Page 98 of 137 FirstFirst ... 488896979899100108 ... LastLast
Results 971 to 980 of 1363

Thread: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?[W:667]

  1. #971
    Sage
    WCH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    The Lone Star State.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    22,209

    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I have to call you out on this one as I hate when people operate off impressions and think they are dealing in facts.

    If you are referring to the Masterpiece Bakery of Lakewood, CO (the bakery that was at the root of this controversy last year)... they are alive and well. The bakery is about 100 yards from my office. I go by it every day. Though I can not attest to their financials, it appears they are doing fine (ok..my impression based on direct observation). My guess is the local publicity has resulted in a loyal following of Christian customers.

    MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP | great cakes since 1993 | 303.763.5754

    Sorry, you can't be footloose and fancy free with the facts....

    BTW... in spite of my "progressive" credentials, I am a strong Christian and believe, given the artistic nature of their business, they should have the right to work for who they want to work and not be forced to apply their labor to something they believe is amoral. Gay marriage is a different thing. It is a "bigotry" that has solid Biblical foundation.
    Thanks for the update on your local baker. Glad to see he's doing well.

    There have been several of these cases (at least the ones made public) around the country. This addresses a couple to which I was referring.

    Oregon bakery shuts down after gay rights attacks | Deseret News National
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

  2. #972
    Maquis Admiral
    maquiscat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    8,010

    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    It will be a surprise. Besides that we will all be judged when we die.
    Then what do you have to worry about? You've accepted Christ, you've spread the word. So the question is are you going to follow Jesus' example of letting other people choose and live their lives as they wish or are you going to opposite route against his example and force people to live a "moral" life by the sword....or in this era the gun (read "law")?
    Bi, Poly, Switch. I'm not indecisive, I'm greedy!

  3. #973
    Student Tonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    SE Asia
    Last Seen
    07-31-15 @ 09:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    180

    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Why would I care about gay marriage? I don't care if people keep dogs which I hate. Don't care if people smoke, so long as I don't have to join in. Country Music, don't like that either, but I'm not being forced into listening to it. Same thing, don't think approving gay marriage will make me to rush out, turn gay, find a boyfriend and marry him!.

    If gay marriage in some way shape or form actually impacted my life, or how I lead my life maybe I would care, but it doesn't. That's why I am befuddled why for so many it really matters so much.

    Maybe we should do away with the word 'marriage', call everything 'civil union'...would that help?
    I support the right to keep and arm bears

  4. #974
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Last Seen
    08-29-17 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    16,575

    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    As I've said many times, I'm a counter to the homosexual lobby propaganda. If others like me and I don't counter this scourge, no one will.

    So if you stop, so will I.
    SSM will be legalized across the nation within the next couple of years, better start packing or getting used to it son.

  5. #975
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Last Seen
    08-29-17 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    16,575

    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonic View Post
    Maybe we should do away with the word 'marriage', call everything 'civil union'...would that help?
    Statistics wise you would probably have a better chance at getting struck by lightning before you get the Dem/Rep duopoly to get rid of marriage. So in the meantime, gays are going to fight for marriage and they are winning as they should be.

  6. #976
    Sage
    WCH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    The Lone Star State.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    22,209

    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I like what it's become over the last 100 years. Conservative ignorance has been trumped.
    I'm sure you think the creation of an enormously powerful central government (complete with mechanisms for constant revenue) and the disposal of God from it's institutions and the the acceptance of debauchery as a norm is just nifty.

    The Progressive Movement and the Transformation of American Politics
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

  7. #977
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Last Seen
    08-29-17 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    16,575

    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Keep you sex life out the the public sphere. Quit insisting on tarnishing traditional marriage. Quit imposing on private business. Quit lobbying for rights that don't exist. Quit trying to recruit our children into your ideology.
    My marriage is not being tarninshed by gays being married. Do you look at your wife differently? Do you not want to be married? Seems YOU have the problem, not me. My marriage is just fine regardless of gays being allowed to marry. Really sad that you let something like this get in the way of your marriage.

  8. #978
    Sage
    WCH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    The Lone Star State.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    22,209

    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    So you hate that women can vote?
    Most of our laws against Child Labor?
    That life expectancy has increased by 24 years?
    Every piece of technology including the computer you're typing on since 1914?
    Travel no longer takes months but at most a few days?
    That you can get fruits and vegetables out of season regularly at your local grocery store?

    Yeah...that's just terrible. Terrible. /S
    Sure, good things have come from the Progressive movement. In the process, we have become slaves to big government.

    The Progressive Movement and the Transformation of American Politics
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

  9. #979
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Last Seen
    08-29-17 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    16,575

    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    In the process, we have become slaves to big government.
    You seem to have no problem using Big Government to be morality police if it suits your agenda.

  10. #980
    Sage
    WCH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    The Lone Star State.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    22,209

    Re: Do you support legalizing gay marriage?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Then what do you have to worry about? You've accepted Christ, you've spread the word. So the question is are you going to follow Jesus' example of letting other people choose and live their lives as they wish or are you going to opposite route against his example and force people to live a "moral" life by the sword....or in this era the gun (read "law")?

    Trust me, I'm not worried personally. After all, we're simply having a debate, not a trial here. by debating, perhaps readers will learn something they didn't know before or seek out additional knowledge.

    Jesus didn't stay out of people's lives, he spent most of his time bringing the word of his Father to the masses.

    When in the company of a woman accused of adultery (a crime punishable by stoning) he said 'Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again.'" (John 8:1-11)

    This is what I wish for those who lead a life of sin. In the process, it helps me recognize my own sin and how to deal with it.
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •