Originally Posted by blue hornet.
i got to watch a very interesting show last week on how the moral crusaders ARE influencing the government in america
Just as everybody else influences the government in America when they vote. We all have our reasons as to why we voted for somebody. In America we have the right to choose. Should someone's vote be discounted because they made that vote based on their religious/moral preferences?
I could say the same thing that you are saying. If people like you vote in a manner to prevent these religious people from getting in (not saying that you are), then you too are influencing the government in America. You would be fighting for what you want, just as we (the moral crusaders) will fight for what we want. Either way, it's not a violation of seperation of church and state. As Mr. Shookie said, seperation of church and state is to prevent a church from controlling the government, NOT to suppress the rights of religious-minded citizens.
Besides, religion aside, it comes down to morals.
Originally Posted by handyrandyrc.
Lack of morals and lack of real good-old-fashioned family VALUES is the cause of degredation of society in the world. (Especially it seems recently here in the US.)
I feel that this is very true