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Arizona new law on homosexuality and christianity

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Just three days after the U.

On June 7, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that Brush and Nib, a stationery and calligraphy company in Phoenix specializing in wedding invitations, could not invoke their religious belief that same-sex relationships are sinful as a reason for refusing to make invitations for a homosexual couple. Here, these two Christian women and business owners are placed in the infamous and immoral position of having to choose between violating a city ordinance or violating what they believe to be a commandment of God.

This unconscionable conundrum reminds one of the situation created when the law is used to forcibly take control over the property of another person, as described in The Law by Frederic Bastiat:.

It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: What are the consequences of such a perversion? It would require volumes to describe them all.

Thus we must content ourselves with pointing out the most striking. In the first place, it erases from everyone's conscience the distinction between justice and injustice.

No society can exist unless the laws are respected to a certain degree. The safest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable.