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  •  It causes pain when one argues that their (2+ / 0-)
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    sacred scripture should be codified into public policy and laws, i.e., imposing an interpretation of sacred scripture on those who may not hold that same interpretation.

    You are entitled to hold to your sacred scripture and I respect that.  But they are some (I am not accusing you of this) who wish to impose it on other as the law of the land.  IMO, dangerously close to the establishment of an official religion.

    This is why our Founding Fathers - whose ancestors fled religious persecution in England - wisely decreed the freedom of religion.  It's also why the Constitution - not the Bible - is the supreme law of the land.

    The most violent element in society is ignorance.

    by Mr MadAsHell on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:13:49 AM PDT

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    •  Good point mr madAsHell... (0+ / 0-)

      where did the institution of marriage begin...

      I would protest with homosexuals against churches like westboro which is not a church...they are in gross error...
      religion meant a bit more in England up to the 1700s...  the wars they spun is what finally got the monarchys of
      england and france to push for tolerance but the catholic church was a bit too big and tied in to money and power...

      I may not be deep, but I am very wide... Honree Balzac

      by meknow on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 01:52:08 PM PDT

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      •  Marriage predated Churches. (0+ / 0-)

        Freedom to marry does not mean churches are forced to marry gays - that will remain the decision of each church.

        Under the law, gays who marry should have the same legal rights as straights.  That's what this whole issue is about.

        Unfortunately, everything I've heard in opposition to gay marriage ultimately has a religious basis.  But the Constitution is religion-free, and that's the document that is used.

        To be blunt, the Bible (or the Koran, or the Torah, or any other religious document) is irrelevant here.

        The most violent element in society is ignorance.

        by Mr MadAsHell on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 02:00:39 PM PDT

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        •  For the supreme court judges (0+ / 0-)

          but i am not confined to such restrictions...   i am not bothering anyone except giving my opinion as you are giving yours on the same matter...

          I may not be deep, but I am very wide... Honree Balzac

          by meknow on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 02:10:15 PM PDT

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