Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Li...

Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico

There are 1050 comments on the The Heritage Foundation story from Aug 22, 2013, titled Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico. In it, The Heritage Foundation reports that:

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a Christian photographer's ability to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony-even when doing so would violate the photographer's deeply held religious beliefs.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Heritage Foundation.

“I ain't afraid of no ghosts.”

Since: Aug 08

Dear old mucky Drasnia

#297 Sep 2, 2013
Doesn't your Bible also promote selling your daughter into slavery (Exodus 21:7)?

What about the passage that says anyone working on the Sabbath should be put to death (Exodus 35:2)?

"Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whoever does work therein shall be put to death." Try telling that to your so-called "free market conservatives."

What about Corinthians 11:14; wasn't your Jesus supposed to have long hair?

Shall I go on?

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#298 Sep 2, 2013
Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor.

Ephesians 4:29-32 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Colossians 3:12-14 Put on then, as GodÂ’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

“I ain't afraid of no ghosts.”

Since: Aug 08

Dear old mucky Drasnia

#299 Sep 2, 2013
And since the evidence overwhelmingly supports the probability that your "Jesus" was gay, I suppose YOU will need to redefine "traditional;" not the rest of us.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_jegay.h...

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#300 Sep 2, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
oh sorry to hear that's why you are the way you are... stones didn't finish the job but left head injuries. OUCH. Sorry,again
Why the hate?
Rose Feratu

Hoboken, NJ

#301 Sep 2, 2013
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
Because hew never chose male slaves.
Oh? Were you there?
Rose Feratu

Hoboken, NJ

#302 Sep 2, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
by Biblical standards homosexuality is a grave SIN but human nature being what it is has always managed to not take the matter seriously. It becomes a curiosity to be fulfilled and carried on for different reasons. Some accept it as a way of life and so be it. Homosexuality, for the most part, is not regularly welcomed in many circles. Violence has been the result many times and that is no solution. Such a tendency needs to be thought of as to our civilized existence.
"biblical standards"???????? This ain't Vatican City, honey.

“Sara for Fun (( M 2 F ))”

Since: Aug 10

Bahrain

#303 Sep 2, 2013
LGBT private lives are not related to religions, please understand this unique psychological behavior

“I ain't afraid of no ghosts.”

Since: Aug 08

Dear old mucky Drasnia

#304 Sep 2, 2013
I find it funny how none of you anti-equality folks have answered my very simple question. In what ways SPECIFICALLY does same-sex marriage threaten your heterosexual marriage?

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#305 Sep 2, 2013
The Court: "I'm asking you to tell me how it would harm opposite sex marriages."

Mr. Cooper: "Your Honor, my answer is: I don't know. I don't know."

(p. 24, Motion for Summary Judgement, Perry)

And he still doesn't know, because he has nothing.

“Sara for Fun (( M 2 F ))”

Since: Aug 10

Bahrain

#306 Sep 2, 2013
Silk_the_Absent1 wrote:
I find it funny how none of you anti-equality folks have answered my very simple question. In what ways SPECIFICALLY does same-sex marriage threaten your heterosexual marriage?
definitely not threaten, because there are a lot of similar around earth and we will continue to infinity.

“Sara for Fun (( M 2 F ))”

Since: Aug 10

Bahrain

#307 Sep 2, 2013
Silk_the_Absent1 wrote:
I find it funny how none of you anti-equality folks have answered my very simple question. In what ways SPECIFICALLY does same-sex marriage threaten your heterosexual marriage?
defiantly does not threaten, because there are a lot of same feelings people around the earth and we will continue to infinity

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#308 Sep 2, 2013
"it is instructive to recall in this regard that the traditional, well-established legal rules and practices of our not-so-distant past (1) barred interracial marriage,(2) upheld the routine exclusion of women from many occupations and official duties, and (3) considered the relegation of racial minorities to separate and assertedly equivalent public facilities and institutions as constitutionally equal treatment." ""If we have learned anything from the significant evolution in the prevailing societal views and official policies toward members of minority races and toward women over the past half-century, it is that even the most familiar and generally accepted of social practices and traditions often mask unfairness and inequality that frequently is not recognized or appreciated by those not directly harmed by those practices or traditions."

"Conventional understanding of marriage must yield to a more contemporary appreciation of the rights entitled to constitutional protection. Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice." "To decide otherwise would require us to apply one set of constitutional principles to gay persons and another to all others."
(In re marriage)
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#309 Sep 2, 2013
Christians are so classy
LuzAranda wrote:
oh sorry to hear that's why you are the way you are... stones didn't finish the job but left head injuries. OUCH. Sorry,again

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#310 Sep 2, 2013
davy wrote:
Christians are so classy
<quoted text>
Thank you, I do try and hardly ever lie.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#312 Sep 3, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
<quoted text> Thank you, I do try and hardly ever lie.
Do you now understand your belief Christianity declares love a grave sin is not supported by the scriptures, but is an anti-gay mistranslation and misinterpretation of the texts? Will you stop promoting the harm you recognize?

“Matthew 16:13 - 17”

Since: Mar 13

Vladville

#313 Sep 3, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you now understand your belief Christianity declares love a grave sin is not supported by the scriptures, but is an anti-gay mistranslation and misinterpretation of the texts? Will you stop promoting the harm you recognize?
Do not fall for lie Luz. Devil is liar.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#314 Sep 3, 2013
Huszar wrote:
<quoted text>
Do not fall for lie Luz. Devil is liar.
And yet your attempts to stigmatize and justify harming gay people have been shown to rely on lies and fear of the unknown. Clearly, your desire to contradict and ignore the Golden Rule, places you as the one who is bearing false witness against your neighbors. Yet I don't call you the devil. You are merely promoting harming others needlessly, based on the lies and prejudice that has been imposed on your from the time you were a small child and couldn't think rationally. Hopefully, you are now old enough to use rational thought and reason, and see there is no rational reason to refuse to treat others as you would yourself. A few mistranslated and misinterpreted verses don't provide a rational excuse for contradicting the Golden Rule.

“Matthew 16:13 - 17”

Since: Mar 13

Vladville

#315 Sep 3, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
<quoted text>
And yet your attempts to stigmatize and justify harming gay people have been shown to rely on lies and fear of the unknown. Clearly, your desire to contradict and ignore the Golden Rule, places you as the one who is bearing false witness against your neighbors. Yet I don't call you the devil. You are merely promoting harming others needlessly, based on the lies and prejudice that has been imposed on your from the time you were a small child and couldn't think rationally. Hopefully, you are now old enough to use rational thought and reason, and see there is no rational reason to refuse to treat others as you would yourself. A few mistranslated and misinterpreted verses don't provide a rational excuse for contradicting the Golden Rule.
No harm. Forgiveness. Freedom. From sin. Love.
Rose Feratu

Hoboken, NJ

#316 Sep 3, 2013
Huszar wrote:
<quoted text>
No harm. Forgiveness. Freedom. From sin. Love.
You don't practice what you preach.

lides

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#317 Sep 3, 2013
Huszar wrote:
No harm. Forgiveness. Freedom. From sin. Love.
All things you purport to live by but don't.

Do you know what one calls a person who claims to do one thing while doing another? A hypocrite.

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