09 Apr The Price of Citizenship!?
The role of the Supreme Court in checks and balances is to stop acts of the President, laws of Congress or of states that break a rule in the Constitution. One rule of the constitution is found in the first amendment of the Bill of Rights which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Yet, the Supreme Court seems fine with a law that requires Americans in New Mexico to put aside their strongly held religious beliefs as the “The price of citizenship.”
Without a word, the Supreme Court Justices refused to hear the case involving Elane Photography. Elaine Huguenin refused to photograph a commitment ceremony of a lesbian couple. The couple turned her into the New Mexico Human Rights commission for “sexual orientation discrimination”. Last year the New Mexico Supreme Court found Elaine guilty and issued a chilling ruling that states:
“Now are compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives,” as “the price of citizenship.”
By not taking this case, the Supreme Court has upheld the ruling as final and Constitutional.
While the Supreme Court ignores the Constitutional right to the “free exercise” of religious beliefs, the gay lobby is militantly trampling anyone whom they believe has violated their agenda.
The CEO of Mozilla Firefox, Brendan Eich, was recently voted out of the company for donating money to the Proposition 8 campaign in 2008. Brendan Eich contributed all to the company, formerly Netscape, saving it from ruin and creating the first real competitor to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. He was also the creator of the programming language JAVA script which is widely used in webpage design. Brendan Eich is both a technical genius and accomplished business man. There was no good reason for Mozilla Firefox to get rid of Brendan Eich.
Another person the gay lobby is attacking is Chauncy Childs from Portland, OR. Childs, planning to open Moreland Farmers Pantry, an organic, locally-sourced grocery store has come under attack for comments she made on Facebook supporting traditional marriage. Not only is the gay lobby hosting a boycott of the store, but is threatening all of her suppliers with boycotts unless they agree not to supply goods to her store.
It seems that as judges and legislatures become bolder in proclaiming sexual rights above religious and speech rights and as the Supreme Court ignores the rules in the Constitution, gay rights activists are getting bolder and hunting down anyone who is not either now or in the past in full compliance with their agenda. If American’s continue to stand still and do nothing, forced compliance to the views of a small minority will very well become the “price of citizenship” for every American.