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Op-ed: The Weird Relationship Between Mormons and Marriage

There are 368 comments on the Advocate story from Feb 24, 2014, titled Op-ed: The Weird Relationship Between Mormons and Marriage. In it, Advocate reports that:

Earlier this month, the U.S. government expanded recognition of same-sex marriages in federal legal matters.

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“Spring is here, ”

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#1 Feb 24, 2014
It should be up to each person, how they want to live their life. The government or churches should have no say in the matter.

“....VETS”

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#2 Feb 24, 2014
La Sunshine wrote:
It should be up to each person, how they want to live their life. The government or churches should have no say in the matter.
do you set rules in your house ???????

“ WOOF ! ”

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#3 Feb 24, 2014
Mormons aren't Christians. And nobody should listen to a word they say about ANYTHING.
sup

Fort Worth, TX

#4 Feb 24, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Mormons aren't Christians. And nobody should listen to a word they say about ANYTHING.
Are you kidding me? I'm not a Mormon, but they are Christians. Do you know what the term Christian means?
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#5 Feb 24, 2014
The Mormons think it's okay for a man to have 34 wives....wonder if they ever heard of "thou shalt not commit adultery?"
food for thought

Schaumburg, IL

#6 Feb 24, 2014
It certainly isn't up to any church to define marriage. In America you don't even have to marry in a church. And if you do marry in a church, you still have to finalize the paperwork with the state. A religious ceremony is just an option. I'm sure church on the planet wants the whole world to be it's market share but, our founders wisely provided for a separation of church and state.

“I looked, and behold,”

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#7 Feb 24, 2014
A couple of mormons came to the mardi gras party on Saturday night that we attended with their bike helmets on (there was 5000 people there). I was trying to corrupt them and get them to drink alcohol with me. I totally forgot about that until my wife reminded me.

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#8 Feb 24, 2014
Gremlin wrote:
The Mormons think it's okay for a man to have 34 wives....wonder if they ever heard of "thou shalt not commit adultery?"
At the time that Commandment of God's was written down, the Jews were polygamous. And the Jews were polygamous until around the 13th century A.D.

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#9 Feb 24, 2014
And there is no Christian denomination or Christian group that I'm aware of that recognizes the Mormons as Christians. They're not. My denomination (ELCA), specifically teaches that Mormons are not Christians.

And while believing that Jesus of Nazareth is The Messiah is a necessary condition to be a Christian, it is not a sufficient condition to e a Christian.

No Christian denomination, Protestant, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, nor other, recognizes the Mormons as Christians. And until just very recently, the Mormons themselves said they were not Christians.

“I looked, and behold,”

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#10 Feb 24, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
My denomination (ELCA), specifically teaches that Mormons are not Christians.
How Christian!

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#13 Feb 24, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
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How Christian!
Saying someone, or group, is not Christian is neither good nor bad. Sometimes, it's just a FACT.

Just as Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists are not Christians, so too are Mormons not Christians. That's neither good nor bad, it's just a FACT.

And while believing in Jesus of Nazareth is a necessary condition to be a Christians, it is not a sufficient condition to be a Christian. Basic simple logic. Not hard.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#14 Feb 24, 2014
Moral Truth wrote:
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You [email protected] think it's ok to fk a man up the a:ss. So what's your problem, pervert?
Fantasize much?
sup

Fort Worth, TX

#15 Feb 24, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>Saying someone, or group, is not Christian is neither good nor bad. Sometimes, it's just a FACT.

Just as Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists are not Christians, so too are Mormons not Christians. That's neither good nor bad, it's just a FACT.

And while believing in Jesus of Nazareth is a necessary condition to be a Christians, it is not a sufficient condition to be a Christian. Basic simple logic. Not hard.
Wow! Now you speak for ALL the people! Proceed with caution about categorizing people. Never mind, its just one more ignorant persons opinion.
Move along....

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#16 Feb 24, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Saying someone, or group, is not Christian is neither good nor bad. Sometimes, it's just a FACT.
Just as Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists are not Christians, so too are Mormons not Christians. That's neither good nor bad, it's just a FACT.
And while believing in Jesus of Nazareth is a necessary condition to be a Christians, it is not a sufficient condition to be a Christian. Basic simple logic. Not hard.
Your opinions are just that, opinions Ö not facts. Furthermore, logic requires more than conclusory statements. Your logic consists of they arenít Christians because I say they arenít and thatís what my church teaches.

I also donít know why a church would waste any energy on labeling what other people are or arenít. I would find that very off putting. Then again, I was raised Catholic. The priests didnít get into who was Christian and who wasnít during mass. What is the point of that, except to divide or claim some sort of superiority (not very Jesus like, if you ask me)? Priests read from the bible, focused on the positive teachings of the bible, used it to teach a lesson, and generally focused on things that are positive (compassion, kindness, generosity).

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#17 Feb 24, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
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Your opinions are just that, opinions Ö not facts. Furthermore, logic requires more than conclusory statements. Your logic consists of they arenít Christians because I say they arenít and thatís what my church teaches.
I also donít know why a church would waste any energy on labeling what other people are or arenít. I would find that very off putting. Then again, I was raised Catholic. The priests didnít get into who was Christian and who wasnít during mass. What is the point of that, except to divide or claim some sort of superiority (not very Jesus like, if you ask me)? Priests read from the bible, focused on the positive teachings of the bible, used it to teach a lesson, and generally focused on things that are positive (compassion, kindness, generosity).
It's not what I SAY. It is the teaching of ALL Christian denominations. Would you say that Jews are Christians ? Would you say that Muslims are Christians ? Would you say that Hindus are Christians ? Would you say that Buddhists are Christians ? Probably not.

And just as those groups are not Christians, so to are Mormons also not Christians. And while believing in Jesus of Nazareth is a necessary condition to be a Christians, it is noy a sufficient condition to being a Christians. Simple elementary logic.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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#18 Feb 24, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Mormons aren't Christians. And nobody should listen to a word they say about ANYTHING.
I kind of feel that away about anyone that belongs to any religion.
sup

Fort Worth, TX

#19 Feb 24, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Mormons aren't Christians. And nobody should listen to a word they say about ANYTHING.
I want to know why "nobody should listen to a word they say about anything?" Because you believe they are not Christians? Does that include all the other groups you've included?

“ WOOF ! ”

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Coolidge, AZ

#20 Feb 24, 2014
sup wrote:
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I want to know why "nobody should listen to a word they say about anything?" Because you believe they are not Christians? Does that include all the other groups you've included?
Because anyone who believes in magic underpants, and the believes in, and practices, the baptism of the dead by proxy, is not rational.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#21 Feb 24, 2014
La Sunshine wrote:
It should be up to each person, how they want to live their life. The government or churches should have no say in the matter.
who else but the government would regulate a legal,. binding contract?

marriage is the purview of the State. has been since society invented the concept.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#22 Feb 24, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Because anyone who believes in magic underpants, and the believes in, and practices, the baptism of the dead by proxy, is not rational.
and your belief in a proven false god is rational? really?

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