With marriage equality in Tennessee, a change is gonna come - but sloooowly

Jun 13, 2013 Full story: Nashville Scene 13

People often ask me, "When do you think we'll get marriage equality in Tennessee?" I try to give my best guess, but you might as well ask me, "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" The 2006 Tennessee constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman is the obstacle.

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patricia morgan

Cookeville, TN

#1 Jun 13, 2013
God made male and female to be together in marriage. it is in the bible that homosexuality is a sin.
someone

Cookeville, TN

#2 Jun 13, 2013
patricia morgan wrote:
homosexuality is a sin.
So is tattoos, wearing mixed fabrics, and having sex while on the rag. Also, the bible says that I may own slaves so long as they come from neighboring nations. Does anybody know what price Canadians are fetching these days because I'd really like to add one to my collection.
Walmart Sucks

Cookeville, TN

#3 Jun 13, 2013
someone wrote:
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Also, the bible says that I may own slaves
Lest some of the more ignorant among us claim this was a law specific to the Jewish people, it is reiterated after Christ rose in the New Testament in 1 Peter 2:18. I find human inconsistency fascinating. The ability for the civilized mind to endure cognitive dissonance is breathtaking.

The horrific bigots of the late 19th century that believed slavery was perfectly acceptable had solid Biblical footing and yet, as Americans, we reject it because our modern culture rejects it. I believe completely that the Bible is wrong on the issue of slavery...among other things. When was the last time, though, that you saw people who believed in the literal interpretation of the Word of God standing outside and publicly advocating for the return of slavery? This illustrates my point that much of what we call religion is nothing but a regional brand of homogenized patriotism wrapped in a flag.

The bible, which was written in the middle east during the iron ages, is not compatible with western society in the 21st century. We, as a society, made a choice and decided the Bible was wrong on slavery. It isn't popular to say this, and a lot of evangelicals would deny it because by refusing to acknowledge this inherent moral contradiction, they can continue to condemn equal rights for women, gays, biracial couples, non-Christians, and animals (which we now know are sentient, in many cases), etc.
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#5 Jun 17, 2013
So Walmart,....what is your point?
for the info

Knoxville, TN

#7 Jul 15, 2013
Ain't gonna happen anytime soon.

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#8 Jul 15, 2013
patricia morgan wrote:
God made male and female to be together in marriage. it is in the bible that homosexuality is a sin.
If you're gonna quote the Bible why don't you do what it says?
Leviticus 20:13
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

There you have it. Why don't you kill them like your loving god commands?

I find it funny how the violent and hateful passages of the old testament
"no longer apply" or are "taken out of context" but the ones about homosexuality
are still 100% true. I'm a generous person so would you Christians like some
cream for the cherries you pick?

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#9 Jul 15, 2013
Isn't it amazing how a little logic can shutdown a discussion such as this?
beggar

Cookeville, TN

#10 Jul 15, 2013
patricia morgan wrote:
God made male and female to be together in marriage. it is in the bible that homosexuality is a sin.
The bible is just a book, never proven to be factual.
for the info

Knoxville, TN

#11 Jul 16, 2013
UndefeatedAtheist wrote:
Isn't it amazing how a little logic can shutdown a discussion such as this?
Isn't it amazing how stupid you can be?

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#12 Jul 16, 2013
for the info wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't it amazing how stupid you can be?
What is stupid exactly?
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#13 Jul 21, 2013
UndefeatedAtheist wrote:
<quoted text>
What is stupid exactly?
For you......?...probably a good look in the mirror!

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#14 Jul 21, 2013
patricia morgan wrote:
God made male and female to be together in marriage. it is in the bible that homosexuality is a sin.
If that were the case for every human, Dear, he would not have created so many gay folks who can't be attracted to the same gender.

Have you asked Him about it?

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#15 Jul 21, 2013
someone wrote:
<quoted text>
So is tattoos, wearing mixed fabrics, and having sex while on the rag. Also, the bible says that I may own slaves so long as they come from neighboring nations. Does anybody know what price Canadians are fetching these days because I'd really like to add one to my collection.
And what about the ritual sacrifice of animals commanded in the Old Testament. I suspect that if one were to follow those commands, one would be arrested.

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