Gay Marriage Debate - Toccoa, GA

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Tara Poole

Toccoa, GA

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Jan 18, 2012
 
What's to explain? Gay people deserve to get married just like straight people do. Simple as that.

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Jan 25, 2012
 
Let everyone who loves marry where they will

“Living Life Abundantly”

Since: Apr 11

Toccoa, GA

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Jan 27, 2012
 
I oppose it since I think homosexuality is immoral.
sparro8

Cleveland, GA

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Feb 4, 2012
 
The Book I read ,READS: " IF A MAN LIES WITH WITH A MALE , AS HE LIES WITH A WOMEN, BOTH OF THEM HAVE COMMITED AN ADBOMINATION. I CERTAINLY OPPOSE HOMOSEXUALITY
michael williams

Jefferson, GA

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Mar 16, 2012
 
homosexuality is disgusting its sick perverted and totally immoral. 2 male ends wont get you electricity nor will 2 female ends. women homosexuals need to have their vaginas cemented shut and male homosexuals should have their penises cut off.no marriage no way. any governor or president or house or congress thats supports gay marriage should be placed on a ship put in the middle of the ocean and be sunk. better yet ship the idiots into deep outerspace with a no return ticket.
michael williams

Jefferson, GA

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#6
Mar 16, 2012
 
its completely immoral and wrong
Chan San

Cleveland, GA

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Mar 17, 2012
 
sparro8 wrote:
The Book I read ,READS: " IF A MAN LIES WITH WITH A MALE , AS HE LIES WITH A WOMEN, BOTH OF THEM HAVE COMMITED AN ADBOMINATION. I CERTAINLY OPPOSE HOMOSEXUALITY
Opposing homosexuality is certainly your choice. On the other hand, the Constitution is explicit in offering everyone equal protection under the law - and that would cetainly include the legal definition of marriage.
More to the point, perhaps - letting religion set the laws in a society is a slippery slope - even if it's the religion you agree with. Because what do you do when it's NOT the religion you agree with? How many Americans believe that Sharia law should apply in places in America where Muslims are a majority?
Last point - since you're quoting scripture, I'm sure you've read it - and thus will be aware that Levitical law applies to the tribes of Israel - not to Gentiles. So citing the Mosaic law as justification for American law is insane - if we were to use any biblical law to set our codes, it would be Noahide law, which arguably applies to the tribes of Israel AND to Gentiles.

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Mar 17, 2012
 
Chan San wrote:
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Opposing homosexuality is certainly your choice. On the other hand, the Constitution is explicit in offering everyone equal protection under the law - and that would cetainly include the legal definition of marriage.
More to the point, perhaps - letting religion set the laws in a society is a slippery slope - even if it's the religion you agree with. Because what do you do when it's NOT the religion you agree with? How many Americans believe that Sharia law should apply in places in America where Muslims are a majority?
Last point - since you're quoting scripture, I'm sure you've read it - and thus will be aware that Levitical law applies to the tribes of Israel - not to Gentiles. So citing the Mosaic law as justification for American law is insane - if we were to use any biblical law to set our codes, it would be Noahide law, which arguably applies to the tribes of Israel AND to Gentiles.
But Homosexuality is immoral.
Who determines what is right and what is wrong? Why can a Mormon have 15 wives?
Why can't a man marry a 13 year old? Why isn't prostitution legal?
Why isn't porn allowed on network TV? Why can't people walk around nude if they wish?
The are numerous perverted things that should be allowed if there is no right or wrong defined, just open that door.
patricia

United States

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Jan 6, 2013
 
I am gay and everyone should be treated the same way.
Budd-Lake-Where

Florham Park, NJ

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Jan 29, 2013
 
ReckIess Abandon wrote:
I oppose it since I think homosexuality is immoral.
So I assume you think whoring 15 times a month is ok in the eyes of God?
Budd-Lake-Where

Florham Park, NJ

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Jan 29, 2013
 
michael williams wrote:
homosexuality is disgusting its sick perverted and totally immoral. 2 male ends wont get you electricity nor will 2 female ends. women homosexuals need to have their vaginas cemented shut and male homosexuals should have their penises cut off.no marriage no way. any governor or president or house or congress thats supports gay marriage should be placed on a ship put in the middle of the ocean and be sunk. better yet ship the idiots into deep outerspace with a no return ticket.
And while we're doing all this, we must not forget our good baptist church going hypocrits as well. Our good baptist men should have their penis's removed for their adultry, and baptist women's vagina's should be sewn up for whoring as well. The drunkard baptists should be tied to a post, funneled wine until they puke then forced to drink the brine. My hypacritical friend, ALL SIN will be judged, so you as you stand there with your stone need to be prepared to face your own GOD and his answer for your sins! Or would you rather hop on that space ship?
Budd-Lake-Where

Florham Park, NJ

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Jan 29, 2013
 
ReckIess Abandon wrote:
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But Homosexuality is immoral.
Who determines what is right and what is wrong? Why can a Mormon have 15 wives?
Why can't a man marry a 13 year old? Why isn't prostitution legal?
Why isn't porn allowed on network TV? Why can't people walk around nude if they wish?
The are numerous perverted things that should be allowed if there is no right or wrong defined, just open that door.
I would remind you that having sex with a person makes you married in the eyes of God or did you pass over that part? Welcome to the Baptist/morman faith!! How convienent my hypocrite. If every person's sex life was plastered on a tv screen (and God says it will be) just how many people would be standing there with ONE SPOUSE? Moral? The baptist church holds raffels for wal-mart gift cards or walks in a circle offering a cake for a cash ticket all while condeming slot-machines at the casino. They condemn alcohol while filling the bars and liquor stores out of town so no one will see them. I think every upstanding church going Christian should focus on Christ's forgiveness instead of God's judgement. There is but one God and One Judge and you my hypocrite aint him.
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Mar 22, 2013
 
I think that the institute of marriage is LOVE, and if 2 people love one another and have committed to one another then there should be no reason for them not to be able to marry if they so choose. The fact remains I am christian and I believe that the God I serve is the God that said I Am Love!, so without God there would be no love period, But as for the secular value and debate i have is to keep church and state separate, in the united states we are free to worship any religion we are drawn to even the belief in non belief... So with that separated from the state and all of the religious views aside i see no legal reason why anyone of these people should not be eligible for marriage.
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Mar 22, 2013
 
Ok when you are married by the state there is nothing religious about it you are not having a church wedding, you are just signing legal documents that join you together.. If we do keep church and state separate which is not something the bible belt wants to hear but forcing religious and eisegetical doctrine out there for people doesn't seem to be Godly it in fact bares false witness of the Lord, but enough about Christianity and any other religion that is out there that Americans are free to follow, this is one country that isn't forcing the people to bow to a certain religion or heads roll.. This is the reason church and state should be separated, and there is nothing wrong with 2 people who love one another to marry, if their love is strong enough and most of the time when you feel strong enough to become married it means you are with that person till the day you or them die, and even without the paper these people will still love one another just as much as you love your husband or wife. It doesn't invade on any ones life, if it causes you to be uncomfortable at the thought of this then imagine what these people went through all of their lives as being homosexual they have been made feel uncomfortable, they have been made to feel fear, and oppression, jobs can fire people for simply being gay or homosexual and tell them that is the reason and there isn't anything legally that can be done. This is deplorable and we as a society have failed to treat our fellow man that God made himself and God don't make junk, and decided to hate them and worse isolate them and put them in a corner and make sure they feel unwelcome to be who they are, and who are we to decide who they are supposed to be? I say stop being ugly about this and allow everyone with a pulse to be able to marry anyone else with a pulse, and as far as a man marrying a dog or whatever, that's the most ridiculous argument of when are gay people going to stop asking for the normal rights of every other person, Dog's are animals they can't say I do, there are some creepy people out there that have sex with animals but they are normally straight. So I think it comes down to tolerance and that is something this town is bankrupt of.
Malcolm

Commerce, GA

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Jun 18, 2013
 
Ok, isnt marriage a christian institution? Like what sence would it make for a atheist for example to want to be baptised? Marriage is not granted by a judge or pastor, it is God who joins the man and woman in Holy matrimony. You know God does not support gay marriage, so if a pastor even agrees to it you are only fooling yourself. Let a judge or pastor declare that all men throughout all time are saved including ole satan himself, but it does not make it so. Let a judge or pastor declare homosexuals to be married and again, it does not make it so. If you want the same legal rights then who cares, then go ahead, but the church is not the ones who can grant legal rights .But stop trying to change ppls faith or church history, or create a false God so you can feel equal.If you want that, then do like christians are supposed to do and repent, and you will be. However this would mean you no longer wanted to marry the same sex, so it is futile. Why not find out what the hindu, muslems, or what some other religeon requires to be considered joined by God in marriage and force them to submit to your needs? Now if you feel you are christian then perhaps you have a argument to make, but all non-beleivers need to seek out acceptance from the govt for what they are dooing, not God, He already told you how He feels about it.Why do ppl not understand this??? HOLY MATRIMONY or MARRIAGE is a RELIGIOUS joining of a man and woman by GOD...... not man. If you are not christian or do not agree with Gods Word why in the world are you wanting to have anything to do with marriage??? Christians also circumsize.... are you dooing that, we also take communion.... among many other things. So many of the same ppl who want to take part or support gay marriage hate christians or there faith, yet beat the door down demanding to take part in there holy matrimony cerimonies. I just dont understand?
Dont like Hypocrites

Florham Park, NJ

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Jun 20, 2013
 
ReckIess Abandon wrote:
I oppose it since I think homosexuality is immoral.
So is adultry, fornication, drunkedness, stealing, cheating, coveting, shall I go on?
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Florham Park, NJ

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Jun 20, 2013
 
ReckIess Abandon wrote:
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But Homosexuality is immoral.
Who determines what is right and what is wrong? Why can a Mormon have 15 wives?
Why can't a man marry a 13 year old? Why isn't prostitution legal?
Why isn't porn allowed on network TV? Why can't people walk around nude if they wish?
The are numerous perverted things that should be allowed if there is no right or wrong defined, just open that door.
Well, why can't that door be opened if it's ok to kill babies in the womb, screw like rabbits, commit adultry on a whim, steal what is not yours, lie, covet - sorry Abandon but that door was opened with Soloman who had over 750 wives and concubines and he was the wisest of all men and stood in God's eye. There is only ONE judge and no human is it!!
bob

Cleveland, GA

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#18
Jun 24, 2013
 
its wrong
come on now

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Jun 24, 2013
 
Malcolm wrote:
Ok, isnt marriage a christian institution? Like what sence would it make for a atheist for example to want to be baptised? Marriage is not granted by a judge or pastor, it is God who joins the man and woman in Holy matrimony. You know God does not support gay marriage, so if a pastor even agrees to it you are only fooling yourself. Let a judge or pastor declare that all men throughout all time are saved including ole satan himself, but it does not make it so. Let a judge or pastor declare homosexuals to be married and again, it does not make it so. If you want the same legal rights then who cares, then go ahead, but the church is not the ones who can grant legal rights .But stop trying to change ppls faith or church history, or create a false God so you can feel equal.If you want that, then do like christians are supposed to do and repent, and you will be. However this would mean you no longer wanted to marry the same sex, so it is futile. Why not find out what the hindu, muslems, or what some other religeon requires to be considered joined by God in marriage and force them to submit to your needs? Now if you feel you are christian then perhaps you have a argument to make, but all non-beleivers need to seek out acceptance from the govt for what they are dooing, not God, He already told you how He feels about it.Why do ppl not understand this??? HOLY MATRIMONY or MARRIAGE is a RELIGIOUS joining of a man and woman by GOD...... not man. If you are not christian or do not agree with Gods Word why in the world are you wanting to have anything to do with marriage??? Christians also circumsize.... are you dooing that, we also take communion.... among many other things. So many of the same ppl who want to take part or support gay marriage hate christians or there faith, yet beat the door down demanding to take part in there holy matrimony cerimonies. I just dont understand?
Ok, isnt marriage a christian institution? "
Think how illogical that statement is.... I mean by your "logic" the following could notbe married
Agnostics, athiest, buddist, mulims, name your non judeo christian beliefe here....

Marriage is not granted by a judge or pastor, it is God who joins the man and woman in Holy matrimony."
Wrong again... Marriage is a civil binding contract between two consenting adults. Dont believe me... Try being recognized "married" by saying I have no license.. but "god" married us....

Now for the rest of the your theological diatribe... Take out a book from the library on civics. There you will read that as a nation we are not a theocraccy. So what you "believe" your theology teaches you, means nothing to the law.

Now tell me why you believe that two u.s. citizens do not deserver the same rights and privileges given two other citizens

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