If this had been the case when the mishkan was being built, I doubt that it ever would have been completed. For the gifts of too many would have been rejected because the givers just didn't meet at least one crierion. God and Moses would not have acknowledged unique gifts that each community member could to bring to the building of our mishkan. Rather, the goal would have been to build a mishkan that was a reflection of the beliefs of those in charge of its construction.
I am using religious language in a political context to state what I believe to be a moral imperative for us all. For I am basing this on religious teachings, I firmly believe that the concepts central to the building of the mishkan can be applied to the building and maintenance of our society. For what is the Constitution of the United States if not the guidelines for building a community based on justice and equality? Our 'civil mishkan,' such as it is, is the government that we have created in order to bring these ideals to fruition. They are the places in which the greater good of our society is meant to be embodied, just as the mishkan housed the tablets of the Ten Commandments that represented the essence of what it meant be a full member of ancient Israelite society.
I am in no way suggesting that religions should change their beliefs if something is contrary to them. For instance, I would never insist that the Roman Catholic Church provide abortions or even birth control. But I do believe that they must not prevent them from being provided. Nor would I ever suggest that all clergy should be required to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies if they felt this was contrary to their beliefs. However, that does not give them the right to dictate government policies on such issues.
Let us work together with our leaders to continue doing the work to insure that all human being are counted and all of their gifts are valued and accepted. Only then can we claim that our gifts have been used to create a world in which godliness can dwell and be seen everywhere and within everyone.