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07/20/2011

Now hiring: Professional victims

by Jeremy Hooper

Because it's always about them:

Screen Shot 2011-07-20 At 8.35.35 Am"We've already met the first victims of this new gay marriage regime. Town clerks, charged with a duty to issue and record marriage licenses, are faced with a stark choice: give up stable employment in the midst of a troubled job market, or give up their religious convictions about marriage.

Two clerks have already resigned; others have been warned that failure to comply with the new law could land them in jail.
"

-National Organization For Marriage President Brian Brown

And by "give up stable employment...or give up their religious convictions," Brian of course means, "neglect the duties of your job because you have determined -- just now, after years of marrying all kinds of straight couples from all kinds of backgrounds and moral playgrounds without any sort of religious test -- that your personal faith should now afford you a special right to cherry-pick which members of the citizenry you deem to be acceptable civil marriage candidates." He means to trade off the generalize agnosticism that clerks should use when fulfilling these civil licensing duties, and instead impose moral judgment on an intrinsically church-separated state role!

So yes, Brian: The job market is indeed troubled. But if you and your pals misguide these CIVIL GOVERNMENT employees in a way that causes them to lose their job, then that is on you, buddy. There will surely be a long line of candidates who are more than willing to perform the job, as prescribed.

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