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Torah and Secular Government

This thought was spawned from a now locked recent thread.

For reference, I am an ex-Christian that almost converted to Judaism after studying for a long time, and has also studied a bit of Islam. As for now, I just try and love God and my fellow man.

Please forgive me if I come across as rough or ignorant. That is not my intention.

Why do the Orthodox chime in on secular issues like homosexuality and transexuality and the laws surrounding them? Yes, I understand that their view of Torah prohibits such acts, but the country that they live in (talking from the US perspective) has a separation of religion and state, and is based on freedom (ideally). The country or state isn’t a Jewish one so why are they bringing Torah into it? What does it matter to them if a non-Jewish person is not hetero/cis?

I may be wrong, but I don’t recall any time where those in exile or occupation tried to align the laws of the state with the Judaism of the time, Babylon, Greece, Rome, or the current diaspora. It seems to me that the Jewish stance in these times has always been a sort of you do your thing, just let me do mine in peace.

Is there any reason in Torah or from the Sages or anyone for trying to impose this on secular governments and people?

Side note: I have the same dilemma with Christianity, but this isn’t the place for that, obviously lol

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