On Friday June 26, 2015 the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Obergefell v Hodges that same-sex marriage to be legal in the entire United States. An abstract of the decision is available at: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf (Links to an external site.) To the extent that they are accurate, polls show that American views on the issue have shifted over the years from majority opposition to majority support. Of course, there is opposition to this view and ruling. Dissent was expressed by 4 of the 9 Justices. A more recent ruling was in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Although the ruling was nuanced and based on the finding that the Colorado administrative agency which ruled against him had expressed religious animus in general and had not given proper consideration of the baker’s sincere and deeply held religious beliefs. What the ruling left unresolved was the question of when the sincerely held religious views of any service provider have to yield to protecting the rights of same-sex couples or LGB individuals. After the marriage ruling, some states were considering legislation to permit state officials, who are civil servants, to not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples if it violates their religious views. What are your views on these issues? What is the basis of your opinions? How strongly do you feel about your opinions? Have you always felt this way or has your opinions changed over time? While clergy and religious institutions are protected by the constitution for refusal to conduct same-sex marriages, what about laws permitting public officials the right to deny marriage licenses or other services based on their private religious views? Also, what about similar legislation has been drafted providing private non-governmental businesses the same option? Recently a Catholic school denied admission to a pre -schooler because the child’s parents are in a same-sex marriage. The decision sparked protest: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/us/kansas-catholic-school-same-sex-parents.html (Links to an external site.)and support. What are your thoughts? Finally, given that sex or gender is not necessarily binary, have you consider who do individuals with so-called Disorders of Sexual Development get to marry?
assert assertively and clearly the right to life of every human being, as well as the condemnation of those who suppress such a right. As regards the ethics of war or jihad, the Quran and other Islamic norms tend to bend the balance in spite of an inner struggle of the believer, which tends to perfection, than the outward struggle by the army. However, like other religions, Islam promotes self-defense, the principle of resistance to oppression and, last but not least, the fight against tyranny (‘And what is it with you not to fight in the way of Allah and for the men and women and the poor children who say, Lord, take us out of this city with wicked generations, and give us from us a protector and give us On Your part a help’ ). Another fundamental principle of Islamic belief that directly contradicts violent and terrorist practices refers to tolerance to the spiritual beliefs of others. It is important to note that the Quran in particular does not indicate violence as the main persuasive element for accepting Islam, the holy writings affirm ‘There is no force to believe! Rebellion is the difference between the right path and the wanderer, and the one who escapes from Taghut and believes in Alah to get the most durable toot that will never break …’ . A brief introduction to Hamas history Within these radical and ideological orientations of Islam, a series of groups have been concretized which have as main purpose the promotion of this type of political-religious behavior through violence (terrorism). A strong imprint on the history of contemporary terrorism was the Hamas Palestinian Islamist group (the name is an acronym of Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya, or the Islamic Resistance Movement). The general purpose of the organization is the conquest of the Israeli territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which, according to their claims, represent their historical, political and cultural legacy, which was later “unfairly” given to the State of Israel with its establishment on 14 May 1948. Regarding the origins of this group, at a closer look there can be strong similarities (ideologically and organizationally) with Muslim Brotherhood-M.B. established in 1920, and with strong activity in Jordan and Egypt. Hamas is therefore classified as a detached group of M.B., which will have the first signs of autonomy around 1967, officially registered in Israel only in 1978 by Sheik Ahmad Yasin. In the early years, the group had the status of a non-govern>GET ANSWER