EVERYONE! But that doesn’t mean I agree. To help you understand,
|June 27, 2015 at 14:51|
Right, let’s keep this discussion respectful, haha. Remember, we all love one another here, so let’s debate and discuss, not argue. c:
That said, I think that the blog article you linked pertaining to same-sex marriage is skewed. First of all, she talks about STD risks. You know what? The AIDS risk is almost the exact same as it would be for a heterosexual couple. I don’t know as much about other STDs, but I find this stereotype (and yes, it is a stereotype, because it’s simply not true, just assumed by people who haven’t been educated about AIDS and HIV) to be a bit sickening.
What I do agree with is the legalization. I don’t know how I feel about same sex couples, but the constitution clearly states that there is a separation of church and state. And not everyone believes like we do. Paul says very clearly, several times in his letters, that non-believers cannot be held to the same standards we can. It may not have been a good move from a christian standpoint, but from a fair and legal standpoint, it’s a day to be celebrated.
|June 27, 2015 at 15:09|
I wrote those articles and I did plenty of research prior to writing. I did research before even forming an opinion on the issue. Nothing was fake. Sorry that you didn’t like the article, though. 🙁
|June 27, 2015 at 15:47|
If you did research, you should only know that the increased risk for HIV and other STDs is only prevalent among gay males, and for that reason should not have a problem with gay females, correct?
(And if you’re worried about violence people commit against LGBT people, I’m sure you’re aware of this, but you can’t blame the LGBT people for that—and you’re not helping the cause by not accepting them for who they are (though I do appreciate your commitment to remaining civil/friendly towards LGBT people).)
Another thing, you said “How are you not afraid that people will look at you and judge you based on who your lips touch and not who your life will touch?” …I just want to point out that I’m pretty sure most LGBT people are afraid of being judged for this reason (along with the violence reason above^), and it’s the reason “the closet” exists, and the reason so many people are afraid to come out—it’s just that a lot of people get tired of living in fear and would rather take a risk and be happy (and not care what other people think about them) than live their lives hiding who they really are in order to fit into societal norms.
|June 27, 2015 at 16:47|
@rainbowuni I don’t blame them for the crimes committed against them, and I never will. But I can’t compromise my beliefs just because others don’t like them. I’m sorry, but it’s true. And I know that you aren’t going to change your beliefs either, and that’s fine. I just wanted to offer my perspective on things since everyone else was. You’re entitled to your opinion and freedom of speech, I’m entitled to mine. As long as no one is being hateful and calling each other names, I don’t see the problem in voicing an opinion. You can say what you want, but please don’t tell me that I can’t. We both have good intentions, we just have different perspectives.
|June 27, 2015 at 20:02|
The death of America….
|June 27, 2015 at 20:29|
@caroline I never said you couldn’t have your opinion. But I would like to know why it is that you have that opinion? Because it just sounds to me like you disagree with being gay simply because other people disagree with it (and might choose to express their disagreement violently)…am I just misunderstanding? What *are* your beliefs (about this issue)?
@Celby No, I think the death of America happened a long time ago, when they outlawed slavery. How dare they treat people equally; if I can’t own another human, am I really free?
|June 27, 2015 at 20:44|
@rainbowuni Well, this wouldn’t be relevant in your opinion, but there are a lot of Bible verses that speak against it. So that’s one reason. Another is that I believe that if an action has a risk of hurting you or another person, then it’s wrong. For instance, since drinking while driving can lead to you or another person being killed or seriously injured, it’s wrong. As well as texting while driving.
|June 28, 2015 at 21:05|
To quote Blimeycow :
|June 28, 2015 at 21:35|
@Caroline Okay, I can understand if you have religious beliefs against it. But to say that anything that could possibly cause harm is wrong…would be to say that everything is wrong. It’s not just drinking and driving or texting and driving that is dangerous, it’s all driving (as well as being around cars at all), as all driving poses some risk, right? Just like it’s not just same-sex relationships that have a risk of STDs (and again, that’s only in males, and gay females actually have a reduced risk), it’s all sexual relationships (on another note, there’s no risk of unintended pregnancy in a same-sex relationship, so there’s that).
My method of determining if something is wrong is a little different: Harm is, of course, bad. But if you (and/or all parties involved) are consenting, it isn’t wrong. For example, if I wanted to travel to a third-world country, and I know the risks involved and am okay with it, it’s not wrong.
So…to me, what you’re saying sounds like, if I wanted to go skydiving, and you said to me, “No! Skydiving is wrong, 0.0007% of people that go skydiving die from it! Even if you can’t change the fact that you want to go skydiving, you can change your outlook on the want to do it. Skydiving is wrong. If you really want to go skydiving, just throw a camera out a plane and record the video, and then watch it—you don’t have to actually jump out of the plane to be skydiving.” I’d understand your disapproval if I wanted to push you out of a plane, but I have the right to make that decision for myself, right?
@Juanita Halo is so NOT better than COD! *blah blah blah argue argue* 😀
|June 28, 2015 at 22:46|
Gay marriage is such a grey area for me.. I used to have my opinion then I watched shows with gay couples and they are just trying to be happy and they aren’t hurting anyone so why would God say it’s wrong? I understand he said it was wrong, but why? I may be qualified as a bad christian but why, really? If I was not christian I wouldn’t care.
|June 28, 2015 at 23:46|
^ I’m with you, Juanita.
Come on, ladies. You know there’s some pretty F’d up stuff in the Bible. You’re considered to be cursed just for being born Black -_-
So again, I am against discrimination. And if that makes me a bad Christian, then so be it.
|June 29, 2015 at 08:02|
Juanita~Lol I LOVE BlimeyCow!
BrokenVessel~ What Bible verse says that? Reference please 🙂
|June 29, 2015 at 08:10|
personally, I think even if we don’t agree with their choices, we should extend love to them. I also think that I would never have a relationship like that, because of my personal beliefs, but that doesn’t mean that if the general public in the USA decides “let’s make this legal” then we have no right to say “no way” since this is a democracy after all (or at least it should be). Just my opinion 🙂
|June 29, 2015 at 13:49|
@rainbowuni So if a bunch of friends got together and consented to go to a party and drink and have consensual, unprotected sex, then it would be okay, correct?
|June 30, 2015 at 21:14|
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