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Keep your religion off my rights stamp by PurplePhoneixStar Keep your religion off my rights stamp by PurplePhoneixStar
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I have nothing against someone's religion but if you try to impose it on me, then we have an issue. :iconraegplz: The USA was founded on individual freedom as long as it didn't phsyically hurt anyone. I cannot stand people saying Jesus hates this so ban it. :iconjesusfacepalmplz: There are other religions in the US getting pissed at you for saying that and thinking only of yourself. US is a democracy (technically republic) and we are not a theocracy. Stop trying to make it that way. Oh and this is what Jesus says about theocracy :iconjesusfingerplz:
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Noguy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep your misguided ideas of "rights" off my religion! xD
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shadowthepredator Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Well then... Tell that to Obama. Him trying to force Christian orginazations to cover birth control in their insurance. He tried to do the same thing with the jobs emplyed by the Catholic Church. People like him only bring up separation of Church and State when it suits them.
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PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am all for the choice of religion as to what to cover and all that, but it gets into mucky legal debate on religious employers. Are they to be treated as a church or business in the eyes of the law. I don't agree with forcing Catholic and any other orginazation to cover what they don't feel is right, but it gets tricky when a CEO's personal beliefs are what they try and use for an entire diverse company. A Bible store, yes I can understand, but not a Craft store.
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Dexter96 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
You are absolutely right. I hate it when people go around shoving their religion in my face, and condemning certain practices. I LOATHE the term "sin". Many "sins" are perfectly normal things to do. I wish people would just keep their religion to themselves.

On an unrelated note, try putting some spotlight emoticons around the "read before you comment" thing. It puts emphasis on it.

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NurIzin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
while I agree, why do americans think "republic" and "democracy" are different political systems? while in fact :

-Republic refers to the leader(s) : a republic is simply a state where the leader is elected by a group, and this leadership isn't transmitted by heredity. So a republic can be a democracy (France, USA, Germany, Russia etc...), but can as well be dictatorial or non-democratic (USSR, Netherlands in the past, some Italian cities before unification, etc...). There's as well the exemple of Roman Republic, where there were two Consuls, instead of one "president". So, a republic simply means that the leader is a PRESIDENT chosen by votes.

- Democracy refers to the political system, who has the power of decision. A democracy is a system where theorically this is the majority, the "people" that decides. There're many forms of democracies, such as representative, participative or direct democracy. A democracy can have various forms : France is a democracy, whose leader is a president, so the system of leader is called "republic", but it doesn't mean that this is another system that Belgium, whose leader is a powerless king. in that case, Belgium is a constitutionnal monarchy, but this term simply describe who's the leader, but the political system remains a democracy, for both France and Belgium.

So, republic and democracy aren't two different political system, and the ignorants saying "USA isn't a democracy but a republic" should try to go to a descent school. A republic can be a dictatorship, a democracy, can be based on privileges, can be constitutionnal as Italy and Germany, where the president hasn't any power. A democracy can be a republic, a constitutionnal monarchy or republic (where the power is in the end of ministers, legislative chambers, and prime minister as real leader).
To compare both is a idiot as compare the same hot chocolate put in a mug or put in a bowl : this is exactly the same drink, but the form is a bit different.
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KeswickPinhead Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   General Artist
I despise those who say that America was founded to protect "religious freedom".
It was founded to protect people from RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION, whether they're religious or NOT.
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PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought religious freedom was for all relgions not just Christians.
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KeswickPinhead Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   General Artist
I don't know what 'relgions' means, but according to history, the "puritans" were fleeing religious persecution.
Many of the founders made statements to support my comment, that religion was to remain SEPARATE from governance.
There's a reason for that.... to prevent persecution of those who choose to believe something different than the government's church.
Atheists, for instance....or muslims for that matter, if we are going by the mood of the moment.
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Mephistophilez Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Agreed whole heartedly. It may seem like a small difference on the surface, especially for those part of a religious majority, but it's a big deal. Freedom of religion gives leeway for religious people to do whatever the fuck they want, which should not at all be the way it should be. Religions must follow the same basic human rights as the law, which history will show they definitely do not therefore they must have accountability from a secular government or authority. A religion doesn't have freedom to enslave people or murder people or harm people, it does not have absolute freedom as much some think it should. And it's to prevent a government church from existing at all (which it does but still seems to be constantly threatened by Christian influence in america). I'm sure even many Christians would not welcome the idea of a religious government if they actually thought about it, it would so easily and quickly be flipped against them and any possible dissenters.
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KeswickPinhead Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   General Artist
Precisely.
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This is what we should be worried about.
A church, flouting employment laws.
If it were a mosque doing this there would be an outcry of "creeping sharia".
Because it's a Christian organization they are aloud to silence and fire at will, with no reguard for the laws that would apply to you or I.
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