I promise that politics is not going to become a regular, or even a frequent recurring feature on this blog. But this needs to be spread.
Supporting a candidate who opposes marriage equality is supporting a candidate who opposes American values. It violates freedom of religion. It violates equality under law. It violates the right to privacy.
You don't want gay marriage in your church: go for it. I support that 100%. You don't want to associate with folks who are homosexual: go for it. I support your right to associate with folks of your choosing. The problem lies in when you ask the state to step in and demand that everyone support that choice. It is against American principles. To be fair: I think that the bans on homosexual marriage are unconstitutional. Under freedom of religion. Under equal protection under the law. It is likewise against the vision of smaller government imprint in our lives, which is supposed to be the hallmark of American principles.
We have a sickness in the party, and the support of Evangelicals, Fundamentalists, Catholics and Mormons who oppose marriage equality under religious grounds is in violation of the supposed stalwart attempts to a strict Constitutionalist interpretation of our governance. Every time you tout states' rights, that means that you should be supporting states that have decided enough is enough, and if the Federal government won't get off its butt and take this all the way to the Supreme Court to strike down these gross violations of citizens' rights.
The party of LIncoln should in no way, shape, or form be a supporter of limiting citizens' rights. And that so many leap to abrogate their responsibility to freedom of religion... that means that folks are free from other folks' interpretations of what their faith ought to be... it angers me, because that isn't the Americanism I was brought up on. It shames me, and it shames the nation.
Freedom of religion means that sometimes folks do things you don't like. But so long as it's not in your church, then it's none of your damn business.