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Originally posted by darthdamo74
Originally posted by SeventhSeal
I find it truly disheartening and downright disgusting to see individuals on here support the ban on same sex marriage. Who the hell are you to judge anyone? Just because it (for some sickening reason) offends you, means two people aren't allow to participate in marriage?
Grow the hell up already and realize that not everyone believes in your religious opinions. Also, this is the United States. Everyone deserves equal treatment whether they're gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, straight, black, hispanic, Asian, white, etc. Everyone deserves equality.
Get over it.
Clearly in NC the majority of people who bothered to vote are against gay marrige. so instead of throwing you handbag out the pram and telling people they would be better off in some middle eastern country bye and getting on you high horse why dont you get over it
Originally posted by toochaos4u
reply to post by ellieN
Hey I lived in Western NC (Wilkesboro) for two years. It was like a whole town of Deliverance.
I think we were the only people in town that didn't go to a church. When they
found out we were a gay couple the church invitations stopped cold turkey. My co-workers
called me "City Slicker" even though I came from a small town in SC of about 22,000. Just
a weird experience.
Sorry....I lived there for awhile..quite a long time back..I got black balled for sitting with some black people at lunch on my second week at my work place. Co-workers refused to talk to me anymore and I was stunned!! I was an outcast . Even though I wasn't black..I found out what it was like to be shunned...
How long ago was it that you lived there.???
Originally posted by Jagermeister
Shouldn't this be a church issue? Why does the state have authority of a church issue? Why does the state even care what you do in your bedroom? I don't care one way or the other but it seems a bit odd.
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by Radiobuzz
Another sad day in the USoA. I guess the first amendment only applies to some people.
Why is it sad when the people of a STATE exercise their rights granted by the 10th amendment right?? Is same-sex marriage a constitutional right??
And what the hell is the 1st amendment an issue in this case??
What did I miss??
Originally posted by grayghost
Way to go N.C.
Keeping family values intact. At least we still have values and morals in N.C.
The whole USA should use this as an example and turn back to God.
Lack of values and morals and taking God out of government,local and state issues
is the reason America is suffering now.Take God out of every thing and forget him and he will
forget you.The American people need to wake up and turn back to God before it is to late.
This is my opinion and i will stand buy it. If you do not like it tuff. The Bible says Adam and Eve not
not Adam and Steve.
"The Bible says Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve?"
Originally posted by Donkey_Dean
Personal Liberty 0
Christian Dogma 1
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by shadowcat
The churches shall have no such power!
That is not democracy! That is theocracy!
Originally posted by Keeper of Kheb
We are commanded to be salt and light. Without us this world will rot and be in total darkness.
Without us this world will rot and be in total darkness.
Matthew 18:15-17 15 "If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16 But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
Romans 14:10-13 10Why do you pass judgment on your brother or sister? Or you, why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. 11For it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall give praise to God." 12So then, each of us will be accountable to God. 13Let us therefore no longer pass judgment on one another, but resolve instead never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another. NRSV
Originally posted by Radiobuzz
I'm not from the US and I think this is insane. Not only for denying the LGTB community of their basic rights but also because now 'marriage' is the only legal domestic union valid on NC, and hence everyone, including straight people, will be affected by this.
I'm sorry if it offends any US citizen but it seems to me that it's a huge distortion of democracy when a majority choses if a minority will have basic rights or not. Democracy should actually protect any minority because the sum of all minorities is what makes a population, so it's a huge hit to the system when any group get its liberties taken away. It's a sadden news and I don't think you have to be gay to understand how bad this is.
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