reply to post by Good Wolf
GW....I hope EVERYONE links onto what you posted....
Sorry if I'm too obvious, perhaps you would have wished me to be more discrete....however, the time for 'discretion' is long past....
No dis-respect to the OP....(and EVERYONE should take the time to read EVERY page)...but, let's discuss 'marriage', shall we???
First off, 'marriage' is not a Biblical concept! (Oh yes, THEY would like you to believe it is!!!)
I challenge anyone to study the Scriptures and find any reference to 'marriage'....I'm talking both OT and NT here....good luck!
Let's now examine the case of a man and a woman....people that I actually know...who decided to have a civil ceremony for purely legal reasons. They
got 'married', after living together for about 15 years, just in case one of them died. Of course, since they were a 'man' and a 'woman', no
one blinked an eye...
Now, keep this concept in mind --- two people, who HAPPENED to be in a heterosexual relationship, even IF they were not 'married' during those
fifteen years, STILL had every right to 'marry', under the "LAW"....
HOWEVER....two other individuals, you may have been together for the same period of time, but just happen to be of the same sex DO NOT have the same
right???? By 'right' I mean, equal protection under the Constitution of the United States of America.
I write this as a child of a divorced couple....I saw my Mother meet a new man, and they lived together, unmarried, for many years.....until they
realized that "marriage", as a State Contract, held many more opportunities than did, for instance, "Common Bond"....
Problem is, "marriage" IS defined State-by-State, and does not have a definition of the Federal level. Except, of course, the notion that ANY
marriage in ANY State is automatically recognized, by every other of the 49 States....and thus, we have the ISSUE....and the problem with what is
termed 'Gay Marriage'....and this nasty proposition to amend the United States Constitution....oh, it starts at the State's levels, but don't fool
yourselves, there is a compulsion from people who are simply 'Brown-Shirts' in disquise to impel their agenda....
Here's something to consider: About 50 percent of heterosexual Marriages result in divorce. (And, I think I'm underestimating....)
Let's consider heterosexuals, for a minute...a 50 percent failure rate???
OK....that means more 'weddings'.....in Las Vegas or Reno????
NOW, let's consider actual Gay people who wish to 'tie the knot'....and think about how much money they would be willing to spend!!!!
Certainly, various straight entrepeneurs can begin to see the benefits, and the possible profits????