Obama, society shift on gay marriage

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“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

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#2 Mar 22, 2013
Sweetie, you may not want to realize this, but you aren't God's spokesperson, just some fool telling us what he is praying for. If you really want to pray that God shares in your "issues" with "homosexualism", you go right ahead, but don't expect us to give a whole lot of deference to them. If you don't like the idea that same sex couples are about to receive equal treatment under the laws, you are free to leave.
Quest

Drakes Branch, VA

#3 Mar 22, 2013
Dr Shrink wrote:
they do have full right to demand .
So love, marriage, commitment, and family life are only "immoral" when valued and engaged in by people God created with only the attraction to the same gender?

Doesn't that seem a little illogical to you?
Quest

Drakes Branch, VA

#4 Mar 22, 2013
Dr Shrink wrote:
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homosexualism is condemned by God and Bible tell them 3 times as 100% SURE
Romans 1;24-32.Lev 18;22.Jude 7-8
....
Taking verses out of context is not a good idea. And quoting Leviticus, when you yourself do not follow Holiness Code for ancient Hebrews, just make you seem like a lying hypocrite.
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#5 Mar 23, 2013
We are holding a debate and we want your participation.#uqgaymarriage

A cohort of MBA students from University of Queensland are conducting a closed debate on the subject of “Same Sex Marriage – battle for equality, political leverage or institutional trademark?”. Whilst the debate will not be publicly broadcast, we will be running a live Twitter feed both prior to and during the debate. We are seeking a range of views via this Twitter feed.

The debate will commence from 9:00am Brisbane (Australia) time on Sunday 24th March. Contributions can be made on Twitter via #UQgaymarriage. Leading questions will include:

1. What doe marriage mean?
2. With legal rights having been broadened for same sex couples, why is same sex “marriage” an issue now and how it has been successfully made an issue?
3. Whilst there is attention and momentum in the societal debate, why can’t same sex advocates break the legislative dead-lock?
The feed will be broadcast live to the cohort. We welcome all comments, opinions and insights. We welcome debate amongst Twitterers, all we ask for participants to be respectful of all others opinion. As the debate won’t be broadcast live, we will be encouraging your Twitter feeds to generate more debate.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#6 Mar 23, 2013
Contribute to Live Debate wrote:
We are holding a debate and we want your participation.#uqgaymarriage
Sorry, don't Twitter, but thought I'd throw my over-valued two cents worth in here.
Contribute to Live Debate wrote:
1. What does marriage mean?
Absolutely nothing, there is no such critter as "gay marriage", it is simply marriage.
Contribute to Live Debate wrote:
2. With legal rights having been broadened for same sex couples, why is same sex “marriage” an issue now and how it has been successfully made an issue?
Not certain of the history of the movement on this issue in Australia, but in this country it has been an issue for more than 40 years now. It's only in the last decade that we have been able to draw attention to the fundamental unfairness of the state having this sort of say over who we as individuals are choosing to marry. "Being gay" isn't a crime anymore, so why should the sex of the person we are choosing to marry be a limitation on our rights?
Contribute to Live Debate wrote:
3. Whilst there is attention and momentum in the societal debate, why can’t same sex advocates break the legislative dead-lock?
Momentum is on our side, but we aren't quite at the level of an irresistible force just yet and we do still have a pretty much immovable object in our path, religious objections to anything and everything homosexual.

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