"Not Being Allowed to Dominate Others Doesn’t Mean You’re Being Oppressed"
This statement was made in response to an argument against same sex marriage which said that allowing same sex marriage is a legal excuse to oppress Christians... I like it.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:42 AM on Jun. 30, 2011 in Religious Debate
Answer by Dr.Donna at 11:46 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by pookiekins34 at 11:53 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
I like it.
I think there's a notion among a small group of Christians that allowing other groups to have a voice is equal to oppression of their religion. They think that by not being allowed to dominate--by having a prayer to their god said in public schools, for example--their "rights" are being taken away. They see the Establishment Clause as pertaining to all other beliefs, but somehow feel that theirs is above all others and therefore should be "the way" of all Americans. They might entertain the thought of letting other people worship (or not) as they see fit, but in reality, they do not want any other philosophy to be recognized as in any way equally valid.
Answer by jsbenkert at 12:02 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:06 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Unless I misunderstand, Kristi, I think the OP likes the quote, and sees the ridiculousness of the cry of oppression when another group demands equal rights.
Answer by jsbenkert at 12:11 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 12:12 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:18 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by bandgeek521 at 12:31 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by okmanders at 12:52 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by momto2boys973 at 1:54 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Next question overall
How many times have people got nasty or hateful over your question/answer??