Honest Questions For Religious Conservatives About LBGT

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    I'm liberal more than anything else, but I like to reach out and try to understand the POV of conservatives so I don't think y'all are one big lump.

    In light of the White House's directive reversing anti-discrimination employment rules for gay folks, I was hoping some religious conservatives could help me understand by answering a few questions. (Or, since I know this site, call me an idiotic libturd who hates America.)

    1. I understand that the Bible says homosexual sex is a sin, but what about other sins like lying, adultery, or re-marrying? Would you refuse to hire someone who had violated the Commandments?

    2. It seems to me that Christ spent most of his time with sinners. How do you reconcile forgiveness and love that Jesus preached with wanting to keep your work free from sinners?

    3. Do you feel that hiring someone gay violates your faith? If so, why?

    (NOTE: I am not addressing the whole "gay wedding cake" clusterfuck. This is about supporting the White House saying employers can fire or refuse to hire someone based on religion.)

    As usual, I'll give respect when respect is shown. Thanks!
     
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    Why would anyone mention their sexual preference to an employer?
     
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    They shouldn't have to. It has no bearing on how they do their work.
     
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    Are those sinners running around and are in your face yelling "I am an adulterer" or "I am a liar?" If your answer is no to those then you already have your answer to your question. I did not address re-marrying because it has different criteria.

    To your #2 and #3 questions the answer is the same. Quit the "in your face" attitude and everything will be just fine.
     
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    Maybe because they want to make sure their spouse, Bob, gets on the company health insurance program.

    Or that no one is shocked when they bring their same sex spouse to a holiday gathering. (I actually had a coworker who did that, and they fired her a couple weeks later.)
     
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    wjmacguffin ... Let me turn that around for you...should liars and adulterers (those who remarry would also be classified as adulterous) be given special protections under the law?

    If a religious person chooses to overlook sin that is completely different than being forced to embrace sin by the government.
     
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    They shouldn't have to, but they shouldn't be discriminated against if they do....
     
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    It's what you get when you choose to have a secular government, as opposed to one where a religion gets to make the laws of the land.
     
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    Do you have a link?
     
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