It is pretty messed up that we have to live in a country that has amendments that the supreme court is to uphold, yet in today’s America they don’t do an honest job and here’s why: 1st amendment:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Yet, when the Supreme court announced their ruling of gay marriage being legal, and Kim Davis (the woman from Kentucky jailed for following her Christian convictions) got denied first amendment rights for practicing her convinctions. I’m sure if a muslim did it, we wouldn’t even be talking about this right now! For the first time in American history, someone got jailed for their Christian faith. That’s wrong.
Yes, there is a statement in the 14th amendment that does state EVERY person has equal rights, so not trying to deny any one their rights here. And for the sake of proving my facts I’ll state it here:
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
However, this country has states rights. Always has. If they didn’t, than why on earth are we voting on state laws for each year then? Why do Washington and Colorado have legalized pot than if states rights do not exist? Look it up in the 10th amendment:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
If a state votes against gay marriage that should honestly be their perogrative. And in all honesty, according to Glenn Beck the government needs to get out of the marriage business in the first place. The point of needing a license to marry was started by the government for tax purposes only, but in reality God doesn’t require you to need a license. Nor does a preacher. A preacher only needs one now because of a law, but pretty soon there is going to be laws made forcing preachers to go against their conscience and marry gay couples now. When will this end?
It’s a double standard honestly. Gay rights activists can say and do whatever they want to get their movement accomplished, however when a christian says their view on gay marriage they are called a homophobe and told they don’t have a right to speak. Uhm, so you mean to tell me you have the right to speak your beliefs under the first amendment, but I don’t have the right to speak my beliefs under the same amendment?
I know for a fact they are practicing a double standard. I have caught them in it with their own mouths! I had to block one of them the other day on facebook (first time I ever had to block anyone), and he told me he’s not hypocritical. Has no reason to be. Yet, later he said that he has a right to stand for what he believes and christians don’t; and he also said that some friends of his defended him because of his standing up for what he believes. So let me get this straight: you can state how you feel, but others can’t? Isn’t that hypocritical? It’s a double standard.
And before I get attacked, let me say this: I have nothing against homosexuals. Never have and never will. But once you take a stand on morals you are automatically called a homophobe. I just think that they need to keep their bedroom lifestyles to themselves. I also say the same for straight folks. I guess that also makes me “straightophobe.” I know what people talk about amongst each other in the work place. Why should I be forced to hear about how your life is in the bedroom? That’s between you, your partner, and God. It’s not the rest of the world’s business. All open sexuality does is causes a breakdown to society. Take a look at our kids for example. You have little girls expecting to wear sexualized shorts because that’s all parents can find in the stores anymore, and they wander why their kids are losing virginities at 10 years of age anymore. Something that is supposed to precious to her, these days isn’t. and you wander why you hear about all these rape cases amongst kids, and pregnancy rates are occurring in kids as young as 10! It’s insane. God designed it for married couples only. No, we can’t force people to make the right choices, but we need to educate them so that they hopefully do. Wake up, America!