Gay Marriage Debate - Carrollton, GA

Discuss the national Gay Marriage debate in Carrollton, GA.

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sarah

Carrollton, GA

#64 Jan 19, 2012
It's simple. I believe in being a decent human being.
To The Point

Ashburn, VA

#65 Jan 30, 2012
So it seems that nobody (including me) has an issue with gay ADULT people being together or getting married.

My only beef is with allowing them to raise children. And I don't care what argument you want to throw at that or sad ass study, it is NOT natural to have children raised in an environment that is of 2 people of the same sex.

It is obvious that this hits a nerve with some and I expected as much. But it isn't barbaric, archaic, or any other slant you want to throw at it. You can look around you and see everywhere in nature that mates are of a male and female. Inflicting any other environment on a CHILD is not right.
just another Mom

United States

#66 Apr 6, 2012
there are on rare occasions babies born intersexed (hermaphrodites). they are NATURALLY male and female. what of those people? because it is NATURAL that they are both male and female.
I do not know why people think that if something is natural, it is perfect. there is no such thing as perfection in nature. it is the imperfections that make for individuality and 'specialness'.

for the record- I used to think the 'natural' way, too. but after 13 years studying medicine (infectious diseases, neurology, genetics) I know better. I am horrified that I was so ignorant.

I am a woman (naturally), a wife (legally), and a mom (wholeheartedly)- and I cannot imagine how it would feel to be denied any of these 'titles' because someone else didn't want me to have them.
Harvey

Carrollton, GA

#67 Apr 6, 2012
just another Mom wrote:
there are on rare occasions babies born intersexed (hermaphrodites). they are NATURALLY male and female. what of those people? because it is NATURAL that they are both male and female.
I do not know why people think that if something is natural, it is perfect. there is no such thing as perfection in nature. it is the imperfections that make for individuality and 'specialness'.
for the record- I used to think the 'natural' way, too. but after 13 years studying medicine (infectious diseases, neurology, genetics) I know better. I am horrified that I was so ignorant.
I am a woman (naturally), a wife (legally), and a mom (wholeheartedly)- and I cannot imagine how it would feel to be denied any of these 'titles' because someone else didn't want me to have them.
Can't you just shut up, you fat tub of blubber?
Harvey

Carrollton, GA

#68 Apr 6, 2012
Hi liberal homo-lovers.
Just Another Mom

United States

#69 Apr 6, 2012
Harvey wrote:
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Can't you just shut up, you fat tub of blubber?
I am 5' 7", blonde, 34DD with a 28" waist and hot. I have never been a fat tub of blubber...that is, I am the girl that would NEVER speak - let alone sleep- with a drudge like you. LOSER
S Forest

Carrollton, GA

#70 May 13, 2012
Marriage is between one man and one woman. It is holy and should not be taken lightly.
Youve got to be kiddingme

Carrollton, GA

#71 May 13, 2012
How can anyone support homosexual unions? To call it "marriage" is an abomination. Live your life as you please and suffer the consequences, but do not desecrate holy matrimony.
Analyze everything

Niceville, FL

#72 Jul 2, 2012
Youve got to be kiddingme wrote:
How can anyone support homosexual unions? To call it "marriage" is an abomination. Live your life as you please and suffer the consequences, but do not desecrate holy matrimony.
The freedom to choose who I would like to legally marry and spend the rest of my life with is more of a legal issue...not a religious one. We don't have to marry in a church, and a Christian preacher doesn't have to marry us. Ever heard of the Unitarian Universalists? They are an open congregation. Not a prejudice one like your Christian ones. Why does everyone feel the need to preach about religion on a legal issue?
Analyze everything

Niceville, FL

#73 Jul 2, 2012
To The Point wrote:
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Not to mention that even though gay parents may be good people, they bestow a gay lifestyle on their children who will have to carry the burden of the ridicule from other children or people they meet and that just simply is not fair to them...But that should NEVER be thrust onto a child to have to bare...Why make the child suffer from the lifestyle that consenting gay adults choose to live?
I was raised by 2 straight parents. Does that mean I suffered from their lifestyle? No. Did the fact that I was raised by 2 straight people make me straight? No. Did I carry the burden and the ridicule from my parents lifestyle? No. It's ok for straight people to raise (potentially) homosexual children, but it's not ok for homosexuals to raise (potentially) straight children? The main problem I had being raised by straight parents is that there was no one to talk to about my lack of feelings for the opposite sex. Why? Because there are so many close minded people in this "free" country that the majority of homosexuals remained in the "closet". It would be like being raised by a family of a different race where you never saw anyone "like you" around and always thinking that even though you're surrounded by loved one's, you're still alone. Children being raised by homosexuals would never have that problem because heterosexuals are everywhere.
Analyze everything

Niceville, FL

#74 Jul 2, 2012
To The Point wrote:
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Not to mention that even though gay parents may be good people, they bestow a gay lifestyle on their children who will have to carry the burden of the ridicule from other children or people they meet and that just simply is not fair to them...But that should NEVER be thrust onto a child to have to bare...Why make the child suffer from the lifestyle that consenting gay adults choose to live?

Also, my spouse brought up another valid point. The children of homosexuals wouldn't have to deal with ridicule from other children if you heterosexuals raised your own children with an open mind to be accepting to things different than them.
Au Contraire

Spencer, NY

#75 Jul 3, 2012
Analyze everything wrote:
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The freedom to choose who I would like to legally marry and spend the rest of my life with is more of a legal issue...not a religious one.
Tell that to the 235 million Christian Americans.
Au Contraire

Spencer, NY

#76 Jul 3, 2012
Analyze everything wrote:
The children of homosexuals wouldn't have to deal with ridicule from other children if you heterosexuals raised your own children with an open mind to be accepting to things different than them.
Nah, we prefer to raise them with a strong moral character and the ability to distinguish right from wrong.
Analyze everything

Niceville, FL

#77 Jul 3, 2012
Au Contraire wrote:
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Tell that to the 235 million Christian Americans.
I'm working on that. I'm also working on telling all of the 235 million hypocrites. Interesting that the number is the same. Tell me one Christian who has not sinned. I'm not talking about sinning then "asking for forgiveness". Lust, gluttony, divorce, eating shellfish, wearing clothing made of multiple fabrics, not "stoning" your children as punishment, pedophilia, embezzlement, having sex before marriage, having children out of wedlock, etc. So many of you are so bull headed and close minded that you all don't know what love is really about. Christianity is not about throwing the Bible at people and saying "you're gonna go to hell for your sin", it's about witnessing to those who don't know Christ and giving your testimony to help guide them towards Christ.
Analyze everything

Niceville, FL

#78 Jul 3, 2012
Au Contraire wrote:
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Nah, we prefer to raise them with a strong moral character and the ability to distinguish right from wrong.
So, what gives them the knowledge and ability to distinguish right from wrong? The way they were raised? That's why minorities are being bullied, that's why we have suicides, that's why we have school shootings, because you're CHILD was able to distinguish right from wrong. How many people have been injured or killed in a car accident because someone was texting and driving? How many of those texting drivers were raised with you're aforementioned "ability to distinguish right from wrong"? Just because you believe that you have raised your child with those qualities, doesn't mean that they actually practice them...especially when you're not around. Raising a child with a "strong moral character" would actually mean raising a child that will strive for what they themselves want but also be open minded enough to realize that not everyone is going to be like them.
Au Contraire

Spencer, NY

#79 Jul 3, 2012
Analyze everything wrote:
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I'm working on that. I'm also working on telling all of the 235 million hypocrites. <snip>
LOL, are you sure you didn't forget anything in that little rant ? I wouldn't want you to feel like you left anything out.

Why is it that all of you homo-nitwits babble exactly the same nonsense? Is there an official homopage somewhere that you all get your material from?? If so you better find somebody with a brain to update it.

I don't know how many times I've had to explain that the Old Testament books contain Hebrew customs such as diet, clothing, and grooming etc. I'm not going to waste my time going over it again with you. google "kosher Jews do not eat shellfish and pork" if you want to educate yourself.

:)
Au Contraire

Spencer, NY

#80 Jul 3, 2012
Analyze everything wrote:
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So, what gives them the knowledge and ability to distinguish right from wrong?
A proper upbringing and education.
Analyze everything

Niceville, FL

#81 Jul 3, 2012
Au Contraire wrote:
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LOL, are you sure you didn't forget anything in that little rant ? I wouldn't want you to feel like you left anything out.
Why is it that all of you homo-nitwits babble exactly the same nonsense? Is there an official homopage somewhere that you all get your material from?? If so you better find somebody with a brain to update it.
I don't know how many times I've had to explain that the Old Testament books contain Hebrew customs such as diet, clothing, and grooming etc. I'm not going to waste my time going over it again with you. google "kosher Jews do not eat shellfish and pork" if you want to educate yourself.
:)
"Homo-nitwits"? Wow, you're pretty creative...never heard that before. Now I see where your children get their "strong moral values". Way to go. Actually, I'm not aware of any homepage, religious fanatics probably took over the internet. I'm guessing the only thing that you could argue in my point was the Hebrew customs. I was actually raised with a Christian upbringing, I was very involved in church...that is until I saw what they were like to an ill church goer whose final wish was to have one of the preachers (whom she had known for over 25 years) conduct her memorial service. They knew I was gay. They witnessed to me, they tried to "deliver" me from my lifestyle, but they realized that none of that could "help" me, but they still treated me like a member of congregation. Does that mean they're going to hell? All because they accepted me as one of God's creations? I still read the Bible, I still pray, my spouse is of the Christian faith so what makes you so much better? Because you're a heterosexual Christian, is that what makes you a better person?
Analyze everything

Niceville, FL

#82 Jul 3, 2012
Au Contraire wrote:
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A proper upbringing and education.
I was also given a "proper" upbringing and I attended the same schools as heterosexual students. I was raised in a Southern Christian family that had many prejudices of their own, but raised me to treat everyone as an equal. Treat others as I wish to be treated. In my opinion, that's what strong moral value is.
Au Contraire

Spencer, NY

#83 Jul 4, 2012
Analyze everything wrote:
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Because you're a heterosexual Christian, is that what makes you a better person?
If it can be said I'm better, it is because I am the master of my appetites, not their victim. I don't have homosexual cravings. If I did, I'd figure out why and do something about it instead of crying "I was born this way".

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