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According to an article
published by The Guardian (U.K.) the first gay 'wedding' has taken place under the U.K.'s new domestic partner law.
At the same time, while defending Christmas and attacking the political correctness surrounding the holiday (i.e. 'holiday trees', etc), the Archibishop of Canterbury, The Right Reverend and Most Honorable Dr. Rowan Williams and his predecessor Lord Carey said that "Political correctness or fear of offending other religions should not be allowed to cloud the fact that Christianity lies at the heart of British culture
(emphasis added, source
I have a question... Britain's Christian faith is just as deeply embedded in their culture as it is ours in America, if not more so. Just think about it... Britain even has an official state church (one of the reasons why we have a separation of church and state, you know).
If the United Kingdom doesn't have a problem granting same-sex couples rights and benefits similar to marriage (however little they may actually be), even with their great historic faith, why does America?
Religious bigotry is a problem in the United States. In the name of God and Church, our elected officials and the radical, religious right have used bigotry, hatred and prejudice as a means to keep certain portions of the American population in a state of second-class citizenship.
My point is this... the American bigots and religiuos radicals do not know how to separate Church from State. The Government should offer all
of its citizens equal rights and equal access. No one is trying to make churches marry gay people if it goes against their doctrines or creeds. The Government, however, has no doctrinal rules which they must follow, unless of course you count the principals of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The United States of America, 'Land of the Free'... start living up to your name and start giving all of your citizens an equal place in society and in government. If we cannot do this ourselves then we should probably not be in Iraq trying to get them to do it there.
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