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- You do not choose be male/female, born able-bodied/disabled, gay/straight, white/non-white. These are natural. These are the basis for societal equality laws.
You do choose your religion. Religions are man-made. The rules are within the religions are man-made.
There will be some who say religions are made by some god - wrong. God is god. Humans created the society that worships said god. Rules set by god are not as expansive as those that the humans have expanded them to be.Dec 18, 2012
- (Btw saying "white/non-white" is not meant to imply any form of white supremacy. Not at all. Since I live in the UK, the majority of the population are white and laws should not be biased in that direction)Dec 18, 2012
- Dave you make the issues, we welcome you just as you say Live with it, we do so should all. I practice what I believe and no one but no one will take that from me. And do you know what I do not hate or get on my high horse about it, I live with it, my religious belief that no one government or anybody will take from me.Dec 18, 2012
- Someone fighting against inequality doesn't make the issues.
John, believe whatever you wish. If you are a good person and follow your faith with the best of intentions, then good on you :)
But please, do not allow a faith - any faith - to stop equality in any community.
Surely any religion states that love and kindness is at its core. Why not focus on that sentiment for the basis of a loving, caring community?Dec 18, 2012
- As I understand it, when CoE was given exemption, any religious group could opt in to do the same. There's no question of fair or unfair. Any religious institution can ban gay marriage if they want.Dec 18, 2012
- This is a big fuss over nothing. The C of E can choose to change Canon Law as they see fit to make sure there is no conflict.
The marriage equality law is not about forcing religions to hold gay marriages on their premises, or about only making it illegal in the C of E... but rather about allowing marriage to take place on those premises if those religions agree.
No one is being forced into this.
The C of E simply need to amend Canon Law which currently compels them to marry anyone who asks. No other religion is subject to Canon Law in this way therefore no other religion requires an exception. They are exempt by default, as they are not compelled by law to marry anyone and everyone.Dec 18, 2012