So long as it doesn't deprive others of life, liberty or property, they should be free to live as they please.
Acid - live as you please is one thing but it won't be enough. Expecting societal approval and adjustment is another.
"Acid – live as you please is one thing but it won’t be enough. Expecting societal approval and adjustment is another."
Being free doesn't require societal approval. Gay marriage doesn't require Christians to accept such marriages as valid. They are only required to refrain from using force against them
"Being free doesn't require societal approve." If the gay marriage issue wasn't such a lightening rod I might agree with you but apparently approval is the only goal.
"If the gay marriage issue wasn’t such a lightening rod I might agree with you but apparently approval is the only goal."
Legal recognition is not equivalent to approval of free individuals. In a free society, you have the right to hold opinions on any and everything. What you are not free to do is use force against others who are not aggressing against you.
March 19, 2015 at 1:38pm
100 thumbs up.
March 19, 2015 at 1:33pm
Kudos on your discipline and focus as well as your maturity. The world needs more adults like you. Yes, the issue is not that her mom is a lesbian but that she didn’t have both parents in her life, which happens in both SSM and hetero. The difference is…in hetero marriage we start with the hope and assumption that both parents will be there. With SSM it is inherent that they won’t. The only way around this is to have the bio-parent of the opposite sex involved in the life of the child, just like when a hetero couple divorces. Keep both parents involved. Then I guess it could work out okay.
The problem is that many gay couples are using anonymous donors so as to have a 'clean' family setup so the child has no way of knowing their biological roots.
If an adopted child (I'm one), wants to find their biological parent, the adoptive parent is often in agreeance as they realise that the child has a need to know their history, but a child of a donor can't always do that.
"The problem is that many gay couples are using anonymous donors so as to have a ‘clean’ family setup so the child has no way of knowing their biological roots."
And heterosexual couples do this as well.
ALma - agreed. I have a personal problem with anonymous sperm and egg donations.
 March 18, 2015 at 3:07pm
I’m not agreeing with the concept either, but I gave you a thumbs up because I appreciate the info.
March 17, 2015 at 5:43pm
there’s plenty of temptation for straights.
 March 17, 2015 at 5:31pm
So leave. You’re capable.
 March 17, 2015 at 8:44am
that’s the people, not the teachings of the Catholic church.
March 17, 2015 at 8:42am
actually, why bother with any chastity? Apparently sexual guardrails aren’t an issue with this “church.”
 March 17, 2015 at 8:40am
Yes, I have known (died of AIDS) and do know gay people. Their sexual desire is like anybody’s and needs to be resisted if one wishes to do GOd’s will. For example, the urge to adultery. Being married doesn’t make you blind….you still notice attractive people to whom you may be drawn. But you resist.
March 3, 2015 at 9:26am
selective choices. Anybody can look like that if they take a still from video.
March 2, 2015 at 6:13am
Keres, that’s what I’m saying. It has enough clues to indicate there’s something bigger than human imagination behind it. Don’t believe someone else…read it for yourself and see where it takes you.
 February 28, 2015 at 9:55am
Please explain why it is not possible that Jewish nondescript peasants from a Roman backwater living in a culture where graven images are blasphemous didn’t exist if there are no images of them. The BEST we could hope to have are written accounts, which we have.
February 28, 2015 at 9:52am
Keres, what you’re saying has merit, but it’s not that people NEED religion, more that we’re WIRED for it. Yes, other religions do offer hope but which offers truth? Not all can be true. I’ve often recommended “More than a Theory” by Hugh Ross PhD to help shed light on the creation “story” of the Bible. Please take a look. The Bible is not a science book, but it cannot contradict science when it is mentioned. It is an ancient book for ancient people expressed in a way that they would grasp, but the truths remains. And if one can say “Hmmm….so a 3000+ year old wisdom agrees with science (in its own way), what else could this book be correct about? Go from there.
 February 28, 2015 at 9:46am
Because we have SO MANY images of other ordinary, run of the mill Jewish peasants that this lack must indicate nonexistence. Phew! Thanks for settling that. Also, since Jews were not supposed to make graven images all those other peasant portraits are clearly blasphemous.