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Bishop Harry Jackson: One Man, One Woman

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In a well-articulated piece, Bishop Harry Jackson explains the specific threats that same-sex “marriage” poses to society.  Can real marriage and same-sex “marriage” peacefully coexist?  According to Bishop Jackson, not without severe consequences for people of faith.  What are some of the conflicts?

— You can teach your children that marriage is between a man and a woman, but your children’s D.C. schools will teach them that marriage includes same-sex couples.

— You can teach your children that there are important spiritual and societal reasons to believe only in traditional marriage. But your children will be told that gay marriage is a civil rights issue, and that those opposing it are akin to the racists of history who opposed interracial marriage and supported slavery.

— You can be a counselor, physician or attorney who believes in traditional marriage, but if you act in concert with your beliefs, you could lose your professional license and your livelihood.

— You can provide services to the wedding industry and be sued or fined for refusing to be part of a same-sex wedding.

— You can be a religious charity providing adoption services, but if you refuse to provide services to a same-sex couple, you have to abandon your beliefs or end your mission.

— Your church can teach that same-sex marriage is not appropriate, but if you are too active politically on the issue, your tax exemption may be revoked.

Why is this important for West Virginians – or anyone outside the DC beltway?  Bishop Jackson explains:

These are not hypothetical conflicts.  They have already emerged and will become increasingly frequent.  Whether or not you are a resident of the District, you need to be concerned about this legislation.  Unlike votes in other states, this legislation will set in motion a review by Congress and a potential ballot initiative in the District.

via One Man, One Woman — Only – washingtonpost.com.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

May 11, 2009 at 2:30 pm

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  1. “You can teach your children that marriage is between a man and a woman, but your children’s D.C. schools will teach them that marriage includes same-sex couples.”

    Because that will be the truth. It’s up to a parent, if they want, to teach their child that same-sex marriage is wrong. You don’t get to pretend it doesn’t exist merely because you do not agree with it.

    “You can teach your children that there are important spiritual and societal reasons to believe only in traditional marriage. But your children will be told that gay marriage is a civil rights issue, and that those opposing it are akin to the racists of history who opposed interracial marriage and supported slavery.”

    Are you not confident enough in your own arguments? If your arguments are correct, then those of we who oppose you should not matter, should they?

    “You can be a religious charity providing adoption services, but if you refuse to provide services to a same-sex couple, you have to abandon your beliefs or end your mission.”

    Or you can stop being tax free.

    Pay taxes and you can refuse your services to anyone. That’s the way it works.

    morsec0de

    May 11, 2009 at 3:17 pm


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