Published: Monday, June 25 2012 5:43 p.m. MDT
Re: "And it is not the last good we will be asked to surrender, unless we
find the courage to stand."There's the nub of the issue.Gay marriage is but one in a long line of small surrenders liberals are
asking us to make. Surrenders to immorality, irreligion, indecency, rudeness,
and incivility. And, of course, liberal, true-believing activists utilize an
obfuscating tactic of asking us in the name of morality, religion, decency,
politeness, and civility.Each of these is a gates-of-Vienna issue.
God bless us with the courage to stand.
how are you "giving up marriage?" first of all it never belonged to you
(or religion) it is a civil contract and secondly no one is requiring you not
get married. If you want your own special designation for your religious
ceremonies then make up your own name, but I would suggest you also fill out the
paperwork and follow the proper procedures for a civil marriage if you want the
protections of the civil government.
Sure, we're asking people to surrender their prejudices, surrender their
belief that it's OK to expect society to live according to their specific
moral beliefs as is done in the Middle East. We're asking people who claim
to be pro-family and pro-children to actually give ALL families and kids the
rights that they need to survive and thrive.
Divorce, abuse, neglect and poverty are the greatest threats to the well being
"Giving up marriage is too high a price to pay."?!? No one is being
asked to give up marriage. Everyone can still adhere to religious tenets of
whatever sort. If marriage has a great price to it, wouldn't
it be generous to share it with whoever wants a consensual committed
relationship, as there has always been an unlimited number of civil marriage
licenses to go around.
How is INCLUSION of others in the institution of marriage "giving up
marriage"? I'm at a loss.@procuradorfiscal; Sorry buddy,
you've already surrendered to "immorality" once you decide to
discriminate against your fellow citizens. Gays marrying one another is in no
way immoral, now, if you were to marry someone of the same sex, that would be
immoral because you're not gay.
When the two women I know who've been together as a couple for many years
are finally able to marry in this state I will be there with them to celebrate,
and I will feel that my own marriage is in fact much stronger because of it.
Re: "Gays marrying one another is in no way immoral . . . ."Well, you and I -- along with about 99% of the human population -- will just
have to agree to disagree on that.
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