The letter casts their plea as an offer of compromise, but they don't offer
to give up anything. What they do offer is to continue to treat LGBTs (whom
they love and respect like all others) as unworthy of their employ while
benefitting from tax dollars paid in part by LGBTs.Why is it that
when some religious people say they "love and respect" someone, it looks
like the opposite?
This is a no brainer. If religious groups want to feed at Caesar's trough
they will do as Caesar demands.
They're already scheming how to use this to it's obvious conclusion.
This ruling cost us all religious and personal freedom, favouring instead any
group or organisation willing to weasel itself a veto based on the ruling.
It's time to disenfranchise the myth makers, offering the hereafter but
only interested in power here and now.
"And now with an executive order that protects federal employees from
gender-identity discrimination set to be filed by President Barack Obama, faith
leaders are looking at the Hobby Lobby case for help."That
won't work. It'd end up like the Catholic Charities matter in
Massachusetts when it comes to getting federal funds and having to comply with
state law.Also... this totally exposes the fact those particular
groups want to openly discriminate against gay people, so so much for the idea
that we don't need an anti-discrimination law for sexual orientation.