Christians Being ‘Conscripted’ Into Gay Pride Parade

Family Research Council Senior Fellow Bob Morrison did an interview with Molly Smith, an Ohio anti-gay activist, in which he said that if we don’t allow Christian business owners to discriminate against gay people, this is tantamount to forcing them to march in a gay pride parade.

“Now we’re finding out that it’s not just about defending marriage, as important as that is,” Morrison told Smith. “It’s a question of defending liberty itself, because they can’t violate the laws of nature and of nature’s God, as the Declaration talks about, they can’t violate those laws without trampling religious freedom and political liberty at the same time.”

Speaking of nondiscrimination laws that prevent businesses from discriminating against LGBT people, he argued, “They’re not exercising discrimination, what they’re doing, what you’re doing is conscripting them. You’re forcing them to take part in your gay pride parade.”

“When I was a young guy, the draft was a hot issue,” he added. “Okay, well we’re being conscripted, the whole country’s being conscripted into a pride parade, and I don’t want to be in that parade.”

Not being allowed to fire or refuse service to gay people is like being forced to march in a gay pride parade. Seriously, is there anyone in the Christian right who can construct a coherent argument?

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  • John Pieret

    Don’t worry, Bobbi … once we get done with you, you’ll look fabulous!

    is there anyone in the Christian right who can construct a coherent argument?

    If they could, they wouldn’t be in the Christian right.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Seriously, is there anyone in the Christian right who can construct a coherent argument?

    Yes, but every time they do it comes out off-message.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    The Declaration of Independence: You’re reading it wrong.

  • kantalope

    There was that one guy that served the pigmented people at his lunch counter and he immediately got a deep tan. True Story.

  • Artor

    Funny, when your conclusion is inherently wrong, all arguments pointing to that conclusion tend to be… wait for it… wrong.

  • illdoittomorrow

    We’re being conscripted? Fantastic! Ask anyone I know, I sorely need a makeover.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Now he’s just being ridiculous! Us Conservative Christians won’t be in the parade. We’ll be forced to follow it. To sweep up all that glitter.

  • gshelley

    Do any of these people even attempt to explain why the logic doesn’t apply to not serving people of a different race, or the handicapped, or women, or religion, or whatever your religion says you shouldn’t deal with?

    I did see an attempt once, that the nondiscrimination laws are old, so we are used to them, but I wasn’t able to get an answer on if that meant in 10 years time once people have grown accustomed to the idea you can’t discriminate against someone just because they are gay, then the laws will be ok, even if the bigots still don’t like them.

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    So, their constant whining about being made fun of….

    If we aren’t allowed to make fun of them, it’s like being forced to sit in the pews!

    They would probably be ok with that, until a protestant was forced to go to a catholic church, or vice versa. (That would be kinda fun to watch, for a while, though).

  • peterh

    “…they can’t violate the laws of nature and of nature’s God…”

    Epic fail.

    They can’t violate the laws that are on the books; the courts have no interest in “the laws of nature and of nature’s God.”

  • eric

    When I was a young guy, the draft was a hot issue,” he added. “Okay, well we’re being conscripted, the whole country’s being conscripted into a pride parade, and I don’t want to be in that parade.”

    I think maybe it’s time you took the Village People’s “In the Navy” off of repeat.

  • whheydt

    When I was a young guy the draft was on my mind too. That was because a lot of us didn’t fancy toting a gun in a SE Asian jungle putting our lives at risk to prop up just another right-wing dictatorship.

  • hunter

    “Seriously, is there anyone in the Christian right who can construct a coherent argument?”

    They don’t have to — their followers will believe whatever they’re told, as long as the person telling them is a True Christian (TM).