No one is being forced to accept and condone anything. If you hire a Jewish person, or an inter-racially married person, are you condoning it? No, you are hiring someone for their on-the-job abilities, but you ARE forced to treat them as equals, however much it may gall you. And you obviously did not read the statement I provided regarding this amendment and its' effect on churches, which is NONE.The proposed law would indeed force a large portion of the population to accept and condone homosexual behavior against their religious beliefs. Whether a private business is a religious organization or is run by someone with religious beliefs, the proposed law would clearly violate their God-given religious freedom.
How can you possibly claim the law isnít an attack on religious liberties when it would force a Church, for example, to hire a homosexual as Pastor, even though their religious beliefs have always condemned homosexual behavior, and anyone living in open sin is disqualified from holding such a position?
It would depend on what you mean by "every major world religion" I suppose. There are religions that do not hold those views. And when one leaves the church building, and enters into business, they become subject to the laws that prevail. Ones' life outside of work, so long as it is legal, and harms no one, should have no effect on their job.The proposed law goes far, far beyond that. It actually forces businesses to employ people who are engaged in behavior that every major world religion recognizes as sinful and an abomination before God. A religious organization or a private business owned by a person with religious convictions against homosexual behavior canít simply disagree with it and not interfere. He will be forced by government to violate his religious convictions and accept and condone such behavior in his own business or organization.