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.
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11-05-2013 17:57 #11Senior Member
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Marriage in Australia is legally a state institution but obviously there is a significant religious tradition behind it. None of the legal requirements relate to the Church - hence people can choose to use celebrants. But what about people who aren't interested in a marriage except that it is recognised by their church?
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I'm athiest and think any 2 people of legal age who want to marry each other should be allowed to. Even Christians.
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11-05-2013 18:38 #15
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.
11-05-2013 18:55 #16
11-05-2013 19:05 #17
Just to add, I'm an atheist but know several Christians who support marriage equality.
11-05-2013 19:05 #18
My mum is Christian and she supports gay marriage. Pretty much the only thing about her I respect.
11-05-2013 19:08 #19
I am Christian and I support gay marriage.
I don't believe homosexuality is a choice, and I don't believe it can be "cured"
I DO believe that God loves us all exactly the same. I do believe that any person who claims it's ok to judge others in the name of God has got it SERIOUSLY wrong. God didn't say "go out and spread the gospel to all nations, except the gays. There's no hope for them"
I also believe that everyone has the right to their own beliefs and many of my friends don't even know I go to church. I try to show my beliefs through my actions rather than running my mouth. However, I'm not ashamed and will tell anyone who asks. Usually, if it comes up, it's because people ask why I'm always so happy.
11-05-2013 19:13 #20
I'm Christian and definitely support same sex marriage.. You love who you love and some of best couples I have ever met have been of the same sex.
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