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Good Morning Laura,
This is a tangled web for certain, but refusing a bi-racial couple would be very hard to justify from a Christian perspective. I'd have to say that would be a decision made on racism, not religious conviction. Scripture makes the definition of marriage about as clear as it can be. While I firmly believe that people should have the freedom and right to make decisions like same sex marriage, without judgement form others, I don't think someone should be coerced into being a part of such an event if it is contrary to their faith. It's a real stretch to compare a bi-racial couple tying the knot to a same sex marriage, there is no reasonable faith based defense for rejecting that union. This isn't a case of an ignorant bigot refusing someone service based upon their skin color, but it is a case of a being forced to participate in a ceremony that is in polar opposition to many people's beliefs. No one is saying that there should be sign carrying idiots from Kansas outside the wedding, but neither should we be forced to be a part of it. It's an agenda, that's why it becomes high profile like this. I would guess that there are plenty of wedding photographers in every geographic locale who have no particular spiritual grounding, or whose belief system has no problem with this type of union. If I shot weddings, I'd decline the opportunity to shoot a skin head wedding, should I be forced to?
I'm sure it will go to the Supreme Court, and once again, like the decision that allows us to murder 4,000 of our innocent unborn children every 24 hours, Christians will see another layer of their personal freedoms eroded, so that an activist group can push their agenda. This has nothing to do with whether I think they should be able to make their decision, live whatever lifestyle they choose, their "sin" is no different in God's eyes, than mine. It's about being forced to participate in theirs that seems more than a bit unfair in a free society.