Why doesn’t this topic exist? No one cares? No one has an opinion? I suppose it comes up all over the place so there is no shortage of debates about it.
Anyway, I wanted to start it because I may have realised something, you can scrutinize its relevence for me. Also you can discuss the issue.
I got to wondering, does the Catholic church recognize the marriage between a Buddhist couple? Maybe they do and maybe they don’t, but our countries laws do. I mean, sure anyone who moves to a new contry must legally formalize their marriage just so the couple can have their rights in accordance. But does the Catholic church impose their religion upon this Buddhist couple? I think not, I think it says somewhere “Freedom of religion…” I could be wrong. So why is one marriage, that is exceptionally different to the Catholic rule, allowed to pass under the law of the nation untouched, yet another singled out?
Of course this all does not simply apply to Catholicism, but all Christianity, infact it includes Judaism and Islam also, as these religions are so similar (haha, yes I just said that).
Okay, Buddhists are great people, gay people not so much, right? How about a different example. What is more detestable than homosexuality, it’s a hard one…I’ll go right past Atheism and over to Satanism, (because Atheists may well be better people than gays). Is a marriage between two Satan worshipers recognized by the law? Haha, I think it just might be, yesiree. Hot damn, Satan worshipers are allowed to get married and the Church does not influence the government and the legal system to resist the marriage (I repeat for emphasis) between Satan worshipers.
Anyway, I’m done for know, rant you later.
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@drunkmonkmeth, Gays not being allowed to marry IS a hate crime.
But yes, there are many issues in the world.
None of them are more important than others, just others are more of an emergency (like starvation.)
ok so now that i’m not confused and offended and understand that you were kidding at first, my real opinion on the gay marriage issue is that i think it’s going pretty well! i see positivity and much more acceptance flourishing, of course there’s still the haters, but they’ve always been there! they’re just more noticeable now because the positive side of gay marriage is also much more noticeable!
@trek79, your attempt at making me sound like a douche fails :)
also, you’re the one who compared gays with satanists (unless you were joking there too? that’s what i meant by ambiguous, i can’t tell if you’re being serious or not)
also, sexual labels aside, i go both ways, so…
I am not gay, but I certainly care about civil rights. I think everyone should be able to marry. But, I don’t think we should be able to tell someone what to do. If the Christian church wants to denounce gays, then so be it. It is their club and who are we to say otherwise.
The issue is that marriage is seen as a Christian idea. Break the connection, and then everyone is free to get married. If married just means an intimate partnership, then there can be no stupid rules like it can only be between a man and a woman.
This country is too Christian. I have nothing against Christianity, or any religion for that matter, but this religion imparticular has many ideas in which it would like to pass off as natural laws. Marriage being one of them.
Ironically, America would have you believe in a separation of church and state.