So I was having a conversation on Twitter with TN State Representative Rick Womick and he said something that flabbergasted me:
It most certainly is for those of us who believe in God. Marriage throughout history has always been between a man and a woman.
— R (@RickWomick) June 23, 2012
My response to Rep Womick:
No, allowing gay people to get married is not discriminating against people of religion. Your religious liberty ends where my freedom begins. That is, you don’t get to restrict the constitutionally protected rights of other people as part of your religious liberty; that’s nonsense.
If you’re against gay marriage, then don’t marry a guy! Nobody is forcing you to enter into a gay marriage and you can still have whatever religious ceremony and marriage you want.
If you’re concerned that God doesn’t approve of gay marriage then let God tell the gay people that.
It boggles my mind that a person in government either doesn’t understand that concept or just doesn’t care about it. This is why, as an atheist, I care about religion.