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GeorgeHodorWalkerBush Wrote: May 11, 2012 8:23 PM
"My personal resistance to same-sex marriage arises not from any dislike of gays and lesbians but from the belief that traditional marriage is too important to be toyed with" Translation: I don't believe in equal rights for everyone. "Traditional marriage is recognized and to some degree privileged by society because it performs the most essential task of any civilization -- providing the optimal environment for raising children." Terrible, terrible logic here. We allow any heterosexual couple to get married, even if they are infertile. Under this argument, only couples who could procreate could get married. Bad, bad Mona. You need some better arguments if you want to effectively defend your discriminatory beliefs.
Mag14 Wrote: May 11, 2012 9:44 PM
Would these be the discriminatory beliefs your grandparents' generation and every generation before them held?
Kepha Wrote: May 11, 2012 9:13 PM
Well, I don't believe that thieves and murderers have the right to ply their trades. GeorgeHodoretc., you may get robbed or murdered if you wish, but don't push your views on me or call me a hater because I disagree.

And, if you want to get your descending colon mucked up, by all means do and get some loathsome disease and die as a result. I think there's a reason why your doctor probably doesn't want you to get a prostate exam every week.
Frank391 Wrote: May 11, 2012 8:51 PM
It's not about rights. Please show me where in the US Constitution there is the right to marry. It does not exist. In fact, marriage is one of the 7 sacraments of the Judeo/Christian religion. Gay marriage has no place in a civilized society.
Aura Wrote: May 11, 2012 11:25 PM
The 14th Amendment guarantees the right to equal treatment under the law. Read it. Marriage is NOT a religious thing, it is a legal thing. That's why the religionists are changing LEGAL documents, like state constitutions. Gay marriage has every place in a civilized society, and that's why countries more civilized than the US are adopting it.

Now that President Obama has "evolved" on the matter of same-sex marriage to the position favored by "enlightened" Americans, this would seem to be a good time for some rhetorical hygiene.

There are modest and civil proponents of same-sex marriage. But the tone of many advocates has been shrill to the point of frothing. The Southern Poverty Law Center, for example, put the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council on its 2010 list of "hate groups" because of their opposition to gay marriage.

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