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originally posted by: Bone75
originally posted by: Annee
originally posted by: awareness10
a reply to: Annee
five years before i was born wow. But not wow.
I'll only say you'll probably change your mind many times over by the time you reach my age.
I was once a pretty straight Christian that even considered being a minister.
Life shows you many things.
Truer words have never never been spoken. Perspective is a curious thing isn't it?
I find your lack of compassion for Christians puzzling given the fact that you possess this wisdom.
Last time I checked we lived in America where the votes of many outweigh the votes of the few?
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: AnneeReligion 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.
originally posted by: humanityrising
I've said it before and I'll say it again: If this subject is even on your radar, you need to start asking yourself some existential questions.