Founded on lies, the militant, homosexual community continues to lie when they argue that SSM (same gender marriage) will not affect our society, especially for citizens that support traditional marriage and are against SSM. Perhaps the lies gain traction with those that refuse to understand what the implications will be, once SSM becomes law in all states and revel in their ignorance, but for Jim and Mary O'Reilly, those implications are very real.
“We have never refused rooms or dining or employment to gays or lesbians. Many of our guests have been same-sex couples. We welcome and treat all people with respect and dignity. We do not however, feel that we can offer our personal services wholeheartedly to celebrate the marriage between same-sex couples because it goes against everything that we as Catholics believe in.” This is a quote by Jim and Mary O’Reilly, owners of the Wildflower Inn in Lydonville, VT. as reported by Catholicculture.org. They also went on to say, “The Wildflower Inn has always served -- and will continue to serve -- everyone in our community but no one can force us to abandon our deeply held beliefs about marriage.”
The O'Reilly's were sued by a lesbian couple for their refusal to host their wedding reception at their inn and so incurred a lawsuit brought on by the ACLU for the lesbian couple. Catholicculture.org also reports that, "Under the terms of the settlement, the Wildflower Inn will pay $10,000 to the Vermont Human Rights Commission and $20,000 to a charitable trust governed by the lesbian couple. The inn will also stop hosting weddings."
Do we understand what this is? This is another attempt by militant gays to coerce society with litigation if they do not comply nor accept homosexuality as a normal and viable lifestyle. The money paid by the O'Reilly's is extortion. We are told over and over again that allowing SSM to become law will in no way affect the rest of us that refuse to recognize such unions as a marriage. Yet, here we are again. Militant gays are liars. They know their agenda is not swaying or changing the minds of the majority of the citizenry of this nation, so they resort to lawsuits, expensive at that, in order to promote their hatred of traditional marriage, and hatred it is.
But an odd thing is happening in these blatent attempts to force people to do things against their conscience. In refusing to comply to the gay agenda to acknowledge SSM, people are standing up for their right to act on their conscience and faith that tells them homosexual acts are wrong and that there is no such thing as SSM. They are allowing their businesses to suffer rather than submitting themselves to the denial of their faith. The lesbian couple may think they won by having the O'Reilly's settle out of court, but the end result is the same: they were refused the use of the inn even though the owners may suffer for it.
I'm sure they will find some other venue to host their sham wedding reception, but it won't be the one belonging to the O'Reilly's. That much has been made clear. Other's have been threatened by lawsuits for refusing to acknowledge SSM thus refuting the pro gay lie of, "SSM will not affect anyone else." Canada is rife with litigation of those that refuse to accommodate gay weddings, whether through refusal to photograph SSM, or baking wedding cakes, etc. This country is well on it's way also, as more faithful Christians are brought to task for not accepting the gay agenda. Jack Phillips of Colorado has recently said, after refusing to make a wedding cake for an "engaged" same sex couple that he'd rather see his business closed before compromising his beliefs. This is strong stuff. These kinds of decisions are not easy to make, yet we are seeing them made more and more by faithful Christians.
Nothing good comes from coercing people to do something their consciences tells them is wrong. I feel that the gay community will find themselves in a back lash of anger against them for trying to force their lifestyle on others and trampling on our consciences. I fear that all dignity and respect that the non-militant homosexual has been fighting for all these years will come crashing down upon them because of the few immoral, angry, and violent gays that want to force the issue. The more law suits are brought up against faithful Christians for not accepting SSM, the more the gay lies will be exposed for all to see.
We have heard from the militant gays for years, spewing their hatred against Catholics and all faithful Christians. It is now time for the reasonable voices of the homosexual community to sound off against what they themselves see as a dismantling of a society of all it's dignity and God given value. I know that any homosexual that attempts to contradict the militants gets persecuted by them, but as with the O'Reilly's, there comes a time when one has to stand up and voice their opposition to such destruction of a society that all should be enjoying and not let the minority rule. Let us hope that fear of militant gays does not paralyze them for long. It is time for them to speak out against this immorality for that is what it is. Pure and simple.