Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Face, I do agree that those who ascribe to certain religious beliefs consider marriage a sacrament.
That's no more wrong than any other opinion, and religious organizations have the right to deny marrying those of whose lifestyles they disapprove.
But to try and push religious beliefs as a way to keep rights and benefits from a certain segment of society, is where I have problems.
I never said it was wrong - only that the majority of people consider marriage a holy union.
And no one is pushing religious beliefs - certainly not me. If you ever catch me doing that (which isn't going to happen), let me know. I get a little preachy about morals now and then because I think as a society our morals are fallen to a level barely above canines. But I never preach religion.
And I don't subscribe to depriving anyone of anything. But "marriage" is already taken. There is no need for homosexuals - or anyone else - to degrade its meaning to (worldwide) billions of people. What if homosexuals wanted to address the cross or the crucifix as their group symbol? Would that seem right? There is no difference - they can call their union anything they want - bullmoose if they chose. "We are getting bullmoosed on Saturday". There is abolutely no need for them to use the term marriage - as I said earlier, other than being obnoxioius.. After all, just who is it that is being "pushy" here?...