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In More Religion vs Freedom News…More Religious “Leaders” Protest

Yesterday a letter was written protesting the US Embassy’s involvement in a gay pride parade being held in Prague this Saturday. Religious leaders from 11 countries along with two southern baptists from the US have signed this letter in support.

An excerpt from the letter sponsored by World Congress of Families states their dismay saying they can’t “imagine a worse form of cultural imperialism than Washington trying to force approval of the ‘gay’ agenda on societies with traditional values.” Really? So we should show other countries how we hate instead of how we show support? What horrible logic.

Another excerpt from the letter goes as follows “At the directive of the president of the United States, Washington is aggressively promoting the ‘gay’ agenda internationally, including same-sex ‘marriage’ and the stigmatization and marginalization of any who object to the same,” Again, horrible logic.

The letter continues saying that LGBT have the same rights as citizens (NO WE DO NOT) but “this does not include the ‘right’ to force others to validate a lifestyle they find objectionable, for religious or other reasons. It also does not include the right of men to marry men and women to marry women.”

An excellent point in a discussion I read earlier brilliantly stated that “a percentage of our tax-paying citizens are being illegally denied the right to obtain a license to be married by a government institution based on religious morals, which is against the separation of church and state.” So LGBT that want to get married can’t and we are being denied equal rights.

Even with the boycotts of companies like Starbucks and General Mills, and it’s likely REI will soon be boycotted too, still that one question still hasn’t been answered by the religious right that opposes gay marriage? What does it take from you? *Crickets*

I still don’t get how showing support for gays in other countries challenges or takes away any rights from anyone who isn’t LGBTQ. No one is asking or forcing you to participate so what is the problem? No not everyone agrees with the “interpretation” of your religion. Also, your religion has no right in our government.




Sly Merritt has a BA in psychology/sociology. MA in clinical psychology. He's a flip flop wearing hippy with a peaceloving mindset. Even pacifists like him know when it's time to do all we can for LGBTQ equality. Sly's views are all opinions not advice.

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