Thousands protest gay marriage

Thousands protest gay marriage

There are 1654 comments on the The Reporter story from Sep 5, 2010, titled Thousands protest gay marriage. In it, The Reporter reports that:

Thousands of Christian conservatives spent 12 hours Saturday praying and fasting in front of the state Capitol at a gathering organizers described as spiritual repentance "when there is no hope for a nation." The daylong religious event titled, "TheCall to Conscience," was led by Lou Engle as well as other pastors and speakers to protest gay ...

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Granny in the Crosswalk

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#1630 Oct 28, 2010
Rita wrote:
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You don't seem to be in a position to laugh out loud. After all you are the one who posted that having the strong foundation was what made it work. I am quite sure that my response points out that is not the case. While it is a wonderful start sometimes that is all that it is and straight or gay people run into a number of deal breakers along the way and not all are survivable in either camp.
By having to remind you of that you are indicating that Most people ( you anyway ) may not have been taking it into consideration.
What do you want? Of course it's not all sunshine and roses. What idiot would believe a partnership would be perfect?

Granny in the Crosswalk

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#1631 Oct 28, 2010
Bitner wrote:
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Another post that proves nothing. Oh, except that you are immature. My statement stands.....you meant Christianity exclusively.
My goodness, you're a dull blade. How ever does your marriage survive? You are an IDI-**.

“Blessed Be”

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#1632 Oct 28, 2010
Granny in the Crosswalk wrote:
<quoted text>My goodness, you're a dull blade. How ever does your marriage survive? You are an IDI-**.
My marriage? Just fine, thanks for asking.

I'm an IDI? True, I am an Irresistibly Delightful Individual. Thanks for noticing.

YOU, on the other hand, are an IDIOT.
John

Chicago, IL

#1633 Oct 28, 2010
skeptik1982 wrote:
A sexual minority, sure, but, not a minority in the sense that the black community would be.
The two arnt directly comparable, but in this more modern age it's the gays who are still fighting for some fairly basic rights. Racial minorities also tend to have the benefit of being able to at least trust their family and friends with an understanding of that ... which is huge.
John

Chicago, IL

#1634 Oct 28, 2010
Mercy wrote:
If the CAVEMAN went prop 8 I dont think
there would even be a human race and
according to animal behavior if Darwin
Theory was supposed to be one bit correct
then the apeman CAVEMAN wouldnt have been
able to reproduce with females the animal
way because he would have been to busy being
HOMO and then he would have been curling
his hair and fixing his makeup and stuff and
he wouldnt have time to even spend time
hunting for his next meal and even helping
feed his little babies so I dont think it
wouldve worked in the CAPTAIN CAVEMAN days!!!
OH YEA and dont chew me out in any way for
the religious views ok because according to
Darwin the captain caveman acted upon animal
instincts and the way I see it animals are still
acting like the way they are supposed to act and
I dont see them signing up for PROP 8
The "everyone will go homo and humanity will die off" arguments are absurd.

1) All cultures from what ive seen had gays and many even had recognition for gay couples at times. There is, always was, and always will be a small (and only a small) minority of people with exclusive same-sex attractions ... and no amount of Ill treatment has or is going to change that. It IS largely a biological phenomena, like it or not, and the numbers are quite predictable.

2) Even if everyone was gay, and even all coupled homoseually, they are still not infirtile. Gay couples can and do reproduce with other couples, through artificial insemination and/or surrogacy, or even the old fashion way.

3) The same argument can be used to rile against the 'immoral' or 'unnatural' nature of celibate priests, nuns, infirtile people / couples, etc.

4) One could even argue that the infertility within the couplings is a good thing. Plenty of areas around the world have way more kids than they can support (even keep alive) anyway.

Granny in the Crosswalk

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#1635 Oct 28, 2010
Bitner wrote:
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My marriage? Just fine, thanks for asking.
I'm an IDI? True, I am an Irresistibly Delightful Individual. Thanks for noticing.
YOU, on the other hand, are an IDIOT.
LMAO. I was being nice and not calling you and idiot. So, there you go, idiot.

skeptik1982

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#1636 Oct 28, 2010
Granny in the Crosswalk wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO. I was being nice and not calling you and idiot. So, there you go, idiot.
Dang, GITC, they am dense!
Peaches

Galveston, TX

#1637 Oct 28, 2010
Me for gay marriages.

Granny in the Crosswalk

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#1638 Oct 28, 2010
skeptik1982 wrote:
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Dang, GITC, they am dense!
Looks like we're both having the same bad dream.

I wonder why there has been no outrage from the gay community over the delays in this case. Maybe they're all waiting for Governor "Hopeful" Moonbeam Brown to be elected and wave his magic wand and "fix" everything.

California is such a bizarre state.

skeptik1982

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#1639 Oct 28, 2010
Jerry Brown. Ah yes. The hippie governor!
Granny in the Crosswalk wrote:
<quoted text>Looks like we're both having the same bad dream.
I wonder why there has been no outrage from the gay community over the delays in this case. Maybe they're all waiting for Governor "Hopeful" Moonbeam Brown to be elected and wave his magic wand and "fix" everything.
California is such a bizarre state.

Granny in the Crosswalk

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#1640 Oct 28, 2010
skeptik1982 wrote:
Jerry Brown. Ah yes. The hippie governor!
<quoted text>
A big failure in the city of Oakland, the mess he left California in the last time, and his lukewarm TOP COP, Attorney General post, that he holds now. A career bloodsucking political leech. He's probably a nice guy, but he's not what the state needs. I am not a Meg Whitman fan, either. California government is another Washington, DC hotbed of corruption.
Rita

Winnipeg, Canada

#1641 Oct 28, 2010
So, would it be fair to say that gay couples will only experience difficulties as would heterosexual couples. That sounds somewhat contrary to what you had said earlier.
Granny in the Crosswalk wrote:
<quoted text>What do you want? Of course it's not all sunshine and roses. What idiot would believe a partnership would be perfect?
Rose

Panorama City, CA

#1643 Oct 28, 2010
Zeus wrote:
<quoted text>There is no logical connection between race and your lifestyle choice.
Being gay isn't a lifestyle choice.
Duh.

skeptik1982

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#1644 Oct 28, 2010
Zeus wrote:
<quoted text>There is no logical connection between race and your lifestyle choice.
And see, this is where I'm at. Matters of race or ethnicity seem to have more bearing for me upon one's minority status, than on sexual preference.

Granny in the Crosswalk

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#1645 Oct 29, 2010
Rita wrote:
So, would it be fair to say that gay couples will only experience difficulties as would heterosexual couples. That sounds somewhat contrary to what you had said earlier.
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Rita, I'm not sure what you want. You're so white bread, it's hard to read you. No, to gay marriage, period. I don't believe they'll be any more successful in their marriages, I don't even wish them luck. I believe unless you've a spiritual foundation at the core, the rough patches will tear a marriage/relationship apart. It's too convenient to divorce and most people do not have the fortitude and skills to handle this alone without a "force" to guide them. What I know about gay "men" is from personal experience. Neither of them had the "balls" to man up and "hang in" there when things got rough. Pun intended.
Rita

Winnipeg, Canada

#1646 Oct 29, 2010
Granny in the Crosswalk wrote:
<quoted text>Rita, I'm not sure what you want. You're so white bread, it's hard to read you. No, to gay marriage, period. I don't believe they'll be any more successful in their marriages, I don't even wish them luck. I believe unless you've a spiritual foundation at the core, the rough patches will tear a marriage/relationship apart. It's too convenient to divorce and most people do not have the fortitude and skills to handle this alone without a "force" to guide them. What I know about gay "men" is from personal experience. Neither of them had the "balls" to man up and "hang in" there when things got rough. Pun intended.
I do not understand you any better than you understand me. I am with you to the extent that gay people will probably be no better at marriage than straight people as a whole. Though I would add also no worse.
What nags at me is why you would feel that is not just something that you could "own" and not feel as if you had to do something to stop others from living as they choose. It is like disliking brussel sprouts - you don't eat them but you don't have to call out for a ban on them. You know - live and let live. Two gays are hardly a survey. Maybe we are both a bit crusty, I am white bread and you are sour dough.

“Blessed Be”

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#1647 Oct 29, 2010
Granny in the Crosswalk wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO. I was being nice and not calling you and idiot. So, there you go, idiot.
You weren't 'being nice', you just didn't have the guts to write it out.

“Blessed Be”

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#1648 Oct 29, 2010
Granny in the Crosswalk wrote:
<quoted text>Rita, I'm not sure what you want. You're so white bread, it's hard to read you. No, to gay marriage, period. I don't believe they'll be any more successful in their marriages, I don't even wish them luck. I believe unless you've a spiritual foundation at the core, the rough patches will tear a marriage/relationship apart. It's too convenient to divorce and most people do not have the fortitude and skills to handle this alone without a "force" to guide them. What I know about gay "men" is from personal experience. Neither of them had the "balls" to man up and "hang in" there when things got rough. Pun intended.
What makes you think gay couples don't have a spiritual foundation for their relationship?

Granny in the Crosswalk

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#1649 Oct 29, 2010
Rita wrote:
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I do not understand you any better than you understand me. I am with you to the extent that gay people will probably be no better at marriage than straight people as a whole. Though I would add also no worse.
What nags at me is why you would feel that is not just something that you could "own" and not feel as if you had to do something to stop others from living as they choose. It is like disliking brussel sprouts - you don't eat them but you don't have to call out for a ban on them. You know - live and let live. Two gays are hardly a survey. Maybe we are both a bit crusty, I am white bread and you are sour dough.
I own no one, just my opinion. Even our nasty President and his henchman, hasn't stopped that yet. We voted, they lost, it was overturned, now it waits. White bread is dull. LMAO!!!

Brain_G

“MARRIAGE EQUALITY is GOOD”

Since: Oct 10

for EVERYONE in our SOCIETY!

#1650 Oct 29, 2010
Granny in the Crosswalk wrote:
<quoted text>I own no one, just my opinion. Even our nasty President and his henchman, hasn't stopped that yet. We voted, they lost, it was overturned, now it waits. White bread is dull. LMAO!!!
Our "nasty" president left office on 1-20-09.

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