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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25 2013 4:15 p.m. MDT

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American Fork, UT

They're going to have to buck up; they're just churches.

Freeland, WA

I support same-sex marriage. If two people love each other and want to share their life together, I'm all for it. There are way too many people who are divorced, in a miserable marriage, or cheating on their spouse. Gay marriage is evolving everywhere and it's not going away.

Mount Pleasant, UT

Bravo for the Catholic Church. It tickles me they are standing up for what they believe is right. A true marriage is between a man and a woman - nothing else because that is what it has been since Adam and it's not ever going to be accepted any other way. To marry someone of the same sex is perverted and an abomination to the Lord.

Lawton, OK

The Southern Baptist Convention has no authority to tell individual congregations, chaplains, or members anything. Members are responsible to themselves and to their God for their beliefs and practices. The Convention is simply a way to combine income from small congregations to fund new missions and missionaries. It has no authority over anybody or anything.

Murray, UT

"What would Christ do?"

Preaching repentance and forgiveness. Not endorse and certainly not perform SSM.

"He told the adultress, go and sin no more, not to keep doing it."

Note that he didn't provide her with a partner for further sinning.

"Religions do not have to accept it, but they do have to respect it."

Respect is earned and spitting in someone's face doesn't earn it. It is not a constitutional right, and neither is marriage.

"Why can't people get it through their heads that SSM is an issue of CIVIL LAW, not religious marriage?"

Marriage is God's institution, existing before there were any civil laws. Civil marriage is a mockery of God's institution.

"No one has yet produced a single shred of legally sustainable harm nor legal argument against SSM."

Not true. There are tons of studies and evidence showing the ill effects of same sex marriage, but proponents choose to ignore them.

Murray, UT

"And enough with the obvious and overused red-herring of incest."

There is only one marriage, the God endorsed union of a man and a woman. There are mockeries of marriage, in all sorts of forms. Why would one seeking tolerance for his/her mockery of marriage (SSM), withhold it from others (brother/sister, polygamy, man and animal, etc)?

"Or if you feel that strongly about it, start a campaign."

Campaigning doesn't determine right and wrong. God does.

"They're going to have to buck up; they're just churches."

Ah the 'you have to embrace us while we belittle you' attitude. So prevalent in SSM/liberal proponents, and so completely hypocritical.

"The Southern Baptist Convention has no authority to tell individual congregations, chaplains, or members anything."

If I hire you to represent my company, I certainly have the right to tell you what you can and cannot say and do in behalf of my company, and if you don't represent my company well, I have the right to fire/kick you out of my company. You may not think that is right, but that is how it is.

Murray, UT

I will add, God has the right to claim who is His and who is not, and He will do it based on choices we make. We were all His when we started, but if you want to retain your heir status, certain things are expected of you, as He has told us. You can whine all you want that it isn't fair, but it is fair because He is perfectly fair.

I feel great love and anguish for my friends, family, and fellow men/women who choose to hate God and hate me for following Him in the way I believe is right. I cannot accept your expectation that I join you. But I do invite you to join me in following His ways. You will be a lot happier if you do.

If you choose to continue to "kick against the pricks", and live in misery, I respect your choice. Misery loves company, but no matter how much company you win over, it is still misery. If SSM is legal everywhere, and everyone on earth embraces it, you still won't be happy. Endorsement doesn't equal happiness, nor does wickedness equal happiness.

Chandler, AZ

Do humans choose to be homosexual?

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

If a tree falls in a forest AND it is not witnessed by a Baptist pastor or a Catholic Priest did the tree still fall?

Salt Lake City, UT

"By attending, we are supporting real people who are of tremendous value to God. By attending, we are imitating Christ"

Wow, show me an example where Jesus attended a same sex marriage or said publicly or privately that he supports and blesses same sex unions? People with itching ears...

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