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Where is the line?

We've established that it is not ok to kick other people out of the country based on one's religion:
http://www.cafemom.com/answers/374276/If_it_was_put_to_a_vote

But it is ok to deny other people the legal right to marry based on one's religion:
http://www.cafemom.com/answers/374059/If_gay_marriage_was_made_legal_tomorrow?cat_id=&next=1#answers

What else is or is not ok to legally do to other people against their will based on one's own religion?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on Feb. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (14)
  • In this country church and state are seperate - so unless someone is trying to marry a dog, a pig, or some other non-human; there should be no issue.

    The only thing you can make people do "against their will" would be to follow the law or risk suffering the consequences. Sorry, sir, it isn't OK to rob a bank, now I'm afraid we are just going to have to send you to jail.

    We have the right to life, liberty, and the persuit of happiness. THE RIGHT - not the "option"
    1Katrina

    Answer by 1Katrina at 1:42 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator (this would be God, Allah, Jehovah, a Higher Power,or whoever you worship) with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    Explain how you separate the rights given to you by whoever you believe in from whoever you believe in?
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 1:56 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • You might want to try a remedial History course. The Declaration of Independence is not a law.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:58 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • Another point -- we have the right to the PURSUIT of Happiness, not a GUARANTEE that we will find happiness.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 1:58 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • Why do so many not realize that is from the Declaration of Independence and not the Constitution
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:01 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • It isn't a relgious issue. It is a Constitutional one. There is no provision for ANY marriage in the Constitution. It is left up to the states. The people of some states have voted...as is their Constitutional right (federal & state) to say no to gay marriage. It really has nothing to do with religion. That is just the convenient scapegoat.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:55 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • Anon, I don't know why you bashed 29again. She didn't say anything about where her statement came from. I know 29again and am willing to bet she can quote more of the Dec of Ind and the Con than you can.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:57 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • It isn't a relgious issue.

    If the only reason you can provide for why you vote to amend your state constitution to outlaw gay marriage is a religious reason, it IS a religious issue. There aren't a whole lot of atheists and Buddhists lining up to outlaw gay marriage in their home states.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:52 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • I don't understand why some people don't understand what separation of church and state really means. It is to keep the state OUT of the church, meaning the state cannot tell you how to worship. It is not to keep the church out of the state. The church IS the PEOPLE, and the people are the state.

    Why oh why can they not teach proper history and civics in school anymore?
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 7:08 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • meaning the state cannot tell you how to worship

    The state telling you marriage is one man and one woman is the definition of the state telling you how to worship.

    Why oh why can people not figure that out? If they wouldn't accept someone doing it to them, they have no right to do it to anyone else.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:59 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

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