Quakers back gay marriage

Quakers back gay marriage

There are 35 comments on the Daily Express story from Jul 11, 2010, titled Quakers back gay marriage. In it, Daily Express reports that:

QUAKERS are calling for gay people to be allowed the same marital status as their heterosexual counterparts.

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“Fight bigotry.”

Since: Feb 07

Toms River, NJ

#21 Jul 12, 2010
Hey, Wil, how is it defamatory and misrepresentative when it accurately reflects Quaker beliefs and practices?
Ben wrote:
This article is defamatory and misrepresentative. MANY Quakers stand fast to the Bible and do not accept any sort of homosexual behavior as moral.

“Fight bigotry.”

Since: Feb 07

Toms River, NJ

#22 Jul 12, 2010
What's ironic is that Nixon was very liberal on quite a few things, unfortunately, he was also a paranoid loon.
JohnInToronto wrote:
Nice but not especially newsworthy as Quakers have been in favour of full gay rights for years. Pauline, where did you get the idea they were "conservative?" Most Quakers are left-leaning peace-loving types. Nixon was an aberration.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#23 Jul 12, 2010
ACLU-Tom wrote:
Their convictions not to kill, or murder, are fully consistent with their religious beliefs. There is nothing immoral about that, Frankie.
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Since they are against killing and murder, I'm not surprised that we don't find many of them in our government :-)
Frank Stanton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#24 Jul 12, 2010
ACLU-Tom wrote:
Their convictions not to kill, or murder, are fully consistent with their religious beliefs. There is nothing immoral about that, Frankie.
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There is a difference between the words "kill" and "murder" and you know it. Killing a soldier during wartime in defense of yourself and homeland is not murder.

REFUSING to defend your homeland is immoral, I believe.

“Fight bigotry.”

Since: Feb 07

Toms River, NJ

#25 Jul 12, 2010
Some people, including Quakers, don't make that distinction, taking a life is taking a life, regardless of the circumstances.

Refusing to kill/murder is not immoral, it's upholding your beliefs.
Frank Stanton wrote:
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There is a difference between the words "kill" and "murder" and you know it. Killing a soldier during wartime in defense of yourself and homeland is not murder.
REFUSING to defend your homeland is immoral, I believe.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

King Of Prussia, PA

#26 Jul 12, 2010
ACLU-Tom wrote:
Some people, including Quakers, don't make that distinction, taking a life is taking a life, regardless of the circumstances.
Refusing to kill/murder is not immoral, it's upholding your beliefs.
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I can't imagine why people feed that unstable, moronic gasbag of a troll who doesn't know a damn thing and never did.
Short Left index Finger

Hamilton, Canada

#27 Jul 12, 2010
The Quakers were for gay marriage since 1961.

“ TRUTH : NOT EXPEDIENCE”

Since: Nov 07

town near Jax, Fl

#28 Jul 12, 2010
ACLU-Tom wrote:
Some people, including Quakers, don't make that distinction, taking a life is taking a life, regardless of the circumstances.
Refusing to kill/murder is not immoral, it's upholding your beliefs.
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That's no excuse for not serving. Serving doesn't have to include killing.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#29 Jul 12, 2010
If the government makes allowances for those who are opposed to killing in any form, I have no objection to it. There are plenty of people who seem to enjoy killing, whether for country, for money, or just out of good-ole-fashioned hate. I doubt we need the added bodies in the service who object to it. Besides, if they quit discharging able and qualified gays and lesbians, we have no need for them.

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#30 Jul 12, 2010
Now THAT'S what I call a Society of FRIENDS !

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

King Of Prussia, PA

#31 Jul 12, 2010
Catholic created gay wrote:
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That's no excuse for not serving. Serving doesn't have to include killing.
Hey stupid: It's a matter of religious freedom. Amish, Mennonite, Quaker, J. Witnesses, and more, even conscientious objectors.

I thought you for religious freedom. I guess only when religious freedom involves misogyny or war or covering up abuse of power scandals, huh?

“ TRUTH : NOT EXPEDIENCE”

Since: Nov 07

town near Jax, Fl

#32 Jul 13, 2010
writewingproxycontin wrote:
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Hey stupid: It's a matter of religious freedom. Amish, Mennonite, Quaker, J. Witnesses, and more, even conscientious objectors.
I thought you for religious freedom. I guess only when religious freedom involves misogyny or war or covering up abuse of power scandals, huh?
The power of prayer can work wonders even in your case.

So if we all join these 'conscientious objector' religions that means there will be no more wars, right?
Like I said, you don't have to kill to serve. There is no excuse.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#33 Jul 14, 2010
Catholic created gay wrote:
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The power of prayer can work wonders even in your case.
So if we all join these 'conscientious objector' religions that means there will be no more wars, right?
Like I said, you don't have to kill to serve. There is no excuse.
We have had C.O.s for many, many years. It has put no end to war. In fact, it would probably be better if we did have to have a leaner force. Maybe we wouldn't get into obviously wrong-headed wars. Vietnam and Iraq come to mind. However, just like the theory that "if all people were to become gay the species woudl come to and end", your "if we all join these 'conscientious objector' religions that means there will be no more wars, right?" argument is bogus, because there is no way everyone will become a C.O. or a gay/lesbian. But for those that do, it is perfectly o.k.

“ TRUTH : NOT EXPEDIENCE”

Since: Nov 07

town near Jax, Fl

#34 Jul 14, 2010
RalphB wrote:
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We have had C.O.s for many, many years. It has put no end to war. In fact, it would probably be better if we did have to have a leaner force. Maybe we wouldn't get into obviously wrong-headed wars. Vietnam and Iraq come to mind. However, just like the theory that "if all people were to become gay the species woudl come to and end", your "if we all join these 'conscientious objector' religions that means there will be no more wars, right?" argument is bogus, because there is no way everyone will become a C.O. or a gay/lesbian. But for those that do, it is perfectly o.k.
Not surprised you misunderstood my meaning. My question was rhetorical. You don't follow these blogs very closely do you?

“Equality First”

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#35 Jul 14, 2010
Catholic created gay wrote:
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Not surprised you misunderstood my meaning. My question was rhetorical. You don't follow these blogs very closely do you?
You made a statement in addition to the question. That was not rhetorical. Some see serving as support of a war to be in agreement with that war. I feel they should be free not to serve. And there isn't enough to outweigh those who will. Wars, just and unjust, have more than enough to support without adding the unwilling.

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