Answer by NotPanicking at 12:58 PM on Oct. 24, 2010
Answer by pixie_trix at 3:12 PM on Oct. 23, 2010
Answer by gmasboy at 3:16 PM on Oct. 23, 2010
Nope but their congregations give it to them anyway.
Answer by beeky at 3:13 PM on Oct. 23, 2010
Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 3:19 PM on Oct. 23, 2010
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 3:15 PM on Oct. 23, 2010
No I don't think churchs have the right to govern civil lives. However it's a problem because the church is really the people and it's people who have the right to vote. It's hard to separate persons personal beliefs at the voting box, it's who they are and they have a right to vote for whoever represents them best. The people with the power are those who belong to groups that can be counted on to vote in large numbers on election day.
I'm a person you likes freedom and I think people should be as free as possible without infringing on others so I don't agree with some of the morality laws, but laws against murder could also be considered morality laws.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:19 PM on Oct. 23, 2010
You mean should they have the right to govern the members of its congregation, right? And not that they should have the right to govern all people? Certainly, the church does not have the right or the authority to dictate to all citizens. If the congregation gives the church the authority to tell them what they can and can't do, then I suppose they can give it a shot. However, if the church tells the congregation to ignore secular law, or to break secular law. . . then, no. They don't have that kind of authority, even if the congregation thinks they can give it.
Answer by jsbenkert at 6:34 PM on Oct. 23, 2010
Answer by Bubbie0809 at 6:43 PM on Oct. 23, 2010
Answer by Kaelansmom at 11:01 PM on Oct. 23, 2010