Government and Supreme Court have made it clear that religious freedom in the largest sense applies to beliefs, but actions are not privy to the same protection. Anti polygamy law comes to mind, but any action that violates reasonable laws or infringes upon the civil rights of another is not by necessity protected because it falls under "religious exercise" and the freedom thereof.
One article does not truth make...nor does one study accurately represent the entirety of the homosexual community, especially 30 years after HIV/AIDS was relatively known about. The movie Philadelphia was just one example. Dallas Buyer's Club is another more recent example.
People may learn sexual behavior, but they don't learn sexual attraction anymore than they learn lefthandedness
Even if it was in the original manuscripts, it doesn't make it reasonable to follow: snakes will bite if provoked, you're just gambling and testing God, both of which to some extent are advised against, especially the latter (Jesus to Satan in the temptation at the desert)
Zablee are you so willfully ignorant that you think lesbians don't exist? Just because you think it is weird doesn't mean it really affects you beyond the same sort of oddity like someone enjoying a different sport than you or being left handed or having heterochromia.
Homosexuality is much more understood scientifically and psychologically today than when those disciplines were in their infancy or didn't exist
Homosexual as we understand it now is vastly different than any idea of it hundreds of years ago, so it's no wonder any culture that accepted it collapsed. Then again, to suggest that it was acceptance of homosexuality that doomed them is too myopic in scale.
Phobia doesn't mean the fear you speak of towards your god. Phobia is a deep seated fear of something, many times with no logical reason: e.g. clowns, balloons, etc.
I agree to an extent, but only that homophobia probably doesn't apply to many people that disagree with homosexuality, since they can knowingly interact with gay people absent an irrational reaction based on aversion.
The term I've heard that works a bit better is heterosexism: a tendency, attitude or bias to favor opposite sex relationships in society.
Homosexophobia or homoerotophobia could work if we wanted to try to use phobia, though some have criticized the use of that suffix as unscientific, since it presumes the motivation of the behavior preemptively.
How about neither? Jesus wasn't born in December and gift giving wasn't included for a while in the "official" celebration. I'd go with charity as the core value of Xmas
Not sure what people expect seniors to do if they have no benefits and have retired around 70, like my last employer. Becoming dependents to their family creates its own issues.
What's this "our" crap? I'm American and born and raised in the South, but I worship no god. To presume all Americans or Southerners believe in any god is divisive and ignorant. No one's saying you can't disagree with this decision, but taxes are part of being a citizen. Perhaps it could become excessive, but that's an economics discussion, not one concerning morality