VOLNEY, New York, June 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - While religious organizations in New York are allowed not to participate in gay “marriage,” the same right of conscience has been denied to individual citizens – an injustice that one rural town clerk is fighting against.
Town clerk Barbara MacEwen is responsible for issuing marriage licenses in Volney, near Syracuse. She told Politico Tuesday that she has written to her senator asking for help determining her legal options.
“If there’s any possible way to not do it legally, then yes, I would not want to put my name on any of those certificates or papers,” MacEwen told the political news service. “That’s their life, they can do it, but I don’t feel I should be forced into something that’s against my morals and my God.”
She should not have to do it.
"Gay" is not a race, a religion, an ethnic group, or anything else that can be legitimately defended by anti-discrimination laws. It is simply a perversion and a disorder. You cannot define yourself simply by how you choose to stimulate your genitals and expect to be treated as a persecuted minority.
Forcing someone to participate in something that goes against their moral beliefs is an injustice.