Does Religious Liberty Equal Freedom to Discriminate?
☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/05/30 01:47:12
When organized religious groups gain power of any form, power over the state, power over women, or power over children, the results inevitably lead to restrictions on liberty based on discrimination."
I don't understand how people think allowing gays and lesbians the same rights that heterosexuals already have is a threat to religious freedom. Nor don't I understand how treating us gays and lesbians like human beings, with dignity and respect, would stiffen out religious freedom. No one is trying to make them change their beliefs, they can believe the sky is purple for all I care, we're simply requesting to be treated equally and fairly with dignity and respect. Sexual orientation is something we're all simply born with; as opposed to religion, which is something we choose and are taught. Which trumps which now? This should be a no-brainer
Religion should never extend in the public sphere. You can go to church, You can be a Christian, You can disagree with gay marriage and abortion and tattoos, but it doesn't mean that You, as a private citizen, have a right to limit other people's access to those things based only on Your private beliefs. But, I can not marry someone of the same sex, not have an abortion, and not get a tattoo myself so that I can still live within my own religious rules and regulations. The same way that we should never force someone of a certain religion to do something that would go against their beliefs, you should never allow someone to limit the rights and freedoms of another person because of their beliefs. Freedom of religion, freedom from religion.
It's sad to say that religion as a whole is so outdated that it does not work in 2012 no matter how you twist it. The bible among other reigious texts are from a time period where it was ok to stone women and have slaves. We know this today to be flat out wrong and discrimination and according to our laws in the good ol' USA, illegal. We have freedom of religion but at a price, it is restricted and man's law is over religious views, as it should be. I am not against religion by any means, just the discrimination it presents and how decent humanity and common sense have gone the way of the dodo.
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