Wise Fool Posted September 8, 2015 Share Posted September 8, 2015 How does not wanting to have your name on a piece of paper a religious belief, anyway? I mean, okay, I get it - the religious belief is that being gay is wrong, and so it seems as if she's being forced to approve of something (gayness), which violates her religious belief about the evil of homosexuality. It can't be about simply gay marriage, because that's a topic that is brought up exactly zero times in the Bible; it's something that's too new for religious philosophy to have a position for or against (same with transgender issues, for example), and we are talking about a religious belief, not merely a political one (right? so she says? unless Republicanism can now qualify as a religion?). So it must indeed be that she deeply believes homosexuality is a sin, and it is a sin that's apparently contagious - you can become sinful by association (i.e., your name on a legal document) with it. But if that's the case, then how is it not also equally sinful (and a violation of this woman's religious belief about the universal sinfulness of gaydom) if she pays taxes to a government which winds up helping homosexuals? Can she not simply bleat "religious freedom!" to avoid having her tax dollars accidentally helping a gay? There are some "religious beliefs" we should honor and respect, and some we should not. This isn't about Muslims serving wine or pork chops here; a religious belief that you shouldn't drink wine or eat pork is maybe just a bit weird, and I mean I don't agree (because omg bacon and ham and sausage and red red wine), but whatever, I see no reason not to honor it if that's what you truly believe. No reason whatsoever. But if your religious belief is that you should not exist as a homosexual then I think society needs to stop "accommodating" that shit asap. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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