Skip to comments.In Bible Belt, rift emerges in pro-gay marriage movement
Posted on 03/13/2013 2:53:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
In Kentucky, a Bible Belt state where voters have passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, the movement to promote gay rights has two factions.
One seeks to overturn discrimination through a legislative path, admitting it faces long odds. The other wants to break down barriers to gay marriage with demonstrations and civil disobedience.
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> The poll’s accuracy is measured using a credibility interval, which was plus or minus 0.8 percentage points among Americans and plus or minus 1.3 percentage points among Southerners.
I’m guessing it was minus on the Southerners; they can’t get the numbers skewed and high enough without it. 63 % approve of gay marriage my a$$. Im surprised they didnt make it 69 %. Yeah if you poll in Californication, maybe.
In France there is some kind of official Commission that deals with keeping the purity of the French language — preventing the introduction of bastardized English words, etc.
We need something like that in the USA preventing interest groups from changing the meaning of good old English words such as “gay” (joyful, carefree, light-hearted) and “marriage” (a sacrament joining a man and a woman for the purpose of setting up a household and/or producing children.)
We could throw in “faggot” (a stick) and other words like that that have been corrupted over the years.
It sounds like a one-two punch to me.
Since when are values, labeled discrimination? Ridiculously biased article.
The term queer is an old and perfectly acceptable word to designate sexual deviants. It can be always used in place of the inadequate term gay
Please note that none of these “gay friendly” churches are Christian.
You cannot be “gay” and Christian.
To be a Christian mean you are a follower of Christ, you have turned away from (repented of) your sin and have chosen to make Jesus the Lord of your life and have chosen to do what he says.
To be “gay” means that you are glorying in your sin and defining yourself by your sexual activity. Even though Jesus calls that activity abomination.
The two are mutually exclusive.
I feel sorry for people (both men and women) who were name Gay (or variation thereof — Gay Lyn, Gaynell, etc.) in the ‘50s when it was a perfectly acceptable name for a child — usually a girl, but traditionally a boy in England.
I have to wonder just how many people know and understand the true agenda of the gay rights movement and their ultimate goal.
While I don’t disagree it’s a sin - no man, even after accepting Christ, is without sin or can continue without sinning because we are unable to adhere to perfection.
Faith that despite our failures our belief in the Lord and Christ’s sacrifice will save us. Fear the Lord and repent, but be humble enough to know that we can never be free of sin. No matter the sin if they believe in Christ and repent when they fall then they can be saved.
Everyone has weakness and temptation. Simply having homosexual tendencies is not in itself unChristian. Living a homosexual lifestyle is unChristian.
Just wanted to clear that up. Following the holy spirit and resisting temptation of evil is possible despite one’s predisposition, if you may.
I believe that a good Christian can say, with an honest heart: "What I did last night was wrong. I should never have done that. I am a sinful man, and last night I behaved in a sinful way. I will try my best not to do that again, knowing that I am likely to fall short of perfection, I will still make the effort to avoid sin."
Now, if you're marching in a gay pride parade, if you are living with a "partner", if you are campaigning for homosexual marriage ... well, I'm afraid I don't see much of that "repentence".
Christian churches fail their followers if they neglect to say, "Your behavior is wrong, and you need to try and stop behaving that way."
It goes for drunkeness, adultery, and -- yes -- homosexuality.
I agree with you 100%, but Christ calls on us for self-reflection and continuous improvement. One cannot be following the Holy Spirit and living a homosexual lifestyle at the same time, unless they are being taught that it is not a sin then it is possible that they may not be sinning in their own conscience. As long as we recognize that it is, in fact, a sin, we are ok.
Packing fudge and putting a ring on their finger is not marriage!
Yes, but there’s a big difference. You don’t see adulterers, thieves, and murderers trumpeting their sins as right and normal. You don’t see them demanding rights based on their wrongdoing.
You got that right. There was an editorial in my Sunday paper written by a sodomite (I refuse to use “gay” to describe these people).
He went on & on about how his longtime relationship with his live-in partner is identical to marriage in every way. No.....no, it is NOT. Two perverts messing with each other’s filthy anal cavity has nothing to DO with marriage.
I agree that there must be an acceptance that it is a sin and the intent should be not to do so again - but there is no requirement - heck they couldn’t if they tried - to be without sin moving forward.
Though I do think that there are differing levels of sin. For example: adulterer in flesh, adulterer in speech, adulterer in pornography, and in mind...all are sinners. While many Christians are adulterers in mind, and may later have remorse, they still sinned in the eye of God.
I don’t think anyone would think twice about whether the latter is forgiven despite multiple recurrences of wandering thoughts, but we often do about those who sin in the flesh.
Same thing can be applied to hate/murderous thoughts vs actually committing the act - both are sins, but we tend to give more leniency to the one over the other when it comes to continous sin. I still think both are forgiven if there is remorse and an ask for forgiveness.
I’m just thankful that we have a God that is compassionate enough to have sacrificed for our shortcomings and provides us the opportunity to be absolved.
I disagree. Thoughts are not sins in of themselves, they are temptations of the devil. That cannot be helped; even Christ himself was tempted throughout his 40 days in the desert.
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