Gay Marriage Debate - Richmond, MO

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D E

Jefferson City, MO

#1 Jul 31, 2010
As a Christian, I oppose gay marriages. A marriage is between a man and a woman to enable them to have children and form a family. I do not put down or make fun of gays any more than I do thieves, gossipers, or any other sinner. I simply do not think we need to make special accommodations for one sin over another.
Guest

Clinton, IA

#2 Jul 31, 2010
Lets ask Chris Keen what he thinks!
True

Clinton, IA

#3 Jul 31, 2010
ROMANS Read it!

24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. 25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. 26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.
True

Clinton, IA

#4 Jul 31, 2010
Romans 1
Norton

Kansas City, MO

#5 Jul 31, 2010
True wrote:
Romans 1
You got that right! Why won't they read it?
Madax

Bay City, MI

#6 Aug 1, 2010
True wrote:
My imaginary friend told me he doesn't like homosexuality.
Aren't you a little old for imaginary friends?
Lovesthegays

Lexington, MO

#7 Aug 1, 2010
Laws all pretty much have some christian bias to them. We need to seperate this closed mindedness with out laws. Pertaining to this one, just let them be happy!
ClosedMindedPeop leSuck

Lexington, MO

#8 Aug 1, 2010
D E wrote:
As a Christian, I oppose gay marriages. A marriage is between a man and a woman to enable them to have children and form a family. I do not put down or make fun of gays any more than I do thieves, gossipers, or any other sinner. I simply do not think we need to make special accommodations for one sin over another.
Thats half the problem with all these laws today...They were all made on the foundation of christianity. We need to seperate church and state. Let these people be happy and stop the closed mindedness.
country guest

United States

#9 Aug 1, 2010
My only question for those of you forcing your religious views on others is: why do you really care what others do in their private lives? Why do you care if they get 'married' or not?

I thought the Constitution guaranteed freedom of religion? I guess only if it is a Christian denomination you are free to choose.
Anti shock jocks

Clinton, IA

#10 Aug 1, 2010
I would also like to add that being a christian myself...I also know that God teaches we shouldn't pass judgement on others. Love thy neighbor.
Read it All

Clinton, IA

#11 Aug 1, 2010
Anti shock jocks wrote:
I would also like to add that being a christian myself...I also know that God teaches we shouldn't pass judgement on others. Love thy neighbor.
The Bible mentions homosexuality as a sin maybe a half-dozen times total. It mentions caring for the poor over 100 times. Interesting that these neocons are so worried about the gays, yet they hate the idea of covering the poor with healthcare. They pick and choose what parts of The Bible they want to follow.
Norton

Lees Summit, MO

#12 Aug 1, 2010
Read Romans chapter 1. I told you people don't read it, don't want to believe it......but it says, very plainly, that you go to hell if you don't repent of your sins and change your ways. It's a no-brainer. If people want to live the gay lifestyle, it's absolutely their choice. They have to also pay the consequences. BTW, a person can't work their way to heaven and, although, caring for the poor is good and is Christian it won't get you to the pearly gates. The Bible says your works are as filthy rags to the Lord.
True

Clinton, IA

#13 Aug 1, 2010
We must depend entirely upon a personís
claim that his or her homosexuality is innate. The taint of political self-interest alone makes such evidence wholly untrustworthy. Self-declared homosexuals canít even prove that they really believe that their homosexuality is innate. Instead, they argue that homosexuality must be innate because no one would choose to be ďgayĒ and incur the resulting social stigma. This argument is invalid, since many people choose lifestyles that others condemn. Moreover, there are many homosexuals who freely admit that their
lifestyle is a voluntary preference.
True

Clinton, IA

#14 Aug 1, 2010
On the question of choice, it must be noted that all sex but rape is voluntary and thus every sexual act involves a conscious choice. A personís inclination toward a form of sexual conduct may not, for any number of reasons, be consciously chosen, but the mere existence of desire does not justify the act. To accept otherwise would be to validate adultery and pedophilia. Society has the right to require people to suppress harmful desires, even if it is difficult for them to do so.
True

Clinton, IA

#15 Aug 1, 2010
Madax wrote:
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Aren't you a little old for imaginary friends?
You have the wrong "true."
Madax

Bay City, MI

#16 Aug 1, 2010
True wrote:
We must depend entirely upon a personís
claim that his or her homosexuality is innate.
No we don't. Is your religion innate? Would it be OK with you if the government said Christians can't marry? Personally I think all religions are fairytales but its your right to believe what you want as long as you don't try to force other people to live by your beliefs or deny people rights.

Homosexuality doesn't hurt anybody, so there's no right to suppress it. Let people live their lives the way they want.
True wrote:
<quoted text>
You have the wrong "true."
I see you don't understand jokes.
ClosedMindedPeop leSuck

Lexington, MO

#17 Aug 2, 2010
Madax wrote:
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No we don't. Is your religion innate? Would it be OK with you if the government said Christians can't marry? Personally I think all religions are fairytales but its your right to believe what you want as long as you don't try to force other people to live by your beliefs or deny people rights.
Homosexuality doesn't hurt anybody, so there's no right to suppress it. Let people live their lives the way they want.
<quoted text>
I see you don't understand jokes.
Great point Maddox!
Guest

Richmond, KS

#18 Aug 2, 2010
D E wrote:
As a Christian, I oppose gay marriages. A marriage is between a man and a woman to enable them to have children and form a family. I do not put down or make fun of gays any more than I do thieves, gossipers, or any other sinner. I simply do not think we need to make special accommodations for one sin over another.
My grandmother told me it's unChristian like to judge other people.
Norton

Kansas City, KS

#19 Aug 2, 2010
Madax wrote:
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Homosexuality doesn't hurt anybody, so there's no right to suppress it. Let people live their lives the way they want.
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It hurts children! Just think......if everyone was a homo there wouldn't be any person living on this earth. So let the homo's live their lives the way they want but I don't think they have a right to mess up other people's lives, especially, children. It's too bad there is so much ignorance and very sad, too. Romans 1, read it! Anybody that reads the Bible knows this and it is so simple to understand if you just give it a chance.
WOW

Clinton, IA

#20 Aug 2, 2010
Norton wrote:
Read Romans chapter 1. I told you people don't read it, don't want to believe it......but it says, very plainly, that you go to hell if you don't repent of your sins and change your ways. It's a no-brainer. If people want to live the gay lifestyle, it's absolutely their choice. They have to also pay the consequences. BTW, a person can't work their way to heaven and, although, caring for the poor is good and is Christian it won't get you to the pearly gates. The Bible says your works are as filthy rags to the Lord.
Two points:

1. The Bible says ALL SIN will send you to hell if you do not repent, not just homosexuality.

2. You just tried to use scripture to excuse people from their Biblical mandate to help those who are less fortunate.

At least we see your hypocracy extends past your politics.

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