I strongly oppose the idea though if it didn't influence politics at all and stayed out of government then I would't really care all that much either.
I'm the guy who voted in favor.
Every state has a state song. Do any of you even know what your state song is, much less are required to sing it at any state functions? But such things are underpinnings to individual identity. If the city of Dearborn, Michigan wished to declare Islam its official city religion, I would have no problem with that, so long as no test was required to be employed by or to do business with the city. In fact, I would admire if they began city council meetings with a call to prayer.
Why? Because I believe that expressing our faith in God is not harmful to the character of a nation, and need not be suppressed in government business.
The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.
I strongly oppose this idea and I am sure that it's not going to happen.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Congress, all states and local governments shall respect the official religion of our nation which is Christianity. Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of Christianity; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The public practice of Islam should be discouraged by all bodies of government especially those practices that threaten the safety and traditions of our nation.
Last edited by vasuderatorrent; 10-23-13 at 05:30 PM.
The argument against same-sex marriage collapses pretty hard when you remove the religious component, because then all you have is "I don't like it."
We've seen the effects of making purely religious-based rules into the laws of a nation. It rarely ends well.
Last edited by Deuce; 10-23-13 at 05:37 PM.
One of you will end up here next!