I've never had much patience with the argument that you shouldn't ever call people with Sincere Religious Objections to gay marriage "bigots." "Bigot" is in fact the correct term for people who would deny other people equality before the law based on their personal prejudices.
The simple fact of the matter is that if you really believe in democracy, you believe in a democracy of morality. How do you achieve the end of slavery, the vote for women, gay marriage in New York? Well, you win. You fight to achieve the right to impose the dominant definition of what is right and what is wrong, in the culture and through the law.
The main reason I hate religious arguments against gay marriage, to be honest, is my personal disgust at the intricate cruelty of religious people towards certain of my friends and family -- and the reckless collateral damage homophobia has inflicted generally. It's a vicious madness going back generations.
So, yeah, this is perfect.
If your "religious freedom" makes you a bigot, well, fuck you, and you will pay a price -- you will lose your power to say "I am religious, so I have the power to determine legitimate from illegitimate fuck-standards."
And if you thought Hobby Slobby was ever about "religious freedom," well, you probably weren't reading this blog for fun in the first place...
MAS. Apophis of nothing:
Thanks to Kordo, this shreds.