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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    I did ask about that. He said that because there was originally a possibility of children its ok. But any marriage that does not want children is not a marriage even if they are straight.

    So an infertile straight couple that adopts is fulfilling marriage in its entirety. But a straight couple that at no point wants children isn't a catholic marriage. That's why the phrase in wedding vows include
    "Do you welcome children"

    TBH I didn't like his answer much and told him that.
    Gay people can adopt too. (Perhaps the Archbishop should watch house husbands).

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    [confused why this thread is in the circ section - got all excited and thought there had been a new 'discuss it' section created in the Religion part of the forum]

    ...nice to read there are some more progressive humanitarian type christians out there supporting marriage equality and rejecting outdated 'rules'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveInTheBed View Post
    [confused why this thread is in the circ section - got all excited and thought there had been a new 'discuss it' section created in the Religion part of the forum]
    Sorry, didn't realise this was a thread for a specific purpose. Didn't know where else to put it (mind you didn't look very hard)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Crow View Post
    Hmm, i personally dont support gay marriage. But thats from a position of belief that "marriage" is (or at should be) a formal promise made to God, for a male/female couple. So, i actually dont believe anyone who is not religious should have "marriage" either! I dont think the state should have anything to do with it at all, it should be a purely religious ritual ONLY. But thats just my opinion.

    I have nothing against homosexuality.
    I have nothing against athiests.
    I have several issues against the government

    I fully support homosexual relationships (despite my Judo-Christianity) but i think its the legal rights and recognition of defacto relationships (homo or hetro) in this country that needs addressing.
    Out of interest and these are genuine question. Is there particular religions only that you think should be allowed to marry? And What if the homosexuals who want to get married are religious ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdlion View Post
    Sorry, didn't realise this was a thread for a specific purpose. Didn't know where else to put it (mind you didn't look very hard)...
    no need to apologise - it was more me hinting at the need for a 'discuss it' section in the religion area


    I hope you can feel comfortable supporting your friends without the fear of judgement from your christian peers eventually.

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    As a Christian woman I proudly say that I support gay marriage. The only person I keep my lips sealed around is my MIL! The God I believe in and have always felt surrounded by is a loving God and it is not my place to judge but to demonstrate the love as requested, "Love thy neighbour".
    I feel that in a world where there is enough hate and discrimination for any possible reason depending on the person or people so fuelled and driven to cause pain, that allowing a little more love and acceptance is alright by me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I am a firm believer that we don't know everything and we're not supposed to.

    I think God created us as we are, that sexual preference is a thing of 'this' world and has it's purpose, be it a test or path of personal progress for the person who is homosexual, or a test or path of personal progress for the people who forget basic principles in favour of discriminating about these people, who are too children of God.

    I think churches through the interference of men are holding prejudice and this too shall pass within time (hopefully sooner rather than later) and that new commandment to 'love one another' will prevail.
    BlissedOut - posts like this make me so proud to call you my friend. You are so passionate and eloquent. I could only hope to have a way with words like you do. Big love <3

    As for the topic - I do not believe in a god and strongly support marriage equality. Very strongly. Same love.

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    Yep, I'm Christian and believe in gay marriage. Love in whatever form should be celebrated!

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    I'm an atheist, so clearly my opinion doesn't have anything do with a god, but I do think that if I were to suddenly convert, it wouldn't automatically change my views of humanitarian issues... so I'd think that if I converted to ANY religion, I'd still keep my views regarding same sex marriage (that is just as valid and should be equally supported, legally).

    I know a few people who say they are religious who are okay with gay marriage. Others who are not.

    I also know plenty of agnostics and atheists who are against it... so I don't think it's strictly a religious issue, I think some people just use religion as a scapegoat for their hatred and bigotry.

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    Same love same love <3


 

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