Re: Gay marriage; contraception coverage; health insurance mandate; school prayer; chooseyourtopic; etc.
I am honestly confounded as to why a political party that seems to explain their entire agenda as one of "individual freedom" and "getting the government out of my ___" is so consistently obsessed with changing the laws so that everyone must live the way they think is correct. Individual freedom means letting people choose, means sometimes we won’t agree with the choices others make to live their lives, but legally they must HAVE the choice.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM means I have the RIGHT to be FREE from YOUR religious rules!! It also means that the power of the church does NOT trump the power of the state, therefore laws can be made that may infringe on the laws of a particular church, however, people still have the FREEDOM to CHOOSE to follow the laws of their own church, should they WANT to do so.
We do not live in a religious theocracy!!!!! Some laws may not conform to your RELIGIOUS IDEAS!!! We are all part of this country, whether we are religious, secular or some mixture of the two. We all have rights. We respect the freedoms of each other. The government does not conform to the laws of the church but to the laws of the people. Get used to it!
Goodness I am enraged.