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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Even if being gay was a choice....so what? What does that matter to you? I don't care that you are divorced and in a blended family. I don't care that my friend is a single mom. I don't care if you want an open relationship in your marriage. It doesn't matter to me. I don't care about polygamous families (Unless underaged/forced)...but I do realize that that can change tax benefits etc..... How you choose to live your life and raise your family is just that...your choice. I can't worry that maybe your kids (general your) might be resentful of the life they had. Many kids raised by a 2 parent traditional family as you call it..resent their parents and the life they grew up in...do we worry about them? The choices their parents made?
    Thats the thing. I do care. I do care about our society. Too many people in our society don't care about what anyone else does anymore and I think our society is suffering for it. Anything goes and there is no morality. Changing the definition of marriage will make that worse not better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Thats the thing. I do care. I do care about our society. Too many people in our society don't care about what anyone else does anymore and I think our society is suffering for it. Anything goes and there is no morality. Changing the definition of marriage will make that worse not better.
    It hasn't made it worse in Canada or any of the states where it is legal..
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Thats the thing. I do care. I do care about our society. Too many people in our society don't care about what anyone else does anymore and I think our society is suffering for it. Anything goes and there is no morality. Changing the definition of marriage will make that worse not better.
    I care about society too, or else I wouldn't care about this issue since it doesn't affect me as a straight person. I don't think that "anything goes" should be allowed either; we should not be allowed to hurt each other. But I guess I don't see how keeping people from having equal rights is helping society. If anything, I see treating a certain subset of the population as second class citizens to be harmful to society.
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    What boggles me is that you don't want any restrictions on gun ownership (by the way...where is the Bible passage on gun ownership? How are we able to own guns and not only own weapons that existed in biblical times?) and weaponry is such a violent right to have but you want restrictions on promoting companionship and love? I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Thank you all so much. Jake had his tonsils and adenoids removed last monday down at CHOP in Philly. He wasn't released until Friday which was very unusual, but he refused to eat or drink. Last night he had a massive hemorrhage from his mouth ~ a scab ruptured and there was a ton of blood and membranous and scar tissue/clots. I was home with the three kids alone, DH was on his way home from a meeting. The bleeding started, I called 911, and within 9 minutes he was unconscious in my arms and barely breathing. This was all in front of my other 2 children. The bleeding was so heavy and it was the most frightening thing I have ever experienced. My husband arrived home to what looked like a murder scene 2 minutes before the ambulance arrived. Thankfully my parents were there within minutes and DH could join us at the hospital. He was rushed into emergency surgery at our local hospital as he was in critical condition and too unstable to transfer to CHOP where his original surgery had taken place. He has been sedated all day but his hemoglobin is very low (7.3) ~ below 8 usually indicates a need for a blood transfer, but they are loathe to do it due to his young age and the risk of complications. He lost half of the blood in his little body last night on our kitchen floor while in my arms. To say that it has been a stressful 24 hours would be an understatement. I honestly thought he was going to die. I have never experienced anything like that in my life before. So appreciate any good thoughts, energy or prayers. Thank you all.
    Just now seeing this. So sorry, Melissa! How is he now?

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    I agree with Alissa. I think discrimination harms society a lot more than happy, loving marriage and families too. And I've said this before, but I think shows like The Bachelor harm society and harm marriage because they give their collective audience the idea that you should compete for a marriage and "win" it. I find that pretty offensive as someone who believes in the value of marriage.

    I also have no problem with specific churches being free to refuse to marry gay couples. If it's not in their belief system, fine. But the state doesn't follow religious views, nor should it.

    Again -- I get that you object to it from a religious standpoint. What I don't get is thinking that YOUR view of YOUR religion should be a factor in how laws are made, I don't get how you can think that's a fair and reasonable basis for such decisions. To me that is different from your personal opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    What boggles me is that you don't want any restrictions on gun ownership (by the way...where is the Bible passage on gun ownership? How are we able to own guns and not only own weapons that existed in biblical times?) and weaponry is such a violent right to have but you want restrictions on promoting companionship and love? I don't get it.
    Wierd there isn't a passage about riding in cars or airplanes either.

    Jesus did tell the apostles to buy a sword once.

    Luke 22:36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. 37 It is written: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors’; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.”

    38 The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.”

    “That’s enough!” he replied.
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    No there isn't. How is it that you are okay with using those items without the Bible telling you you can but this is okay? It's not in there so how would know if Jesus was cool with them?

    I don't follow the Bible as my life guide so I'm cool with cars and planes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    No there isn't. How is it that you are okay with using those items without the Bible telling you you can but this is okay? It's not in there so how would know if Jesus was cool with them?

    I don't follow the Bible as my life guide so I'm cool with cars and planes.
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    My willpower has faltered... I so badly wish the Government would step out of marriage all together. Everyone had the right to whatever civil union they wanted. No tax benefits for marriage. Everyone could have one other adult and their children on their insurance, and their living will dictated who was their next of kin was and who could visit them in the hospital. End of the controversy. Everyone lived their life as they wanted to and the Government did not have to get involved.

    Que the argument "Then why are you married?"

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