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What are your views on homosexuals and/or letting them wed?

I accept them.
51 (66.2%)
I tolerate them.
6 (7.8%)
It's flat out wrong.
7 (9.1%)
I don't really care.
9 (11.7%)
I have mixed views. (Describe)
4 (5.2%)

Total Members Voted: 77

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« Reply #420 on: November 01, 2012, 11:01:40 AM »
Nintendofreak happens to complain about "jon bashing", which seems to give the indication he's a sock for jon.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2012, 02:41:31 PM by TheMightyThor »
Relics.

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« Reply #421 on: November 06, 2012, 11:21:11 PM »
In recent news, Maine, Maryland and Washington states have all legalized same-sex marriage by popular vote!
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« Reply #422 on: November 07, 2012, 12:14:18 AM »
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« Reply #423 on: November 07, 2012, 01:27:38 AM »
I'm interested to see how it's going to get spun. In my experience, there's always some excuse for how it wasn't really legitimate. It used to be "Unelected judges are imposing gay marriage on us against our will! It should be decided in the legislature!" And then New York passed it through the legislature and then it was "These politicians aren't representing us! It should be put to a direct vote!" And now three (possibly four -- the results from Washington aren't in yet) states pass it through direct popular vote. What's gonna be the excuse now?

Also, Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin is the first openly gay senator. Five years ago when she was in the House of Representatives, she removed gender identity protection from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to get enough votes for it to pass. That's certainly more a reflection of pragmatism than it is transphobia, but it's still not great (especially if you're a trans* person who got fired).

Also also, Mary Gonzalez in the Texas state House of Representatives is the first openly pansexual elected official in the country.
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« Reply #424 on: November 07, 2012, 03:38:31 PM »
A Pansexual representative? In Texas?

The increasing legalization of gay marriage, as well as the increase in pansexual/gay senators, makes me genuinely feel like we're moving forward. It's interesting to look at how attitudes on sexuality have changed since the last decade. (I don't just mean those old posts from '04.) Good going.

Cross, don't worry. I'm sure Fox News is working on their article about how the Evil Secular Socialist Liberal Agenda™ got gay marriage legal in more states already.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2012, 02:17:02 PM by TheMightyThor »
Relics.

« Reply #425 on: November 24, 2012, 01:30:26 AM »
Here's an interesting video regarding homosexuality and the legalization of same-sex marriage:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a85Xdmk_WIA" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a85Xdmk_WIA</a>

« Reply #426 on: November 24, 2012, 02:15:56 PM »
I always wondered where that "naked guy raping soldiers in a public restroom" .gif came from.
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« Reply #427 on: January 16, 2013, 06:44:41 PM »
Three more pieces on Christianity and homosexuality that I found interesting:

The Gay Community and That One Time Jesus Called Me The N-Word

Quote from: Sammy Adebiyi
Guess what the LGBTQA community in Toledo said when we asked them what they thought about Christians.

“We are hesitant to say anything because we are stereotyped a lot and we definitely don’t want to do that to ALL Christians.”

When I read that, I cried. I cried because their response confirmed that I’m such a hypocrite. I cried because when I looked at the gay community, I no longer saw a threat or an “issue” to debate. I saw people who felt hated by Jesus.


Wendell Berry expounds on gay marriage

Quote from: Wendell Berry
One may find the sexual practices of homosexuals to be unattractive or displeasing and therefore unnatural, but anything that can be done in that line by homosexuals can be done and is done by heterosexuals. Do we need a legal remedy for this? Would conservative Christians like a small government bureau to inspect, approve and certify their sexual behavior? Would they like a colorful tattoo verifying government approval on the rumps of lawfully copulating parties?


On Christian Communion: Why is Killing Okay But Not Sexuality?

Quote from: Richard Beck
And these two observations lead to my question: If we are okay with diversity on the issue of killing--overriding an explicit command at the heart of Jesus's Kingdom vision on a topic of enormous moral consequence--why won't we allow for a diversity of views within the Christian communion in regard to Paul's vice lists?

That is, if you are willing to extend the right hand of fellowship to pacifists or just war advocates why not to gay Christians?
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« Reply #428 on: January 29, 2013, 07:17:46 PM »
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« Reply #429 on: January 31, 2013, 04:28:18 PM »
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« Reply #430 on: January 31, 2013, 06:50:33 PM »
To quote my re-tweet of the article: Wow, what an evil person.
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« Reply #431 on: January 31, 2013, 07:19:20 PM »
I love how unfitting that picture is.

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« Reply #432 on: February 07, 2013, 04:32:05 PM »
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« Reply #433 on: February 07, 2013, 04:35:51 PM »
The last time I looked at this thread, the split of votes was like 10/6/5/5/6 or something. Seeing it as it is now pleases me.
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« Reply #434 on: April 06, 2013, 01:56:51 PM »
There are a lot less

people.
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