Friday, August 23, 2013

Wisdom of Russia's New Law: U.S. Photographers Fined for Refusing to Shoot "Commitment Ceremony"

In our post of August 15 "On Russia's New Law" we expressed support for Russia's new law outlawing homosexual propaganda, and we also noted that supporters of same-sex "marriage" themselves accept the marginalization of those with differing views:

"Back in July 30, 2012 Matthew Franck wrote a piece at Public Interest called Truth and Lies, Nature and Convention: The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage. Mr. Franck quoted same-sex “marriage” supporter Jon Corvino:

'Whichever side prevails in this debate, the other’s views will be marginalized. There’s no getting around that.' 

So it is a question of which side should be marginalized. One side has built civilizations, the other side has built nothing, and exists parasitically within the civilization built by its enemies. In concrete terms: who will be marginalized, Dan Savage or Baronelle Stutzman? Savage, an ill-mannered lout (caution: link has vile content), is invited to the White House, while Ms. Stutzman is being sued by the state of Washington for refusing to provide flowers for a counterfeit “wedding”--and she's not alone."

Today, LifeSiteNews reports on John & Elaine Hugenin, photographers who live in New Mexico. It shows the wisdom of Russia's law. The Hugenin's refused, out of religious conviction, to photograph a "commitment ceremony" of two same-sex attracted persons:

"The Supreme Court of New Mexico has ruled that Christian photographers do not have the right to decline photographing a gay 'wedding,' even if doing so violates their religious beliefs.

In a concurring opinion, Justice Richard C. Bosson said Christians must 'compromise' their religious beliefs as “the price of citizenship.”

Judge Bosson also wrote: “At its heart, this case teaches that at some point in our lives all of us must compromise, if only a little, to accommodate the contrasting values of others,” he wrote. “A multicultural, pluralistic society, one of our nation’s strengths, demands no less.”

(For the record, His Honor is on the "wrong side of history." America is no longer a pluralistic society, it is a plurality of societies and cultures living in the same geographical area.)

Read the whole thing.

So, again, the question is, as Professor Corvino stated, which views will be marginalized. That's a question of power. The Hugenin's are being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom. You can donate to the organization here.

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