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1SG Signal Support Systems Specialist
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Further proof that we need to keep all religions as far away from government as possible. The religious are more than happy to strip you of your rights if they have the opportunity. And since all religions have not been proven to be true, we should definitely not cow-tow to them attempting to take away the rights of others.
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LCDR Joshua Gillespie
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I'm going to be very honest with you...that is what many Judeo-Christian adherents (myself included) believe. Our doctrines teach that these things are sinful (right alongside pre-marital/extra-marital sex, greed, vanity, self-righteousness...etc...etc.). I realize many will suggest that his position as a government official demands he remain "neutral", and perhaps legally, he should...at least in terms of making policy. However, I would respectfully add that if we want to remain truly compliant with the 1st Amendment, government should avoid making laws that approach issues of morality/religion in either direction...to include mandating classes present information that runs contrary to religious doctrine. I certainly don't want to offend you, or anyone else, but in my personal opinion, there is a difference between having the "right" to do something...and insisting others endorse it; this works in both directions too. We don't teach religious subjects in the classroom so as to not infringe on the rights of the non-religious...and by the same logic, we shouldn't teach subjects that compel the religious to act against their beliefs.
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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