Mennonites gather outside Ohio convention to protest church exc...
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#1 Jul 7, 2009
The US Constitution guarantees the freedom of religion, speech, and association. Therefore, when an organized religious group decides that specific behaviors, beliefs, or actions are contrary to their doctrine, those who previously associated with that group have a decision to make: stay and accept the doctrine or disagree with the doctrine and go somewhere else. It is the height of presumption to think that Divine law hinges upon the will of man. If you cannot accept the tenets or doctrine of a particular faith or religious group, then you are free to go find another group who shares your beliefs. Just don't expect people to abandon their sincerely-held faith or for them to sacrifice their convictions upon the alter of tolerance to make you happy. Go find another religious group with whom you can fellowship and accept that your faith differs from other people.
#2 Jul 7, 2009
I agree. However this does not mean the people who are being singled out for their disagreeable behavior can't assemble and protest that organization. Freedom goes both ways.
#3 Jul 8, 2009
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