posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 06:06 PM
reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
Why, why is it homophobic for me to say that I oppose gay marriage because of my religious believes. That means that if I uphold and defend my
religious believes I am declared homophobic or I alter my religious believes to appease liberal bigotry, why are religious people being demonised by
holding a religious view.
Homophobic is the wrong word. There's nothing wrong with disagreeing based on religious beliefs. When they go from personal opinion to legal policy,
that's where the problem is. Your personal beliefs do not give you the right to oppress the rights of others, especially when heterosexual couples are
given free reign.
What's next? Interracial marriage? Drawing a line makes it tempting to draw a circle, and circles tend to lead to discrimination, ostracizing,
harassment, persecution, and witch hunts. In that order. It's happened before, and you're just asking for it to happen again. If this is the land of
the free, then by your god, LET IT BE FREE.
Otherwise, we're a country of hypocrites. Oh yeah, come to America where you can get a job and a home no matter what color skin you have or what god
you bow to. But if you happen to love the same sex, then forget it, go away. Prostitution, abortions, and racism are perfectly acceptable, but not
love? Seriously? That's the example we're setting?
Homosexual couples have the exact same rights as same sex couples under a civil partnerships so your point is totally mute.
Then everyone should have a civil partnership, not marriage. Don't play favorites - everyone gets the same thing. Land of equal opportunity, right?
If you are not religious and wish to enter into a legally binding commitment to your partner you don’t need to go to a church, just head to
a registry office.
Maybe I'll set up a gay church in my area.
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