Will Gay Marriage Pit Church Against ...

Will Gay Marriage Pit Church Against Church?

There are 16101 comments on the news.yahoo.com story from Apr 27, 2009, titled Will Gay Marriage Pit Church Against Church?. In it, news.yahoo.com reports that:

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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“Equality First”

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#21 Apr 28, 2009
Troth for Leogere wrote:
<quoted text>Wayne and the rest of the fundie bigoted masses would then have to commit suicide.. terrible shame..
but sometime ya just gotta do the hard stuff.
The sooner they decide to go to their "god" and their "heaven", the better off the rest of us will be. I'll even buy the rope for them to hang themselves.

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#22 Apr 28, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
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Then I take it you're opposed to al the different denominations in Christendom ?
I was born & raised a Lutheran for more than 40 years. Does that offend God, because I wasn't born and raised a Roman Catholic or a Baptist or Methodist ?
I did not say that. I said if you are in a denomination, say Catholic, and you believe gays should be priests, start your own denomination. Do not start all the politics that cause division in Christ's church.
Wayne

United States

#23 Apr 28, 2009
RalphB wrote:
As I understand the article, the church leaders mentioned fear that if "the church" actually changes their views, and accept gay people, then they lose their ability to preach hate and bigotry. Why, they may even have to begin to teach love and acceptance. How awful.
I suppose without the ability to preach hate, they have nothing left that they believe in. If that is the case, they deserve to battle amongst themselves, and eventually go by the wayside. I, for one, will miss them not.
Homosexuality is an abomination,.. It is the queers that HATE God and His Word.

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#24 Apr 28, 2009
Quest wrote:
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Yeah, you let those evil gays come in and the next thing you know, they'll be loving the Lord, caring for their fellow man, and worshipping in YOUR church, and there won't be a darn thing you can do to stop them!
We need to stop the gays from praising Jesus in our churches! Our very lives may be at stake!
Imagine a world where all folks, black and white, Tall and short, Asian and Mexican, gay and straight, pray together!
Oh, the horror!
I welcome gays to the church. Anyone who openly practices sin should not be clergy. If someone wants to have a church that promotes sin they should start their own church.

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#25 Apr 28, 2009
Quest wrote:
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LOL. Chrisianity is about loving one's neighbor as yourself, and accepting Jesus as your Savior.
It isn't defined by separation or bigotry.
So, it would seem that gay Cristians aren't redefining anything, as much as recapturing the original spirit. You might want to follow along.
Christianity is abot following Christ. It is a wide road with a small gate. Salvation lies in Christ and obedience. Do not presume to tell me what being a Christian is. My point regards clergy who should be held to Biblical standards, not practicing sin with total disregard for God's call.

“ ILKS r kewl ”

Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#26 Apr 28, 2009
Wayne wrote:
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Homosexuality is an abomination,.. It is the queers that HATE God and His Word.
Wayne is an abomination.. the drunk nutcase is going to hell and it won't be long!

“ ILKS r kewl ”

Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#27 Apr 28, 2009
N2shotokai wrote:
<quoted text>Christianity is abot following Christ. It is a wide road with a small gate. Salvation lies in Christ and obedience. Do not presume to tell me what being a Christian is. My point regards clergy who should be held to Biblical standards, not practicing sin with total disregard for God's call.
He doesn't have my number.. I'll bet he 'calls' you all the time right?

whacko! They have medications for those like you!

“ ILKS r kewl ”

Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#28 Apr 28, 2009
Wayne wrote:
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Queers won't make it to heaven,,Sorry to burst your bubble.
Wayne, err swiyne.. you judgmentalism isn't sitting with your god.. you know that a gay person will be ahead of you in line.. god HATES those who think they can do HIS job!
Dan

Omaha, NE

#29 Apr 28, 2009
Lilllith wrote:
We've been headed down this road for some time now. The country is splitting across the board, churches included. You have the rational freedom-loving people on the progressive side, and the repressed fear-mongering conservatives on the other side, seeking to create a neo-christian taliban.
When the conservative right wingnuts took it uopn themselves to create a law that favored their church doctrine over everyone else, they fired the first shot - they drew first blood. And they cannot seem to comprehend why people are p*ssed off about what they did. Mainly because they don't know the history of their own GD country, which was founded by people trying to escape an official state religion. They don't get it, and won't get it, because they don't want to get it.
So we are forced to make them get it, under penalty of law through the courts. No accounting for their sanity, since they keep doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. What part of inalienable do you whack jobs not understand?
Lilith-

Although you can see on this board that there are indeed some who issue blanket condemnations to gay people, some have reasons to oppose gay marriage that stop short of prescribing hellfire.

Labelling all opponents as whack jobs, taliban, etc. does no service to your "tolerance and freedom for all" cries.

“Equality First”

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#30 Apr 28, 2009
Wayne wrote:
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Homosexuality is an abomination,.. It is the queers that HATE God and His Word.
You are a perfect example of what I was talking about in my post. Thanks for proving my point.

Since: Jul 07

Cincinnati, OH

#31 Apr 28, 2009
I'm truly surprised that they say the homosexuality and same sex marriage is what is going to cause major breaks. I would have thought that divorce would have done that. There are certainly very clear rules as to when divorce is ok but yet we now have no-fault divorce and the catholic church finds a way around the divorce issue by granting annulments.

It seems people are more obsessed with a minority they seem to fear then they are for the flock they claim to administer to. I have a real problem in believing this article. It just seems more scare tactics that will hopefully save their ability to preach AGAINST rather then preach FOR.
AcelibateGayChri stian

Miami, FL

#32 Apr 28, 2009
devons wrote:
I'm truly surprised that they say the homosexuality and same sex marriage is what is going to cause major breaks. I would have thought that divorce would have done that. There are certainly very clear rules as to when divorce is ok but yet we now have no-fault divorce and the catholic church finds a way around the divorce issue by granting annulments.
It seems people are more obsessed with a minority they seem to fear then they are for the flock they claim to administer to. I have a real problem in believing this article. It just seems more scare tactics that will hopefully save their ability to preach AGAINST rather then preach FOR.
Yes, as a Christian I agree. The fact that Christians have allowed liberals to destroy the validity of marriage through no-fault divorce is just as shameful as the fact that Christians are allowing gays to take over the culture.

Since: Jul 07

Cincinnati, OH

#33 Apr 28, 2009
AcelibateGayChristian wrote:
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Yes, as a Christian I agree. The fact that Christians have allowed liberals to destroy the validity of marriage through no-fault divorce is just as shameful as the fact that Christians are allowing gays to take over the culture.
Then why the big stink now? Seems a bit hypocritical don't you think?

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#34 Apr 28, 2009
Perhaps because the gay folks are shoving their agenda down everyone's throat daily and they are creating the issue!

Since: Jul 07

Cincinnati, OH

#35 Apr 28, 2009
N2shotokai wrote:
Perhaps because the gay folks are shoving their agenda down everyone's throat daily and they are creating the issue!
It's not like divorces aren't happening everyday. People are even having divorce parties to celebrate. The failure of marriage in this country is shoved down the throats of people everyday.

It quite obvious that it's easier for people to pick a minority and put the blame for their own failures on the minority. This becomes more obvious everyday.

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#36 Apr 28, 2009
It's potentially as schismatic as any issue during the Reformation.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#37 Apr 28, 2009
devons wrote:
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It's not like divorces aren't happening everyday. People are even having divorce parties to celebrate. The failure of marriage in this country is shoved down the throats of people everyday.
It quite obvious that it's easier for people to pick a minority and put the blame for their own failures on the minority. This becomes more obvious everyday.
The widespread failure of marriage does make one wonder why it's now an imperative for gays, but I guess the premise is "equal rights to a a 50/50 proposition that you will lose 1/2 of your proerty and assets in 5 years", yes?

Since: Jul 07

Cincinnati, OH

#38 Apr 28, 2009
Dan wrote:
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The widespread failure of marriage does make one wonder why it's now an imperative for gays, but I guess the premise is "equal rights to a a 50/50 proposition that you will lose 1/2 of your proerty and assets in 5 years", yes?
Those are the responsibilities of marriage. It's supposedly a deterrent so people choose wisely. It apparently is not working as well as planned. But for the successful marriages there is the easing of ones mind as they go through the years with having the security that marriage offers.
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#39 Apr 28, 2009
it really really doesn't have to

In Canada, the law that extended marriage to include gays and lesbians

also included an allowance for Churches to not be required to perform services for gays and lesbians

the churches that want to can, the churches that don't want to do

it's a fair compromise
Rose

Pacific Palisades, CA

#40 Apr 28, 2009
AcelibateGayChristian wrote:
The gay community will certainly use gay marriage as a way to harass any religious denominations that refuse to support them. It is religious persecution, sanctioned by the secular left in 2009.
Provide a single example. Thanks in advance.

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