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Maryland Gay Marriage Could Hinge on Black Churches

There are 9653 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: Mar 07

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#8201 Nov 17, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
The majority is wrong; changing the definition of marriage harms everyone.
And yet, you have NEVER been able to show a single adverse affect. Not one. You have never proven that marriage is bad for gay couples and bad for their kids. You have never proven that married gay couples are harmful to society in ANY way.

That's because you can't.

And yet you are so divorced from reality that you continue to make statements to the contrary, knowing you can't logically back them up.

That's not a sign of a sane mind.

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#8202 Nov 17, 2012
iamcuriousnow wrote:
somehow two men or two women married I don't know-who carries who over the threshold-which one gets the jitters on the first night?????
Why does anyone have to carry anyone else over a threshold? And, who is required to have "jitters", or not have them?

Are there rules like that for straight couples? Who enforces them? The Marriage Police?

Since: Mar 07

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#8203 Nov 17, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
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would you?
nope.
why do you think your opposition is ever going to give up?
a compromise is the only way out...like abortion it will never be over...
BTW, I have my rights...so who is really whining?
I am only trying to show you that when people rely on procreation they are informed, not bigots....but you refuse to believe people don't hate you...
The opposition is getting smaller and smaller. As long as they lose the right to prevent some couples form marrying simply because of gender, who cares how they feel?

It's not like it affects them in any way. As long sa they keep their ignorance to themselves, everything will be just fine.

Your last sentence doesn't make sense, though. Procreation is not a requirement for marriage. Anywhere in the US. So, who would be relying on it to obtain a marriage license?

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#8204 Nov 17, 2012
Quest wrote:
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And yet, you have NEVER been able to show a single adverse affect. Not one. You have never proven that marriage is bad for gay couples and bad for their kids. You have never proven that married gay couples are harmful to society in ANY way.
That's because you can't.
And yet you are so divorced from reality that you continue to make statements to the contrary, knowing you can't logically back them up.
That's not a sign of a sane mind.
Brian is a troll.

“Trolls are Clueless”

Since: Dec 07

Aptos, California

#8205 Nov 17, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
The majority is wrong; changing the definition of marriage harms everyone.
I helps same-sex families and couples.

You lied Brian.

“TO HATE SOMEONE SIMPLY FOR WHO”

Since: Aug 08

THEY ARE IS WRONG!!!

#8206 Nov 17, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
The majority is wrong; changing the definition of marriage harms everyone.
Sorry Brian, but it doesn't harm everyone......just people like you and even then, it doesn't harm you......you just don't like it!!!

And now, you sound just like Brian Brown, Tony Perkins and the other anti-gay bigots......whining about how they lost!!!
Mona Lott

Hoboken, NJ

#8207 Nov 17, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
The majority is wrong; changing the definition of marriage harms everyone.
You have FAILED to prove your case, Brian. Probably because you have no evidence.

“IM Loving in”

Since: Mar 11

Loveland Ohio

#8208 Nov 17, 2012
Quest wrote:
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Why does anyone have to carry anyone else over a threshold? And, who is required to have "jitters", or not have them?
Are there rules like that for straight couples? Who enforces them? The Marriage Police?
because a marriage(union between male and female) the groom(the male) carries the bride(the female) across the threshold and then the groom(the male) wants to have sex with the bride(the female) and the groom(the male)gets all nervous...that's the wedding night jitters.

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#8209 Nov 17, 2012
Mona Lott wrote:
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You have FAILED to prove your case, Brian. Probably because you have no evidence.
Nothing new about that. The Prop 8 plaintiffs also lacked evidence.

“Equality for ALL”

Since: Jul 10

Massachusetts

#8210 Nov 17, 2012
iamcuriousnow wrote:
because a marriage(union between male and female) the groom(the male) carries the bride(the female) across the threshold and then the groom(the male) wants to have sex with the bride(the female) and the groom(the male)gets all nervous...that's the wedding night jitters.
Which state/jurisdiction has those rules built into its marriage laws? Never heard of any of those as being required.

“TO HATE SOMEONE SIMPLY FOR WHO”

Since: Aug 08

THEY ARE IS WRONG!!!

#8211 Nov 17, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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Nothing new about that. The Prop 8 plaintiffs also lacked evidence.
You mean the Prop 8 proponents, right? The Plaintiffs were represented by Olson and Boies:-)

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#8212 Nov 17, 2012
NorCal Native wrote:
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You mean the Prop 8 proponents, right? The Plaintiffs were represented by Olson and Boies:-)
Sorry. Of course. Ooops At least someone reads my posts.

Kudos.
soapmann

Pittsburgh, PA

#8213 Nov 17, 2012
youtube.com/watch... ……… FM I doubt that Black Churchs will do such,,,,Gay isnt a big important issue
NoQ

Santa Cruz, CA

#8215 Nov 17, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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According to you fking Fa$$ots, everyone but HO:MOS are trolls. You Fa$$ots are ASSTROLLS.
WTF?

U R a babbling idiot

“TO HATE SOMEONE SIMPLY FOR WHO”

Since: Aug 08

THEY ARE IS WRONG!!!

#8216 Nov 17, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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Sorry. Of course. Ooops At least someone reads my posts.
Kudos.
Isn't it good to know that our posts get read......lol!!!

I knew what ya meant....but these other idiots might get the wrong idea.......lol!!!
Inquiring Mind

Harrisburg, PA

#8217 Nov 17, 2012
Why not simply call such a church that doesn't really care about what its holy book says about anything about is a law unto itself what it reallly is? A ridiclous travesty.
Inquiring Mind

Harrisburg, PA

#8218 Nov 17, 2012
....and is a law unto itself...

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#8219 Nov 18, 2012
Why not call a mind incapable of thinking for itself what it really is: a travesty.

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#8220 Nov 18, 2012
iamcuriousnow wrote:
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because a marriage(union between male and female) the groom(the male) carries the bride(the female) across the threshold and then the groom(the male) wants to have sex with the bride(the female) and the groom(the male)gets all nervous...that's the wedding night jitters.
How odd. I've never heard of the "bride carrying" wedding requirement. What states have laws governing that?

And, since most brides and grooms have been having sex long before the wedding, I wonder why those jitters are required.

You have some strange ideas, or perhaps just immature ones.

I'm thinking perhaps you are a bit to young to understand how weddings work, true?

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#8221 Nov 18, 2012
Inquiring Mind wrote:
Why not simply call such a church that doesn't really care about what its holy book says about anything about is a law unto itself what it reallly is? A ridiclous travesty.
All Christian churches value the Bible. But who gets to decide which verses are cherry-picked or ignored by any given denomination? You?

What is your level of Biblical education and scholarship, for you to have the ability to decide the focus and beliefs of ALL Christian denominations?

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