Sally Kohn is a lesbian, CNN contributor and has a law degree (allegedly). She's also a militant gay fascist who would like to force Bible-believing Christians out of the public sphere and probably into camps if she had her way. As The Federalist's Robert Tracinski wrote, she's a decidedly illiberal "liberal."
What is interesting about Kohn’s piece is that it reveals the mechanism by which “liberals” have become systematically illiberal. I’m old enough to remember a time when they supposedly just wanted to regulate the economy but wanted the government to stay out of our personal lives, particularly our sex lives. All of that now seems hopelessly antique, and Kohn’s column reveals why: the power to control our economic lives contains within it the power to control everything else.
Why does Kohn presume that the government has the right to force the Hitching Post in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, to perform gay weddings? Because it is a business rather than a non-profit organization. In the worldview of the so-called liberal, to engage in commerce is to deliver yourself bound hand-and-foot to the state.
On Twitter, user TheRightWingM posted this question on whether or not a business had a legal duty to do business with someone whose views, beliefs and behaviors that they found objectionable.
I realize it's Twitter, but WTF? "Political views are not protected under Const(titutional) interpretation...." Kohn's correct that newspapers are not legally obligated (allowed isn't the right word) to print ads they don't want to (I'm not sure what a "positional ad" is, but it's irrelevant). That's because they're a private business and they can refuse to take your money to print an ad. Just like a photographer can refuse to take your picture, a baker can refuse to bake you a cake or a minister can refuse to marry gays.
Oops, that's the point, right? Kohn wants the government to force private businesses to do her bidding when it comes to the photographer, the baker and the minister. Most newspapers will probably fall into line rather than having to be forced by Kohn and her ilk.
Later in the day, Aaron Worthing (aka Walker), schooled Kohn on the Constitution, and it really is an epic beatdown. Read it all here.
What is clear from all of this is that there's no more "live and let live" when it comes to homosexuality in American society. Christians failed to articulate the case for "traditional" one man-one woman marriage and American culture will suffer for it. When it comes to the Constitution and the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of religion, it must be made secondary to the whims of gay fascists like Kohn. As I put it succinctly on Twitter:
— Matthew Hoy (@hoystory) October 28, 2014