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Published: Tuesday, June 24 2014 11:57 a.m. MDT

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Huntsville, UT

Oh the horror! Being thought to favor marriage equality.

Greenwood, MO

The ever touted reason for gay marriage....equality. Used to justify just about any aberration known under the sun. What about wealth equality. Sounds fair huh? Everyone wants to be equal to everyone else, don't we? And on and on it goes. Basic human rights will never makes us equal, nor should they. A human right should protect us from others maliciousness and grant us freedom to make informed and safe choices for all. Equal justice is a right all humans should enjoy but everyone who has been married knows it is not about justice or being right, its about trying to figure out how to get along with each other. If a same sex couple want the same legal protections as a married couple, then pass laws to enact those privileges. Driving an automobile is a privilege and clearly certain humans should not have that privilege. Marriage historically is a privilege, and clearly certain humans should not enjoy that privilege i.e. small children, or brother and sister. To make it a human right, where all stand equal in marriage is pragmatically impossible and would create chaos sooner or later. When is common sense ever gonna kick in?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Good job Clayton!

It must have made you sick to think someone people suggested you were ok with BLT "marriage"

Keep up the good work

Tooele, UT

Re: "Oh the horror! Being thought to favor marriage equality."

I'm sure it's just as horrifying to Bro. Christensen to be disingenuously accused of favoring "marriage equality," as it would be to an aggressive, true-believing LGBT activist to be disingenuously accused of favoring opinion equality. Or religious equality. Or professional equality. Or legislative equality. Or expression equality. Or academic equality. Or judicial equality.


Regardless of the content, misquoting someone shows a lack of integrity and honesty.

I suppose those twisting this around would be fine if an LGBT leader were misquoted nationally? Or would that make you upset?

Newport Beach, CA

So the "this" that Brother Christensen declares he did not say: does that refer to the implication of his words, or the quoted words "I think I'm a little farther along" themselves?

Did he actually say that? Because that would be a fine thing if he did.

Regarding "equality," I understand the word to mean that like things are to be treated alike. One may not think the differences between a male-female union and a same-sex one are significant, but there is indisputably at least *some* difference.

Branding the whole thing "marriage equality" as if that resolves the whole question involves quite a few stolen bases.

Provo, UT

I agree with TheProudDuck. I have never seen any equality issue here. Marriage is what it is, it cannot be changed and everybody is already equal. All people have the "right" to marry, but no one has the right to change the definition of it. I don't buy into the "marriage equality" argument. That is definitely one of Satan's lies.

Leesburg, VA

Chris B

Good job Clayton!

It must have made you sick to think someone people suggested you were ok with BLT "marriage"

My dear Chris,
As always you are very entertaining. Thank you!

Your comment would fall under Psychological projection. I'm sure brother Clayton would never say he was "sick" because of this misrepresentation.

I guess, the author of the article took the liberty to extrapolate based on the intelligence of Brother Clayton. However, he was mistaken! It does happen.

clearfield, UT

Some of the comments do bring out some interesting thoughts on just what "equality" really means in terms of marriage. One could say that a same sex marriage could never be equal to a regular marriage because in the regular marriage the chance for procreation is possible and likely. In a world of 100 billion same sex marriages, not one could ever produce offspring. And that is an inequality that no law can ever change.

Leesburg, VA

@ SC Fan

and yet, SSM continue rasing children, adopted and their biological offspring. go figure!

Murray, UT

It appears that the professor lives by two sets of books. On one hand he comports himself as belonging to the forward thinking intelligentsia - hence the quote he confirmed, but wants to also appear as one of the brethren upholding the sacred script of the church. Sorry, can't have it both ways.

Bountiful, UT

@ abtrumpet

I don't think anyone is trying to change the "definition" of marriage, but just get the rights and responsibilities every other married couple in this country has.

As a member of the LDS church I do sustain what the Church says and does. But I am also entitled to my own opinions about things. I don't believe the Church or any religion should change its doctrines to show any kind of support to civil movement - but I also believe that civically and socially speaking, marriage is a right that should be extended to anyone, including gays and lesbians.

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