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Maryland Gay Marriage Could Hinge on Black Churches

There are 9652 comments on the The Skanner story from Mar 1, 2012, titled Maryland Gay Marriage Could Hinge on Black Churches. In it, The Skanner reports that:

With Maryland poised to legalize gay marriage, some conservative opponents and religious leaders are counting on members of their congregations, especially in black churches, to upend the legislation at the polls this fall.

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Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#7347 Oct 5, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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ya, its only SLAVERY versus you getting denied a piece of paper from city hall...
Such a drama queen...

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#7348 Oct 5, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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next time type the same nonsense fast and lets see if there is a difference...
It wouldn't, you don't understand the basic rules of logic.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#7349 Oct 5, 2012
Damn my thumb wheel is wearing out.
Crazy

Ingleside, TX

#7350 Oct 5, 2012
Okay, for those that believe governments should approve of gay marriage, should all gay people be allowed to marry?

“laugh until your belly hurts”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#7351 Oct 5, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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it said your argument sucks...
yup, the SCOTUS said the right to procreate IMPLIED a right to marry...
you refuse to understand and instead call it "bigotry"
well, that shows that you're completely unfamiliar with loving v virginia.
Crazy

Ingleside, TX

#7352 Oct 5, 2012
Crazy wrote:
Okay, for those that believe governments should approve of gay marriage, should all gay people be allowed to marry?
I suspect most think they should answer no, and if that is the case, should it be governments that deny the marriages?

“I'm Hillary's Deplorable”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#7353 Oct 6, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
They are equal now, that's all that matters. The Constitution is a living document which gets interpreted differently over time. The year is 2012 to the best of my knowledge. Citizenship rights are guaranteed by the 14th amendment.
Men and women aren't equal under the Constitution, they share the same right to vote but that has nothing to do with marriage.

There is no biological right to gender equality. Men and women are different; the intrinsic experience of women includes menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. There is no equality with men in those experiences.

People live, the Constitution is a set of rules that can't be reinterpreted with every passing fad.
Crazy

Ingleside, TX

#7354 Oct 6, 2012
The desire to eat is genetic, it is our nature. It is a combination of nature and nurture as to how you deal with that genetic drive. When starving, some people will steal food without hesitation, some will debate stealing it before they do, some will not steal. Some will kill another person for the food, some will not. Some will even kill another person and eat them. Genes play a part in how well someone controls their urge to eat. What a person finds attractive in another person is also a combination of nature and nurture. Some men like big breast, others like blondes. As humans, even though you may be attracted to big breast, you can choose not to have sex with every big breasted woman you meet. You can choose not to rape a woman to satisfy you desire. You can even choose to marry a woman with small breast.

There is not a gene that makes people gay. A person becomes gay because of nature and nurture, but there is no specific gene that makes them gay. Being human, they also have choice. Now if someone thinks they are gay, then they are, You can not expect them to change what they are attracted to, or fault them for being gay. It does not make them bad people. However, being gay is not what we want the human race to be. The reason there is not a gene that makes people gay is because goes against what life is. Life requires reproduction, it is in the definition of what makes life. You can not have life without reproduction. If a gene developed in an organism that stopped reproduction, it would not pass the gene on. For governments to reward people for being gay, or to encourage people to be gay, the government would become anti-life. There is also the danger that society not only makes it acceptable, but the preferred. It may sound crazy, but you have to realize the number of gays is growing. Someday it may be the "hip" thing to be. Someday heterosexuals may become the minority, and from there they disappear all together. Extinction of humans.

For those that want to argue that being gay is caused by a gene, don't. Just prove it. Find the gene that only gay people have, and use it as justification for gay marriage. Having it as a scientific fact, a law, in the science community will help your cause. Two gays that have the gene can marry, if they don't they can't marry. That removes the danger of gay marriage driving our species to extinction.

“You wish you were here!!”

Since: May 09

The OC

#7355 Oct 6, 2012
Quest wrote:
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Actually, it's the opinion of the vast majority of the medical community, and I don't believe most of them are hysterical.
Really? They believe its "abuse and bloodletting"?

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Since: May 09

The OC

#7356 Oct 6, 2012
Quest wrote:
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You are always entitled to your opinions, however silly and illogical they might be. You just don't have the right to use them to deny basic civil and human rights to other Americans.
But, can you tell us what harm is done to any child by understand that folks who marry the same gender as okay?
Are you one of those that thinks a kid can "turn gay" if they learn that some girls like girls and some boys like boys?
There is NO rational basis for that idea, you know. Learning to treat others as you would like to be treated, regardless of harmless differences, has never turned a single person gay.
I know you like to think people are strictly born with their sexual attractions but that is a gross over-simplification. As for your silly question...no...kids won't "turn gay" by being taught others are.

What I am opposed to is you people using the public school system to teach other people's kids your version and ideas of sexuality and the morality behind it. That violates MY civil rights as a parent. You are unrelenting and will not stop until you have manipulated the majority of society into believing your sexual practices are normal and harmless. You certainly have the right to believe that but you have no right to thrust that opinion on the children of other people.

Gay marriage would further open the door to your agenda. There was a time when I supported many gay rights out of a sense of fairness. Not any more.

http://www.healthiersf.org/LGBTQ/InTheClassro...

“You wish you were here!!”

Since: May 09

The OC

#7357 Oct 6, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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Nobody cares about that shit. Everyone's mind is already made up. Keep dreaming.
Really? "Everybody"? Why are you guys always to hysterical and extreme?

“You wish you were here!!”

Since: May 09

The OC

#7358 Oct 6, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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How would that work exactly? Different views on sexuality can be taught regardless of the legal status of gay marriage.
Rose's Law:
Morons with no real argument scream, "But what about the children!?"
If you can't see that then I won't waste my time trying to be reasonable with you.

“You wish you were here!!”

Since: May 09

The OC

#7359 Oct 6, 2012
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>It'll happen with a ban too. But I like how you want to deprive my sisters children a quality education just so you can feel better for not giving your own children all the facts about sex and human sexuality.
It's just so "republican" of you.
The goal of this curriculum is to teach "homosexual acceptance" to children as young as 5 in our public schools. It's hardly "quality education"...its social engineering.

http://www.healthiersf.org/LGBTQ/InTheClassro...

“You wish you were here!!”

Since: May 09

The OC

#7360 Oct 6, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/04/aaro...
A Southern California college student who claims he reversed his own homosexuality with reparative therapy has filed a lawsuit against California for its ban on "gay cures."
Aaron Blitzer, of Culver City, is studying to be an ex-gay therapist and says, along with two other co-plaintiff therapists, that the ban prevents them from doing their job and infringes on their rights to free speech, privacy and freedom of religion, Gay Star News reports.
I thought you guys were into "FREEDOM"....
They are for free speech as long as they agree with it.
Mona Lott

Brooklyn, NY

#7361 Oct 6, 2012
WaterBoarder wrote:
There was a time when I supported many gay rights out of a sense of fairness. Not any more.
http://www.healthiersf.org/LGBTQ/InTheClassro...
Gee..... lose your sense of fairness, did ya? Aw.....

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#7362 Oct 6, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Men and women aren't equal under the Constitution, they share the same right to vote but that has nothing to do with marriage.
There is no biological right to gender equality. Men and women are different; the intrinsic experience of women includes menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. There is no equality with men in those experiences.
People live, the Constitution is a set of rules that can't be reinterpreted with every passing fad.
Of course men and women are equal under the law. You don't know what you are talking about. I challenge you to prove your assertion.
Mona Lott

Brooklyn, NY

#7363 Oct 6, 2012
WaterBoarder wrote:
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They are for free speech as long as they agree with it.
We are all for free speech. Nothing proves our arguments better than your posts. By all means... keep speaking up.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#7364 Oct 6, 2012
WaterBoarder wrote:
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Really? "Everybody"? Why are you guys always to hysterical and extreme?
I'm not. That's simply your distorted perception. Too bad for you.

“WAY TO GO”

Since: Mar 11

IRELAND

#7367 Oct 6, 2012
Crazy wrote:
The desire to eat is genetic, it is our nature. It is a combination of nature and nurture as to how you deal with that genetic drive. When starving, some people will steal food without hesitation, some will debate stealing it before they do, some will not steal. Some will kill another person for the food, some will not. Some will even kill another person and eat them. Genes play a part in how well someone controls their urge to eat. What a person finds attractive in another person is also a combination of nature and nurture. Some men like big breast, others like blondes. As humans, even though you may be attracted to big breast, you can choose not to have sex with every big breasted woman you meet. You can choose not to rape a woman to satisfy you desire. You can even choose to marry a woman with small breast.
There is not a gene that makes people gay. A person becomes gay because of nature and nurture, but there is no specific gene that makes them gay. Being human, they also have choice. Now if someone thinks they are gay, then they are, You can not expect them to change what they are attracted to, or fault them for being gay. It does not make them bad people. However, being gay is not what we want the human race to be. The reason there is not a gene that makes people gay is because goes against what life is. Life requires reproduction, it is in the definition of what makes life. You can not have life without reproduction. If a gene developed in an organism that stopped reproduction, it would not pass the gene on. For governments to reward people for being gay, or to encourage people to be gay, the government would become anti-life. There is also the danger that society not only makes it acceptable, but the preferred. It may sound crazy, but you have to realize the number of gays is growing. Someday it may be the "hip" thing to be. Someday heterosexuals may become the minority, and from there they disappear all together. Extinction of humans.
For those that want to argue that being gay is caused by a gene, don't. Just prove it. Find the gene that only gay people have, and use it as justification for gay marriage. Having it as a scientific fact, a law, in the science community will help your cause. Two gays that have the gene can marry, if they don't they can't marry. That removes the danger of gay marriage driving our species to extinction.
Sorry, you started out good, but somewhere STUPID got in the way towards your ending comment.........Gays and Lesbians having the right to marry WILL NOT have any affect on what heterosexuals do or don't do with regards to marrying or procreating........and just for your information.......Gays and Lesbians ARE NOT incapable of having children!!!

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Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#7368 Oct 6, 2012
WaterBoarder wrote:
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They are for free speech as long as they agree with it.
You know it and they are relentless in their anti-American efforts to silence us, they went after Rush and have gone after FOX non stop.

Silence those who dare tell the truth is their liberal motto. The liberal media can do no wrong but moderate common sense media must be silenced.

"There's a "Sickness and Darkness" in Liberal Media"
Sarah Palin

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