I am a pro-life Christian but I do not try to push my religious beliefs on others. I know a lot of Christians do, but I believe “to each their own”.
As for "same sex marriage”, I am not bothered one bit by same sex marriage as long as no person or group of people are forced to participate in any way with a wedding, or any other activity which they consider to be against their religion. That is called “freedom of Religion”, which is what this country is suppose to be all about.
In recent years the courts have confused “freedom of Religion” with “freedom from Religion”, and the climate for Christian business owners has become much more hostile, when interacting with Muslims or with homosexual couples looking to get married. Our government, our courts and society in general are making it increasingly clear that Christian business owners no longer have “freedom of religion”.
Here are just a few examples:
New Mexico’s Supreme Court tells Christian Photographer she “CANNOT” refuse to photograph gay marriage ceremonies.
In Colorado, a Christian baker is being sued for declining to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple’s marriage ceremony.
The state of Washington is suing a Christian florist for refusing to provide wedding flowers for the wedding ceremony of a gay couple.
In Oregon, we find the latest example of the attack on Christians. A small family owned bakery has been forced to shutter its doors because of the financial and emotional damage done to them by gay-marriage activists. Aaron and Melissa Klein were the owners and operators of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Over the last few months they have faced almost constant harassment because of their decision to not bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding ceremony.
The harassment was not isolated to the Kleins but was also directed at their vendors who provided the resources for the Kleins to be in business. The blowback was such that most of their vendors would no longer do business with them, which meant that the Kleins could not successfully operate their bakery. The harassment began after the lesbian couple filed a complaint with the state in which they accused the Klein’s of discrimination.
The personal damage has been just as egregious. The Kleins have received cruel phone calls and emails. Their family has been threatened, and people have wished evil done to them and their children.