Gay Marriage - Page 11
Page 11 of 12 FirstFirst ... 9101112 LastLast
Results 101 to 110 of 112

Thread: Gay Marriage

  1. Quote Originally Posted by Midnight View Post
    All religious implications aside, what are the negative social side-effects of allowing gays to marry? You say it's bad for a child's well-being growing up. Ok, noted. What else? I can't think of gays getting married as being much of a problem. Maybe they'd be getting a slight tax break, but what else is so horrible about gay marriage?



    Does corruption of society fall under the "religious implications aside" category? I mean, society has to have some kind of standards that aren't enforced by law. Moral and legal are two different things. Some things we just know are wrong without the gub'mint having to legistlate it to us.

  2.   
  3. Quote Originally Posted by Anthony_I_Am View Post
    Does corruption of society fall under the "religious implications aside" category? I mean, society has to have some kind of standards that aren't enforced by law. Moral and legal are two different things. Some things we just know are wrong without the gub'mint having to legistlate it to us.
    You're affirming the consequent. Will you please articulate a rational argument?

  4. #103
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Bellingham, WA, USA
    Posts
    733

    Thumbs up Well said, Cathy.

    Quote Originally Posted by CathyInBlue View Post
    Wait, wait, wait... Marriage is a bible-based institution?

    Then, I guess all those Buddhists in China and Shinto followers in Japan, and Hindus in India, and Tribal members in Papua New Guinea who separate off into pair bonds and share deep, emotional ties, and go through social ceremonies (or not, whatev) aren't really married, since there wasn't a Reverend or a Father or a Priest there to preside over the rites and quote from the Bible, right?

    Marriage is a social rite, not a religious one. Religion merely recognized the preexisting power of the pair bond and embraced it and wrapped it in mysticism and symbolism, but religion doesn't own it.

    And neither does government. Both religion and government are gonna have to get over themselves and recognize that homosexuals exist, they are just as much down with the "permanent" committed pair bond as are heterosexuals, and accommodations will have to be made there for.
    Homosexuality has been around at least as long as mankind, and if the examples of homosexual behavior in the animal world are any indication, probably a lot longer. Depending on the society of the moment, homosexuality vacillates between the ideal (Plato's Greece) and horrible sin (Contemporary Iran). As I have pointed out in other threads, with accompanying references (can't be bothered tonight), all available evidence points to the fact that children raised in same-sex parental households do not "become" gay at any higher rate than those raised in heterosexual households. Furthermore, the most recent studies indicate that those raised in gay households tend to be slightly better educated, and slightly more affluent, than their peers raised in heterosexual households.

    Look, if you want to be left alone to believe and practice as you want, you have GOT to let others choose to believe and practice as they want. You start withholding civil liberties from someone because of the group to which they subscribe, then eventually it will be your group on the outside.

    If you want to be tolerated, then practice tolerance.
    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Midnight View Post
    You're affirming the consequent. Will you please articulate a rational argument?
    Sorry if it's over your head. Lemme guess....You're a dude named Wendy?

  6. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight View Post
    All religious implications aside, what are the negative social side-effects of allowing gays to marry? You say it's bad for a child's well-being growing up. Ok, noted. What else? I can't think of gays getting married as being much of a problem. Maybe they'd be getting a slight tax break, but what else is so horrible about gay marriage?
    If you want to find all the arguments against gay marriage from an earlier time go research the discussion before SCOTUS overturned laws banning interracial marriage. They're pretty much the same arguments, the end of the world due to mixed-race marriage justifications have just been adapted to gay marriage.
    People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.--River Tam

  7. Yeah, and they were right.
    Now America is just a whole lot of mulattos and no one is white or black or hispanic anymore umless it derves to benefit their cause.

  8. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    Off the top of my head, just two.

    Leviticus 18:22...You shall not lie with a male as with a women. It is an abomination.


    Leviticus 20;13... If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
    Doesn't it also say:

    Leviticus 20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

    Speaking of abominations, there's a whole list of things NOT to eat, that are an abomination.

    Not to forget, Leviticus 15:19 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even.

    So I guess we have to send all the women away when they have their period.

    You know, I could have sworn this was the 21st Century, not 500 BC.
    Big Gay Al: Big Gay Al's Big Gay (Gun) Blog
    An unarmed person speaking of the benefits of gun control is like a
    eunuch speaking about the benefits of sexual abstinence.

  9. Wink

    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    God created Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve. God didn't make a mistake, OOPS is not in God's vocabulary. Uncontrolled lust is a choice, be it adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, child molesting, etc., the more taboo the more the lust with these individuals. It's a disease everyone is born with, it's called SIN and God gave us the right to choose to sin or not to sin.
    Ringo, tell me at what point in your life and at what age were you when you thought about being hetero or **** and actually made a conscience decision. A decision that would affect you for the rest of your life. So, I would submit to you that if it is a choice like you say, then you will remember that day. If you would quit quoting scripture for a moment and use common sense and science, it will all be come clear to you that you had no choice in the matter. Ask Big Gay Al maybe he would like to chime in and tell you he had no choice. Quit calling it marriage, marriage is between a male and female. Unification or some other word would be given for the same sex union. Please, Quoting scripture does not answer the question. Why would anyone choose to be a **** and be subjected to ridicule and descent from folks like you for the rest of there life?????
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."Frederic Bastia

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Anthony_I_Am View Post
    Sorry if it's over your head. Lemme guess....You're a dude named Wendy?
    No, it's pretty clear that you said it's wrong "simply because we just know it's wrong."

  11. #110
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    1,429

    Homophobia: The Fear Behind The Hatred

    Among humans, homosexuality is found in all cultures and with about the same frequency it is found in America. Cultural norms seem to have little influence on the incidence of homosexual behavior. So the claim that it isn't natural becomes rather difficult to support.

    Homophobia: The Fear Behind The Hatred

Page 11 of 12 FirstFirst ... 9101112 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Call in "gay" day tomorrow??
    By Glockster20 in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 01-31-2009, 04:21 PM
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-10-2008, 01:06 AM
  3. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-16-2008, 04:32 PM
  4. Presidential Candidates and the 2nd Amendment
    By doublenutz in forum Politics and News
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-17-2007, 04:33 PM
  5. Choices for president
    By HK4U in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 10-05-2007, 11:47 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Quantcast