Too much to ask?
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jun 10, 2006
The UK Telegraph reports on the latest Last Step in the Gay Anschluss:
New Government proposals on equality could require clergy to bless homosexual weddings or face prosecution, the Church of England said yesterday. It said the proposed regulations could undermine official teaching and require Christians to act against their religious convictions.
The Sexual Orientation (Provision of Goods and Services) Regulations will make discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation illegal in the same way as race or sex. They are designed to protect gays and lesbians from being denied "goods, facilities and services" on the basis of their sexual preferences.
Note the interesting use of the word "protect" above. Gays are to be protected from denials. Some of us can remember back when the absolutely, positively, world-without-end final plea was for The Right to be Left Alone.
1950: All we want is to be free to pursue relationships of our own choosing in the privacy of our homes. Is that too much to ask?
1965: All we want is non-discrimination in housing and jobs on the basis of sexual orientation. Is that too much to ask?
1984: All we want is a change in the statutes so we are not outlaws. Is that too much to ask?
1994: All we want is non-discrimination in housing and jobs on the basis of sexual activity. Is that too much to ask?
2001: All we want is a civil recognition of same-sex unions. Is that too much to ask?
2004: All we want is univeral recognition of same-sex marriage with attendant benefits. Is that too much to ask?
2006: We demand that ministers of whatever faith who refuse to marry us be prosecuted.
So boys & girls, when the time comes that we Christians ask for the privilege of an exception -- i.e., exemption from prosecution -- in order to act in conformity with our religious beliefs, how generously do you imagine we'll be answered?
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