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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post

    They decided they were gay. If they want to get married, find a woman or man or whatever they need. Everyone is discriminated against, you don't hear people crying about it do you? I get discriminated against every time I go to Wal Mart because I'm the wrong color. Now, WHERE ARE MY RIGHTS?
    Crap...something told me when I posted earlier about the biggest fail in the thread that I might be wrong....there are numerous HUGE fails in this thread.

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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    It's pretty hard to interpret this any other way:

    If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. (NKJ, Leviticus 20:13)

    Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (NIV, 1st Corinthians 6:9-11)

    They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-- who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. (NIV, Romans 1:25-27)

    I believe in the Bible, I am a Christian. I try to live by the word of God and cannot support people who do not. This is not right or wrong and nothing you can say or do will change this.

    We are done now,

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    They're Christian. They believe in the Bible. They fight for the word of God.

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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    That's not really the issue. Most probably don't care what Bob & Steve do. They do care what their government does, and what it promotes. Given the outcome of the vote, I'd say that most people in NC believe that a committed heterosexual relationship is of greater value to society than a a committed homosexual relationship - they don't want to put the two on equal ground.
    The only thing that shows is more people who showed up to vote cared. Tell me Taylor what is the value a hetero marriage has that a homo marriage does not have? can you tell me how it would hurt society?
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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    They do care what their government does, and what it promotes.
    something being legal by the government is not the same as promoting it. There are lots of things that are legal that are not moral by Christians.

    Gay marriage being legal in no way means the government promotes it. Binge drinking is legal, so does that mean the government promotes it? No.

    Gay marriage being legal doesn't infringe on the rights of married couples, but gay marriage being illegal does.

    I guess conservatives are only about rights if it's the rights THEY want.

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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    It's pretty hard to interpret this any other way:

    If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. (NKJ, Leviticus 20:13)

    Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (NIV, 1st Corinthians 6:9-11)

    They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-- who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. (NIV, Romans 1:25-27)

    I believe in the Bible, I am a Christian. I try to live by the word of God and cannot support people who do not. This is not right or wrong and nothing you can say or do will change this.

    We are done now,

    Goodbye.
    Wait. Leviticus counts now? Awesome.

    So, you don't eat shellfish or wear clothing of two different threads, right? You also think those things should be illegal? You are saying I should not be allowed the right to eat shellfish or plant two different crops side by side?

    You know, it's funny. When criticizing Islam for all the crazy stuff in it, Christians usually deflect criticism of Leviticus because it's old testament and doesn't count. Yet, every single time same-sex marriage comes up, somebody is whipping out Leviticus quotes.
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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Wait. Leviticus counts now? Awesome.

    So, you don't eat shellfish or wear clothing of two different threads, right? You also think those things should be illegal? You are saying I should not be allowed the right to eat shellfish or plant two different crops side by side?

    You know, it's funny. When criticizing Islam for all the crazy stuff in it, Christians usually deflect criticism of Leviticus because it's old testament and doesn't count. Yet, every single time same-sex marriage comes up, somebody is whipping out Leviticus quotes.
    And after the pro-Leviticus side promptly invalidates their own position by stating that Jesus washed away the old ways (after the anti-Leviticus side quotes its entirety to demonstrate how outdated Leviticus is), what's the normal segue? I forget.

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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    The Federal Governemnt was formed to protect people certain unalienable rights. Marriage isn't one of them. The rest is left up to the individual states.

    Marriage is a three-way(tee-hee) contract between two individuals and THE STATE they live in, not the Federal Government. That's why the State can make laws concerning marriage.

    Want to make these "issues" go away? Get the State out of the marriage business.

    If you don't like North Carolina's laws, don't live there. Problem solved.
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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Bad idea - many of those benefits are tax benefits, and allowing any one to claim another person and get a tax break is not a good thing.
    I don't see how that's any different than those that marry and divorce. Its all the same to the IRS. And SSN is an SSN. You can't have the same SSN as a dependant on more than one tax return.

    It would really simplify everything, since governments have a hand in marriage for the sole purpose of access to private information and tax consequences. Break it all the way back down to a designated benefactor. It changes nothing in the eyes of the state or federal governments because everything gets the same thing. It lets the church have marriage, which is where it belongs in my opinion anyway, and gives the government what they want.

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    Re: North Carolina voters approve same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    So marriage between a man and a woman is stupid?

    Good going NC. I stand behind you. All this "you have to accept gay" crap is disgusting. It IS immoral, and it goes directly against my religious beliefs. Since when do I not have a right to believe that gay marriage is wrong? It seems that its wrong if I don't accept it, but if you push acceptance so strongly, why don't you accept the fact that I do NOT accept it?
    No one is saying that you have to accept it. We are just saying that you cannot deny others the right to marry.

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    And comparing slavery to gay marriage, I know that when THIS comparison is made, that obviously NO good argument for it CAN be made.
    Slavery was only brought up because Tigger tried to assert that his views were right and no one elses was because his opinion has been around for thousands of years of tradition. It was not a comparison between the two. If I wanted to compare then I would use Miscegation laws. Which are similar.
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