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Originally posted by MorningtonCrescent
Originally posted by SimpleTruth
Homosexuality is a sin (which means to fall short or miss the mark) to God because it is a distortion of what God intended.
whoa. hold up the Jesus parade, captain. what makes you think that we believe in the same god? if this is entirely an issue of what you think God thinks, then it's a religious issue. so if it's a religious issue, by passing this law, the government starts making laws that favor the views of a particular religion. which just won't fly...unless, the government wants to make allowances for the beliefs of all religions. so unless the law can be written so that the beliefs of every religion represented in the United States are respected, it shouldn't stand.
unless, of course, your justification for your stance isn't purely religious. in which case, give it another try.
Originally posted by Slayer
Why should non-gays have a say in wether or not gay people should get married?
This is a fundamentally flawed arguement. People do it all the time. Can non-drunk drivers tell them what to do? Of course. It's a matter of what kind of society the people want.
It's not like we straight people are going to be forced in to homosexual relationships if we allow gay marrige.
Of course not, and I don't think I have ever seen anyone say that ONCE. Yet it keeps coming up.
I think that politicians should just back of and stop shoving their conservitive-christian propaganda down peoples throats.
Is it worse than the liberals shoving theirs down ours? Welcome to the land of propaganda, take a tray, there's plenty to go around.
Originally posted by Ocelot
Im also sick and tired of people using GOD as an excuse to bash Gays.
To say that someone is doing something wrong, in their opinion, is not bashing.
I hear people say all the time "well it says in the bible that homosexuality is bad and all them gays are going to burn in the fires of hell". Oh then it must be true because it says so in the bible. God's not here to vouch for that is he?. Do me a favor all you homophobic ass***es out there....
Yes, we are the Nazi's. You are the one who doesn't want like minded people here in the US. Let's all think like you.
get your head out of your asses. People make it sound like if gays are allowed to marry the country would collapse.
There are more important things going on that people need to be foccused on. Like the fact that the economy is in the #hole.
It is not in the #hole.
Millions of jobs have been lost.
Jobs come and go. There are jobs out there.
A war started under false pretenses costing the lives of hundreds of American soldiers.
Yet saving lives at the same time. Hmmm
The fact that drugs are destroying thousands of families.
Yes, well the war is still on.
Millions of people lack basic healthcare coverage.
That is their own fault. Not ours
The fact that the education system in the US is so bad that most people dont even know their ow history much less who even the secretary of state is.
I agree with you there.
Those are the real issues that need to be addressed in this country. The fact that Bush is making such a huge deal over this proves that he's trying to deflect attention for his shortcomings as president.
Did you miss the fact that Bush has address all of those issues as well?
There are real more important things to focuss on. Do me a favor people..... GROW UP
[Edited on 25-2-2004 by Ocelot]
Originally posted by SimpleTruth
Ocelot, wow you sure proved yourself to be above all those "nazi-homophobes-#$%^&@#-gay bashing-haters-etc etc etc." You're so much more tolerant appearing, aren't you? You are much more benevolent towards people.
Oh, and believing in the bible is just stupid isn't it? Yeah, God should have no part in any of our lives. Screw anyone who happens to have convictions. We have to be TOLERANT and ACCEPTING of everyone, so let's just can the bible, because we can't have that hanging around. You are such a hypocrit. You displayed more hatred in your post than anything I've posted on the topic, and I happen to be against same-sex marriage.
Originally posted by Jonna
The world is on the brink and he is worrying about where some stranger sticks his rod. I have to agree that there are many other things that take priority right now....like all of them.