Bishop: Jesus would back gay marriage?

Nov 27, 2012 Full story: www.seacoastonline.com 338

Many may consider it a fact that Christianity bans gay marriage, but at least one bishop begs to differ.

A crowd packed the Congregational Church of Exeter Monday night to listen to a talk and Q&A from Gene Robinson, the openly gay Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church ...

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#45 Dec 2, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
... and that's why you flunked Bio 101.
Uh-huh, yeah, right, but only if that Bio course was being offered in the Bronze Age. I'm not sure what your stand on this might be, but in my view, the Bible ain't the sum total of all knowledge.

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#46 Dec 2, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Uh-huh, yeah, right, but only if that Bio course was being offered in the Bronze Age. I'm not sure what your stand on this might be, but in my view, the Bible ain't the sum total of all knowledge.
What did they want to do to Galileo?

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#47 Dec 2, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
... and that's why you flunked Bio 101.
But not Gay Sex 101

:)

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Stratford, Connecticut.

#48 Dec 2, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh-huh, yeah, right, but only if that Bio course was being offered in the Bronze Age ...
Bronze, or Nuclear, biologically, men and women haven't changed.

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#49 Dec 2, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
Bronze, or Nuclear, biologically, men and women haven't changed.
I'm aware of that sweetie and despite what you imagine to be the Bible's views on the subject, biologically, some of those men and women have always been homosexual.

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#50 Dec 2, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
Bronze, or Nuclear, biologically, men and women haven't changed.
Except now we can switch from one to the other when we want to.

:)

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#51 Dec 3, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
Except now we can switch from one to the other when we want to.
:)
Cosmetically yes biologically not so much

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#52 Dec 3, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>I'm aware of that sweetie and despite what you imagine to be the Bible's views on the subject, biologically, some of those men and women have always been homosexual.
Yeah right as if

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Stratford, Connecticut.

#53 Dec 3, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
... biologically, some of those men and women have always been homosexual.
Now you're confusing biology with psychology: no one was built "gay".

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#54 Dec 3, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
Now you're confusing biology with psychology: no one was built "gay".
Sexual orientation is hard-wired in the brain just like one's chirality. Or do you want to try to "fix" people's chirality as was attempted unsuccessfully in the past ?

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United States

#55 Dec 3, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
Now you're confusing biology with psychology: no one was built "gay".
Prove it.

God "built" a great many people as gay. If you don't like it, complain to the Creator about it.

Since: Mar 07

United States

#56 Dec 3, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
Bronze, or Nuclear, biologically, men and women haven't changed.
What an odd comment. Who is saying that biologically men and women have changed?

Fortunately, SOCIETY has changed. We allow women and black people to work and vote. We frown on slavery and letting the poor simply starve in the streets. We don't like the idea of children working at hard labor, and arranged marriages have pretty much fallen by the wayside.

We even allow people of different raced to legally marry each other!

And many of us believe in the amazing concept of freedom of religion, where everyone is free to practice the faith of their choice, but NO ONE is allowed to enforce their personal religious beliefs on others.

Times have changed, thank goodness.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#57 Dec 3, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
Now you're confusing biology with psychology: no one was built "gay".
Careful there! You're revealing that you're bisexual
.
100% borngay people have brain and spinal cord differences that are not transplantable into straighties (and vice-versa)
http://media01.commpartners.com/AMA/sexual_id...
JEHOVAH IS GOD

Tulsa, OK

#58 Dec 3, 2012
Jesus Christ would not bless or back up gay marriages today or any day, Jesus loved and lived for Almighty God Jehovah's will to be done on this Earth. Matthew 7:21 Matthew 6:9,10

Homosexuality was practiced since the dawn of mankind filling the Earth, and was accepted as a choice or sexual preference among many of the Roman and Greek influencial teachers of philosophy.

Since the Bible condemns homosexual practices, a person who would want to live in God's new world of righteousness, would have to stop that perverse ungodly practice. 1Corinthians 6:9,10
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#60 Dec 3, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>Hick, Hick, Hick! How does ANYONE with a brain 'interpret' Scripture as anything besides being against homosexual behavior?
Leviticus 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 - If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltiness is upon them.
Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
I Corinthians 6:9 (NIV)- Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB)- "But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted."
How do you 'interpret' something so plainly and directly stated as the Bible's many commands against all homosexual behavior, Hick?
Remember, Hick, you have failed to cite even one Bible translation, ancient Bible text, or Judeo-Christian tradition that places in question these direct commands against your lifestyle choice.
I think you already know, Hick, that the texts of each book of the Bible are much older than you claim. The Hebrew Bible, for example, was quite complete in Jesus' day and commands against homosexual behavior. The Epistles of Paul, likely the oldest Christian writings, repeatedly condemn homosexual behavior and are certainly considered by scholars to date to his ministry.
The solution to your problem is to give up on cave-man re-enactment and follow the Gay Agenda
.
For your free copy of the Gay Agenda; click here:
http://constitutionus.com/

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#61 Dec 3, 2012
Rainbow Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
The solution to your problem is to give up on cave-man re-enactment and follow the Gay Agenda
.
For your free copy of the Gay Agenda; click here:
http://constitutionus.com/
The fact that you respond to this obviously mentally ill person, let alone even acknowledge his existence, merely encourages his insane rantings here.

If you, and everyone else here, simply pretended that he didn't exist at all, and not even acknowledge his existence in any way, he will eventually go away.

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Stratford, Connecticut.

#62 Dec 3, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
Sexual orientation is hard-wired in the brain ...
... sometimes those wires come loose.
Quest wrote:
God "built" a great many people as gay ...
Prove it.
Rainbow Kid wrote:
100% borngay people ...
A biased assumption.

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#63 Dec 3, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
Now you're confusing biology with psychology: no one was built "gay".
According to whom dear? Don't be denigrating God's gifts.

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#64 Dec 3, 2012
JEHOVAH IS GOD wrote:
Jesus Christ would not bless or back up gay marriages today or any day, Jesus loved and lived for Almighty God Jehovah's will to be done on this Earth. Matthew 7:21 Matthew 6:9,10
Homosexuality was practiced since the dawn of mankind filling the Earth, and was accepted as a choice or sexual preference among many of the Roman and Greek influencial teachers of philosophy.
Since the Bible condemns homosexual practices, a person who would want to live in God's new world of righteousness, would have to stop that perverse ungodly practice. 1Corinthians 6:9,10
Um hon, I'm not sure if anyone has ever told you this, but the inclusion of "homosexuals" or any variation thereof on Paul's much repeated list of those not inheriting the kingdom of heaven, is a bit if a fib. According to the oldest known copies of the work, Paul uses a word not recognized as meaning either same sex sexual acts or those who engage in them. What it really means has been lost with those who copied it 19 centuries ago. Sorry.

If you still want to believe that Paul said the h*m*s no going to heaven, that is your problem with God, not ours. If you want to bet your eternity on the hope that Jesus would never ever bless the love and commitment of two people, faithful to his word, marrying in his name, for no other reason than you're freaked out about your own homoerotic fantasies... Good luck with that.

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#65 Dec 3, 2012
David dear, if you would like to have a discussion on the subject, I'll be more than happy to do that, but if all you going to do is regurgitate your favorite spam chunks and childish insults, you ain't upholding your end of the social contract.

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