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Jindal NYT Op-Ed:  We Will Not Be Bullied Into Dumping Religious Freedom

  • Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 Apr 24
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The New York Times chose this headline for an op-ed written by Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal on the current conflicts between religion freedom and gay marriageBobby Jindal: I’m Holding Firm Against Gay Marriage (NY Times). But some are noting that this tone did not exactly match the Jindal’s comments. Says the governor of Louisiana:

Our country was founded on the principle of religious liberty, enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Why shouldn’t an individual or business have the right to cite, in a court proceeding, religious liberty as a reason for not participating in a same-sex marriage ceremony that violates a sincerely held religious belief?

The angry MSNBC headline on Jindal’s op-ed isn’t much better:  Bobby Jindal: I’m really, really against gay marriage (MSNBC). Says MSNBC:

Jindal’s opposition to gay marriage may help him attract social conservatives, but Republicans – and particularly young Republicans – have begun softening on the issue in recent years. In a recent Pew Research Poll, 61% of young Republicans said they support same-sex marriage

But growing opposition doesn’t appear to be a big concern for Governor Jindal (NY Times)

I hold the view that has been the consensus in our country for over two centuries: that marriage is between one man and one woman. Polls indicate that the American consensus is changing — but like many other believers, I will not change my faith-driven view on this matter, even if it becomes a minority opinion.

Posted: April 24, 2015