Unholy, Gay America
The United States has, for a long time now, seemed to put their country above God.
Not permitting the saying of the Lord’s Prayer at school assemblies or allowing plaques denoting the Ten Commandments, on government buildings is bad enough, yet they seem to want to take it further.
Now I fully understand that they dictate and encourage freedom of religion, which is a good thing but in doing so you should not have to abandon religion.
Many years ago, I was at school in England. Most of the students and teachers were Church of England but some were Catholic and others were perhaps Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or of another faith. This did not stop the school from carrying out its schedule of communal prayer. First thing in the morning, all students and teachers would attend assembly. The Head Master would pass on any announcements and then dismiss the non Church of England who would go to designated classrooms. Whilst the main body of students and staff would sing a couple of hymns and say a few prayers, the others in their classrooms would spend supervised time to either study or pray on their own. Similarly, the same would happen when religious studies were on the timetable for a class.
Religion is a personal thing but the establishments should display and encourage the importance of religion in a person’s life, what ever that religion may be.
Not being permitted to display the Ten Commandments on a public building, especially one that deals with justice, is just a display of somebody trying to get their five minutes of fame. Several major religions are based on and believe in the Old Testament, not just Christianity. Even in the countries whose major religion is not one of those that believe in the Old Testament, their laws always cover the ten points mentioned in the commandments and of course in the countries that do, then they are fully provided for. The Commandments therefore are not necessarily a thing of religion alone, they are a symbol that there must be rules under which humanity must live, regardless of nationality or religion.
Now though, the United States goes too far.
It is one thing that they permit gay marriage and equal rights for gays but it is another to try and bully others into the same deeds.
President Obama, the President of the United States of America, sent letters to the heads of several third world countries stating that they would be treated less favorably if they showed any prejudice towards gays.
Some people believe that being gay is ungodly. I personally, do not approve of gays but do believe that it is up to each individual country to decide on whether or not they should be granted equal rights within that country and I can live with whatever that decision may be.
America should not be sending out a letter like this, on a subject like this. The letter, if sent at all, should have stated that the US would not favor a country that displayed prejudices against anybody for whatever reason. As it stands, this letter itself is displaying prejudice. If the United States is so in favor of countries not being prejudice, then they themselves should set the example for others to follow, instead of trying to blackmail them into courses of actions that may go against their religious beliefs.
It is one thing for the United States to put their country before any religious beliefs but it is a totally different thing to try and bully, victimize or blackmail other countries into doing the same.
It is sometimes difficult for some people from less fortunate and perhaps less educated countries, to understand that it is not the American people themselves that wish them to go against their religious beliefs but only the American leaders whose strings are being pulled by a minority in one special interests group or another.
The President should now send out a retraction of his previous letter and send out an apology to the American people, for misrepresenting them. Only then could the United States start to regain the trust and respect of the world that it once held.
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