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Usher In A Redefinition of Marriage, Usher Out Religious Liberty

michigander4 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 7:21 AM
RE: "After a court redefined marriage in Massachusetts, public schools began teaching young elementary-school students that same-sex “marriage” is worthy of celebration." With repeal of Prohibition in 1933, Massachusetts redefined its drinking laws to legalize the purchase and consumption of alcohol. Did public schools immediately begin teaching young elementary-school students that drinking is worthy of celebration?
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 7:40 AM
"After a court redefined marriage in Massachusetts, public schools began teaching young elementary-school students that same-sex “marriage” is worthy of celebration."

michigander4 Wrote: "Did public schools immediately begin teaching young elementary-school students that drinking is worthy of celebration?"

Campbell makes a point and michigander4 conjures up a myth.

Straw man points... that's too kind... your analogy is one of the stupidest statements I have ever read on this site.
michigander4 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 7:57 AM
You don't like my analogy because it's analogous. The point is there are many state laws permitting behavior that shouldn't necessarily be celebrated and advocated in an elementary-school classroom -- legalized prostitution in Nevada, for example.
michigander4 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:01 AM
BTW, I fail to see why you're attacking me. From your other posts we seem to be on the same side. Same sex marriage is an abomination.
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:25 AM
I can see that we're in agreement, but your writing does not seem to clearly transmit your thinking. You may have been trying to reinforce a point in the column, but your writing did not reflect that. I was simply pointing it out so that you would re-read what you wrote and maybe improve your communication skills.

I believe you possess clear thinking; I would encourage you to work to make that clarity come through in your writing.
michigander4 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:23 AM
Actually, I thought my writing was quite clear. I often use analogies to make (or reinforce) a point. In this case I was merely pointing out that just because Massachusetts recognizes same-sex marriage, it doesn't mean that it should be trumpeted as a wonderful thing to second-graders.
Cambermeister Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 10:02 PM
I predict Tinsldr2 will try a diverionary tantrum focusing on the sex life of his boy.

NOTE: This is the fourth column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The third column is available here.

Disagreements and projections abound in the dialogue about marriage and its redefinition to include same-sex couples. But both sides agree on one issue: redefining marriage significantly jeopardizes religious freedom—the first liberty upon which our nation was founded.

The convergence of several factors creates this unavoidable clash between religious liberty and redefining marriage. First, the vast majority of religious adherents in America believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. And because...