Video: Why Comparing Those Who Believe in Traditional Marriage to Racists Is Wrong

COMMENTARY Religious Liberty

Video: Why Comparing Those Who Believe in Traditional Marriage to Racists Is Wrong

Dec 1st, 2017 1 min read
COMMENTARY BY
Kelsey Harkness

Senior News Producer, The Daily Signal

Kelsey is senior news producer at The Daily Signal covering education reform and social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage.
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In this Facebook Live interview, Kelsey Harkness from The Daily Signal sat down with Ryan Bomberger, founder and chief creative officer at The Radiance Foundation, and Jonathan Alexandre, director of Public Policy at Liberty Counsel, to discuss why comparing those who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman to racists is a false analogy.

 

When it comes to marriage, the government should not compel artists to communicate messages against their convictions. Ryan Bomberger said, “As a creative professional, the government should not dictate what I can create, where I can create it. And that’s what they’re doing with Jack Phillips.”

 

Rreligion and civil rights go hand in hand. Alexandre noted, “[D]uring the 60’s and even through today, we relied on religious liberty principles.” In discussing marriage, “certainly the First Amendment should be the bedrock in this discussion.”