On Monday, September 12, the Huffington Post reported that conservative members of Congress sent five staffers to attend a politically conservative Christian seminar that is opposed to gay marriage. So what is the problem here? The story itself tells us that the expenditure to send federal employees to a conservative Christian sponsored political seminar on Gay Rights is perfectly “legal.”
The emphasis here is that the group in Indiana is a politically conservative Christian organization fighting against one segment of our community because of their sexual orientation. That would indicate that the anti-gay marriage fight is based on religion.
If the movement is supported as a religious fight against what they believe to be a “sin” in the eyes of the Christian God, or gods, and wholly based on biblical writings, then the anti-gay marriage laws appear to be inserting Christian values into American law, and;
If these biblical values are supported by legislators, state or federal, and are enacted as the law of the land, then it appears that government is making a law “respecting an establishment of religion.”
Therefore, all anti-gay marriage laws should be deemed unconstitutional under the “Establishment Clause” of the First Amendment.