TomRK1089 wrote: Honestly, in modern society this shouldn't even be an issue. What happened to separation of church and state?
Honestly, there is none which has always angered me. People claim that the Constitution doesn't come out and say there will be a separation but if you look and do some research it is clearly what they meant.
Well, actually, to clarify: the separation was intended to keep the government out of the church. The Founders didn't want another one of Cromwell's Model Republics or France's Cult of the Supreme Being. (Even though the second happened after the fact, it's a valid example.) Now, of course, it's equally applicable the other way. That's the one thing I think both the Lutheran and Roman Catholic churches do a fair job on, while the "Bible Belt" Baptists don't. For the most part, R.Cs (and in my experience, the ELCA) don't try to legislate faith-specific beliefs. Obviously, they advocate a lot of other legislature aimed at helping others, that a lot of non-religious folk get behind to. Which is all good.
Using religious voter's blocs to get rid
of rights, however, definetely crosses the line.
its not a matter of church and state, its a matter of common sense. i mean, if girls were meant to reproduce with each other, wed be BORN to. but we aren't. same with guys.
Common sense? No such thing. What seems obvious to you is obviously not obvious to them, and you have no grounds to say that you're right and they're wrong. It's all relative, as Einstein would say.