Sunday, November 16, 2008

Separation of Church and State in Danger

I don't care about gay marriage. It doesn't affect me whether gays marry or not..... But what I do care about is separation of Church and State.

Government presides over CIVIL marriages (unions). These are NOT religious, they are civil. An atheist can get a CIVIL MARRIAGE. These unions are provided by the government to legally recognize that a couple has certain rights. PERIOD.

GAY, STRAIGHT, ATHEIST, BLACK, WHITE, PAGAN, WICCAN, MUSLIM, CHRISTIAN, BHUDDIST. Whatever you are, the government provides constitutional rights and protection to couples. This has nothing to do with JESUS or GOD or the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The United States of America was founded on the thought that all people are created equal. If two people love each other and want to have legal protection from the government, they should not be denied this. Equality for all is what makes our country great!

Your religion can mandate whatever rules you want, but the government is for the people, all people. Religion does not govern our laws and shouldn't. Our forefathers saw the dangers in letting religion into our government, and thus created laws to stop that. We are all to be treated equally and religion is a right, but does not control our government.

ENOUGH already. If you are not happy that the government is providing equal protection to all of its citizens, simply because of your RELIGIOUS beliefs, then maybe you need to move to a country that lets religion dictate their laws…. Such as Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan or Iran.

What does the future hold?

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