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Support for Same-sex Marriage Crosses Party Lines

bigdog_137 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:06 PM
homosexuality is not normal behavior. What happened to the civilizations that allowed it?
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:49 PM
Every single civilization in the history of mankind has had homosexuality in some form or another. Sometimes it is condemned. Sometimes it isn't. But it has always been there. And civilizations like Greece, China, and Rome still flourished and in China's case, is still fourishing. Some people may not like homosexuality or understand it. That is simply not sufficient reason to call it wrong.
LearningCommunity Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:22 PM
I think all these civilizations also recommended child breast feed.

So, by your logic breast feeding destroys civilizations.
MikefromDE Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:12 PM
The same thing that happened to every civilization in history.
TommyMaq Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:25 PM
1) Not all outcomes are the same.

2) You didn't say which outcome you were talking about.

3) Therefore your post, and possibly your entire life, was worthless.
JF4 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:11 PM
In Europe, Greece was a center for knowledge and novel ideas. It only stopped being great after the Romans conquered it. Even then, it was known for learning and philosophy.

For a contrasting view, look at how Iran treats homosexuals.
Troglodite Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:29 PM
JF4:

Greece was long past its cultural and intellectual apogee by the time that Rome assumed direct rule over it.

Also, it is interesting to note that Plato, who did live during Greece's apogree, ultimately came out strongly against homosexuality in his "The Laws." Even in the much earlier "Symposium," Alcibiades is made to praise Socrates because the latter exercised the requisite self-control not to do to Alcibiades what the latter expected.
In an opinion article in the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman announced that he has changed his mind and now supports same-sex marriage.

He wrote that on learning that one of his sons is gay he "wrestled with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my desire for Will to have the same opportunities to pursue happiness and fulfillment as his brother and sister."

He is not the only prominent Republican to come to this view in this way. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is another.

And at the Conservative Political Action Committee convention, a panel sponsored by the...