(cross-posted in P&CE)
I know we have separation of church and state here in America, but that does not mean that religious ideals (mainly Christian) don't influence decisions our country makes. I honestly believe that is the main reason why the government wont allow homosexuals to get married in America.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:51 AM on May. 21, 2011 in Religious Debate
Answer by flower_angel at 1:38 PM on May. 21, 2011
Rhanford, that's simply not true. Congress starts each session with prayer, and school employees, including teachers, are allowed to pray--on their own time. The only time it isn't allowed under the law is if it interferes with instructional time or the teacher coerces the students to pray with him/her or attempts to impose his/her religious beliefs on the students or other staff. I strongly disagree with starting Congress with a prayer, as that teeters too closely in conflict with the Establishment Clause. A moment of silence would be fine, however.
Answer by jsbenkert at 1:35 PM on May. 21, 2011
I like to keep my religion and politics separate butmy religion is part of who I am so I know my politics is influenced by my beliefs.
However people can vote any way they want and it doesn't have to make sense to anybody else. Whatever factors that have influenced our laws came about because we voted it in. I blame the people who don't vote but aren't happy about the government we have more then the people who put them in office in the first place. The country is run by groups who can be counted on in an election, if we change who shows up consistently to vote we would change the government.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 2:44 PM on May. 21, 2011
Answer by rhanford at 1:00 PM on May. 21, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 2:37 PM on May. 21, 2011
Answer by -Eilish- at 2:45 PM on May. 21, 2011
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 10:07 PM on May. 21, 2011
Answer by Liz4Life at 5:31 PM on May. 21, 2011