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My marriage is about much more than procreation.
Sure...no 'unrighteousness' in feeling that way. However, such a marriage CANNOT EVER produce offspring! Why do homosexuals want (and fight for rights) to adopt the offspring of heterosexuals?
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Sure...no 'unrighteousness' in feeling that way. However, such a marriage CANNOT EVER produce offspring! Why do homosexuals want (and fight for rights) to adopt the offspring of heterosexuals?
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Should infertile heterosexual couples be forbidden to marry since they cannot produce offspring?
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Re: What do you feel about homosexuality in a religious view?

While the Bible certainly does not condone it(both Old and New Testament) I will defer and adhere to my Churches stance on it because I do care greatly for my Church. And if it is indeed sinful, then that's something that they, in time, can talk to God about and sort out! And while the Heavenly Father has shown Himself to be a most loving God, I would feel remiss if he were to condemn them for their actions, given His deep abiding love for all of his children.

But from a strict personal standpoint, I think that gays are entitled to the same basic rights, as well as legal pitfalls, that heterosexual couples are. In any event, it's just not something that I would ever condone in either my or my family's presence.

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I was raised in a chruch that condemned being gay, believing prayer could cure it. The as an adult I worked with a few gay people. They have been the nicest, compassionate individuals I have met. They are now close friends, that have been there for me in the hardest times of my life. Ironically, this is when the church that I attended and served all my life, turned its back on me.
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I think they are sinners like everyone else.
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By the way, the state of New Mexico legalized gay marriage yesterday. Congratulations to my home state!
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Should infertile heterosexual couples be forbidden to marry since they cannot produce offspring?
Wazza...fertile or not, homosexuals cannot ever produce offspring - it is not in their nature. Why do they want to enjoy the fruits from a heterosexual union?
God loves everyone, yes, so i have to. However, God in His infinite wisdom made man male & female and ordained/blessed the union between them. Humans, playing god, have got it all twisted, and are so looking for every way/argument/legislation to make that which is abnormal to be normal.
The only reason people argue about it is because it is strange/weird, and it was not the way God intended.
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All of you who are against gay marriage, or disapproving of gays in general . . .do you have children?

If you do, and they turn out to be gay, don't you want them to have the same rights and protections as anyone else in society?
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All of you who are against gay marriage, or disapproving of gays in general . . .do you have children?

If you do, and they turn out to be gay, don't you want them to have the same rights and protections as anyone else in society?

On which side are you?
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Wazza...fertile or not, homosexuals cannot ever produce offspring - it is not in their nature. Why do they want to enjoy the fruits from a heterosexual union?
God loves everyone, yes, so i have to. However, God in His infinite wisdom made man male & female and ordained/blessed the union between them. Humans, playing god, have got it all twisted, and are so looking for every way/argument/legislation to make that which is abnormal to be normal.
The only reason people argue about it is because it is strange/weird, and it was not the way God intended.
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When did you decide to be straight? At what age? Was it an easy or hard decision to make?

Point being, it is very easy for you and I since we are wired that way. But could you be celibate for the rest of your life? Or could you convert to be happily gay just because society deemed that desirable? Because that is the equivalent of what you are asking them to do. I am not denying the biblical teaching, but I am recognising what a far reaching impact it has if you are gay.

They don't want to twist things, they just want to feel normal and accepted.

Or should we feel happy about someone like Tyler Clementi, so ashamed of his sexuality that public knowledge of a single kiss was enough for the tragic end. Is that what you want for your kids?
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I am on the side of God, who gives us free will, and who loves us whatever sins we struggle with.
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I totally have 100% respect for gay people and married gay couples.
However, growing up in a catholic high school, I've been told that if a gay couple is married, then that is not exactly the correct thing.

Me, I believe God wants everyone to be with whoever they love and makes them happy, whether it's the same sex or different sex.

What do you guys think?
That's fine, but if you believe the bible is the word of God, then the old testament clearly forbids it, no matter what jesus said about tolerance, this is a pretty massive hurdle.

I'm not partisan by the way, but this sounds like picking and choosing.

Better not to source one's morality from books, maybe
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I was raised in a chruch that condemned being gay, believing prayer could cure it. The as an adult I worked with a few gay people. They have been the nicest, compassionate individuals I have met. They are now close friends, that have been there for me in the hardest times of my life. Ironically, this is when the church that I attended and served all my life, turned its back on me.
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You feel betrayed, they feel betrayed. It doesn't mean either of you are bad or wrong, just incompatible.
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I was raised in a chruch that condemned being gay, believing prayer could cure it. The as an adult I worked with a few gay people. They have been the nicest, compassionate individuals I have met. They are now close friends, that have been there for me in the hardest times of my life. Ironically, this is when the church that I attended and served all my life, turned its back on me.
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This is the problem with serving an institution vs serving God. Churches will let you down.

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