Even if you could make the argument that our country was founded as a Judeo-Christian nation, tradition is not reason enough to preserve something. Our country was also founded by people who had incredibly racist and sexist views, and we certainly don't want to keep those traditions alive. But, more importantly, why is it impossible for someone to have personal religious views, but also believe that it is best for a country to be officially secular?
Because Secularism is intolerant, secularism gives power to the state not the people.
No system is perfect, but some are better than others. The most prosperous nations have been those founded on Judeo/Christian Principles. Canada, US, Israel, to name a few.
I am not talking theocracy. I am speaking of nations whose laws are framed within the context of the Judeo /Christian Principles. Freedom of speech, religion and association are vitally important. Secularism does not offer that freedom.
To be clear I do not hate homosexuals. I believe in Traditional marriage. Unfortunately it is a position that is construed as hateful and could haul me before a HRC . We already hear it from DA. LH must 'hate' because he holds a strong position on traditional marriage.
I should not be so angry with Bulldog; he is doing what many have done before him, including many professed Catholic and leaders in the Church. It is the betrayals before him that have brought our society into this mess. The pain for Christians on board, who take their faith seriously, is the sense of betrayal to Holy Scripture —remember to us it is the ‘Word of God’— you may not believe this, but please try to understand our reasoning from this context. As such, The Word of God cannot be played with. The betrayal is twofold, it is personal and directed at our Saviour. The sense of shock, betrayal, and disillusionment in this context is profound. Christians are called to love the Lord our God with all of our heart mind and soul. We are further called to evangelize this love, not betray it. From the very beginning God created us in His image, as man and woman so they would become one. From the get go, and throughout, the image of marriage as between man and woman are very strong.
I have homosexuals in my family and as friends. Thankfully they have their heads on straight. (No pun intended) Some agree with me, they don’t want marriage. Some are honest and know it is not the best environment for children. And others disagree with me and we freely discuss the issues. Sometimes with passion, but we remain friends and family. I can love my friends and hold onto my values, and they can love me even though I am not 100% in sync with them. I will not betray my core beliefs because I love them. Nor should they betray theirs for me.
Marriage is not a love commitment, traditionally it is a contractual commitment between a man women and state, that the latter will support the two to procreate and provide a secure and functional environment for the children, the future of the country. This contract is necessary and good for society, ALL of US.
The children should have the rights here, not the adults. They are the ones needing protection. No society can sustain itself with social disorder which is inevitable when the family structure breaks down. The money it costs the taxpayer is overwhelming. As a society we should be working to strengthen traditional marriage not further erode it.