User Profile: HarryPotter

HarryPotter

Member Since: January 23, 2013

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  • September 14, 2014 at 1:42am

    Kor:
    Apparently you aren’t aware how our government works. In the Supreme Court case of Loving v. Virginia (look it up) marriage was declared to be a civil right. As in something that cannot legally be denied or cited away to any citizen. This is what we are fighting for. Our basic civil rights.

  • September 13, 2014 at 8:39pm

    Girl:
    Tell you what, you provide sources for the statistics you cite, and then we can discuss them. I’ve briefly explained why some of these statistics you have heard are intentionally misleading, but if you cite a source I can give more detail. As for equality, we are asking for equality under the law. Equal treatment from the government, which is something guaranteed by the constitution. We are talking legal rights. And yes, equal rights are an important issue and we will not rest until we have it.

  • September 13, 2014 at 6:25pm

    Your “sinful lifestyle” of permitting women to speak in church is no different than my “sinful lifestyle” of loving a man.

  • September 13, 2014 at 6:22pm

    Girl:
    You keep repeating the same lies over and over and ignoring the facts we keep presenting you with. A few bad apples is not justification to deny all gay people equality. Pedophiles usually abuse boys and girls, and your statistics ignore that fact. Stop trying to justify your bigotry with fear-based lies.

  • [1] September 13, 2014 at 5:54pm

    Girl:
    Ok I see. So none of the Old Testament laws count anymore, including those speaking on homosexuality, right? But the New Testament law forbidding wen from speaking in church is still valid?

  • [1] September 13, 2014 at 1:42pm

    I guess elderly and infertile couples cannot be married then either as they cannot procreate.

  • [-1] September 13, 2014 at 1:40pm

    Bronco:
    The federal judge who overturned the Florida vote was protecting the rights of gays, not making a new law.

  • [2] September 13, 2014 at 1:39pm

    Bronco:
    Yes there are some terrible gay people out there, just like there are some terrible straight people out there. And you can justify and rule in the Bible if you do 5 minutes of research. That’s kind of my point about the rules on homosexuality in the bible. I will say that whenever a gay person speaks out and says they want equality, too many people call them an evil activist, like you did here. No one is seeking to destroy the family. We are trying to gain the right to have our own families.

  • [2] September 13, 2014 at 1:35pm

    Girl:
    Right. Like Christian shaven man is an oxymoron too. That’s another rule in the Bible. But let’s ignore that one because there nothing to justify anti-gay bigotry there.

    Joy:
    I agree. Just because someone is a minister does not make them godly. But my 3 friends certainly are. Just because someone is gay does not make them ungodly. And the government cannot mandate that churches do that. Freedom of religion. Finally, if I flaunt my homosexuality, you flaunt your heterosexuality just as much. What constitutes flaunting homosexuality? Telling someone I am gay or telling them I have a partner? Straight people also do that daily. Holding hands, or other simple PDA in public? Straight people also do that daily. Don’t assume straight people are any different

  • [-6] September 13, 2014 at 3:30am

    No, these aren’t facts. This is misrepresenting data on child predators to try and link it to consenting adult couples, and create an argument to deny them equal rights.

  • [-3] September 13, 2014 at 3:26am

    Myrifle:
    A quote from the SC ruling, “Marriage is one of the “basic civil rights of man,” fundamental to our very existence and survival.”

    Joy:
    What makes you think gays do not include religion in their unions? I personally know 3 gay Christian ordained ministers. If it is the legal term that bothers you, I really don’t care what you call it, as long as it is equal for everyone. Just keep in mind that gay and straight would then get civil unions in a courthouse, and gay and straight would get marriage in a church.

    That question is like asking interracial couples in the ’50s why they had to use the term ‘marriage’ when that was the term used for religious same-race unions.

  • [-1] September 13, 2014 at 2:28am

    You both seem to confuse pedophilia with homosexuality. Homosexuality is about two consenting, same-sex adults. Pedophilia is an adult raping a child. If you cannot see the difference, that says more about you than about us.

    And FYI, the majority of pedophiles prey on boys and girls. It is the anti-gay side that likes to pretend that abuse against children is in any way related to sexual orientation. Why don’t you tell me the stats on how many people claiming to be straight have abused children as opposed to those claiming to be gay?

  • [-4] September 13, 2014 at 2:01am

    Joy:
    Marriage is both a religious and legal term. Plenty of non-religious straight couples get married and plenty of straight couples of other religions get married. Your personal religious beliefs are no excuse to deny others equal rights.

  • September 13, 2014 at 1:07am

    Cat:
    Well, marriage was decreed to be a civil right by the Supreme Court in the case of Loving v Virginia. And the vote took this right away from gay couples. So the voters took away other citizens rights in “good faith”?

  • [-8] September 13, 2014 at 12:52am

    Girl:
    I personally haven’t heard if these cases. But you are correct, parents who abuse their children are despicable. Unless that wasn’t actually your point, and you were trying to make an ignorant and bigoted claim about all gays based on a couple terrible stories? If that’s the case, I hope you are just as against straight couples (plenty of them abuse and rape their children, you hear stories all the time) and religious leaders (never allow them around your kids), and even teachers. Let’s just all make wide, unjustified generalizations demonizing entire groups based on a couple of bad apples.

  • [-4] September 13, 2014 at 12:42am

    The majority should never be able to vote away the rights of the minority.

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  • [-7] September 13, 2014 at 12:30am

    Kay,

    What about the biblical rules against eating shellfish or letting women speak in church? Or are we ignoring those because they can’t be used as an excuse to deny gays equal rights?

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  • [-6] September 13, 2014 at 12:29am

    So in 2008, Florida voters unconstitutionally voted to take away the rights of a groups of citizens. Then a couple weeks ago a federal judge said that no it was unconstitutional to vote away the rights of other citizens. And that gay couples had every right to get married like straight couples. Now this attorney general is saying that we should ignore the constitution and let this vote stand until a higher judge decides to also uphold the constitution.

    It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

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  • [5] September 11, 2014 at 7:48pm

    Brother:
    I appreciate your comment and I can respect your position and thoughts even if I disagree. I also happen to include sexual activity among my morals. Particularly with adultery. I just see nothing immoral about a a virgin youth who happens to be gay. Or a monogamous couple expressing their love for each other physically. But I do appreciate your measured and thoughtful comment.

  • [2] September 11, 2014 at 7:16pm

    Duck:
    I’m gay and I tried to be straight for years. It didn’t work. It wasn’t until I embraced who u am that I became happy and found a wonderful boyfriend who completes me.

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