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Published: Friday, March 28 2014 11:39 a.m. MDT

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Hooky
Riverton, UT

"'Some people say, 'You gays are trying to redefine marriage,' but the definition of marriage has already changed," said Treadway, a 20-year-old student originally from Los Angeles. "Now it's between two people who love each other.'"

If the definition of marriage has already changed, and the gays were not the ones who caused it to change, who was it that changed it? It certainly wasn't me!

It's as if he is claiming that because marriage has already been redefined it is therefore justifiable to redefine marriage. This claim is completely nonsensical.

It also amounts to proof positive that the gay agenda is indeed about trying to force a redefinition of marriage upon the world, and not really about a desire for "equal rights." Fortunately, no matter how many times they try to tell me what marriage really is, I will not be swayed.

Lane Myer
Salt Lake City, UT

Hooky,

Through most of history, marriage was a trade between the bride's father and the groom. The groom would pay for the bride and the father (who owned his daughter) would give her to her new husband. Sometimes marriage was used to unite countries. Sometimes used to procure property and land. Most of the time, the husband would have more than one wife.

Ancient Rome and China have actually had gay marriages.

Your notion of romantic marriage is a pretty new invention. Yes, the word marriage has been redefined many times.

Take a moment and read about the history of marriage. You might be surprised.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Another civilized country, whom we'll be joining soon.

@Hooky. The LDS church changed the definition twice before the turn of the century, and still believes in plural MARRIAGE in the after life.

The United States changed the definition when it rightfully FORCED states to recognize "Interracial marriage."

If it isn't about Equal Rights, then what exactly is the "Gay Agenda's" secret and obviously frightening goal?

Disport
Alpine, UT

Interesting that governments try to legitimize relationships that God will not, according to the Bible (Romans 1:24-27).
It's as if mankind perceives itself as being wiser than God.

As such, it's little wonder that, according to the Bible, "The wisdom of man is foolishness unto God."

Ralph
Salt Lake City, UT

"Fortunately, no matter how many times they try to tell me what marriage really is, I will not be swayed."

Good for you, Hooky. The gay rights activists don't understand that the definition of marriage between one man and one woman has been around since the earth began!
Or, at least since 1896. But, whatever!

The Scientist
Provo, UT

"It's as if mankind perceives itself as being wiser than God."

An objective examination of the Bible (as well as other sacred scriptures), along with a comparison against humankind's best secular ethics and moral philosophy, would confirm that mankind is much wiser, kinder, more humane and merciful, and overall more magnanimous than the Christian god ever was or will be.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@disport
So which is more foolish to pass laws on science and reason or the modern interpretation of ancient myths?

Utefan60
Salt Lake City, UT

Both of my grandparents were children of Polygamous marriages. Thank goodness that was the definition of "traditional marriage", or many of us would not be here. Let's not forget our own history.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I called to wish a cousin in Manchester happy birthday this evening. I got him on his mobile; he was at the pub, unaware that by then same sex marriages had occurred. Apparently, the world he lives in actually didn't change that much, and it certainly wasn't a big deal there.

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