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4/30/2003 12:49:00 AM | sam

More Religious Right Bigotry

I couldn't believe this when I saw it.

From Andrew Sullivan:

In 1999, the state of Oklahoma raised the prison term for consensual sex by gay couples from 10 years to 20 years. A felony, consensual sex between two adult men or between two adult women in Oklahoma carries the same penalty as same-sex rape."

If Santorum and the other bigots want to hold these positions based on their own personal moral beliefs, so be it. But these moral beliefs are based on religon. So enacting legistation on it runs counter to the separation of church and state.

Now more than ever, we need to practice what we preach. If we aim to build a secular government in Iraq, we need to keep church and state separate at home. If we want to bring democracy and the rule of law to the Iraqi people, we must uphold it in the US.



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