(but who didn’t know that?)
The Democratic Party seems determined to be the enemy of religious liberty. Secretary Clinton and the administration tried to re-imagine the first amendment as protecting “freedom to worship” instead of free exercise of religion. Obamacare demands that people buy insurance that covers abortion drugs, no matter their religious convictions about abortion. Now prominent Democratic mayors in Chicago and Boston are trying to keep Chick-fil-a from opening restaurants because the owner of Chick-fil-a opposes gay marriage.
Leaving aside the oath to support, protect, and defend the Constitution, is this good politics? I’d have thought it would antagonize more voters than it might attract. Maybe by this time everyone who cares about the constitution has already made up his mind who to vote for (or at least who not to vote for), and the Party bosses hope to rally the far-left Democratic base. Come out and vote Democrat – stick it to the Christians! And the businessmen! And especially the Christian businessmen!
But it’s not because they’re Christians, right? It’s because they have the same medieval view of marriage that President Obama had when he ran for office, before he won and evolved. But unlike President Obama four years ago, these guys are screaming bigots. No, it’s got nothing to do with religion. It’s just because of some businessmen’s egregious homophobic bigotry that Democrats in Boston and Chicago may be less than welcoming.
That’s why the mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, opposes Chik-fil-a but was happy to aid the construction of a mosque for the Islamic Society of Boston. Although according to the Boston Herald Imam Yusef al-Qaradawi, listed as a trustee, thinks those God-cursed sodomites should be executed, the Imam concludes they should get “the same punishment as any sexual pervert.” It’s this even-handedness that distinguishes the great and peaceful religion of Islam from the repressive intolerance of Christianity, and of far-left politicians.