Just watched Proposition 8 , (documentary) horrible to see a humans personal choice decided by families, society(politics), and church. People always have a right to their opinion, just not chosen by a forced influential organization. How and why do churches have such political influence and protected rights? Fred Karger ( was given confidential documents from Mormon church) did an investigation into the Mormon church during the repeal process in California of 2008 documentary, and created Californians Against Hate. Free will is what we all have, a church can not dictate laws in a state , government, or society.
How is a church able to hide any information? If it operates behind close doors without transparency, it is organized corruption in the name of religion. Churches take in a lot of tithes , donated money, what do they do with it all ? A lot of pastors live very lavish lifestyles on account of their church. Do they get special kick backs? Do they have influential parishioners? There is cost for the upkeep of the church, however, they do not pay any taxes, nor do they disclose or report what is on their books. Have you seen the sizes of some churches?
It seems that churches have embodied this law governing agenda. I was always under the belief a church was a place people could go for refuge, to reinforce humanity in their hearts. The only place you really get any of this is within yourself. If religion is your thing great, however, it should not buy votes or influence any of them.
Separation of church and state has been in the news lately. How does ones sexual orientation become a state concern ? How does a church back any agenda? Christianity teaches no prejudice in any religious denomination. The degrees of human behavior, interaction and treatment with one another have existed around the world for centuries. Homosexuals have been here since the beginning, years ago, before the internet and cell phones there was more privacy.