Originally posted by Grandma
reply to post by HunkaHunka
When will gay people realize that Christians are morally abligated to express their views as to what our Lord Jesus Christ is telling us both in the
bible and in our prayer and quiet time with the Holy Spirit helping us.
And when will Christians realize that they have no right to dictate how others should live their life?
You can believe what you want to believe, but when it starts affecting my rights and when you are preaching hate and intolerance in my face, you'd
better be able to run fast!
I do not accept that gay people have a right to be violent towards anyone. And I have seen NO EVIDENCE of that having taken place. What I have seen is
Christian groups deliberately provoking scenarios in order to support their propaganda.
In the last ten years I have seen footage and reports of Christian groups protesting gay civil partnerships, the funerals of gay people, spitting and
throwing missiles at gay people at their events, assaulting gay people... I could go on.
It is no surprise that these things boil over. And if you are a Christian standing in a location known to be predominantly frequented by the gay
community and you start dictating to others how they should live, what do you expect to happen?
It is human nature that the oppressed will fight back, and when you exacerbate that by further insults and hatred, you can expect direct backlash.
Freedom of speech and opinion is a fair thing to state, but when you abuse that right by spouting hatred and insult you have crossed the line.
Right, this discussion can go on forever with the righteous Christians and blatant bigots spouting rubbish and the Gay crowd arguing against such.
But the one real issue here is...
In what way does recognizing a gay couples right to partner going to affect YOU?
Why should you care if a gay couple are allowed to be legally recognized partners or not?
Apart from your belief that "Marriage" is sacred and should only apply to one woman and one man (which this does not involve as it is CIVIL UNION,
and NOT Marriage, recognized under LAW and NOT RELIGION), how does denying gay people this right help you?
In what way does the state or public benefit from this?
I'll tell you how they won't benefit...
Certain businesses may face a boycott, people may leave the state for more tolerant places (I'd be on the first bus out of there), animosity and
anger may rise, voluntary segregation may spread.
As the exodus occurs and increases as these other areas of friction increase, gay operated businesses could close, gay districts (which bring in
billions of $ annually) will face an economic collapse and they'll likely vanish.
Never underestimate the level of economic contribution the gay community makes. The "disposable income" gay communities pay out is huge, and if they
now decide not to spend that income on any business not gay owned or operated, the state and general population will suffer.
[edit on 18-11-2008 by detachedindividual]