A War on the Constitution, not Christianity

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.

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About David Rosman

David is the winner of the Missouri Press Foundation's "Best Columnist" in 2013 (First Place) and 2014 (Second Place), the 2016 Harold Riback Award for excellence in writing, and the winner of the 2007 Interactive Media Award for excellence in editing.
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