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The Church is Not a Closet

jtholden82 Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 11:08 AM
First of all, gays have all the same rights as heteros. A hetero man can't marry another man same as a gay man can't. So stop with "equal rights" blathering- it's equal. Secondly, as Brown clearly illustrated, gays ARE trying to take away religious freedom by bullying Christians into keeping their religious values in the church. Did you even read the article?
Beethovens10th Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 11:08 AM
A "gay" man may marry the EXACT SAME WOMAN that I may legally marry.

So, where's the discrimination?
Cambermeister Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 12:44 PM
Nice try Robert1824, but jtholden82 was correct. In those states you've
mentioned, a person can also be fired because they don't homosexuality.
du2 Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 11:49 AM
jtholden: A gay person can't marry a person of their same sexual orientation the way a hetero person can marry someone of THEIR same sexual orientation. The issue isn't just about GENDER.
And DOMA prevents legally married gay people from having over 1,000 rights and protections that legally married heteros do. Were the rights the same, DOMA wouldn't exist, nor would any one WANT it to, but for preventing gays to have the same rights. Why don't you get your facts straight before you mouth off?
Robert1824 Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 11:39 AM
No, gay peopel do NOT have the same rights as straight people. It's still legal in many U.S. states to fire someone from a job merely for being homosexual, among other things .
This is WRONG !

There are many people today who despise conservative religious beliefs, but they are quick to say, “We don’t want to restrict your religious freedoms in any way. Just keep your beliefs in the church.” What they fail to realize is that the church is not a closet, and it is our private beliefs that fuel our public acts. Shouldn’t it be this way?

President Obama claims that it was conversations he had with his daughters, coupled with his interpretation of the teaching of Jesus, that caused him to take a public stand for same-sex marriage last May. Did his supporters...