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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

mulbery Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:34 PM
Cambermeister asked: Mulbery, Goldberg stated; "Telling people they're free to be unhappy isn't all that persuasive" Why would a proud homosexual think a straight label could make them happy? Growing up in a heterosexual environmnet, I always that that when you find the right person, you get married. Only a few wigged out wingie nut people I know hever suggested to that I give up on it. Now my husband and I are 20 years strong, we have a son and so its natural for us to pursue marriage. There's no labeling it straight or gay. Its for the institution of a committed family. Period. And my religious institution loves the idea, so I have no conflict with religio in my life.
MoreKowBell Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:54 PM
mulbery -

a major problem with endorsing gay "marriage", i.e. "holy matrimony", is that the left is using it as a wedge to attack the nation's foundation. When the government can dictate to us that a significant portion of the 1st Amendment doesn't apply, then it's just a matter of time before they render null the other, pesky Amendments.
Robert1824 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 6:09 PM
Hpow the heck is gay marriage a "wedge ot attack a nation's foundation"? This is a ridiculous assumption . America was not founded on the basis of bigotry toward gay people .
If you think it was, you can't think at all .
Cambermeister Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 6:33 PM
Mulbery, thanks for sincere response.
ericynot Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 7:00 PM
KowBell, it's only "holy matrimony" if done in a religious environment. For others, it's a legal contract not unlike a business partnership, but with other, more personal, aspects.

And it has nothing whatsoever to do with the First Amendment.

Just because things can be put on the same list doesn't mean they are necessarily similar. My attic contains within it thousands of comic books, an inflatable bed, some jigsaw puzzles, some family pictures and a "Frampton Comes Alive!" album. These things are, roughly speaking, in the same location, but they're hardly of equal value, importance or function.

I bring this up for the simple reason that we're hearing a lot about how the GOP must deal with "abortion and gay marriage" as if they are almost the same issue.

Well, in my house, I hear about my dog and...