• The Bible makes it Clear!

    Leviticus 18:22: " Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." 3. Leviticus 20:13: "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lain with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

    If God created us as his children, then his rules are first and will always stand. Nothing the courts decide will over turn that in the end. And there will be an end to all perversion I can assure you!

    Even the people in the courts were created by God in the very beginning, Heaven wont help them when they answer for their deeds against their creator!

  • Yes, the federal government is starting to dictate where and how we worship.

    It is clear that religions are being given less and less space in the public sphere. Clearly, if large population of religious individuals want to live in communities that only practice their religious values, that will not be tolerated by the government. Many practitioners cannot fully practice their religion and beliefs without some space in the public sphere. But the message from many places in the United States is that religions and religious people are to be silent. Religions and religious people deserve the right to be able to voice their beliefs in the public sphere without fear that they will lose their employment, home, or emotional well-being. The government has a duty to protect religious thought and not favor any religion or lack of religion. A secular state forces religious beliefs to be hidden, which goes against many religious beliefs which require its practitioners to be vocal and public about their beliefs.

  • It is beginning to be...

    All for the sake of certain worldviews like abortion, birth control, and homosexuality, religious freedoms are being resented, and in some cases, infringed upon. Not for the sake of any real rights of anyone else, but the imagined rights of a group that feels others need to apologize for past wrongs by giving in to whatever they demand. Women want to be able to kill unborn babies because they're inherently wronged by their biology that would burden them with a "leach-like life form" and feel men should make up for this injustice by allowing abortion. Homosexuals feel wronged because they've been forced "in the closet" for so long because of the general religious lifestyle of the free world. They feel religions need to not only allow gay marriage, but abandon their belief in true marriage being between man and woman because it would somehow make up for the past wrongs done to homosexuals. Nothing else will do. Here in Texas, government has actually attempted to confiscate sermons and screen them for anti-homosexual doctrine. Truly, homosexuals don't only want gay marriage, and they won't stop there. They will demand that anything that makes them feel like they are doing something wrong be abolished, or at any rate, censored. Better to ma ke it clear that we, ALL religions, in fact, intend to hold fast to our religious freedom, and refuse to "get in the closet" they're trying to force us into.

  • We can't practice anymore.

    Yes, American's religious freedom is being threatened, because we cannot believe the things that we believe anymore. Believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and you're intolerant. If you believe life begins at conception, you hate women. The people who are supposedly the most tolerant are actually the least.

  • We shouldn't be afraid to share our religion

    So many of us are scared to share our religion with others, Because we are afraid we might "a fend" them with what we tell them. Some people also get mad at you when you answer a question they asked you about your religion, Because they didn't like the answer you gave because it wasn't what they wanted to hear. We should be able to go and talk freely about our religion, With our friends, With strangers, And with people who are curious about what our religion is all about. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus said, " Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, Baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, To the end of age. " So we should not let people make us feel self-conscious about talking about what we believe.

  • Religious overreach has been stepped back

    Basically, if you look at trends/ reactions to communist Russia, it becomes quite clear that religion was seen as the counter to the godless commies. However, with that came a boom of religious zealotry that, thankfully, provoked a reaction from the rest of the country that said 'hey, religious freedom means we leave each other alone'.

    Also, hard to say your rights are under attack with the tax free status without transparency and billboards on every other street. Just my opinion, but the only complaint I am hearing is 'other people are exercising their freedom of religion and I don't like it because it is different than what I would do!'.

  • If religious freedom is being threatened, where is the evidence?

    Some Americans would like you to believe that their religious freedoms are being threatened. If you ask for evidence, they usually cite examples of businesses being forced to provide access to certain types of birth control, or to serve certain types of people.

    The problem with these examples is that the businesses are public businesses, not private. Public businesses are not allowed to claim religious freedom, because they serve the public - not a religious sub-set of the public. People still have religious freedom to associate or avoid whoever they want, but a business is not a person, and does not have the same rights.

  • No America's religious freedom is not being threatened.

    No America's religious freedom is not being threatened. Americans still enjoy the freedom to worship as we choose, the freedom to worship where we choose and freedom to believe or not believe as we may choose. Freedom of religion also means we are free express our religious views in any legal manner we choose. However Americans are not free to force their religious views upon others.

  • Americans' religious freedom is not being threatened.

    Americans' religious freedom is not being threatened. The liberty for people to practice which ever religion they choose is highly protected in America. America has a very diverse population of people whom practice various different religions. America does not oppose any religion or persecute anyone on the basis of their religious affiliation.

  • No, America's religious freedom is not being threatened.

    I do not think that America's religious freedom is being threated. I think that while a lot of people these days may disagree and criticize religion a lot more, I think that people will never have to fear the possiblity that they will lose the right to follow any religion or faith.

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Vox_Veritas says2015-02-25T22:00:39.277
To an extent, yes. That is, accommodation of religious beliefs, has not been mastered. For instance, wedding-related businesses should have the right to refuse to serve gay couples. To refuse a business this right is an affront on the religious beliefs of the owner, since he/she believes that it is immoral to cater to homosexual weddings.
Somebody above said that businesses are "public" and thus they should have to. I don't know what the heck he/she meant, but there is (or should be) no law saying that a business owner has to run his or her business in a certain way as to go against his/her religious beliefs. The boss has rights too (obviously).
Now, I am not saying that such discrimination should happen because the owner simply hates said person. But respecting religious beliefs is (rightly) very important in the United States.

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