On 37 March 2015, Benton County Superior judge Alexander Ekstrom fined Ms Stutzman $1,000 plus $1 court costs. Meanwhile, a crowdfunding campaign netted Ms Stutzman in excess of $85,000. That's more than $84,000 profit – not a bad return on standing up for your rights.
As I've noted in precious articles, the government's queer marriage campaign is so counter to the mainstream thought in America that Americans are dipping into their pockets, in he midst of a recession, to reward those who have been assaulted by the government and its hit man media.
The queer marriage controversy has reached a fever pitch in the United States. And it's an engineered controversy. Furthermore, it's being engineered by the federal government. Christians are not fomenting against queer marriage. They have no reason to.
Only one in sixty Americans are queer. That makes one pair of queers in every hundred twenty US citizens. If even half of those decided to "marry," that would make one queer couple per 240 people. This is not an earth-shattering quantity – hardly enough to unravel the moral fabric of America.
And that queer couple would be confined to exercising the perquisites of marriage almost exclusively within the queer community. While I might invite a queer stag (or dyke) to a New Years Eve party, I would never invite a queer couple. And I cannot imagine my wife and I ever inviting a queer couple over to play Euchre – or to go out to dinner together.
It seems to me that acquiring the cloak of "marriage" would ostracize both members of the union from a large segment of the social life they enjoyed in the mainstream community as singles. This consideration alone will prevent many queers, especially those in the corporate world, from securing conjugal rites.
in short, the impact of queer marriage on America would be minuscule. Why then is the government making such a ruckus and spending so much time and money pursuing this non-issue?
The answer is that, in order for a red herring to be effective, it must be an emotional hot button. No one cares about instances of egregious discrimination against queers, because in most of mainstream America, queers are tolerated. The Indianapolis restaurant owner that boasted on radio that he routinely refused service to queers was ignored by the press. Instead, a South Bend TV station went trolling for a business that would express a reluctance to cater even a hypothetical queer wedding.
Queer marriage is a subject that's decried from pulpits and vehemently rejected by Christians. Hence, it's a perfect red herring. Never mind that its consequences would be irrelevant. The fact that Christians adhere so vehemently to the principle of bisexual marriage makes it a perfect vehicle to arouse public animosity toward Christians.
And why does the government want to excite hatred against Christians? Because hatred is a necessary ingredient of hysteriocracy, government by hysteria. In a hysteriocracy, you have to keep the masses perpetually upset about something – anything. If you can invent a bad word like "bigotry," and then loudly denounce someone like Christians for bigotry, you can get people so worked up they won't have time to notice you just stole their internet.
But why pick on Christians? Could it possibly be because the President of the United Sates is a Muslim?
“You don't negotiate with terrorists, and that's what this agenda is all about. It's using threat and intimidation to force a fabricated agenda based on an illegitimate need onto a majority of the people.” – David Welch, Houston Area Pastor Council