Saturday, June 27, 2015
A Question for the (Il)liberal Christian Audience
For those of you who were in favor of yesterday's historic, Supreme Court decision (and it was a decision and not an interpretation) what do you honestly think about private institutions like colleges who refuse to hire practicing homosexuals? I will presume that most of you were against the recent Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, so you have little problem with the government using its coercive power to either fine/imprison small business owners or make them violate their conscience. And you were in favor of forcing every single state in the union to recognize gay "marriages" rather than letting the people of the states decide.
Are you also in favor of coercing every single private college either to hire practicing homosexuals or be denied federal aid in the form of grants and loans? I don't see why you would be opposed to this given the reasons I have seen (and I know what a lot of my secular colleagues think.) I assume that you would be in favor of coercing them too by cutting off funds. But I'll be interested to hear whether my assumption is wrong and what your reasons are. (I'd be particularly interested to hear from any of my colleagues but I'm open to thoughts from anyone).