Upon further perusal of the Internet, I found a website that has a discussion going on much like this one. It quotes and explains what is written in the bible because of a similar question asked, "what does the bible say about Gay". It gives what the Anti and Pro views would be about what the bible says. The comments at the end, people's views are just as conflicted as ours, depending on what each individual believes. It is an interesting read.
I can't copy and paste with mozilla, didn't set it up to do that yet, a pain, so I'll just write in the website here, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3205727.stm
I guess two readers comments stood out to me. Phumlani of South Africa and Wyatt Borderwyk of US. Phumlani says that we each behave the way we do because of what the bible says, and that what the bible says is open for (or to) interpretation(s), depending on what each of us want and what we believe, our circumstances dictates (the end results of what we do or believe).
Wyatt said that "this argument is as touch as evolution". So true! He also said there is no wrong or right answer, we can only 'interpret' (again that word) it as best we can and hope that our interpretation is the right one! We all want it to be! I firmly believe that because the bible has been interpreted by man, re-written to suit what ever the cause is, the truth is not fully within, not at all times. It does reassure me when I read it, and comforts me. But I can't accept everything as it states literally, not all the time. The church from the beginning, or should I say, from its beginning have done and written things to suit itself and what its beliefs are, and what they espect their followers to do, and the laws to obey, not so much God's law, but their laws. They write the bible, or re-write the bible to suit themselves, so 60 percent of it is true, the rest, made up of man-made rules! That's my views and will not be suitable or acceptable to others I'm sure!
It's not about shunning or condemning anyone tho. It's about not legislating sin.
I'm glad it's not KFC, but somehow, it is because of the belief systems and the policies already in place.
just don't force our children to be taught it's equal to what God created in the first place. But if I'm offered a choice to say yea or nay...I'm voting against because it's not good for our society and because I should vote my conscience.
Absolutely, I agree you or your children should not be force-fed anything you don't want. Vote what you believe, vote your concience.
Don't force the pastors that believe otherwise to marry them. We're not trying to force them into being Christians neither should they force a Pastor or a Christian in general to be applauding or celebrating with them in this.
Oh I think there are more than enough people, pastors, or others who would willingly and gladly marry them without being forced to do so.
I think one of the reason why the protest, the gay protest is so loud and in all of our faces is because they have been denied the right for so long! They wear us down because whatelse ccan they do if not be in our faces because some of us don't, cannot accept them for who they are. They just want to live, work, play, buy their houses, have their businesses without fear of reprisals from the hate-mongers, and fearsome ones who make their lives miserable! Why do you think they are all over the courts, because they have to ask permission to love and live and it is worse than being in jail, it is worse than some pet animals are allowed to live or treated. I can't say I blame them! [I might seem extreme in what I say, but you get the point I'm trying to make here?]