As of Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Dalles Human rights
To the editor:
One of God’s most important gifts is choice. God’s choice is to not force us to do anything.
I’m Irish and my parents were married on St. Patrick’s Day, so if I choose to celebrate this year with a big party, no one should care. It’s my God-ordained choice. I go to the bakery and ask about getting the cake, but the baker says “I don’t believe in St. Patrick so I choose to deny your request.”
We both have made choices according to our belief system. My choice, then, is to move forward with my plans another way.
Neither of us should choose to call in the militia to force our choice on the other.
It can’t work to have free choice on only one side. The baker’s human rights are as important as mine.