posted on Feb, 22 2014 @ 11:49 PM
reply to post by bbracken677
Not really, it is well within the full scope of the law that is being discussed here. Consider the language and the way such laws are written or have
been written. If a person decides on the grounds for religious reasons not to do a service for another, then they are protected, by law, from any
further prosecution, or any sort of legal troubles.
So if you look at say Kansas, which is in the heart of what is considered the Bible belt, and a public defender working in Topeka Kansas, is asked to
defend a person in that city. It is possible and happens all of the time. Now say that public defender finds out that his client, the person he is
representing is gay, he can under the mandate of the law, refuse to defend that person and recuse himself on the grounds of that it would be a
conflict of his interest and a violation of his faith. And the person who is in jail, now has to wait for another attorney. And if non of the other
public defenders are interested in helping him, as they too are religious in nature, then what does the person do, as now he has no lawyer who can or
will defend him. And if a Judge orders a lawyer to defend him, then what guarantee would there be that the attorney is going to represent him, for
his interest, or just do a simple show trial to get it over, and hope for the best?
What about a doctor, doctors have oaths, and lets say in a hospital, a patient comes into the ER, and then it turns out that the person has say HIV?
The doctor could look at the man and make the decision that the person is a homosexual and refuse under that law and send him away without even
looking him over.
And that is just the beginning, when you use religion as an excuse to persecute, than all can be affected and persecuted.