Hopefully neither of us are arguing.. I like to think we are discussing this like adults unlike some of the other posts i get.<quoted text> So what if they get blasted in the media, people and places get blasted all the time, sticks and stones kind if thing. Straights been blasting gays forever. The constitution does protect the freedom of religion, period. They would have to get the constitution changed. If that's what they want to try, its their right to do so. Do you believe in equlity? Now equality is equality, I'm a using equality as stated in the dictionary, its not "well we are equal because__________ but they're not because_________. Or do you believe in bigotry as the dictionary explains it? Its black and white, people can't be equal only when its convenient or what america is based on is a failure and nothing means anything any more. Look I'm not arguing just discussing differnt points of view. Trying to open people up to tolerance not acceptance, that's 2 different things.
Words have meaning and impact otherwise we wouldn't use them.
That is why there are laws governing free speech. Don't fool yourself there are laws governing free speech. So thinking words can always and should be ignore is wrong. Words can hurt a church's ability to draw new members. Slander can have a devastating impact on a person or an organization.
Change the constitution well Obama has trampled on it numerous times. In fairness so did Bush. The constitution has been challenged numerous times and been misinterpreted by the Supreme Court. And NO i won't go into to it. If you or Angel are interested in that do your own research.
Tolerance and acceptance is not always a good thing.Should you tolerate the guy next door beating his kids ? Should you accept except every illegal that enters the country ? I believe your heart is in the right place. But your answers are too simplistic. Life is complicated and there is no easy answer. Opening minds yes good idea just be ready for more then you bargain for.