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originally posted by: In4ormant
a reply to: SisterDelirium
It's ok! You get your own bathroom! The guvment mandated it!
originally posted by: ladyvalkyrie
Your rights end where mine begin. If you want to be religious, do it in church. If you want to be conservative, do it in the voting booth. It's so wrong to force your beliefs on others whose beliefs are different.
Forcing your BELIEFS on other people is not religious freedom. True freedom is: you are free do live your life as you see fit, and others are free to live their lives as they seem fit. You don't have to like opposing views, but you really should try to respect them.
originally posted by: Blue_Jay33
One person when asked what bathroom they should use had the best answer, if they don't look like the gender they are using, don't obviously, those pictures posted don't matter because people can't tell, ignorance is bliss in this case, don't ask don't tell works. And if they look like some half something that is going to scare the ladies, then just use the unisex handicap washroom, problem solved and it's private it too.
originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
Religious freedom has been attacked when what has been a religious practice of marrying a man and a woman was ordered by the government to include same sex marriage.
originally posted by: Annee
Religion should never have had a stranglehold on this country in the first place.
It's not being attacked - - - its power is being diminished because it should be.
We are not a Theocracy - - - we are a Secular Democratic Republic
Millionaire Gay Couple Sues to Force Church Wedding
10:00AM EDT 8/20/2013
Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow have launched a legal challenge to the right of churches to opt out of gay weddings. (Surrogacy-UK/Wikimedia/Creative Commons)
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Millionaire gay couple the Drewitt-Barlows have confirmed they have launched a legal challenge to the right of churches to opt out of gay weddings.
In fresh comments published by the Chelmsford Weekly News in the U.K. today, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow said legal action had started.
“We’ve launched a challenge to the government’s decision to allow some religious groups to opt out of marrying same-sex couples," he said.
“We feel we have the right as parishioners in our village to utilize the church we attend to get married.
“It is no reflection on our local church, who have been nothing but supportive towards us. We understand their hands are tied by a higher group of people within the church.”
Earlier this month, Drewitt-Barlow said he and his civil partner, Tony, would go to court to force gay weddings on churches.
EXCLUSIVE - LGBT GROUP: SHUT CHURCHES DOWN!
April 01, 2015
Today, in a stunning statement, Jeran Artery, Chairman of Wyoming Equality argued that churches who do not support same sex marriage should lose their tax exempt status.
"Churches that lobby to have freedoms and rights taken away from ANYONE should absolutely have their 501(c)3 status revoked!!"
Talk about tolerance, freedom of speech, and religious freedom. Disagree with Artery's views of same sex marriage and your church will be shut down.
Gone are the days of pluralism. This is what tyranny looks like.
Wyoming Equality, Artery's organization, seeks to enhance the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the Equality State by providing: Education, Information, Activities, Support, a Networking System, and an Advocacy System for people impacted by gender and sexual orientation issues.
...If there were restrooms for women and none for men that would be discrimination...But since that's not the case there is no discrimination...
originally posted by: kaylaluv
Is there are is there not a law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in federally funded education? Based on that, couldn't non-adherence to this law result in lawsuits or removal of federal funding?
Isn't Obama just pointing out facts that currently exist? How is that authoritarian?
People are over reacting...They should just sit back, point their fingers at Obama and laugh, a lot...
originally posted by: tkwasny
There is no legal avenue for the teeth of enforcement. Funding to schools is current law passed by congress and signed by the president. That cannot be unwound without an act of congress.
Regardless, the president does not have the equivalent of a line item veto nor can trigger points be instituted in a budget. The money is either issued and is distributed or it is withheld and not in the budget.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seeks to do good to one another and to everyone.
I Thessalonians 5:11-5:15