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Beck, Marriage and The State of The Union

annplato Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 6:39 PM
There are two genders and there is a good reason for it. Other than gene refreshment, males ad females have innate characteristics that children should and have the right to learn and identify with, or correctly understand biologic factors regarding reproduction. Same gender parents ARE out of the ordinary and confusing for young children, which eventually makes them feel as "freaks", cursed or other negative self-understanding. Main reason for marriage was, is and always will be the consequences of heterosexual activity. The government has a vested interest to have mentally clear-headed members in society. Therefore government should and will be always be involved in marriage and that is as it should be.
rmccarthy Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 7:29 PM
If you define your terms to match your beliefs then it's difficult to argue with you....However, there are many other meanings and many other words available.
annplato Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 1:43 AM
Arguments should never be easy and defining terms are very important for clear communication. I word my terms with the best and closest meaning I can find, so there would be NO misunderstanding of what I try to communicate. There is no reason for either one of us to try playing word games when it comes to such a vital subject as the future of humanity, morality and society. But I am sure that I am much older and wiser than you are, and have seen a lot more from a larger perspective than you.
nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 12:34 PM
"There is no reason for either one of us to try playing word games when it comes to such a vital subject as the future of humanity, morality and society."

Hyperbole.

"But I am sure that I am much older and wiser than you are, and have seen a lot more from a larger perspective than you."

Fallacy of authority.
rmccarthy Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 1:54 PM
Item: GENDER can mean role rather than male or female.
Item: MALE and FEMALE - there is, sadly perhaps but with all the hope that God gives a loving answer to all circumstances, more than pure male or female involved (DNA is tricky stuff).
Item: I know that I am much wiser and older than I used to be and hope that all will progress through their life healing, learning and helping.

My buddy, Glenn Beck, has made a great contribution to the TEA party movement and to a renewal of popular interest in our Founding Fathers and their ideals. For all that he deserves praise.

But, I believe, he is making a serious error in abandoning the civil right of marriage. The Republican Party was founded in opposition to two historic wrongs. The party’s first platform in 1856 denounced “slavery and polygamy—the twin relics of barbarism.” Slavery was finally put down with a terrible toll—630,000 Americans dead in the Civil War. The new movie, Lincoln, tells the dramatic story of the...