The 'real issue' re: religious freedom

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A constitutional law expert argues that a report addressing tensions between freedom of religion and special rights for homosexuals misses the point.

The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, issued the report and offers solutions that would supposedly resolve conflicts with Christians like Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue licenses for unnatural marriage.

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But Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel tells OneNewsNow the problem is that the report "kicks religious liberty to the curb."

"They do not respect our deep traditions of religious freedom. They mouth religious freedom; they say that you're free to believe, but you're not free to act, and you're not free, as they say, to impose your beliefs on someone else," Staver observes. "But the fact is neither Kim Davis nor any of the other people are imposing their views on anyone."

He notes that bakers, photographers and motel owners who object to the homosexual lifestyle are not imposing their views on anyone; they are simply living out those views in every aspect of their lives.

"I think this really underscores not the principle of the ACLU, because they lost that a long time ago, but the ideological curve that they look through at the world," the attorney poses. "They see everything through this ideology, and they sacrifice our long-cherished traditions of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience on the altar of the homosexual agenda."

Staver concludes that the Kim Davises of the world just want to do their jobs without homosexuals forcing their agenda on them. That, he says is "the real issue."

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