Gay Marriage Debate - Grand Rapids, MN

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“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#1 Jul 27, 2010
One Man, one Women club only
Julia

Grand Rapids, MN

#2 Jul 28, 2010
I believe you should be able to marry who ever you want. who are we to judge who someone loves?
Julia

Grand Rapids, MN

#3 Jul 28, 2010
I believe you should be able to marry who ever you want. Who are we to tell someone who they are in love with?
Jamie

Duluth, MN

#5 Aug 30, 2010
IT'S WRONG!!! MARRIAGE IS SOMET5HING THAT SHOULD BE SHARED BETWEEN A MAN AND WOMEN ONLY!!!! GOD MADE ADAM AND EVE NOT ADAM AND STEVE! lEVITICUS 18:22 THOUS SHALT NOT LIE WITH MANKIND, AS WITH WOMANKIND: IT IS AN ABOMINATION! IT'S IN THE BIBLE LOUD AND CLEAR!
Jamie

Duluth, MN

#6 Aug 30, 2010
It's so wrong, marriage is something special that only a man and a woman should be able to share, the way it is supposed to be. God made Adam and Eve NOT Adam and Steve. Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination....there it is LOUD AND CLEAR. it's in the bible. all over.
jim

United States

#7 Sep 6, 2010
Jamie wrote:
It's so wrong, marriage is something special that only a man and a woman should be able to share, the way it is supposed to be. God made Adam and Eve NOT Adam and Steve. Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination....there it is LOUD AND CLEAR. it's in the bible. all over.
You can quote scripture so as to move mountains but what good is that if you do not love others. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifies. love knows no gender. "There is neither male nor female for those who are in Christ Jesus". God is no respecter of persons. there is no law against love. God loveth a cheerful giver. Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. I support gay marriage because I am a believer. Why have ill will toward those who are different? How do you know that they might not one day save your life? Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Skeptical

United States

#8 Sep 8, 2010
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. However, there does need to some kind of civil committment that is recognized in all states. For many reasons, heres a couple. If a gay person gets sick or has an accident and lands in the hospital and cannot speak for themselves their partner has no say in the treatment. If the sick person's parents or children don't "approve" of their lifestyle, the partner may not even be able to visit the patient. What about health benefits? Same sex partners live together like a married man and woman and some have children,a family.

I do have to say this. Why do some people who claim to be Christians, hate. If you can't get past another person's choices, pray. Pray both for them, and pray for yourself to not be so self-righteous. God loves us all and he doesn't make mistakes.
Paul Krumrei

Montevideo, MN

#9 Sep 11, 2010
I say let gays be just as miserable as straight people, let them get married.
Roy Kjorlien G Rapids

Perham, MN

#10 Sep 15, 2010
God created Adam and Eve
NOT Adam and Steve
Jack

AOL

#11 Oct 4, 2010
everyone has the right to love and be loved
jerry markovich

Duluth, MN

#12 Oct 5, 2010
because
Skeptical

United States

#13 Oct 13, 2010
I support a civil union. Right now a gay/lesbian couple have no rights as a couple should something happen to their partner. If one of them gets sick, is in an accident, their partner has no say in treatment. A parent or sibling can step in and if there is a problem in accepting the lifestyle choice can really make it hard on the well partner. And imagine if there were children involved.

We need to stop the hate.

Since: Sep 08

Grand Rapids, MN

#14 Nov 13, 2010
I oppose Gay AND Strait marriage...why do something that will end anyways? Just live together...so then if you ever break up, its less BS.
Zach H

Chicago, IL

#15 Dec 1, 2010
I feel equality is not something that should be granted to those who follow any set of traditions or ideals, but for all who are in this country. Religious freedom is something this country was founded on, the fact that one religious view is dominating the rights of others based simply on majority is not a fair representation of our nation as counter productive of what we initially set to accomplish
Zach H

Chicago, IL

#16 Dec 1, 2010
Jamie wrote:
IT'S WRONG!!! MARRIAGE IS SOMET5HING THAT SHOULD BE SHARED BETWEEN A MAN AND WOMEN ONLY!!!! GOD MADE ADAM AND EVE NOT ADAM AND STEVE! lEVITICUS 18:22 THOUS SHALT NOT LIE WITH MANKIND, AS WITH WOMANKIND: IT IS AN ABOMINATION! IT'S IN THE BIBLE LOUD AND CLEAR!
Jamie, just because you feel passionately about something does not give you are anyone else superiority over another rights. Seeing as you used all caps and decided to quote a condemning verse from the bible, most likely you are trolling. On the off Chance you aren't. What moral right do you have to dictation others rights?
Chris Titus

Poplar Bluff, MO

#17 Dec 1, 2010
Jamie wrote:
IT'S WRONG!!! MARRIAGE IS SOMET5HING THAT SHOULD BE SHARED BETWEEN A MAN AND WOMEN ONLY!!!! GOD MADE ADAM AND EVE NOT ADAM AND STEVE! lEVITICUS 18:22 THOUS SHALT NOT LIE WITH MANKIND, AS WITH WOMANKIND: IT IS AN ABOMINATION! IT'S IN THE BIBLE LOUD AND CLEAR!
Loud and clear? You are extremely upset by this issue, but tell me, do you protest eating shrimp and lobster as passionately?

Leviticus 11:9-12 says that we can't eat them; in fact, it describes eating them as an abomination... the same word it uses to describe homosexuality.

In god's eyes, apparently eating shrimp and having sexual intercourse with the same gender are equally sinful; so you are merely exposing your personal bias, not speaking on behalf of "god's word".
anon

Chanhassen, MN

#18 Dec 17, 2010
I believe the ban on the shrimp and lobster was done away with when was here. HOWEVER, ya can't change scripture about what it says about laying with your own gender. You can try to twist it and turn it every which way but loose, but that's not how it works. ABOMINATION. And, I don't care about who sleeps with who anyway. It's all immature for even straights to go running around saying who they slept with and how they did what with whom. For some strange reason young females of the late 80's and 90's joined "the FAD" of "laying with other women" and kissing on them around Grand Rapids. And, some SICK men enjoy and promote this SIN.
todd holcomb

Clarksville, TN

#19 Dec 30, 2010
it is not gods will
Zach H

Chicago, IL

#20 Jan 11, 2011
todd holcomb wrote:
it is not gods will
It was a law established at the time as was eating shellfish and other laws. At the time, people didn't have the knowledge we have no about how to properly cook food or how to manage safe sex practices. Groups like the Jews saw people repeated dying after partaking in eating food or having sex with multiple partners, whether it be man or woman. So until it was figured out they came to a understanding not to do this things. At the time, this was understandable. But with the information we have today, these laws have no relevance.
Zach H

Chicago, IL

#22 Jan 11, 2011
todd holcomb wrote:
it is not gods will
Sorry Tod, I replied to you instead of who I intended.

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