Gay Marriage Debate - Newton, NC

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Karen Meliones

Lincolnton, NC

#1 Aug 9, 2010
I'm gay we got married in MA been married 6 years

Lincolnton, NC

#2 Aug 19, 2010
Let people love and marry who they want

Greenville, SC

#3 Aug 19, 2010
gay is wrong and will always be wrong, nothing will ever change the honest to Gods truth.

Greenville, SC

#4 Aug 19, 2010
gay is sin and will always be, repent means to change, so there is hope

United States

#5 Aug 28, 2010
A marriage license comes from the state not the church. A marriage license grants legal rights to married couples. It is discrimination to deny gays the right to marry. It is also a violation of the separation of church and state clause in our constitution as it is the church that is opposed to gay marriage. It was not too long ago that interracial marriage was prohibited, also there was a time when marrying outside of your religion wasn't allowed!

Iron Station, NC

#6 Jan 17, 2012
I absolutely support marriage between two consenting adults who are ready to make a commitment, regardless of their sexual orientation. Allowing homosexual couples to marry honestly shouldn't even be a debate. This is about a right that should be extended to all adults. We live in country that was established on a the principle of separation of church and state. It seems that a lot of people are forgetting that. We can't and shouldn't make laws based on what the Bible says. It goes completely against the values of this nation. It saddens me that people can justify such blatant discrimination because of a Christian belief. I believe in God too but I was always taught that loving your neighbor was an important facet of Christianity, not that we should all hate and discriminate one another.

Lexington, SC

#7 Jan 18, 2012
God Loves Everyone, but he hates the abomination and sin of homosexuality. Because we dont agree with you does not mean we hate you. In the beginning God created Man and Woman. Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. If You believe in God then you have to believe in the Bible. The scripture is cut and dried, the homosexual will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. The Lord said it, I did'nt

Lexington, SC

#8 Jan 18, 2012
Its wrong in Gods eyes. Read the Bible

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Jan 18, 2012
The government shouldn't be based on Christianity. How would you like it if someone attempted to shove their religion down your throat?

Lexington, SC

#10 Jan 18, 2012
Truth wrote:
The government shouldn't be based on Christianity. How would you like it if someone attempted to shove their religion down your throat?
We are not shoving it down your throat, Thats just your way of trying to make us feel guilty for proclaiming the truth. Its not working. We will stand and proclaim the word of God and nobody will stop us. Agree or not were here to stay.

Lincolnton, NC

#11 Jan 18, 2012
I use to completely oppose same sex marriage but then things changed for me. I had a few gay friends and starting thinking 'What if my future children are gay? Would I want them to not be able to marry the person they fall in love with?' I realized my answer to this and began to open my mind up more. And then, this past summer, I met the love of my life whom just happens to be another girl. Love comes unexpectedly. I never thought I would be in love with another girl, but I am. I wouldn't have it any other way. I just hope one day we will be able to get married.
ignorance is bliss

Huntersville, NC

#12 Jan 19, 2012
If it is discovered that a bride is not a virgin, the Bible demands that she be executed by stoning immediately.
• MARK 10:1-12
Divorce in strictly forbidden in both Testaments, as is remarriage of anyone who has been divorced.
• MARK 12:18-27
If a man dies childless, his widow is ordered by biblical law to have intercourse with each of his brothers in turn until she bears her deceased husband a male heir.
The Bible also says that sex with a prostitute is acceptable for the husband but not for the wife. Polygamy is acceptable. Slavery and sex with slaves, marriage of girls age 11 – 13, and the treatment of woman as property are all acceptable practices in the Scriptures. The point that I am trying to make is this: all good literature is written within a context and many people are unaware of the culture and time in which the Bible was written. I believe that the authors of the Bible are the authority on matters of faith and can be trusted when they talk about God. I do not, however, feel they should be considered the final authorities on sexual orientation any more than they are the final authority on gravity or space travel.
I have studied the context in which both the Old and New Testaments were written. I have had many long conversations with my own Pastor, who is my spiritual council, about this topic and I am comfortable with my own beliefs. I would not say my interpretation is the ONLY interpretation – I am not that self-righteous. I would like to share my beliefs about some of the Scripture used in isolation to condemn.
GENESIS 19:1-14
The ancient story of Sodom – the city that was buried beneath the Dead Sea many centuries ago. Some people say that Sodom was destroyed because it was a city of sin that was overrun by homosexuals. Did you know that Jesus and five Old Testament prophets all speak of the sins that led to the destruction of Sodom and not one of them mentioned homosexuality? If you read Ezekiel 16:48-49 you will find it states “This is the sin of Sodom; she and her suburbs had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not help or encourage the poor and needy. They were arrogant and this was abominable in God’s eyes.” This city was destroyed simply because her people did not take God seriously in terms of caring for the poor, the hungry, the homeless, or the outcast. Sadly, this is still going on today.
LEVITICUS 18:22 and 20:13
18:22 –“You shall not lie with a man as one lies with a woman. It is an abomination.”
20:13 –“A man who sleeps with another man is an abomination and should be executed.”
Leviticus is actually a holiness code written over 3000 years ago for Jewish priests. Although most people only know these two verses, there is a lot more. Leviticus also includes prohibitions against rounded haircuts, working on the Sabbath, wearing garments of mixed-fabrics, eating pork or shellfish, and even playing with the carcass of pig (such as football). The word “abomination” in Hebrew (TO’EBAH) means behaviors that people of a certain time and place consider tasteless or offensive – not law. It is also important to point out that both Jesus and Paul said the holiness code in Leviticus does NOT pertain to Christian believers. Yet, most people do not know this or care to know it. They would rather quote two versus and condemn.
ignorance is bliss

Huntersville, NC

#13 Jan 19, 2012
So for all of you that used god or the bible, you better look inside your own home first..:-)

Greenville, SC

#14 Jan 20, 2012
why not

Greenville, SC

#15 Jan 20, 2012
Isaiah4j wrote:
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We are not shoving it down your throat, Thats just your way of trying to make us feel guilty for proclaiming the truth. Its not working. We will stand and proclaim the word of God and nobody will stop us. Agree or not were here to stay.
actually actually actually if one bases law off of a certain religious faith then you are kind of shoving it down our throats just saying.

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