Bit by bit we are eating the big cake !!
This is a real worry. Anti-discrimination law should be a shield, not a sword. When religious groups are forced to offer their facilities to same-sex couples in violation of their own deeply-held principles, then something is desperately wrong.
“A Christian organization has a Constitutional right to use their facilities in a way that is consistent with their beliefs.” Who could disagree with that?
I think it depends on whether the beach pavillion is deemed a private or public space – if it is private, then yes they should be able to abide by their Christian beliefs. But if it is a publicly available space, then it needs to be available to everyone.
I agree it is a tricky one – just as religious rights shouldn’t trump gay rights, the same is also true. I don’t believe churches should be forced to allow gay marriages on their property. But, I do believe religious adoption agencies should consider gay and lesbian couples as potential adopters. . .
“A Christian organization has a Constitutional right to use their facilities in a way that is consistent with their beliefs.” -I agree with you rjb. It’s their constitutional rights that are being neglected here. Something’s really amiss here.