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Aug 23 2013

Photographers Ordered to Violate Religious Beliefs

If America is still a free country, explain this:

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday that two Christian photographers who declined to photograph a same-sex union violated the state’s Human Rights Act. One justice said the photographers were “compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives.”

The term “human rights” has been twisted to the point that it is synonymous with oppression. Our liberal rulers despise Christianity and revere sexual depravity; therefore you will too, or at least behave as if you do. Otherwise you will be punished in the name of “human rights.”

In 2006 Vanessa Willock asked Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin, owners of Elane Photography, to photograph a same-sex “commitment ceremony” in the town of Taos.

Huguenin and her husband declined the job because their Christian beliefs were in conflict with the message communicated by the ceremony.

Willock found another photographer at a cheaper price but nevertheless filed a complaint with the New Mexico Human Rights Commission accusing Elane Photography of discrimination based on sexual orientation. She was later found guilty and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines.

“The Huguenins today can no more turn away customers on the basis of their sexual orientation – photographing a same-sex marriage ceremony – than they could refuse to photograph African-Americans or Muslims,” Justice Richard Bosson wrote in the court’s unanimous decision.

That’s how favored homosexuals are now; they are listed at the very top of the PC caste system along with blacks and Muslims. Christians and anyone else with sufficient moral grounding to resist progressivism come in at the bottom.

In a free country, photographers would take the pictures they choose to take for their own reasons, not the pictures sanctimonious authoritarians command them to take for political reasons.

We cannot tolerate the current state of affairs and call ourselves Americans in any meaningful sense.

It’s not that the whole country has rejected freedom.

A recent Rasmussen survey found that 85 percent of Americans support the right of a photographer to refuse participating in a same-sex wedding.

We just don’t seem to be willing to fight for it anymore. Consequently, a malevolent minority (liberals comprise only about 20% of the population) is taking it away.

The solution? Call out liberalism for what it is: a disease. Fight it tooth and nail at every opportunity. Refuse to give an inch to it ever. The alternative is to let this intellectual gangrene keep gnawing away at our freedom and decency bit by bit until we have none left at all.

On a tip from Bo Jangles.

38 Responses to “Photographers Ordered to Violate Religious Beliefs”

  1. Eleanor in Hell says:

    Oy gevult! Like there are soooo many same-sex weddings that photogs will lose a ton of income by being “Already booked for that date. Sorry.”

  2. How long will it before the Catholic church is forced to do same-sex marriages or be shut down? Just something to think about but that is Obama’s and the liberals ultimate goal.

  3. KHarn says:

    I’ve warned about this for years: people talk about “CIVIL rights” but not about “CONSTITUTIONAL rights”. A civil right is just a PRIVLEDGE that the government bestows on a whim and can take away without notice or reason. Long ago, a teacher defined American rights for us; he simply said “Your rights end where they infringe on mine”.

    This is no different than the federal government of the nineteen fifties and sixties sending the FBI, US Marshals and the US Army into the south to settle “the race question” for us “ignorant southerners”.

  4. Phil Wilson says:

    Well, technically ordered to pay heavy penalties for refusing to violate they religious beliefs. But a clear 1A violation regardless. Truly disturbing.

  5. StanInTexas says:

    So it is now against the law to have an opinion that varies from the current orthodoxy.

    Are we paying attention yet?

  6. StanInTexas says:

    the awful people speak, so you solution to intolerance is to be abjectly intolerant towards Christians and anyone else that does not hold your same beliefs.


  7. Jimbo says:

    The radical homosexual lobby purposely targets Christians because the radical lobby is extremely evil, moral-less, and wholly hypocritical. To them, we MUST give up Christian morals or it will cost us – it already is; ask the photographer and the baker in Oregon. We MUST revere them – the courts have said so.

    Eventually it will cost us every earthly thing. Of course, we knew that going in. If any liberals want to call me hateful, I call them blind. Radical homosexual militants are guilty of everything they accuse everyone else of. They can all go straight to hell – I will bow before no man – especially stinking faggots.

  8. Dave Blount says:

    The Awful People Speak is that same obnoxious ankle-biter who was banned a while ago, so his comments have been deleted.

  9. StanInTexas says:

    Dave, thanks!

  10. StanInTexas says:

    the awful people speak, you will never get it.

    Here is a clear-cut case of a person being punished for their religious belief. You are defending your own intolerance by claiming someone else is intolerant JUST BECAUSE they disagree with you.

    YOU and everyone like you are what is most wrong with this country!

  11. StanInTexas says:

    TAPS, again, all you show is hatred and intolerance towards religious people. Why you think that makes you special is beyond me.

    Also beyond me is how you think you can take the words of the Bible out of context or backwards and think you can DEMAND I defend them.

    You have been repeatedly banned from this site, yet you work hard to find a way back in. What a small and pathetic person you are, always running back to the place where you are not welcome.

  12. Steve says:

    Be a shame if memory cards got fried or something. “Oh, sorry, here’s your money back.”

  13. KHarn says:


    Do you agree that a BLACK photographer should be punished for refusing to photograph a KKK rally?

    No you don’t.

  14. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    To those who criticize blog sites, yet continue to faithfully read and troll-post on them, I offer my 1933 response to those listeners who hated my Fireside Chats:

    “That’s why there are dials on radios.” 😮

  15. StanInTexas says:

    TAPS, again, I have no intention of trying to justify the false premise you set up. Run away crowing “I Win, I Win” if you’d like.

    The point of this discussion is simple. You openly expressed your hatred and intolerance of Christians. And you are happy that your bigotry is being upheld in the law. In that way and many others… YOU LOSE!

  16. StanInTexas says:

    Invisible Shy Man? Stupid Book? Yeah, you hate Christianity and all Christians.

    Your bigotry and intolerance is all you have.

  17. Spartan24 says:

    Looks like I missed the troll eradication. Darn. Oh well, I have to ask if the photog had been Muslim would they have gotten in trouble? We all know how Islam loves gays.

  18. Tax Slave says:

    Interesting that they mention Muslims. What if a Muslim photographer refused to take pictures of a homosexual marriage on HIS religious grounds? Does he have that right?

    Of course. You see, when Muslims’ rights are violated, they riot and cut people’s heads off. When Christians’ rights are violated, they go off and pray.

  19. Tax Slave says:

    Tired American,

    The Christian church will go underground like they did in ancient Rome and like they do in modern China and North Korea. The Roman Catholic Church stopped being part of the Body of Christ when it declared that Mary was without sin and didn’t need her Son’s death and resurrection to be saved, LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.

  20. It's 'Orrible says:

    The awful people? Glad I missed that terrible dismal awfulness.

  21. Spartan24 says:

    I am too- had about enough of that nonsense. You’re probably right, Muslims get too upset when they are offended or they feel their rights- read “special priviliges” are violated.

  22. Flu-Bird says:

    The stupid imperial judge needs to Human Rights Act shoved up their a** Screw Judge Stoud

  23. Joe says:

    When are these people going to turn down the dykes & fags by saying “sorry, that date is taken” or “sorry, we’ll be out of town that weekend”.

    So now go photograph the dykes. Just make sure every picture is blurry beyond recognition. They won’t want to hire you again.

  24. Tchhht!!! says:

    Hey queers!!! There are plenty of talented queer photographers out there that would love to have your business. I guess supporting your own takes a second seat to harassing those who don’t want your business. Well, I always said that homos are mentally defective. This is just more evidence.

  25. Kevin R. says:

    from Title 9 of the New Mexico regulation

    Z. “Public accommodation” means any establishment that provides or offers its services, facilities, accommodations or goods to the public, but does not include a bona fide private club or other place or establishment which is by its nature and use distinctly private.

    Private property is private property. Here they create a different kind of private property. It isn’t a new idea. It’s as old as the Progs.

    The issuing office of the all encompassing “rules” [dictates by any other name] is: New Mexico Department of Labor, Human Rights Division.

    The method of nationalizing by the Progs: have a agency redefine property rights surreptitiously.

    They’ve not only nationalized the property they’ve undermined the whole notion of Justice. The agency decides that a harm has been or could be committed. They create rules [dictates] to punish or prevent the said “harm.” This bypasses the judicial system were actual harm done to one party by another would have to be proved with evidence. (This was one of the great achievements of the enlightenment – in order to prevent the law and the courts to be the instruments of oppressive rulers.) Instead of being able to go to court defend yourself by rational standards of whether or not actual harm has been done you are denied your day in court and are judged only on whether or not you violated the “rules” of the Act.

    This is exactly the kind of judicial system a free country cannot have. It is the very stuff of despotism.

  26. wingmann says:

    “When tyrants ask you to yield one jot of your liberty, and you consent thereto, it is the first link forged in the chain that will eventually hold you in bondage.”
    Sam Houston

  27. Kevin R. says:

    Victorious Anti-Theist Troll says:
    Remember, I am the face of your opposition. I am highly educated, secular, rich, and white. You bitches need me to vote GOP

    Party politics. What a knucklehead that troll is.

    A free country needs you, troll, like a free country needs hole in the head.

  28. Eleanor in Hell says:

    Thank you, Dave, for cleaning out the trash in this thread.

    It’s annoying to have to scroll past long-winded, punctuationless bloviating that contributes nothing but shit-stirring and vitriol.
    (Reach for a dictionary, trolls) 👿

  29. Jester says:

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

  30. CGW409 says:

    Sounds like TAPS was yet another puppet of Jon then Jonn then Hillary’s Latino Army and now currently james.

  31. J.S. says:

    The First Amendment prohibits the state from compelling citizens to profess a belief or force them to act which violates their personal beliefs. “If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.”
    –Justice Robert Jackson (West Va. vs Barnette)

  32. Dave Blount says:

    Jon/John/James/HLA is one troll, TAPS is a different one. But they both switch names and IPs.

  33. Son of Taz says:

    I do contract videography and have encountered a few sames sex couples wanting to hire me. First question I ask is the name of the bride and groom. If they answer that it’s two guys, I then ask the date. I’ll always be booked.

    I’ve considered doubling and tripling my usual fee, and may do so in the near future. I hold no religious objection to homo marriage but it does irritate me that it exists because of the assh*les in my home state of Mass. So, if I’m going to do these “weddings”, then let them pay through the nose.

    I’d advise all photographers and videographers to follow these simple rules. Always ask their names first.

  34. Flu-Bird says:

    It looks like some of the judges from thei infamous 9th Circut Court now works for the NEW MEXICO STUPIDPREUM COURT

  35. daPengin says:

    so to add to what Joe said, OK so they can make me take the photos or bake the cake but they can’t make me do a good job. after all mistakes happen right, sorry about that, mixed up baking powder and baking soda who put the salt in the sugar container. those photos were all shot in bad light don’t know what happened. But as for Pastors and Clergy, the answer is simple… NO I cannot do this as it goes against my religion and the beliefs of my congregation and the Bible!

  36. Jodie says:

    This should serve as a lesson for those who say they are not worried about the NSA spying, because they aren’t doing anything wrong and have nothing to hide. In Obamaworld, you can be punished by law for NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG. Doing the right thing is now illegal.

  37. Flu-Bird says:

    Repeal the New Mexico Human Rights Act SCREW GAYS,SCREW THE RAINBOW FREAKS

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