It's not about forcing churches to perform homosexual weddings. It's about all that new tax money.
Naaaaa...mooslimz are O'Kingod-ober-allus... kissin-butz-buddies!!
The government has no intention in trying to perform same-sex weddings and this was covered in the majority opinion. Actually, huge numbers of Christian, Jewish, Wiccan, Buddhist and -yes-Muslim clergy already happily perform same sex marriages. Gays don't need any backwards church to get married.
 June 12, 2015 at 10:54am
Well, in the USA, the Free Exercise Clause trumps God’s rules, where official government stuff is concerned. You’re just gonna have to come up with a better reason against gay marriage than “because Bible”.
 June 12, 2015 at 10:22am
TGD: They still qualify under the Constitution as religious institutions, though.
F’ing Free Exercise Clause, how does it work?
 June 12, 2015 at 10:20am
termyt: Then fight the activists and agenda-warriors on those fronts. Flouting statistics and tertiary effects have led to the worst restrictive laws in recent history. We can defeat the leftist-statists without encouraging the nanny-statists.
June 12, 2015 at 10:17am
Show me where, in Genesis, God performed a wedding and said “I declare you husband and wife” to Adam & Eve. No, “be fruitful and multiply” doesn’t count.
I’m not belittling marriage; I worship God, not a book.
 June 12, 2015 at 10:14am
“It’s not truth, but simply something they hold to in an attempt to eradicate God.”
Why would God be eradicated if evolution is found to be true? Would it really ruin your faith if God actually started the “big bang”, and then created DNA and the other basic building blocks of life, and guided evolution along its course? Science and religion don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
 May 29, 2015 at 9:41am
Last I heard they were a great country to do business in. The music is pretty cool too.
 May 29, 2015 at 9:36am
And let’s not forget the NINTH Amendment, either. “The enumeration… of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” That means we have all sorts of rights, even if the Constitution doesn’t mention them, as long as we aren’t taking away the life, liberty or property of others.
And you know the original purpose of the marriage license was, right? To make sure nobody was interracially marrying (in some states, anyway). Funny how a lot of our restrictive laws start out with racist intentions.
 March 10, 2015 at 12:15pm
This is why I am not a big fan of the new “keyless ignition” features in the newer cars. You know that’s next… they’ll be able to mimic your keychain transmitter that allows the push-button starting, and all of a sudden, GTA!
Getting a key copied – or re-created from just a lock – seems to be a lot harder now. Which is why I don’t want any push-button-to-start cars.
I know, right? And I'm pretty sure that Sharpstown never even had their own police department. These guys are security guards, hired by the Homeowners Association of a neighborhood...
 February 26, 2015 at 12:53pm
Yeah, but something as hard as an apple could be deadly. Wasn’t it traditionally that bad performers got tomatoes thrown at them?
Where’s John Cleese when you need him… “How to defend yourself against someone holding a piece of fresh fruit!”
[-1] February 13, 2015 at 11:37am
The consanguineous thing… that may fall, based on the fact that if they’re two consenting adults, they have a right to marry. Not something I personally agree that they should be doing, though.
Human-animal marriages, however… no court or legislative body will take that seriously.
F’ing contract law, how does it work?
 January 28, 2015 at 10:06am
Yeah, I was looking forward to a GoDaddy Super Bowl ad that didn’t involve sexual innuendo. Something tells me that’s exactly what’s gonna be substituted.
January 28, 2015 at 10:01am
Well, it’s his choice… though, remember when Linus was just “the guy who succeeded Peter in leading Christ’s ministry”?
 January 28, 2015 at 9:56am
It’s Utah. Go figure. The same state where one school photoshopped more modest clothing on yearbook photos.
 January 28, 2015 at 9:49am
That’s already being done (well, synthetically… Google “Marinol”) … and that’s only gonna fuel the “Down with Big Pharma” fire.
January 15, 2015 at 1:51pm
freebird: To be fair, that’s taking place in England. Here in America, they’d hit the First Amendment brick wall (and so far, that’s still standing).
 January 15, 2015 at 1:42pm
Are you saying ALL gays and lesbians believe this way? Because that’s just like saying the New Black Panthers speak for everyone in the African race. Talk about strawmen…
 January 15, 2015 at 10:24am
“If it is a private business and not serving the public, then yes, you may discriminate on who you do business with. But if your business serves the public, you must serve the whole public.”
I’m curious to know how you define a “private business”, Mr. Wizard. To me, a private business is one not directly owned or run by the government. Are you talking about a business that doesn’t advertise? That has to rely only on word of mouth? That only people who have an invitation can do commerce with you?
If there’s no contract, there shouldn’t be any coercion to serve.