Gay Rights & Religious Freedom Are 100% Compatible in a Free Society just not in Houston, Texas

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Before I even start I would like to first state that I hate the term “Gay Rights” or any term singling out the rights of any specific group of people.  In a truly free society all individuals should have the same rights.

In Houston, Texas a group of ministers have been issued subpoenas demanding that they hand over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender equality or Houston’s first lesbian Mayor Annise Parker.

These actions are a direct defiance of freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the separation of Church & State.  It’s all too comical and sad how many on the left will scream to the high heavens to separate Church & State when it comes down to the Church influencing the State but have no problem with the State imposing sanctions on the Church as long as it’s in accordance to their bidding (and the right vice versa…).  Can we all just grow the fuck up already?

Why can’t consenting adults marry whomever they wish as long as it’s another consenting adult?  Who better to perform the marriage ceremony than another consenting adult?  Who better to bake the wedding cake than another consenting adult?  It’s called “free association”.  If you’re not free you’re a slave.  Consent is the difference between sex and rape.  In a truly free society; consent is everything.

To a libertarian this all is rather silly and can cause quite a bit of a big fucking headache.  Both the right and left keep seeking that “ring of the power” (i.e. the State) in hopes to use it against each other while libertarians would like only to destroy the fucking ring and let people live as they wish as long as they do no harm to others or their property.  It can be as simple as that.

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Matt Bergman

Matt Bergman founded Punk Rock Libertarians in 2010. Formerly played guitar and sang in the Baltimore punk band "TENWATCH" and currently plays guitar and sings in "post freedom".

  • Maphesdus

    Saying everyone should have the same rights as everybody else is fine in theory, but it ignores the real world issue of what happens when equal rights come into conflict with each other. As a famous economist once said, “Between equal rights, force decides.” 😉