You're right, nobody is married at the moment of birth. Other than that though, many of us do take vows seriously, and have been married nearly all of our lives, monogamously.
You're right, and you should have full rights to impose that view upon all of your fellow citizens.
June 30, 2015 at 1:18pm
As soon as the bacon says, “Yes” you’re good to go. Aw shucks, bacon can’t talk, nor can your goat. Too bad.
The difference is consent. Consent should be the only standard of measure for all things regarding sexual practice. When all participants involved in any particular sexual or romantic relationship are mutually-informed consenting adults, everything is permissible. It is just that simple.
Any permutation of consenting adults who all knowingly and willfully desire to enter into a joint marriage contract should be permitted to do so. That is the basic principle of personal liberty. The principle of consent as a standard for what is “right” is a fair and honest way to deal with the diversity of complex human adult relationships.
Not totally true...when I hear the sizzle of that bacon in my pan, I know without a doubt it is saying to me, "I love you...I am yours!" The sizzle is my permission to become one with bacon. Who are you, or anybody, to tell me that the bacon isn't giving consent. I know my bacon!
 June 26, 2015 at 11:19am
Sodomy has been legal since a 2003 court decision.
10:30AM, Friday the 26th of June Travis County, Texas [Austin] begins issuing marriage licenses. After getting a 3-day waiver the first weddings will occur sometime this afternoon.
May 28, 2015 at 3:00pm
Flying Spaghetti Monster Fan Club, where they shall praise his noodlely greatness, Blessed be the Pasta, The Sauce and the Holy Meatball…… Ramen
May 28, 2015 at 2:57pm
After school porn club, not that’s an idea with merit and some sex appeal too.
May 28, 2015 at 2:56pm
This is the time to start a Happy Wiccan Club and hand out Wiccan Spell Books along side the Xian ones. That’s what happened in Florida when a judge allow Christian stuff in school, the Satanists showed up with coloring books because if you allow one, you must allow them ALL. They need a lunch time Wiccan chant and drum team too!
 May 26, 2015 at 8:57pm
My vote made it One Hundred and Twenty-six and climbing
 May 20, 2015 at 12:05am
Sort of like the christian group that got a court to permit a school district to allow distribution of religious pamphlets, that was fine until they realized when you let one in, all are allowed and the Satanists showed up with coloring books. The Law of Unintended Consequences prevails. I find a delicious irony in the RFRA being used to protect Atheists, sweet isn’t it.
May 14, 2015 at 10:13am
Christianity has never held any substantial numbers in Japan. Right now maybe 1%. Shinto and Buddhist rituals are not the same as religion and are more about culture and tradition than a belief system.
May 14, 2015 at 10:03am
Half a Billion a year in new Christians is ridiculous. The inflated numbers of Christians in China is no where even near a tenth of a billion TOTAL. And that number is grossly exaggerated by Christian groups trying to project some successes on a planet where they are falling in numbers. Most of the inflated numbers come from one research group who has to use estimates of “underground home churches’ that no one can document. The Financial Times says 100 million total at the high end and Chinese government say 23 million total. It is likely the truth is somewhere in between.
 May 14, 2015 at 9:45am
I worry about where to make reservations for dinner. Does that count?
May 14, 2015 at 9:41am
Yesterday on NPR’s the Diane Rehm’s Show this study was the topic of discussion. As part of the show they had an online poll; 36% of the respondents identified as Atheist, 19% as Agnostic and 30% as Christian and 15% Nones. Among households earning over $100,000 agnostic and Nones are the majority. Among educated liberals Nones is the majority force.
Most people who say in a study they are “Christian” are talking about cultural identity not really religion. They don’t go to church, they don’t read the bible, they don’t follow any of the rules and edicts, it’s just a name to use to avoid conflict. What beliefs they have are more classic Deism than Evangelical Christianity. [and as such closer to the beliefs of the Founding Fathers] Now as they see that dropping the nominal connection to the old superstitions has no negative repercussions in modern society, more will become Nones and from the Nones we will build a Secular culture and see the Agnostic and Atheists rise to be larger than Evangelicals in the next 50 years. Look at Japan and Scandinavia where the Nones already dominate.
What we need to do is promote Nones among the immigrate communities from Muslim countries where now the kill atheist bloggers. This Nation should lead in blasphemy and ridicule all the silly goat herder superstitions about supernatural beings, myths and legends of the ancient people. That is REAL FREEDOM.
May 2, 2015 at 9:38am
$12 by 2020 is too little, too late. Minimum wage would be $12 now if it had kept pace with inflation. My business [30 FT, 5 PT] starts everyone at $12.50 now and I only have one part time high school boy at that rate. My retail floor staff earns $18 hour when other shops in my industry average $10, my retention rate is far above theirs. I have managers from competitors applying to work for me as sales people because my scale is so much higher and I only open 5 days a week when others are forced into longer work weeks.
[-1] May 2, 2015 at 9:26am
I just quickly scanned through about 100 or so comments and I am appalled by the number of posters who support this superstitious bigot’s violent proposition. Society has advanced in the past 2000 years and these condemnations are horrible examples of the reaction of primitive people to behaviors they didn’t understand. There are dozens of other prohibitions in the anthology of myths and legends we refer to as the “Bible” and society has disregarded most of them for hundreds of years.
Most Blaze readers would say they were at least partially libertarian I suspect, they would be likely supporters of less intrusive, smaller government yet here they all rally to impose an ancient superstition on the sexuality of whole category of citizens and support the State restricting their rights, even punishing them simply for the manner in which they prefer to fornicate? How is that liberty? But more importantly how does imposing a subjective value judgement better your life? How does Bruce shagging Keith harm you? How does it even effect you? Statements like Pastor Lee’s are just the same as ISIL’s? Do you really want a theocracy? Why is Christian Sharia better than Muslim Sharia?
All of you that attempt to justify this disgusting sign should be ashamed of yourselves. You are the reason that rational conservatives can not get elected in this country, your prejudices scare most people and make the bad choices like Hillary look good!
FYI – many Christian sects support same sex marriage
April 26, 2015 at 6:38pm
BFD, complete non-event. I never play along with this stuff
April 20, 2015 at 6:47pm
Aye Aye Captain Full Speed ahead on the wrap drive and that’s a good thing
 April 20, 2015 at 6:44pm
People are a bit more complex than wooden pegs. Some pegs are half round & half square
April 20, 2015 at 6:33pm
Oh I absolutely hate “for the children” as an excuse for anything but I find Conservatives seem to own that one; abortion, same-sex marriage, drug laws…… all for the children