I'll just add that I don't "support" homosexuality. I accept it as a given, something that makes a person who he or she IS, who they love. I don't judge them for who they love any more than I judge you or anyone else. It's just part of who they are.
One more edit - it can be boiled down to this, really - I made no choice, and did nothing good or bad by BEING a heterosexual. It's just part of who I AM. Similarly, gays had no choice in who they ARE, and that preference about who they love is, identically, neither good nor bad. It's no more good or bad than their brown hair or blue eyes or height of 5'9". To believe otherwise would be to damn them for something they had no part in choosing - same as damning them for being black or short or with big ears. The only other alternative is to expect gays to live a life alone, without intimacy. I can't wish that on anyone because I know how special my relationship with my wife is, and how much that intimate relationship adds to my life. It would be cruel to DEMAND that others with a different orientation live a live alone.
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People who invoke the name of Christ and seek to wrap themselves in his name are using his name in vain. Anyone who has even studied the life of the man for more than 5 minutes knows full well that he would never condone this kind of activity. I know the "totality of his comments" and I know that Christ never preached hatred and never preached shunning someone because you find them "icky". The vast majority of Christ's teaching were about being a good person, loving your neighbor, treating people with dignity and respect, charity and service. Christ was less concerned with pointing his fingers at the "sinners" and more about pointing his finger at the Pharisees who would stand on the corner and pray loudly in public so that others will look upon them. Today's "Christians" are the Pharisees of modern times. They are more concerned about politics and perverting his name than they are about striving to emulate any of his life/teachings.
Ok liberals, why are anti-discrimination laws needed if the private sector is rejecting discrimination? Please explain to me exactly why your laws are justified when your entire premise doesn't seem to exist to any meaningful level. I'm sorry, but arguing that the private sector is rejecting discrimination all on it's own and then arguing that the private sector would not reject discrimination without law makes no sense.
So if you edited it, "Some of today's most vocal Christians in the political arena are the Pharisees of our times," I'd be all in with that... I think it's an important distinction, actually.
Raj Koothrappali"Big or small, I don't like rabbits. They always look like they're about to say something, but they never do."