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Gay Marriage

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    In a world full of hate and prejudice...... I decided to raise my children with the following instruction: You should not judge others but when deciding how to treat others..... base that on how they treat others.
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    TJ Wrote: johnny,
    What I think is crazy in religious circles is when it's insisted that it's a matter of choice. It just is not. Why would anyone chose to take that difficult path when the other "Choice" is so easy. It's just genetics. Then there are some who try to change the individual to become hetero. That's simply impossible. What is a really bad marriage ? A heterosexual marriage where the man beats his wife. That's what I think we should all find to be intolerable. As far as gay marriage is concerned, we should all just live and let live. (Dutch's previous comment). If you don't want to let them into your church, fine. But that church should have a test at the door to find out who all of the bad people are and turn them away.
    McClellan, your statements made me think seriously about your words. I think a better word than "choice" would be "preference". I mean no one can say exactly WHEN this choice/preference is assigned, made, or actually takes hold, OR if it even IS any of these possibilities. There simply is no proof. I sure do agree with your statement about live and let live, because as humans we are certainly not above that ourselves. And if any church would suggest a "test", it would be totally unnecessary because NO one would escape the "bad people" category, and thus, no one would be turned away. This is just a fact. Show me the person who has escaped even a small amount of this "bad" level you are referencing.
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    michaels,
    You question whether it's choice for someone to be gay. Some churches try to reprogram gay people trying to convince them to become straight. I ask, could someone get you to change your preference of women ? Of course not. It's the same for gay people. They can't swim upstream. It just goes against their internal logic. They aren't trying to upset god or even their parents. It's just how they were made.
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    Like I said, I sure agree with your "live and let live" attitude, especially towards people's sexual orientation. You are correct.
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    I have no knowledge on how the Human brain is wired or makes one child right handed as opposed to left handed,I don't believe being Gay is a matter of choice, it is a choice when the individual makes the decision to "come out of the closet", it must be a very difficult decision to make and I applaud them for their courage to do just that, I don't condemn them,they are still considered God's children, I see the problem arising when one side or the other claim the supposed high moral ground and starts to demeaning the other side to bolster their opinion. So yes , do live and let live or in better terms "mind your own business".