Have to give you credit for going on Fox and Friends and defending the Memories Pizza establishment.
No doubt,that took guts. However,i listened carefully and picked out something you might not have been aware you were doing.
You weren’t really defending freedom of religion-it was more about defending same sex relationships as a civil right. Same sex attraction and race are not equivalent. Not by a long shot.
The problem that came up for Memories Pizza [and the statement that caused the firestorm ]had nothing to do with civil rights.TOTAL NON ISSUE. It’s about freedom of religion.PERIOD.
The other really troubling aspect of the whole situation was the reaction.What should have been condemned was the bullying,intimidation and THREATS.People want to engage in same sex behavior-feel free. Can people of the same gender be married? Nope. Marriage is between one man/one woman for life.You may think otherwise but because i recognize that it is intrinsically evil i am not going to co-operate. I do not have to tolerate evil.Do i advocate threatening,bullying,intimidating or harming people with same sex attraction? Definitely NOT. i wouldn’t for a second even entertain the thought of throwing people out of windows to their death because they have the disorder.
I’m Catholic. Same sex marriage is intrinsically evil. Orthodox Judaism forbids same sex relations.It’s in the Torah.
There isn’t a law on the planet that is going to force me to violate my conscience. So if a known homosexual would come to my establishment for a servic,e i would provide it.In fact, I would treat him/her very well. If a known homosexual came to my establishment and requested a service or product for a same sex ceremony then i would refuse. Nor would i rent out a room to same sex partners or a male/female cohabitating-even for one night. Not going to happen.Co-habitating aka shacking up in my day.
The Little Sisters of the Poor are not going to provide contraception or abortion and they’re not going to sign off so an insurance company can do it(by proxy).
Why do we-in this case Catholics- have to go to court to fight for a fundamental right that we’re guaranteed?
It’s about freedom of religion and that isn’t confined to worship. Unfortunately the poor woman at Memories Pizza hadn’t even refused the service-she only expressed her beliefs that it was wrong and she couldn’t do it IF the situation came up. I’m sure same sex partners can find establishments that will provide for them.They don’t have to seek out Christian/Orthodox Jewish establishments just so they can cry disrimination. Eventually the government will probably attempt to get Christian pastors,priests,rabbis to perform same sex ceremonies. Mark my words.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states the following:
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
Homosexuals and Chastity
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.
2360 Sexuality is ordered to the conjugal love of man and woman. In marriage the physical intimacy of the spouses becomes a sign and pledge of spiritual communion. Marriage bonds between baptized persons are sanctified by the sacrament.
You identified yourself as a gay woman on Fox and Friends. It is not your identity.Your identity is Tammy Bruce,a woman who is an incredible person-one of a kind.