Obama-Marriage Debate - Ripley, WV

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Are you with President Obama in supporting gay marriage?

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wade

Gallipolis, OH

#1 May 10, 2012
I believe in god and what he said about same sex couples, its not my job to judge and i dont. I just dont think its right how homosexuality is forced onto society to accept it. If you wanna b gay thats ur choice, but i just dont think u shuld b considered a bad person if u dont agree w it.
coca cola

United States

#2 May 11, 2012
Ii think love is love...that how it is..and people shouldnt b punished 4 that...
jhp

Hurricane, WV

#3 May 12, 2012
The BIBLE

Since: Apr 12

Parkersburg, WV

#4 May 12, 2012
God, The Bible...these are not valid arguements. It's your right to feel however you want but if you're going to argue your side have a good point. Or just tell us you don't agree and maybe you don't have a good reason. If that's the case though you have a right to the opinion but not to argue.
God is not a good point because only GOD can judge us and so you telling people they're going to hell because when YOU read the Bible you interpreted it as God saying so does not a good arguement make.
Just sayin

Parkersburg, WV

#5 May 12, 2012
It's not up to a certain person to tell you who you can and cannot fall in love with. That's all fate. I think it should most definitly be legal. Love is just that. And if 2 people of the same sexes want to be together forever and raise a family they should go for it!
totally agree

Charleston, WV

#6 May 12, 2012
Is it OK for women to vote? At one time, the US population didn't think so.

Is it OK to own slaves? At one time, it certainly was OK in the USA and other countries.

Is it OK for people of different races to marry? It wasn't until the late 1960's that the USA Supreme Court said it was OK.

Is it OK for Black people to ride on public buses, to drink from the same water fountains, to use the same public restrooms, and to go to the same schools as whites?

Is it OK for women to drive in public? In Saudia Arabia it's not.

Is it OK for women to appear in public without a man who is either her husband or other relative? In Saudia Arabia it's not.

Now then, about your refusal to let your kids determine their own values and beliefs, it's always been my belief that it is far more important to teach children to value diversity in all things: religion, language, culture, philosophy, dress, style, music, politics, etc., that they learn how to THINK for themselves rather than being little carbon copies of the previous generation. Rather than trying to block kids off from the multitude of options that are available out there, I would want them to see, to know, and to understand what all is available to them in this very rich and vibrant world.

But I guess that is where you and I differ._________

EDIT: You added, "A lot of the things the Bible says are outrageous, but it still says gay is wrong."

I assume that you are referring to at least some of these following things as being outrageous...

The bible says that it's OK for you sell your daughter (Exodus 21:7)

Owning slaves, both male and female, seems to be OK (Leviticus 25:44), PROVIDED THAT they are heathens purchased from neighboring nations.

The bible says that if your children are stubborn, rebellious and curse you, they should be killed.(Exodus 21:17 and Leviticus 20:9 and Deuteronomy 21:18-21).

The bible says that you should not grow two different crops together side by side.(Leviticus 19:19) so I would assume that when you plant a garden of lettuce, tomatoes and radishes, that would be wrong? Or is this one of the "outrageous" parts?

The bible says that you should not dress by mixing different fabrics together, such as cotton and silk.(Leviticus 19:19

The bible says that women are impure after their monthly periods and must go through ceremonial cleansing.(Leviticus 15:19-24).

The bible says that if people commit adultery, they shall both be put to death.(Leviticus 20:10)

The bible says that if a woman is discovered not to be a virgin on her wedding night, then she is to be stoned (Deuteronomy 22:20-21

The bible says that it's a sin to touch the skin of a dead pig,(Leviticus 11:7) Other animals that are “unclean” are cats, turtles, and rabbits.(Leviticus 11:11)

The bible says that if you do not honor the Sabbath then you should be put to death.(Exodus 31:14 and 35:2). And by the way,“Sabbath” means Saturday, not Sunday. Sunda??y is the Lord’s Day (for Christians), but the Sabbath is still the Sabbath, so which one is acceptable?

The bible says that it's not OK to eat meat with milk (such as a cheeseburger). It's also not OK to eat pork, snails, shark, shrimp, lobster and catfish.(Leviticus 11:11).

So I'm curious...

If you get to cherry-pick 'n choose which of these parts are "right" and which ones are "outrageous," how come other people (like we gay people) can't do the same thing??

Since: Apr 12

Parkersburg, WV

#7 May 12, 2012
totally agree, you just made my day. :-)
totally agree

Huntington, WV

#8 May 13, 2012
Thanks Rain19, just tellin it like it is!!:-) && I'm a lesbian and proud of it.
guy smiley

Wilmington, DE

#9 May 17, 2012
sin
hmmm

Charleston, WV

#10 May 17, 2012
I thought church and state were supposed to be separate. I'm not for or against it because it doesn't effect me but I think there needs to be a reason other than the Bible to not allow it.
VIRGINIA

Gallipolis, OH

#11 May 17, 2012
GOD did not make adam & steve He made ADAM &EVE! WHATS THAT TELL YOU DUM ASS
yep

Upper Sandusky, OH

#12 May 17, 2012
The BIBLE also says that if a woman lays down with a man before she is wed, she is to be put to death. I wonder how many women in this country would be sentenced to death if everyone followed the laws and hypocrisy of the Bible. There's a reason it's in the fiction section in libraries (; It is a collection of stories that have been passed down by word of mouth and rewritten countless times. This country was supposed to keep the separation of the church and state... What happened to that?
krose

Upper Sandusky, OH

#13 May 17, 2012
The Bible also says that if a woman lays down with a man before she is wed she should be put to death. Now, tell me how many girls would be sentenced to death if everyone strictly obeyed the Bible? Ever wonder why the Bible is in the FICTION section in libraries? Because it is a collection of stories started by WORD OF MOUTH, passed down, and rewritten countless times. If the Bible is "true," why are there so many versions and different interpretations of it???? If you take facts, like a biology textbook, there are only so many ways to reword everything because it is FACT. Besides, why does someone else's love life affect you directly? Are you going to go to "Hell" because someone you don't know, much less care about, is marrying the person they love regardless of gender? I highly doubt it. Live and let live.
Anonymous

Huntington, WV

#14 May 17, 2012
The Bible says that, but did God? No.
yep

Columbus, OH

#15 May 18, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
The Bible says that, but did God? No.
Thank you!
debbie

Parkersburg, WV

#16 May 19, 2012
don't believe in same sex marriage-- it is just not meant for same sex to be together in that way of Holy Matrimonial

Since: Apr 12

Parkersburg, WV

#17 May 19, 2012
Does anybody really think they're going to ruin marriage?? There are people who get married and divorced all within a month...and they're straight. If they love each other than how does it affect anybody but them. If they want a stupid piece of paper to make them feel better why shouldn't they be allowed? It's a piece of paper..is it really worth all this fighting?
wambulance

New Florence, PA

#18 May 19, 2012
rain19 wrote:
Does anybody really think they're going to ruin marriage?? There are people who get married and divorced all within a month...and they're straight. If they love each other than how does it affect anybody but them. If they want a stupid piece of paper to make them feel better why shouldn't they be allowed? It's a piece of paper..is it really worth all this fighting?
I read an article that might offer fresh perspective on the yesterday (cant find the link though). Would people have less of a problem if they called it something other than marriage? OK Civil Unions seem to be too sterile of a name... what about calling it Accession? Give it the same legal standing as marriage... sure great whatever... but no otherwise opposing persons needs to approve of it if the so choose. Fine. Leave Marriage for straight people and Accession for same sex unions. Discuss below
wambulance

New Florence, PA

#19 May 19, 2012
read the bible
totally agree

Dunbar, WV

#20 May 19, 2012
LOL welllll.... I am all for it. It is a human right issue. Why should gays not get married? It's their happiness and hurts no one. If you don't like gay marriage, don't marry someone of the same sex. Simple as that. But gays should have that option.:) some of you sound so pathetic its ridiculous.

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