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Why a Good Person Can Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

pastorial Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 4:31 PM
What is the basis for judging human moral behavior? The Mosaic Law? other? How is Rightist behavior good and Leftist behavior bad? Certainly human behavior can be either good or bad. But how can ideas, beliefs and values be either good or bad? Both Leftism and Rightism are ideologies. So how can Rightism ideology be good and Letfism ideology be bad?

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...