Originally Posted by e1618978
1. He would oppress homosexuals by continuting a long standing Republican tradition of making laws that deny homosexuals equal rights, including (but not limited to) the following:http://www.mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAct...ew&Issue_id=10
"There's never been a civilization that has rewritten what marriage and family means and survived."
-- i.e. he thinks that gay marriage would destroy society
OMG! He opposes gay marriage! Interesting...so does basically every other candidate from each party. Obama dodges the issue and thinks it should be left up to each denomination. Of course, that wouldn't work, because marriage is a legal construct as well as one of faith.
Separation of Church and State has not suffered under Bush. That is simply rhetorical nonsense. Your link is just a blogger's bullshit biased view.
3. http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.htmSherman: What will you do to win the votes of the Americans who are atheists?
Bush: I guess I'm pretty weak in the atheist community. Faith in God is important to me.
Sherman: Surely you recognize the equal citizenship and patriotism of Americans who are atheists?
Bush: No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.
Sherman (somewhat taken aback): Do you support as a sound constitutional principle the separation of state and church?
Bush: Yes, I support the separation of church and state. I'm just not very high on atheists.
Note the huge difference between me and Bush - I just won't vote for a guy like him, but I don't want to deny him his citizenship because he is a religious ass, even though he wants to kick people like me out of the country.
OK, you have a nice quote there. Question: Has bush ever tried to implement a policy denying atheists citizenship? Has he tried---even TRIED--to kick people like you out?
4. No matter what the powers of the president are, I have the right to pick people for that post who I don't consider crazy
You also have the right to not know what crazy means and be a bigot.
5. Impact on me of a religious president: Risks of persecution, paying taxes for things like "intelligent design"
Explain what kind of "persecution" you'd face and show me an example of someone paying taxes for intelligent design.
But mainly I don't want the president to increase the power of religious organizations by doing crap like "faith based tax deductible gifts"
Deductions of that type have been allowed for some time.
6. If we have schools paid for by public money, they have to be secular schools. If you want it some other way, support voucher programs like I do, but don't force me to expose my kids to the vapid braying of Christian prayer groups there.
Are Huckabee and Romney proposing something other than secular schools?