Ixtellor wrote:But radically different than schools for sexual identify conversion that Evangelicals love to open.
How is defining homosexuality as an aberrant sexual perversion a denial of the civil rights of homosexuals? It's certainly a denial of their wants and desires - but the statement "I think your sexuality is amoral and wrong, and I'm going to try to convince you to change it" contains absolutely no infringement on your civil rights. If I kidnap you and take you to a conversion camp, then
I'm infringing on your rights.
Ixtellor wrote:Sounds like a good description for all religions. (Perhaps not buddism, I dont' know what kind of revisionism they have done).
Citation needed for Islam, Catholicism, Christianity, and Judaism all being founded by con artists? And as far as we know, Jesus really didn't have an opinion on the whole homosexuality thing...
Ixtellor wrote:In 50 years all the Christian sects will have to defend their homophobic stances.
They're having to defend it right now.
Ixtellor wrote:Tell that to Oral Roberts, Jerry Falwell, etc etc.
Did you know that God speaks to them? Did you know that the smallest evangelical prosperity gospel preacher probably has 10X as many followers as Scientotlogy...
For those who don't read - There are about 55,000 Scientologists in the USA. There is one chruch in Dallas that has more.
The numbers of participants are irrelevant. You're dodging the fact that these are not organizations with clear, structured hierarchies, financial requirements for membership, etc. If I say "I'm an evangelical Christian!", I'm now an evangelical Christian. If I shoot you in the face, we can now say an evangelical Christian has shot you in the face. Scientology doesn't work that way - if I say "I'm a Scientologist!" and shoot you in the face, Scientology has a fair case to make that I'm not actually a Scientologist. This means we have a higher expectation concerning the behavior of individual Scientologists. We can also criticize Scientology policies (because they actually exist - it's not just some random thing Falwell said that some number of Christians might disagree with).