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Originally posted by BIGPoJo
Sex does not equal love, remember that.
Originally posted by michaelbrux
i always assumed as much. that is probably why i am so surprised that people are still having this conversation after decades.
there was this gay kid at my high school and he just loved being the center of attention at all times.
Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
reply to post by GreenEyedVixen
These are all distractions to keep us occupied while they secretly pass 2000 page bills eliminating our rights. These are all non-issues, but they hype them up and get people really riled up over them so to keep people from digging deeper and recognizing the REAL problems which our country is facing.
In Rome they called it Bread and Circuses. In America it's fast food and garbage television.
Originally posted by IrishCream
reply to post by BIGPoJo
Op, let me guess, you are a Christian and the married man you know who has tendancies or attractions to other men is a member of your church?! His refusal to be honest with himself, or ignore his urges as you so delicately put it, is due to his fear and shame which was "taught" to him by his church/religious beliefs. This is one of the numerous areas where organized religion (Christianity specifically) has dominated control over it's follower's lives! This is a huge issue because it denies people their free choice to live their lives fully and completely, enjoying each day and really LIVING this human experience!!
Originally posted by dorkfish87
Because of people like this op. I'm now considering leaving ATS.
I thought this would be a site that was all about denying ignorance but every other day I log on to see at least one thread where straight people deface people like me for being gay.
If you don't see me on here again, you'll know why
Originally posted by WhoKnows100
Christianity doesn't "control" ones life, faithful Christians obey God. Apostate Christians don't.
The issue about a man lying with a man and a woman lying with a woman is an abomination to God. It is a perversion of humanity's ordered creation, just as sex with animals. It is a such a degrading passion that He states that He will give them up to their own lusts and allow them to destroy themselves. Like all other sin, it starts small and soon develops into a never ending downward spiral of degradation for many who become hooked on the pleasure. One loses control and gives themselves over to every conceivable lust. Bath houses, anonymous sex, open air sex at gay parades, push for legal marriage, school instruction of homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle to the children of the 99% who are not 'gay', gay couples being allowed to raise children and pass on the belief that it is acceptable, films glorifying sex between the same sex etc etc etc. You personally may see nothing wrong with any of this - yet you cannot see how those who believe it is normal behaviour have indoctrinated you into rejecting God's view for theirs. Sin separates humanity from God, and hardens the heart against Him. Sex is always a natural and healthy urge, but one that is controllable. However, once it's shoved in the face it becomes such a powerful urge that many today will do most anything to fulfill it. It - from hours watching porn on a daily basis, hiring prostitutes, picking up strangers in bars or raping others. See, it's not about gay sex, but fundamentaliy about the powerful persuasion that sex can hold on a person. So powerful in fact, that yesterday's Reuters article about the pills containg dead babies, used as a sexual performance enhancer, is obviously already acceptable to some in society.
Simple as that. Marriage is a useless concept. The only real reason I see two sem sex couples wanting the same thing as christians have, is -- well spite.
If you love your partner, who cares.
Oh but bring it all up into a spotlight and make it seem as if you've hard done by.
you cant become a nun either. Do you want to start next on how that is a problem for homosexuals? Cant become nuns. OMG thats discrimination
just grow up and fix the issue... or you prefer being put on the spot as an icon.