reply to post by TheToastmanCometh
Not only is this religion of supposed love and peace affecting the rights women have over their bodies, but we are also seeing it in other issues like
gay rights and gun control:
Gun control and the Bible
There are many political and religious leaders who would have us believe that to be a Christian requires one to be a pacifist. In fact, many of
those who cry out for more gun control do so under a cloak of religion.
One Town's War on Gay Teens
Every morning, Brittany Geldert stepped off the bus and bolted through the double doors of Fred Moore Middle School, her nerves already on high
alert, bracing for the inevitable. "D---." Pretending not to hear, Brittany would walk briskly to her locker, past the sixth-, seventh- and
eighth-graders who loitered in menacing packs. "W----." Like many 13-year-olds, Brittany knew seventh grade was a living hell. But what she didn't
know was that she was caught in the crossfire of a culture war being waged by local evangelicals inspired by their high-profile congressional
representative Michele Bachmann, who graduated from Anoka High School and, until recently, was a member of one of the most conservative churches in
the area. When Christian activists who considered gays an abomination forced a measure through the school board forbidding the discussion of
homosexuality in the district's public schools, kids like Brittany were unknowingly thrust into the heart of a clash that was about to become
intertwined with tragedy.
All of us have been told that this country was founded on freedom, especially religious freedom, where people are free to practice whatever they
believe. Unfortunately in each passing day, I see more and more fanatical resurgence in Christianity that is seeping its way into legislation and
important topics that are narrowing even the most liberal of minds.
And don't get me started on how just a few bad eggs in a religion makes their people look bad. I know many nice Muslims and people who live in Muslim
countries, and they abhor the people who attack Americans. Yet every night, I have to listen to not only my family, but senators, congressmen, and
other "experts" baying for the blood of anyone who is from the Middle East or practices Islam.
How would a typical Christian react if I came up to them and called them a "low-life, filthy, backward terrorist who kills children" all because I
heard about David Koresh or Jim Jones? If I said the same thing to a Muslim, or someone of a different religion (Veerappan/Hinduism, Shoko
Asahara/Buddhism, David Berkowitz [summer of sam killer]/Judaism), I'm sure people will join with me in the derision.
To sum up my rant, I have to say that if this continued force feeding of Christian ideology is shoved down our throats, we will be no better off like
Iran or Saudi Arabia, where religion and state are one in the same.
I support freedom of ALL religion and separation of church and state. I believe what I want to believe, and you should believe what you should
believe, not have one huge major religion dictate that their beliefs are superior to another's.
Whoever prays for me, hoping that Jesus/Christian God will help me see the light and know that he loves all...
Thank you, but...seriously, you're making it worse.
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