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Why Voters Should Approve N.C.'s Marriage Amendment

David48 Wrote: May 08, 2012 10:06 AM
You can state arguments designed to cover the one fact that matters: this amendment is writing predjudice into our state constitution. I am a proud STRAIGHT conservative , but if this amendment passes, I will not be able to stand proud any longer. I can't comprehend the fact that anyones' pea brains cannot except the fact that God makes all kinds of people. Black, white, red, yellow, sporting birth defects, down syndrome, cleft palates ect. He even makes people who have both male and female genetalia. Why is it so hard to believe He makes some whose sex drive is geared toward their own sex????? Now you want to deny these people God given human rights for no other reason than their born different??? Shame on your ignorance!
NormRx Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:24 AM
By your logic God also made murderers, rapist, thieves and pedophiles. So we are denying they people their God given rights by preventing them from indulging in their passions. God also gave you free choice, it is up to you how you choose to exercise that choice.
David48 Wrote: May 08, 2012 4:03 PM
Your examples are a false arguement. They are more a product of their environment as well as some genetics. If I'm wrong and it's ALL genetics, it's still against the law and they should be locked away.
Ms Kelly Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:20 AM
So God makes people homosexual? If this is true, why did God call homosexuality an abomination? Why did God say “Thou shalt not lie with man as thou dost with woman”? Oh, that’s from the Bible and you don’t accept the Bible? Then how do you know there’s a God?

What you want is a God of your own creation. One who approves of the things you approve of. That is NOT GOD. We are to obey God, not the other way around. If you create your own God, in your own likeness, you have nothing more than a man-made idol.

The prohibition against idolatry is the first and worst sin of the Ten Commandments.
David48 Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:32 AM
You really think the Bible is "the Word of God"? Again Shame on your ignorance. No one knows what God is, only that He exists. What is his likeness? What color is He? Does He have Down Syndrome? Is He missing a limb? Yes I think that everyone wishes a "God of their own creation". I do not want my god to demand that I fear him. I don't want my god to to be predjudice. I certainly don't want my god to demand that I pass judgement on my fellow human beings, remember they are created in His image.
quirkmaquirk Wrote: May 08, 2012 5:33 PM
1 Timothy 2:12
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
"But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence."

How does your husband or male relative feel about this matter, because according to the bible I am not ti listen to your opinion.
Dorothy143 Wrote: May 08, 2012 6:40 PM
Quirkmaquirk, I really like you.
quirkmaquirk Wrote: May 08, 2012 6:44 PM
Thanks, I have enjoyed your contributions to the discussion as well.
Ms Kelly Wrote: May 08, 2012 7:58 PM
If you don't believe in the Bible, how do you know humans are created in God's image? Only the Bible tells us that. It doesn't come from anywhere else. Seems you only want to accept those parts of scripture that make you feel good.

I am not ignorant. God gave us his Word precisely so we WOULD know who he is.

If you continue to worship this self-made god, it will lead you to destruction. As Jesus said:

Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at:

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Be one of the few, David, not one of the many.

quirkmaquirk Wrote: May 08, 2012 8:10 PM
The bible is true because the bible says it is true
Ms Kelly Wrote: May 08, 2012 8:16 PM
What I am saying is not my opinion. If I was teaching my own opinion, you would certainly be correct. I am only telling you what the Bible says. If you or David have an argument, it is not with me but with God.

In the early church, the doctrines and rules of the church had not yet been developed. I could not have been one of those disciples who developed (taught) the early church because Jesus did not give this task to women. He did, however, tell ALL his followers to go out and relay what HE had said.

If you don’t want to take it from me, that is fine. Pick up a Bible and read it for yourself. I am not judging you. It is the Word of God that judges us all.
quirkmaquirk Wrote: May 08, 2012 8:25 PM
I have read the Bible which is why I cannot understand why so many people worship such a horrific god when there are plenty of other choices available
Bill1895 Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:05 AM
What prejudice is being written into the state constitution?

"pea brains"? Self analyis on your part?
David48 Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:24 AM
Like I stated previously, Shame on your ignorance.
Bill1895 Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:30 AM
No ignorance on my part, I have read the proposed amendment and it contains no prejudice.

Of course, David, your definition of prejudice maybe a perverted definition.
ftorres Wrote: May 08, 2012 12:00 PM
Re: Bill1895,
"What prejudice is being written into the state constitution?"

The amendment pretends to tell certain people with whom they can establish a contract they could call a "marriage." The prejudicial aspect of it is the idea that the State is owner of a) US and b) OUR WILL.
David48 Wrote: May 08, 2012 4:00 PM
You just answered your own question.
David48 Wrote: May 08, 2012 4:05 PM
Sorry ftorres, got confused there for a minute. My reply is intended for pea brain Bill.

The main reason the people of North Carolina should vote yes for the proposed marriage amendment in that state has everything to do with preventing improper state court activism and nothing to do with unmarried couples, their benefits, or allowing domestic violence to go unpunished.

Here are some important facts voters need to know:

The main reason to approve the marriage amendment is to prevent state courts from improperly invalidating the state marriage law based on the state constitution.

Courts in nine states have invalidated their states’ marriage laws based on their state...