I think it is a bit hypocritical that people who want religion to remain private also want it to provide public services beyond and/or against their religious principles.<quoted text>I didn't say I am personally against it
I used to have a drug problem. I am more empathetic than most when it comes to these things. And of course I understand the practical aspect of it
But my point is, it would be understandable to me if someone was on the other side and didn't want to see their tax-dollars going to pay for clean heroin needles.
And I think anybody would understand why the church would believe the correct way to fight the drug problem is to teach "don't do drugs" instead of "make sure you have clean needles"
Just like their position on fighting AIDS is "don't sleep around" instead of "just make sure you wear a condom"
It is hardly a position they should be demonized for taking
And they are trying to teach the moral thing. There are public agencies to do the practical thing
While I can blame Christian doctrines on certain problems in the world, AIDS and drug addiction aren't one of them.
I am back to realizing that both sides can take things from the sublime to the ridiculous in short order.