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Gay Marriage at the Ballot Box

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:35 AM
Why do you assume that homosexuality falls into the second group? What line of reasoning do you follow and what evidence supports it? I get that this is what you believe, but I'm perplexed at why you believe this.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:09 AM
Why is homosexuality behavior-oriented? Homosexuality is not reduced to sex acts. It is about the gender that a person is attracted to. That's not a behavior. That involves thoughts and feelings. And if you reject what you call "politically correct" research, then that implies that you're not open to the possibility that you may be wrong. And if you're not open to that possibility, then your position is an assumption and it's also inherently unreasonable.
James2517 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:25 AM
So you must be a gay man if you know and understand so much about homosexuality. Remember the Lord's ways are not our ways. The Lord is complete mystery. Anyone who claims to know exactly how everyone should live deserves to be mocked.
DCM in FL Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:07 AM
"DCM is all knowing. He is the be all and the end all."

In other words, you cannot dispute anything I say without resorting to mockery. Not surprising.

I'd like to know if your efforts at understanding homosexuality, and things related to it, have amounted to a 20th of mine.
James2517 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:03 AM
DCM is all knowing. He is the be all and the end all.
DCM in FL Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:00 AM
Disagree all you want. But homosexuality is nothing if not behavior-oriented. And don't give me the old "consenting adults" line either; changes to age-consent laws, such as many pedophiles push for, would wipe that argument away. And, whatever politically-correct "research" may claim, the word from many who have left homosexuality is that true (not superficial) monogamy is virtually unknown among them.

You cannot logic reality away. Homosexuality belongs in the second category. To claim otherwise is to show ignorance regarding homosexuality.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:49 AM
I respectfully disagree. Homosexuality (by that I mean merely the sexual attractio and not the sex acts) by itself is not harmful. Those addictions you mentioned are more behavior oriented, excpet for the attraction to children. But homosexuality is not a fair equivilent to pedophilia because pedophilia doesn't involve consenting adults. And research has shown that it is possible for homosexuals to form healthy long-term relationships. For that reason, it does not belong in the second category.
DCM in FL Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:40 AM
Assume? No. Know? Yes.

What's perplexing? Homosexuality has nothing in common with anything in the first group and much in common with everything in the second group. If you question that, I have to question how much understanding you have about homosexuality beyond what you're supposed to think according to political correctness.

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