posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 01:16 AM
originally posted by: neo96
So this is how that works.
First people say religion needs to stay out of government.
Then the people that say that turn around, and tell people like me how to be a 'better' christian.
I so love that double standard.
If you are referring to me, what I don't appreciate is him putting words in my mouth and concocting facile reasoning. Deny ignorance, not indulge
Now I am more than happy to debate.. In fact I support the right to religious practice and will defend it. You should be permitted to practice your
beliefs, until you start imposing them on other people. Which is precisely what so many of you are doing right now.
I never told anyone how to "be a better christian", what I did say is that I did not vote for your religion. Yes, I am a lesbian and I love my
girlfriend very much and in the eyes of the government, I should be able to "be married" if we so wish. I am not asking your church to marry me, in
fact I would not impose myself on a church to be married. You have your practices and I respect that. I would not even insist a bakery make me a
cake.. there's plenty of celebrants out there that would perform the ceremony if I so requested.
The thing is, the church does not own marriage. People are not going to be marrying their dogs or their kids, there's no slippery slope to slide down.
If anything, the church has behaved in such a reprehensible way in recent decades that it should not be listened to as a purveyor of what is
right.You're damn lucky the church has not be banned for its actions against children.. How's your moral soapbox now? I don't need a bunch of
religious people telling me how to live my life. How would you like it if Sharia law was imposed on you or you were persecuted for your beliefs?
Other people are entitled to live their life as they wish, within reason. People are wanting to be wed in the eyes OF THE LAW, not the church. You do
understand there is a separation of church and state and you do not run the country. You imposing your will on other people based on your beliefs is
no better than westboro church or sharia law. I did not vote for you. How dare you presume you have a say in my life based on your beliefs..
All people want to do is live their lives. Stop enforcing your beliefs on other people or you will lose the right to practice and worship. That, I can
promise you. We live in an increasingly diverse world and belief systems are being called into question. If you want people to stand up for your right
to practice, keep the hell out of our lives!
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