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lawThey don't wish to be a part of equal government civil services for all citizens? That's fine, resigning should fix that problem.  (17 hrs ago | post #278)

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Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

What you'll get instead is a diverse nation full of citizens with a wide variety of religious beliefs. Christians who try to claim that everything is "theirs" will only cause problems with everyone else.  (19 hrs ago | post #3561)

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Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

Conservapedia? You have got to be kidding. Here's something I did for fun one night, you should try something similar. I opened two browser windows, one on Conservapedia, and one on regular old Wikipedia. I chose a relatively "controversia l" topic at random, one which conservatives would surely hold a dim view of. I picked "Hollywood ". Wikipedia made me choose between the actual city, and the film-making industry which goes by the same name. Conservapedia had no such distinctions. Conservapedia has two small paragraphs, and makes prominent mention of "its self-centeredness, liberal claptrap, and lack of independent thinking." Wikipedia has data on the city's founding, its area, its population, its history and geography. There are listings on Hollywood's local schools, the structure of its city government, even the locations of its post offices. Conservapedia is where people go when they want to remain willfully ignorant. It's purpose is for short, biased sound-bytes of poor information. You should be embarrassed to cite it.  (23 hrs ago | post #3541)

Gay/Lesbian

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

Nobody cares what you call it. You are not the one people turn to when they need to avail themselves of their marriage benefits. No one is desperate to gain your approval.  (Wednesday Aug 26 | post #3358)

Gay/Lesbian

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

Who will be doing this "tossing "? Will straight families toss God out, just because gay people can get married? That hardly sounds like our faultSorry, it wasn't. "Not in any sense", to quote President AdamsOur nation is a bastion of a wide variety of beliefs. You don't get to evict everyone who isn't ChristianWe still have morals. We have many which are BETTER than biblical onesOh my goodness, you people think you own EVERYTHING, don't youThose business owners are participating in playing society. If they want to play, they have to play by the rulesNo, they're dehumanized by constant Christian brow-beating. It's OK for people to deviate from "the norm". Geniuses do it, star athletes do it, talented artists and musicians do it. "The norm" is not what everyone needs to beNobody cares about what you don't care about. You might notice that no one is asking your permissionEnjoy it.... if it happens. There's no guarantee that any mythology is true. But we're looking for equality in the here-and-now. The REAL world. If you think you're going to get a pat on the back after you're dead because of all the people you slandered, more power to you. We're looking for more practical rewards, in a more practical place and time.  (Wednesday Aug 26 | post #3350)

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Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

Yes, it includes a lot of pretending to know things which one cannot actually know. I said I'm not a theology expert. I don't do any such pretending.  (Sunday Aug 23 | post #3149)

Gay/Lesbian

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

Wow, I haven't gotten that far yet! Sounds interesting. The book of Isaiah is just God pissed at Israel AGAIN, with warnings of all the horrible things that await those who don't toe the line. As if he didn't know. I don't know WHAT they were smoking, but it made everyone damned belligerent. I don't want any.  (Saturday Aug 22 | post #3129)

Gay/Lesbian

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

I'm no theological expert. Imagine the number of world religions I'd have to study! I've been reading the Bible through cover to cover for a couple months now. I'm in Isaiah so far. But you don't have to be a theological expert to recognize the Bible for the mythology it isYes, I'm aware that "Christian A" will say that "Christian B" is interpreting the book wrong. Happens all the time. It only further undermines the validity of what the Bible has to say.  (Saturday Aug 22 | post #3128)

Gay/Lesbian

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

And I said, I'm covered. I'm taking care of myself. As long as I have some time to surf the internet, the LEAST I can do is make an argument on someone's behalf, or on the behalf of a larger demographic of which I'm a part. On the behalf of basic human rights. I'm not dissuaded from hoping to help make a better world for anyone who needs it.  (Saturday Aug 22 | post #3127)

Gay/Lesbian

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

Yep. I can't exactly "recommend " reading it, but people should be aware of what's in it. I know the talking donkey is probably not well-known, but everyone's heard of the magical talking snake, haven't they? It would be like taking moral advice from a Disney film.... if Ariel was chopped into a dozen pieces and then the pieces were mailed all over Israel. Except Disney films really DO have good morals. Accept people who are different, like Quasimodo. Respect the balance of the environment, like Simba. Men are not more valuable than women, like Mulan. Instead, the Bible teaches that God plays favorites, expects you to believe his stories without evidence, and that you deserve to be lit on fire and never put out if you find happiness with another consenting adult who shares the same rare and isolating feelings you do. Not exactly moral.  (Saturday Aug 22 | post #3124)

Gay/Lesbian

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

Sham, some of us have no intention of using a book with TALKING ANIMALS in it as a guide for life.  (Saturday Aug 22 | post #3106)

Gay/Lesbian

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

Because barren people are so laughably awful? Man, you've got some social problems. I've never tried, not interested. If you want more people on the planet, YOU make them.  (Saturday Aug 22 | post #3101)

Gay/Lesbian

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

Often when they are teenagers, they are not able to defend themselves. 40% of homeless youths identify as LGBT. I think that's a shocking number, maybe you don't care. Why should misguided parents feel free and clear to throw their kids out of their own homes? Shouldn't parents be the number ONE people that teens can go to with questions or problems? Instead, gay teens are actually AFRAID of their parents in many cases. This is disgraceful, and it comes directly from biblical teachings that homosexuality is not acceptable for some reasonWho told me I couldn't try to helpI'm covered. I grown, I'm gainfully employed, I have a good place to live and people who love me. Don't bother trying to discourage gay people from fighting the injustices which slander us. We're going to keep at it, until people see that we're not criminals just because of who we love. Besides... "Take care of yourself"? Didn't you JUST say that "life is not all about you and your wants"? Life can be about making society better for EVERYONE.  (Saturday Aug 22 | post #3098)

Gay/Lesbian

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

But it DOES mean that it has nothing to do with the LEGALITY of getting marriedWhy are you unable to say that you misspoke, or that you only meant "emotions " when the question was about legality? No one is saying that marriage is completely unrelated to family. The point was that procreative ability has no bearing on the LEGALITY of getting married, and you can't even admit that much, as true as it is.  (Saturday Aug 22 | post #3096)

Gay/Lesbian

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

All zero of them?  (Saturday Aug 22 | post #3095)

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