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Old 01-03-2008, 10:39 AM
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The title alone should make this a hot topic...

Anyways, after seeing this on more than one community, I was actually a little surprised that it hadn't been brought up (recently, anyways) here.

To start off, I wish I had some lengthy, detailed analysis of my view on this subject. I'll just say this because I feel like right now, it will suffice.

I support gay marriage and all the rights that go with it. I will not have a sudden urge to marry my box turtle because Pam and Linda were allowed to be married. It won't make my marriage less sanctimonious, when I can get married by Elvis in Vegas and Britney Spears can elope 4 times a year. It won't 'redifine' marriage under God's terms as marriage-like rituals predate Christianity. I also highly doubt my friends and family chose to love the same gender at the cost of enduring the hatred that they have to, on a daily basis.

I'd like to remind anyone interested in discussing this topic to be respectful. Name-calling and slurs don't contribute, so kindly avoid posting that sort of thing or gtfo.

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Old 01-03-2008, 11:26 AM
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I'm against it for religious reasons.

http://www.gotquestions.org/gay-marriage.html

Oh no, not religion! Now I'm just going to get flammed for my beliefs. Oh well.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:56 AM
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Default Re: Gay Marriage

There's a passage in Ephesians about slaves obeying their masters and serving them as they would Christ. I paraphrased that, but I don't doubt I was close. That seems to indicate that God was supportive of slavery.

I'm sure most anyone with sense would agree that abolishing slavery was nothing but a step forward for a America in the long run. :/

The point is, the Bible was written a very long time ago. Many commonly held beliefs/practices that were held then aren't anymore.

Also, I don't believe anyone will flame you for your religious beliefs, and even if they do they'll probably be met with a swift stfu.

I'd also like to note here and now that I'm not a practicing Christian or anything, but I've been through the Bible a few times, so I'll try not to be completely off-base here.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:39 PM
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Gay marriage is cool with me as long as they don't start complaining about how they should rightfully have children as well.

oh wait...
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:41 PM
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Its totally fine with me as long as I don't attract "Attention"
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:44 PM
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I'm Agnostic, so I'm not against it, but I am open to religious ideas.

Why would I be against it anyway? It doesn't affect me in any way, many religions are so ignorant in so many ways.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:21 PM
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Im with it. I don't see why if 2 guys / girls love eachother as much as a man and woman, why they can't get married.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:40 PM
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I'm not terribly supportive of the idea, but I guess that if two people of the same sex can have a meaningful relationship then why shouldn't they get married, after all, marriage is just a piece of paper in reality.
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I dont care, as long as they stay away from me. Also, it would make life better without gay marriage.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:11 AM
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who cares it doasn't affect you.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:17 AM
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It affects some people here.

Saying that is like saying you are ok with slavery as long as it doesn't affect you.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:20 AM
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I'm all for it! I mean, they're just two people of the same sex who love each other, why is that any different than two people of the opposite sex?
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:21 AM
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who cares it doasn't affect you.
Erm, that attitude toward any predicament is totally ignorant.....

Even if it doesnt directly have an impact on you, it is still an important matter.....say that you were a Supreme Court Justice and you had a say in whether or not it should be an amendment to the Constitution..... even though whatever decision the council comes to may not affect you, you still have to make the decision & that will decide the outcome for thousands of gay men and women.

Whew. With that being said.... i don't know what side to support.

On one side, i am a practicing Christian & the church teaches that it is wrong....

But on the other, i have more of an open mind than the congregation & realize that these are people & they deserve to love as they wish....

Also, my favorite uncle is gay so =/

All in all, i am for it
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I really dont care if there are people who are gay, i just dont want them around me, thats all.
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Yeah.. Sure.. They get married then what? They want a baby. They cant have one so adoption is there only chance. Its not allowed and if it will be then that would just suck. I mean if they adopt a boy the boy will most probably grow up thinking all men should like men and yeah..
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