View Poll Results: What is the primary reason behind your support for same-sex marriage?

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  • Because Iím gay/lesbian

    3 1.76%
  • Because itís an equal rights issue

    93 54.71%
  • Because gays/lesbians love each other too

    8 4.71%
  • Because I despise bigots/haters

    2 1.18%
  • Because I donít want to be labeled a bigot

    1 0.59%
  • Iím opposed to gay marriage

    14 8.24%
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    17 10.00%
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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.
    I'm neutral, falling down closest on the side of live-and-let-live. I don't really look at it as an equal rights issue, although I'm sure many do. It's changing customs, that's what it's all about. My life...the lives of my family and friends...basically, no one, I think, is going to be adversely effected by supporting two people who love each other. Leave them the hell alone. Let them marry. If others' marriages can't stand up to what they perceive as an "assault," that's their problem.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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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.
    This is the way I look at it. If people like you believe it's wrong, then it must be okay.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    This is the way I look at it. If people like you believe it's wrong, then it must be okay.
    It is OK for many people, and it will be OK for a lot more people as more and more states become enlightened (cave in). It'll never be OK with me, so plan on me sharing my views from to time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    I always enjoy the fundamentalist mindset that picks and chooses the edicts to obey.
    I don't. That's why it's so crucial to have ongoing divine revelation on the earth.

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Now as for who can sit in judgement, I'd recommend the fundies sit back and let Gawd handle the judgement side of religion-
    Excellent advice! But let's be sure your side of the spectrum extends us "fundies" the same courtesy.

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Marriage isn't a religious thing.
    Your marriage may not be, but ours is.

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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.
    Disagree
    The Bible and our constitution are similar as they use few words; both are vague and lacking in detail. .
    But, marriage , to the best of my knowledge is no "commandment" ....normal or homo....

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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
    I don't. That's why it's so crucial to have ongoing divine revelation on the earth.

    Excellent advice! But let's be sure your side of the spectrum extends us "fundies" the same courtesy.

    Your marriage may not be, but ours is.
    So what exactly is your ongoing Divine Revelation? does it allow you to pick and choose what parts of the Bible you obey and what parts you get to ignore?

    Oh I don't see the secular world attempting to suppress fundie religions. More like refusing to allow fundie religions from dominating the national discussion on our society.

    No marriage is a PERSONAL thing, to you religious to me secular. Marriage comes in a wide variety of forms, anyone attempting to push it into the domain of religion ignores millions of citizens who have marriage certificates but never set foot in a Church.

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

    Quite a "coincidence" that this thread was started on Christmas Day.

    Reading through the rules, one may be warned for "Being a jerk" or posting inflammatory, offensive material meant to inflame, being a troll.

    Christianity and the Bible, which forbids homosexuality, has been under attack from the same sex marriage advocates for thirty years. Given the nature of this forum, a thread such as this would be guaranteed to have many posters immediately leap to pick one of the five positive responses as opposed to the single negative response.

    I don't have a dog in this fight, but the fact of the timing and the nature of the thread seems to be a gloating, in your face intent to offend the Christians on this forum. At the very least, insensitive and intolerant of the beliefs of Christians.
    Last edited by Ray410; 12-26-12 at 01:41 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Disagree
    The Bible and our constitution are similar as they use few words; both are vague and lacking in detail. .
    But, marriage , to the best of my knowledge is no "commandment" ....normal or homo....
    Genesis 2:24

    "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh".

    He's quite clear on what man shall do. Now, you can play stupid and say "But the word commandment is never used in that scripture, so we don't have to do it". And then my answer will be "When God says "you shall do this", it doesn't mean you can just blow off what he says and expect to have his support.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Quite a "coincidence" that this thread was started on Christmas Day.

    Reading through the rules, one may be warned for "Being a jerk" or posting inflammatory, offensive material meant to inflame, being a troll.

    Christianity and the Bible, which forbids homosexuality, has been under attack from the same sex marriage advocates for thirty years. Given the nature of this forum, a thread such as this would be guaranteed to have many posters immediately leap to pick one of the five positive responses as opposed to the single negative response.

    I don't have a dog in this fight, but the fact of the timing and the nature of the thread seems to be a gloating, in your face intent to offend the Christians on this forum. At the very least, insensitive and intolerant of the beliefs of Christians.
    The thread is aimed at those who support gay marriage. I put the one negative response in for the non-supporters who want to participate as well.

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

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