A well-liked, Christian man in England had his salary reduced by 40% after posting a comment on his Facebook page in which he stated that the government should not force churches to perform same-sex “marriage” ceremonies. And a Christian couple running a bed and breakfast in their family home in England was fined almost $6,000 for hurting the feelings of a gay couple by refusing to rent a room to them. The headline to Amanda Platell’s report on the first of these two cases said it all: “The real hate crime is persecuting a decent man for his beliefs.”...
Why is Brown giving all these English examples? This isn't England. They can pass whatever discrimination laws they want, and we can pass ours. But we have a Bill of Rights that guarantees free speech, including hate speech. In Germany you can run afoul of the law by denying the Holocaust, but we have people who do it all the time, and they have every right to do so. The Gallaudet University woman who was fired will have a GREAT case for a lawsuit and will win. She should not have been fired. But did you notice that the ministers who have been the most vocal in favor of the gay-marriage law in Maryland -- have even appeared in TV ads for it -- are marching with those who support the woman's right to oppose it.
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