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  • 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
    Being true to how you think God made you does not exonerate you from His Justice.
    This could be stated as follows

    Being true to how you think God has created humanity does not mean you - a human - can interpret or even know what your deity did or did not decide.


    Another poster stated "marriage is a religious statement" (or something similar) No one with any knowledge of history would make such a claim but then lots of people don't have much knowledge of history.
    ďAnd I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.Ē
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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
    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.
    Sadly however this is precisely the issue with trying to justify secular law based on religious text.

    Should we make it illegal for a man NOT to become married, since it states he SHALL leave his parents and cleave unto a wife? What if he wishes to leave his parents but not take on a wife? What about those who still have to live with their parents while being married...shall we disallow them from doing so because it conflicts with gods word? Also, this gives zero indication of whether or not a WOMAN can choose to leave her father and mother and "cleave" unto a husband....shall we make it unlawful for a woman to initiate a marriage?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    This could be stated as follows

    Being true to how you think God has created humanity does not mean you - a human - can interpret or even know what your deity did or did not decide.
    I see. So you're saying God is some elusive entity that really has no interest in communicating with us?


    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Another poster stated "marriage is a religious statement" (or something similar) No one with any knowledge of history would make such a claim but then lots of people don't have much knowledge of history.
    Are you suggesting that I should study history, instead of scripture, to learn about God?

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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.
    if you allow some consenting adults to do a thing...ALL consenting adults should be able to do a thing
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Sadly however this is precisely the issue with trying to justify secular law based on religious text.

    Should we make it illegal for a man NOT to become married, since it states he SHALL leave his parents and cleave unto a wife? What if he wishes to leave his parents but not take on a wife? What about those who still have to live with their parents while being married...shall we disallow them from doing so because it conflicts with gods word? Also, this gives zero indication of whether or not a WOMAN can choose to leave her father and mother and "cleave" unto a husband....shall we make it unlawful for a woman to initiate a marriage?
    We have to do our best to follow God's commandments, even if due to events beyond our control, that it comes down to pure intent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    if you allow some consenting adults to do a thing...ALL consenting adults should be able to do a thing
    And that's certainly where we're headed, isn't it? Don't worry, dude. I'm sure most of the 50 states will be celebrating homosexuality in no time.

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

    I support it because homosexuals should not be denied the misery we heterosexual men have had to put up with for generations.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I support it because homosexuals should not be denied the misery we heterosexual men have had to put up with for generations.
    I suspect after the thrill of their political victory wears off, we'll see a spike in same-sex divorce.

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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
    And that's certainly where we're headed, isn't it? Don't worry, dude. I'm sure most of the 50 states will be celebrating homosexuality in no time.
    It's not contagious my friend....have no fear.

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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
    We have to do our best to follow God's commandments, even if due to events beyond our control, that it comes down to pure intent.
    Which is speaking of a personal responsability, not a legal one. My point was that trying to use the law to force some portions of "gods commandments" while not in any way seeking to use hte law to force other portions of the very same "commandment" smacks of the notion that it's not hte commandment you're worrying about and is precisely the issue with attempting to use religious law as a means of arguing for societal law in anything but a theocracy.

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