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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    Some may say Jesus never spoke out against homosexuality. That’s not really true. Jesus is God. As God, Jesus is the one who gave Moses the Levitical law against gay sexual relations to begin with; and he’s the one who inspires all Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16), including prohibitions against gay sexual relations in Romans 1:26-27 and I Corinthians 6:9-10, etc.

    It’s also worth noting that Jesus didn’t mention wife beating or other sins such as pedophilia either, and there are not many folks who would argue he approved of those behaviors. So Jesus was under no obligation to reiterate the moral laws against homosexual sin that already existed, unless there were clarifications to be made. (righterreport.com)
    What does Jesus' words have to do with the debate over same sex marriage. Nearly every Christian marriage includes the phrase "What God has joined, let no man put asunder", yet not many Christians rally against divorce. It's accepted as a necessary civil proceeding. Same sex marriage should be viewed the same way. There is a distinct difference between what we should do as Christians and what we should do as a country. It's okay for them to be at odds. Maybe your church doesn't allow same sex marriage. I support that, Neither does mine. I can't (nor should anyone) support using that as reasoning not to allow equal treatment to others.
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Nice dodge, you hate religion. almost 90% of the people in this country believe in God and adhere to some religion.If you don't like it don't let the door hit you in t he ass on the way out......We have people dying so you can speak your peace about religion....That is the sad part. Lefties like you and your daddy Obama are slowly destroying this country.
    You're out of date, as usual. Less than 80% of Americans, according to the latest Pew Research survey are religious and more than 16% are not religious. According to other polls I've seen, the irreligious number is as high as 22%. Religion is failing in America, in another couple of decades or so, it will likely be in the minority.
    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: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    I found out today that he is 77. He's from an era where gays didn't exist or else they where dutifully and nobly punished, imprisoned, and or executed.
    And soon he will die and his absurd and irrational paranoid beliefs will die with him and the modern world will march on.
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    You understand that 1) the federal government hasn't been passing any laws in and of themselves concerning who can and can't get married. That has be left to the states. 2) When the states are left to choose their own laws and no federal government intervention occurs, that allows one state to say you are married and another to declare your marriage null and void on a legal level if you become a resident of that second state.



    And you still fail on this argument, even when quoting the very text that shows your comment failing. You can't be in a country that says that only one religion will be allowed and say that the country bans religion. It doesn't ban religion, a statement that would be all inclusive. Those countries ban all but one, if they even ban that many. You are challenged to back up your statement by finding a country that actually bans religion period. Or be a man and admit and maintain the argument that you are discussing countries that ban all but one. But you still have to show that they actually ban all but Islam, as in cite the laws.
    What about DOMA? Clinton signed it.

    I also know that saying it's unfair for people in SSM to not have legal rights in states that don't permit SSM, its nothing but a new avenue to attack the laws of that state. Bring in custody of children who might suddenly end up there is another.

    My question is why you would want to live in a state who's majority doesn't want you there?
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    What about DOMA? Clinton signed it.
    Technically speaking DOMA doesn't say who can and can't be married. It simply states the federal government will only acknowledge same sex marriage when referencing benefits and such.
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post

    My question is why you would want to live in a state who's majority doesn't want you there?
    So all the blacks should have moved out of the southern states? *THEY* should have to disrupt their lives because of the ignorance and hate of others?

    And you call yourself a Christian? *utter disgust* You are certainly not an American.
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Technically speaking DOMA doesn't say who can and can't be married. It simply states the federal government will only acknowledge same sex marriage when referencing benefits and such.
    That was an EO from Obama. The FedGov won't support DOMA any longer.

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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    What about DOMA? Clinton signed it.

    I also know that saying it's unfair for people in SSM to not have legal rights in states that don't permit SSM, its nothing but a new avenue to attack the laws of that state. Bring in custody of children who might suddenly end up there is another.

    My question is why you would want to live in a state who's majority doesn't want you there?
    Clinton signed DOMA at a time when same sex marriage had so little support, that, had Clinton not signed it, it still would have went through (they had the votes to get around a veto), and it is possible that they would have pushed for a Federal Marriage Amendment, which they also had the support for, at the time. Unlike many laws/acts signed by the President, Clinton didn't have any sort of signing ceremony for DOMA. He didn't support it but at the very least had wise enough advisers to point out the reality of the situation of the time. It never was a good thing, but it was the lesser of two evils in this case, since it staved off an FMA, allowing time for support to build for DOMA to get struck down.
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    That was an EO from Obama. The FedGov won't support DOMA any longer.

    Defense of Marriage Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I know what DOMA states. It doesn't make reference to who can and can't marry within the states. It actually acknowledges that same sex marriages WILL exist and defines how the FEDERAL government will deal with them.
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    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Clinton signed DOMA at a time when same sex marriage had so little support, that, had Clinton not signed it, it still would have went through (they had the votes to get around a veto), and it is possible that they would have pushed for a Federal Marriage Amendment, which they also had the support for, at the time. Unlike many laws/acts signed by the President, Clinton didn't have any sort of signing ceremony for DOMA. He didn't support it but at the very least had wise enough advisers to point out the reality of the situation of the time. It never was a good thing, but it was the lesser of two evils in this case, since it staved off an FMA, allowing time for support to build for DOMA to get struck down.
    Like ObamaCare...
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