The apocalypse won't come? The terrorists won't pull down their final attack? World War 3 won't start? I won't be effected in any way because I don't know any of these married couples? Hitler won't come back to life? God won't kill us all because the homos now are allowed to have papers and two rings? The homos won't take hold of the rainbows and kill us all? They won't make an army and destroy all us wonderful straight folk because they're all heterophobes? The balance of life won't come to an end because why the fuck are we acting like if gay people get together that means that every straight person is now gone from the Earth and we cannot repopulate?
Life won't come to an end as we know it because all that will happen is people who just happen to like other people who have the same private parts as them will only be getting married like any other normal person?
That's...THAT'S JUST SO FUCKING UNBELIEVABLE. WORLD WAR Z OBVIOUSLY STARTS, WE HAVE TO FALL INTO A WASTELAND BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS WE DO. THEY'LL SPREAD THEIR AIDS THROUGH THE CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL CHILD MOLESTERS!
Sarcasm time over. It was only until recent I met people who actually thought this. Guys. Good God the world isn't going to come to an end if gay marriage is allowed in America.
Guess what? Like many other things, we allow gay marriage up to your neighbor at the North, and gueeeess what? We aren't becoming a third world country any time soon. There's no sign of an angry God wanting to stomp on us for letting it happen.
Get your heads out of your asses. Put down the book and go get some fresh air. Try to open up that space between your ears. I know it must be hard because it's filled up with a million bible quotes that made any common sense and any true moral reasoning be pushed way back into the darkest corner of your brain, but I'm sure you guys can do it if you really try.
If you cannot...I hope you guys will be happy still living back in the sixteenth century. Cthulhu speed.~
I don't mind these people getting married or not. But my family was talking about it, I just said my opinion "I don't mind" Everyone bombarded me with HATE [mostly, just over reacting now] I was shocked about what they thought. I have a friend who is like this. THERE sister is also like this, and also there brother! I don't really care who/what people like. Plus, Gay Marriage isn't even the end of the world? I'm not worried, are you worried?..People should stop worrying about these things and start thinking about there family and friends. PLUS, we should worry about more things..Like the EBOLA spread. I'm not worried about it as much as the next guy, I'd admit, I'm worried about people in Africa right now. People should just live and learn and just live with life and stop being butt-hurt. GAY MARRIAGE IS REAL!
You know, I once saw a cartoon, Drawn Together, that dealt with something like this one episode.
One character, who was a religious fanatic said in all seriousness, that "If gays are allowed to get married, then the institution of marriage would be over! Rivers will run red with blood, Nazis will once again ride on dinosaurs! It will be the end of civilization as we know it!"
Anyway, great stamp. So, yeah, basically what the most insane fundis think.
Reason why they don't allow it is to protect the "sanctity of marriage"
... SERIOUSLY? Half of all the married couples in America are divorced, most hetero couples that live together aren't even MARRIED, and many of those that ARE married are constantly bickering with their "significant other"
If Gay people are allowed to marry, they'll actually APPRECIATE their marriage. This is because they kept pressing on to marry their true loves, despite the haters everywhere.
It's inspirational someone would gothrough all that for love.
Okay, let me rephrase that so I don't make any accidental grammatical errors. I do not care about gay marriage. I am neither for or against, I just do not care about this kind of stuff. If gays want to get married then more power to them. It's not hurting anybody I don't see why people find this an issue.
Not only those with same genitals. Gender itself is in brain/identity/heart/soul/what ever you want to call it. Two person who identity themselves as a men or women, even if genitals are different, are still gay couple if they say so.
Anyone ever think that gay marriage could also improve the economy? If gay marriage is legalized, that means more weddings! So wedding affiliated places (ex. bridal shops, tuxedo shops, flower shops, bakeries, and wedding planning firms, graphic designers) would get more business!
That is a really, really silly question. It's called supporting equality. I'm not black but I support all the rights that were given to blacks 50 years ago. I'm not pregnant but I support pregnant women's rights to maternity leave.
Something doesn't have to directly effect you for it to be something you should support. It's simply supporting humanity in general.
Men do not become pregnant, but their wives do, so it is in their best interest for maternity leave to exist so their pregnant wives are not working. This is not equality unless there is also paternity leave in place, but the majority of men understand that men and women are different biologically and thus do not insist on equality in this situation.
Black people are people and thus making it illegal for them to be property in addition to other rights was equality as they now had the same rights as other people.
The fight for gay marriage is called equality maybe because no one is willing to start a campaign against equality, but strictly speaking it isn't equality.
Let's say your a king and you decree that all your commoners are allowed to farm apples, because that is what you feel is most profitable. There is equality in this situation. A few of your peasants however say that they are allergic to apples and want to grow oranges instead. You understand that some of your peasants are different from the others and give them the right to farm oranges instead.
This is much more like the example of accepted inequality in the maternity leave example than the true equality in the black people example in my opinion.
Many women are denied maternity leave because pregnancy isn't viewed as something worth taking a vacation for. That's what I meant by equality. Pregnancy isn't respected in the working industry, and many pregnant women suffer from it (or are even fired over it.)
Gays are people and making it illegal for them to have tax breaks, hospital visitations, shared property, etc isn't equality in the least.
I honestly don't see how that analogy has to do with this at all.
I've debated feminists, gays, atheists, environmentalists, communists, democrats, progressives(basically more fanatical democrats), Canadians and other Christians as well as various combinations of all of the above. I've been banned from 2 sites(one pro gay and one pro feminist), and I have shamed moderators into closing threads on how mistreated gays are even though them themselves agreed that gays were mistreated and didn't want to.
I have only been defeated once by a team of gay christians that were extremely knowledgeable about the bible.
I purposefully seek them out to find the most argumentative and persuasive people to test myself against them and improve my own skill at argumentation.
You tossed out some light emotional appeals combined with a little moral outrage(the hospital visitation was a nice if overused touch), and a minor grammatical error in which you accidentally said that pregnant women suffer from pregnancy. This was preceded by an allusion to "the working industry" whatever that is.
The fatal mistake was admitting to not understanding something(the analogy) in a debate as apparently that is what we were having. Unless the topic is highly technical or obscure admitting you don't understand something is pretty much tantamount to admitting defeat.