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  •  I once debated an old college friend who turned (0+ / 0-)

    religious right and yet is a scientist..strange combo , odd chap, ...who used the procreation argument. I told him...

    But I was unable to have children and had a hysterectomy prior to marriage, so are you saying I should not have been allowed to marry?

    He told me I had a compelling argument and he had to admit my point was very good.  He said he was at my wedding and he was so happy for me.  A few years after we had this debate, sadly his wife of 30 yrs passed away. He remarried less than 2 yrs later and his wife is post menopausal, they are not having more children, he is a granddad by now...she has no kids..he said ...

    I have to admit the point you made now applies to me and my new wife and I am beginning to think differently on this topic but I wrestle with it as a Sunday school teacher and Evangelical but I am coming around slowly but surely to the idea of marriage equality as long as church elders can still say Yes or No to any couple asking to be married there and for any reason.

    I told him, a Church said no to marrying me and my husband and we are a straight couple because my husband was divorced so hell yes, churches are saying no to a lot of couples and nothing is being said about that for decades now...couples leave that church and marry elsewhere and go to church someplace else. If that is your only concern about marriage equality, that is a non issue as churches have been refusing to marry all kinds of couples since the beginning of time, I am sure.

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    by wishingwell on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 03:11:30 AM PST

    •  I forgot to block quote what my friend said... (0+ / 0-)

      It is the paragraph that begins with ....I have to admit.

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      by wishingwell on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 03:14:11 AM PST

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