Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ethnic Cleansing in California: Gay Rights Edition

For years I've been warning that the "Gay Rights" agenda has little to do with materially advancing the condition of homosexuals, and a lot to do with marginalization and persecution of Christians.

I hate being right.

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that a lesbian has the right to force a Christian doctor to artificially inseminate her, in essence deciding that the right to practice a homosexual lifestyle is superior to the right to practice the Christian faith.

Guadalupe T. Benitez a California lesbian who lives with her partner wanted to become pregnant with donated sperm.

Benitez filed a suit after Dr. Christine Brody, an obstetrician and gynecologist at the North Coast Women's Care Medical Group in Vista, said she would not perform an intrauterine insemination. Benitez’s suit alleged that Brody said her religious views prevented her from providing the procedure to a lesbian. Dr. Brody countered that she objected to performing the procedure for any unmarried person, regardless of orientation, but no matter: the state high court said the doctors' constitutional rights to freedom of religion did not trump the state anti-discrimination law because the state has a compelling interest in ensuring full and equal access to medical care.

Benitez was referred to another fertility physician who assisted her fertility requests that succeeded in the birth of three children. Even though Benitez easily found another physician and birthed three children, she pushed her radical views against the Christian faith. And the liberal left California Supreme Court failed to even attempt to balance the religious rights of the doctor with the fact that Benitez easily found another physician for this voluntary, non-life threatening procedure.

The speed at which we have moved from "privacy of the bedroom" through "right to marriage" and on to "compel everyone else to facilitate my lifestyle" -- truly breathtaking.

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