In 2006 Vanessa Willock asked Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin, owners of Elane Photography, to photograph a same-sex “commitment ceremony” in the town of Taos.
Huguenin and her husband declined the job because their Christian beliefs were in conflict with the message communicated by the ceremony.
Willock found another photographer at a cheaper price but nevertheless filed a complaint with the New Mexico Human Rights Commission accusing Elane Photography of discrimination based on sexual orientation. She was later found guilty and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines.
“The Huguenins today can no more turn away customers on the basis of their sexual orientation – photographing a same-sex marriage ceremony – than they could refuse to photograph African-Americans or Muslims,” Justice Richard Bosson wrote in the court’s unanimous decision.
Bosson said the Christian photographers are now “compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives.”
“Though the rule of law requires it, the result is sobering,” he wrote. “It will no doubt leave a tangible mark on the Huguenins and others of similar views.”
Bosson said the case provokes reflection on what the nation is about.
“At its heart, this case teaches that at some point in our lives all of us must compromise, if only a little, to accommodate the contrasting values of others,” he wrote.
Slave – a person entirely under the domination of some influence or person.
According to this moron judge, this nation is about forcing someone to act against their principles. In essence, this moron believes the principles of the state trump the principles of the individual. At that point the individual is no longer allowed to act upon his conscience, he must obey whatever the state deems right and wrong even if it cuts across their principles.
The 1st Amendment is all about freedom of religion and freedom of speech. If black robed sociopaths are allowed to rule against it, then the 1st Amendment is in fact dead. You may only say and act as your local black robed sociopath tells you to.
This sociopath says that from time to time we must “compromise our values”. But the compromise of values is completely and totally one sided. The lesbians were not asked to compromise anything, the Christians were ordered to compromise everything. I am sure in the limited mental capacity of this black robed sociopath making the Christians compromise their beliefs some how legitimized the lesbian marriage. The lesbians are not told to respect the beliefs and values of the Christians.
Lets reverse the roles, the Christians ask the lesbians to photograph their wedding. The lesbians refuse. Does the case even make it before this judge? I believe the answer is absolutely not. This judge would not ask the lesbians to compromise on their beliefs.
Who is the slave and who is the freeman? Who is being forced to compromise and who is not? Tyranny has two classes of people, those who rule and those who are slaves to the ruling class. The ruling of this sociopath is tyrannical.
Those who call themselves Christians can expect more and more of this type of judicial activism.
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.