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Friday, August 22, 2008

Gay rights trump religious freedom according to California Supreme Court

The California Supreme Court, which recently legalized same-sex marriage, has ruled by a 7-0 vote that homosexual rights trump religious freedom. The ruling barred doctors, because of their Christian beliefs, from withholding unnecessary medical care to gays and lesbians. The ruling says that under state law sexual orientation rights trump religious freedom....Justice Joyce Kennard wrote in the ruling that two Christian fertility doctors who refused to artificially inseminate a lesbian have neither a free speech right nor a religious exemption from the state's law, which "imposes on business establishments certain antidiscrimination obligations."...Doctors at the Christian clinic referred the lesbian to another clinic, but the lesbian refused their referral - demanding that the Christian clinic perform the procedure. When the Christian doctors refused to violate their religious convictions, the lesbian sued and the Supreme Court gave her the victory.....This ruling will affect every business in California. If a similar victory in a federal court is won, every business in America will be affected. ....For example: Alabama Fertility Specialists (AFS) has begun a campaign to bring Honda of Alabama to its knees because Honda will not cover artificial insemination for a lesbian in it’s insurance.....Honda advised their insurance carrier to "exclude domestic partners (same-sex partners) from ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) benefits including diagnostic services related to fertility/infertility..."

Why can't a doctor refer a patient to another doctor when a procedure interferes with their religious belief....because the liberal gay and lesbian right groups think their rights are not equal but trump the rights of others (namely Christians)groups who oppose them.....this is scary stuff... Christians (whether liberal or conservative should see this ruling as a dangerous precedent for religious freedom in the U.S. and for the world. We cannot let the courts dictate our rights, as Christians, for our rights are just as protected under the Constitution as any other group looking for equal protection. Giving in and not standing up tothe the religous persecution that is happening more and more in the United States is to , in effect, deny your belief in God and his son Jesus Christ. Check out more on the American Family Association website at http://www.afa.net/

4 comments:

The Guy By The Door said...

For religious people to request special rights in the workplace is just as wrong as special rights for homosexuals. When there is a seven to zero, 100% unanimous opinion you can usually figure out that the decision was correct.

Jody L. Wilcox said...
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Anonymous said...

I think that it is another way of forcing command upon the people of a nation that was built on the basis of "Under God" with freedom of all god given rights SPELLED out in our Constitution that gives us those rights.
With the passing of this bill, basically means this...The Supreme Courts want to TAKE AWAY our Constitutional Rights given to us by our four fathers. This bill demands that our doctors can no longer say 'I can not treat you (for any reason I choose).'This is UNCONSTITUTIONAL for removing their right to speech and choice.
When the courts win these 'battles' they are basically removing our rights as a nation and a person and burning the flag and constitution while laughing in our face saying you are no longer free, but the courts slave to what ever we want you to do. Live it and be happy for you have nothing else to do but what we say to do.
There was a famous quote stated in a movie year’s back that holds true, but only works if acted upon by the populous, "The needs of many out way the needs of the few, or the one!"
This bill was passed by the one for the few. We put these judges in office to protect our rights and they do what they want, not what we want. We put them in office, why can’t we take them out when they start dictating new laws instead of upholding the ones we have now?


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Ragnor Kano

Jody L. Wilcox said...

The point here is simple, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the United States protects us from religious persecution from our government and gives us the right for the pursuit of happiness; if a person (a doctor) is forced by the government to perform a procedure goes against their religious beliefs both of these rights have been lost. This ruling sets a dangerous precedent for all of us that our government can dictate what rights are valid and what rights are not and use this ruling to cause further rights to be negated in the future as they see fit. The lesbian couple was given a referral to another doctor who would have performed the procedure so this is not about the denial of medical care, it is about the liberal gay agenda forcing people, protected under the constitution, to do things they believe are against their religious beliefs (thus putting their special interest ahead of others.) Every judgment that deletes one right effects all rights and the more we look to control religious rights in the name of allowing others “special rights“ than the more we loosen the greatness of the Constitution itself. In the long run and this can lead to a fascist state where the government controls what we do, say, hear and believe and that is not America. The protection of religious freedom of the American constitution is one of the cornerstones of why our construction has withstood the test of time while others have not. As far as the judges rule, if a 7-0 vote always was perfect we wouldn’t have a appeal process in the courts ……the majority is not always right and that is why we have a constitution to protect us from discrimination.