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« cougartackle wrote on Thursday, Feb 28 at 03:59 PM »
Bigot (n)-someone who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion. "So let me get this straight: Because I, an "Evangelical Christian" considers homosexuality to be wrong, I'm a "bigot?" short answer: yes. answer: yeah, actually that's right next to text book definition of bigotry. You condemn the actions of others based on nothing more than your conditioned beliefs as an "evangelical Christian".
« ThatSpectrumGirl wrote on Thursday, Feb 28 at 03:41 PM »
Have you read Marx? What Marx wrote and what his followers actually did were often two very different things. To accuse someone of communism is nothing more than an outdated throwback to McCarthyism, and last time I checked, it isn't the 50s anymore.
« ThatSpectrumGirl wrote on Thursday, Feb 28 at 03:09 PM »
Thank you, Plainsman, for your support. We all appreciate it! We hope that some day, we'll have the equal rights and protections enjoyed by those who already have them. Until then, We'll be Drag'ing on!
« ThatSpectrumGirl wrote on Thursday, Feb 28 at 03:06 PM »
//Assumes facts -- and quite a few of them -- not in evidence. Assumes that there are no paths to equal financial and legal rights outside of re-shaping what marriage has always meant. // If you aren't selling your daughter for a few donkeys or receiving 50 shekels of silver for her rape, then marriage has already been redefined. To further exclude human rights because of religious reasoning goes against the First Amendment, you know, the one that prevents religion from legally impacting those who don't follow it. As far as equal paths to financial and legal rights, did you know that it can cost upwards of $15,000 to have legal documents drawn up to circumvent marriage certificates? I don't think a $50 marriage certificate is equal to $15,000, but who knows, I'm just in Liberal Arts. Maybe I don't understand those maths. How is adding more families to the mix fundamentally challenging families? Is a gay couple getting married going to cause the divorce or straight couples? Nope. Is a gay couple getting married going to prevent a straight couple getting married? Only if they beat them to the courthouse and are in front of them in line at closing time.
« ThatSpectrumGirl wrote on Thursday, Feb 28 at 03:01 PM »
Pardon my error. If being gay isn't protected because it is* a choice, then neither should religion be protected; religion is a choice. Science backs up the claim that homosexuality is not a choice, whether or not you choose to believe that.
« ThatSpectrumGirl wrote on Thursday, Feb 28 at 02:59 PM »
If being gay isn't protected because it isn't a choice, then neither should religion be protected; religion is a choice. Science backs up the claim that homosexuality is not a choice, whether or not you choose to believe that. In any case, you are welcome to come to any Spectrum meetings and meet the people whom are negatively impacted by your beliefs. We are human too, and deserve the same legal rights.
« iamroy wrote on Thursday, Feb 28 at 02:41 PM »
Toomers is being moved to Foy Hall? What?? This is the first I've heard of this. Will we still be able to roll??
« BestDadAround wrote on Thursday, Feb 28 at 02:44 AM »
Extending marriage rights to gays is a conservative value because true conservatives want to strengthen the family. There are 6 million adults and children with an LGBT parent. Allowing these parents to marry will only strengthen the family. David Cameron once said: 'Society is stronger when we make vows to each other and support each other. So I don't support gay marriage despite being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative.'" Perhaps all these folks claiming to be conservatives will actually begin practicing conservative values and support marriage equality so that more people, not less, can enjoy the numerous benefits that marriage offers to adults and their children.
« BestDadAround wrote on Thursday, Feb 28 at 02:37 AM »
Being gay is not a choice; however, being an "evangelical Christian" is.
« WarDamnAmerica wrote on Wednesday, Feb 27 at 08:14 PM »
I'm just glad everybody has the opportunity to express their opinion. Obviously, those who disagree with the issue will leave negative comments. Those who agree will leave positive comments. As long as you're commenting, I still feel like I'm living in America. I agree that the family dynamic has certainly changed over the past 40 years. However, all change is not bad. If you'd like to continue living in a "typical" nuclear family with a boy, a girl and a white picket fence, find a spouse that shares your views and act on them. You'd probably be surprised at how many homosexuals want the exact same things as heterosexuals. Arguing will get us nowhere, but honest discussion will. I look forward to The Plainsman expressing their opinion in an editorial again. After all, that's what editorials are for.
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