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I want to marry my pet rock.[:D]
So,...that's how you get your rocks off?
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By the way, being married is a governmental status, while a wedding is about the only connection that marriage has to the church. If religious leaders don't want same sex marriage ceremonies on their property, then that's within their rights as property owners.
I've said it before, but...Lady Z and I were "married" under the state capitol dome, by a justice of the peace, with zero religious influence--that is, we had a state officiated and sanctioned contractual bonding. Exactly how is our contractual bond diminished or modified, if consenting homosexual adult pairs are allowed into the pool? I don't think they could do any worse than we heteros have so far...in fact, they might just bring some much needed stability to the institution.
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I just feel that the extreme religious right is insecure in their faith and want the government to help them stay the righteous path.

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Exactly how is our contractual bond diminished or modified, if consenting homosexual adult pairs are allowed into the pool?
As the punchline to the old joke goes . . "It might lead to dancing."
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sometimes I wonder what would keep a govt. that officially endorses gay marriage from forcing religious entities to perform gay marriages or lose tax exempt status?

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sometimes I wonder what would keep a govt. that officially endorses gay marriage from forcing religious entities to perform gay marriages or lose tax exempt status?
That make two of us.....?????

I think things are getting a little out of hand now.
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sometimes I wonder what would keep a govt. that officially endorses gay marriage from forcing religious entities to perform gay marriages or lose tax exempt status?
Does the state currently hold revocation of tax exempt status against religious entities that won't officiate interracial marriages?
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sometimes I wonder what would keep a govt. that officially endorses gay marriage from forcing religious entities to perform gay marriages or lose tax exempt status?
Does the state currently hold revocation of tax exempt status against religious entities that won't officiate interracial marriages?
Good question. I never doubt the power/will of a govt., when appropriately motivated, to take away one's money, freedom or life (or any combination of each). The change necesary to act as such only requires a prevailing breeze of public opinion.

There is already a tide of low esteem focused on relligion(s) from lobby groups and legal entities. I can see the possibility of such intrusion into a constitutionally protected practice, as we have seen the tendency of govt. to trample on the constitution whenever the itch occurs. Look at the rights of privacy and property. Look at the first and second amendment encroachments.

En fine, I'm not bothered by gay marriage. However, this world is not populated by all Azimuths. There are other more impressionable people watching the events of society unfold. I think the homosexual lifestyle, as practiced by many, is ill advised. The attempts to legitamize(sp) such a lifestyle is apparent to me. I believe this gay marriage issue, though not of the risky sort of behavior, if generally practiced, will legitamize homosexual practices further. And the youth of this nation are watching.

I expect I'll be called all sorts of names and such on this. It is only my opinion. As such, I do not believe it is wise to allow govt. to enter into this arena exept to protect individuals from the masses.

Should gays be allowed to marry? Yes, but I think it is socially unwise.

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If this wasn't legal before, are we all bastards? [:D]

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If this wasn't legal before, are we all bastards? [:D]
I've been called worse.....[:D]

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