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Marriage Best Left to Churches

rosalyn3 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:10 PM
Washington state already had a civil union "everything but marriage" law on the books when they passed a redefinition of marriage law. Why? Because the battle about same sex marriage isn't really about marriage. Its about forcing everyone to accept and encourage homosexuality, with the ultimate consequence of destroying the foundation of family and turning all who disagree into bigots , thus silencing them.
InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:20 PM
Do you really think that a few homosexuals referring to themselves as "married" will destroy the foundation of family?
You must consider the instinct to mate, and the desire to protect one's progeny to be a very weak proclivities.
Fictionalreality Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:55 PM
In sighting truth
You are missing the big picture. One piece at a time, the agenda pushers chip away at the core beliefs of many Americans (on many subjects). If your beliefs differ from the pushers you are deemed a racist, bigot or a hater. What is being sought here is a right that nobody has had previously under that government. What they care about is getting public approval of same-sex relationships. That’s what it’s all about. This is not about equality of rights but rather a restructure of culture so that there is complete public and official government approval of homosexuality.
InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 1:00 PM
If the government redefines marriage, do you intend to change your view?
Fictionalreality Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 1:26 PM
You want my opinion on that? Apparently you must agree with the rest of the post. Good for you.

The current conundrum regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage is what happens when church and state are mixed -- the topics become confusing and confused.

When I married my husband almost 15 years ago, I did so out of love and out of a desire to witness before God my commitment to him and his to me. The legal and tax ramifications did not enter into my head.

But for couples of the same sex, the legal and tax ramifications can be very important because their legal rights differ from those of heterosexual couples in a number of ways,...