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Re: “Six Memphis Pastors Oppose Equal Protections for Gays

William Owens, like so many religionists, pretends that civil rights are somehow inextricably tied to immutable characteristics while disingenuously ignoring the fact that his religious beliefs are not immutable or innate, but in fact are CHOSEN BEHAVIORS for which he and others who simply claim to be members of some religious faith are afforded SPECIAL RIGHTS.

Fact of the matter is that most of the rights protected in the Bill of Rights are for chosen behaviors like speaking, publishing, peaceably assembling, keeping and bearing arms, petitioning for redress of grievance, refusing warrantless searches, refusing to testify against ones self...all behaviors that a person can choose to engage in or not.

Choice has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not a behavior should be protected by civil rights laws, and anyone making that case is not only ignorant of the law, but makes a case for rescinding the very religious freedoms that they themselves enjoy.

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Posted by TinaSD on 05/26/2009 at 8:44 PM


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