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Published: Monday, Nov. 4 2013 9:25 a.m. MST

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Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

"....You could accept the word “union” and have all the legal privileges associated with marriage applied to a union (compromise!)"

I suspect that many married couples would not go for that as a 'compromise' if it meant that in turn their own spousal relation would henceforth be officially recorded simply as a legal union.

sandy, ut

None of what Holland said matters, because after all, it is just his opinion.

Owasso, OK


"Bigotry and discrimination, sir, are not "good" over evil. Religious freedom applies to every single American citizen, not just the ones you approve of"

Just what does that mean - what bigotry, what discrimination? Sounds like you have an agenda - why is it not above the table?

Tooele, UT

After reading many posts here, it appears lots of people are tying freedom of religion exclusively to the issue of same-sex marriage. Of course, that is understandable as SSM is the hot button issue of our time, but freedom of religion is so much more than one issue.

Example - I find it interesting how many individuals scream and shout about the separation of church and state whenever the LDS Church states a position on any issue, but when other churches hold rallies and lobby in support of Obamacare, living wages, greater environmental laws or against the death penalty, the people who were screaming before about separation of church and state suddenly fall silent.

The Message - Churches can not engage in political matters unless we agree with said politics.

Another Example - More and more we’ve been hearing about the problem of bullying in schools, in the workplace or online, but while society preaches tolerance, understanding and compassion, it still continues to perpetuate nasty, negative and even hurtful stereotypes against people of specific religious faiths.

The Message - Tolerance and compassion should be shown to all, unless we feel your group is not entitled to it.

Saint George, UT

Ranch: Jesus also called the pharisees hypocrites and whited sepelchres. This seems very applicable to those who take an eternal sacred covenant like marriage between a man and a women and turn it into the exact opposite of what God intended. Jesus loved the Pharisees, but didn't shy away from telling them how corrupt and distorted their view of religion and God's word had become. Jesus wouldn't be into political correctness, which is why its a pretty good idea to stand up for what he said and live the way he lived. He doesn't condone gay marriage.

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