originally posted by: mamabeth
Since gay marriage is in conflict with traditional faith based churches.
I suggest that the gay community form their own churches.Have their
own bakeries and catering services and leave the faith based churches
and businesses alone.I am sure the gay community would be protected
from discrimination lawsuits.
"Traditional faith" based churches base it on the verse in Leviticus, yet do not follow the other laws of leviticus. I'm still wondering why. And
homosexuals aren't showing up at your church protesting, are they? Are they coming into your house and making love in your living room? LOL at
speaking out against equal rights for them, but then saying THEY are the ones that need to leave you alone. That's rich. Slavery used to be a
tradition too. I guess we should let folks keep racist and bigoted traditions, just because it's a tradition.
You have every right to have bigoted views, but if you do, then we have every right to call you a bigot for it. It's a 2 way street. You seem to
want everyone on earth to cater to YOUR BELIEFS that you can't even verify as true. By your definition, an African American that fought for equal
rights in the 50s is persecuting you and there are leviticus verses that can justify slavery as well.
Trying to force others into accepting you or your lifestyle never works. What is happening is the fact that the gay community is forcing
people of faith to choose between serving the Lord or serving them.
Here is the biggest farce out of everything you have said. The church has been forcing folks to accept their lifestyle for centuries with the penalty
of death / excommunication. Nobody is forcing you to do anything. They just want equal rights as everyone else, something that doesn't affect you,
your family, or your faith in the least. To me it makes no sense whatsoever to claim they are forcing you do something, when your "traditional faith"
based churches have been oppressing them and keeping them in hiding for a very long time.
Sin happens all over the world and is condoned in many places depending on the "sin". Nobody is forcing you to abandon your faith. Follow Jesus'
example and stop judging other people because they don't have the same blind faith as you. "Do unto others" seems pretty clear to me. It still seems
extremely hypocritical to believe the anti gay verse as absolute law of god, while ignoring the other countless verses in leviticus. You still have
not addressed this point. Why cherry pick if you consider it the word of god. Can you please answer this instead of pretending it wasn't said?
I was a floral designer
and an event planner.If a gay couple had come to me to plan their wedding,
I would have to refuse,based solely on my faith.
So much for the golden rule. Are you seriously trying to say that if you went into a bookstore or whatever business that is owned by an atheist or
homosexual that they should have a right to refuse you because you are Christian? Me thinks if this happened you would scream persecution, yet you'll
do it to somebody else without thinking twice. If you turn gay people away from your business it will only hurt your business as a whole, so it's not
only a hypocritical thing to do, it's not smart and no intelligent business owner would sacrifice business when their family needs to eat.
My post makes sense to me.I don't force my sexual lifestyle down your throat.
Actually you pretty much have. You frown upon homosexuals and think they are sinners because of an attraction that they were born with. You've even
said you'd deny them at your business if you could do it. By denying them equal marriage rights, you are absolutely shoving Christianity down their
throats. Yeah, keep playing the victim card as you put other people down for being who they are and not hiding in the closet and pretending to
conform to avoid persecution. I don't even think you have a clue what it means to be persecuted. When was the last time you were denied equal rights
because of your religion, or treated unfairly? When was the last time you had to pretend that you weren't Christian to avoid being shunned or beat
up? Your idea of persecution is laughable. You can't enforce your faith as a law to deny equal rights, and then scream persecution when they fight
back against that.
That still doesn't give them the right to force me to accept it.
You don't have to accept it or participate in it, but your basis for your bigotry is a single verse in leviticus that you cherry pick to support your
view. You don't view the other laws of leviticus with the same magnitude and that is hypocrtical. Why won't you address this point? You keep
ignoring it and bringing up all kinds of distractions. Why cherry pick bible verses? Allowing homosexuals to marry people they love does not force
you to do anything. You act like approving gay marriage would bring homosexuals to the church where they will have sex on the alter and desecrate the
building. It doesn't affect you in the least.
Will you ever address the other Leviticus verses and justify your view? It sounds like you just want to bash folks that don't believe the same as you
do. You still haven't even explained WHY you are against homosexuals. Tradition isn't a good reason and neither is a cherry picked verse in
Leviticus. But yeah, it's all the gay people's faults. They are all trying to oppress you. LMFAO! I love how people play the victim card, when
they themselves are the main perpetrator of the ignorance and bigotry. Stop living in the past. We live in the age of tolerance. Even Jesus taught
that concept. He didn't teach or preach hate or treat other people unequally. Maybe try reading the gospels more because clearly you don't
understand his message.
edit on 7-5-2015 by Barcs because: (no reason given)