Gay Marriage Debate - Melbourne, AR

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Edith Taylor

Hardy, AR

#1 Jul 26, 2010
God created Adam and Eve mot Adam and Steve!
melbournemessiah

Mountain Home, AR

#2 Jul 26, 2010
Edith Taylor wrote:
God created Adam and Eve mot Adam and Steve!
I'm not going to get into the religious bullsh!t aspect. You should debate that in a kindergarten class and maybe they'll believe you. Your tactic of debate seems to be rhyming words with no real content behind it. As stated, go to an elementary school or rap forum and you might draw more people.

But if you look at gay marriage from a utilitarian aspect, the world's over-populated as it is, though you may not think it in this little town. If two dudes can't have kids and instead, may want to adopt a kid which may otherwise spend its life feeling unwanted, let them.

I generally don't mind religious nuts but when it starts affecting the quality of life by not looking at things from a clear perspective, then that's when I have a problem.
tommy cone

Mountain Home, AR

#3 Jul 26, 2010
don't tell me where to stick my pen!s
Anonbro

Anonymous Proxy

#4 Jul 27, 2010
Look, noone should discriminate against who a person should love. Woman with woman or man with man. Be tolerant. Life is understanding the way the world turns. Don't turn on the world.
hellno

Camp, AR

#5 Aug 9, 2010
if you wont to do the gay thing fine go for it we all have free will.but keep it out of my kids face's until there old enough to decide for them self's ok
anon

Ash Flat, AR

#6 Aug 11, 2010
Who cares if two people are happy and they want to marry one another, let them have at it.
anon

Ash Flat, AR

#7 Aug 11, 2010
Who cares if a man and a man or woman and woman marry. If they are happy, then no one else really matters. Just because some one is different doesn't give us the right to choose what they do behind closed doors. As far as marriage goes, think of the new revenues the communities would get, not to account for tax dollars, when these people marry and have a wedding. Yes its all about the benjamins. Another positive note is if they divorce think of all the blood sucking attornys out there that would have a job instead of filing frivilous lawsuits.
I will tell when you do

Cherokee Village, AR

#8 Aug 12, 2010
First, if Melbournemessiah wants people to take him/her seriously, use your name and don't come out bashing religious notions. That kind of intolerance is as bad if not worse than the "hypocrites" you can't stand.
Second, while Edith has a point, that is NOT the way to go about it.
Third, most of the posts on this sight are meant soley for the purpose of causing arguments and talking trash about people and their views, which is why I've kept to myself most of the time.
Finally, I believe that homosexual relationships are inappropriate and wrong, but they are not unforgivable atrocities. I am a believer in a Holy God and in His Word, which states that it is sin, and if I say I believe in Him then I can't pick what is sin and what isn't...He sets that standard. However, that also means that I am not judge, jury, and executioner for the people of the world. I am here to love God and love people, plain and simple. One last note on why I feel the way I do on this subject. Look at it from a logical and biological stance: two males nor two females can reproduce. PERIOD. Can they share life experiences together? Sure. Can they develop a meaningful relationship? Sure. But it doesn't have to become sexual. We shouldn't allow ourselves to be governed by our emotions or desires. If we justify it by saying the feelings are only natural then we can start justifying anything.
Murder: I was SO MAD, I couldn't help myself.
Envy: I liked what they had SO MUCH; I had to take it.
I think you get the point. Two words...Self Control
anongirl

Mountain Home, AR

#9 Aug 13, 2010
i think it should be about love..if u love someone no matter the sex then i think people should be tolerant
melbournemessiah

Mountain Home, AR

#10 Aug 13, 2010
I will tell when you do wrote:
First, if Melbournemessiah wants people to take him/her seriously, use your name and don't come out bashing religious notions. That kind of intolerance is as bad if not worse than the "hypocrites" you can't stand.
Second, while Edith has a point, that is NOT the way to go about it.
Third, most of the posts on this sight are meant soley for the purpose of causing arguments and talking trash about people and their views, which is why I've kept to myself most of the time.
Finally, I believe that homosexual relationships are inappropriate and wrong, but they are not unforgivable atrocities. I am a believer in a Holy God and in His Word, which states that it is sin, and if I say I believe in Him then I can't pick what is sin and what isn't...He sets that standard. However, that also means that I am not judge, jury, and executioner for the people of the world. I am here to love God and love people, plain and simple. One last note on why I feel the way I do on this subject. Look at it from a logical and biological stance: two males nor two females can reproduce. PERIOD. Can they share life experiences together? Sure. Can they develop a meaningful relationship? Sure. But it doesn't have to become sexual. We shouldn't allow ourselves to be governed by our emotions or desires. If we justify it by saying the feelings are only natural then we can start justifying anything.
Murder: I was SO MAD, I couldn't help myself.
Envy: I liked what they had SO MUCH; I had to take it.
I think you get the point. Two words...Self Control
How about you use your real name and then I can take you seriously? Do you take Jesus seriously since you don't know his real full name? I thought so. And so I say again, you're a hypocrite.

You spend that entire rant judging people while saying judging is wrong yet you get at me for judging. I regret to say again, you're a hypocrite.

You have a problem with judging, I don't. I look at things in a practical manner, not from religious dogma. It is our job as part of society to judge. We judge to protect the weak. If I feel you're picking on someone for whom hasn't enough financial, mental, physical faculties, or otherwise they're the underdog being picked on, I feel it's my place to judge to keep order in this society I'm a part of. And in this case, the minority here is homosexuals and I'm not about to let you or anyone else stomp all over them because your god told you to. If you bully a kid, an elder, a poor person or as I said, anyone who may not be able to defend themselves as well as the average person, I will judge you and take appropriate action to protect them or anyone in need of my help. I won't stand for someone bullying someone else or other people.
I will tell when you do

Cherokee Village, AR

#11 Aug 13, 2010
It is a basic fact of life that we have to make judgements based upon actions and motives, but you are absolutely right, we shouldn't judge people. I made that quite clear; it isn't our place.
On the other hand, how am I a hypocrite for standing for what I believe? It is no different than what you are doing. I simply stated my thoughts and provided reasoning for them. I did not express hostility in any way, yet I get the impression (feel free to correct me if I am wrong) that you somewhat irritated.
I'll give you that I can take you seriously without knowing your name; I was just being a tad facetious.
Also, I don't have a problem with judging. I don't go around beating homosexuals on the head with a Bible. When asked my opinion -which this thread did- I will express it. I know people that participate in lots of lifestyles, and I never preach at them or as you say "pick on someone".
One question. You said, "I look at things in a practical manner, not from religious dogma." So why didn't you respond to my stance from a reproductive and biological view? That is one of the practical sides of the issue. I realize that you became angry at my perceived judging, but THAT just further validates my point that emotions tend to blind us. In your displeasure, you became fixated on one facet of my opinion; so again, please fell free to discuss this, but there is no need to lecture me nor should I lecture you.
melbournemessiah

Mountain Home, AR

#12 Aug 13, 2010
I will tell when you do wrote:
It is a basic fact of life that we have to make judgements based upon actions and motives, but you are absolutely right, we shouldn't judge people. I made that quite clear; it isn't our place.
On the other hand, how am I a hypocrite for standing for what I believe? It is no different than what you are doing. I simply stated my thoughts and provided reasoning for them. I did not express hostility in any way, yet I get the impression (feel free to correct me if I am wrong) that you somewhat irritated.
I'll give you that I can take you seriously without knowing your name; I was just being a tad facetious.
Also, I don't have a problem with judging. I don't go around beating homosexuals on the head with a Bible. When asked my opinion -which this thread did- I will express it. I know people that participate in lots of lifestyles, and I never preach at them or as you say "pick on someone".
One question. You said, "I look at things in a practical manner, not from religious dogma." So why didn't you respond to my stance from a reproductive and biological view? That is one of the practical sides of the issue. I realize that you became angry at my perceived judging, but THAT just further validates my point that emotions tend to blind us. In your displeasure, you became fixated on one facet of my opinion; so again, please fell free to discuss this, but there is no need to lecture me nor should I lecture you.
I didn't say we shouldn't judge people. In fact, I argued for it as long as it does its purpose to keep the peace and protect the weak.

Hypocrite as defined by Webster:

1 : a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
2 : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings

I stand affirmed in my view. And I admit myself I can be a hypocrite, I've elaborated below. Basically, playing on the other team can weed out the weak and the team I'm really on that much stronger. So sometimes I argue for and against my own views.

As for looking at the issue from a "biological and reproductive" stance, what does this have to do with that? If these people get married and can't or won't have kids, what's wrong with not reproducing? As stated before, there's kids who really need a home out there and if some nice couple wants to adopt and they're fit to raise a child, fine by me. From a psychological perspective, I've seen no data anywhere to confirm that a straight married couple can take care of a child any better than a homosexual couple.

And saying that emotion blinds us.... let me ask you this, from what do you speak? Do you wish things to happen certain ways because you love your god and all its people? You wish peace upon others because you love them? Right. I speak from emotion as well, it's what drives all of us. To me, this is what love is, it is accepting people and only judging them if you take a practical stance in the matter and realize they may be doing more harm than good for themselves, their own, or others. My master is peace, that's what I try to accomplish, it's what speaks from me. If I feel I have to be angry a bit to counter balance things towards peace, then so be it.

This said, it's good to speak with people here who can converse as reasonably as yourself. I don't usually expect that here. I accept your view also, I just don't agree with it. I'm conservative myself and a bit wary of changing basic marriage law but this is one of the subjects I feel people look at with way too much religious dogma instead of by practical means.
david burrow himself

Ash Flat, AR

#13 Aug 16, 2010
i hate queers
david burrow himself

Ash Flat, AR

#16 Aug 16, 2010
i aint from willford im from guion
cca

Russellville, AR

#18 Nov 4, 2010
the bible said it is wrong so it is
Lerxsthog

Mountain Home, AR

#19 Nov 4, 2010
Logically and practically, it's wrong.
christian voice

Mountain Home, AR

#20 Nov 4, 2010
it is illegal and immoral
GetReal

Hardy, AR

#21 Nov 16, 2010
love knows no gender . I dot believe it should be called marrige but a union or promise sure. Either way if someone is probably not going to make it to heaven anyway let them do what makes them happy here because it's all they will have .
GetReal

Hardy, AR

#22 Nov 16, 2010
You people make me sad. You do or donor agree and that is fine but let people be happy.
Oviously you don't understand that people glbt or s are all the same on the inside.
Anonymous

Violet Hill, AR

#23 Nov 16, 2010
I feel if it makes them happy then who are we to say what is wrong and what is right. It's not our place to judge or choose the way people live. Let God do that. Everyone can make their own choices so I believe we should give them the right too.

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