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- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
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I believe it's unnatural that we have a poll like this every month and it is started by straight people.
Originally Posted by Jerry
It's not a sin in my beliefs (although I know that some people believe that it is a sin according to their religion or personal religious beliefs).
Yes, homosexuality is natural because attraction is natural (from what I believe about attraction and my definition of natural). Homosexuality is an attraction to people of the same sex, not the sexual acts that are associated with being done by people of the same sex when engaging in sex. Also, it doesn't matter if it is somehow unnatural (although I don't know how it could be unnatural). We don't outlaw things just because they are "unnatural", even if the majority believes they are unnatural.
There is no proof necessary to prove that it isn't a sin (sin comes from personal and/or religious beliefs) nor that whether it is natural or not (as explained above). Neither it being a sin or natural/unnatural can be considered when it comes to making laws or ensuring equal protection.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
I don't consider it unnatural. Considering it happens routinely in nature, where situations of "upbringing" and such aren't present, I think its a bit ridiculous to call it such.
As to whether or not its a sin in a general sense, that's up to each individual religious person to decide based on their best understanding of their belief system. In an absolute sense, whether or not its a sin is something we frankly will not and can not fully know in our mortal lives and would only be known by God if there is one.
I don't think any laws should prohibit Christians from thinking Homosexuality is a sin or disliking it. However, their disliking it or disapproval of it isn't a reasonable reason for the law to act against Homosexuals and the law...which should be secular...supporting their rights is not forcing Christians to "like" homosexuality nor believe its not a sin.
Last edited by Zyphlin; 05-26-11 at 12:40 PM.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.