The debate over religious liberty is not a 1st Amendment issue — not really. It is a 13th Amendment issue. What is at the heart of this debate is the demand by militant homosexuals that Christians serve them instead of God. if this were not the case, then homosexuals would go to another flower shop or bakery, get what they want and go on with their lives. Instead, they intentionally go where they know it is likely the business owner will refuse to serve them and, when this happens, they demand the law be changed to force the Christian to violate his/her religious beliefs so they can be accommodated. this is enough to give lie to the homosexual claim of equal rights or protection. It’s not what this is all about. It is about forcing people to accept and accommodate your life style — even if they find it morally objectionable. However, the solution is NOT found in the 1st Amendment. It is in the 13th Amendment:
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
So, let me see if I got this right: the 13th Amendment was part of the correction of slavery, and intended to prevent it in the future, but now the homosexual community wants to make involuntary servitude legal again.
OH, SNAP! The gays want to enslave Christians!
Now, if you happen to be on the side of the homosexual agenda here, STOP! Before you give me any flak over what I just said, you had better be prepared to accept that it is 100% true and 100% accurate! Any time you seek to use the law to force a person to live/work for your benefit, you are claiming the right to make them your slave. So do not reply with the assumption that you hold the moral high ground here, because you don’t and I will be more than happy to point it out in ways that you will probably like even less than this post. For example: if you are NOT targeting Christians, then why aren’t you bringing all these suits against Muslim businesses? After all, with this President and current govenment alignment with the Muslim Brotherhood, it won’t be much longer before Muslims are running things, so you should really be going after them — but you’re not. Why is that?
BTW: the 13th Amendment actually strikes down ALL socialist laws. If you are forcing someone to live/work for the benefit of another, you are enslaving them, and that violates the 13th Amendment. And NO! It is not ‘different.’ It is exactly the same. All you are doing instead of claiming physical ownership as property is nationalizing them as property of the State — which is exactly what Hitler said the socialist should do.