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Video: Bill O'Reilly and Laura Ingraham Yell at Each Other Over Gay Marriage

Rockky Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 6:10 PM
"Opponents were making weak arguments and "thumping the Bible". which Bill said had no place in the debate (in Court this is true)." ************** Why should "thumping the Bible" have no place in the debate inside or outside of the courtroom?
Rockky Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 6:26 PM
"Our rule of law, as developed by our Founding Fathers, is secular. Religions can be practiced in personal life, but God as "lawmaker" has been removed completely from the equation. This is our gift from the fine thinkers of the Enlightment."

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Your theory that the framers had little or not interest in God when setting the tone of the document is completely and utterly false.
will_8080 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 6:16 PM
Because when our Founding Father" put together our Constituion, they diliberately left God out of the equaltion. you may practice your religion, of course, but "God's Law" as described in the Old and New Testaments, do not have legitimacy in secular law.

The legitimacy of our constitution comes not from Gods or Heaven but some kind of democratic ratification procedure. Our own system of government also has stringent requirements for social consensus through some form of supermajority voting.

Our rule of law, as developed by our Founding Fathers, is secular. Religions can be practiced in personal life, but God as "lawmaker" has been removed completely from the equation. This is our gift from the fine thinkers of the Enlightment.

Sort of.  This heated discussion wasn't really about the issue of gay marriage, per se, but rather how O'Reilly characterized gay marriage opponents' appeals to religion.  Last week, the Fox News host drew controversy for saying that traditional marriage advocates need to do more than "thump the Bible" when building a public case against same-sex marriage.  After some conservatives, including Rush Limbaugh, objected to what they perceived to be a disdainful tone from O'Reilly, the long-time anchor invited Laura Ingraham onto his show to talk about it.  Things got interesting right out of the gate (via Mediaite):
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