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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

pastorial Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:24 PM
wmou, who taught you to be biased against liberals et al.? As a teen ager, I attended an evangelical bible church. The conservative Republican preacher tried to teach me to be biasesd against Catholics, mailine protestants and liberals. I did not appreciate his trying to make me biased like him.
wmou Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:38 PM
I considered myself to be a liberal in the late 60s, 70s and early 80s. I was a Nam war protester. One of our chants was "power to the people". By the early 80s I came to understand that liberals hate that concept and instead believe in "Power to the Central Government" They believe in individuals sacrificing Liberty for what they tell us is the greater good.
Sounds like you had an unprincipled pastor who had a very poor understanding of the teachings of our Lord.

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...