Gay marriage: A matter of religious freedom

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I am, as what's known in the Episcopal Church, a "cradle" Episcopalian, meaning that I have been an active member of our church since birth.

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#3 Apr 18, 2013
RevKen wrote:
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Jesus is not a biblical dinosaur ...
Neither is Bishop Spong who said:

"There is no external, objective, revealed standard writ in scripture or on tablets of stone that will govern our ethical behavior for all time."

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#4 Apr 18, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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Neither is Bishop Spong who said:
"There is no external, objective, revealed standard writ in scripture or on tablets of stone that will govern our ethical behavior for all time."
God said it is not good for man to be alone.

Get with the program loner.....

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#5 Apr 18, 2013
To put it as politely as I can, and as politely as it deserves, the title is bull-fucking-shit.

First, marriage is a government function, not a religious one. Marriage can exist without any involvement by religion.

Second, the only people who have to obey the rules of cults are those who belong to them. If fundamentalist christards or pedo-priest catholics or 1-hour-marriage muslims don't want to back gay marriage or allow marriages in their cult facilities, fine. Let them go masturbate to their "god" in private. But those who don't agree don't have to abide by the cult's rules, and even those in the cult don't have to obey if they don't want to.

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Since: Aug 09

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#6 Apr 18, 2013
P_Smith wrote:
To put it as politely as I can, and as politely as it deserves, the title is bull-fucking-shit.
First, marriage is a government function, not a religious one. Marriage can exist without any involvement by religion.
Second, the only people who have to obey the rules of cults are those who belong to them. If fundamentalist christards or pedo-priest catholics or 1-hour-marriage muslims don't want to back gay marriage or allow marriages in their cult facilities, fine. Let them go masturbate to their "god" in private. But those who don't agree don't have to abide by the cult's rules, and even those in the cult don't have to obey if they don't want to.
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Well,.... That wasn't very polite. Heh!

But, you are pretty much right.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#7 Apr 18, 2013
MiddleWay wrote:
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God said it is not good for man to be alone ...
TEC will eventually compose a liturgy so that you can marry your horses.
P_Smith wrote:
First, marriage is a government function, not a religious one. Marriage can exist without any involvement by religion ...
... then don't demand to be married in a church.

Since: Apr 13

Honolulu, HI

#8 Apr 18, 2013
The main reason why I think religion prohibits gays is because of this simple equation (again my opinion) man+woman=life. Man+man=no life. So yea that's what most of my Christian friends say

“Tell it as it is.”

Since: Jun 12

Australia

#10 Apr 18, 2013
Worth a look and a chuckle..
May have to scroll down to some earlier posts.

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Since: Aug 09

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#11 Apr 18, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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TEC will eventually compose a liturgy so that you can marry your horses.
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... then don't demand to be married in a church.
LOL!!!.... Horses are polygamists, though they do show favoritism within the herd.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#12 Apr 19, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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TEC will eventually compose a liturgy so that you can marry your horses.
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... then don't demand to be married in a church.
1) No thanks, I (or anyone I know) have no plans on 'marrying' a horse or any other inhuman animal but I am glad that you are showing all how your little tiny brain works and how desperately illogical you are. KUDOS!

2)Don't demand all churches remained as bigoted as yours.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#13 Apr 19, 2013
Cia624 wrote:
The main reason why I think religion prohibits gays is because of this simple equation (again my opinion) man+woman=life. Man+man=no life. So yea that's what most of my Christian friends say
So barren or infertile couples have no reason to marry?

God said it's not good for man to be alone PERIOD...

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#14 Apr 19, 2013
RevKen wrote:
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LOL!!!.... Horses are polygamists, though they do show favoritism within the herd.
You better believe it!

Just ask my stallion.....

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