Thousands rally against gay marriage,...

Thousands rally against gay marriage, abortion

There are 986 comments on the My Mother Lode story from Sep 4, 2010, titled Thousands rally against gay marriage, abortion. In it, My Mother Lode reports that:

Thousands of Christian conservatives spent 12 hours Saturday praying and fasting in front of the state Capitol at a gathering organizers described as spiritual repentance "when there is no hope for a nation." The daylong religious event titled, "TheCall to Conscience," was led by Lou Engle as well as other pastors and speakers to protest gay ...

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“A Militant Homosexual”

Since: Jan 07

West Hollywood, California

#1 Sep 4, 2010
So many Christians, not enough lions. Sigh...

Since: Nov 08

Oakland, CA

#2 Sep 4, 2010
So many Christians, so little compassion, humanity, respect, charity, tolerance, love, peace; in fact, so little of Christ.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#3 Sep 4, 2010
StevyD wrote:
So many Christians, so little compassion, humanity, respect, charity, tolerance, love, peace; in fact, so little of Christ.
agreed. I often wonder whose will they really want to see manifested in this world. The Prince of Peace's or their own?
Guess they forgot their ancestors fled Europe BECAUSE of the religious persecution they endured.
Abigail

Brunswick, ME

#4 Sep 4, 2010
I'm glad these people are standing up for the truth. I hope that divine intervention comes.
Sue

Emmaus, PA

#8 Sep 4, 2010
So many people peacefully standing up for something that they believe in. This is a great country!
Chad

Inglewood, CA

#9 Sep 4, 2010
Christo fascist republicans no better than the Taliban.
Sue

Emmaus, PA

#10 Sep 4, 2010
Chad wrote:
Christo fascist republicans no better than the Taliban.
You don't think that there were any democrats or independants there?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#11 Sep 4, 2010
Sort of like an undercover klan meeting for the bible-humping piranhas
http://www.pbase.com/image/73285000
deborah

Canada

#12 Sep 4, 2010
well I heard and saw intense compassion throughout the day. Life and life abundant!!!
Jesus loves everyone yes...but not all our life choices are healthy that is what this is about
If only we could all see living a life that gives GLory to God brings freedom and life!!!!!beyond what anything else can give and it is all because Jesus.
This is not about hate...oh yu naysayers it would be wonderful for you to take time to listen to what was being said. Yup spend even 10 minutes with the Prince of Peace and you can not help but be filled with joy and KNOW that we are all sinners in need of HIs great love

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

King Of Prussia, PA

#13 Sep 4, 2010
Rather than fasting all these Christshari'ahns should go on hunger strikes fer Jeebus. No liquids, either.

“Brutally honest. ”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#14 Sep 4, 2010
I personally think they should drink the kool-aid but I'm sure they are content being hypocritical self righteous brats, and have no desire to understand the truth of God.

“A Militant Homosexual”

Since: Jan 07

West Hollywood, California

#15 Sep 4, 2010
Sue wrote:
So many people peacefully standing up for something that they believe in. This is a great country!
The problem isn't that they believe in something (no matter how ignorant, arrogant or stupid their beliefs are) but that they seem to think it's okay to impose their beliefs on other people. That isn't how America works and that's what Judge Walker stood up for. Given the opportunity, these people would do away with our system and impose their beliefs on everyone by force. That's how Iran works, not America.
Sue

Emmaus, PA

#16 Sep 4, 2010
Robert In West Hollywood wrote:
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The problem isn't that they believe in something (no matter how ignorant, arrogant or stupid their beliefs are) but that they seem to think it's okay to impose their beliefs on other people. That isn't how America works and that's what Judge Walker stood up for. Given the opportunity, these people would do away with our system and impose their beliefs on everyone by force. That's how Iran works, not America.
Actually that's exactly how our system works. Remember slavery?

“Queer love is here to stay.”

Since: May 07

Los Angeles

#17 Sep 5, 2010
deborah wrote:
well I heard and saw intense compassion throughout the day. Life and life abundant!!!
Jesus loves everyone yes...but not all our life choices are healthy that is what this is about
If only we could all see living a life that gives GLory to God brings freedom and life!!!!!beyond what anything else can give and it is all because Jesus.
This is not about hate...oh yu naysayers it would be wonderful for you to take time to listen to what was being said. Yup spend even 10 minutes with the Prince of Peace and you can not help but be filled with joy and KNOW that we are all sinners in need of HIs great love
So you worship a god who would let his children burn in torment for eternity because they made a mistake? I hope that you're not responsible for the welfare of any child. Ever.
Dr Licole

Jackson, NJ

#18 Sep 5, 2010
Sue wrote:
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Actually that's exactly how our system works. Remember slavery?
No. I DON'T remember slavery. This is 2010 NOT 1810.
Dr Licole

Jackson, NJ

#19 Sep 5, 2010
Sue wrote:
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Actually that's exactly how our system works. Remember slavery?
Remember when YOU didn't have the right to vote?

Since: Nov 09

Sarasota, FL

#20 Sep 5, 2010
Why don't these morons pray for the 50 to 60 percent of Heterosexuals who's marriage fail more the once.
Dr Licole

Jackson, NJ

#21 Sep 5, 2010
"If marriage is going to be upheld between a man and a woman, which we believe is the best for families and children and society, then right now, it seems we need divine intervention," Engle said in an interview between appearances on stage.

Please hold your breath and wait for "divine intervention."

No one is trying to stop a man and a woman from getting married.
PastorBob666

Fort Belvoir, VA

#22 Sep 5, 2010
<<Why don't these morons pray for the 50 to 60 percent of Heterosexuals who's marriage fail more the once. >>

If you have ever been to a Christian wedding, you know that marriage is a big deal. You have the priest or minister standing with the couple reading from the Bible and praying. The ceremony takes place in a church -- the house of God. Dozens or hundreds of witnesses are on hand. In front of God, a representative of God and all of these witnesses, a couple declares that they will wed "til death do us part."

The Christian faith also puts a very, very large stigma on divorce. For example, in Matthew 5:32 Jesus says:

But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.

In Matthew 19:9, Jesus repeats that sentiment:

I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery

Adultery is a major problem in the Christian faith. First, one of the commandments in the Ten Commandments specifically forbids adultery. Even worse, in Leviticus 20 we find this:

If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbour, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death.

Adulterers get the death penalty. Clearly, God and Jesus want Christians to stay married for life.

So let's review. When a Christian couple gets married, we have all of these forces that should be working to keep them married:

1. The marriage is performed in God's presence..

2....in God's house...

3....in front of God's representative (a minister or priest)...

4....and in front of many Christian witnesses.

5. The couple presumably prays before and after the wedding for a good marriage...

6....as do all of the witnesses...

7....and the minister/priest.

8. The couple knows that if they divorce/remarry, it is an act of adultery...

9....which God has forbidden...

10....and which the Bible says is punishable by death.

And don't forget this important line from the ceremony:

What God has joined together let no man put asunder.

Now think about this. God is the all-powerful, all-knowing creator of the universe. If God puts something together, shouldn't it be impossible to break it? Isn't that what "all-powerful" means?

Given all of this, and given the fact that an all-powerful, prayer-answering God is supposedly looking over the lives of a Christian couple, guiding them in the spirit and so on, what would you expect the divorce rate for Christians to be? Clearly, the Christian divorce rate should be zero.

But when we look at the divorce statistics of American couples, and compare Christian vs. non-Christian divorce rates, we find this strange statistic: divorce rates among Christians match those among the rest of the population. It does not matter whether the couple is Christian or not.

According to this article, http://www.divorcereform.org/mel/rbaptisthigh...

"'While it may be alarming to discover that born-again Christians are more likely than others to experience a divorce, that pattern has been in place for quite some time,' said George Barna, president of Barna Research Group."

There are a millions ways to crunch the data, but no matter how you slice it, it is easy to see that Christians divorce just as often as non-Christians.

The reason for the high divorce rate among Christians is easy to see: God is imaginary.
PastorBob666

Fort Belvoir, VA

#23 Sep 5, 2010
Those bad ratings show I have hit the target and struck a raw nerve..

Nux Vomica, the anti choice troll, must be up early today instead of attending mass!

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