it's hard, for me annyway, to keep those rose colored glasses on in reading through these threads. all that hate & disgust that's expressed. the only glimmering hope is when i read the polls that are conducted regularly that more and more people disagree with the ideology expressed in these threads.<quoted text>
Oh I knew...I was agreeing with you, I am disgusted by them as well.
The republican party is shifting on the subject now, I suspect 50 years from now, most Christian churches will support it as well, it will take them longer. The biggest flaw I have is believing in people, and I happen to believe that they actually want to do the right thing, they are having difficulty seeing past the dogma beat into them to see what the right thing is.
Look back not all that long ago, and they were burning people at the stake depending on of they were one sect of Christianity or another, few ( any?) of the churches would support that today.( maybe that one in Westborough Kansas )
I may be naive, but I would rather think good of people.
it wasn't that long ago that we saw blacks villified for stepping up and demanding the right to vote or to equal treatment in schools and laws....or women back in the teens and 20s of the 20th century. now, we see our society stand almost in total unity (granted, there are pockets of idiocy) in regards to those rights. i remember hearing older relatives back in the 60s talk about in disgust about the rulings regarding segregated schools. those relatives were in their 60s and 70s back then and are all gone now. they've all died off - and we'll most likely see the same sequence in the same sex marriage issue.