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    God must have an interesting sense of humor Wesley's Avatar
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    Wink

    Just take a look

    I am not posting this in annoyiance to gays, because they are people to. I just disagree with the possibility of same-sex-marriage. I am not trying to sart a debate, and I don't want to say anything against anyone who thinks that same-sex-marriage is ok. But I do urge anyone who doesn't agree with same-sex-marriage to look at this. As many of you may know, I am a Christian, and I know that God doesn't want same-sex-marriage. I'm not saying that he doesn't like gay people at all. He loves them very much.

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    It totally escapes me why anyone would deny the legal and financial benefits of marriage to gay families.

    Rememeber, this sort of thing neither creates nor destroys gay families; they already exist, and they already are taxpaying citizens. The current proposals do not ask the question of whether there should be gay families or couples. The ONLY question is whether we treat them equally with other families or not. And for the life of me, I cannot figure out why they should be denied things like hospital visitation rights, inheritence rights, and tax benefits to help raise children. That's really all that is at stake here.

    What the Christian bible says on the topic is irrelevant. Religion is a choice we make as individuals, and there is no way that laws should require adherence to any religious doctrine. Besides, the gay couples ALREADY EXIST. Why would anyone be so mean and vindictive as to deny them basic equal rights? Why would you tell a gay family that one spouse is not entitled to visit the other in a hospital?

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    OK, Ozzy, but what about those darn gay people! LOL!

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    Hi,

    For gay marriage to be illegal in the church and state SEPARATED America is hypocritical at best and a criminal act at worst. America is not a Christian police state and it is not yet ruled by the ideology of fundamentalist imagination. Gays have the same innate rights as anyone as they are no different from anyone else. How people receive sexual pleasure and love as long as they harm no one else is not the state's business or their neighbors. It is who they are and as long as they are tax paying, hard working, citizens they deserve everything everyone else gets. To deny homosexual adults anything that is not denied to other Americans is bigotry, intolerance, fear and ignorance disguised as law. One can hide that reality behind 2000 year old middle eastern moral stories and a belief in a "god" but it is bigotry, fear, ignorance and intolerence all the same. Thank goodness that people are finally making the American government correct this institutional and cruel evil that so many otherwise fine people accept as a truth based on their unacknowledged Christian intolerence disguised as love. It is also good that now so many fine people who are also gay may not have to spend their whole lives suffering under the oppression of an evil presented as religious love and morality.

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    I have a question for anyone who opposes Gay marriage..
    give me ONE good reason why gays should not be allowed to marry that is NOT based on the Bible or religion..
    a reason that has NOTHING at all to do with the Bible or religion..
    bet you cant!
    and since what the Bible says has no legal standing in the laws of the USA, there is absolutely no case whatsoever for denying gays the right to marry..
    they arent asking for *special* treatment, they are asking for EQUAL treatment..
    its no different than allowing Blacks or Women the right to vote,
    that once wasnt allowed either..

    Society once said its perfectly ok for blacks to be owned as property..
    we changed that because it was wrong..
    society once said Blacks shouldnt have the right to vote.
    We changed that because it was wrong..
    society once said Women shouldnt have the right to vote.
    We changed that because it was wrong..
    Society once said Women shouldnt have the right to hold public office..
    (white men only in all government positions..)
    we changed that because it was wrong..
    Society once said a black man can NOT marry a white woman..
    or a White woman can NOT marry a black man..
    The last of those laws were changed as recently as 1968!!
    Society once said Gays should not have the right to marry..
    We changed that because it was wrong..
    opps..not yet..but its the last stand of prejudice and biggotry in america..
    it will change too...because its just as wrong as all the rest..
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    i see nothing wrong with it. im not gay but being that i have a HUGE extended family i do have a couple cousins that are. i fully believe they should have every right that i do. look at the stats 50% of marrages end in divorce. in fact i think Brittnay Spears did more to ruin the "sanctity" of marrage than any gay couple. if your going to get married think about it for awhile. heck my fiancee and i have been discussing the details for 18 months. i see no difference between a marrage between a man and a woman or a man and a man or a woman and a woman. what you going to do when it is finally discovered that there is a diferance physiologically between the straight and the gay? thats no different that discriminating against some one of a different race in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Wesley @ July 12 2004,11:28)]Just take a look
    I am a Christian, and I know that God doesn't want same-sex-marriage. I'm not saying that he doesn't like gay people at all. He loves them very much.

    TTFN,
    Wes
    you dont KNOW that..claiming to KNOW what God wants or doesent want is just a teeny bit arrogant dont you think??
    you personally speak for God?

    I am also a Christian,
    and I believe that God does support same sex marriage..
    why?
    because He created Gays.
    because He is in favor of equality.
    because He is against hatred, fear, bigotry and ignorance.
    because He doesnt want his followers to practice hatred, fear, bigotry and ignorance..which is exactly what many Christians are doing with this issue..
    Supporting opression is very un-Christian.

    I love the "WWJD" idea..because it ALWAYS works so well!
    What would Jesus say about this issue?
    Would he favor keeping legal rights from a group of people based ONLY on the genetic make-up they were born with?
    nope..

    I believe Jesus supports gay marriage.
    because He is loving, kind, caring and perfect.
    The so-called Christians who support biggotry are nothing like Him at all..they are the opposite.
    Scot

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    very well put scottychaos, very well put.

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