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I have been reading a few posts on gay marriage (again). One thing I noticed is people trying to look at Christians (or anyone else who is against gay marriage) and call them hypocrites and ask why they are not fighting other sins going on in the world. Well, couldn't this go both ways? I know Christians who have talked against gay marriage for years. The gays however did not protest them, or anything of the such then. So why is it that now the gays are stopping and trying to fight against what various religions believe?

Personally I believe we all have the right to stand up for what we believe in. If someone is passionate about marriage being between a woman and a man, then so be it they have every right to stand up for that belief. Just as if someone feels passionately that everyone can be married, then so be it. But for one side to bash the other is ridiculous and makes everyone look bad.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Jan. 12, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (20)
  • You are right Mizkaye. No one should be forced to pray or do anything they do not want to. At the same time Christians have the right to express their religious beliefs anywhere at anytime, if non believers don't like it walk away and don't acknowledge it. Christians have the right not to be forced to accept of the views of the non believer. If gays want to express their feelings bluntly, Christians have the same right to express their disapproval bluntly.
    Sis.Jackson

    Answer by Sis.Jackson at 3:16 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • You should read my journal post on My thoughts on Gay marriage as a christian.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Tolerance is a two way street and it seems those screaming for christians to be tolerant are the most intolerant. They are against children praying in school, having bible groups, god in the pledge of allegiance but the minute a christian says they are against marriage they are hypocrites.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 2:09 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • you said it gemgem!
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 2:12 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Im against the schools teaching children about god not becuz i dont believe but becuz not everyone believes in the same god much less no everyone is a believer. You cant force people to all believe the same thing. I see nothing wrong with gay marraige they should be allowed to be happy and in love and be able to care for there spouse in the same manner. Could you imagine being so in love and not having any rights to that person if something terrible happend. People need to relize marraige isnt about being a man and a women its about alot of other things that are way more importent. what if we started telling people that they could have interacial marraiges.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • AMEN gemgem! I agree with you 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    stvmen88

    Answer by stvmen88 at 2:52 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Because one religion would dominate all the others gemgem. Christians are not in the least bit suppressed. Your kids can pray in school just not out loud. What you are wanting is for the school to lead christian prayer. Be honest with us. You want christians to rule everything including who does and does not marry. Keep your religion out of our public schools and out of goverment business.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:54 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • They are against children praying in school,~~~WRONG!  We are against non-Christian children being forced to pray Christian prayers to a Christian God...your child may pray anytime,anyplace, anywhere...what they may not do is have a teacher stand there and force the class to recite The Lord's Prayer. having bible groups,~~WRONG AGAIN!  Many public schools have bible study groups...the difference?  They are voluntary and student led...not forced and mandatory. god in the pledge of allegiance~~Partially right on this one...God wasn't included in the original pledge and it presents us as a nation of Christians...which we are not...we are a nation of many (non)beliefs.

    mizkaye

    Answer by mizkaye at 3:07 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • What you are wanting is for the school to lead christian prayer. Be honest with us. You want christians to rule everything including who does and does not marry.


     Hammer, meet head of nail....I do believe you may be absolutely right, Anon...which would make our country not a Republic or a Democracy...but a THEOCRACY which is the opposite of a free country.

    mizkaye

    Answer by mizkaye at 3:09 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • I wonder about people who are concerned with other people sex lives.
    laranadtony

    Answer by laranadtony at 3:23 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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