Your confidence in the DHR is an expression of your faith in man - his essential goodness and ability to define what is right. Your religious zeal, which is no doubt sincere, does seem to lead to intolerance. Why is believing homosexual practice is wrong and saying so an infringement of human rights? Do Christians have any human rights to say what they believe in your view? You seem intolerant of anyone who believes there is an authority above man and therefore you wish to impose your brand of humanism on Christians.
On the question of the authority of governments, are you not confusing the source of authority with the mode of appointment? One of the finest defences of the rights of the people was 'Lex Rex' by Sammuel Rutherford (1660-61) a Scottish Covenanter Presbyterian minister.
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