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  •  I am not sure - you really have to check the (5+ / 0-)

    Fundie's wish list - but I know that historically-speaking allowing any church to dictate political policy normally marginalizes the rights of many people in a society.

    •  Including *members* of that church. (2+ / 0-)

      Not everyone in a church knows, much less agrees with, every single stance of that organization.

      A lot of Southern Baptists don't know what's in the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message, nor what was in the previous two versions, nor what has changed in it, nor that the denomination lasted decades without any such document at all.

      People often just seem to know the stances their churches are most vocal about. But if church leadership started being able to write enforceable public law, then the lesser known other stances would also come into view and into enforcement.

      And the more legalistic groups seem to have the longest lists.

      When I was looking to join the Disciples of Christ, it took a few minutes to read through their list of basic shared beliefs. Going over the SBC's 2000 BFM properly takes hours - and that doesn't include all the documents that come out of the convention each year.

      Incomplete list of McNames in profile. Personal favorites include McSogynist, McNopoly, and McThuselah, and McCambrian.

      by Cassandra Waites on Thu Dec 18, 2008 at 01:38:38 PM PST

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