flatstate2010 saidIn my short time of studying human behavior, if you force someone to think or do a certain action then you only cause resentment.
I do think religious should have some freedoms that go against their core beliefs. (Perhaps it comes from my up bringing and study of history).
I know that I am in the minority, but we do allow for minority rights within our country. Even if we haven't always protected them as a country. I guess it is a lesson we as a group should remember.
Of course you cause resentment in SOME, but you also force CHANGE (in varying degrees) in others.
When they FORCED interracial marriage, do you think everyone KKK and bigot said "ok, you're right, we were wrong, you're cool." No, they were salty as heck. But they eventually realized they'd lost that battle, because they were FORCED to realize that.
When they FORCED women's suffrage, do you think every misogynist said "ok, you're right, we were wrong, you're cool." No, they were salty as heck. But the misogynists eventually realized they'd lost that battle, because they were FORCED to realize that.
Insert examples from abortion, banishing anti-sodomy laws, slavery, prohibition, etc.
I couldn't give a F what bigots think or how "resentful" they feel when corrected. In fact, I'm out of F*cks to give.
EDIT: Above poster's link http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/on-discrimination-the-mormon-church-gives-and-takes-away/?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region®ion=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&_r=0