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  • Because itís an equal rights issue

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  • Because gays/lesbians love each other too

    8 4.71%
  • Because I despise bigots/haters

    2 1.18%
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    1 0.59%
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Disobedience to what? The old testament isn't followed by christians anymore, and the new testament mentions it 4 times, 2 times of which were in passing, and 2 of which were in only a slightly finger shaking manner. source

    In fact, jesus didn't say a word about it.
    You think the existence of God is conditional on human level of interest. You also believe the Bible is subject to atheist approval. These two points, alone, prove that you have no idea what you are talking about.

    The Bible speaks only of man and woman coming together in marriage. In fact it is a commandment. No where does it say homosexuals are to do likewise.

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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    You think the existence of God is conditional on human level of interest. You also believe the Bible is subject to atheist approval. These two points, alone, prove that you have no idea what you are talking about.

    The Bible speaks only of man and woman coming together in marriage. In fact it is a commandment. No where does it say homosexuals are to do likewise.
    Outside of the OT, which you don't listen to anymore, it doesn't say they shouldn't either. And no, it is NOT a commandment.

    You shall have no other gods before me.
    You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
    You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
    Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
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    You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
    It actually doesn't mention the man-woman relationship at all.

    You simply hate gays and you want to twist your religion to support that. Perhaps you can give me a new testament quote saying how gays are wrong and will be going to hell.
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Disobedience to what? The old testament isn't followed by christians anymore, and the new testament mentions it 4 times, 2 times of which were in passing, and 2 of which were in only a slightly finger shaking manner. source

    In fact, jesus didn't say a word about it.
    I'd say the Old Testament probably is the framework of my personal faith and belief system moreso than the New Testament albeit not a literal adherence to every single word. That said, I also do not feel compelled to proactively impose my religious beliefs on people. If I have to act on my faith in a way that is contrary to your benefit, well that sucks for you because I cannot not do that, but I don't go out looking for a gunfight. the Bible equates homosexuality with sin. The Bible equate divorce with sin. Laws recognizing either are unrelated to the Bible. We all are sinners, and quite frankly, I am far more worried about mine than I am anybody else's by a mile. Not being able to marry doesn't make gay people less gay anyways. This is a silly issue IMHO.

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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I'd say the Old Testament probably is the framework of my personal faith and belief system moreso than the New Testament albeit not a literal adherence to every single word. That said, I also do not feel compelled to proactively impose my religious beliefs on people. If I have to act on my faith in a way that is contrary to your benefit, well that sucks for you because I cannot not do that, but I don't go out looking for a gunfight. the Bible equates homosexuality with sin. The Bible equate divorce with sin. Laws recognizing either are unrelated to the Bible. We all are sinners, and quite frankly, I am far more worried about mine than I am anybody else's by a mile. Not being able to marry doesn't make gay people less gay anyways. This is a silly issue IMHO.
    So basing your faith off the old testament, do you follow the parts where it says to kill non-believers?

    If your daughter is raped will you force her to marry the rapist?
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Not sure if a poll like this has already been posted, but these are questions that I've been mulling over for sometime. Would appreciate some honest input.
    It's equal rights, right to contract is being denied to same sex couples; it's pretty cut and dry. Bigots and hatemongers deny it; but measurably that is what the system comes down to.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    So basing your faith off the old testament, do you follow the parts where it says to kill non-believers?

    If your daughter is raped will you force her to marry the rapist?
    Well, considering my mention that I do not proactively impose my faith on others should answer that question for you and not withstanding that it has nothing to do with gay marriage, I suppose I might occasionally since I do not know what is in the mind and hearts of the spiders my wife screams at me to smush.

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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    It's in the best interest of this nation.
    "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's equal rights, right to contract is being denied to same sex couples; it's pretty cut and dry. Bigots and hatemongers deny it; but measurably that is what the system comes down to.
    equating marriage to the right to contract is kind of a silly argument IMHO. Contracts have terms--marriages do not.

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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    equating marriage to the right to contract is kind of a silly argument IMHO. Contracts have terms--marriages do not.
    Marriage does have terms, which is why the contract can be dissolved. Also....it's a contract. So there's that.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    re: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage? [W:539/549]

    It's an equal rights issue that really bother anyone considering it's none of your business.

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