Many kids in elementary grades know they are gay and that's when problems are beginning.
Everyone of course has a bias. It would be ridiculous to think otherwise. Having Christian items in a public place, like a school, is against separation of church and state. Change that and see what happens. Equal rights for all IS what should be abiding by and we are not by denying full extent of these benefits to all.
Just because you view something as wrong doesn't mean you think that that person should be harmed. One great example would be prostitution, many of us view that as wrong, but we do not think that person should be raped. One can be against prostitution and rape.
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Yes but I think prostitution should be legal and not illegal so...
I haven't heard about not being able to freely discuss my religion at all. Not being able to display a cross in a public school or the 10 commandments at a court house does not mean you cannot discuss your religion in public.
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It's hugely presumptuous to assume that since I am a law abiding citizen, that automatically means I was influenced by christianity. That's just incorrect. You cannot say for me whether I believe anything because of anything. You're not me and don't know my brain. I believe in science, that I know to be correct, and in morals, which are common sense. THAT is how i know what is right and what is wrong.
I think I remember hearing that about 75% of the people in Japan are non religious. Their homicide rate is 0.5 per 100,000 people.
In the US, about 80% of the people are Christian, as you said. Our homicide rate is 5.9 per 100,000 people.
I don't think that you can argue that things that seem to be common sense like "don't kill each other" are a purely Christian value or purely religious value, when you can look at countries where a majority of their citizens are non religious, and they aren't killing each other at higher rates than majority Christian countries.
Last edited by Alissa_Sal; 10-25-2012 at 04:04 PM. Reason: added cite for homicide rates
Yes there should be a task force, no, someone from a known hate group should not be on it, strong political views are fine as long as they don't cross the line in to "people who are not like me should not have the same rights as me."