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Maryland Gay Marriage Could Hinge on Black Churches

There are 9647 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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#8228 Nov 18, 2012
While equal rights should never depend on any vote, Maryland has now approved equality through the legislative process, with aproval of the voters, ending the official defamation of its gay residents.

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Aptos, California

#8229 Nov 18, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
While equal rights should never depend on any vote, Maryland has now approved equality through the legislative process, with aproval of the voters, ending the official defamation of its gay residents.
about time

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#8230 Nov 18, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>^^^Defamation is adverse affect.
So why do you come here defaming gays and lesbians Brian? That isn't very nice.

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#8231 Nov 18, 2012
Brainiac2 wrote:
If what a holy book or relgion says about a certain behavior is unnacceptable to us, it makes far more sense for us to reject it by
1. writing our own holy book,
2. joining another religion,
3. or inventing our own religion
than to fanatically strive might and main to change it by trying to force our moral preferences on it.
IMHO
simply because nobody is attempting to change either religion or any 'holy' book. they are striving to change civil law which, in the u.s, has nothing to do with any religion or any holy book.

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The OC

#8232 Nov 18, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
Dr. Chris Beyrer, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health: "We know for certain that lesbian and gay individuals suffer harm to their physical and psychological health, and to their relationships and quality of life, as result of the shame, isolation and stigma accrued from their social and legal disenfranchisement."
Which is why your real goal is full social acceptance...not simply "equal rights". And hey...if that means using the public schools to indoctrinate other people's kids against the wishes of their parents so be it.

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

Its nice to cut through the crap every now and then and just put the truth out there...huh?

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#8233 Nov 18, 2012
dances with weebles wrote:
<quoted text>
simply because nobody is attempting to change either religion or any 'holy' book. they are striving to change civil law which, in the u.s, has nothing to do with any religion or any holy book.
Not true. They are striving to change civil law, public perception, AND religious doctrine. Its an "all of the above" strategy.

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#8234 Nov 18, 2012
WaterBoarder wrote:
<quoted text>
Not true. They are striving to change civil law, public perception, AND religious doctrine. Its an "all of the above" strategy.
and you still have that label stuck over your eyes, i see.

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#8235 Nov 19, 2012
WaterBoarder wrote:
<quoted text>
Not true. They are striving to change civil law, public perception, AND religious doctrine. Its an "all of the above" strategy.
No, not so. Civil laws, YES, public perception, YEP.

Religious doctrine, not one bit, unless so-called religious people try to change that religious doctrine into civil laws that apply to the rest of the population.

NO ONE should have to live the the religious doctrines of a religion they do not follow.

It's just that simple.
Mona Lott

West New York, NJ

#8236 Nov 19, 2012
WaterBoarder wrote:
<quoted text>
Not true. They are striving to change civil law, public perception, AND religious doctrine. Its an "all of the above" strategy.
Did you skip your paranoia meds again?
Mona Lott

West New York, NJ

#8237 Nov 19, 2012
WaterBoarder wrote:
<quoted text>
Which is why your real goal is full social acceptance...not simply "equal rights". And hey...if that means using the public schools to indoctrinate other people's kids against the wishes of their parents so be it.
http://www.healthiersf.org/LGBTQ/InTheClassro...
Its nice to cut through the crap every now and then and just put the truth out there...huh?
Since facts don't seem to enter into your thought process, your best course of action would be to homskool your spawn. Then YOU can teach them whatever nonsense you like. Don't expect public schools to further your wacky religious agenda.
Mona Lott

West New York, NJ

#8238 Nov 19, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>^^^Defamation is adverse affect.
Then take your proof of defamation, and your receipts for repair, and head to the courthouse. File suit. Go ahead. Put your money where your mouth is.

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#8239 Nov 19, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
So why do you come here defaming gays and lesbians Brian? That isn't very nice.
I've always written, there is nothing wrong with homosexuals or homosexuality. I've never defamed gays or lesbians on any forum.

Why does W.W. write defamations?

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#8240 Nov 19, 2012
http://www.france24.com/en/20121118-anti-gay-...

Anti-same sex marriage protest in Paris

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Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#8241 Nov 19, 2012
NorCal Native wrote:
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Why Brian? The bill passed at the ballot box with flying colors:-)
The voters voted FOR it. Didn't Brian keep up with the news?

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#8242 Nov 19, 2012
WaterBoarder wrote:
<quoted text>
Which is why your real goal is full social acceptance...not simply "equal rights". And hey...if that means using the public schools to indoctrinate other people's kids against the wishes of their parents so be it.
http://www.healthiersf.org/LGBTQ/InTheClassro...
Its nice to cut through the crap every now and then and just put the truth out there...huh?
Your prejudice has no valid place in the law.

You are still free to teach your destructive, irrational prejudice at home. You just shouldn't expect the schools to do it for you. Teaching tolerance for those who are different from you is a lesson that will help children get along with their peers as well as transition into adults who will be interacting with others from different backgrounds. They don't have to like others, but it will be in their own interest if they can get along with others.

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." MLK

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#8243 Nov 19, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>
So why do you come here defaming gays and lesbians Brian? That isn't very nice.
Here is just one example of defamation in addition to his continual insistence that we don't deserve equality, and equality will cause harm:

Brian quote: " Same sex unions have always existed; an accurate description of a tryst in a public restroom is a same sex union.." #3507 Sunday, 4-15-12 Maryland Gay Marriage Could Hinge on Black Churches
Jane Dough

Barre, VT

#8244 Nov 19, 2012
Mona Lott wrote:
If one cannot win an argument over a hypothetical, then who would continue to demand an answer to one? I know who... Someone who needs attention.... medical attention.
as does someone who reads every one of my posts and comments on them, but NEVER to me...

fear? insecurity? Mona is ball of ugly...
Jane Dough

Barre, VT

#8245 Nov 19, 2012
Mona Lott wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you skip your paranoia meds again?
how many times have you used this silly insult?

It wasn't funny the first time, and this is like 1,000 times to 100 different posters...

try something NEW!
Father Flannigan

Harrisburg, PA

#8246 Nov 19, 2012
Any legitimately Christian Church wouln't permit such an issue to hinge on it because it would already know what the right decision is my son.

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#8247 Nov 19, 2012
Savant wrote:
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The voters voted FOR it. Didn't Brian keep up with the news?
Obviously not......lol!!!

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