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    Re: Senate passes LGBT anti-discrimination bill

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    People brought up on a religion are capable of researching various alternative belief systems and settling on whatever they prefer. The fact many do not only tells us they choose not to. If you're talking of this bill and allowing someone to be fired for their sexuality, that's just not the same. Staying in the closet and staying a virgin for one's whole life is a sure path to misery. It's not a reasonable demand.

    For that matter, i'm not pushing for religion to be removed from ENDA the way others demand that sexuality is not protected. I don't care to see someone fired for being methodist or jewish or whatever. I'm just saying it's BS that one is protected and the other is not.
    I understand, but still maintain that for many neither is a choice. Yes, folks raised in certain religions do have access to outside info, increased options for choice. But humans are notorious for choosing the familiar. However, must be noted that the choice options for those who have the genetic compulsion towards homosexuality have a greater range of choices than you list. As we have seen many do indeed never go to the behavior, but instead live as heterosexuals (especially women).

    There is no demand here, we were talking about the choices for both religion and sexual orientation and how they can be equally forced.

    My main objection to ENDA has to do with the legimization of all sexual "orientations".

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    Re: Senate passes LGBT anti-discrimination bill

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I understand, but still maintain that for many neither is a choice. Yes, folks raised in certain religions do have access to outside info, increased options for choice. But humans are notorious for choosing the familiar. However, must be noted that the choice options for those who have the genetic compulsion towards homosexuality have a greater range of choices than you list. As we have seen many do indeed never go to the behavior, but instead live as heterosexuals (especially women).

    There is no demand here, we were talking about the choices for both religion and sexual orientation and how they can be equally forced.

    My main objection to ENDA has to do with the legimization of all sexual "orientations".
    It's pretty much a demand when you say "Don't come out or we'll fire you." Even without ENDA, given the choice between a life of repression and a slightly smaller employment opportunity, that's really a no brainer. With faith, you can't go wrong because no matter what you settle on, you're likely to be happy with it (as well as not legally fired).

    I don't know what you mean by legitimate. Homosexuality is going to continue existing either way. Whether the congress passes it doesn't have any impact on that.

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    Re: Senate passes LGBT anti-discrimination bill

    IMHO.... ENDA became an inevitability as soon as "DADT" was repealed.
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    Re: Senate passes LGBT anti-discrimination bill

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yes, and a person raised in that environment is most likely to be, shocker - a methodist. Just as many gays are likely to stay in the closet their entire lifetime. I am not making this an absolute as you seem to. I'll reiterate - many who are brought up from birth in this or that religion it is no more a choice than homosexual behavior is.

    I'll go further to say, belief in God and adherence to a religion is as deeply influenced by how one is raised as the choice one makes to engage in homosexual behavior is influenced by genetics.

    Still not answered is the objection to this amendment because it requires hiring and continued employment of pedophiles in all sectors of American life. With this amendment in force it would be illegal to fire a professed pedophile who works as an elementary school teacher.
    100% factually false and repeating this lie over and over again doens tmake it true, it just shows you how uneducated and dishonest your posts are about this topic
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    Re: Senate passes LGBT anti-discrimination bill

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post

    My main objection to ENDA has to do with the legimization of all sexual "orientations".

    and as usual that statement is factually wrong, its about protecting rights and equality.
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