Perhaps not Schieffer personally, but certainly they wantpeople of his age and class to move out of places of influence. I missed Schieffer’s surprise discovery of the new America he now lives in, when he got educated on his show, CBS’s Face the Nation, on the Sunday right after the Supreme Court struck down DOMA and left judicially mandated same sex “marriage” legal in California. But thanks to the magic of the internet, it is still available online.
As Da Tech Guy On Da Radio reports, Schieffer went about interviewing Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council asking him what his strategy he would use now that the Supreme Court had ruled. Perkins replied that, because the Supreme Court left the heterosexual definition of marriage untouched in as many states as have it, the nation now has time to reconsider and see how religious freedom will be destroyed by the Supreme Court’s decision.
TONY PERKINS: …We’re already seeing bakers and florists and photographers forced to participate in same-sex marriages under the threat of law and in some cases even jail. I can’t think of anything that’s more un-American than that. So I think as Americans see that there’s a lot more to same-sex marriage than simply two people who love each other that they’ll have time to reconsider this and– and– and decide whether or not we want to trade fundamental freedoms of speech and religion for the right of two people who love each other, which they can do now. They can live together, but can they redefine marriage in the rest of society with it?
BOB SCHIEFFER: How is it that bakers and florists are being forced to participate in this? I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying here.
TONY PERKINS: Well, we’re seeing in Washington State, Colorado, and some of the other states that have these anti– anti-discrimination statutes that are being imposed that when a same sex couple comes and says “I want you to take pictures of my wedding or I want you to bake a cake.” And they say, ‘Look, my religious convictions will not allow me participate in that,’ they’re literally being sued by the government, not the individuals, and they’ve even been adjudicated in such places as New Mexico. So we’re going to see a loss of religious freedom. There is no question about it. It’s already happening.
(See it for yourself at about the 19 minute mark)
Schieffer was caught completely by surprise! He asked how many government lawsuits because, as he admitted, it has all happened “under my radar.” Assuming Schieffer was being honest (and I think he was), none of his researchers or assistants had even notified him that there was an issue of religious freedom involving all sorts of commercial transactions. Christian photographers, Christian cake bakers, Christian landlords, and Christian private schools are all being informed in a growing number of states, that they are only permitted to work for a living if they ignore their consciences and submit to the dictates of secular enforcement.
I don’t think Schieffer has considered transforming American society into one where Evangelicals, Catholics, and traditionalist Jews can be prosecuted for not wishing to agree that marriage includes same sex relationships (a different question from whether or not such relationships are permissible, or even moral).
Schieffer is more of an old-school “Liberal,” who thinks that people get to be free in America. As such he and others like him need to be moved out to make room for the new, young sharks who plan to leave Americans free to follow orders.