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Caitlin McDonald

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Technically Speaking about Religion and Gay Marriage

Technically Speaking....From a religious standpoint, marriage was not a creation of God. Adam and Eve were not married. It began during bible times, and is mentioned in the bible, therefore it is a creation of man.
How do certain faiths have the authority to choose whether it is acceptable or should be condemned due to the fact that nowhere in religious books, such as the Christian bible will you find anything about propagation of species?
How do two people of the same sex damage faith worldviews when it has no personal affect in the slightest manner?

I'd love to see whether others have picked up on things such as this. i am studying the case of Matthew Shepard who was murdered due to being gay in the late 1990's a story everyone would know something about. This disgusting act of murder was a hate crime and it sickens me knowing that people think its okay to kill others due to being so insecure about change.

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    Oct 27 2011: Personally, I've always noticed the strongest tendency of religion is to be most active in putting down whatever would bring the largest number of people happiness in the shortest amount of time.

    However, in today's world, marriage is a legal institution, not a religious one. Because of that, it is a matter of state. Church and state need to be separate, and religions should ,therefore, have absolutely no influence on whether gays can marry or not.
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      Oct 29 2011: Hi Kenji
      "and religions should ,therefore, have absolutely no influence on whether gays can marry or not."

      I agree, but the trouble is they often want to use the church building &/or the minister. That is when the 'religion' has to make a decision.

      :-)
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        Nov 10 2011: thats more tradition. The courthouse works just fine, if not better.

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