Originally Posted by Scott2.0
How about spending millions of dollars, that could otherwise go to help people, on Prop 8 promotion, anti-abortion lobbying, lobbying for the protection of marriage act (or whatever it's called)?
Let's get one thing straight. I'm not for the persecution or silencing of Christians. On the contrary, I will fight for your right to practice your religion. I firmly believe that that protection stops at the beginning of government though and that is my point. Not only does Christian-rooted legislation stomp on the rights of those that follow other faiths or none at all, but it grossly diminishes the effectiveness of the GOP when it comes to fiscal conservatism. If we can let the women retain the right to choose and let Bob marry Jim, we can focus on what really matters; keeping the libs from mortgaging our futures with frivolous spending and handouts. We need to get over these hurdles before any progress can be made. Hopefully these will be moot points by the time 2016 rolls around.
I agree with this.
I am a Christian.
With some of the reading of quotes from founding fathers, I believe the country was founded on Christian faith.
However, our country was also founded on freedom of religion and the intent that we would welcome one and all.
I believe that welcoming one and all means to come to our country to follow the existing laws.
Our existing laws have changed over the years with a more open minded attitude, such as women's and racial rights. I support these.
Although on a personal level, I do not support abortion and gay rights, I can open mindedly understand that this is a direction our country is going.
We will never solve these social issues and they need to be left out of government (at least at the federal level) so that our government can do what it was intended to do.