Even where “religious freedoms” is the justifying argument pushed forth, the real issue is male dominance, male privilege, and an emphasis on tradional gender roles.
American Theocracy: Analyzing the Religious Right
Daesh, or its american counterparts are not really about Religion, even as they claim it as their justification. Their only real motive is power and domination, and if we are going to stop them, we must see this distinction. This is a crucial point.
Kim Davis wasn’t elected to be judge over others. She can personally believe same-sex couples are sinning and headed for Hell, but she has no right to use her personal opinions to take away other peoples’ rights. She is an elected public servant, not public moral judge.
The liability Davis faces is serious. Fines, possible jail time and even being removed from her elected position. There are two other ideas that I haven’t seen anyone really mention yet.
Klein paints the problem as a lack of communication, rather than her unwillingness to serve the public without discrimination.
Josh Duggar is a shining example of how a rigid, unrealistic, and hurtful fringe fundamentalist mindset harms those under its control.
Homophobia is taught and learned within the family, which s one reason why anti-LGBTQ zealots fight so hard against the legal acknowledgement of same-sex relationships and the evolving definition of “family.”
These comments may have been made directly related to the issue if ISIS and muslim extremists, but the same must hold true for any who use religion as a pretext for violence against others. Including violent attacks based on gender expression, identity or sexual orientation.
Contrary to Jennifer’s dilutions, same-sex couples are doing more to promote marriage and strengthen the institution of marriage! This is evidenced in the first linked post by Stephanie- a woman who found attending a marriage for a same-sex couple strengthened her own marriage to her opposite sex partner.
Two courts agree more than anything else. The only people who are claiming there is a “free speech” argument to be made are by the religious proponents of conversion therapy, and that argument has now lost in two different circuit courts.