Ah, but Mike, that's exactly what mere human beings HAVE been doing. Especially to women and gay people to this day. Imposing religious will on them, in forms of civil policy that's been dangerous and UNNECESSARY. It's evidenced by people who conflate homosexuality with murder, adultery and theft, and punish gay people WORSE than these. Yet, regardless how productive, law abiding and responsible, gay people are still guilty of being unworthy of any value or equal. Even though their orientation is acquired and morally neutral as heterosexuality. If religion makes people blind and ignorant to this dangerous degree, than it can't be allowed to abuse another citizen. And the difference has to be illustrated at every turn.