Gay Marriage Debate - Madison, WI

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10th cavalary spectre

Madison, WI

#1 Jul 27, 2010
Everyone's constitutional liberty.

Since: Jul 10

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#2 Aug 7, 2010
Traditional "marriage" between males and females is religious based. All American citizens are protected by our Constitution & Bill of Rights to freely choose if we want to be bound by religious doctrine or not. It's not the will of the majority, the popular opinion of the day, or the new conservative elected official's call. It is an individual's inalienable right to decide for themselves. Nothing more, nothing less!
mari leigh

Canberra, Australia

#3 Aug 11, 2010
Marriage is between a man and a woman, not two people of the same sex. Stop usurping words for your own convenience. Call it anything else you want to, but it's NOT MARRIAGE! Isn't it enough for you that you already have equal rights! Concoct some other word for your relationship, but it is not and never will or can be MARRIAGE!

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#4 Aug 12, 2010
mari leigh wrote:
Marriage is between a man and a woman, not two people of the same sex. Stop usurping words for your own convenience. Call it anything else you want to, but it's NOT MARRIAGE! Isn't it enough for you that you already have equal rights! Concoct some other word for your relationship, but it is not and never will or can be MARRIAGE!
Man/Woman (humans) did not give us free will, God did. It is hard to understand that we (humans) as individual are not on the planet to live up to someone else expectation of what we should be or do. The vast majority of us are more than able to decide for ourselves which paths in life we will take. Some of the greater challenges are the people among us who believe for whatever reason they are superior to other people and are entitle to dictate to other what they should or should not do. In my opinion, a major factor in wars. There is a great spiritual leader named Eckhart Tolle and he has written several great books about the human ego. The Power of Now and A New Earth are just two of Mr. Tolles wonderful books--contributions to help us all live in peace with each other no matter what.

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#5 Aug 13, 2010
Just because you are different does not mean you get rights. If that is the lifestyle you choose then you know the sacrifices you must make to live it

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#6 Aug 13, 2010
If you choose to be different than mainstream America that is alright. You just need to live the way you choose without the blessing and benefit of the people and State of Wisconsin.

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#7 Aug 13, 2010
If you choose to live different than the normal of main stream America this is alright. By choosing your life style does not grant you rights how ever.
velcroboy

Madison, WI

#8 Sep 30, 2010
What two people do in the privacy of their own homes is their business, nobody else's. Along with the constitutional right to the pursuit of happiness, if it makes them happy let em do it. If a couple of people are married it affects that couple and no one else. No one else is affected by this, so how do they feel they have the right to intervene? Mind your own buissiness and let others be happy.

“meow”

Since: Apr 07

Madison, Wisconsin(The Town )

#9 Nov 27, 2010
People should be allowed to marry the person they love no matter what sex they are.
Blah Blah

United States

#10 Jun 27, 2011
Gay Marriage sends the wrong message.
It tells people it's ok to do it for Tax reasons and benefits that otherwise these folks wouldn't get as single gay people.
On the Moral side it is un-natural and promote self illness and a depraved mind.
Jesus would not approve of Gay Marriage...but Jesus would like to save gay people from there sinful life if they would just ask Jesus for salvation as there lord and savior.

“meow”

Since: Apr 07

Madison, Wisconsin(The Town )

#11 Jul 4, 2011
Blah Blah wrote:
Gay Marriage sends the wrong message.
It tells people it's ok to do it for Tax reasons and benefits that otherwise these folks wouldn't get as single gay people.
On the Moral side it is un-natural and promote self illness and a depraved mind.
Jesus would not approve of Gay Marriage...but Jesus would like to save gay people from there sinful life if they would just ask Jesus for salvation as there lord and savior.
Jesus would rather NOT have people saying what he would or would not approve of, since obviously he's not here to correct any wrong information you give out. You should not assume you know what he would have thought.
Joe

Madison, WI

#12 Sep 20, 2011
Marriage is defined differently by different cultures. A man and a woman is just our American religious interpretation of an idea thats been around way before christians.
white pride

United States

#13 Nov 2, 2011
nuh-uh they ain't getting medi bens. There r 2 many damn lesbians in Madison! I never did understand how if they love woman why they all look like men??!
Blank

Wise, VA

#14 Nov 2, 2011
Blah Blah wrote:
Gay Marriage sends the wrong message.
It tells people it's ok to do it for Tax reasons and benefits that otherwise these folks wouldn't get as single gay people.
On the Moral side it is un-natural and promote self illness and a depraved mind.
Jesus would not approve of Gay Marriage...but Jesus would like to save gay people from there sinful life if they would just ask Jesus for salvation as there lord and savior.
JESUS NEVVER MENTIONED HOMOSEXUALITY!!! Jesus taught about love, peace, tolerance, understanding, being NON-Judgemental and helping the sick & poor!! If homosexuality was such a big issue, why did Jesus never mention it? Also, Jesus's teachings on helping poor and sick would probably make Him an outcast among many of today's Evangelicals!! Too many people just talk about what they hate or oppose or hate, or try to inflict THEIR views on others in religion! I would not presume to speak for Jesus, but i think He might be appalled at the hate-filled, judgemental, & disregard for poor and sick that so often passes for "religion" these days! Sad....
Delbert

Johnson City, TN

#15 Nov 4, 2011
HOMOSEXUAL IMPULSES AND OTHER UNGODLY TRAITS
The Bible, God’s revelation to us, depicts two groups, virgins, that claim to be His in Matthew Chap 25. One group has oil in their lamps, Holy Spirit, the others don’t. One group represents overcomers, the other group claims to be His, but are not.

King David , in Psalm 51 stated “ I was shapen in iniquity, in sin did my mother conceive me”. That is the nature of man’s condition when born into this world. We have inherited hearts that are averse to the heart of our heavenly father. Then we furthermore fall under the influence of others of like condition and of various ungodly practices in our daily experiences. Of all these associations we form our habits and personalities. We become a composite of inherited and cultivated influences.“There is none righteous, no not one, for all have come short of the glory of God”. Rom.3:10.

We are not to trust the impulses, habits and urges of the flesh, but St. Paul tells us in Romans seven that there is a law in our members that wants dominance wants to retain control over us, even when we strive to do right against urges and habits.

When we are baptized into Christ and wish to repent of these things, we enter the “race that is set before us” Paul says (1Cor. 9:24, Heb 12:1, 2Tim. 4:7). As we seek to follow the direction and correction given in God’s word, the natural heart, is always ready to overtake us and retain dominance. But God says “Where sin abounds, grace much more abounds”. Rom. 5:20. He says in John 1:12,“As many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God”.(If we weren’t God’s sons before, then whose sons we’re we?) We don’t need power to be forgiven, but we very often need power to overcome the inclinations of the natural heart. We “come boldly before the throne of grace to receive mercy and grace to help in time of need” Heb 1:16.

The world tells us to follow our hearts, but God tells us to follow His heart.“Let this mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus”. And “Lean not to your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths”. When we try to take our natural born impulses and insist that we are right to follow through practicing it’s demands, and claim to be Christians, then we make a God of our own contrivance, another Jesus and another Gospel, and are surely deceived. And when we take pleasure in those (support or encourage) that do such things against which God has clearly condemned, we condemn ourselves.

We are to trust God for direction, not ourselves. We surrender to His “Way, truth, and life”. We die to self daily, and take up our cross; that which crosses the affections of the natural heart, and walk in the path of righteousness that He lays out for us. By His direction and power we give up our life and take on His life. It’s a life for a life.“ He that overcometh shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be my son” Rev 21:7. Get in the race. The door of mercy won’t be open forever.

Since: Nov 11

Madison, WI

#17 Nov 7, 2011
I know many gay people & couples. Many of the couples have been together for years, and have worked to overcome the extra barriers they encounter as same-sex partners. The ones who have chosen to have children are committed, supportive parents.
I see no reason that they should not enjoy the same legal rights as heterosexual married couples do.
Law

Omaha, NE

#18 Nov 7, 2011
cynicann wrote:
I know many gay people & couples. Many of the couples have been together for years, and have worked to overcome the extra barriers they encounter as same-sex partners. The ones who have chosen to have children are committed, supportive parents.
I see no reason that they should not enjoy the same legal rights as heterosexual married couples do.
But you DO have a problem with people exercising their 2nd Amendment rights. Hypocrite!
Stephanie

Madison, WI

#19 Jan 17, 2012
Religion should have no bearing on a person's rights. Civil unions, while progress, are just another example of how "separate but equal" doesn't actually mean equality.
Summer

Verona, WI

#20 Jan 17, 2012
Just fair.
Anonymous

Madison, WI

#21 Jan 17, 2012
Honestly, 90% of these opposing excuses are religious, and aren't I correct that church and state should be separate? I'm disappointed in this city. On another note, I may be wrong, but doesn't the bible also say that we can't have tattoos, or even wear polyester? Yet there's absolutely no uproar over that. Times have changed, people.

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