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Published: Saturday, Nov. 8 2008 2:12 a.m. MST

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Portabello

Have pity on these handicapped/disabled people who are homosexuals. Not only sexually handicapped but also mentally.

The people have spoken NO TO GAY MARRAIGES

Joseph Corcoran

The prevailing idea that homosexuality is a choice, rather than an inborn aspect of one's nature, appears to be the deciding factor in the intolerant attitudes of most who have posted here. If you asked yourself for a moment why, exactly, anyone would choose to be an object of general disgust, derision, and discrimination, you might come to understand the preposterousness of such a proposition. Although I am now very well-adjusted to my own sexuality, please believe that, as a young Mormon growing up, I would have given anything to be spared such a fate. You might as well ask someone to change the color of their skin as ask them to change their nature in this regard. Those who believe sexuality to be a "lifestyle choice" are simply ignorant of the facts. Scientific research increasingly supports the genetic causes of human sexuality. Besides, what difference could it possibly make to grant a tiny, harmless minority the basic civil rights which they desire to possess. We, too, pay a third of our incomes to the government in the form of taxes, and deserve equality under the law.

Scott in Vegas

I agree with the Mormons. A holy union between a man and a woman is called marriage. Sam-sex unions?...gotta be named something else. It ain't the same, who can argue?

God's Will

God has created many species of life that procreate asexually. It is human arrogance and foolishness to think that God could not have created mankind as a species that procreates asexually.

God also created mankind as a technology developing species. "If man were meant to fly, God would have given him wings!" So we invent airplanes and space flight.

"If God had meant for man to reproduce in any other way than with one man and one woman, he would have created us androgynous." So we invent artificial insemination, maternal and paternal surrogacy, sperm banks, cloning, and even adoption.

The reproductive argument against same-sex marriage is mute. It goes nowhere in supporting the idea that same-sex couples should not be able to marry, and goes a LONG way in showing how foolish, retrograde, backwards, and uninformed are the supporters of Proposition 8.

Canadiandy

Wow!

Rocky Anderson as the poster boy for greater love, better understanding, dignity and respect toward all?

This one had me chuckling.

Anonymous

if the lds church and its members wants to step into the civil rights debate, expect a response. it's that simple. and if the catholic church wants to try to weigh in on it too (especially with all the skeletons in ITS closet like looking the other way while priests molest children), expect a response. as to calling these protesters bigots-- the worlds pot & kettle come to mind....

bawahahah!!! :o)

Thank you, thank you, thank you! "Arc" you just made my day with the best belly laugh I've had in a long time. Ohmygoodness, I still have tears streaming down my face.

To Laura and Plain & Simple, could you folks please post a few more comments?

lol

Last I checked

Prop 8 passed with 52% of the votes. Mormons make up about 2% of the population in CA. A lot of people voted to keep marriage between a man and a woman not just the Mormons.

Anonymous

Yeah, exactly...talk about rights, (as a non-mormon) they have rights to their opinion as well. Mormons are of the minority too. Gays asre complaining about being discrimintated against, while they are discriminating against another minority. Hypocrites! I read somewhere that Mormons only make up 2% of CA population, yet it passed by 52%. Why aren't they ranting and raving to the other 50% too? Hmmm, talk about think before you speak?!

Terrific!

Gays- whatever you do, don't leave that 2 block radius. I'll be there as soon as I can. Question: do you know which Salt Lake County store has the cheapest eggs and water balloons?

Tyler

For those of you who say gays aren't respecting democracy, you should go back to school. You debase the judicial process as activism. That's part of democracy too. And that fact that you have to change constitutions designed to protect minorities shows that you have no respect for the established law since you have to rush to change it in order to get what you want.

And for those who claim that prop 8 defends "traditional" marriage obviously don't realize that one man one woman was a break from thousands of years of polygamist marriages.

and as soon as a group gets involved in politics, they are subject to political protests. Deal with it.

Maybe freedom of religion should be voted away next since fundamental rights are up for vote.

Mark

I cannot believe how many hateful homosexuals there are. If LDS is replaced with African American or any other group who supported Prop 8, the populace would see these people for the H8full people that they are. Shame on the LGBT community. If you want respect, you need to respect the rule of law an the voice of the people. Remember everybody has the right to marry. Men can marry women, and women can marry men. No one has taken away your right to marry, nor taken away your right to your freedom of expression. If the gay community needs marriage to feel good about themselves then maybe they need to take a look at their behavior. I believe that they are born gay, but I also believe that they choose to live a gay lifestyle. Life is all about the choices we make. If you don't like the consequences of your choices then make different choices.

Anonymous

If you wanted to protect marriage you'd ban divorce. A religion that divorces people can't really say they stand for the sanctity of marriage.

SoCalGal

Why is it that when radical liberals propositions or votes don't go their way they protest and cry and scream or even worse threaten to burn down churches/temples and kill people? I thought the gay movement people were tolerant and non-violent. WHAT A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES!!!!!!!!

James

God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Of coarse the church is against it.

Anonymous

For those of you who say you're doing it for the children: I hope you realize that when you're children are grown how shameful your behavior will look. Out of fear of anyone different from you try to change laws so that your way of life is enforced. Your theology on agency and free choice is conveniently ignored. Your children will grow up in society where people are valued for who they are, try to fight it all you like but equality, justice and liberty will surely prevail

Unbelieveable

Be thankful that you are allowed to protest because in some countries of this world you would be executed for the behavior you take part in. Thank goodness for the stars and stripes.

Pro Polygamist

I love two women. They both love me. We want a long lasting relationship that will be good for all of us. Yet you pass a law keeping us apart. Why? Do you hate us? We are not hurting society being together we should be able to marry. We were one time able do until society passed a law that says we cant. Why do you in your hate take away our rights.

Wait sorry, this in not the cause you're fighting for.

Anonymous

People on this board sound like they're from Iran - wanting religion to be the laws of the day. The US Constitution was designed to stop such things. If you want to leave in a theocracy move somewhere else. America is the land of the free, which includes freedoms for minorities too. I don't attack your freedom of religion, you shouldn't attack my freedom to the civil rights given to married couples. I could care less what you believe, or what your bible says. Our country wasn't designed to enforce the bible.

oregon outsider

the comments are very entertaining. I appreciate the quote from John Adams, "our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." Very informative if you think about it.

I also think it's funny that people are talking about boycotting Utah. I believe there will be more people who travel to Utah because of their support for prop 8 than will boycott it. I for one am planning a vacation their this year in my support of prop 8.

Finally, all those that say this vote will be overturned. Well, if it is, it still doesn't make it right. However, we will still abide by the laws. We will also homeschool our children and still teach our children that the gay lifestyle is not following God's plan. That even if you are born with gay tendencies you still have a choice to follow them or not. I choose to stay faithful to my wife even though I am born with a desire to procreate with all women. And lastly, I agree with the sociologist. I think, based on studies, the gay agenda is a very selfish agenda, not doing what's best for the children.

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