Sunday, April 19, 2009

Gay marriage: yes or no?

1.Okay guys-it's all over the papers, and I think it's time we talked about it.
I'm for it. I think that churches have the right to oppose it, but I don't think that individual churches and denominations should hold sway over state and federal policies. If two consenting adults want to get married, it's not the state's job to protect the sanctity of sacraments, just the freedom of the church to practice those sacraments.
I also strongly reject the idea that gay marriage is a threat to marriage. Any couple that can provide a good example of a monogamous commitment should be an encouragement to the rest of us that marriage CAN work.
Heck, if the churches really want the government to defend marriage, shouldn't we ban divorce? 50% of marriages end in it! It's the #1 marriage killer, I would think, after death!
Okay, enough of me talking...TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!
Love ya all. -Dan

2 comments:

  1. The government has no right to tell the church what kind of marriages they can and can't perform. Crap, you see idiots getting their DOGS married to each other all the time.

    Time to enter the 21st century folks and realize that some gay relationships last much longer than straight marriages.

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  2. I think it's the same vice versa too: the government can't tell the church, and the church shouldn't be telling the government in this situation.
    I could relate to, but ardently disagree, those who think the word "marriage" should be limited to a union between a man and a woman, and others should use the term "civil unions" or something.
    However, I can't at all relate to this fear about gays threatening the security of families and heterosexual marriages. Are these institutions that vulnerable, that in need of defending? If so, then there is indeed a lot of help needed for American families, but none of it has to do with gays.

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