Don’t you just love how the “libertarians” at the Locke Foundation (a group who’s director claims he’s opposed to the Marriage Discrimination Amendment but who won’t lift a finger to actually help the effort to defeat it) still find little ways to subtly defend the pro-discrimination/pro-hate message in the name of “liberty”?
Check out this morning’s “Carolina Journal Exclusive” in which the Locke people have turned over their morning column to a conservative UNC student so he can complain about a UNC decision to review the action of a “Christian” singing group to boot out a gay student because of his beliefs about homosexuality. How dare anyone question the group’s right to kick out someone because of his personal opposition to hate and discrimination? And, of course, we know the decision to kick him out had nothing to do with the fact that he is gay; it’s just his belief that homosexuality is not a sin that has the group up in arms.
As an aside, does this mean that it would be okay for a “Christian” singing group that thought interracial marriage to be a sin to kick out someone who thought otherwise?
This is not to say that there aren’t some complicated aspects to this debate. It does seems reasonable for, say, a political group to be able to establish some kind of belief litmus tests. But this is pretty easily distinguishable from a publicly sanctioned and subsidized singing group kicking out members because they are opposed to discrimination.
Of course, as the Huffington Post wryly noted this morning, there are a lot of other Biblical “sins” and beliefs that are grounds for discipline by “Christians.” I’m sure it’ll just be a matter of time before the “Christian” singing group will be booting members who believe it’s okay to get rounded haircuts or to have tattoos.
Can’t wait for the Lockers to run an op-ed promoting that decision.