American Family Association: The First Amendment Only Applies to Christians

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    Mar 27, 2011 5:08 AM GMT
    American Family Association: The First Amendment Only Applies to Christians


    http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/the-first-amendment-only-applies-to-christians/
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    Mar 27, 2011 5:15 AM GMT
    There's certain religious rights that go against the constitution. So no, not all religious practices are guaranteed by the constitution regardless of the religion.
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    Mar 27, 2011 10:31 AM GMT
    So Jewish practices, which were clearly present in the colonies at the time are not protected either?

    I don't know how they come up with crap statements like these.

    Hey, if these "Christians" claim the first amendment, I'll claim the second for us!
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    Mar 28, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    There must be a certain reasonableness test that can be applied.

    If a fundamentalist Muslim wants to refuse to carry passengers in his cab that are in possession of alcohol, is this the same as a Christian couple owning a B&B refusing services to an LGBT couple?

    Or, should federal and state buildings be forced to provide facilities for Muslims to observe ritual foot and hand washing as well as gender segregated prayer rooms constructed facing Mecca, while also allowing for Christians to solicit (evangelize) or leave gospel tracts, or for Pagan/Wiccans to conduct their rituals?

    Mocktwinkie should chime in on that one; my thought is that if the cabbie can refuse to carry alcohol-consuming fares, then the B&B owners should have their right to refuse customers according to their faith.

    Otherwise, we serve a double standard.

    My opinion is that religion should be a private matter, and religious business should be conducted on the private property of such churches, masjids/mosques, synagogues, sacred groves, or rented strip mall storefronts or other institutions.

    Not on public property.

    And taxpayers should not be imposed upon to pay for special accommodations to any one religion.
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    Mar 30, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    alphatrigger saidThere must be a certain reasonableness test that can be applied.

    If a fundamentalist Muslim wants to refuse to carry passengers in his cab that are in possession of alcohol, is this the same as a Christian couple owning a B&B refusing services to an LGBT couple?

    Or, should federal and state buildings be forced to provide facilities for Muslims to observe ritual foot and hand washing as well as gender segregated prayer rooms constructed facing Mecca, while also allowing for Christians to solicit (evangelize) or leave gospel tracts, or for Pagan/Wiccans to conduct their rituals?

    Mocktwinkie should chime in on that one; my thought is that if the cabbie can refuse to carry alcohol-consuming fares, then the B&B owners should have their right to refuse customers according to their faith.

    Otherwise, we serve a double standard.

    My opinion is that religion should be a private matter, and religious business should be conducted on the private property of such churches, masjids/mosques, synagogues, sacred groves, or rented strip mall storefronts or other institutions.

    Not on public property.

    And taxpayers should not be imposed upon to pay for special accommodations to any one religion.


    Our church has an annual summer picnic with an outdoor worship service in a public park. Are you saying we shouldn't be allowed to do that? What about outdoor Christian music concerts that are held in public places like football stadiums or other outdoor stages? Are you saying that they shouldn't have outdoor Christian music concerts? These things are very common throughout the United States.
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    Mar 30, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    Fuck wits. AKA shit for brains.

    That is the nicest thing I can think of to say about them.
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    Mar 30, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    The United States is sinking into radicalism. And some guys here on RJ encourage this, approve it, believe it. How sad. I think the end of the US is not far away.

    Great empires are usually not destroyed from without, but from within. We are witnessing such a collapse in our own lifetimes.

    Now the question becomes, how to individually survive this implosion? To flee the country, or find safe havens within the US itself? I'd be interested in your opinions. Especially regarding the gay community, since we seem to be a major target of those tearing the US apart.
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    Mar 31, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    A person who correctly forecasted the meltdown in 2008 has forecasted a severe depression to occur sometime this year, which will be as bad as the Great Depression. I guess time will tell.
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    Mar 31, 2011 2:22 AM GMT
    But since Christianity at the time of the Constitution meant ANGLICANISM, that means we can dispense with their looney new-fangled denominations, right?