Continuing my last post on Prop 8, here is the second part:
To recap — As we held a mini-rally yesterday during Drive Time Traffic, we heard 10 horn honks and a thumbs up for every middle finger or thums down. Even so, several young people stopped to chant No on 8 and to try and distract from our gathering. I took a few minutes to talk to them about Prop 8 and Gay Marriage. There thoughts are centered on, “So what if Gay and Lesbian Marriage is Legal?”
I shared my thoughts before on schools, now I wish to share my thoughts on Prop 8 and Religion:
1 – Churches will be sued if they refuse to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their religious buildings that are open to the public. Do you want your Church to change their religious beliefs because of a law? True doctrines that were right yesterday can’t be changed and made right to day, because God never changes. God was always perfect and will be always perfect.
2 – Religious adoption agencies will be challenged by government agencies to give up their long-held right to place children only in homes with both a mother and a father. Catholic Charities in Boston has already closed its doors because of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Preventing the Catholic Church and others from acting as they see morally right will cost the tax payers millions more to do the same job.
3 – Religions that sponsor private schools and which provide housing for married students will be required to provide housing for same-sex couples, even if it runs counter to church doctrine, or lose tax exemptions and benefits.
4 – Ministers who preach against same-sex marriages will be sued for hate speech and could be fined by the government. It has already happened in Canada, one of six countries that have legalized gay marriage.
Vote Yes on Prop 8