This is not exactly a political question, but it becomes involved with politics ...
On another thread, Pete wrote:The core of our country ... the very first amendment to the Constitution ... is about freedom of religion. The first settlers most often came to the New World exactly for that freedom.You must realize that men routinely have sex with young boys and beat their wives. This equates to our culture as apple pie ,hot dogs and mom . They don't believe they are pedophiles,,they believe they are teaching young boys to become men,, and they believe woman are only meant for reproductive purposes NOT sex which is why vaginal mutilation is so popular. Their sick MFer's . We need to get out of there and let those culturally perverted basturds kill each other instead of our men.
Pedophilia and subservience of women is integral to the religion of Islam; though not at all to Jewish or Christian beliefs. In varied discussions (not just this forum), it is denied that our country is based on Judeo-Christian beliefs. However, when it comes to these topics AND also religious tolerance, we definitely are basing our opinion on Judeo-Christian principles, with which Islam VERY much disagrees. (In fact, Islam doesn't believe in freedom of religion either.)
While one could argue that women were not always given equal standing to men in our country, both Jesus and the Old Testament often held up women as important to the fabric of Christianity and Judaism.
So, are we really a culture based on Judeo-Christian beliefs? I think we are.
At what point are we morally obligated (even if not practicing Christians or Jews) to place some limitations on freedom of religion?