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Beck, Marriage and The State of The Union

djones Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 2:20 PM
I agree. It always prevails that when people disagree they run to the government where all logic falls on it's face. Gay is in the DNA. How many gays have you seen that reverted to going straight? Making fun and denying the principals of gays have stimulated them into bolder into action.
rmccarthy Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:46 PM
See, some say marriage is just CIVIL and some say it's just CHURCH when actually, it looks like BOTH are all entangled and we just can't agree on much of anything. Sometimes, that's where the strongman comes in and forces people to accept his way (like Stalin or Saddam or in Iran).
David3036 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 8:46 PM
The point is to keep God and Jesus out of the business of CIVIL marriage. Your church's view of marriage does not EVER have to change because of it.

If you feel that marriage is God-ordained, does that mean someone who doesn't believe in God can't be married under the law? Don't be ridiculous!
rmccarthy Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 11:41 PM
It is my firm belief that if somebody doesn't realize that people are born all kinds of ways (many of which might be deemed undesirable or unnatural or sinful) then what they say and do next can't be all that correct. Once again, Jesus knows and understands and loves all of us...and we don't do so good at it.

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...