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The Church is Not a Closet

Larry1764 Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 10:59 PM
TunTavern, the point of the hairdo story is about the purpose of the salon and the church (to have something done there which one then lives out in the public square). By choosing to riducule Brown because the hairdo in public is no threat to anyone's civil rights, you show that you do not get the point.
nawlins72 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 1:34 AM
No, Tun demonstrated the fallacy of Brown's analogy. Brown's equating of the two scenarios shows the simplistic nature of his reasoning.

There are many people today who despise conservative religious beliefs, but they are quick to say, “We don’t want to restrict your religious freedoms in any way. Just keep your beliefs in the church.” What they fail to realize is that the church is not a closet, and it is our private beliefs that fuel our public acts. Shouldn’t it be this way?

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