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Should Laws in a Democratic Country reflect religious beliefs or should separation apply?


A lot of people in the united states fall under the heading of generalized Christianity, and they vote based upon their own personal religious beliefs - sometimes to the detriment of others, as seen in the legal opposition of same-sex marriage. Should there be laws respecting religious beliefs and run the risk of laws based on a religion other than yours, or should laws for everyone made apart from any religious consideration, as the separation of church and state should dictate?

 

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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 4 years ago

    Are you saying that homosexuals are in the same category as bestiality and pedophilia? That's absurd for obvious reasons. Animals cannot give informed consent, and neither can children. Most of the founding fathers were NOT Christians at all.


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 4 years ago

    Isn't the point of a Democratic Republic to protect the minority from the whim/will of the majority?


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 4 years ago

    and why do you think that murder, theft etc are religious based ideals? Those laws existed long before Judaism/Christianity ever entered the scene.


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