Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Li...

Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico

There are 1050 comments on the The Heritage Foundation story from Aug 22, 2013, titled Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico. In it, The Heritage Foundation reports that:

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a Christian photographer's ability to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony-even when doing so would violate the photographer's deeply held religious beliefs.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Heritage Foundation.

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#569 Sep 15, 2013
I give you one, even though my thinking will stay the same about 'SEX' your interpretation of sex and the Bible is your own. Homosexuality does not follow the norm, is degrading, is animalistic, it's not right. We are a God-fearing people and try to live accordingly. You don't believe in what you cannot see? Believe, then, in human love and respect, humanity is LOVE .

Since: Mar 09

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#570 Sep 15, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
I give you one, even though my thinking will stay the same about 'SEX' your interpretation of sex and the Bible is your own. Homosexuality does not follow the norm, is degrading, is animalistic, it's not right. We are a God-fearing people and try to live accordingly. You don't believe in what you cannot see? Believe, then, in human love and respect, humanity is LOVE .
The universe is multiplicity of diversity ... NOT "norm".

"Fear" all you want. Just don't expect us to join you.

(btw: if you click on the "reply" option at the top right corner of a post, it will include the post you are responding to. It's easier that way to see who you're actually relying to)

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

Since: Nov 08

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#571 Sep 15, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
I give you one, even though my thinking will stay the same about 'SEX' your interpretation of sex and the Bible is your own. Homosexuality does not follow the norm, is degrading, is animalistic, it's not right. We are a God-fearing people and try to live accordingly. You don't believe in what you cannot see? Believe, then, in human love and respect, humanity is LOVE .
Good to see you recognize sex as "animalistic". The Missionary Position did not follow the norm which is why it got labeled so. And where do you come up with the fact that SSM does not celebrate "human love and respect..." If "humanity is LOVE" then practice it towards those who are different from you. It is no challenge to do so when the other person is a mirror image of you.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#572 Sep 15, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
I give you one, even though my thinking will stay the same about 'SEX' your interpretation of sex and the Bible is your own. Homosexuality does not follow the norm, is degrading, is animalistic, it's not right. We are a God-fearing people and try to live accordingly. You don't believe in what you cannot see? Believe, then, in human love and respect, humanity is LOVE .
Both the 5th and 14th amendments require equal protection of the law for all persons.

As Will points out, isn't all sex "animalistic" by nature? And isn't sex a natural part of being human?

Your desire to deny to gay people the full expression of being human you would encourage in straight people, fails the test of reason, science, and law.

Your choice to interpret a few verses in a way that allows you to contradict the Golden Rule, does not provide a legitimate governmental excuse. The constitution requires us to treat others as we would ourselves under the law.

“Research over several decades has demonstrated that sexual orientation ranges along a continuum, from exclusive attraction to the other sex to exclusive attraction to the same sex. Despite the persistence of stereotypes that portray lesbian, gay, and bisexual people as disturbed, several decades of research and clinical experience have led all mainstream medical and mental health organizations in this country to conclude that these orientations represent normal forms of human experience. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual relationships are normal forms of human bonding.”(APA)
Neil An Blowme

Hoboken, NJ

#573 Sep 17, 2013
snyper wrote:
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OK. So you fear God Your problem. Nobody else's.
Keep YOUR fears out of the laws that effect my life and that of my family.
We don't belong to your club. Don't want to, either. And the Constitution says that you can't force us to join. Not even a little bit.
We like it that way.
It's called FREEDOM.
Testify!

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#574 Sep 17, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
I give you one, even though my thinking will stay the same about 'SEX' your interpretation of sex and the Bible is your own. Homosexuality does not follow the norm, is degrading, is animalistic, it's not right. We are a God-fearing people and try to live accordingly. You don't believe in what you cannot see? Believe, then, in human love and respect, humanity is LOVE .
If you find homosexuality degrading, then don't engage in it. You also have the freedom to fear your God all you want.

But you need to leave the gays alone and let them live in peace.

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#575 Sep 18, 2013
I beg your pardon but by expressing my opinion of what my Catholic Faith teaches, in no way do I offend homosexuality. Yes I fear offending God for He created me, showed me the right path to follow and how to find Truth ln the world. I fear offending Him in breaking His Commandment of 'Love one another'. He is my Lord. I love Him, so.

Since: Mar 09

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#576 Sep 18, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
I beg your pardon but by expressing my opinion of what my Catholic Faith teaches, in no way do I offend homosexuality. Yes I fear offending God for He created me, showed me the right path to follow and how to find Truth ln the world. I fear offending Him in breaking His Commandment of 'Love one another'. He is my Lord. I love Him, so.
Down through history to the present day Catholics have oppressed gay people. The only reason it does not happen as much now is that people created Nations that removed that option from them.

Study history.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#577 Sep 18, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
I beg your pardon but by expressing my opinion of what my Catholic Faith teaches, in no way do I offend homosexuality. Yes I fear offending God for He created me, showed me the right path to follow and how to find Truth ln the world. I fear offending Him in breaking His Commandment of 'Love one another'. He is my Lord. I love Him, so.
The refusal to treat others as you would yourself under the law is a violation of the Golden Rule. While not all Catholics oppose marriage equality,(in fact, it seems the majority support equality) the official position of the church still requires refusing to treat others as you would yourself, under the law.

Matthew 7:12: So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Neil An Blowme

Hoboken, NJ

#578 Sep 18, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
I beg your pardon but by expressing my opinion of what my Catholic Faith teaches, in no way do I offend homosexuality. Yes I fear offending God for He created me, showed me the right path to follow and how to find Truth ln the world. I fear offending Him in breaking His Commandment of 'Love one another'. He is my Lord. I love Him, so.
In love with an invisible man..... how exciting.

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#579 Sep 18, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
I beg your pardon but by expressing my opinion of what my Catholic Faith teaches, in no way do I offend homosexuality.
Of course, your faith may not carry the weight of law. Ergo, it cannot be the reason to oppose equality under the law for same sex marriage. What is more, allowing same sex marriage in no way impacts your ability to believe as you wish, or not to enter into a same sex marriage if you feel it is wrong. Simply put, you cannot prevent others from doing so on the basis of your religious convictions, doing so violates their free exercise of religion.
LuzAranda wrote:
Yes I fear offending God for He created me, showed me the right path to follow and how to find Truth ln the world. I fear offending Him in breaking His Commandment of 'Love one another'. He is my Lord. I love Him, so.
So you believe, which is your choice. You can't inflict that choice on others, or force them to abide by your religious beliefs. Which are, keep in mind, a matter of faith, not fact.

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#580 Sep 18, 2013
Neil An Blowme wrote:
<quoted text>
In love with an invisible man..... how exciting.
An invisible man? MAYBE. HE IS. In our flesh, bones and blood, there is God. In everyone of us, there is God. Don't see HIM, don't touch HIM, but, if you're very quiet, you sense HIM. OK, that touch depends on the person. God is not for curiosity seekers. God is for ME, God is for YOU. God wants you and HE already has me, of course. An invisible man, HE'S more than that. Why do we think? Why do we distinguish right from wrong? Why do we do (mostly) RIGHT? In love with an invisible Man, you BET and that keeps me going, too. I love HIM so.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#581 Sep 18, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
<quoted text>An invisible man? MAYBE. HE IS. In our flesh, bones and blood, there is God. In everyone of us, there is God. Don't see HIM, don't touch HIM, but, if you're very quiet, you sense HIM. OK, that touch depends on the person. God is not for curiosity seekers. God is for ME, God is for YOU. God wants you and HE already has me, of course. An invisible man, HE'S more than that. Why do we think? Why do we distinguish right from wrong? Why do we do (mostly) RIGHT? In love with an invisible Man, you BET and that keeps me going, too. I love HIM so.
Maybe it's just lice, or some other parasitic infection you're feeling....

“Matthew 16:13 - 17”

Since: Mar 13

Vladville

#582 Sep 18, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe it's just lice, or some other parasitic infection you're feeling....
Please to not put yourself down, yes?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#584 Sep 18, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
<quoted text>An invisible man? MAYBE. HE IS. In our flesh, bones and blood, there is God. In everyone of us, there is God. Don't see HIM, don't touch HIM, but, if you're very quiet, you sense HIM. OK, that touch depends on the person. God is not for curiosity seekers. God is for ME, God is for YOU. God wants you and HE already has me, of course. An invisible man, HE'S more than that. Why do we think? Why do we distinguish right from wrong? Why do we do (mostly) RIGHT? In love with an invisible Man, you BET and that keeps me going, too. I love HIM so.
Osiris must be so proud of you.

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#585 Sep 18, 2013
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
Osiris must be so proud of you.
Thank you.

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#586 Sep 18, 2013
LuzAranda wrote:
<quoted text>In love with an invisible Man, you BET and that keeps me going, too. I love HIM so.
This invisible man you are in love with sounds like a peeping Tom. But, if you get aroused by knowing that this invisible man secretly watches you when you have sex, then that's great. I hope it's as good for your invisible man as it is for you.
Right

Huntsville, AL

#588 Sep 18, 2013
edmundo wrote:
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the bullies are the ones who want civil rights for all LOL.

And you could marry marco and start straightening out your MPD - what is the problem?

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Since: Nov 08

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#589 Sep 19, 2013
edmundo wrote:
<quoted text>They are not going to be able to force others into believing that sodomy is right, nor are they going to be able to coerce those who disagree by calling them homophobes or bullies.

And how would you think they could force someone with your mindset into believing something else?

And how would the Supremes coerce you into what?

No one is taking away your right to thinking and feeling the way you do. No Thought Police, yet, to monitor and change and coerce your thoughts. No mind meld. No indoctrination. It will take generations for us to take over.

“Matthew 16:13 - 17”

Since: Mar 13

Vladville

#590 Sep 19, 2013
Lobo Viejo wrote:
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This invisible man you are in love with sounds like a peeping Tom. But, if you get aroused by knowing that this invisible man secretly watches you when you have sex, then that's great. I hope it's as good for your invisible man as it is for you.
Huszar say you disrespectful. Not very nice. Is this not, what did you call Huszar, a bigot, yes?

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