One of the favorite arguments of atheists and those that promote gay marriage is “How does it affect anyone else?” Meaning, if you are heterosexual and married, how does the concept of gay people getting married in any way influence your own marriage? The point they are trying to make is that it is something as a country we are debating and trying instantly when it doesn’t really hurt anybody involved.
Common Sense Conspiracy agrees with that logic 100%. However, we often see atheists not using the same argument when it comes to issues of prayer and religion. The situation in Greece, New York today came to a head in the Supreme Court over a simple opening prayer before town council meetings. The town is predominantly Christian, and no one really had a problem with the prayers. But as is so often the case, someone just trying to make a point made an issue out of it, and after spending who knows how many kazillions of tax payer dollars in our court system, it ended up in the Supreme Court. And what did they rule?
Prayers don’t hurt anybody. They weren’t trying to exclude anybody. They weren’t forcing anyone to participate. So, it’s okay. What’s the big deal?
This case will instantly have far-reaching implications in our legal system. The nonsense lawsuit going on involving Clemson University will be directly affected by this setting of precedent. Is America a Christian country? That doesn’t even matter. What matters is that if someone wants to participate in ANY religion, they have the freedom to do so. They also have a freedom from not being suppressed just because someone else sitting beside them is too insecure in their own world that they don’t think they can handle being exposed to them.
So, the message we are trying to convey here: it’s good logic, atheists and pro-gay marriage activists. So why not apply it all of the time and not just when it fits into your agenda. That’s something you constantly accuse the other side of with almost every breath, but you do it too. You just think it’s more popular when you do it. And popular is okay.
Kudos to the Supreme Court for getting one right. Hopefully they will apply this logic to future issues as well.