Opposing Homosexual 'Marriage' Could Cost You Your Job; Marylanders Should Vote 'No' on Question 6

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Opposing Homosexual 'Marriage' Could Cost You Your Job; Marylanders Should Vote 'No' on Question 6


Byline: Peter Sprigg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Maryland voters will have the opportunity in November to vote for or against homosexual marriage. A vote for Question 6 is a vote to affirm the Maryland General Assembly's narrow vote to legalize homosexual marriage, while a vote against Question 6 is a vote to keep the traditional definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

When Gov. Martin O'Malley and others helped push the redefinition of marriage through the legislature last spring, they assured us that religious liberty would be protected. The disciplinary action taken against Angela McCaskill by her employer, Gallaudet University, should give voters pause. Ms. McCaskill's case is a clear illustration of the threat posed to religious liberty by the legalization of homosexual marriage.

People across the political spectrum were shocked and dismayed to learn about Ms. McCaskill's suspension. Gallaudet President T. Alan Hurwitz suspended her merely for being one of almost 200,000 Marylanders who exercised their right to sign the petition placing the issue of the definition of marriage on the ballot.

Legislators claimed they were protecting religious liberty by stating that pastors would not be required to perform homosexual marriage ceremonies in their churches. Such protections against forced weddings, however, add nothing to the protections already offered by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Incidents like the one at Gallaudet highlight the more immediate threat to religious liberty posed by the push for homosexual marriage. A person's very livelihood has been jeopardized merely because she exercised her First Amendment right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. If this is what happens even when the law is not yet on the side of homosexual marriage, what conscientious objector to the redefinition of marriage will be safe after the law changes?

Ms. McCaskill is a pioneer: She is the first deaf black woman to earn a doctorate at Gallaudet. She has been an administrator at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf and at the U. S. Department of Education. She has served Gallaudet for more than 23 years in a number of roles, and in 2011, she became deputy to the president and associate provost of diversity and inclusion.

Ms. McCaskill is also a Christian who worships at Reid Temple A.M.E. Church, based in Glenn Dale, Md. The church website states that congregants believe in the extension of love and grace to persons from all walks of life, while also maintaining an unshakable commitment to the unadulterated gospel of Jesus Christ. …

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