So what happened to the 9th and 10th Amendments; did we ditch both of those or are we doing…
Paul Werner
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In the colonial period, it lead the execution of homosexuals, to enforce religious orthodoxy. Today, conservative “christians “still work to make homosexual sex a capital offense — punishable by death.

Until the very end of the 20th century, homosexual sex was punishable by long prison terms — to enforce religious orthodoxy. You are trying to create the pretense that Islamic fundamentalists are somehow intrinsically worse that Christian fundamentalists — that is your prejudice showing. The only difference is that the Islamic fundamentalist have the authority in some countries to enforce their will fully, power the christian fundamentalists are rapidly consolidating here.

“ but hey, I don’t always watch the news so I may have missed something.”
It has been happening to GLBTQ people for decades. Oh sure, you’ve concocted a carefully phrased extreme example, but the reality is that christian fundamentalism has been killing people in the U.S. for a very long time. You apparently just didn’t pay attention because the lives lost were not ones you valued.

And not just GLBTQ people. Racism is a core value of fundamentalist Christianity, and while lynchings are not the exact same method of execution as beheading — dead is dead is dead. The policies that target the poor, like those that target homeless people — are lethal.

You are trying to excuse the indefensible and real crimes produced by fundamentality christianity by pointing fingers at another faith, and that is deplorable.

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