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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Freedom to gay bash at risk?

A panel at the Heritage Foundation voiced concern over the adoption of gay marriage laws around the country. It would infringe on the freedom to gay bash at will. Read this and be afraid. This argument actually sticks with the Right Wing. They are afraid that they loose the right to discriminate and they will be treated just like racists. No kidding.

The president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty says churches and Christian schools that oppose gay marriage will face government pressure if it's legalized.

Anthony Picarello says they could be barred from firing employees with same-sex spouses, forced to give them marital benefits, or lose charitable and property tax exemptions if they refuse.

Picarello and other legal experts took part in a panel discussion on the issue at the Heritage Foundation.

Maggie Gallagher, who heads the Institute for Marriage & Public Policy, says opponents of gay marriage will be treated like racists if it is declared a civil right. She predicted that churches will be tempted to "mute" their marriage theology to stay out of trouble.

Gallagher says unless the U.S. Constitution is amended to ban gay marriage, judges will probably force states to legalize it.

As per Southern Voice.

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