Originally Posted by Alm
I think it's time to take the importance out of marriage and put it more into civil partnerships.
Why? A marriage doesn't have to be a religious affair. Like I said in my OP, religion does not have a monopoly on it. As an Atheist if I ever got married it'd be totally devoid of religion in all its shapes and forms but it'd be just as valid.
Originally Posted by Parlock
Being gay was a very, very minor part of the Bible. It was only a few passages here and there about it, and an important thing to note is that things such as Divorce and wearing mixed fibres are also outlaws in the Bible. Should the Church be able to turn away people who have already been married once? How about if the dress is made of multiple fabrics? It's cherrypicking and it should be stopped.
Oh, and for those people who aren't religious and are still against gay marriage... do you find every single woman in the world attractive? No? Well not every gay person finds you attractive, either.
Yeah, I was saying those very things when I was discussing it with some family earlier. Don't forget planting two crops of different types next to each other, that's a stoneable offence! But yeah it is serious cherry picking on the part of religious folks and is clear proof that their opposition is based on nothing but primal hatred of anybody that's different to them rather than based on religion because if their opposition was derived from the bible then they'd be opposed to so, so many things that they'd never be able to live, they'd be protesting 24 hours a day. They've zoned in on that particular hatred and it proves they're merely homophobes hiding behind religion.
Also I believe the Catholics are planning a protest march against the plan to legalize gay marriage, either planning it or it's happening/happened today. Funny how they haven't been protest marching about the sodomy of boys by priests that is so widespread in the Catholic faith.