Priests and bishops will be targeted by homosexuals activists as victims in harassing court cases. Proponents of unnatural acts will bully – through litigation and threats of litigation and even violence – bully clergy into doing things that are contrary to conscience.
That said, don’t let anyone get away with the claim that same-sex “marriage” is a right is just like the civil rights movement in the 1960′s.
From Catholic Vote comes this by Joshua Mercer:
Have this story handy when somebody says: “How does same-sex marriage have any impact on you?”
The Albuquerque Journal reports:
A photo studio’s refusal to photograph a same-sex couple’s commitment ceremony violates the New Mexico Human Rights Act, the Court of Appeals has ruled, rejecting the Albuquerque studio’s argument that doing so would cause it to disobey God and Biblical teachings. [So much for religious freedom.]
Vanessa Willock asked photographer Elaine Huguenin to take pictures of a “commitment” ceremony between her and her lesbian partner. The photographer said to do such would violate her moral and religious beliefs.
Vanessa could have easily used a smartphone or found a phone book and got the names of about a dozen other photographers who had no problem with this at all. (If a doctor was repulsed by the fact that my wife and I accepted Catholic teaching on contraception, I would simply find another doctor. I wouldn’t take him to court.)
Elaine Huguenin has been ordered by the courts in New Mexico to photograph a lesbian ‘commitment’ ceremony.
[NB] But Vanessa wanted a photographer at her ceremony who thinks what she is doing is immoral. I know. That seems odd, doesn’t it. But the reason is simple: She want this photographer to be compared to restaurants and hotels in the 1950s who refused to serve black customers.
Now let’s review: Same-sex marriage is not legal in New Mexico. Even same-sex civil unions are not recognized in New Mexico.
I think that in a second term, this is the sort of thing that the Administration of “The First Gay President”, Pres. Obama, will actually evolve into supporting.