Should same-sex marriage become legal?

Should same-sex marriage become legal?

There are 15311 comments on the MLive.com story from Sep 25, 2011, titled Should same-sex marriage become legal?. In it, MLive.com reports that:

Between 2000 and 2005, the number of same-sex couples in the United States increased by more than 20 percent, according to the Williams Institute, a think tank concerned with laws and public policy related to sexual orientation.

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Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#16564 Oct 14, 2012
booma wrote:
God created the man for the woman and the woman for the man, if u are always sexually attracted to your gender, call on Jesus; He'll set you free and make you the best you could ever be
Jesus had two dads. He turned out OK.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#16565 Oct 14, 2012
1st Janitor wrote:
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Again, no where did Jesus say anything like that. He came to tell all to divorce themselves from the tortures of the world and to be happy with whatever they were given in life, waiting for the reward they would receive in the new Jerusalem. Men made the hell of eternal damnation to scare people into doing whatever they were directed by their ruling class. I didn't fear death before I was a Christian and have no reason to fear it now. I look forward to that day, because I know I will never die in the new Jerusalem. I don't see the problem here.
You seem to be dancing around the issue, so let me ask you this way:
What if I were to say, "Jesus you can lick my love button!" and never worship him or god (I know different Xian sects have different views on Jesus' divinity.)? What would happen to me after death?

Since: Oct 12

Abuja, Nigeria

#16566 Oct 14, 2012
Just Think wrote:
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There is not now, nor has there ever been, any proof that any god has ever existed.
Gays and lesbians are fine just the way they are and don't need to change.
Friend, the very fact that you are alive proves God exists and is in fact Existence Himself. Archaeologists unearth ancient artifacts to prove people existed long before now; How much more do the people we see, vast beauty of nature, the planets, the miracles we hear of,... etc PROVE that God does exists.
He cares about you dear, seek Him out in the pages of the Bible and walk with Him closely. Thank You

Since: Oct 12

Abuja, Nigeria

#16567 Oct 14, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Jesus had two dads. He turned out OK.
Dear, whatever you say about Jesus will NEVER change the fact that He (Jesus) Loves You and would like you to submit to His Lordship so He'll make you the BEST God made you to be. Pls accept His invitation NOW while there is still time. Pleasure

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#16568 Oct 14, 2012
booma wrote:
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Friend, the very fact that you are alive proves God exists and is in fact Existence Himself. Archaeologists unearth ancient artifacts to prove people existed long before now; How much more do the people we see, vast beauty of nature, the planets, the miracles we hear of,... etc PROVE that God does exists.
He cares about you dear, seek Him out in the pages of the Bible and walk with Him closely. Thank You
The fact that I am alive proves my parents had sex...nothing more, nothing less.

None of what you posted proves that any god has ever existed.
Robsan5

La Mesa, CA

#16569 Oct 14, 2012
booma wrote:
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Dear, whatever you say about Jesus will NEVER change the fact that He (Jesus) Loves You and would like you to submit to His Lordship so He'll make you the BEST God made you to be. Pls accept His invitation NOW while there is still time. Pleasure
What does your religious views have to do with the subject of legalizing same-sex marriage? Should your religious beliefs control the lives of other Americans who do not have the same beliefs as you?

Robert

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#16570 Oct 14, 2012
booma wrote:
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Dear, whatever you say about Jesus will NEVER change the fact that He (Jesus) Loves You and would like you to submit to His Lordship so He'll make you the BEST God made you to be. Pls accept His invitation NOW while there is still time. Pleasure
And if I don't accept that invitation? Eternal torture?
If some regular guy said something like that to me, I'd think he was creepy and dangerous. I'd warn him to stay away.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#16571 Oct 14, 2012
I hate how every gay marriage topic ends up at religion.

Religious marriage was seperated from civil marriage in 1964. This should not be an issue, but if you would like to press the bible issue here you go.

Leviticus condemns homosexuality. It was written 500 years before the time of Christ (footnote: Christ never said a word about homosexuality) and was designed and redesigned by Hebrew priests and it condemned many other things that don't make sense when held in context with today's society. It was mostly a hygiene book.

Corinthians, Romans, and Timothy condemn homosexuality. In fact, it wa written by ancient Greeks, who, at the time of writing, did not have a word for homosexuality, which proves that the bible was rewritten over and over again to suit the needs of men.

That about covers it. Did I miss anything?

“You wish you were here!!”

Since: May 09

The OC

#16574 Oct 14, 2012
Robsan5 wrote:
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Like she said: still looking for a good argument against same-sex marriage, but there isn't one. I take it you would like to teach YOUR perverted ideas about sexuality to other people's kids?
Robert
Nope...just my kids. ;}

“You wish you were here!!”

Since: May 09

The OC

#16575 Oct 15, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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What is being taught to kids is not dependent on the legal status of gay marriage.
And why are you against children knowing that some people are attracted to members of the same sex? After all, some of those children are gay. Don't you think it's better they know there are other people like them?
Come on Rose...why do kindergartners need to simply be taught gays exist? That is not the purpose at all.

We need to teach other people's kids "its okay to be gay" as early as possible to eradicate that scourge of homophobia plaguing our society!

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#16576 Oct 15, 2012
booma wrote:
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Friend, the very fact that you are alive proves God exists and is in fact Existence Himself. Archaeologists unearth ancient artifacts to prove people existed long before now; How much more do the people we see, vast beauty of nature, the planets, the miracles we hear of,... etc PROVE that God does exists.
He cares about you dear, seek Him out in the pages of the Bible and walk with Him closely. Thank You
No, that is NOT proof God exists. You are making a circular argument, there.

God's existence in a matter of faith, not of fact or proof.

That does not make God any less real, mind you. But you don't need to inflate the factual evidence for God, either.
Robsan5

La Mesa, CA

#16577 Oct 15, 2012
WaterBoarder wrote:
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Nope...just my kids. ;}
Then enroll them in a bigoted Christian school. Public schools should teach public values, not your particular brand of hate.

Robert

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#16578 Oct 15, 2012
booma wrote:
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Friend, the very fact that you are alive proves God exists and is in fact Existence Himself. Archaeologists unearth ancient artifacts to prove people existed long before now; How much more do the people we see, vast beauty of nature, the planets, the miracles we hear of,... etc PROVE that God does exists.
He cares about you dear, seek Him out in the pages of the Bible and walk with Him closely. Thank You
That's not proof.

The Bible is not proof either.

Nobody can prove God exists.

Since: Sep 10

United States

#16579 Oct 15, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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You seem to be dancing around the issue, so let me ask you this way:
What if I were to say, "Jesus you can lick my love button!" and never worship him or god (I know different Xian sects have different views on Jesus' divinity.)? What would happen to me after death?


I already told you what I believe. You skipped over it to make another accusation that was acceptable to your own beliefs. However, in all fairness, you may not have grasped what I belief. As I said previously, Adventists don't believe in an eternal damnation and torture for those who are not saved. Since they cannot exist in the new Jerusalem, they simply won't exist. That shouldn't bother you, however, since you don't believe in God and don't fear what might happen to you after your body dies.
Kom2

Miami, FL

#16580 Oct 15, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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IOW, there is no real, solid evidence that hell exists.
Well then my friend, take the chance and see for yourself.

If you die not beliveing in Christ, and He is not real, then your ok. But If you die not Beliveing in Christ, and He IS real, then my friend you will have your answer.

Always remember my friend, He will always Love you. You are and always will be Daughter of God. You will always have someone that Loves you, you will always have someone there for you.

John 15:18 "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
Robsan5

San Leandro, CA

#16581 Oct 15, 2012
WaterBoarder wrote:
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Come on Rose...why do kindergartners need to simply be taught gays exist? That is not the purpose at all.
We need to teach other people's kids "its okay to be gay" as early as possible to eradicate that scourge of homophobia plaguing our society!
WB, you finally got it.

Robert
Kom2

Miami, FL

#16582 Oct 15, 2012
Mona Lott wrote:
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hahahahah
ahahahahahah
ahahahahahah
Grow up.
Hello my friend, nice to hear from you again. I have a message for you.
Proverbs 17:22
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Laughing is good medicine, but never laugh at God. For it says
Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Kom2

Miami, FL

#16583 Oct 15, 2012
Just Think wrote:
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He is a monster because - according to your bizarre religion - if you don't love him, he throws you in a fire.
Here on earth, we put people in prison for that.
But, then, we're more evolved than the god you folks created a few thousand year ago...
My friend, a man once said; The Bible says that God prepared hell for the devil and his demonic cohorts (Matthew 25:41), that He is "...not wishing for any [person] to perish but for all to come to repentance." (II Peter 3:9), and that He has done everything possible to save us from that terrible, terrible place. Yet in the end God will not violate or overrule the deliberate choice of those who consciously and willfully turn away from Him.
Daryl E. Witmer of AIIA Institute
Kom2

Miami, FL

#16584 Oct 15, 2012
1st Janitor wrote:
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And, this proves what again? Again, nothing. The fact that eternal fires may burn and worms eat does not mean anyone will suffer eternally. Certainly there will be a retribution for those who do not seek out forgiveness but it will be immediate and the persons sentenced to this end will simply burn into ash, which the sainted will trot into the new Jerusalem. You seem to like the idea of seeking an end of anguish and torment for those who do not live as you seem to believe all were meant to. In the end, you are as self serving as anyone else who says you don't live an acceptable life style as I see it there for you will face eternal torture. Luckily for all, Jesus is not so thin skinned as to seek petty victory in such a manner.
My friend, I tell you truth as I do others. As you said once "You belive what you wish."
As it says in 2 Thessalonians 1:9,
"These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord."

The eternal punishment includes there being no rest day or night in Hell for those who worshiped the king called the Beast and those who received his mark suffer (Rev. 14:10-11). The Bible teaches clearly that there will be an eternal torment for the Beast, the False Prophet, and even Satan (Rev. 20:10). Everyone not written in the book of life will be cast into this lake of fire (Rev. 20:15).

Jesus also said; "...anyone who says,'You fool!" will be in danger of the fire of Hell." (Matthew 5:22) "For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." (Matthew 7:13-14) "But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 8:12)

One day Jesus will return and Christians will be raptured. There will be many left behind that professed to be Christians but never walked the full truth.But they will be given another chance. However, to become a Christian under the Antichrist will be a death sentence. You know this, we should pass on His message so that others will not fall to the lust of sin and that of the Devil.
Robsan5

San Leandro, CA

#16586 Oct 15, 2012
Kom2 wrote:
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My friend, I tell you truth as I do others. As you said once "You belive what you wish."
As it says in 2 Thessalonians 1:9,
"These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord."
The eternal punishment includes there being no rest day or night in Hell for those who worshiped the king called the Beast and those who received his mark suffer (Rev. 14:10-11). The Bible teaches clearly that there will be an eternal torment for the Beast, the False Prophet, and even Satan (Rev. 20:10). Everyone not written in the book of life will be cast into this lake of fire (Rev. 20:15).
Jesus also said; "...anyone who says,'You fool!" will be in danger of the fire of Hell." (Matthew 5:22) "For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." (Matthew 7:13-14) "But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 8:12)
One day Jesus will return and Christians will be raptured. There will be many left behind that professed to be Christians but never walked the full truth.But they will be given another chance. However, to become a Christian under the Antichrist will be a death sentence. You know this, we should pass on His message so that others will not fall to the lust of sin and that of the Devil.
Kom, what does this have to do with same-sex marriage?

Robert

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