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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

anderson659 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:35 AM
Here is a question: "Science currently has a very poor understanding of homosexuality and sexuality in general. Why don't you think it's possible for there to be a study that reveals something unexpected?" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ There is nothing unexpected about homosexuality, it is an aberration, there is no science about a lot of things, but that means nothing, science is also self evident and personal observation. As an example I can observe the sun rises in the east, I do not need a scientific study to tell me so. Homosexual marriage is an aberration of natural law and biology a species killer, no science was needed to explain the obvious
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:49 AM
I believe you have a misunderstanding about the nature of science. Nothing is self evident. Science relies on repeated testing and falsifiable data. Observing the sun is not analogous to a scientific study. That's a mere fact of data. Science deals in testing hypothesis and theories, refining our understanding with each test and subsequent piece of evidence. Homosexuality and sexuality in general has only been seriously studied in the past century and it's illogical to claim that there's nothing to study. Are you at least open to the possibility that you could be wrong in your assumptions?
IsraelFirsterSecond Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:51 AM
Sounds like you are quite narrow-minded when it comes to defining science.
DCM in FL Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 11:54 AM
The only thing getting in the way of understanding homosexuality is political correctness.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:08 PM
How is my definition of science narrow-minded when I concede that there's a possibility that our assumptions could be wrong? That's the opposite of being narrow-minded.
DCM in FL Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:14 PM
I don't think your definition of science is narrow-minded. You just seem to seriously underestimate how well homosexuality is understood.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:29 PM
And you seem completely adverse to the idea that you might be wrong. Why?
DCM in FL Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:40 PM
While I don't claim that my understanding of homosexuality is perfect, I know there are certain things about it that are clearly true -- beyond just my opinion -- such that some "possibilities" must simply be ruled out.

Next week voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington will vote on whether to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples.

Given that there are good people on both sides of this issue, how are we to explain their opposing views?

The primary explanation is this: Proponents and opponents ask two different questions.

Proponents of same-sex marriage ask: Is keeping the definition of marriage as man-woman fair to gays? Opponents of same-sex marriage ask: Is same-sex marriage good for society?

Few on either side honestly address the question of the other side. Opponents of same-sex marriage rarely acknowledge...