Gay marriage support has risks for GO...

Gay marriage support has risks for GOP lawmakers

There are 50 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Feb 15, 2013, titled Gay marriage support has risks for GOP lawmakers. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As more state legislatures around the country consider whether to legalize same-sex weddings, an analysis of gay marriage votes in eight states shows that Republican lawmakers who backed it often faced consequences - including loss of their seats.

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Amused Slew

Saint Paul, MN

#43 Feb 15, 2013
Gravediggers wrote:
People don't care about gay rights, they care about how they can provide for their families. They can't afford the high cost of food, housing, fuel.
Gay rights is a distraction.
a sin based distraction:

Homosexuality is clearly condemned in the Bible. But, it also goes against the created order of God who made Adam, a man, and Eve, a woman -- not two men, not two women -- to carry out his command to fill and subdue the earth (Gen. 1:28). Homosexuality cannot carry out that command. It is, therefore, a contradiction to God's stated desire in the created order.

Unlike other sins, homosexuality has a heavy judgment administered by God Himself upon those who commit it - and support it. This judgment is simple in that those who practice it are given over to their passions - which means that their hearts are allowed to be hardened by their sins.

Since: Oct 08

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#44 Feb 15, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I stand corrected; some form of your god-creature was indeed mentioned in both documents.
Just goes to show the authors of both documents weren't perfect.
Well in my world, they cruxified the only perfect one!:-)

Since: Oct 08

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#45 Feb 15, 2013
Robert wrote:
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I was watching the discovery channel that is not how they said it happened, they got it figured out down to the specific mammal, some rodent like creature, which survived the last mass extinction and everything spawned from.
Well Robert, you buy into what you think is right, and I will do the same! You watch the civil war on the history channel too, didn't you? How did you like that Sherman guy marching through Atlanta!! Nice huh?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#46 Feb 15, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
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a sin based distraction:
Homosexuality is clearly condemned in the Bible. But, it also goes against the created order of God who made Adam, a man, and Eve, a woman -- not two men, not two women -- to carry out his command to fill and subdue the earth (Gen. 1:28). Homosexuality cannot carry out that command. It is, therefore, a contradiction to God's stated desire in the created order.
Unlike other sins, homosexuality has a heavy judgment administered by God Himself upon those who commit it - and support it. This judgment is simple in that those who practice it are given over to their passions - which means that their hearts are allowed to be hardened by their sins.
Your religious beliefs are irrelevant in civil law.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#47 Feb 15, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>Well in my world, they cruxified the only perfect one!:-)
Santa Claus?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#48 Feb 15, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>I don't diefy anyone, as it is far above my pay scale. Those who "demand" proof of someone exisitence, beit Christ or any other who lived in that era of history will, more often than not would not accept any "proof" regardless, so to get into that discussion, for me, is a waste of my time and my energy. My personal belief is Jesus Christ was God, made man, and rose to save the mankind and to give us path to spiritual salvation. What I find interesting is how do you know he wore a robe or sandles? It amazes me with all of the history and the evolving of our human exsistence, the one common strain, From the Christians marytered in Rome, to Spanish Inquisition, to Henry the Eighth declaring the Church of England as the new Church, the significance this non existent man, Jesus Christ, had on our human history! Of course, the history books could all be wrong, right? Merely words written by men, who could have imbellished things, right? Hey, you believe what you wish, but there seems to be more references than not to this guy named Jesus Christ.
I believe there is some evidence that there was a man named Jesus Christ. He may have been a good and compassionate person (unlike many who invoke his name). But his romanticized exploits are a bit hard for me to digest. As to his profound effect on human history, rather than being proof that Jesus was "God", it may be instead be proof of human gullibility.

Still, I have no objection to your believing what you will, as long as those beliefs do not try to encroach on those who believe otherwise.

As for the robe and sandals, maybe I've seen too many Cecil B. DeMille movies, or the insides of too many Christian churches.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#49 Feb 15, 2013
Robert wrote:
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I was watching the discovery channel that is not how they said it happened, they got it figured out down to the specific mammal, some rodent like creature, which survived the last mass extinction and everything spawned from.
You mean we are all descended from Mitch McConnell?

Since: Oct 08

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#50 Feb 15, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>You mean we are all descended from Mitch McConnell?
or perhaps Nancy Pelosi?
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Nha Trang, Vietnam

#51 Feb 15, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Santa Claus?
Santa Clown north pole n miss claus south poll!!;-00
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Nha Trang, Vietnam

#52 Feb 15, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>You mean we are all descended from Mitch McConnell?
U C Wooofe! People just obsession about gays but loving abutt gods!!;-000

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