spacemonkey wrote:Vinnie_Big_Dog wrote:exploited wrote:Vinnie_Big_Dog wrote:exploited wrote:I wouldn't call it a "real threat." Monotheism is dying fairly rapidly in the West.
Maybe and maybe not. We may be coming more secular as a nation but these people are not going away. They seek to impose a tyranny of the minority. I do believe it's is indeed a real threat. It won't happen overnight but if allowed, it will be a creeping theocracy. Just look at these "religious freedom " laws that have been passed as a backlash to same sex marriage, that give people the right to discriminate - in violation of ant-discrimination laws- if they hold, or claim to hold, "deeply felt" religious beliefs.
To be fair, I've been reading almost the exact same prediction for years and years. I cannot say that I notice any meaningful difference other than a certain few big steps in the right direction (for instance, gay marriage being legal in every US state).
At the end of the day, I just don't view these people as a real threat. It could be because I am not a woman or a homosexual, and that I am simply not aware of the problems, but I strongly suspect a more accurate description of what is going on is "totally normal and to-be-expected reactionary measures in the face of an incomplete yet overwhelming and inevitable defeat." The social conservatives have lost, and utterly failed to convince the overwhelming majority of the younger generations to go along with their agenda. Give it ten or twenty years.
You might want to take a peek at this thread:
Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equalityhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelang ... 96552.html
Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was “far more accepting” on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president. And he’s doing it in a more insidious, under-the-radar way than any previous GOP presidential nominee.
Is he going to start executing gay's, seriously, do you believe that?
No of course not but there are those in this country who would like to. Have you looked at the statistics on violent crime against transwomen of color ??