In a discussion regarding businesses forced to participate in the celebration of sin and dysfunction, a comment was posted suggesting that we give them what they want, just not how they want it. A response to that comment was as follows:
"The photographer should have prayed about it in front of them, and she
should have prayed that God would help them see the error of their
ways... she should have just dropped down on her knees right in front of
them and started praying. And then she should offer to pray for them
during the ceremony with their guests looking on... priceless."
I don't know if this is quite the right way to go about it. The original commenter suggested doing as little as possible to provide the best service, such as making sure the photos were blurry or some such. Praying aloud in a manner disruptive or disrespectful to the lesbians isn't exactly good for business. And while this may only bring upon the photographer a lawsuit of a different kind, it does provoke another idea.
I once visited a customer who had a small sign posted just inside the front door that proclaimed to visitors that they are Christians and hope that all would respect that and act in a manner respectful of their faith while doing business there. At the time, I imagined it referred mostly to things like profane/obscene language or things of that nature.
But imagine if the New Mexico photographer had something similar at her place of business? Might those lesbians have continued seeking the services of this photographer if the photographer's faith was known to them before they sought her services? It's been said that there are those activists that seek out Christians in order to force them to act against their beliefs, and if true, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised considering the fascistic nature of the homosexual lobby.
But consider if a business had a notice in their business such as that of the customer to whom I referred above. What if businesses incorporated the following in their literature, ads, business decor:
Few homosexuals in this country are unaware of that verse. Few would even need the verse to be printed out in full knowing exactly what they'd read if they looked up "Lev 18:22".
A homosexual or lesbian looks in the Yellow Pages or online for a baker to get a cake for their "wedding" reception and sees that verse reference in the ad. Only the most militant would insist on giving that baker any of their business, and that only if they are willing to go to court. But what would that do for them if the baker went ahead and took the gig? Every correspondence between the homosexuals and the baker would include "Lev 18:22" somewhere in the text. The baker could even say, "I'd be happy to provide a quality and delicious cake for the celebration of your sinful union. What exactly to you have in mind. I want nothing but to provide for your sinful celebration a cake that will please all who taste it." or something to that effect.
The point isn't to deny them the business to which they believe they are entitled, but to provide it for them with the constant reminder that their intentions are sinful. The photographer, for example, could have "Lev 18:22" printed in an easy to notice manner on his camera case where the customers can see it before hiring the photographer. Any business that normally serves the wedding industry could partake in this idea if they oppose such unions for any reason. A non-religious person can simply post notices that they support traditional marriage or some reference to that effect.
Now, some might reject this idea as hateful. But they wouldn't take such an attitude with a business that has a rainbow decal on their window, or any pro-homosexual indication. Such people don't regard it as a double standard to do so, ignoring the fact that to support one thing is to oppose the opposite.
Part of the reason our culture has become so morally corrupted is due to what the old adage suggests when good men do nothing. It's never too late for people of faith to step up and defend truth and righteousness. I mean it's not like the corrupt think highly of such people anyway, so why not?
I like this idea. "Lev 18:22" would make a great bumper sticker. I'll have to see about how to go about having one made. I'll have to put up with vandalism or the nasty looks and comments like I received from some people when I first applied "nobama" stickers to my bumper in 2008 (though I got, and still get, a lot of positive comments for that). But the culture is in desperate need of people to simply stand up and say, "This is wrong" regardless of the heat. It's harder now because it wasn't done well enough before.
AND, it will draw out those who are the true haters and bigots that have pushed this abomination on the culture.