I don't get why we keep going back to Iran. We are not in Iran. Btw, saying the majority rules is slowly going out the window as more and more people support gay marriage. That's an old crutch that people continue to use to defend their positions.
All I know is that when I make a committment to someone, whether it is a man or a woman, I want the same rights that are allowed anyone else. Whether you think I should be married in the eyes of God, or not, it makes no difference. I don't take up a heterosexuals place at the alter. When I do get married, it will not be in the eyes of your God anyway. It will be in the eyes of my own.
Also, I make it important that I ask if you know any gay people. I mean, really know them and have befriended them. This is important because what it does is opens your mind to their stuggles and how they live their lives. You know their children, you know their jobs and how they save for retirement and build a house and life together. It is not so distant for you.
Until you really know a situation, both sides, can you make a decision. Dare I say that even an Uncle or a nephew is too distant as many are not that close. Do you know their partners? Do you know their struggles? You can claim to know someone who is gay, but until you really know someone and their lives day by day, you can't form any kind of real educated opinion. Except for, I don't like it because the Bible says it isn't so.
Lets see. The poster I was responding
to asked why I mentioned Iran. I explained, perhaps you chose not to read it. Either way, what I do and do not mention is not limited by what you feel I should be allowed. Or, should freedom of speech only apply to those that support gay marriage???
Also, the poster I was responding
to is under the impression we live in a democracy - not I. I am fully aware of the government structure under which we live in the US (i.e., it is not I that am completely unaware of our government structure - it is they).
It has been my experience that most often is the case that people make straw man arguments b/c they can't defend their position w facts. I have not referenced the bible in support of my position. Please make a note of it.
Really educated opinion? I don't think anyone that believes we live in a democracy can form an educated opinion on anything regarding US laws (which necessarily includes marriage laws), regardless
of who they rub elbows with! And, I darn sure wouldn't call them "enlightened".