscience and perform a same-sex wedding ceremony,” Jindal stated. “But a great many Americans who are not members of the clergy feel just as called to live their faith through their businesses. That’s why we should ensure that musicians, caterers, photographers and others should be immune from government coercion on deeply held religious convictions.”
But some were critical of the move, stating that Jindal was seeking to legalize discrimination.
“We’re attempting to … carve out the ability to discriminate, the ability to be bigoted,” Stephen Perry of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau told the New York Daily News.
So pressuring Christian business owners and organizations to violate their faith isn’t bigoted? Trying to punish people for believing what God said about this lifestyle is…good? Noble? Honorable?
Photo credit: Mark Genre (Creative Commons) – Some Rights Reserved