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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    #5 Gay marriage will lead to polygamy.
    I don't think it will, but even if it did. I have no problem with polygamy. The main issue with polygamy would be administrative more than anything. Forms, what to do when someone dies, divorce, etc.
    The main issue with polygamy is fear over the tremendous weight it could put on the "safety net," given the number of children such families tend to produce. Such families today are largely subsidized at taxpayer expense, since most of the wives are considered single and receive welfare - and this of course wouldn't change if it were legalized - it would just make it more common.

    I can't even begin to think through the mess of what the government is to do concerning alimony, child visitation, etc. should one wife decide to divorce her husband and four wives.

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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Flippinfunky View Post
    Though marriage is not a 'sin', Jesus preferred we NOT get married as it takes the focus of God and puts it on the spouse. Marriage was intended for those who were promiscuous.
    Not for "those who were promiscuous" but for who could not commit to a life of chastity (i.e. most people - it being considered a gift to be able to live an ascetic life). To Paul, marriage was a good thing.

    (that's Paul stating his opinion, not Jesus stating his preference)

    Quote Originally Posted by Flippinfunky View Post
    I do hope you live according to scripture since you "believe in the Bible"
    Which, as far as I can tell, says that most people should get married and have lots of sex and babies.

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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    The main issue with polygamy is fear over the tremendous weight it could put on the "safety net," given the number of children such families tend to produce. Such families today are largely subsidized at taxpayer expense, since most of the wives are considered single and receive welfare - and this of course wouldn't change if it were legalized - it would just make it more common.
    Yeah currently they prolly are considered "single". But they would no longer be considered as such if polygamy were made legal. In fact listing all the other wives and husband might even get you disqualified from recieving food stamps more easily as the income potential would be far higher.
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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Most Christians I know of are "Burger King" Christians. They pick and choose and want to have Christianity their way.
    Most who say they are Christians are not Christians. They are quick to cite Leviticus but ignore Jesus when he tells them to give to the poor and follow him. In referring to giving to the poor, Jesus says "Whatever you have done unto the least of these you have done unto me".
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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Most who say they are Christians are not Christians. They are quick to cite Leviticus but ignore Jesus when he tells them to give to the poor and follow him. In referring to giving to the poor, Jesus says "Whatever you have done unto the least of these you have done unto me".
    If you say you're a Christian and you're citing Leviticus as a way of life, then you clearly do not understand true Christianity. Because of Jesus, we live under a new covenant. And not to say certain aspects of the old Testament do not apply (i.e. murder, stealing, etc), they are just summed up in two commands, to love God and love each other and as long as you follow through with that, it should be clear to the individual as to what is right and what is wrong.

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