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01/24/2012

Audio: Deliberate deception comes naturally to the Christian Civic League of Maine, apparently

by Jeremy Hooper

Personally, I think the continued lying about the Ocean Grove, NJ, situation is quite unnatural. Especially for Christians, what with the whole false witness thing and all.

Ignoring the obvious reasons why town clerks cannot be free to pick and choose which kinds of couples they deem worthy of their civil duties is another unnatural choice. Anyone who puts strong mind to it can understand why asking someone to do his or her sworn government job does not constitute an attack on religion.

But hey, what the hell do I know? I'm just a gay American taxpayer who enjoys critical analysis and rationale bound be fact. That makes me and my marriage "unnatural" to groups like the Christian Civic League of Maine:


AUDIO SOURCE: Faith Matters in Maine -- 1/19/12 [CCL of Maine]

What do we say to the lie that Christians are being forced into choosing discrimination over equal access? Well, stop taking any government money or breaks based upon your chosen faith, and you can choose to operate however the heck you like. Take state or federal monies, and you are going to value our communities for what they are, not how you and your heterosexism would like them to be!

And stop acting like your faith is the one, true, American way. I've danced with a nun at my wedding, I've been toasted by an Orthodox rabbi, and I've been to any number of open and affirming services. The problem here is ego, namely the anti-gay evangelical crowd's decades of exalting one certain choice and hijacking one certain conversation!

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