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I thank icecold for giving the facts and point out to those responding so negatively that icecold did not call anyone a bigot, he/she labeled an attitude as bigotry. If you think otherwise, look up the definition. By making public statement against gays, CFA has announced their own discriminatory position which makes them a discriminatory company. Even if their policy is to hire gays, they have poisoned the work place and implied slower promotions for those that are gay. To label a group that just wants equal rights as "pro gay and anti family" demonstrates a lack of knowledge and understanding. Allowing someone else equal rights does not remove the equal rights of others. The anti gay movement is primarily a group that wants to cherry pick passages, mostly from Leviticus, and do not believe in the Constitutional mandate of separation of church and state. If you are opposed to same sex marriage, then don't marry someone of the same sex but don't force your antiquated beliefs on others. A same sex couple in no way harms your marriage. I don't believe in divorce, which can be demonstrated to harm families, but I do not have the right to pass laws to block others from getting a divorce.
How big must the minority be before they have rights?
I believe strongly in the separation of church and state. However, If these pictures do not display religious icons or labels indicating the support of 1 religious view and is limited to just drawings of preachers, then I would have no problem with the display. Now the question comes to who should be offended. The true offense should be that someone idealizes a group of preachers that are obviously in it for money. That group of preachers that are becoming mufti-millionaires at the expense of those gullible enough to believe money donated to them will somehow be used for greater good than money to other charitable organizations. Billy Graham said he would never take a salary higher than one hundred thousand dollars, of course with liberal travel expenses reimbursement, and he was the exception. Fortunately, we do have some clergy that are truly out to help people, so I do not wish to condemn all in the clergy, only those that think they have a right to live with the wealthy while preaching to help the poor. Those that ask for donations from the masses so they can have greater wealth.
Congratulations, you have identified the major purpose of religion. I agree that the convention is a great money maker for Gwinnett. Now the question of ethics. Is it ethical to utilize someones gullibility to make money?
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