Tradition

If tradition were a valid excuse for bigotry, we would still be lynching blacks and keeping slaves. If religion were a valid excuse for bigotry, we would still be running Muslim children through with swords. Religious freedom is not a get-out-of-jail free card to let you harm others simply because you claim it is a tradition of your chosen faith. So in particular, Christians should not have any special religious freedom to harass homosexuals. The right not to be harmed trumps the right to enjoy harming gays. Religious freedom is about being able to practice your religion without interference from others, not your right to trample the rights of others for superstitious reasons or to force your religious beliefs on others.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)