Wow, just wow. It really pains me to see the amount of hatred some of you here display.
Let me ask you, what if the Orthodox Russian Church coerces the
government into outlawing "extremist" atheist "propaganda" such as
Darwin's Theory book or any other non-theist publication. Would it be a "good law" then?
No JW publication encourages honor killings
or burning of heretics. So it's an unfair comparison. Also, the right
for a baker to not serve an LGBT wedding is his/her individual right and in no way is this unique to the JW religion as something only they are promoting. Besides that, you are going to defend Russia's gay rights history?
Yes...everyone should be allowed to follow his individual conscience (as long as that does not mean to inflict harm om others).
in Watchtowerland, your individual conscience is to be made obedient to
Watchtower rules. Your conscience allows you (or even urges you) to
accept blood, or continue associating with your DFed children?
Watchtower will try force you to violate your conscience. If you don't,
you'll lose all your friends and family.
It is the right of EVERY individual to decide what they will let their concience be guided by. This is a God-given right (mother universe given right for the atheist amongst us) and it cannot be removed by a government. Whether you like the teachings of the JWs or not, taking away their rights is NEVER THE ANSWER. I dont understand why progressives world-round fail to see that one day, this very government that is removing the rights of those you dislike, can turn around and do the same thing to YOUR rights.
For all the people who cry out that Russia doesn't
recognize "freedom of religion", what they fail to realize is that the
WTS takes away freedom of religion. Russia has recognized that
individual freedom is more important than an American corporation's
freedom to enslave the Russian people with their harmful doctrines and
There is so much wrong with this reasoning, that it pains me to even hear it. "Russia has recognized that individual freedom is.. important"???? Really?? So taking away ppl's god given rights as individuals to decide how they will live their life is "recognizing individual freedom" ? Please, listen to yourself.