New Mexico Faith Leaders Announce Sup...

New Mexico Faith Leaders Announce Support for Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

There are 83 comments on the EDGE story from May 8, 2013, titled New Mexico Faith Leaders Announce Support for Marriage for Same-Sex Couples. In it, EDGE reports that:

Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and Equality New Mexico released a statement of support for marriage for same-sex couples signed by 94 interfaith religious leaders in New Mexico.

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Trejos Poppy

Shipman, VA

#43 May 13, 2013
NO!

Since: Mar 09

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#44 May 13, 2013
Huszar wrote:
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Does not civil law include no murder? Is not Biblical?
The "Biblical" you mention WAS the Civil Law of it's time.

Other cultures also had this law without any "Biblical" requirement.

Such law is simply a rational requirement of civilization.

Law that is based upon principles like Freedom, honesty, compassion for others, Equality, etc. are good in themselves. No "Biblical" is necessary to see this.

Those who do see this build successful societies. Those who do not, build violent societies. One leads to the greatest happiness for everyone. The other does not.

“Matthew 16:13 - 17”

Since: Mar 13

Vladville

#45 May 13, 2013
snyper wrote:
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The "Biblical" you mention WAS the Civil Law of it's time.
Other cultures also had this law without any "Biblical" requirement.
Such law is simply a rational requirement of civilization.
Law that is based upon principles like Freedom, honesty, compassion for others, Equality, etc. are good in themselves. No "Biblical" is necessary to see this.
Those who do see this build successful societies. Those who do not, build violent societies. One leads to the greatest happiness for everyone. The other does not.
Where is morality origins?

Since: Mar 09

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#46 May 13, 2013
Huszar wrote:
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Where is morality origins?
The origin, that can be proved, is from humans. Researchers have found that "moral" behaviors exist also in non-human animals. There are also behaviors that suggest a sense of fairness.

"morality" is a social awareness. Many social species exhibit social awareness.
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#47 May 13, 2013
The purveyors of organized religion must have an ill that their product is meant to cure.

So often they will preach that there can be no morality without adherence to their beliefs.

Certainly, at least in Christianity and some other religions, morality is taught and taught very well for the most part, so it is only natural for people to regard it as a source of morality.

The problem arises when people begin to think that their religion is the only source of morality, arrogantly assuming that other religions - even ones that predate their own - could not have been such a source.

Never mind also, as pointed out in the post above, that moral behavior evolved naturally in our species (and exists today in others as well).

But then again, if you are having this discussion, it will probably be with a Creationist since they tend to infest fundamentalist sects.

And that is pointless, because those people just are not living in reality anyway.

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#48 May 13, 2013

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#49 May 13, 2013
Yay for Minnesota!!!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#50 May 14, 2013

“Matthew 16:13 - 17”

Since: Mar 13

Vladville

#51 May 15, 2013
snyper wrote:
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The origin, that can be proved, is from humans. Researchers have found that "moral" behaviors exist also in non-human animals. There are also behaviors that suggest a sense of fairness.
"morality" is a social awareness. Many social species exhibit social awareness.
It is instinct, no? Programmed by creator, yes? Lions have very little morals when murdering gazelles. Unless pray after. To whom?

“Matthew 16:13 - 17”

Since: Mar 13

Vladville

#52 May 15, 2013
Lobo Viejo wrote:
Yay for Minnesota!!!
Wonder if vhen Hitler made camps, German people screamed yay too?

Funny vhat we cheer.

Highlights a disturbing pathos that supports aberrant behaviors trying to be normalized in illusory way.
Misunderestimate Me

Shipman, VA

#53 May 15, 2013
Minnesota celebrates! Michelle Bachman? Not so much.
The

Huntsville, AL

#54 May 15, 2013
Huszar wrote:
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Wonder if vhen Hitler made camps, German people screamed yay too?
Funny vhat we cheer.
Highlights a disturbing pathos that supports aberrant behaviors trying to be normalized in illusory way.
dope pulls out the H-Card.

Remember, your right-wing hero was into killing gays, non-christians, and others he accused of aberrant behavior.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#55 May 15, 2013
Misunderestimate Me wrote:
Minnesota celebrates! Michelle Bachman? Not so much.
Her big fat mincing husband is soon to be out of a job when his "clinic" is no longer the gushing money fountain he has been relying on all these years.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#56 May 15, 2013
Huszar wrote:
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Wonder if vhen Hitler made camps, German people screamed yay too?
Funny vhat we cheer.
Highlights a disturbing pathos that supports aberrant behaviors trying to be normalized in illusory way.
Actually, the haters there DID cheer.

And, have you forgotten that gays were also thrown into those camps? Now, on THAT point, I think you would have been the first one at the ceremonial first spade of dirt turning with balloons and champagne, under a big "WILKOMAN!" sign.

“Matthew 16:13 - 17”

Since: Mar 13

Vladville

#57 May 15, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, the haters there DID cheer.
And, have you forgotten that gays were also thrown into those camps? Now, on THAT point, I think you would have been the first one at the ceremonial first spade of dirt turning with balloons and champagne, under a big "WILKOMAN!" sign.
Vhy you try hurt Huszar?

Is you no like faith?
Old Shatterhand

Charlottesville, VA

#58 May 15, 2013
Huszar wrote:
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Vhy you try hurt Huszar?
Is you no like faith?
Me heap big chief, hit huzsar in you cranium.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#59 May 15, 2013
Huszar wrote:
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Vhy you try hurt Huszar?
Is you no like faith?
I was just trying to clean up your faulty history. YOU were the one comparing gay rights to the Nazis opening death camps, yet you were ignorant of, or ignored, the fact that the Nazis interred gay people in those camps also...I thought you would approve that bit, since you hate gays so much, I thought you would love to see more wiped out.
Concha pena

Albuquerque, NM

#60 May 15, 2013
I like the Catholic never changing answers, no homosexual sex, no marriage possible. The Bible told me so.

“Matthew 16:13 - 17”

Since: Mar 13

Vladville

#61 May 16, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I was just trying to clean up your faulty history. YOU were the one comparing gay rights to the Nazis opening death camps, yet you were ignorant of, or ignored, the fact that the Nazis interred gay people in those camps also...I thought you would approve that bit, since you hate gays so much, I thought you would love to see more wiped out.
No, Huzsar loves all people, no one deserves such persecution.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#62 May 16, 2013
Huszar wrote:
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No, Huzsar loves all people, no one deserves such persecution.
Wow, self pity much?

You do realize in Yiddish that "huzsar" means "pig" don't you?

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