Friday, January 9, 2015

The Shoe is on the Other Foot

Since I just posted yesterday about footwear, I may as well continue the thread today.  Of course, today's post is not about literal footwear.

Via Digby (back in April 2014), a novel twist by the religious left of putting the shoe on the other foot, or some such analogy.  I love this:

In a novel legal attack on a state’s same-sex marriage ban, a liberal Protestant denomination on Monday filed a lawsuit arguing that North Carolina is unconstitutionally restricting religious freedom by barring clergy members from blessing gay and lesbian couples.

Digby's analysis: You mean to say that Christian clergy who support gay marriage believe they have a right to exercise their religious freedom too? Well now, that’s a conundrum, isn’t it? After all, nobody has ever said that conservative Christians should be compelled to go against their beliefs and legally marry gay couples. But these laws are very definitely telling these liberal Christians that they cannot. Indeed, in North Carolina they criminalized it, holding clergy legally liable for performing the ceremonies.

See, religious freedom cuts both ways.

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