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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

Mark in CA Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 2:08 AM
Homosexuals have the same right as heterosexuals to marry a member of the opposite sex. That homosexuals do not wish to do so is their choice.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 8:58 AM
Homos already HAVE -equal- right to marriage;
they can marry another person of the opposite sex the same as any other person.
That IS the definition of "marriage";man-woman,it's been that way for several thousand years.

This is all about the REDEFINITION of "marriage" to be something it's never been,and thus FORCING other states to recognize the abomination via Article IV,sec 1.
Homos are seeking SPECIAL rights and the reordering of US society to suit their agenda and mental illness.
David3036 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 4:36 AM
But why would you want to encourage a homosexual to enter into a conventional marriage? Would you want your daughter to marry one?

There's enough of that already. In case you are clueless, those are the MARRIED guys who are prowling the rest stops looking to hook up with a guy, not the out, proud gays. And they are usually in conventional marriages because they want to fit in with a homophobic society. Just ask Rev. Ted Haggard or Gov. Jim McGreevey or foot-tapping Senator Larry Craig. (He insists he's not gay, but he knew the bathroom drill).

It makes no sense to encourage that..
Beethovens10th Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 8:31 AM
There are a lot of people, the overwhelming majority of them who are sexually normal, whom I would not want my daughter to marry. I look to character in approving a mate for my children. And the character of a homosexual who chooses not only to indulge in his inordinate sexual appetite, but tries to excuse it as right and good, an, in some instances, "blessed by God," is clearly immoral.

The character of a man who has repudiated his homosexual appetites for the perversion that they are, sought healing from God and his people, and has a substantial track record of spiritual growth to maturity, is a MUCH more viable candidate as a mate for my child than many others who never struggled with this infirmity would be.
Bill1895 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 8:45 AM
I don't want to encourage homosexuals to entered into a false marriage: "same sex marriage" is a false marriage.
Mark in CA Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 1:54 PM
David, you groundlessly assert much. For one thing, I'm not encouraging homosexuals to enter into conventional marriages so don't accuse me of that.

I don't encourage anyone to sin. If they choose to commit homosexual acts the guilt is not on me. It is 100% squarely on them. Societal acceptance of gay marriage will not change the fact that it is a sin. It will not erase the negative consequences of engaging in such behaviors though everyone in the population were to pretend otherwise.
Mark in CA Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 1:59 PM

Next week voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington will vote on whether to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples.

Given that there are good people on both sides of this issue, how are we to explain their opposing views?

The primary explanation is this: Proponents and opponents ask two different questions.

Proponents of same-sex marriage ask: Is keeping the definition of marriage as man-woman fair to gays? Opponents of same-sex marriage ask: Is same-sex marriage good for society?

Few on either side honestly address the question of the other side. Opponents of same-sex marriage rarely acknowledge...