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Johnny Cataffo (J.M. Cataffo)
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So, I'm confused. I keep seeing posts about how people have somehow lost their freedoms. Explain to me please how anyone has lost anything. I'm a school teacher, and every morning we say the pledge (to include the words "under God" even tough many of our students have other faiths). We take a moment of silence each and every morning to allow students of any faith to say a prayer if they so choose. We never discourage students from expressing themselves from sharing their experiences no matter what religion they happen to be. People are still able to get married. No one has been forced to divorce, change their religion, or stop attending church. No one is being forced to participate in gay weddings (and no, baking a cake is not participation). Absolutely nothing has changed, except people who are gay can get married. No one is forcing you to go to their wedding. So tell me again how Christians are being persecuted and how we're destroying Freedom? Because I really don't understand the outrage. I'm all for the freedom to express yourself, in fact I encourage it, but I find posts of this nature offensive and counter-productive because they simply aren't true. No one has lost any bit of freedom. No one is forcing a church to change its stance on marriage. If you want to continue in the belief it's wrong for same-sex people to get married, no one is stopping you. Need proof? We allowed mixed-race marriages ages ago. People still disapprove. Making it legal didn't stop people's opinions. Consider this: if you're using your religious beliefs to restrict others, you're doing it wrong. Using your faith to express yourself is Religious Freedom. Using your faith to limit the freedoms of others is Religious Persecution. This is the very reason for Separation of Church and State, not to limit religious freedoms, but to guarantee them. If we allow one faith to dictate law, where does it stop? How long before we limit out freedoms based on one person's interpretation of the Bible? It's a slippery slope, and one our forefathers knew to avoid. So before you condemn the world for recent changes, consider what we've really lost. Nothing. Absolutely nothing has changed. I'm not condoning or condemning gay marriage. I'm simply stating a fact. It has absolutely no bearing on your faith and you're wasting time obsessing over it. Move on. The world has far bigger problems.
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#SallySingletary says: "#TrueFaith isn't crying in the dark, it's finding a way to make light." #quotes #QuoteOfTheDay
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