For years gay rights advocates have said they weren't trying to destroy religion, but merely secure their own "rights". And when religions brought up questions and issues, they were roundly ignored. Nobody would answer those debates.
Well, now they're talking, and what they say is scary.
Read here: http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2050926720090520
For those of you who don't click links, here is what the New Hampshire legislature was trying to do: "The legislature had been asked to approve language that would give legal protections, including the right to decline to marry same-sex couples, to clergy and others affiliated with religious organizations."
They failed by 2 votes.
Here's why: " State Representative Steve Vaillancourt, a gay Republican from Manchester, was a leading voice against the amendment securing religious liberties, saying that the House should not be "bullied" by the governor.
Vaillancourt said an earlier bill that did not provide protections to clerics or religious groups was the one that should have been passed, adding that the amended bill would allow discrimination to be written into state law."
So now they say religious belief can be mandated by law.
And I thought we lived in a country where even skinheads had the right to believe and teach their children!
This should send shivers up and down your spine.
If you weren't scared before, you should be now.
It's a good thing freedom of religion is guaranteed in the first amendment! Although, if things continue to go as they have, this time the freedom might be forced all the way to the Supreme Court before we are allowed to believe and keep the commandments of God.