Regarding gays and marriage/rights.
1. A state sanctioned legal union/partnership with all rights commonly associated with marriage. It is not considered marriage though and churches are not required to perform ceremonies or provide facilities.
This is a NO BASH question. Bashing will be considered childish and suggest you are highly intolerant of any opinion but your own.
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:43 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by urkiddingright at 12:22 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by parrishsky at 12:22 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 12:40 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:54 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 2:17 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Special, do you consider those who were married outside of a house of worship or religiously blessed cermony, "married"? How do these folks' unions affect your faith? IYO, (the eyes of the church) are these people actually married? I do not understand how anyone else's union affects your faith or your marriage. Could you give clear, concise and measurable examples of these intrusions, negative effects and infractions? Thanks.
Answer by Sisteract at 12:59 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by older at 1:07 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
YOU can't dictate what means what to what church
And churches can not define who can legally be married and what union can be legally called "marriage." FWIW, there are RC churches that will marry gay folks- there are even, gasp, gay priests and nuns-
Answer by Sisteract at 2:40 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Special- How does extending the use of the word "marriage" to homosexual unions impact your faith and your marriage? Measurable, clear and concise examples, if possible. You are all about insisting that others respect YOUR belief system and your church; not tread on your religious freedoms, yet you fail to return or offer that same respect to those who do not share your beliefs.
You are your a huge example of the things you complain about-
Answer by Sisteract at 3:00 PM on Aug. 14, 2010