Originally posted by NickT916
a man is doing a man... whats there to allow?? its pure insane and crazy. If a guy wants to do a guy in the butt go do it behind your own doors, there
is no need to get married and junk.
marriage = man+woman ... otherwise call it something else and pass it to accept it in states
Marriage is whatever two people choose it to be. It used to be a means to cement two tribes, kingdoms or families. Love played no role in it. Women
were means to an heir and not necessarily the owner of her husband's heart. Marriage used to be an uncertain and/or terrible institution for women,
depending upon her husband's inclinations towards her. Actually, it still is in some parts of the world.
However, with the Art of Courtly Love and its platonic leanings marriage became a venture of romantic love. Now, we think "love and marriage".
Marriage morphed into something more emotion-driven and less consumer driven.
Marriage changes with the times.
According to my church, marriage is for the purpose of children and must be done in your lifetime unless taking Holy Orders. Other churches, other
people think that is archaic, and believe marriage is for the purpose of love and that children don't play a part in it. My church allows one
marriage and one marriage only. Protestant churches allow you to remarry if you repent of your sins. My church doesn't allow interfaith marriage
between a Catholic and a Mormon, but other churches would.
Whose version of marriage is correct?
I agree that marriage is a religious institution because it is performed by a religious person historically, and that as such the Federal Government
has no right to decide who can OR
marry under the right to free exercise of religion.
Taking this stance I believe if the Unitarian Universalists want to marry gays in their church, and they do
then those marriages under the
right to free exercise ought to stand in whatever state a gay couple resides.
I also believe that as marriage has been historically defined by a merging of finances that the federal government has authority over civil unions.
So in both of my belief systems there is nothing prohibitive towards gay marriage in the United States.
I realize there are those that believe that homosexuality is the worst sin imaginable, but I daresay none of those individuals read the Bible in its
native language or have a contextual knowledge of the time it was written. To "sin" is to "miss the mark". That is all "sin" means in the
Obviously, there are males of the species with sperm and females with egg, and the logical path to procreation means male + female, so in that sense,
homosexuality "misses the mark", but it is not "evil". Evil is the purposeful act of harming another, evil is the purposeful act of neglecting
those in need... evil is obvious. We see it in murder, in rape, in torture, in hate. Where there is love you won't find evil. No one will convince
me that two people who truly love and care for each other are doing evil.