I am so proud to call myself an American on this day <3 Jun 30, 2015 10:34:24 GMT V12 likes this
Post by HiBerg on Jun 30, 2015 10:34:24 GMT
While I am of the same belief as marked with bold, wishing for a world where everyone share that view is simply unrealistic (not saying that you don't already know that). Stating that a lot of conflicts will go away if this was the case is the same as wishing if just everybody could understand that god loves everybody and if just everyone could realise that and follow his words.
tsunderella (Ch3rryBoyHunter)! This should have come long ago but at least it's here now.
7 billion people will never agree, therefor acceptance is key. Different cultures -> different laws -> different countries. The debate whether a religious leader should be allowed to deny a LGBT couple his approval of marriage is simply a question of culture. The way I see this, a gay couple can go and get married by the mayor, no problem. The conflict arrives when the couple identify themself as a part of a religion that doesn't see gay couples as valid for marriage. The conflict here is between the culture behind the religion and the culture of LGBT acceptance. So whether or not the pastor (or other leaders) should be forced by law to marry the couple is (in my humble opinion) up to democracy to decide. If the majority thinks that religion (and its views) is an important part of the society, then it is.
Here's a question of thought for you all:
Can a gay person identify themself as religious when the very religion is against homosexuality? Can a jew be a nazi even though the very ideology is against his/her existence?
*No hate on jews, it's just to put the first question in perspective*