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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    If you seriously think you can rectify SSM with Christianity digsbe, all I can say is "good luck". I am sure the black pastors would agree.


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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
    Hhhmmm....it seems not everyone in the party shares your enthusiasm.
    Can you think of any politically debatable topic that is agreed upon by every single person of a political party?
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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    If they approve this, I'll be changing my registration to Republican the day after the convention.
    I don't know who scares me more. The left wingers or the right wingers.

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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Not sure why this should be a federal issue.
    You beat me to it.

    Marriage is not a federal issue. The whole gay marriage issue at the federal level is just a way to gain political points without actually addressing any of the real issues that the feds should be taking care of:

    the economy
    illegal immigration
    Iraq and Afganistan
    that pesky budget imbalance

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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Please do it, please. You all may not like it, but gay marriage gets defeated in blue states as well. That means it's also dems and independents voting against it. They feel strongly enough about the issue to buck party.

    Stupid move before the election. This may act as a third party sapper would.

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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Nobody but partisans read platforms anyway.

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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Can you think of any politically debatable topic that is agreed upon by every single person of a political party?
    How many topics can you think of that have the potential to splinter a party's base?

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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
    Hhhmmm....it seems not everyone in the party shares your enthusiasm.

    ************************************************** ************************************************
    Washington, DC
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

    A group of Black pastors held a press conference Tuesday opposing President Obama’s position of same-sex marriage. The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) called the President’s stance “disgraceful” and has launched a marriage petition in a nation-wide campaign to rallying African Americans to withdraw support from the President. In May, President Obama announced that he supports same -sex marriage- and this year’s Democratic National Convention; gay marriage language will be included in the party platform.

    Rev. William Owens, President and Founder of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, believes that President Obama takes the vote of the black community for granted and that he is putting the interests of his gay supporters ahead of the religious beliefs of his African-American backers.
    Black Clergy Group Opposes Pres. Obama on Gay Marriage | C-SPAN
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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Good for the black pastors. I have anecdotally observed that black folk in the south are more religiously observant and faithful than the white folks, and its spurred me to be more observant of my faith rituals. All Christians should follow their example and publicly affirm traditional marriage and oppose SSM.


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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    You beat me to it.

    Marriage is not a federal issue. The whole gay marriage issue at the federal level is just a way to gain political points without actually addressing any of the real issues that the feds should be taking care of:

    the economy
    illegal immigration
    Iraq and Afganistan
    that pesky budget imbalance

    among others.
    So DOMA does not exist? SInce it does, aspects of SSM are very much a federal issue.
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