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Originally posted by Druid42
reply to post by kdog1982
Great illustration. Every configuration except Man and Man.
Funny how the woman always is subordinate.
The Bible refers to homosexuality several times, but the extent to which it mentions the subject, and whether it is condemned, has been variously interpreted. A passages like one in the Old Testament book Leviticus prohibits "lying with mankind as with womankind" and the story Sodom and Gomorrah have been interpreted by some social conservatives as condemning homosexuality, as have several Pauline passages. Scholarly debate over the interpretation of these passages has focused on placing them in proper historical context, for instance pointing out that Sodom's sins are historically interpreted as being other than homosexuality, and on the translation of rare or unusual words in the passages in question. In Religion Dispatches magazine, Candace Chellew-Hodge notes that the six or so verses that are often cited to condemn LGBT people are referring instead to "abusive sex." She states that the Bible has no condemnation for "loving, committed, gay and lesbian relationships" and that Jesus was silent on the subject. Both the Jewish Bible and the Christian New Testament contain passages some have interpreted as describing same-sex relationships, for example David and Jonathan or the centurion and his servant; these are also the subject of scholarly debate, with most arguing that the relationships depicted are platonic.
Originally posted by paradox
Personally, queer marriage disgusts me.
With that said, it should be a state issue. Nothing more and nothing less. I'm not going to let my personal bias get in the way of common sense.
I hate both Romney and Obama, so their stance on the matter is meaningless to me.edit on 5-13-12 by paradox because: (no reason given)
Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), was a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute, the "Racial Integrity Act of 1924", unconstitutional, thereby overturning Pace v. Alabama (1883) and ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.
Originally posted by navy_vet_stg3
I'm about as straight and conservative as a person can be, but I have absolutely no problem with people who love each other getting married. I would, however, have a problem with the government forcing a church to marry someone they don't want to marry. Whether 2 men or 2 women get married isn't going to make my relationship with my wife any better, or any worse. I wouldn't piss on Obama if he were on fire, but I don't see anything wrong here. I think the whole "gay marriage" issue only hurts the conservative cause, because it drives conservative homosexual individuals away, because they just want to be EQUAL!
Then again, Down's Syndrome kids have Down's Syndrome "by choice"...just like gay people, right? NOT!
Originally posted by kdog1982
reply to post by arbiture1200
Apparently you people are missing the point that we ,as the United Stupid people of America ,have been down this road before,but in a totally different,but fundamentally same situation.
African Americans were treated the same way.
Marriage was not only not allowed between the two races,but banned by government laws.
Government needs to butt out in such instances.
edit on 13-5-2012 by kdog1982 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Blue_Jay33
Let this battle be fought out at the state level, like the death penalty. If the states can decide life or death issues they can decide what a marriage is, voters can vote there feelings at the state level.
Personally I am against it, but I respect liberal states may want this.
This is Ron Paul view as well.
Freedom means you take the good with the bad, and fight it out at the local level.
Originally posted by Alchemst7
How far will the state go with this. First they will allow gay marriage and in 10 years bestiality will be allowed. What you want to do in your personal live should stay personal and not forced upon us to be accepted.