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Originally posted by wayno
second, while church run institutions claim freedom to form their own beliefs because they do not get direct government funding, they do get relief from paying taxes, a significant benefit; and they get all the social benefits paid for by taxes -- roads, utilities, law enforcement.
Religious freedom is not without limits.
Originally posted by DarrylGalasso
I guess under your belief system it should be legal to have sex with animals and even children for that matter, cause hey, the person was born with a sexual preference for animals or children right? Or is this one of those cases where it's only right if it fits into your belief system?
I have nothing against gay people, in my mind they are just as free as me and have the right to have sex with any other consenting adult they choose; but come on, stop trying to make excuses for why they are gay. They are gay...period. It doesn't matter why. The only thing that is accomplished by making excuses for why they are gay is opening the door for predators to use a similar excuse. Most gay people (notice I said most and not all) do not have children, so I don't reckon they would much care about that; however, the rest of us do.
Religious rights are protected under the first amendment. Whether or not we agree with them. If you start trying to exclude their protected rights, you have just opened the door to loose the ones that you personally care about. Is this really what you want?
Originally posted by mountainwulft
reply to post by just_julie
No you could not because you would be harming something; however, teaching kids that being gay is wrong is legal because it is based on religish beliefs. You do not have to agree with the belief but you are required to not force your beliefs on them. They are not forcing their beliefs on anyone else.
reply to post by GeeGee
This is truly a statement only a man with no argument would make. You cannot compare bestiality and pedophilia to two consenting adults. This "argument" is made in every thread relating to homosexuality, and it always loses.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
but were BORN the way they were...
(visit the link for the full news article)
Originally posted by Roufas
Wow , I didn't know that just because a school is private it can override federal laws or even the constitution.
In my country if you want to open a school or a hospital even , you cannot just discriminate people like that , you can create your rules sure , as long as it does not collide with the rules of society.
And people say America is the land of freedom :O
Originally posted by Christian Voice
The thing is though that noone in the schools are talking about consenting adults. The schools can expel gay and lesbian school age children. So now who has no arguement?
They can expel people for having a mental defect now? Do they not allow mentally challenged people to attend as well?