Preachers are next.
A husband-and-wife duo who started their own filmmaking company in St. Cloud, Minnesota, have filed a lawsuit against Minnesota’s attorney general and commissioner of human rights stating that their constitutional rights are being violated. The human rights commission enforces a state act that demands all businesses who do weddings to provide services for same-sex “weddings.”
To be fair, they actually have not been forced to film a gay wedding but the law says they must.
The Larsens say they don’t mind working with anyone regardless of their background or lifestyle, but when it comes to the content they produce, it’s their right not to create something that promotes a message they don’t agree with, including content that’s racist, speaks positively about abortion, or is misogynistic.
There are actually religious people who extend their faith so far into their actual lives that you can tell they are religious. Whole groups of Amish, Muslims, Orthodox Jews…and others. Their religious objections are respected to a point.
Where do we draw the line? I know not to ask the Muslim lady in my office to get the plate of ham and sausage out of the company fridge for the party. I don’t expect Amish folks to hop in the truck with me to get a load of lumber. I wouldn’t expect the Muslim lady in accounting to take off the head scarf for the office Christmas card.
We’re not talking about denying service, in part because other videographers will step up. These are not public accommodations like restaurants and hotels.
I do think preachers are on the list, if not next. It will become ‘hate speech’ to preach against same-sex weddings, and the state will insist upon full compliance with the mandate for same sex weddings.
Sounds crazy? You been paying attention? Bruce Jenner is a girl, Trump is president elect, and Bill Cosby is…well, he’s not America’s Dad anymore. 2017 will be a lot crazier than this year. Count on it.