I came across this story today, and I have never been so outraged.
H.B. 14-1048 was written to protect on-campus religious groups who were insisting their leaders agree with the values of the organization from losing access to campus resources.
The Colorado Assembly’s Education Committee killed the bill with a 7-6 vote split down party lines.
The most aggravating thing about this story is the double standard of the Democratic majority. Two committee members specifically asked if a Catholic group would accept a gay person in a leadership role. The testimony given in reply was exactly what the church teaches, that all men and women are called to the virtue of chastity, which includes confining sexual relations to the marital union.
But because that teaching “discriminates” against married gays, it was not good enough for the democrats.
Meanwhile, an opponent of the bill was asked if he was okay with a straight, Baptist minister being a leader of the campus GLBT group.
“Absolutely, so long as his values didn’t conflict,” the student said.
In other words, it’s okay for a gay-rights group to deny me a leadership position because I believe their sexual activity to be sinful and don’t believe they can be “married,” but religious groups cannot deny that gay from being a leader in their organization when he rejects the values that religious group stands for.
Score another victory for “tolerance.”