Gay Marriage Debate - St. Marys, GA

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anon

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#21
Aug 1, 2010
 
Bill Graham wrote:
Jesus never said sex between a man a woman was sinful. He said a man laying with another man was sinful. So he declared gay sex to be a sin.
Since you do not seem to be ready to answer my question, I will give you the answer. Jesus did not say that a man laying with another man was sinful. This quote comes from Leviticus in the Old Testament.

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#22
Aug 1, 2010
 
Oh great. The vote has changed since yesterday when it was 3 - "for" and 9 - "against".
Now it is 11 - "for" and 10 - "against".

Keith must have had a slumber party.
Poll Taker

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#23
Aug 1, 2010
 
Are Keith and Jay Polical llies
ronjo

Norridgewock, ME

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#24
Aug 1, 2010
 
I don't give a damn if a person is gay or not. The best Medic I ever had work on me in a combat zone (1966)was gay. Do you think I cared that he was Gay or not! For that matter, if you were in a life threatening situation and a gay was saving your life, Would you be so loud and opinionated about this subject? I think not. Nuf Said.

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#25
Aug 1, 2010
 
ronjo wrote:
I don't give a damn if a person is gay or not. The best Medic I ever had work on me in a combat zone (1966)was gay. Do you think I cared that he was Gay or not! For that matter, if you were in a life threatening situation and a gay was saving your life, Would you be so loud and opinionated about this subject? I think not. Nuf Said.
I couldn't care less if a guy is gay or straight. But when two gay guys or lesbians want to tie the knot and call it "marriage", I think it is bull ****. Marriage is between a man and a woman. Has been since the beginning of time. If they want to call it something else, have at it.

You kind of changed the subject there, ronjo. Stay on topic.
Rosannadanna

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#26
Aug 1, 2010
 
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#27
Aug 1, 2010
 
ronjo wrote:
I don't give a damn if a person is gay or not. The best Medic I ever had work on me in a combat zone (1966)was gay. Do you think I cared that he was Gay or not! For that matter, if you were in a life threatening situation and a gay was saving your life, Would you be so loud and opinionated about this subject? I think not. Nuf Said.
In 66 in RVN a "Queer" would not have dared state so, he would have been fragged.......if one is of a sexual orientation that is contrary to nature, so be it.....but dont flaunt it.....keep it "in the closet"........
Roseannadanna

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#28
Aug 1, 2010
 
Sorry...gay marriage is NOT normal! DUH! I was approached by a lesbian and punched her in the face jut to verify my response.'Ya think she got it?

Marrige is by a male and female...perversion is by two sick individuals of the slame sex = gay! Do you comprehend Vietnam Vet or do you suffer from postpartum war brain injury? Dude, just wondering...how did you even know he was gay? Oops...a little too much information---we REALLY don't want to know, "Ronjo" ----yikes...sounds like "J-low"----I'm not going there either.
P.S. Glad you're alive because of your frolicsome fellow.
P.S. My guess is your not of the intellect.
ronjo

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#29
Aug 1, 2010
 
He did keep it quiet, he didn't hit on any us. I or anyone else on my team would have protected him. He was a male nurse in Boston before he was drafted. No one can tell me there were not "Queers" in RVN in 65/66
If you had been to any Field Hosp. around Saigon you would have known. Doctors, females & male nurses although I will say a "Queer" field med was a rare bird he was the only one I knwe of.
Bill Graham

Saint Marys, GA

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#30
Aug 1, 2010
 
I spend 24 years in the military and served with a few queers. We all knew they were but they kept it to themselves. As long as the fruit loops kept to themselves no one bothered them.
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#31
Aug 1, 2010
 
Bill Graham wrote:
I spend 24 years in the military and served with a few queers. We all knew they were but they kept it to themselves. As long as the fruit loops kept to themselves no one bothered them.
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "they kept it to themselves". If you all knew who they were, they must not have kept it to themselves very well. Would you be satisfied if "they" got married but kept to themselves?

My point is still, I don't feel threatened by gay marriage and I don't think that what 2 consenting adults, married or not, do in the privacy of their bedroom is any of my business.
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#32
Aug 1, 2010
 
Just for clarification My Name is Ron Johnson, I spent 21+ years in the Army. I did not pick the ronjo it was given to me by my fellow service members. I'm 67 now and honestly I don't give a Good G@d D@@M what others say or think about me. I try to live an honest life. I try to respect others, Yes! even Jay. I do have opinions and on occasion voice them!!!

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#33
Aug 1, 2010
 
A hot dog is a wienie and a bun. Two wienies or two buns do not make a hot dog.

A marriage is a man and a woman. I will never call a same sex union a marriage.

How about a pairiage. Or, for example, Keith and John are pairied. Or Deborah and Mary are pairied.

I'll compromise with that.
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#34
Aug 2, 2010
 
Queers, fruitloops or other names I wont post, were in the military through time. Many were good at their MOS but, they kept "it in the closet", they did not hold hands, kiss, or lick another's ear in public. The fastest way to Destroy the US Military is to allow the openly "gay" to serve. And I dont give a good tinkers damn what argument one presents to the contrary, that is a FACT.
Same goes for marriage, 1 man and 1 woman. Oh yea, check the FACTS on how a society survives related to childbirth. So tell me, how do we survive as a society/nation with gay marriage?
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#35
Aug 2, 2010
 
crab bait wrote:
A hot dog is a wienie and a bun. Two wienies or two buns do not make a hot dog.
A marriage is a man and a woman. I will never call a same sex union a marriage.
How about a pairiage. Or, for example, Keith and John are pairied. Or Deborah and Mary are pairied.
I'll compromise with that.
That would be fine with me, but I would never be involved in a "pairriage" so it's not re3ally my call. As far as I am concerned, call it anything you want as long as the "pairried" individuals have the same rights as the rest of us. But why bother to make up a new word? Just call it what it is---marriage. It doesn't effect me or my marriage one way or the other. My point is that we are just making to much out of the whole thing.
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Aug 2, 2010
 
chum wrote:
Queers, fruitloops or other names I wont post, were in the military through time. Many were good at their MOS but, they kept "it in the closet", they did not hold hands, kiss, or lick another's ear in public. The fastest way to Destroy the US Military is to allow the openly "gay" to serve. And I dont give a good tinkers damn what argument one presents to the contrary, that is a FACT.
Same goes for marriage, 1 man and 1 woman. Oh yea, check the FACTS on how a society survives related to childbirth. So tell me, how do we survive as a society/nation with gay marriage?
I don't think that allowing heterosexual couples in the military to hold hands, kiss, or lick another's ear in public is beneficial to the service either. All we need to do is to hold everyone to the same standards. It is a well known but usually unspoken fact that heterosexual harrassment and rape is a much larger problem in the military than any problem caused by gays.

Gay marriage will have no effect on how a society survives related to childbirth. Gays are very unlikely to have children whether they are married or not. Those of us who are heterosexual greatly outnumber homosexuals. We can and will continue to procreate without their help.

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#37
Aug 2, 2010
 
anon wrote:
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That would be fine with me, but I would never be involved in a "pairriage" so it's not re3ally my call. As far as I am concerned, call it anything you want as long as the "pairried" individuals have the same rights as the rest of us. But why bother to make up a new word? Just call it what it is---marriage. It doesn't effect me or my marriage one way or the other. My point is that we are just making to much out of the whole thing.
As I said, I have no problem with same sex unions. But call it marriage, and I will fight to the end. Call it anything else is fine with me. Many marriages, specifically those performed in a church by an ordained person of God, are "sanctified". They are set apart as holy. They are made sacred.

By definition, since the beginning of time, marriage has been defined as between a man and a woman. I will not accept that definition to be tainted by same sex unions.

Just to throw this out there.......what if a man and a woman were getting married and the marrying official said to the gathering, "This beautiful couple has DECIDED to permanently refrain from conventional man-woman sex for the duration of their marriage. They have committed to the gay lifestyle of, only engaging in manual, oral, and anal sex for their mutual gratification for the duration of their marriage". I would say they weren't MARRIED, either.

So I don't care what the gay community wants. I don't care how the governing legislative bodies vote. I don't care how the courts rule. A same sex couple will never be "married" in my eyes.

But that's just me.



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#38
Aug 2, 2010
 
crab bait wrote:
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As I said, I have no problem with same sex unions. But call it marriage, and I will fight to the end. Call it anything else is fine with me. Many marriages, specifically those performed in a church by an ordained person of God, are "sanctified". They are set apart as holy. They are made sacred.
By definition, since the beginning of time, marriage has been defined as between a man and a woman. I will not accept that definition to be tainted by same sex unions.
Just to throw this out there.......what if a man and a woman were getting married and the marrying official said to the gathering, "This beautiful couple has DECIDED to permanently refrain from conventional man-woman sex for the duration of their marriage. They have committed to the gay lifestyle of, only engaging in manual, oral, and anal sex for their mutual gratification for the duration of their marriage". I would say they weren't MARRIED, either.
So I don't care what the gay community wants. I don't care how the governing legislative bodies vote. I don't care how the courts rule. A same sex couple will never be "married" in my eyes.
But that's just me.
The answer seems so very simple. If you do not believe in gay marriage, do not marry someone of the same sex. If you believe that gay sex is sinful, do not indulge in sex with someone of the same sex. I agree with you. The idea of me marrying or having sex with a person of the same sex totally creeps me out. But it is no problem because I have never done it and I never will. If two other people feel differently. that is their right and it is none of my business.

Some marriages are performed in a place of worship by an ordained minister, priest, rabbi or other "person of God". These unions are often described as "sanctified" or "holy." Other marriages are performed by a justice of the peace without mention of God. These marriages are equal in the eyes of the law. Some churches and ministers are willing to join gay couples in "holy matrimony." Once again the answer seems simple. If you do not believe that gay marriage should be sanctified, do not belong to a church that recognizes gay marriage.

Just live your life as best you can the way you have been taught. And don't lie awake nights worrying about how other people live theirs. There are millions of gay people in the world. They have the same right to liberty and happiness as the rest of us. Gay marriage is not coming someday; it is already here. In our lifetime, it will be common and our children will wonder why some of us were so afraid of its coming.

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#39
Aug 2, 2010
 
It's amazing how people use the bible to justify their beliefs picking and choosing what they like and don't like about the bible and sometimes use the old testament to justify an answer when they don't like what the new testament says.

It seems to me that the Pilgrims came to the new world to worship in freedom...the New King James Bible was written to satisfy the beliefs of King James...Henry the VIII broke from the Catholic Church so he could create his own church and divorce his wife...The founding fathers wanted their freedom but allowed slavery to exist because they wanted the southern states to join in the ratification to rebel against the king...We fought a civil war to give everyone freedom....women had to fight to vote...then they have to fight to get equal pay and have a job...It wasn't until the 60's did America truly allow true freedoms to the people being looked down upon because of their skin color, sex, and religion. And, even now people are treated by how they look, act or what others have told.

Marriage is only as godly as the two people allow...most marriages end in divorce and of those more than half will not step into a church and bring God into their family.

Gay Marriage will happen eventually just like equal rights happened, women voting happened, freedom of religion happened. Don't force your opinions on others because we are human and full of flaws...he without sin cast the first stone.

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Aug 2, 2010
 
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