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Wedding Cake Fascists Strike Again

Posted by V the K at 4:12 pm - August 21, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

Once again giving lie to gay activists’ claims that those with religious objections to gay marriage would not be forced to violate their beliefs, a family farm in New York state has been fined $13,000 for declining to host a wedding for a politically active lesbian couple.

Owners of a family farm in Schaghticoke, New York, are being fined $13,000 for refusing to allow a gay wedding ceremony to take place on their property in 2012, just one year after the state legalized same-sex nuptials.

Cynthia and Robert Gifford, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm, a family-friendly farm and special events venue, told Jennifer McCarthy and Melisa Erwin, a lesbian couple from Newark, New Jersey, that they were welcome to hold their reception on the property, but not the actual wedding ceremony, according to Religion News Service.

Liberty is dead.

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  1. Why would lesbians want to get married on a farm? I saw a pic of them, those fat heifers must have wanted to be around other sows. The Hobby Lobby decision should have prevented this, the family even lives on the property. Next the Marlin Brando Look Alike group will want to hold events there.

    Comment by Steve — August 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - August 21, 2014

  2. Where is my gay subsidy? Maybe an indoor heated pool for my own personal bath house.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/08/21/Spanish-Senator-Blames-Gay-Community-For-Countrys-Debt

    Comment by Steve — August 21, 2014 @ 6:40 pm - August 21, 2014

  3. “Why would lesbians want to get married on a farm?”

    Because to them, gay marriage isn’t about a commitment to each other, it’s about cramming it down bigots’ throat! HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Comment by Craig Smith — August 21, 2014 @ 7:09 pm - August 21, 2014

  4. To anybody on here who thought that gay marriage was a good idea, I hope you’ve learned your lesson that liberals are either duplicitous scum who lie to your face, or gullible sheep who regurgitate whatever they’re told by MSNBC. How could you ever have thought that anything a twisted ball of vitriol like Dan Savage supports was a good idea?

    Comment by Sean L — August 21, 2014 @ 7:15 pm - August 21, 2014

  5. To anybody on here who thought that gay marriage was a good idea…

    I’m going out on a huge limb here but anyone who thought same-sex marriage was/is a good idea probably supports punishing those who disagree. Ya think?

    Comment by Ignatius — August 21, 2014 @ 7:31 pm - August 21, 2014

  6. Mark McKinnon was an adviser to President George W. Bush and is Texas chair of Freedom to Marry.
    http://m.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Gay-marriage-consistent-with-conservative-values-5696381.php

    Comment by rusty — August 21, 2014 @ 7:34 pm - August 21, 2014

  7. @ Ignatius: No, I’m referring to certain people of a conservative political persuasion on this site who have voiced support for gay marriage in the past, and a number of whom have come to reconsider the intent behind the gay marriage push.

    Comment by Sean L — August 21, 2014 @ 7:35 pm - August 21, 2014

  8. Vile.

    Comment by EssEm — August 21, 2014 @ 7:35 pm - August 21, 2014

  9. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/grenell-support-gay-marriage/2013/03/26/id/496468/

    Richard Grenell: Support for Gay Marriage Consistent with Conservative Principles

    Comment by rusty — August 21, 2014 @ 7:36 pm - August 21, 2014

  10. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/08/17/gay-rights-super-pac-tied-to-paul-singer-to-spend-millions/14157647/

    Comment by rusty — August 21, 2014 @ 7:39 pm - August 21, 2014

  11. http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/28/opinion/hoover-gop-same-sex-marriage/

    Comment by rusty — August 21, 2014 @ 7:44 pm - August 21, 2014

  12. Guess what, Cut-N-Paste?

    Neither of those people you cited support forcing people to provide services or locations to gay-sex weddings.

    Furthermore, you and your fellow bigots screamed they were traitors, liars, and Nazis.

    So either you can repudiate the smears and lies that you and your fellow LGBT bigots told about both men, or you can be exposed as a lying hypocrite.

    Furthermore, since you misrepresented their stances, you are already exposed as a liar.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — August 21, 2014 @ 7:49 pm - August 21, 2014

  13. k in Pennsylvania, when Judge John E. Jones III, a G. W. Bush appointee, overturned the ban, writing, “We are a better people than what these laws represent.” Because Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has declined to appeal the judge’s decision, Pennsylvania is now the 19th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/gay-marriage-will-destroy-the-gop-107118.html#ixzz3B4loUzBe

    Comment by rusty — August 21, 2014 @ 8:24 pm - August 21, 2014

  14. The GOP’s Gay-Rights Reboot

    Growing public acceptance of same-sex marriage has spurred an effort to change the Republican Party’s platform.

    http://youtu.be/EiBU_vR3K6Q

    Comment by rusty — August 21, 2014 @ 8:44 pm - August 21, 2014

  15. We have all forgotten the true purpose of marriage.

    We are doomed.

    Comment by Craig Smith — August 21, 2014 @ 9:16 pm - August 21, 2014

  16. Rusty @ #9 wants us to know:

    Former openly gay Romney spokesman Richard Grenell tells Newsmax that support for gay marriage is consistent with conservative principles of “personal responsibility” and “less government control in our lives.”

    No hidden agenda there. All it takes for gay marriage to be consistent with conservative principles is for a gay conservative to declare it.

    Comment by Heliotrope — August 21, 2014 @ 9:18 pm - August 21, 2014

  17. Nobody ever said that religious conservatives wouldn’t have to play by the same rules as everyone else.

    No one said they would get exceptions because they think gays are icky.

    To say “liberty is dead” is to have a child’s understanding of exactly what your freedoms are.

    Comment by Evan — August 21, 2014 @ 10:10 pm - August 21, 2014

  18. If a business can be forced to serve clients against their choice, then liberty is dead.

    Only a leftist’s understanding of liberty is, “You are free to do what the Government compels you to do.”

    Comment by V the K — August 21, 2014 @ 10:26 pm - August 21, 2014

  19. No, I’m referring to certain people of a conservative political persuasion…

    Anyone who supports same-sex marriage must, by definition, support laws that enforce compliance since marriage is legally defined.

    Comment by Ignatius — August 21, 2014 @ 10:33 pm - August 21, 2014

  20. We are doomed.

    Pretty much; when gay marriage became more important than fiscal sanity, rational economic policy, and even simple competence… that pretty much marked the end.

    Comment by V the K — August 21, 2014 @ 10:52 pm - August 21, 2014

  21. According to a report by the Williams Institute, if gay marriage were legalized in Nevada, the state would see a $23 million to $52 million dollar boost to the economy in the first three years. You’d better believe that business leaders are hungry for that money, and they’re afraid that the ban will send gay couples to other states for their festivities.
    http://www.bustle.com/articles/36739-las-vegas-wants-gay-marriage-legalized-but-not-for-the-reason-youd-expect

    Comment by rusty — August 21, 2014 @ 11:05 pm - August 21, 2014

  22. Judge Migdalia Pares, who argued that the fact that the owners live on the premises does not mean that the business is private in nature, ruled that Liberty Ridge Farm is a public accommodation as it rents its space and regularly collects fees from the public.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/21/judge-fines-christian-farm-owners-13000-for-refusing-to-host-gay-wedding/

    Comment by rusty — August 21, 2014 @ 11:09 pm - August 21, 2014

  23. The same Freedom-of-Association Right that is used by gays to marry must allow businesses not to serve those they do not want to serve. Otherwise it is a sham Right, a “Right for Me but not for Thee”.

    Comment by Juan — August 21, 2014 @ 11:16 pm - August 21, 2014

  24. […] Written by GayPatriot […]

    Pingback by Wedding Cake Fascists Strike Again - Citizens News — August 22, 2014 @ 5:47 am - August 22, 2014

  25. It’s sickening watching all the gay fascists come up with rationalizations to justify their right to boot-stomp on Christians.

    What real harm would this lesbian couple have suffered having to take their little ceremony somewhere else? None that I can see.

    Comment by V the K — August 22, 2014 @ 6:22 am - August 22, 2014

  26. Yup, freedom of association and religion are dead, and rusty cheers.

    Comment by The_Livewire — August 22, 2014 @ 7:32 am - August 22, 2014

  27. This case was adjudicated by Administrative Law Judge Migdalia Pares of the Bronx who rejected the claim by Cynthia and Robert Gifford that Liberty Hill Farm is their residence and not strictly a place of public accommodation and therefore not subject to the anti-discrimination provisions of the New York Human Rights Law.

    Anti-discrimination is not a Constitutional protection. In fact, some entities such as religious organizations, for example, are specifically exempted from “anti-discrimination” laws. It is up to the state legislature to expand or tightly define the concept embedded in such laws.

    The Gifford’s who own Liberty Ridge Farm live there and that fact muddies the waters as to just how much of a “public accommodation” they operate.

    The same-sex couple filed a complaint on October 11, 2012 against Liberty Ridge Farm for refusing not host their wedding in the summer of 2013.

    As it stands, an Administrative Law Judge has made a ruling. Now the Gifford’s have to decide whether it is cheaper to pay the $13,000 hurt feelings fine or spend whatever it costs to take on Lambda Legal and end up with a mountain of legal fees and no monetary relief. Their only hope is for a legal foundation to take their case pro bono publico.

    As I have reviewed the history of this, there is little doubt in my mind that the same-sex couple decided to make a mountain out of a molehill in order to garner their fifteen minutes of fame.

    Comment by Heliotrope — August 22, 2014 @ 11:00 am - August 22, 2014

  28. Don’t worry, V the K.

    When Christians realize that the way you get justice in this country is to riot and threaten to kill people, it will no longer be a problem.

    And if Christians don’t do it, the Muslims will.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — August 22, 2014 @ 11:00 am - August 22, 2014

  29. When people talk about the money coming in from gay marriage do they think it majikly poofs into the air? This is the broken window fallacy, the money used to fix the broken window would have been spent on something else like Flannel suites and dildos.

    The cost of divorce and alimony is real & something the gay community could only know about if they had str8 male friends. The avg cost of just the process of divorce is $20k not counting the losing assets + alimony. Divorce is great for a lazy layabout that just runs up credit card debt, at worst gays that kicked a guy like that to the curb only had to deal with collection calls for him.

    Comment by Steve — August 22, 2014 @ 11:51 am - August 22, 2014

  30. This stuff is the natural outcome of the sacrosanct Civil Rights Act, when The State became the real national Church and embarked on its program of regulating all the details of our lives in the name of the untouchable value of Equality/Non-Discrimination.

    Comment by EssEm — August 22, 2014 @ 2:37 pm - August 22, 2014

  31. No, I’m referring to certain people of a conservative political persuasion on this site who have voiced support for gay marriage in the past

    For me, Prop 8 was a wake-up call — in that so many were howling about the degradations of “second-class citizenship”, despite the fact that gay and lesbian Californians continued to enjoy domestic-partnership protections that were essentially identical to those provided by same-sex marriage in states like Massachusetts.

    Comment by Throbert McGee — August 22, 2014 @ 4:52 pm - August 22, 2014

  32. For me, also, Proposition 8 was the clear signal that the push for gay marriage was not about equality. They already HAD equality. What they want is equivalency.

    They want everyone in the country to look at Matt and Paul Bucket with their two adopted kids (which, btw, will likely be the next big target of the gay fascists–making sure that gay couples get higher consideration for adoptions because it’s not fair that nature has denied them children simply because they are the same sex) and see them in the same light as Ma and Pa Kettle with their kids.

    Despite the fact that there really is no way to make that comparison.

    Comment by Craig Smith — August 23, 2014 @ 7:52 am - August 23, 2014

  33. @ Craig Smith: We have to consider all the factions and “isms” of progressivism to be interconnected. The gay marriage push, I think, is at least in part influenced by feminists to create legal and cultural equivalency between men and women. Hence the opposition to civil unions, which treat two relationship arrangements as different (yet, in many cases, equal) to marriages.

    Comment by Sean L — August 23, 2014 @ 7:59 am - August 23, 2014

  34. One disturbing trend is that these gay couples seem to be diliberately seeking Christian businesses to target and sue.

    I still think the answer is to tell the couples that when they do anything for a gay wedding they will donate 100% of the proceeds to a anti same sex marriage group or some other charity the gay left hates (Focus on the Family, Bob Jones University etc).

    Comment by Just Me — August 23, 2014 @ 8:54 pm - August 23, 2014

  35. To Just Me–good idea!

    Comment by Kevin — August 24, 2014 @ 1:42 am - August 24, 2014

  36. Just Me: I like the cut of your gib! That’s a TERRIFIC idea.

    Comment by Bastiat Fan — August 25, 2014 @ 2:23 pm - August 25, 2014

  37. http://reason.com/archives/2014/08/19/libertarians-gay-marriage-and-freedom

    Comment by Juan — August 27, 2014 @ 9:50 am - August 27, 2014

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