Faith discrimination

Posted Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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To my understanding, a new San Antonio ordinance prohibits discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, but it very clearly discriminates against Christians and people of faith who stand for traditional marriage and traditional values.

It tries to silence one group while defending another.

A bakery in Oregon, owned by Christians, chose not to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. After months of harassment, they recently had to close.

According to Texas Values, “Individuals that hold a biblical view of sexuality and marriage can be barred from involvement with city government. Churches could be forced to allow their facilities to be used for same-sex civil unions. Business owners could be sued and fined for not providing benefits to unmarried same-sex couples. Children could be forced to share bathrooms at school with those that choose a ‘transgender’ identity and are of the opposite sex.”

Isn’t this discrimination against people of faith?

— Sandra Lewis,


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