User Profile: HarryPotter

HarryPotter

Member Since: January 23, 2013

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  • [4] January 22, 2015 at 11:39am

    Yes, the law does protect religious beliefs as well as sexual orientation, so these people can sue. But the gay couples wanted a cake for their wedding, these people wanted hate speech printed.

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  • [2] January 15, 2015 at 2:56pm

    Happy:
    I asked for evidence, and you have me conjecture (that really made no sense). I have read all the primary sources, seen the archaeology, actually studied the matter. Male-male sex was extremely common. Men had sex with male prostitutes, male slaves, lower-class men, and this all was normal. Look at ANY historical writing that mentions sex (most do) and you will realize I speak the truth. Also, Greece and Rome both had these sex practices common at their founding, their rise, height, and decline equally. There was never any issue with male-male sex. It was never banned or even frowned upon. Your history course would be a joke. And yes, all of this is Eurocentric. But so was your rebuttal. If you’d like to discuss other cultures, I’d be happy to branch out.

    Please give me examples or evidence to show how long your definion of marriage has been around. The article you cited didn’t seem to mention that. Although that article wasn’t much more than anti-gay propaganda anyway…

  • January 15, 2015 at 2:38pm

    Lance:
    I see, so you can’t give any examples, and realize that what you were saying was completely baseless, so you turn to childish insults. Typical you…

  • [1] January 15, 2015 at 2:27pm

    Tzion:
    Actually, in the SC case of Loving v Virginia, marriage was declared to be a civil right. And what benefit does gay marriage bring to society? Exactly the same benefits of straight marriage.

    Now you tell me why we should be banning gay marriage?

  • January 15, 2015 at 2:23pm

    Socialism:
    Yes, in the 70s and 80s HIV was extremely prevalent among the gay community. It killed a lot of people. And yes, all doctors will tell you that any unprotected sex is dangerous. But if you use protection or are in a monogamous relationship, the danger drops to near zero, gay or straight. You also cannot change the facts (straight people have higher rates of other STDs by the way) and you also cannot tell God that gay marriage is not okay, and not part of His plan. And you definitely can’t say that gay marriage is wrong for society. No evidence at all to support that, and mountains of evidence to show otherwise.

  • [1] January 15, 2015 at 2:11pm

    Cmats:
    I quoted the verse I was referring to. I’ll wait for you to try and explain that away. And if the old testament verses banning shaving don’t count, then the ones banning male-male sex must not count either.

  • [-2] January 15, 2015 at 2:07pm

    Tzion:
    Seriously, I wonder if you even read what you write. LOL. “Biologically there is little difference between a black man and a white man. Only the size, shape, and proportions of the various organs changes from one to the other.” This is EXACTLY the case for male and female. Biologically, we are almost identical, except for a couple organs.

    What exactly is your argument to ban gay marriage with all of this anyway?

  • [-4] January 15, 2015 at 1:42pm

    Lance:
    Was she giving details on how she had sex? How was it all in her sex life?

  • [1] January 15, 2015 at 1:32pm

    Socialism:
    And you can’t do that either. So I guess we’re even.

    Tzion:
    Gay couples can have children with the help of a surrogate mother or sperm donor, just like infertile or elderly couples. So I guess we have the same right to marry as they do. But procreation is not a requirement for marriage anyway. Plenty of married couples do not have children.

    Avenger:
    Gay couples have children the same way infertile or elderly couples do. So unless you are saying that elderly and infertile couples should not be married or have children, I fail to see your point. There are many more straight couples than gay couples. Of course, procreation is not required for marriage anyway.

  • January 15, 2015 at 1:27pm

    Avenger:
    It is true, gay marriages were not common in Ancient Rome. My point was that gay sex was extremely common, and was accepted by society.

    Happy:
    If you have any evidence at all to discredit anything I have said, please share it. Otherwise, just admit I am right and you are wrong. Your question on marriage is really 2 parts. Marriage was meant to continue the family line and name pretty much from the start, but monogamy really didn’t become common until the dark ages. Around 500-750ad. And even then that was an expectation, not necessarily common. And brides were still purchased, and far younger than the men. As for the studies, virtually every single scientific study has shown that children of gay parents fare equally well or better than their peers. Gay parenting has been endorsed by Pediatricians, scientists, paychologists, you know, the people who study these things and understand them. Please share any evidence to the contrary (excluding the thoroughly debunked Regnerus study)

  • January 15, 2015 at 1:13pm

    Cmats:
    1 Corinthians 14:34. “Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission as the law says.”

    What am I misquoting now?

  • [-4] January 15, 2015 at 1:11pm

    Socialism:
    Except every argument that is being used to try and deny gay marriage can (and has) be used to deny interracial marriage.

    Scott:
    Pets cannot consent, they cannot legally agree to marry. I really don’t care about incest as long as they don’t procreate, the children would be terribly deformed.

  • [-1] January 15, 2015 at 1:09pm

    Socialism:
    Yeah, straight people get AIDS too. In fact, the virus is most commonly spread mother to child worldwide.

    Tzion:
    Are you trying to say that skin color is not genetic? Are you trying to say that by lookin the at a person, you can’t tell their skin color?

    Cmats:
    First, please google “gay genetics” and do some research. There is too much wrong with what you said to even start to correct you. Second, civil unions never offered the same rights and benefits as marriage, and they were never recognize by the federal government as marriages are. What do we want? Equality. And we will settle for nothing less.

  • January 15, 2015 at 12:36pm

    Tierrah:
    There are some very rare examples of same sex marriages in history, namely in Native American culture.

    Avenger:
    I could quote a number of Christians you would say we’re crazy or not representative of Christianity. So don’t assume every gay person represents all gay people, or the gay rights movement. And yes, the government cannot force churches to marry anyone. I would stand up for churches of the government ever tried.

    Disabled:
    Jesus never said gays were wrong or could not be married. A man/woman marriage is valid, I agree with that. So are man/man and woman/woman marriages. And the New Testament bans women speaking in church and holding positions of leadership. FYI

  • [-3] January 15, 2015 at 12:29pm

    When has Ellen talked about her sex life on air?

  • [-3] January 15, 2015 at 12:28pm

    Disabled:
    Men have the machine too. (Though this metaphor is getting weird…)

  • [1] January 15, 2015 at 12:27pm

    Tzion:
    You’re hilarious. You can’t define race? Um, yes the government did exactly that when it came to Jim Crow laws, interracial marriage bans, etc. The bans based on gender are the same. Black doesn’t equal white, man doesn’t equal woman. These arguments that have been made for bigotry are all the same, and are all equally invalid.

    Socialism:
    So being gay will kill you? LOL. You guys are hilarious today!

  • [-5] January 15, 2015 at 12:21pm

    Socialism:
    They used to ban marriages based on skin color. Now (in some places) they ban marriage based on genitalia. Seems like pretty similar situations to me.

  • [-1] January 15, 2015 at 11:59am

    Tzion:
    Marriage came about for more reasons that that, but gay couples can and do have families and raise children together, so that is no reason to ban gay marriage.

  • [-2] January 15, 2015 at 11:58am

    Avenger:
    Actually, here you are a liar. I have always said the ancients did not understand and view sexual orientation the same way we do today. But there are documented cases of people who only had sex with their own gender. And the vast majority of men had sex with both genders. I have also never denied that the Bible has verses condemning male-male sex. But you ignore everything else that the Bible condemns, like women speaking in church, or men shaving. If you have a comment of mine proving otherwise, cite it. Otherwise, just admit you lied.

    Happy:
    I am certianly not an expert in all areas, but I do know history. So yes, I will speak up when someone says something incorrect. And I said that some Christian churches ones banned interracial marriages, just as today some Christian churches ban gay marriages. Yes, there is bigotry in both, but I never called anyone today a racist. Not sure where you got that from. I also called no one a pedophile. I just pointed out that marriage in history was vastly different than it is today, so it is fallacy to try to say we are changing a 5000 year old tradition that has never changed. That is wrong, and just stupid.
    You say: “Marriage as an idea promotes unity, harmony, stability, and has proven over and over in experience AND in the social sciences to be the BEST environment for the progress of the young.” Gay marriage does all of that. Studies show children raised by gay couples fare equally well or better than their peers.

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