Some Christians speak out against a law in Jacksonville, Florida that would protect LGBT Americans from being discriminated against when trying to buy a house or trying to gain employment in Jacksonville.
I have several qualms with their faulty logic.
1) What is so blatantly obvious in their language when referring to this law is that they are openly confirming discrimination, while claiming that discrimination doesn’t occur against LGBT Americans. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Currently, in half of the country, you can be fired if you are transgendered from your job without any legal recourse whatsoever. To “Christians,” being fired for your sexual orientation is not something that needs to be worried about, yet if a person is fired for their faith or beliefs, that’s an “infringement on religious freedoms.” I view it as a proper infringement on anti-gay bigotry if the law passes. Too often, religion muddies politics and the medium that it exists in.
2)No matter who suffers in bigotry, bigotry is still bigotry, regardless of who is involved. The refusal to allow for LGBT Americans to be protected under housing and employment law in the same respect that heterosexual Americans are is a blatant and flat-out denial of a guarantee that the US Constitution affordsALL AMERICANS!! To “Christians,” they think that they are the only ones who deserve liberties, and the rest of Americans don’t deserve anything. The teachings of Jesus are the complete opposite of what many Christians profess as his teachings. He wanted the rich to give up all that they owned and follow him. He talked to outcasts in society, many of the same people that “Christians” are downing today. He also calls us to “Love one another.” That means we are to love everyone. He didn’t call us to hate others and call it “love.”
3) The “Christians” interviewed in this video for the Christian Broadcasting Network, a blatant anti-gay “Christian” organization, claim that the law would violate religious freedoms of other Christians and hamper the daily goings-on of faith-based organizations.HOLD UP!!!The organizations’ whole claim of existing usually focuses around “loving others,” or “caring for others.” However, their actions make their words seem hypocritical. They’re basically walking hypocrites. Also, the man that is being interviewed from Washington is from the Alliance Defense Fund, yet another anti-gay “Christian, family values” organization. The Alliance Defense Fund was one of the groups who supported California’s anti-gay initiative Proposition 8, and one of the groups who is trying to defend the anti-gay federal law Defense of Marriage Act. Basically, the interview is between two anti-gay bigots being broadcasted over an anti-gay network. How lovely.
4) The case in New Mexico that is mentioned claims that a photographer’s religious beliefs were violated when they were asked to take photographs of a same-sex wedding ceremony. She refused, which violated a non-discriminatory clause in New Mexico law. She was then fined for discriminating against the couple. The photographer is under New Mexico, which clearly stated that businesses could not discriminate against someone because of their sexual orientation. Unlike what the bigots are claiming in this video, sexual orientation is a clearly defined term. It is simply who a person is attracted to sexually, whether it be heterosexual, homosexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and so on. It’s clearly defined, the bigot just don’t see that. Bigotry is also clearly defined as well. This is bigotry!
5) Your claim that non-discrimination laws precede a redefinition of marriage in state legislatures is patently false. Currently, only 7 states and two Indian tribal districts have legalized same-sex marriage. Out of those seven states, only two of them put into place non-discrimination laws on sexual orientation basis. Other than those states, there are 19 other states that have either put into place non-discrimination sexual orientation laws or gender identity laws. That means that most of the states that have passed bans on sexual orientation/ gender identity discrimination haven’t even made same-sex marriage legal! Therefore, your claim is utter malarkey!!
6) Claiming that the law is an “open-door” piece of legislation that would allow for other pro-LGBT laws is simply nonsensical. As I stated in the previous point, most of the states that have passed legislation regarding sexual orientation and gender identities HAVE NOT MADE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LEGAL!!!!!!! Your use of “black-or-white” logic with regards to this piece of legislation is downright shameful.
Anti-gay bigots, get your facts straight before trying to come at me with accusations of trumpeting the “pro-gay agenda.” The only agenda that LGBT Americans have is to enjoy some of the same rights that other Americans freely enjoy without fear of harassment, prejudice, bigotry, insults, taunts, even acts of violence brought down against them.
Right-wing “Christianity,” the only ones with an agenda that is malevolent and anathema to American society are you. Your policies and tactics are so completely opposite of what True Christianity is, so far that theocratic and fascist societies would shake their heads in disgust.
America is supposed to be “The Home of the Free, The Land of the Brave.” All I see is this: America, the “Land of the Christian Bigot, the Home of the GOP Theocracy”
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