IrishEddie- Any law that discriminates against homosexuals, is based (as you accurately point out) on religious law. Many religious laws have been incorporated into secular law because we can all agree on their justification. However, unlike theft or murder (which are prohibited by both religious and secular law), homosexuality is not universally accepted as being a criminal, or even an immoral act.
If the objections to homosexuality is based on religious tenets, that’s fine for you, but it’s a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution. The establishment clause of the first amendment prohibits government from making laws ‘respecting an establishment of religion’. ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ was established by Congress, and most definitely imposes standards set forth by biblical law. That would qualify as ‘an establishment of religion’ and therefore run contrary to the most basic constitutional principles.
It’s not just wrong to discriminate against gays and lesbians, it’s illegal… or, at least it should be.
August 01, 2017