Religious Freedom Key To Debate On Gay Marriages

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Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., also cited his faith as a motivating factor behind his support for DOMA's repeal. "I am a person of faith. My family and I worship regularly. ... But I don't think that my faith, which informs my politics, empowers me to have a monopoly on the will of God," said Coons, a Presbyterian. Advocates for DOMA's repeal also repeatedly mentioned the need to respect religious freedom, with Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., telling senators that "the Respect for Marriage Act has the highest conditions of religious freedom." "Religious views on marriage unquestionably differ, with some religions opposing and others solemnizing marriages for lesbian and gay couples. But the Respect for Marriage Act allows this diversity to flourish ... without government interference," Nadler said.

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Aldrich, MO

#1 Jul 26, 2011
Maybe he should sit down and really read a Bible and then the Constituional papers of the founding fathers? Faith that is not practiced in all of life is not faith but lip service, but then most politicians practice the same.

Rockford, IL

#2 Jul 28, 2011
"If you believe in a judgement day, I have to seriously question your judgment."

Bill Maher

United States

#3 Jul 28, 2011
nOgOd wrote:
"If you believe in a judgement day, I have to seriously question your judgment."
Bill Maher
If you believe in Bill Maher, I have to seriously question your judgment.

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#4 Jul 28, 2011
Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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