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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Those species don't reproduce asexually.
    Again, so what? You apparently are not comprehending my point. The point was that sex developed, particularly for more advanced species more to encourage social pair bonds than it did to procreate.

    And again, we don't even currently need sex to procreate. We could be considered semi-asexual due to that fact (eventhough our primary method of reproduction is through sexual activity, we still have a choice).
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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    It would be really helpful if you actually read the thread.
    I have. You've said that sex between an infertile couple, or a fertile couple where the woman isn't ovulating, is acceptable. It is 100% certain that neither of these couplings are capable of producing children. The same is true of a same-sex couple. You have yet to differentiate what procreative basis distinguishes an infertile couple from a homosexual one. An infertile couple can never produce children, by definition.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You have yet to differentiate what procreative basis distinguishes an infertile couple from a homosexual one.
    The end result is the same in BOTH cases. The fact you don't like it is not our problem it's YOURS. Good thing when SSM is legalized people such as yourself will have to deal with it being legal. I've put you on the list of people I will toast when that happens.

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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Animal channel porn?
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    Dolphins and porpoises have been known to have sex using their blowholes.
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    Re: United Church of Christ sues over NC ban on same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Very interesting lawsuit. So the question is this? If the United Church of Christ, which supports gay marriage, is not allowed to perform gay marriages, then are their first amendment religious freedoms being violated? They have certainly opened up a can of worms with this lawsuit.

    Discussion?

    Article is here - United Church of Christ sues over NC ban on same-sex marriage.

    Note to mods - Title would not fit, so I had to take a couple of words out to make it fit.

    Second note to mods. The source changed the title, so now it doesn't match at all. LOL.
    Just as an FYI, I'm about 99% sure this is President Obama's former denomination made famous by Pastor Jeremiah Wright. From what I think I understand but I could be wrong, Wright thinks homosexuality is Biblically sinful but the national level left him alone since his church was one of the most important in the denomination. Its also unusual for the denomination that its a predominantly black congregation. After Wright retired the national level issued orders that all their churches had to be gay friendly. Somewhat controversial because Trinity in Chicago has(had) closer ties with churches outside of the denomination and shares guest speakers from those churches, a big part of their MO. Many if not most of those churches believe homosexuality is sinful.
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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The end result is the same in BOTH cases. The fact you don't like it is not our problem it's YOURS. Good thing when SSM is legalized people such as yourself will have to deal with it being legal. I've put you on the list of people I will toast when that happens.
    I'll have to deal with what, exactly?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Animal channel porn?
    LOL! Like Friends? "Sharks turn you on. That's okay, I'm okay with that." Which is why you should never be afraid of just admitting to watching regular porn because its much better than having your wife/girlfriend/significant other giving you National Geographic videos for Valentine's Day because she/he thought you were getting off to animals doing something that comes natural for them.

    Although, I will say that there were a lot of pics taken of the two wallabies doing it at the Australian zoo I went to while stationed on the ship, although I'm pretty sure most was for the humor of the situation rather than to be porn (hopefully anyway).
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'll have to deal with what, exactly?
    With SSM being legal.

    EDIT: Sorry, looks like I messed up the quote that was to go to Paleocon.

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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    With SSM being legal.

    EDIT: Sorry, looks like I messed up the quote that was to go to Paleocon.

    I was a bit confused, as I cannot for the life of me conceive how two dudes getting married causes me any sort of trouble.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Religious Group Files a Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    This lawsuit is about creating a religious right to legalize marriage. The church is asking for a special right, to join church and state. If the church wants to perform illegal weddings then they can surrender their legal ability to solemnize any marriage just like everyone else.
    I wrote that before I actually read the lawsuit. I still have to read it a couple of more times now.

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