I hear all the time that the homosexuals are "forcing their agenda" on others, and that Christians are being forced too accept them, and I can't figure out how. No one its forcing any churches to perform same sex marriages. No one is forcing you to attend a same sex wedding. Gay people are asking for no special rights. They want the same exact rights that you have - no more, no less. I get that your holy book is against it, but you do not get to make laws for everybody based on your religion. So what's the problem?
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A guy at my office today was giving us the "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" routine. I said, "What are you, twelve?"
Your last sentence says it all.
Well, was he twelve?
If, indeed, one believes that God made us all, then, yes, for all you dummies out there, God did INDEED make Adam AND Steve. Find a more intelligent retort.
I agree with you. no one should be able to force someone to perform a ceremony if it is against their religious convictions, but I've never heard of a story when they did. Do you have a link to an article or something?
Ur comments R correct. The main issue was getting ALL marriages on an equal status: legal privileges & respect that comes with it. We do not need a religious ceremony 2make marriages equal & legal.Religious gays who don't agree-will get over
When you get strictly to the definition of "marriage" in the eyes of the law it is simply a legal contract between two people. Religion has no say in this. Remember that you can go to the courthouse and get married by a judge.
how exactly is the media forcing the agenda by, i don't know, covering the news? The supreme court decisions today on DOMA and Prop 8 were news. Fox conveniently ignored it for several minutes, but it's still news.
There is a massive media campaign from Hollywood to the President, from the military to the boy scouts to get homosexuality in the mainstream. It is being promoted by all forms of the media. I'm not saying it's wrong, but that is what they are doing.
but homosexuality is in the mainstream, whether the media reports on it or not.
Good point. It is mainstream but the acceptance of it is not totally mainstream. The media plays a role in getting it accepted. TV, films, politics, military, and recently sports.
I don't really care if it's accepted or not. The issue at hand is equality and equal rights. No one has to like the fact that I'm gay - but they can't deny me equal rights because of it. I'm still a human being.
I agree with that. Enjoy life. Whatever appears will some day disappear. Everything that happens is in fact an illusion. It's all temporary.
Actually Gallup has revealed the results of a recent poll showing support for marriage equality at 53 percent. It's even higher among the younger generation or "our future". http://tinyurl.com/bhlwwdy There's always those who are against equal rights
Those who are against it don't get the spotlight. That's how you know it's propaganda control. You mostly see positive support from celebrities, athletes, and the president who needs votes. It creates the illusion that most are for it in the media.
I beg to differ. Those that are against it DO in fact get the spotlight. The news was FULL of people outraged about the DOMA decision yesterday, and their statements are EVERYWHERE. Not only that, but with over 50% agreement, it IS the majority.
I agree with equal rights for everybody. You said in the above statement, I hear all the time that the homosexuals are "forcing their agenda" on others. Anybody who speaks against it is attacked by the media or fired. So it's not a balanced debate.
Folks we are missing the point. it is 'discriminatory' practice that should NOT be 'debated'. equal rights are equal rights. Who someone loves & marries should never be debated by anyone for any reason.