Doug, the first thing I would like to say is that being 15 is not the easiest age to be. Right now you are being bombarded with conflicting information from every angle and you’re trying to sort out what’s right and what’s wrong and don’t know how to sort it out in a way that makes sense to you. Been there, done that. Unfortunately, you will probably receive a lot of conflicting comments that will only serve to further your confusion.
Let me try to black and white this for you. Your mom is talking about the moral issue in this and you are concerned about the constitutional issue.
As far as the moral issue is concerned, your mom is correct, as far as the Bible speaks on the subject. See Romans 1: 24 – 32. As far as your moms strong feelings against it, this may explain why, see Matt,12:30.
In today’s society there are many things that you will be told that is acceptable and many that will tell you to just go along with what you are being told. Don’t do it. Think for yourself.
Your answer to your mom was that, you are a Christian. If you have decided that you are a Christian then look to the Christian Bible for a lot of the answers to the millions of questions that come to a 15-year-old, most of the answers can found in it.
I will not tell you my personal opinion on the subject, I will tell you to take the time a think about it, separate faith and politics.
As I said, you will probably get a lot of different opinions on this, sort them out the best you can, talk to someone you trust if you still have a hard time coming up with an answer.
“I find that I agree fully with my good friend Patrick Henry when he said it cannot be emphasized too strongly or to often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on The Gosple of Jesus Christ.”
Edward Rutledge, Founding Father