[PLUG-TALK] Should political policy be set based on religious views?

Someone plug_1 at robinson-west.com
Fri Jan 2 22:05:59 PST 2009

On Fri, 2009-01-02 at 21:29 -0800, David Fierbaugh wrote:
> Should political policies be set based upon religious views? Many of
> the recent conversations on this list boil down to this one point. I
> don't fault someone for speaking their mind, on either side of the
> topic. But this one point is where it all comes down to. 
> There is a religious point of view that says that homosexuality is a
> sin. This point can not be argued, it's clear that some religions feel
> this way. It's equally obvious that some religions don't feel this
> way, and even within religions, they can't always agree on it.
> But the fact remains that legislation prohibiting homosexual marriage
> or acts based upon religious viewpoints are against the separation of
> church and state that is a pretty foundational concept to the
> principals of this nation. In much the same way as people may publish
> material I object to, and speak out for/against things I object to
> because they have a freedom of speech, even if what they say is
> against my religious ideals.
> People may continue to spout off for either side, it's their right to
> speak their minds.
> People may not however try to impose laws on others based on their own
> religious beliefs. People have given their lives to protect this
> country from that, and will continue to do so. I will stand firm and
> fight any political action based upon religious views, even if the
> policy aligns with my own religious views, it's still wrong.
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You are assuming that the opposition to "homosexual marriage" which is
impossible by the way is purely religious where it is not.

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