David Mullins and Charlie Craig, for instance. The gay Colorado couple have filed a discrimination complaint against the owners of Masterpiece Cakeshop, who declined for religious reasons to make them a wedding cake. The Colorado attorney generalâ??s office has taken their side. So, regrettably, has the ACLU.
No agenda? Many of us saw this sort of 'retaliatory-oppression' coming back when homosexuals were petitioning to have the HIV travel ban lifted.
Of particular interest or puzzlement:
It will remain absurd to suggest gay people are trying to turn straight people gay. Changing other peopleâ??s sexual orientation has always been a conservative project, not a liberal one.
This, to me, seems like (more) irritating and subversive b.s. Conservatives will label the classes organized by churches as 'Sexual orientation conversion therapy' or 'Deviant behavior atonement'. While homosexuals and liberals will petition to compel heterosexuals to take part in gay pride parades. But conservatives are the bad guys because it's associated with religion and is overtly labelled and it is therefore easier to demonize.
IMO, the repeal of DOMA and the striking down of prop. 8 represents the tipping point between 'requests for tolerance' and 'demands for approval'. It's about enforcing an idea of equality akin to the 'convert by the sword' ideology of centuries before. The difference being, from the Civil War to the Great Leap Forward, this ideology is far more deadly than any religious zealotry.