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         I wanted to start this topic because there are a lot of mixed feelings out there among Christians about gay marriage. I have an opinion, but I won't reveal it just yet... Please tell me how you feel.


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Posts: 8 | Posted: 10:02 PM on February 29, 2008 | IP
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Personally I find the idea that the "Christian Opinion" should have any grounds for debate laughable, as marriage is not christian.  Marriage is something that occurs all over the world, in every religion, and has been that way since the dawn of civilization.  Before christianity - arguably before any religion.
Monogomy, even same-sex, is older than your book, your religion, your culture.
 


Posts: 1 | Posted: 2:18 PM on May 31, 2009 | IP
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but Jeff, Christian's believe God created marriage. You say that marriage precedes religion. Well that defies Christian belief. So you cannot expect to employ that reasoning with a Christian without discussing the basics of their faith!
I think a good solution for the problem would be for the government to create an alternative title for gay partnerships, like they have in Britain. The word marriage has lots of religious connotation in the Western world, and thats why there is huge uproar. To Christian's its the same as communion, a "holy" ceremony and lifestyle. Imagine if gay people decided that communion was secular and decided they wanted to take communion for themselves and their own reasons! Well its the same with marriage for christians....


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Posts: 3 | Posted: 03:27 AM on December 4, 2009 | IP
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Personally, I was raised Christian/catholic but I feel that Gay's should have every right to have the same rights of those of the heterosexual nature. The bible and people preach how everyone is EQUAL and God loves everyone EQUALLY and how everyone was made in God's image. I feel as though, when gays are spoken about that is all forgotten. I see this is very hypocritical then. Homosexual/lesbians they are normal people as us heterosexuals. Just because they love someone of the same sex doesn't make them a bad person. They have feelings and they should be respected! So, I believe that gays should be married. And to me marriage is the celebration of two people being united as one! It shouldn't really be linked to any specific religion.  Marriage is suppose to be a celebration of two people loving each other. Gender shouldn't matter when it comes to love!
 


Posts: 3 | Posted: 01:24 AM on January 18, 2010 | IP
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I am a Christian. Yes, the Bible does have some nasty things to say about homosexuals, but it also has some nasty things to say about people who wear mixed fibers. I say we should legalize gay marriage, because the only reasons I hear against it are religious reasons. Any time somebody tries to come up with a reason against same-sex marriage that is not related to religion, it is false and/or easily refuted. We have a separation of church and state, as such, we should not use one person's religion (in this case Christianity) as a reason to deny another person's rights.
 


Posts: 1 | Posted: 03:48 AM on June 5, 2010 | IP
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I thought this might be a good article to read or talk about. I have been a fan of this site for a long time, and I recently stumbled on this article and I think it could really make a difference on how religious people and organizations treat and view gay people. I also like how it speaks to Barack Obama himself when asking for equality.

http://digg.com/political_opinion/A_Letter_to_Barack_Obama_3


This letter is, while long, the most thought provoking piece I have read in awhile. I grew up in a strict Christian home, and while I have come to accept homosexuality around me and in my friendships, I had never quite been able to fully accept them in the religious sense. I always wanted to defend gay people in discussions at church or with religious people, but could never quite hold my own against them. This article changed that. Written by a straight Pastor, I completely agree with what he stated and I do think a change needs to happen in this world - we need to start accepting gay and lesbian people not only in our social lives, but in our government with equal treatment, and in our churches!

Please take the time to read it, especially if you are weary but open to understanding homosexuality and the place gay and lesbian people have in the church, the Bible, or religion as a whole.

Meredith
 


Posts: 1 | Posted: 05:21 AM on July 1, 2010 | IP
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I could not possibly care less about gay marriage. Gays want to get married? Knock yourselves out! What on earth does that have to do with me?

Yes, I admit, I find the idea of two guys getting it on kindof gross. But then, I find the idea of really old people getting it on gross too, and I dont think that should be made illegal...

My opinion of why gay marriage should be legal is best summed up by Dennis Miller:

"Nothing interests me more than my orgasm, and nothing interests me less than the orgasm of some guy I dont know. I dont care if you need to have sex with an aardvark in order to get off, just as long as you dont ask to borrow my aardvark."


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"It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane... or wicked, but I'd rather not consider that." (R Dawkins, 1989).

Direct quote from Lester10, in a post referencing Creationism:
"There's absolutely no evidence for it ever having happened. It remains imaginary and philisophical."
 


Posts: 196 | Posted: 10:52 AM on July 14, 2010 | IP
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[color=lime] I totally accept it! In the bible it says God will love you no matter what, even if you sin. So God tells you even if you are gay which is apparently a sin God still loves you. I mean I myself am a straight christian and let's face it. The bible is out dated, Right before it says that being homosexual is bad it says you cant eat shrimp. Christians eat shrimp all the time and they dont get judged over that now do they?


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Posts: 3 | Posted: 09:16 AM on July 26, 2010 | IP
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As an American, my religious beliefs should really have no impact on legality, but I'm more than willing to share my viewpoint.
I will be the first to admit that the Bible does say homosexuality is a sin.  Most people refer to the book of Leviticus for this, and they are correct.
However, the rest of that book lays out a series of rules for Christians to follow, including not eating pork or shellfish, not shaving, making burnt offerings on an alter, and banishing your mother and sisters to sit by a stream when they're on their period.  So, unless you follow ALL of the rules, you can't (in my opinion) use this excuse to say "the Bible says it's wrong".  I know people would consider me crazy if I stood up and said, "Hey, I know there are 10 commandments, but I really think only 1,4, and 7 are the ones we need to worry about".  
At its core, Christianity is supposed to be a religion of love, human and divine.  If God made humans, then God made humans with all their flaws.  I don't understand a parent that can disown their child because of something the child has no control over, much less how a deity could do the same.  Using fear and hate is a good way to change behavior, but it's temporary.   Love and compassion are much better ways to influence behavior.  I wish Christians would realize what a bad name they're making for themselves when they use faith to hit people over the head.
 


Posts: 2 | Posted: 2:49 PM on February 6, 2013 | IP
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I'm all for gay marriage.  Yes, a Christian for gay marriage?  *gasp*!  But, I am for equality, and find it stupid that people are not allowed to marry because they are different than the majority.  
 


Posts: 3 | Posted: 08:36 AM on February 8, 2013 | IP
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I am christian but I believe in gay marriage! Being gay is not a choice ! You cant help what you feel! They are regular humans the same as us! It is not fair to go against them! Love is love! God loves everyone and is not gonna send them to hell !


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Posts: 1 | Posted: 02:05 AM on February 17, 2013 | IP
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Kelsey, I don't understand how you can say that you are a Christian but gay marriage is okay. Do you think masterbation is okay? Do you think lusting is okay? DO you think adultery is okay? Do you think lying, or cheating, or stealing is okay? Do you think getting divorced for any reason you want is okay? God completely loves everyone, but living  homosexual lifestyle is actively rebelling against a lifestyle that God wants you to live. It would be the same as lying all the time, or committing adultery everyday. God is more than willing to forgive but a person must repent, and how are you supposed to repent of a sin that you know you are going to commit tomorrow?


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Posts: 5 | Posted: 10:38 PM on November 7, 2013 | IP
    
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