Stu wrote: ↑
Wed May 23, 2018 7:18 am
edwardmurphy wrote: ↑
Wed May 23, 2018 7:04 am
Stu wrote: ↑
Wed May 23, 2018 5:19 am
How can you support gay marriage? The Bible clearly states that marriage is between a man and a women.
How can you not? Gay people are clearly people, and ought to have the same rights as the rest of us, simply because they're people. Beyond that, their marriage is none of your [love] business. That right there is the reason that religion so frequently pisses me off. It's not enough to believe what you believe and live the way that you think you should, you have to take it further and try to impose it on the rest of us.
It's also astounding to me how the same people who get upset about the government butting into their personal lives are all for using the government to butt into their neighbors' personal lives. Is the hypocrisy not apparent?
No, gays are attempting to hijack marriage! It is a christian institution.
By all means have a civil union if you want that, but don't attempt to rewrite the Bible or the Christian faith.
If you don't like the fact that the Bible says that marriage is only between a man and a women then start your own religion or join one that does allow it, don't attempt to change the Christian faith to suit you.
God says that it is so, not man.
I'm assuming by 'marriage' Ed means a civil union as a 'religious' marriage wouldn't mean much to him.
On that basis, let me ask you a question, Ed, are you (and by you I mean society in general) really prepared to accept the ramifications of same sex civil unions? And before you ask, here are but a few:
- Institutionally enforced genderless identities (already started at the federal level in Canada)
- Many persons' civil unions (3 or more) (already advocated for by poly-amorous groups)
The fact is if you advocate for same sex civil unions then you must also advocate for the above, otherwise you'd just be a hypocrite.
This will will inevitably lead to a complete rewrite of family and estate law (wills, living trusts, health proxies, and so on), income and taxation, marital law, etc. etc. etc.
You might call that progress, I don't know. I call it the complete annihilation of any semblance of family and with it civilization as we know it. It is a new dawn of the planet of the lost.