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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    'inconceivable'?

    Is that a pun?


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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Who said anything about practicing bigotry?
    Maybe you have trouble either reading or comprehending what you read, therefore I'll excuse your asinine remark. However if you continue to insist on calling people bigots without merit, I will have to assume that you are intentionally engaging in gratuitous name calling, worthy of a third grade schoolyard bully.


    Who called your name?

    Do you have a reason to feel guilty about something?

    If not, why don't you just keep a low profile?

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'inconceivable'?

    Is that a pun?

    Could be.

    I think it's still inconceivable, and always will be.
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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    How is not wanting to make a cake "pushing religious beliefs" on anyone.

    If you think gay marriage is wrong, and you want to go your way and others go their own, how is that forcing beliefs?

    Its the government saying "oh no, you MUST serve this gay wedding"

    The reality is, the gov doesnt give a flip about religious freedom unless its islam or some other non christian religious ideology.
    Because when you're a business serving the general public, you don't get to decide not to serve parts of the public. Your religious beliefs stay at the door, just like you can't decide not to serve women or blacks or people of other religions. Welcome to reality.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It is hard to see how the government can be allowed to force people to act against their religious beliefs just so other people feel better.
    Yeah. I mean, my religious belief says that black people are meant to be slaves. It's right there in the bible. And yet the government is allowed to force me to act against my beliefs and actually serve them food at my restaurant. Can you believe it?

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Because when you're a business serving the general public, you don't get to decide not to serve parts of the public. Your religious beliefs stay at the door, just like you can't decide not to serve women or blacks or people of other religions. Welcome to reality.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Yeah. I mean, my religious belief says that black people are meant to be slaves. It's right there in the bible. And yet the government is allowed to force me to act against my beliefs and actually serve them food at my restaurant. Can you believe it?

    /end sarcasm.
    Why is it wrong to choose who to serve or not? I assume we don't have issue with something that is NOT in public? Why the difference if we're okay in private?

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    There were many whites that cited religious reasons for believing blacks were inferior, that 'mixing' was a sin, and that interracial marriage was a sin. Someone here posted a long list of the Bible passages they 'interpreted' that way. I'm sorry I dont have it tho.
    Bigots will believe anything that the peer group requires.

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Yeah. I mean, my religious belief says that black people are meant to be slaves. It's right there in the bible. And yet the government is allowed to force me to act against my beliefs and actually serve them food at my restaurant. Can you believe it?

    /end sarcasm.
    Where is it in the Bible? Not that I do not believe that you can make religions to say anything you want. That is the same with political opinions and even science. The justification of the German extermination of the handicapped was scientifically argued. That is trivial. It is also the reason that the government should almost never be allowed to take sides in an ideological dispute like this one.

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Bigots will believe anything that the peer group requires.
    Where does that nugget of wisdom come from?


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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Where is it in the Bible? Not that I do not believe that you can make religions to say anything you want. That is the same with political opinions and even science. The justification of the German extermination of the handicapped was scientifically argued. That is trivial. It is also the reason that the government should almost never be allowed to take sides in an ideological dispute like this one.
    Too bad our Constitution kinda requires that the government take a side on ideological disputes...


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