Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Michelle Bachmann's Loss of "Religious Freedom"

Michelle Bachmann says that Minnesota's approval of gay marriage denies "religious freedom" to those who oppose it. 

I don't get that. Folks who oppose gay marriage can remain so; if their gay children get married, they don't have to go to the wedding. Their churches don't have to open their doors to gay weddings; their pastors don't have to officiate. No one's telling anyone to do anything, or stop anything. 

Nothing changes for them. 

It's like saying: "Giving my neighbors the right to have a dog in their apartment takes away my freedoms to not have a dog." In logic, one of the first lessons learned: "A" does not imply "B." 

Freedom to marry for LGBTQ persons does not mean a loss of freedom for those who oppose such freedom. No way, no how.