Oh geeze. Yeah, ok. If they were simply religious they wouldn't have the power to cane people for various transgressions. When it is the rule of law it means something more.
Sure it does, when you are talking about specific things, like lashes for gay sex in Indonesia. Who is doing that? In a broader sense of "theocracies are bad", or "some religions are intolerant against gays", then I agree the religion isn't important.
No I am not! This article is about and Indonesia province with Sharia law. IF the only issue I have with Sharia law was their anti-gay stance, you would be correct. That isn't the only issue, just the one highlighted in the article. Are you suggesting one would be happy to live under such laws if they dropped their anti-gay laws?
I didn't call out Islam. I called out those who practice Sharia law. The specific "flavor", or sect if you prefer. I don't know how much more clear I can be about condemning one group, and not the rest of the others who don't share the same beliefs.
I have repeatedly acknowledged there are many more anti-gay groups in the world. The article is about this one specific one. And in this case, yeah, this one group is who the problem is in this one location. They have the belief structure, they have the legal authority to enforce it, they chose to do so with physical violence that most people would find both cruel and unusual.
Yeah - I didn't do either of those things.