There is a quote by Edmund Burke that says, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The problem becomes when an action is considered evil and wrong.
If a clerk of courts refuses a court order to provide marriage certificates to same sex marriages, she may be following her consideration of evil and wrong and truly believe her stance is God centered. A gay couple may instead, see the clerk as the essence of evil. Each perspective is seen from the eyes viewing the situation, from the experiences, from the religious teachings, from the cultural aspect, etc. So then, each can feel the other is THE perpetuator of evil.
So, we leave it to the courts to decide what is right and wrong. Who is deserving of the rights, either to refuse service or to marry. The courts decided what the rights to upheld are. The courts have decided what the United States “right” is. Not what someone’s interpretation of God’s decree is or should be.
The reason we must turn to our courts is due to our diversity. If we all worshiped black cats on Mondays, then there would never be a problem. But if you worship a calico cat on Tuesdays, then we have an issue. You should not be allowed for force me to worship a calico cat IN MY PERSONAL LIFE. If, however, a calico Tuesday worshiping person comes into my PUBLIC business, or (worse yet) a GOVERNMENT position (where I am paid by all cat loving citizens) and I refuse your business (or rights) based on my black cat worshiping philosophes, then I am WRONG. Period. Wrong. Who am I to make you feel your calico cat is less than my black cat. I mean really don’t all cats meow and ignore us? In the end it is based on the individual’s love of a breed or color of cat, not all cats fit all homes.
So in summery of this latest rant there are a few highlights. If you are a Lightworker and spiritualist, you do not need to walk quietly with hands folded whispering forgiveness platitudes and speaking of non-judgement. Remember this can be a dangerous game of keeping your head down and being conscious avoidance. The best man I ever heard of when into a temple and “tore that place up” based on what was happening in God’s name. Stand up warriors, it is ok to scream and not whisper.
Secondly, when we give everyone the right to marry, to divorce or to be an outright idiot, then it is a RIGHT. Just like women were FINALLY allowed to vote (thanks to the Iron Jaw Angels who withstood the anger of those speaking against it) in 1920. Keep your calico cat worshiping philosophies to yourself.