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Bad Guys' Lawyers

SonofTinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 2:08 AM
India has the death penalty, but they very rarely use it.
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The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

SonofTinsldr2 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:03 AM
In what ways are American Christians "allies" to Jewish people, anymore than other people in America are? I'm not asking to prove a point, I'm genuinely curious, as a Jewish person.
Homosexuals don't "force their beliefs on others." When was the last time you were forced to marry a person of the same gender? Also, the "homosexual lifespan" you cite comes from a very out-dated average lifespan for HIV/AIDS patients. Not all homosexuals have that disease, that disease is not limited to homosexuals, and the lifespan of people with HIV/AIDS is rapidly increasing due to medical progress. http://grantdale.customer.netspace.net.au/Update_of_Hogg_00.html
I phrased that incorrectly. I meant, it would be nice if everyone STARTED doing the same.
Exactly right. I'm gay, and I choose not to think about what heterosexual couples do in their spare time. It would be nice if everyone stopped doing the same to people like me.
Supporting same-sex marriage doesn't subsidize sodomy anymore than supporting "traditional" marriage subsidizes coitus.
I guess in a very literal way, that is a choice, in that you could choose to be condemned, but I wouldn't use that reasoning to state that "Christianity is a religion based on choice."
Very true. I meant to imply that the phrase needs to be redefined. They can't win forever by talking about how awful gay people are, especially if the target audience, Hindus and Buddhists, don't think about gay people very often.
I think that if the Republicans want to continue using the phrase "Family Values," they need to talk about what that means. For too many people, "Family Values" means being anti-gay and anti-choice. Just look at Newt Gingrich. Hinduism and Buddhism don't expressly condemn either of those things, though some members of those faiths apply the principle of nonviolence, called "Ahimsa" in Sanskrit, to the abortion issue. Regardless, if conservatives want to reach out to the members of these faiths, they should probably expand the Republican focus out from attempting to legislate behavior that Christians find objectionable. "Vote Republican because we don't believe in same-sex marriage" doesn't work on people who don't care about gay people.
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Gay Marriage at the Ballot Box

SonofTinsldr2 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:45 PM
Lots of opposite-sex couples can't have their own offspring.
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