As fiscal conservatives fall over themselves to keep religious liberty unregulated with yet more regulation, I’m just so endlessly bored.
Although perhaps I should apologise for that, seeing as the obvious “Christian” thing to do here is legally enshrine the right to not bake a cake for a lesbian wedding.
I mean, I’m a Christian, and I’m so obviously persuaded. After all, it’s very important that one’s decision to exclude (some types of) sinners from one’s premises on a matter of personal conviction does not give rise to any pain and suffering on one’s part. That’s how the Good Book tells it: those naughty publicans and sinners were kept away from the loaves and the fishes, that first stone was cast at the adulteress, and don’t you remember that one time when the Pharisaic representatives from Galilee persuaded the Sanhedrin to pass an amendment permitting people to declare their convictions against the Lawmakers without any risk of them being put to death under It?
Yes, nicely done. That’s a firm grasp there on that ancient text. Just like the Spirit-guided anti-abolitionists in their Biblical affirmation of slavery. Just like those divinely-inspired advocates of the pogroms against the Jews. Just like those Spanish Inquisitors.
It’s not like this is a case of straining out the gnat and swallowing the camel.
And how lucky that some of us in Mississippi now have HB1523 to protect the religious from “discriminatory action by state government or its political subdivisions”, because Heaven forbid that one should be discriminated against.
No hypocrites here.
Even if my bank account engaged in usury the entire time that I was writing this.
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