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Defeat Awaits Gay-Marriage Backers in North Carolina
The Christian Diarist ^ | May 8, 2012 | JP

Posted on 05/08/2012 10:56:13 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Here’s a message to gay America as voters in North Carolina go to the polls today to decide the fate of Amendment 1, a ballot measure that would define marriage as between one man and one woman in the Tarheel State’s constitution:

Don’t attack those who vote for the measure as “gay haters.”

I voted for a similar measure in my state. And it was not because of any animus I have toward gays – some of whom I count as valued friends, some as respected colleagues and some as beloved members of my very own family.

I simply believe that homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of God. And I refused to check my Christian convictions at the door to my polling place when the issue of same-sex marriage appeared on my state ballot.

Some suggest that it is inconsistent for those who share my views to fully accept gays as friends, colleagues and family members while, at the same time, denying them the right to marry same-sex partners.

But it’s actually consistent with Christian doctrine, which teaches that we are to love the sinner, while hating the sin.

Indeed, I’ve had congenial relationships with individuals I suspected of adultery or illegal drug use or working in the sex trade. I did not condone their aberrant behavior, their sinful conduct. But I treated them with loving-kindness as I prayed that they would come to repentance.

Now if they had sought society’s blessing of their immoral lifestyle – if, say, the acquaintance I suspected of being a paid escort joined a movement to legalize prostitution – I would have strenuously opposed them.

Just as I oppose homosexual activists who demand society’s acceptance of their ungodly lifestyle. Who insist that they should enjoy the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples.

Supporters of same-sex marriage say that those of us who stand against them on moral grounds are religious bigots. Some even go so far to defend the homosexual lifestyle as to invoke the words of Jesus, who said, “Judge not lest you be judged.”

But, of course, they conveniently ignore something else Jesus said:

“Go and sin no more.”


TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: ballotmeasure; blogpimp; christians; northcarolina; samesexmarriage
"But he that is spiritual judgeth all things..." (1 Cor 2:15)
1 posted on 05/08/2012 10:56:23 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Will the homos have this overturned by an activist judge like they did in Cali?


2 posted on 05/08/2012 11:01:23 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Wouldn’t surprise me. It won’t surprise me if the amendment is defeated. There is a lot of misinformation being put out about what the amendment says. Single parents are being told they will lose Medicaid/insurance and that their children will be removed from them. Homosexuals will stop at nothing to force us to accept their sins as normal and healthy.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 11:05:28 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

“I simply believe that homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of God.”

...my belief as well but it doesn’t stop there. I’m tired of the military being used as a social experiment by homos! I’m tired of their insistance in infiltrating the BSA and GSA. I’m tired of the “in your face” tactics used by homos to let all of us know that they are, indeed, homos. So shove it up your wazoo. That is if you’re done using is for sexual purposes.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 11:21:48 AM PDT by albie
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"...it was not because of any animus I have toward gays..."

Really, you had to use the word "animus" in this story? LOL

5 posted on 05/08/2012 11:23:57 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Probably. Who needs voters when you have courts?


6 posted on 05/08/2012 11:28:40 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray

I don’t think state courts can rule on it - it’s written into the state constitution.


7 posted on 05/08/2012 11:39:16 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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