Will Gay Marriage Pit Church Against Church?

Apr 27, 2009 | Posted by: SongBookz | Full story: news.yahoo.com

The trouble they see is not just an America where general support for gay marriage will have driven a wedge between churches and the world, but between churches themselves.

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God is patient and doesn't want any of us to perish......in fact, us Christians were at one time just like you unbelievers before we got saved. I mocked and hated Christians (the real ones that shared the gospel) before I got saved.
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9
Sweet tap dancing christ on a cracker, your out to feed all of us your Kool-Aid. No thanks buddy, I was a Christian long ago. I no longer believe in your sky pixie

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Where did it say anything about same sex marriage? Where do we see acceptance of it by a society?
Ticked, looks like you are out of your league again.
Did you open her link??? NO, had you then your sillyazz post would not be here

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But you do this all the time that you claim a true Christian wouldn't do... "A true Christian would not spend all of their time judging others in defiance of scripture.." ...You do this same judgement of RCC, JW, Mormnons, etc using scriptures in many forums. Now you claim you don't?
There is a big difference between an organization and an individual, No Surprise. I have always tried to make that clear.

Only an idiot would misunderstand the difference between a fictitious entity such as a church and an individual human being. And I don't think you are an idiot, No Surprise. So why than are you yet again trying to distort what I say?

Are you still sore about my repeated postings on the massacre at Mountain Meadows that both you and the church deny was orchestrated by the church?

It's not judging individuals to simply point out that Mormons murdered over a 100 people in cold blood and deny responsibility for the crime to this day. The majority of humanity needs to know what happened and why.

What happened at Mountain Meadows should be a warning to people today to be watchful of religions like the Moromons that actually do JUDGE individuals in GOD'S place and then disembowel them to save their souls!

You constantly call me names, you accuse me repeatedly of lying, now you are trying to imply that I judge individuals?

The organization of Later Day Saints, like it's counterpoint in the Mideast is a danger to both those trapped in these organizations and the human family as a whole. This statement does not in any way imply that I am judging the individuals in the organization as sinners! I'm trying to warn those trapped! Like you! And even your leaders who are trapped in an even stronger trap than you are!

You disagree with the many flaws I have pointed out in the church you deny being a part of so much I can almost see you frothing at the mouth at times.

I once made a statement that false religion is harmful to children, something that you somehow interpreted to to mean I was attacking mormon children, which you promptly accused me of doing!

I could go on and on about the many times you have called me a liar over something you twisted, but I'm sure everyone here is clearly aware of your irrational and deceitful strategy.

You are trying to demonize me to protect your church while I am busy trying to expose the church you are protecting to protect those trapped in the church.

You need help No Surprise. Those long dark Alaskan winters are getting to you! The constant hate expressed by you here on topix isn't helping you much either.

You know, No Surprise, if you actually read any of the almost 12000 posts I have made here on topix you would see that I am against humans judging other humans in GOD'S place. Our place is to LOVE.

As my closing tag line that I have put on most of my posts states:

GOD is LOVE. WE are ALL ONE WITH GOD, even the unloving!
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What it shows is how bizarre same sex marriage is. It was never thought of until a few years ago.
Everything old was once new. Even one man-one woman marriage. How "bizarre" was that when it began?
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Where in the past 1000 years has it ever been between two same sex people?
Massachusetts.
Iowa.
Connecticut.
Maine.
California.

Not to mention the various European countries.
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God is patient and doesn't want any of us to perish......in fact, us Christians were at one time just like you unbelievers before we got saved. I mocked and hated Christians (the real ones that shared the gospel) before I got saved.
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9
Yes, your God is so patient that he sat idle while Isrealite children were being kidnapped to be sacrificed, because he was waiting for the abductors to change their ways. You know, instead of protecting the children from being stolen away and killed. What vituous patience he's exhibited.
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There is no reason to think that same sex marriage will have a positive impact on traditional marriage or the family.
Oh, so only if there is a demonstrable POSITIVE effect should people be allowed to marry? I never saw this justification mentioned anywhere as a legally valid reason for denying a right to do something.

Single parenthood has a demonstrable NEGATIVE impact on children. Shouldn't the kids be taken away and relocated with married heterosexual couples? If not, why not? Wouldn't that cause a positive effect?
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Why get married if you can't procreate?
That doesn't answer the question. Why should they be allowed to marry if they can't/won't procreate? Do you support banning them from the institution of civil marriage? If so, why? If not, why not? Answer the question.

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Pyramid schemes run by tired bigots don't deserve tax exemption status.
http://americablog.com/2013/02/mormons-join-r...
thanks! Great video!

It was prop h(8) that got me going on topix. I knew next to nothing about mormons other than that they rode bicycles and went from door to door.

At first I started posting on SFgate in defense of gay people because my wife and I have witnessed the hurt that can happen when one member of a gay couple is hospitalized and the other is prevented from seeing them.

My wife is a home health nurse and sees a lot of damage done by homophobes to innocent people in LOVE that simply want to be who they are. We live in a retirement community and she has seen many sad stories unfold as people who have spent their whole lives together grow old.

One lesbian couple we know is upset because they know that if something happens to the older one who is getting on in years, she won't be allowed into the hospital room to say goodby, and the hateful family who has had nothing to do with her for years will get the property leaving her homeless!

The defeat of prop 8 is the only hope for people like this couple in California. This wonderful couple has been together for years.

Until I met this couple I knew very little about gay people. But one day while going on a company sponsored whale watching expedition off the coast of Mendocino I saw the LOVING look of concern of the older one for the younger one who was seasick and throwing up over the railing.

When I saw this I suddenly knew without a doubt that what these two human beings felt for each other, and the life they shared, was no different than the life that my wife and I share together, with one exception. We have legal rights that they don't have!

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What it shows is how bizarre same sex marriage is. It was never thought of until a few years ago.
Neither were women voting or cell phones. See how stupid that sounds now?

THINK IT THROUGH before you post! Frickin dummy.

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Reject on what basis? If God approves of same sex marriage then you should have some proof of it. The fact is, you don't and you know it.
Rejected by the FACT that you don't have the inerrant, 100% accurately translated Word of God in any version of any bible.

My faith is important to me, so "close enough" isn't good enough. But I take it more seriously than you.
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Massachusetts.
Iowa.
Connecticut.
Maine.
California.
Not to mention the various European countries.
How about in the year 1300?
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Neither were women voting or cell phones. See how stupid that sounds now?
THINK IT THROUGH before you post! Frickin dummy.
We're not talking about voting or cell phones. We're talking about marriage. Please keep your stupid think in check.
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Rejected by the FACT that you don't have the inerrant, 100% accurately translated Word of God in any version of any bible.
My faith is important to me, so "close enough" isn't good enough. But I take it more seriously than you.
We Don`t need a 100% perfect bible to answer this issue. If you had true faith you would repent.
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That doesn't answer the question. Why should they be allowed to marry if they can't/won't procreate? Do you support banning them from the institution of civil marriage? If so, why? If not, why not? Answer the question.
Before I answer what is the primary purpose of marriage? What benefit does it give society?

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Before I answer what is the primary purpose of marriage? What benefit does it give society?
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Before I answer what is the primary purpose of marriage? What benefit does it give society?
You exist for "society"?

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Jeff wrote:
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What it shows is how bizarre same sex marriage is. It was never thought of until a few years ago.
What on earth... It's been legal where I live for over a decade. We don't have any "special" laws for it. Marriage is marriage, gender has nothing to do with it.

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How about in the year 1300?
Homosexuality has been part of society since the beginning of civilisation. It's not new.
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Society doesn't own us.
We are part of society. How we live affects it for good or I'll.

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