Well, the Arizona governor caved. She vetoed the bill that would allow business persons to conduct their business according to their conscience. Many people approve of this veto, even Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann, but the law would only have protected people from being coerced into assisting at events and ceremonies to which they object. It is not as if the law was going to allow restaurant owners to refuse service to gay persons, or car mechanics to refuse service to a gay car owner. The law would have protected those business persons who saw their service as facilitating a gay ceremony to which they have religious objections.
So the homosexual activists have struck another victory in their push to make their lifestyle accepted by everyone as perfectly normal. Portraying themselves as victims of injustice and discrimination, they equate their sexual orientation with the equivalence of race.
What we are seeing is reverse discrimination against Christians who cannot take part in something that they consider to go against their beliefs. There is no lack of florists or bakers who will be willing to make a wedding cake or provide the flowers for a same-sex wedding, should one business owner refuse. This is a vendetta against the minority of business owners who do not wish (and feel that they cannot) provide services for an event that they consider counter to their beliefs.
No one is saying that a gay person cannot shop in a certain store or eat in a certain restaurant; what is at stake here is a very specific section of business services that can easily be found elsewhere. Why the drive to corner these people and make them comply? Or worse still, why will they be sued and driven out of business because they won't provide the service requested. It is not as if that service cannot be found somewhere else and quite easily.
This is tyranny.
A young student emailed me during a discussion we were having about abortion. She said that she was distressed that, in objecting to abortion, I was trying to undo what she and her feminist friends had managed to achieve for themselves: reproductive freedom. I replied that, from my standpoint, she and her friends had managed to undo what I and other Christians had long held as protection for the unborn. One person's idea of freedom is what can take away someone else's.
So too with gay rights. Now that the consensus is on their side, the LGBT community is succeeding in getting their "rights" to trump those of others in society. But whose values are being overturned? I maintain that it is the values on which our countries were founded that are being ransacked by people who think their behaviour deserves to be acknowledged, accepted, and proclaimed as perfectly normal. Even on a natural level, the results of medical tests are convincing doctors that this behaviour reaps its own grisly rewards.