What happens when you base your perception of reality on isolated anecdotes?
Fact is, you have no evidence to support your religious beliefs. Neither do they. Therefore they are of equal value. Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Shinto, Pagan. It is arrogance to an extreme to impose one's religion on anyone else. Respect for the world's religious diversity, mixed with a bit of humility, is needed here.
Not evidence, Ken. We are not nor ever have been a theocracy. It is not in the country's interest to spread Christianity using the government. Especially where it is unwelcome. I know you cannot comprehend this, but Christianity is no better or worse than any other religion, and there is no more or less evidence to support it as opposed to other religions.
Last I checked, US foreign policy is not dictated by the bible.
You are welcome to go to the Middle East and convert anyone you like, Ken Orr.
It is not the job of the West to promote a particular religion or get involved in religious disputes.
PS Pat Buchanan makes Pat Robertson look sane.
Takes two to tango. One of the items refused by HL is the IUD, ideal for women who cannot tolerate the hormones in the pill. It does not cause abortion, it prevents fertilization. Birth control varies because women vary in their physiology. Why is the IUD excluded? Probably because it is expensive. Since HL does business with China, and invests in abortion drug manufacturers in its employee pension plans, I have to conclude that it is about money. That it covers drugs like Viagra makes me think it is also about punishing women for having sex. I find your comment disturbing, timbo.
You, a heathen? No. I don't believe it.
PS, this is long after your comment, but one of the items rejected by HL is the IUD, which prevents fertilization and does not cause abortion.
My gay friends and relatives have the same rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that any American has; that people still resist this is unfathomable, given that it harms no one.
I mean it. Since when do partners in civil unions had the federal recognition of spouses? That has been tried.
I know this is off topic, but I don't think denying equal treatment under law because someone else thinks it isn't "traditional" or finds what they imagine going on in private "icky" is either right or American.