Religious Freedom: My religion requires/allows same-sex couples to get married therefore it should be legal in all 50 States.Posted by: briantheliberal
Many people believe they should have the right to discriminate against gay people in their businesses on basis of "religious freedom". So using the same logic, my religion, Pastafarianism, allows/requires gay people to get married so same sex marriage should be legal in all 50 states to accommodate my beliefs. So where is MY religious freedom or does "religious freedom" only apply to Christians?
If you are going to justify and protect discrimination against gays or any other group under the law, the same applies to marriage. If someone's religion accepts gay marriage, the law should recognize gay marriages. FYI this is a HYPOTHETICAL situation, not meant to be taken literally. I am arguing based off of the concept of religious freedom laws.
My issue is with the word "therefore" in the question. Personally, I vote to make homosexual marriage legal the World over... but... and here's why I voted "no" it should have absolutely nothing to do with religion (even a made up one). Religion should have about as much say as your average Bronze Age man does today - that is to say, none! I want a World free from religion, not religions accorded freedoms that they do not deserve! In this case, you can't fight fire with fire, you need to **ss on their fire. Saying "homosexuality is a sin" should be a punishable offence (hate speak). I don't CARE that you have a Bronze Age text that tells you that that's right (that same text promotes slavery so you can hide it where the sun don't shine!).
Religious freedom as long as it doesn't impact on anyone else. I am gay so I am obviously pro marriage equality, but I don't think that it should be made legal only because a religion wants it to be. It's just basic human rights, and your religion shouldn't impact on me (regardless of the outcome).
I am a true Pastafarian, I and I am not offended by the lack of states allowing Gay marriage. Although the christians do not wish to allow this, there is no true way to make everyone happy.
People have the right not so serve you because you are gay or lesbian. They also have the right to not serve you if you are black or white or for any other reason on the face of the world. ITS CALLED FREEDOM!