Skip to comments.Christians should quit wasting time attacking gay marriage
Posted on 08/18/2008 3:57:15 PM PDT by Tzimisce
The recent headlines about the legalization of gay marriage in California and the efforts to reverse that decision have left me dismayed. I may be in the minority among my fellow Christians, but I find myself increasingly ashamed by the words and actions of the leaders of the religious right.
Why are so many squandering precious time in an attempt to outlaw gay marriage? We could be putting our efforts for God to much better use!
There are far more pressing issues the world is facing today. It should not be the priority of so many to prevent two men from calling themselves husband and husband rather than partners. Those who find homosexuality offensive to their sensibilities cannot prohibit gay relationships altogether. Seeing photos of Britney Spears without her underwear on is offensive to my sensibilities, but it seems to have sparked a trend rather than triggered legal action.
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Because it's wrong.
That she should read “How Would God Vote” by David Klinghoffer. JMO
Yeah, a bunch of crap.
Gays should stop wasting time attacking Christians.
another good works Christian
Guess we should have quit before banning it here in Michigan. We didn’t realize we were beaten before we voted. LOL
Because there are two types of people one says “Thy Will be Done” the other “have it your way”.
Just a thought.
If folks would not think of Christ as a Christain ( HE was’n’t )and as the SON OF GOD (which HE is ) and listen to what HE said and is saying , then a person would know when they are doing something against the will of GOD, if that is important to them or not , it’s their choice.So simple it’s hard.
Gay Marrige,no such animal.
"Legalizing same-sex marriage will affect a wide spectrum of government activities and policies. Once a state government declares that same-sex unions are a civil right, those governments almost certainly will enforce a wide variety of other policies intended to ensure that there is no discrimination against same-sex couples. This may well place church and state on a collision course.
The prospect of same-sex marriage has already spawned legal collisions with the rights of free speech and of action based on religious beliefs. For example, advocates and government officials in certain states already are challenging the long-held right of religious adoption agencies to follow their religious beliefs and only place children in homes with both a mother and a father. As a result, Catholic Charities in Boston has stopped offering adoption services.
Other advocates of same-sex marriage are suggesting that tax exemptions and benefits be withdrawn from any religious organization that does not embrace same-sex unions. Public accommodation laws are already being used as leverage in an attempt to force religious organizations to allow marriage celebrations or receptions in religious facilities that are otherwise open to the public. Accrediting organizations in some instances are asserting pressure on religious schools and universities to provide married housing for same-sex couples. Student religious organizations are being told by some universities that they may lose their campus recognition and benefits if they exclude same-sex couples from club membership.
Many of these examples have already become the legal reality in several nations of the European Union, and the European Parliament has recommended that laws guaranteeing and protecting the rights of same-sex couples be made uniform across the EU. Thus, if same-sex marriage becomes a recognized civil right, there will be substantial conflicts with religious freedom. And in some important areas, religious freedom may be diminished. "
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Because marriage is a sacrament ordained by God (so the marriage ceremony used to say)
Once you allow law to dictate who MUST receive sacraments, you open the door to massive legal interference in the practice of religion
agreed, Marriage is not only just between man and woman, but according to some of our most ancient laws, does not exist without Children. A marriage is not considered consumated untill the parents have passed off their genes, to an entirely new person. Even the Catholic Church would grant annulments, ( a statement that says a marriage never existed) to a childless couple.
Marriage between a man and a woman is a sacrament. Gay marriage is a sin. I will continue to defend sacraments and oppose sin.
This airhead columnist is a BS artist, not a deep thinker.
The reason we oppose homosexuality is because it is a demonic spirit.
Yeah, I guess you are.
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