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Originally posted by votan
reply to post by BIGPoJo
recognized by state sure but don't ask for church wedding.
Originally posted by Fromabove
You can get a piece of paper that says you're married. You can have a ceremony that mimics a marriage, and you can go through all the motions to imitate a marriage, but gays will never actually be married. Marriage is a union between a man and a woman that is blessed by God. Since God says that homosexuality is an abominable sin, and that it is one last stage of human depravity (Read Romans in the Bible), God cannot bless any such things as being called a marriage.
So, go about and do as you please and God will have the last say on the matter. As for me, gays cannot "be" married, no matter if any power from this present world system says so. It just cannot be.
So call it something else because it's not a marriage.
Jesus is not seen or quoted discussing sexual orientation
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
The original Nazorean view on sexuality, in contrast to the orthodox stance, is quite liberal, yet there is a stress on certain principles and temperances.
Because of the male-female emphasis of the Order, it probably is not the best choice for a gay orientated male who seeks support and expression for their orientation. Even though the Order has a non judgmental and tolerant live and let live attitude toward all forms of responsible adult intimacy, the particular needs and/or demands of homosexual males may make membership unfulfilling to some degree. Due to the Order's orientation, it is somewhat more accommodating to lesbians, espeically if no animosity toward males exists, and is wholly supportive of bi-sexual females.
The foundational principle of our Order's view on Homosexuality hinges on whether we are truly androgynous, or simply pseudo-androgynous because we are separated from our opposites whilst in these fallen worlds. There are of course many schools that teach we are truly and eternally male and female as we are now - in this world, and that such reflects the true nature of the Gods and Goddesses above. Our Order teaches that we are indeed androgynous, but that our present androgynous nature is a product of the fall of the Primal Pair and not an eternal condition. We teach male female balance, but in a different manner than the androgynous pattern put forth by many. This belief has certain contradictions with a belief in the eternal validity of the male male sexual bond and of our present androgynous condition. We do not wish to be offensive toward anyone's sexual preferences and believe that intimacies between adults are their own private affair. We do, however, represent a certain Path that is focused upon the male female union, and must remain true to that Path by expounding the divine principles behind those unions that generate new Life.
Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.