Gay Marriage Debate - Hood River, OR

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SGM

Portland, OR

#21 Mar 1, 2012
MNT MAN wrote:
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Std's are God's punishment on sin. All sexual sin. Sex with multiple partners, bisexuals, and HOMOSEXUALITY are all sin and God has and will punish it by plaques. Sexual transmitted diseases are plaques and if we let in one unholy relationship where 2 men, or 2 women of legal age can get married it will snow ball. For example what if 2 people wanted to marry legal age, in love, exc. and they just happend to be brother and sister. Or 2in brothers, 2 sisters, or exc. Should we denie them the right to marriage and happiness? Marriage is a religious ceremony where God (our creator) brings one man and one woman together. It's not all about our religious views. People can believe what they want but we do have morale values and we cannot and will not let that be destroyed.
Plaques?

"A plaque, is a plate of metal, ceramic, stone, wood, or other material, typically attached to a wall, stone, or other vertical surface, and bearing text or an image in relief, or both, in memory of one or more persons, an event, a former use of the place, or some other thing."

Lol. God bless.
Trista

The Dalles, OR

#22 Mar 10, 2012
Because love is love.
John Hnnigan

Hood River, OR

#23 May 4, 2012
because I'm not a bigot
Aaron Smith

Hood River, OR

#24 May 4, 2012
Because religious zealotry and bigotry shouldn't make the rule of the land.
William Burnside

Hood River, OR

#25 May 4, 2012
Love is Love.
The REAL Hood River

Hood River, OR

#26 May 4, 2012
its the right thing
Semantic Change

Hood River, OR

#27 May 4, 2012
Forrest Frantz wrote:
I'm all for the union of gay couples, just not the use of the word marriage to describe it...marriage is a term that describes a committed relationship between man and woman. I see no argument as to why we should change the definition of a word that has held a specific definition for thousands of years.
That's right, words never change do they? The word gay originally meant "lighthearted", "joyous" or "bright and showy." It then got a negative connotation as early as 1637, either sexual e.g., gay woman "prostitute", gay man "womanizer", gay house "brothel", or otherwise, e.g., gay dog "over-indulgent man" and gay deceiver "deceitful and lecherous".

In America by 1897 the expression gay cat referred to a hobo, especially a younger hobo in the company of an older one; by 1935, it was used in prison slang for a homosexual boy; and by 1951 and clipped to gay, referred to homosexuals. So what about changing the definition of a word.

Or consider the word Demagogue which originally meant "popular leader, It is from the Greek d&#275;mag&#333;gós "leader of the people", from d&#275;mos "people" + ag&#333;gós "leading, guiding". Now the word has strong connotations of a politician who panders to emotions and prejudice.--just like all the right wing fundamentalist religious zealots that say that marriage means only one thing. I think there's a pretty strong perspective that the definition of "marriage" in our culture today includes the union between any two people.

But then, many people that base their existence out of fear can't really deal with change, can they?
John Willow

Hood River, OR

#28 May 4, 2012
Because its the right thing.
Correction Please

France

#29 May 10, 2012
MNT MAN wrote:
Hate to break up the high fiveing and patting each other on the back. Homosexuality is wrong. God called it an abomination and punished it and continues to punish it with plaques. Aids, Hiv, other sexual transmitted diseases what more proof do you need. Oh yeah why your trying to change the instution of marriage why don't you just let all unnatural relationships marry? If love is love. If people should have the right to marry anyone or (any thing) why not let the 50 year old pervert marry the 13 year old child, the animal fornicator marry their significant other, the inbreds marry, and/or the man that wants 10 wifes/husbands/partners/exc. If we change marriage to except one unholy unnatural relationship why not all unholy unnatural relationships? Traditional marriage=morales and values. "The new improved institution of marriage"=a messed up Jerry Springer Nightmare. Lol. Thank you for your time. God bless.
Spot on !!!
Nic Richards

Goldendale, WA

#30 May 18, 2012
First, because it's naturally and justifiably right. Second, this whole argument about the definition of the word 'marriage' is ridiculous. Societies, vocabulary, culture, people and ideas evolve and must be allowed to evolve or our humanity will never out grow it's infancy...Racism anyone?? Clinging to iron age dogma and rhetoric to justify a words definition is irresponsible and cowardice.

Let's rely more on empathy and logic. It's time we move forward people.
Ansley

Portland, OR

#31 May 30, 2012
The Buble explains why gay marriages are wrong
MerryLady

The Dalles, OR

#33 Aug 19, 2012
MNT MAN wrote:
Hate to break up the high fiveing and patting each other on the back. Homosexuality is wrong. God called it an abomination and punished it and continues to punish it with plaques. Aids, Hiv, other sexual transmitted diseases what more proof do you need. Oh yeah why your trying to change the instution of marriage why don't you just let all unnatural relationships marry? If love is love. If people should have the right to marry anyone or (any thing) why not let the 50 year old pervert marry the 13 year old child, the animal fornicator marry their significant other, the inbreds marry, and/or the man that wants 10 wifes/husbands/partners/exc. If we change marriage to except one unholy unnatural relationship why not all unholy unnatural relationships? Traditional marriage=morales and values. "The new improved institution of marriage"=a messed up Jerry Springer Nightmare. Lol. Thank you for your time. God bless.
In the United States, the constitution was written based on a belief that there is a separation of church and state. Therefore, you have no logical argument against Same Sex Marriage. Remember that you are not God and only He has the power to pass judgement...
Tyrone

The Dalles, OR

#34 Aug 27, 2012
If everybody turned gay there would be no reproduction and the world would end!
Tyrone

The Dalles, OR

#35 Aug 27, 2012
Oh and dudes, butts are for pooping!
Jeannie

Portland, OR

#36 Sep 26, 2012
This would not be a big deal if each person was treated equally under the law. It only became a problem when someone determined it should be to their personal advantage to be married.
RAB

Vancouver, WA

#37 May 22, 2013
I am Pro LOVE!

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