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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Andy544 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:25 PM
This deceitful column (another in a long line from this columnist) wants to straddle both sides of the fence and argue both sides against the middle. The column starts out with a LIE, and goes downhill rapidly from there. Prager says, "There are many GOOD PEOPLE on both sides of the argument." Wrong. As Jesus told the 'rich young ruler': "Why do you call Me 'good'? There is NONE good, but God. But if you wish to enter Life, keep the commandments (of God)." Matthew 19:17. Marriage between a MAN and a WOMAN was instituted by God in the Garden of Eden. God, in His word, calls Homosexuality an 'abomination'. Thus, 2 perverts engaging in a grotesque 'parody' of a UNION that God Himself has ordained is a DOUBLE ABOMINATION.
Andy544 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:33 PM
Thus, this is NOT a 'civil rights' issue, as the so-called 'gay marriage' question is being inaccurately portrayed as being. This is a DIRECT CONFRONTATION and CHALLENGE against the God of the Universe, and the 'standard' for MARRIAGE that He Himself has ordained. Blind fools, liars, and perverts believe they are free to mock God, and 're-define' what is RIGHT and WRONG. The GOOD NEWS is: God is MORE THAN ABLE to handle the 'challenge'. The BAD NEWS (for this country) is: every nation that has taken this path to sinfully challenge God and His commandments has been destroyed.
Andy544 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:33 PM
Thus, this is NOT a 'civil rights' issue, as the so-called 'gay marriage' question is being inaccurately portrayed as being. This is a DIRECT CONFRONTATION and CHALLENGE against the God of the Universe, and the 'standard' for MARRIAGE that He Himself has ordained. Blind fools, liars, and perverts believe they are free to mock God, and 're-define' what is RIGHT and WRONG. The GOOD NEWS is: God is MORE THAN ABLE to handle the 'challenge'. The BAD NEWS (for this country) is: every nation that has taken this path to sinfully challenge God and His commandments has been destroyed.
DB07 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:32 PM
But NOT everyone is a Christian, and basing your arguments on the New Testament is not going to sway them.
DCM in FL Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:29 PM
How about if we just take "good" here to mean "well-intentioned"?

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...