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To: bicyclerepair
Absolutely agree!
You don't have to support gay marriage (I do not) in order to believe in inclusion, true tolerance, and the value of allies.
[I think that tolerance is in the Bible somewhere]

On the other hand, in the future, I think I will withhold my support from any conservative shorter than 5'7" or taller than 6'1"

41 posted on 02/26/2013 1:48:22 PM PST by norton
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To: norton

[I think that tolerance is in the Bible somewhere]

God states, VERY clearly in the Bible, that choosing a homosexual lifestyle is wrong, a sin and an abomination.

Surely, homosexuals are doomed to an eternity in hell unless they repent and stop that perverted lifestyle choice.


45 posted on 02/26/2013 1:57:38 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: norton
I think that tolerance is in the Bible somewhere

God does not tolerate evil or depravity. What part of "abomination" do you not understand.

50 posted on 02/26/2013 2:09:55 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: norton
[I think that tolerance is in the Bible somewhere]

Actually, it is not in there 'somewhere'. We are not to judge someone's salvation, as that belongs to God, but we certainly should 'warn'. And to love a 'sinner' (and we are all sinners) is to warn them of the wrath to come if they do not repent.

What you will find in the Bible is the exhortation from God to 'Be thou Holy as I am Holy'. We certainly fall short of being what we should be, and Thank God the Lord Jesus Christ came to save sinners, but we do not help others by telling them it is fine to indulge in sinful behaviour (effectively telling them, 'peace, peace ... when there is no peace').

51 posted on 02/26/2013 2:10:27 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: norton
[I think that tolerance is in the Bible somewhere]

The Bible consistently conveys - throughout - that homosexual acts are a sin, specifically an abomination.

The moral laws of the Old Testament are nowhere abrogated in the New Testament; Christ himself even clarifies:

Matthew 5:17

"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."

Stealing is still a sin, lying is still a sin, homosexual acts are still a sin, etc. Homosexual acts are one of numerous things that are referred to as an "abomination".

You don't have to support gay marriage (I do not) in order to believe in inclusion, true tolerance, and the value of allies.

The Bible consistently exhorts us specifically to NOT make allies with those who live habitually sinful lives in an effort to bolster our success - it consistently tells us that if we need help we are to trust in God and God alone. Those in the Bible who relied on such unholy alliances were never blessed for having done so, but always suffered painful chastisement.
61 posted on 02/26/2013 2:20:22 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: norton
[I think that tolerance is in the Bible somewhere]

It is. For the individual. For sin, such as homosexuality ... that tolerance is a little more difficult to find.

The whole purpose of Christ's coming is to encourage us to be, and in the end to make us, holy. Through his tolerance of us, and his utter purging from the world of our sin, as far as the east from the west. That kind of intolerance, we should stand and applaud.

135 posted on 02/26/2013 7:15:50 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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