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Newt Gingrich: Gay Marriage Is Inevitable, Will Be Legal Soon

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Newt Gingrich is OK with Gay Marriage.

Yes, the same Newt Gingrich who said that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was the result of godlessness in America, said today that marriage equality was inevitable and that he was OK with it. Yes, the same politician who signed a pledge earlier this year vowing to uphold the institution of marriage, believes that gay marriage will soon be legal across the country.

Gingrish told the Huffington Post:

“It is in every family … It is in every community. The momentum is clearly now in the direction in finding some way to … accommodate and deal with reality. And the reality is going to be that in a number of American states — and it will be more after 2014 — gay relationships will be legal, period.”

Gingrich said that he didn’t personal believe in gay marriage but said that gay couples should be able to have the same rights as straight couples. Gingrich said that the Catholic church may not recognize gay marriage anytime soon but that the federal government would.

Gingrich said:

“I didn’t think that was inevitable 10 or 15 years ago, when we passed the Defense of Marriage Act … It didn’t seem at the time to be anything like as big a wave of change as we are now seeing.”

Gay marriage was legalized in three more states this November and the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear two gay marriage cases this Summer.

Do you agree with Newt Gingrich? Is the legalization of gay marriage inevitable?

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450 Responses to “Newt Gingrich: Gay Marriage Is Inevitable, Will Be Legal Soon”

  1. Jay Edwards

    So many of us have been able to see how the history of civil rights has gone. Just as we look at our grandfathers and great-grandfathers, and feel pride in the ones who stood behind abolition and women's suffrage, and feel shame in the ones who stood against it, our children and grandchildren will look with pride and those of us who fought for equal rights, and with shame at those of us who stood in the way.

  2. Anonymous

    Rosi- that's all fine and good. But there's a thing called the separation of church and state. Our founding fathers strongly advocated this distinction. Legalizing it has nothing to do with one's religious stance.

  3. Jon Reed

    according to the bible you should be stoned for speaking in public as a woman, shall we agree to that as well?

  4. Email Bible Studies

    If one believes the Bible, then one must recognize that whether this becomes legal or not, it is wrong in the sight of God. I want to encourage each of you to trust and obey the Lord.

  5. Greg Joyner

    When I stand before God, I can assure you Jay I will be anything but ashamed for not condoning what God himself considers a grave offense against his order of design between a man and a woman.

  6. Bob Anderson

    So then everyone who believes in the Bible and follows its rules should stone disobedient children, kill daughters who stray, kill wives who disobey, etc. Get a freaking life.

  7. Bob Anderson

    Rosi..gay marriage effects you only if you marry a gay man. Otherwise it is none of your business. You stay out of my bedroom, I'll stay our of your church.

  8. Janet Webb Shore

    davenaze How do you separate church and state in marriage? You want your cake and eat it too. Just because something will become "Politically Correct" does not mean it is right. Homosexuality is a perversion. Should we allow 40 year old men to marry 10 year old little girls? They can't help it, they were born that way – Bologna!

  9. Tad Meyer

    With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love" – Ephesians 4:2

    “Judge not, that you be not judged." – Matthew 7:1

  10. Anonymous

    too bad some of us don't care what a 2000 year old book that also says all the animals in the world were put onto one boat says

  11. Lonnie Davis

    I do not believe in any thing that Newt Gingrich says he is one of the worst politicans in America. Keep him a Sarah Palin some where else and the World would be better.

  12. Manuel DePaiva

    Let's put the bible aside and respect the rights of others to exist as they see fit as long as it doesn't cause harm or infringe on others. You may want to believe that the bible is the word of God, but the bottom line is that the bible was written by human beings and not God.

  13. Anonymous

    This liberal president and supreme court may recognize it as legal. But, as for me and my house, we will never say Bob and his Husband Luke are coming over for diner.

  14. Benjamin Harward

    all this is saying that men should not lie with other dudes, because It's bro's before ho's, has nothing to do with a bed, it's about telling a lie people, think about that for a minute.

  15. Jay Edwards

    Please, give us a reason why homosexuality is wrong, without using religion (congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of it), double standards or outdated "facts."

  16. Jay Edwards

    "Whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death." Exodus 31:15

  17. Jay Edwards

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

    It doesn't matter whether you think the Bible says something should be legal or not. It is a religious opinion, and the Constitution does not allow laws based solely on religious grounds.

  18. Steven Pruitt

    Janet Webb Shore The minute the federal government and state governments started giving benefits and tax breaks to married couples thats the minute marriage no longer became a religious concept. So until you give that up it is unfair to deny those same benefits to another group of people based on your religious beliefs. As for marrying a 10 year old that child can not legally enter into a contract so that makes your point null-in-void. I wish you right wing bigots would realize that. Stop grouping the LGBT community into the same group as pedophiles and bestiality they are NOWHERE near each other.

  19. Steven Pruitt

    Janet Webb Shore The minute the federal government and state governments started giving benefits and tax breaks to married couples thats the minute marriage no longer became a religious concept. So until you give that up it is unfair to deny those same benefits to another group of people based on your religious beliefs. As for marrying a 10 year old that child can not legally enter into a contract so that makes your point null-in-void. I wish you right wing bigots would realize that. Stop grouping the LGBT community into the same group as pedophiles and bestiality they are NOWHERE near each other.

  20. Michelle Danhelka

    Hopefully you will never have a gay child, grandchild or great grandchild. Or do you think you can cure them?

  21. Michelle Danhelka

    Hopefully you will never have a gay child, grandchild or great grandchild. Or do you think you can cure them?

  22. David J. Bartlett

    Janet Webb Shore, atheists manage to separate the church from their marriages just fine. In case you've been under a rock all this time, we're talking about CIVIL marriage equality here. The rest of your post is…well….Bologna!

  23. David J. Bartlett

    Janet Webb Shore, atheists manage to separate the church from their marriages just fine. In case you've been under a rock all this time, we're talking about CIVIL marriage equality here. The rest of your post is…well….Bologna!

  24. Michelle Danhelka

    You are not God. Only God will judge us regarding the rights and wrongs we've done in life.

  25. Shandi Neag

    Just because you're allowed to comment on here via Facebook, doesn't mean your opinion is "right".

  26. Shandi Neag

    Just because you're allowed to comment on here via Facebook, doesn't mean your opinion is "right".

  27. Joseph S. Holmes

    When you preach hate at the service, The Holy Water you are Anointed in has been poisoned.

  28. Joseph S. Holmes

    When you preach hate at the service, The Holy Water you are Anointed in has been poisoned.

  29. Michelle Danhelka

    Perhaps someone Newt loves and cares about has "come out" and now he's got to backtrack?

  30. John W. Farley

    I agree with Gingrich: gay marriage is being legalized in more and more places. Newt Gingrich is an expert on marriage by any standard, since he is now on his third wife.

  31. Debbi Finley

    If he runs in 2016 I hope that there's another candidate of any sorts since he is pretty much like most extreme politicians and cannot seem to stay focused on one issue and with the turn of the clock of time simply bows down to what's most popular – being Catholic, Baptist or whatever isn't the deal with accepting or not – each to their own opinion, however, some of us are sick of being bombarded with everything from our sports heros, television and the actors that make a small fortune each year providing us with movies – just to make a buck will do a part that I feel can destroy their acting careers. Some of us are just small minded and can't get with the broader appeal of what the new times are providing us with. To each their own – just don't rub it in everybody's face and don't make such a big issue out of what's abnormal to most of us.

  32. Jeremy Webster

    Janet, it is simple. Marriage should simply be a religious union. The federal government needs to stay out of all things where it doesn't belong. The constitution clearly defines where the federal government does and does not belong, and marriage is not listed in as something that the federal government has any business dealing in.

  33. Joseph S. Holmes

    Freedom OF and From religion, If you Dont support Gay Marriage , Dont marry a member of the same sex., Religion is like a phallus, it's OK to have one just dont wave it in my face.

  34. Jeremy Webster

    Stephen Hunt Yet the constitution gives clear direction on how it may be modified as needed. Much easier to ignore it altogether though, huh?

  35. Joseph S. Holmes

    Bob and His husband probably pay more in taxes than you do, and are more active in the community and with local charities than you ever will be. Luke and his Husband will also probably adopt several of the children that the irresponsible Heterosexuals didn't have the Morality to raise themselves.

  36. Angelo Peña

    thought u assholes lived in the "new testament" times? (whatever that means). Your old, racist, bigoted POS buybull doesn't apply to me Rosi. So KMA!

  37. Shandi Neag

    The people here quoting the bible and calling homosexuals "wrong" are what disgusts me about the majority of Christianity. Good job with burying your nose in a book and hiding behind religion, something others find to be comforting, while you treat human beings with the same exact blood running through them (with better behavior and morals than you) like trash. Regardless of whether you 'stay true to God's word', do you really think someone apparently all-powerful and knowing like a God (come on, he created homosexuality in humans, why wouldn't he want it to be accepted considering it's natural?) would accept anyone as judgmental and cruel as these people into any sort of eternal kingdom? Hell no. If you use common sense, these are the things that (apparently) send people to Hell. I can't say I'm an expert, but douche bags generally belong there in a Christian's POV, right?

  38. Ale Calderon

    IT WILL BE LEGAL SOON……AND THAT'S AMAZING! The U.S has to recognize same sex couples relationships because it's about civil rights and nothing to do with religions…….The things has to change because the world is changing and there are already A LOT of other countries (Like Mexico where I live) where the same sex marriage is legal…..so……come on…..don't use stupid arguments to try to stop the apply of the LAW for everyone no matter their sexual preferences!

  39. Gail Tripp Higley

    IF YOU BRAINWASHED, SHEEPLE, BELIEVERS HAD A CLUE AS TO HOW CRAZY YOU SOUND. YOU WOULD SIGN YOURSELVES INTO A MENTAL LOCKUP SO YOU WOULD NOT HURT YOURSELVES OR OTHERS.

  40. Barney Leeson

    The fact that strait marriage is legal doesn't make it "right" too. Have you seen the divorce rate?

  41. Jay Edwards

    אל שבח, it's interesting that you say I'm wrong but you neglect to prove it. Where's your proof?

  42. James Nelson

    Rosie, I never lie with my man like I do with my woman…… they are two different people, and into different things….LOL! Damn I hope this makes some of the family happy….LOL!

  43. Anonymous

    Hey Rosi? If you're going to quote Leviticus then you need to follow ALL the rules not just the ones you agree with…Such as: You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together. So…what's that sweater you're wearing made of? Had any scallops or shrimp lately? Shaped your sideburns?

    Leviticus 19.19, 11:10, etc..

    On the other hand I'm all for these classics if you're so righteous as to quote only what you approve of, why aren't you quoting other parts of your bible? Such as…

    I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.

    Timothy 2:12

    Let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also saith the law.
    And if they would learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home: for it is shameful for a woman to speak in the church.

    1 Corinthians 14:34-35

    Live and learn, Rosi…and then be quiet please. Nice, huh?

  44. Jay Edwards

    If you think I'm wrong, why don't you do what I ask and prove how homosexuality is wrong?

  45. אל שבח

    This let's ya know that most Republicans are two-faced who do not believe in the Bible as they claim. It's all about what's convenient and what will get them votes.

  46. Eric Wilcox

    As a Christian high schooler, this is what I don't understand. We live in a country full of different religions and beliefs along with the freedom of religion. That is the beauty of the US. So why do people say "gay marriage shouldn't be allowed because that is what the Bible says." To be honest, who cares? If that's what you feel, stress that to others who follow your beliefs. Other people who share opposite beliefs shouldn't be forced to deal with this as a law.

  47. אל שבח

    Michelle Danhelka…no such thing as a gay infant. Your point is mute.

  48. Robert Fleming

    Newt is a goon bird. My good friend had to get his room ready at the Grove Park Inn.
    He wanted a rose on his pillow and candy on the bed. With the bed turned down.
    Flowers on the night stand and the wine chilling. He was hateful to all. I had my.
    picture taken with him for a $200.00 donation. I used it for fire starter. He needs
    to step aside so we can get the Republican Party back on the right path. Go away!

  49. Ken Condor

    Jay Edwards Does this mean I can now have multiple wives. Or maybe people can have permission to marry their own siblings someday. There you go no religious reasons given.

  50. Barney Leeson

    Hey @ Rosi – your a fool and Don’t quote Leviticus to me. In Galatians, Paul says we are no longer under the Law. Paul said Leviticus is the yoke of slavery, Galatians 5:1.

    Bible also doesnt allow:

    Bowl hair cuts You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads Leviticus 19:27

    Tattoos Leviticus 19:28 reads, "You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves:

    Shellfish Leviticus 11:10 reads, "But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable

    and my personal favorite crushed testicles… Deuteronomy 23:1 reads "A man whose testicles are crushed or whose penis is cut off may never join the assembly of the Lord."

    Here another one from Leviticus Leviticus 20:9 "If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death."

    So your thoughts on what crap the bible says are wrong. When was the last time you had lobster or shrimp you hating hypocritical hateful beeeyach!!!

  51. Russell Scott

    It's not just homosexuality that can have severe consequences. Just don't whine about it on Judgement day, and say you were not told. Ignore God's word at your own peril.

    Rev. 21
    5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
    6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
    7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
    8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

  52. David Stevens

    What is right Vs wrong in this matter is none of your business W Jim Walsh. We are endowed with inalianablle rights. We have the fundamental right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are human enough for human rights. The path of freedom is not defined by your narrow perspective of it.

  53. David Stevens

    What is right Vs wrong in this matter is none of your business W Jim Walsh. We are endowed with inalianablle rights. We have the fundamental right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are human enough for human rights. The path of freedom is not defined by your narrow perspective of it.

  54. Maxine Adderley

    Jay Edward, giving the lifestyle, there will be no childrenand grandchildren. It is truly a dead end to life as we know it. What if there were just adam and steve or eve and evelyn. Respect the people but cannot accept the lifestyle. I happened to have known someone who was born with both organ neither one was fully develpoped, so I do believe that there is something to bein born that way, however how does one explain bi-sexuality?

  55. David Leffel

    As a minister, you are not without sin. You should be well aware of this. Who are you to judge others? You should also be well aware of that.

  56. David Stevens

    What is right Vs wrong in this matter is none of your business W Jim Walsh. We are endowed with inalianablle rights. We have the fundamental right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are human enough for human rights. The path of freedom is not defined by your narrow perspective of it.

  57. Adrienne Wilhelm

    I couldn't have said it better. Everytime, which is few that I get trapped into reading these opinion based commentaries, I am again devistated and disappointed in the human race. I think god in looking down with great sorrow on so much hate that exsists in the world.

  58. Chad Johnson

    Jay Edwards, nature tells you it is wrong. two women do not make a baby. two men do not make a baby. This isn't that hard. The problem is you and much of our country who are propagating the message that "there's nothing wrong with that" are changing the standards of what is right and wrong by doing so. For something to be right or wrong, it has to have a basis in something. If you have no basis, then everything can be right. It just so happens that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and you and all our gay friends should be very happy about that as it is those same founding fathers and their Judeo-Christian beliefs that established a country by which we can disagree but still exist… and more so… thrive. Yet, it is obvious the intention was to emphasize God and Freedom in the establishment of our country. With God we have responsibility in our persuit of happiness… all inside the realm of Freedom. Yet, when people begin to drop the Judeo-Christian God from that intention, they begin to make their own standard of what is being responsible… aka right or wrong, and that steps on the toes of all those who are still descendants in spirit of the original standard… because we did not ask for our societies standards to change. Now we have to raise our families in a society whose standards are not what our forefather intended. Having said that, obviously, our fore fathers didn't get it all correct, and in time, we have managed to fine tune some of those standards. So, I think I agree with Gingrich. In light of the freedom we all pursue as Americans, let gay people do what they want and quit making such a deal out of this whole thing. But just know… on the one side many people are currently talking about how video games could be warping our kids… while on the other, many people against gay marriage are telling a similar concern… you change our societies standards… then you change what my kids see and understand as right and wrong… and that is very dangerous to what I believe and want for my family.

  59. Anonymous

    Janet Webb Shore

    What a silly question, How do you separate church and state in marriage? The church is not legal nor needed for a marriage but you still need a license which is state. Got it? Good, you may go you are dismissed.

  60. Ken Condor

    Do your studying there is no separation of church and state only by idiots who have not studied it. Here you go! The True Meaning of Separation of Church and State

    Separation of Church and State – The Metaphor and the Constitution
    "Separation of church and state" is a common metaphor that is well recognized. Equally well recognized is the metaphorical meaning of the church staying out of the state's business and the state staying out of the church's business. Because of the very common usage of the "separation of church and state phrase," most people incorrectly think the phrase is in the constitution. The phrase "wall of separation between the church and the state" was originally coined by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Danbury Baptists on January 1, 1802. His purpose in this letter was to assuage the fears of the Danbury, Connecticut Baptists, and so he told them that this wall had been erected to protect them. The metaphor was used exclusively to keep the state out of the church's business, not to keep the church out of the state's business.

  61. Jim Duley

    We should not use the Christian Bible or the Torah or Shulchan Aruch or the Qu'ran or any other religious text to set the legal standard. We use them to control our OWN behavior, but not the behavior of others, although we should be free to advocate for our positions. As these books often contradict one another, we have to create laws that keep the peace, respect the safety of other people and their property, and try not to restrict anyone's decision to live according to their own book, even if that book is one we do not like.

  62. Anonymous

    So you're more of the Who Would Jesus Hate brand of 'religion'…How Westboro of you, "Minister".

  63. Lou Capuano

    Janet…that is the most ignorant thing I think I've read. I did not choose to be gay anymore than you chose to be straight. If you think it is a choice…when did you choose to be straight? And Marriage has different sides to it here… the religious side sanctioned by the church, and the civil side sanctioned by the state. You can have a non-religious marriage. It is the same civil rights that gay people are fighting for. I have been with my husband for 11 years. We were married in a church in 2007 in front of 200 friends and family. The argument you make of a 40 year old marrying a 10 year old is as idiotic as when they say a man can marry is dog if gay marriage is legal. A 10 year old cannot consent. An animal cannot consent. There is no good legal argument for denying same gender couples to get married. That is why it keeps failing in the courts.

  64. Tony Cossio

    Yeah, because the struggle of the Gay's "rights" are very much the same as the struggle against Slavery or segregation – GIVE ME A BREAK!

  65. Tony Cossio

    Jay Edwards Homosexuality is linked to increases in mental disorders, STD's, and Rectal Cancer in men. Religion has nothing to do with it, Gay marriage was outlawed in non-christian societies.

  66. Lou Capuano

    No pork products or tossing around the ole' pig skin…. Leviticus 11:7-8 reads:
    And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.

  67. Ken Condor

    Shandi should we legalize multiple wives or maybe even people who love their animals to get married. Oh yeah how about incest.

  68. Howard Mckinney

    Well, think about the comment you just made. Do animals mess with their own sex, or do the mate to produce and expand their population? I think the conclusion would be as Margie said, it's about choice. The most disappointing thing about that choice is, if young children are involve, it will screw them up as they venture out on their own, they want know whether they are suppose to be with a man or woman.

  69. Lou Capuano

    No tattoos – Leviticus 19:28
    No haircuts or beard trim – Leviticus 19:27
    No gossiping (eek! goodbye people magazine!) – Leviticus 19:16

  70. Shandi Neag

    Adrienne Wilhelm Agreed. I don't understand how they can worship someone whose supposed to be a creator – obviously he created homosexuality, then, and would expect those humans to be treated equally, as well, and without difference. All kinds of things were 'banned' in the bible, but happen today. Like eating ham, or having a rounded haircut (screw you, person, you're going to Hell for having a bowl cut, you abomination), gossip, seafood in general (lol, you're all screwed, I know it). Let's not forget that if you're a woman in church speaking up, you're banned to, by proxy of your logic. Oh, and if you've ever divorced? I guess that means you're ~*~going to hell too~*~*. Great. Looks like a whole lot of people – the majority, pretty much, huh?

    Ugh, sorry for the rant in reply to you, but this behavior sickens me. I don't get how they call the most natural, human thing of the bunch an abomination? It's mean, plain and simple. They're acting like abominations.

  71. Terry W. Gloege

    Every crowd has a silver lining and The Newtster sure knows how to draw a crowd. Sarah Palin and The Newtster are milking us for all we're worth.

  72. Joe Simone

    If you're attracted to another mans anus, you need to do some serious soul searching. LOL

  73. Sherrie Tindal

    Manuel DePaiva OMG someone who gets it!! it was written by man as THEIR interpretation of God's word! EVERYONE has a different opinion! Poll 10 people….have them all read the SAME VERSE, and you will get 10 different interpretations of that verse.

  74. Reefs V Carolina Beach Condo #C-2

    We are robbing every human of the truth…believing that a man can lie down with another man and it be alright…in mans sight….there is a truth…there is a truth Here is what it hurts….a child reared under those conditions…lacks understanding of what a female is…and…what a male is. a child needs both male and female caregiving.
    I know you're going to say….well…they are giving a child a home….2 homies are not capable of coming anywhere near that. There is more to a home than security…money…food…tv…etc. There is a basic right everyone has…and that is to have a mom and a dad in the house loving them….teaching them…

  75. Henry Pabian

    Well this struggle has cause almost every gay person heartache and money… tell me how hard it would be to live gay if you are straight.. it's not easy and not anything someone would choose.. it is very difficult unless you have supportive friends and relatives.

  76. Joe Simone

    Newt, always campaigning! Still trying huh, Newt. 33 states have voted against homosexual marriage and newt runs with the three that voted for it. Go figure.

  77. Lou Capuano

    Let your women keep silent in the churches,… not permitted to speak – Cor. 14:34-35
    Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence- Tim. 2:11-12
    And here's what Jesus said about gay people, "………………………."

  78. Henry Pabian

    please tell me you follow all the teachings (that are condemned in the same fashion or worse), no divorce, obey men, havent eaten shellfish and are the property of a man, or you will be stoned to death.. please tell me you follow all of that .. then you can speak Rosi.

  79. Henry Pabian

    please read your own bible as this person did when responding to Dr. Laura Schlessinger (who has a doctorate in Biology, not Psychology btw) Dear Dr. Laura:

    Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law.

    I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge
    with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual
    lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly
    states it to be an abomination. … End of debate.

    I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of
    God's Law and how to follow them.

    1. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a
    pleasing odour for the Lord – Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbours. They
    claim the odour is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

    2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus
    21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

    3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her
    period of menstrual uncleanliness – Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I
    tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offence.

    4. Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and
    female, provided they are purchased from neighbouring nations. A
    friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not
    Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

    5. I have a neighbour who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2.
    The passage clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated
    to kill him myself?

    6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an
    abomination – Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I
    don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?

    7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a
    defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my
    vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

    8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair
    around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev.19:27.
    How should they die?

    9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me
    unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

    10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different
    crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two
    different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse
    and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of
    getting the whole town together to stone them? – Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we
    just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people
    who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

    I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable
    expertise in such matters, so I am confident you can help.

    Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

    Your adoring fan,

    Anonymous

  80. Jay Edwards

    Ken Condor: "Does this mean I can now have multiple wives. Or maybe people can have permission to marry their own siblings someday."
    First, the slippery slope is a logical fallacy, for example, owning a handgun does not make owning a tank legal. We can discuss polygamy (which was Biblical, by the way) and incest (also Biblical) when the time comes. Second, please use proper punctuation.

    Chad Johnson: "For something to be right or wrong, it has to have a basis in something."
    How about harm? Murder is wrong because it harms the victim. Theft is wrong because the victim needed what was taken, and it is harmful to suddenly do without. Who, may I ask, does homosexuality harm?

  81. Shandi Neag

    Ken Condor the fact that you're even comparing having multiple wives (polyamory and the monogamous decision of a homosexual relationship are completely different things), incestuous relationships (again, how can you even compare? your reply has to be a joke), and then beastiality? You're both completely ignorant and insinuating insulting things about homosexuality. lol done with you.

  82. Anonymous

    Jay Edwards
    Why not use religion? Those people are going to hell and will be tortured forever. Someone has to speak up for them! Leviticus 18:22: You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

    Leviticus 20:13: If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

    1 Kings 22:46: The remnant of the sodomites who remained in the days of his father Asa, he expelled from the land.

    Romans 1:26-27: For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their woman did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And like wise the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another: men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

  83. Anonymous

    Leviticus 18:22: You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

    Leviticus 20:13: If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

    1 Kings 22:46: The remnant of the sodomites who remained in the days of his father Asa, he expelled from the land.

    Romans 1:26-27: For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their woman did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And like wise the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another: men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

  84. Anonymous

    Leviticus 18:22: You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

    Leviticus 20:13: If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

    1 Kings 22:46: The remnant of the sodomites who remained in the days of his father Asa, he expelled from the land.

    Romans 1:26-27: For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their woman did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And like wise the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another: men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

  85. Anonymous

    Jim Duley
    Yes, that would be ok if you didn't want to be responsible for uneducated people dieing.
    Leviticus 18:22: You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

    Leviticus 20:13: If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

    1 Kings 22:46: The remnant of the sodomites who remained in the days of his father Asa, he expelled from the land.

    Romans 1:26-27: For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their woman did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And like wise the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another: men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

  86. Shandi Neag

    Howard Mckinney Not necessarily. Studies have shown that homosexual relationships are a.) just as fulfilling as parents for their children or b.) more than fulfilling than heterosexual parents. Every child between homosexual parents are intricately planned. There's no accidental risks of introducing a child into an environment where they might suffer abuse or neglect considering if they /want/ to raise a child with that person, they have to be completely committed before it happens.

    Also, it's pretty much common knowledge that your parents' sexual identities have no influence on children in a familial setting. Have you ever even spoken to someone with homosexual parents? A close friend of mine has a mother who is a lesbian, and she is completely straight, and never questions herself. It doesn't influence her, nor is there even substantial basis for a child's sexuality to be 'influenced' by their homosexual parents. That's like saying "i'm going to throw my straight friend into a gay bar, he's going to come out homosexual". It doesn't make sense.

  87. Kevin Lang

    How many heterosexuals follow the following Biblical truths?

    “If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife."
    Exodum 22:16.

    “‘If a man sleeps with a female slave who is promised to another man but who has not been ransomed or given her freedom, there must be due punishment. Yet they are not to be put to death, because she had not been freed." Leviticus 19:20.

    "If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die." Deuteronomy 22:22.

    Based on the last two (2) Biblical texts, I guess alot of heterosexuals must die, huh?

    Don't you ignorant stupid morons understand that not everything in the Bible can be taken literally?

    (Take the book of Revelation for example.)

    To understand the Bible CORRECTLY, one must understand the Culture of the Day, The Context of When it Was Written, and WHO it was written for!

    These were laws written for the Israelites and do not apply to us today. (for instance, today, Do we support slavery, the oppression of women?) I think not! But in Bible times in the Greek/Roman culture they did because it was the "culture of the day."

    That doesn't mean God sanctified slavery or the oppression of women now does it?

    Please educate yourselves and stop quoting scripture out of context which only feeds into ignorance and fear.

  88. Shane Chapman

    "respect the rights of others to exist as they see fit as long as it doesn't cause harm or infringe on others" – so I guess incestuous marriage and bigamy should be allowed too?

  89. Bette Covington

    God created man with free will. He did not create evil. Man became subject to evil when he and Eve ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden. If one of my grandchilden became a homosexual I would be heartbroken but would still love them and pray for them. You cannot make something that is so abnormal normal just because it is "politically correct". Think about how God made Man and Woman to become one flesh and create offspring. If one does not believe in the Bible as the word of God devinely written then I suppose it is easy for people to ignore and disbelieve what it says. I will never be able to accept "gay marriage" as normal. There is no way, ever!

  90. Ann Jones

    Hell, Lets just make it an all you can have plus all the pot, To hell with everything………then we will see.

  91. Shandi Neag

    Also, everyone. Homosexuality happens in nature. Animals are homosexual. Flowers are both male and female in one plant, get over it. HOMOSEXUALITY IS NATURAL, and you can keep acting like royal douchebags and continue to tell yourself you're going to be saved even as you're treating other people horribly. You won't. That isn't what your religion is about, and I think you should probably start reevaluating how you're supposed to act when you worship a God who created homosexuality to be a natural thing.

    You can keep calling it unnatural, you can keep quoting the bible, but it's going to be accepted, and when that happens, your god's going to throw his hands up and say, "finally, i was waiting for them to get over their godforsaken homophobia". Think about it, would he want you to treat them horribly? No? Then I guess you're the one going to Hell then, aren't you?

  92. Matt Kleid

    My generation is going to inherit the world very soon, old man, and equality is something we care about very much.

  93. Matt Kleid

    Just because you let a crackpot from the Bronze Age rule your life, doesn't mean you can rule others.

  94. Judith Ward

    Christ's return is inevitable too and will happen soon and you know what He says about same sex marriage.

  95. Eric Howard

    yeah, I like how you're always seeing same sex couples being arrested for abusing their children in so many ways. I guess I must be doing something horribly wrong as my daughter is perfectly well adjusted. She understands completely what a female is and what a male is….as anyone with a brain would (you obviously excluded)

  96. Matt Kleid

    This on the heels of conservative journalist George Will's comment "Quite literaly, the opposition to gay marriage is dying." And Good Riddance!

  97. Judith Ward

    davenaze, don't kid yourself. People think they can justify their thinking but you cannot mock God. There is a payday for sin. Just b/c it feels good to you doesn't make it right. Legalizing it has everything to do with Christian belief.

  98. Shandi Neag

    You're narrow minded, and I feel sad for your grandchildren, if they happen to identify as homosexuals, that you'll feel the need to 'pray' for them, rather than accept them. It's not abnormal. The fact that you call homosexuality evil is abnormal and sad.

  99. Shandi Neag

    Bette Covington You're narrow minded, and I feel sad for your grandchildren, if they happen to identify as homosexuals, that you'll feel the need to 'pray' for them, rather than accept them. It's not abnormal. The fact that you call homosexuality evil is abnormal and sad.

  100. Eric Howard

    perhaps instead of trying to legalize gay marriage we should be actively trying to remove the rights that hetersexual couples take for granted….no reason they should have special rights.

  101. Art Navarro

    it's spelled moot.
    Just because a child hasn't reached sexual maturity doesn't mean they aren't gay or straight yet. Isn't the main point of religion to all live in peace together? If you all really believed in God or love, you would have this sense of KNOWING that in his divine wisdom & power, he wouldn't need our help & he would smite the wicked or however you want to say it as he sees fit- just look at that Book of Job you all love so much.
    I think you all hide behind religion in order to freely hate whatever you want & enforce your will on those you perceive to be weaker & inferior to you.

  102. Bobby Presley

    Leaving the Bible aside which I whole heartedly believe, have you ever seen gay men or lesbians create a child. I don't think so, there goes the human race.

  103. Matt Kleid

    Sterile people don't either, yet there have been sterile people since time immemorial, same as gays.

  104. Jeff Lipinski

    Marriage is onle between one man and one woman period.
    I will never accept gay marriage even if it is legal.
    because like Jim said.
    being legal does not make it right.
    and it is wrong in every sense of the word..
    Marriage is a sacrament and any deviation.
    of the tradional definition of marriage.
    is wrong in God's eyes..
    God make 2 sexes..
    If gay was right there would have only been.
    need of one sex…not 2..
    I will never accept gay marriage.
    or recognize it..
    My church says to do that.
    and I believe Jesus would not either..
    Jesus meant for man and woman to be joined in.
    marriage only.
    not 2 of the same sex..

  105. Jeff Lipinski

    Bible only speaks of the interaction of husband and wife.
    There is never a mention of same sex marriage interaction anywhere..
    in the Bible..GOD'S WORD..

  106. Robert Roach

    every human being deserves equal rights… gays deserve equal rights… however, don't confuse "rights" with "right"….. the answer is given perfectly in biology….sperm + egg = reproduction….end of conversation.

  107. Matt Kleid

    Nine states, and growing fast, including my home state of Maryland. If you don't want one, don't have one.

  108. Jeff Lipinski

    I'll take JESUS CHRIST OVER THE CONSTITUTION.
    ANYDAY IN KNOWING WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG.
    CONSTITUTION WAS WRITTEN BY MAN.
    I TAKE GOD'S WORD OVER MORTAL MAN ANYDAY..
    THERE IS A HIGHER LAW THAN THAT AND THAT IS GOD.
    GOD DECIDES AND MAKES THE FINAL JUDGE ABOUT US
    NOT THE CONSTITUTION
    THAT DIES WHEN WE DIE..
    GOD CAN CARELESS ABOUT OUR CONSTITUTION..

  109. Jeff Lipinski

    Eric Howard when he created the instituition of marriage for the sake
    of children and keeping the human race going..
    marriage as a sacrament..
    between one man and one woman
    Jesus said
    it is not good for man to be alone
    I will create a woman for him A WOMAN..
    NOT ANOTHER MAN..
    He doesn't have to tell me personally.
    He already has told all of us through his words
    and actions..duhh!!

  110. Shelley Nuss

    See, he is letting you all know that he flip flops. Whichever way the wind blows for that day. You cannot believe in GOD and think that same sex marriage is right. Acceptable maybe, but not RIGHT.

  111. Anonymous

    As if the majority of American cared about Church opinions. The Mormon Church backed the wrong horse (they have had a habit of doing that for at least 150 years); the Catholic Church backed the wrong horse (they have had a habit of doing that for about 2000 years–they bet Jews would accept the false prophet, Christ–oops, they lost that one; they bet Ptolomy had it right and that the earth was at the center of the solar system–oops, they lost that one, too; they bet that the Nazis would finish off the Jews–even hoped for it–oops, they lost that one as well–this is the Church that couldn't shoot straight–not even at the Jews who they expected to worship one of their own; The various Protestant Churches back the wrong horse (they bet that women would never be formalized as ministers–oops, they backed the wrong horse; the various Muslim sects backed the wrong horse (they bet that Christians and Jews would sit back while they abused women and committed themselves to worldwide Jihad [not just a radical position]; oops, they, too, backed the wrong horse. Finally, you can always count on religion to be self-serving, doctrinaire, and wrong.

  112. Hilton Spence

    You are not a smart woman. you need to catch up with the times.
    It's legal protection, pure and simple, or are you not into being fair to everyone? That really
    is the question. It's about you, really, and the person you are.

  113. Emma Hatch

    It might be inevitable, but it doesn't make it right. I'm OK with same sex couples having the same BENEFITS as heterosexuals, but don't try to convince me it's normal, and for heaven's sake, don't give their unions the same status as hetero's. It doesn't matter what the law wants to do or says, that doesn't change the FACT that marriage is between one man and one woman, and nothing can change that.

  114. Hilton Spence

    Now I know you are ignorant. Boy, I can't believe you think gay's choose to be gay.
    You are lost, and will never get it. I feel sorry for you

  115. Carson Peal

    The difference is that 10 year old girls cannot consent to having sex. You cannot compare two consenting adults to a man who rapes a 10 year old child its asanine

  116. Anonymous

    He promises not to cheat on his 3rd wife! What woman would want his ratzazz anyway? MAN AND WOMAN ONLY! What's wrong with you people anyway!

  117. Kathleen Edwards

    Jay Edwards it is an abomination unto God not to mention Aids and all the rest of disease and un-rest its causing

  118. Beverly K. Spencer

    The only reason it will be inevitable, is because those that oppose it stay quiet, just like the majority of Christians stayed quiet about removing God from public.

    Just because it may become legal, does not mean it will ever be right, and someday we will all answer to our Creator for what we've done in our lives. There are going to be an awfully lot of surprised people, God Bless America, and "Merry Christmas" to everyone.

  119. Beverly K. Spencer

    Jay Edwards you evidently don't know anything about what is in our constitution. the "congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion", was put there because in England, they had made the "Church of England", the only church. The government was trying to tell people what religion, and what they would believe, and gave people no choice. Here in America, you have a choice, you can attend any church you choose to, and you can choose not to believe in any of them…..you are confussed. What the constitution says about religion has nothing to do with gay marriage. Gay marriage is wrong, because God says it is wrong. Now if you choose not to believe in God, that is your right, but to those of us who do believe you will never convince us otherwise, and someday young man you will have a big surprise coming when you meet your Creator, because we all will. "Merry Christmas"

  120. Daniel Kis

    Adrienne Wilhelm Why would you think that God changed His stance when it comes to homosexuality? Why do you find it hateful to quote God? God loves everyone-that's why He sent His son to die; but don't believe for a second you can ignore Him, and not have hell to pay!

  121. Beverly K. Spencer

    Manuel DePaiva oh yea of little faith, tell that to your Creator someday when you meet him, and you will.

  122. Anonymous

    Eating pork is, too. You take the sausage out of your mouth and I'll take the sausage out of mine.

  123. Janet Goodman-Clarke

    Big difference, J – 10 year old girls can't consent. Consenting gay men (or women) can. Biblical apples and oranges here, and you *know* that – even if you don't admit it. No one's saying you have to religiously approve. Just stay the holy legal heck out of it and give everyone equal rights under the law. Nuff said.

  124. Anonymous

    Ken Condor I have no problem with multiple wives. It's been done. Animals will be OK, too, as soon as they can give informed consent. And incest has been legal in many cultures. Many Pharaohs of ancient Egypt married their sisters. Cutting past the taboos and to the real fact and you don't have much of an argument.

  125. Steve Weeks

    Jay do you even understand what that means? It means the GOVERNMENT shall not establish a religion that its people must follow. You've been listening to too many misguided individuals who don't understand constitutional language and try to interpret it backwards to the way it was meant.

  126. Janet Goodman-Clarke

    Valid argument – in general – although there are certain legal wrinkles (like the estate tax) which definitely should be kept. And extended to heterosexual and homosexual unions equally… (Unless you're looking to do away with the estate tax entirely, which is a completely different battle altogether…)

  127. Steve Weeks

    davenaze Again, the point was removing STATE from the affairs of the "religious" community. NOT vice versa. Why in God's name do you think the CREATOR was named in the Declaration of Independence? Please PLEASE read the documents yourself instead of just repeating someone ELSE who SAYS THEY read it.

  128. Steve Weeks

    Jay Edwards AGAIN, you are NOT READING THE WORDS. You are WRONG, and you will ALWAYS BE WRONG, until you understand what the words are saying. PERIOD.

  129. Steve Weeks

    Shows what you know. It has actually been cured by some psychological firms. I do believe it is a mental illness.

  130. Ken Connolly

    Politians always cave to the squeeky wheel even if it's the minority. Gays wanted gay marriage on the ballot in 2008 and lost then cried and stomped thier feet. What ever happened to majority rule? I don't care if they have civil unions but I do care that after marriage will come adoptions and I have a hard time believing our society is better off with same sex couples raising children then a man and a woman especially if one of those gay people is a transexual. No one in their right mind could argue it's a good thing to have these folks adopting when they don't know what they are or presume to be something other then they are. I think our society, traditions and values have been compromised enough just because of the high rate of divorce, and now this nonsense. We better all think seriously what direction were headed in and who's leading us there.

  131. Kimani Garrett

    Manuel DePaiva I agree with your comments here… you have some great understanding from what I can see… personaly, I think that on a level of civily the rights for a union between gay couples should pass all over the states… gay people are not going anywhere, they will be here just like any straight person is… so I believe its a civil rights thing that should not violated by others based on ones religious beliefs.

  132. John Herold

    I hope you don't say "diner" anyway, cuz that's just plain wrong, it's dinner. You're also within your rights to not allow people into your home, and I'm sure they're not interested to seek your grand approval.

  133. Jerry Tucker

    Jay Edwards: There is nothing wrong with homosexuality if you don't live by a moral standard. Only moral people live by moral standards. In your mind, is there anything immoral about two men engaging in anal sex, women having oral sex with other women, French kissing in public, holding hands in public, men or women wearing the opposite sex clothing? Where do you draw the line?

  134. Darren Tosh

    Manuel DePaiva You can't just tell someone to put the Bible aside, Email Bible Studies never stated they wished to use BIBLE by force in congress or something like that. The phrase "separation of church and state" itself does not appear in the United States Constitution. The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE thereof."

  135. Darren Tosh

    @Shandi The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE thereof." Notice the "PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE" because just because it disgusts you does not mean they don't have a right to share Bible verses.

  136. Darren Tosh

    Michelle Danhelka Did thurstonthunder ever claim to have the ability to cure a gay child NO. So don't set up a straw man argument silly.

  137. Darren Tosh

    davenaze The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE thereof." In fact the point of separation of church and state is to stray away from the troubles of European Christendom where the Pope and head of the state were too close, but there's nothing wrong with people voting based on their religious beliefs or spouting out their diction, which is also in fact protected by the same document advocating separation between church and state.

  138. Ken Connolly

    Jon as a student of social research you should recognize the difference between stoning someone to death vs a marriage ammendment, and I fail to see any similarity let alone the point you are attempting to make. Try dropping the religious view point and look at the socieital, social, traditional and economic impact. If you want to bring religion to the table ask yourself why we as a society are married in a church, temple, ect before God and yet if it doesn't work we need to see a civil judge? Is this seperation of church and state? My concern isn't equality, my concern is the welbeing of generations to come. Do you think a child being raised by a gay couple when one is a transexual is healthy? If you don't know what you are how can you be or bring any social value to a child.

  139. Jerry Tucker

    Manuel DePaiva: Wrong! God did write the bible. The Bible states, "For prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." 2 Peter 1:21. Manuel, Holy men of God wrote what the Holy Spirit inspired them to write. So, the Author of the bible is truely the Holy Spirit and not man.

  140. Anonymous

    he is a weak man who fell into public pressure. it is a sin to be with the same sex. god made man and women. not man with man. you never heard I now pronounce you husband and husband. it is wrong and nasty.

  141. Jerry Tucker

    Rosi Gamero: Also, "And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a reprobate mind (or immoral mind) to do what is morally wrong." Romans 1:28. You see, immoral thinkers have reprobate (or immoral) minds.

  142. MaryEllen White

    That is the quran!! Not the Bible. One look at Gingrich and I can see why he would think homosexual is ok–they all look the same from the back, right???????????????

  143. James F. Wilson

    davenaze Actually the distinction of the separation of church and state came in the mid-twentieth century and was not ever mentioned in the Constitution. It actually says that congress " shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or the prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." That is the first amendment. No more, no less.

  144. MaryEllen White

    Equal is one thing, but if you are qualified for a higher paying job in your work place, and you are straight and white you may as well forget ever being promoted–talk about discrimination!! Bring out the color or the pinky finger and they get the job even if all they are is idiots!!

  145. John Herold

    Matrimony is a sacrament for Christian Catholics and orthodox religions, but not for protestants.
    Christians adopted it from Jewish practice. Jesus did not initiate or even change the institition of marriage. He attended a wedding in Cana where he turned water into wine, but he was simply a wedding guest; he was blessing an existing practice, nor initiating something new.
    Marriage was not identified as a sacrament by the Church until the 12th century. During the Protestant Reformation, the reformers believed that there was insufficient biblical authority for referring to marriage as a sacrament.
    The freedom to marry is about the right to enter into the State-created institution of civil marriage only. Marriage is a civil right, separate from a religious belief, and two consenting adults should be allowed to enter into the institution if they so choose.
    Unlike some religious definitions, civil definitions of marriage do not usually mention childbearing, sexual relations, living arrangements, or religion.

  146. Jerry Tucker

    Jon Reed: Society has changed in the U.S.A., so we don't stone immoral people any longer. However, some countries hold to a higher moral standard and they still stone people. Should the U.S.A., drop all of its moral standards, rules and regulations in order to appease an immoral society? Next time you have to pee at McDonald's then try making your Pee Deposit at the Cash Register instead of using the bathroom. After all, you have your right to Pee in public or maybe not. Try it and see if you can get away with it.

  147. MaryEllen White

    Hilton Spence Equal is one thing but 'Special" people is wrong. If you are straight and white in the workplace, you cannot get a promotion if there is a person of color or a deviante of some kind that wants the promotion even if they don't know a thing about it!! Been there, done that!!

  148. MaryEllen White

    Manuel, when you meet the devil face to face, remember what you said!!

  149. Joe Bialobreski

    So Art, if a mother dies giving birth or shortly after should the children be immediately taken away from the father or should the father have a few weeks to find a new wife? What about if a biolgical father dies before the birth of a child, should the mom have to give up the kid, as soon at is born or does she have a few weeks to find a new husband? Let's not even mention unmarried mothers, no such thing for you, right?

  150. Anonymous

    being gay is a choice. being a slave wasn't and for you to compare them doesn't make sense one you can say hey i am going to marry a women instead of a man and the other i can't say hey i want to be white..

  151. John Herold

    He's just not very bright, and but so afraid, that's why he defends with capital letters – a la "a prayer for Owen Meany"

  152. Nicole Hiles

    @אל שבח that's literally one of the more ignorant comments I've read in a while. Thanks for the giggle

  153. Betty Bryson

    He has lost my vote and respect. This is a prime example of what is happening to America. One by one, our leadership is failing us. God's laws have not nor ever will change and, as Americans decide to live against them, He may allow it for a time, but His day of reckoning will come and many will hear the words "I know you not".

  154. MaryEllen White

    Jay Edwards It matters if it is the quran, just not the Bible–just like they all take time to stick their butts in the air a few times a day while the rest of us keep on working!! Now THAT is discrimination, and it is religion also, and put into law by the government. So where is your separation of church and State–only for Christians–is this not discrimination?? You can't have it both ways and be fair.

  155. MaryEllen White

    God created 2 kinds of people, men and women, one with a penis the other with a vagina–aholes are not the same as a vagina–understand??

  156. Jerry Tucker

    Shandi Neag: Since you see nothing wrong with homosexuals then you obviously have no problems with morality. Next time you have to pee at McDonald's then try making your Pee Deposit at the Cash Register instead of using the bathroom. After all, you have your right to Pee in public or maybe not. Try it and see if you can get away with it. Try walking around naked and see what happens. Laws were written to protect morality. The problem is that you apparently do not see homosexuals as engaging in immorality. Moral people take a stand against immorality and hold to a higher standard of morality.

  157. MaryEllen White

    @ dads or 2 moms teach their adopted children to be gay–if you can call such a perverted lifestyle gay. As I said before men have a penis and women have a vagina. Aholes are NOT vaginas!!

  158. Kirk Peterson

    Religion is a collection of belief systems, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values.

  159. MaryEllen White

    No, he is just playing Kiss-a**with obambi–maybe he wants to try something different since he can't stay married to ONE woman!

  160. Anonymous

    Ok, next I want legal Marriage for a Goat! That's right I said Goat or Sheep! It's cumming!

  161. Anonymous

    Jay Edwards, I strongly agree with your comment. It goes straight (*) to the source.

  162. Jerry Tucker

    Jim Duley: Would you get upset if you saw a man with his zipper down exposing his penis? If not, you and your wife should reach out your hands and shake his penis telling him "Good Morning Starshine." Laws were written in order to uphold mankind to a higher standard of living.

  163. Jerry Tucker

    Jim Duley: Would you get upset if you saw a man with his zipper down exposing his penis? If not, you and your wife should reach out your hands and shake his penis telling him "Good Morning Starshine." Laws were written in order to uphold mankind to a higher standard of living.

  164. Anonymous

    Homophobia! Remind you that Paul (The Saint!?) was a homosexual, so says your biblical book.

  165. Fred Quinn

    HEY, IF SODOM AND GAMORA WERE REAL, WHICH THEY WERE, AND IF THEY WHERE DESTROYED FOR HAVING UNNATURAL SEX, WHICH THEY DID, THEN IF WE AS AMERICANS CONTINUE ON THE SAME PATH, WHICH WE ARE, DO YOU THINK THAT WE MIGHT EXPERENCE THE SAME CORRECTION, WHICH WE WILL. DON'T YOU THINK THAT IF MIGHT BE WISE TO LOOK AT THE REST OF CREATION AS AN EXAMPLE AS HOW WE SHOULD ACT. I NEVER SEEN TWO MALE DOGS ATTEMPTING TO MATE????? DA
    GOD BLESS.

  166. Anonymous

    Ken Condor, you don't have to extend the issue; is just gay people. A or Ex military homophobic. I am a retired Army old men, but I have more common sense that you seem to have.

  167. Anonymous

    bigmama11kidz Being gay actually isn't a choice. No one would choose to be something if it meant they would be discriminated against.

  168. Anonymous

    Tony Cossio It's not actually the same thing, but it comes from the same place. It's a different branch on the same tree

  169. Steven Bychovskaya

    If faggots can marry why can't I marry 2 chicks. wtf society?

  170. Steven Bychovskaya

    B/c dicks do not belong in assholes where u shit out of. dum ass

  171. Anonymous

    Darren Tosh Actually it is in the Constitution; it's just not outright stated. It's implied. A sensible person could infer separation of church and state from freedom of religion, due to the fact that there wouldn't be freedom of religion without freedom from religion.

  172. Anonymous

    Darren Tosh Actually it is in the Constitution; it's just not outright stated. It's implied. A sensible person could infer separation of church and state from freedom of religion, due to the fact that there wouldn't be freedom of religion without freedom from religion.

  173. Aaron Zaugg

    From ethics, especially deontology, humans have a duty to propogate their species, and further to contribute their unique genes to future generations, as the strongest possible strands come from more variance. This is all necessary to build the ideal human society. It doesn't matter what your religious views, homosexuality is an immoral avoidance of moral duties. Should the government sponsor an avoidance of duty as far as it supports moral citizens? I think not, but the immoral liberal agenda will most likely win out.

  174. Anonymous

    Chad Johnson — Marriage is a union of two people who (presumably) love each other. The ability to have children is not required. Or would you deny marriage to traditional couples who for whatever reason cannot have kids?

  175. Justin SooHoo

    This is a country where religion and government are supposed to be separate. You may work in government so long as you keep religion as a motivation for your policies out of it. The point of this is that marriages approved by the GOVERNMENT is inevitable, not necessarily marriages approved by Religious organizations. In a government where religion should be separate and where all are equals, why would this not be allowed? All men and women, be they gay or straight or anywhere in between, are equals, so each should have the right to marry. You may not agree with it, but you should at least respect it on the grounds that they should have the freedom to. And anyone who claims that this is "for the survival of our species," you would be incredibly stupid to believe that gay marriage, of all things, is the most detrimental thing to our species. We overpopulate and abuse this world, pushing many other animals to the brink of extinction by creating waste and pollution, by destroying forests and jungles. We can't even feed every one of our species properly. And it's not even like we would have a problem creating more people if necessary – we have the technology to do so via artificial insemination. Who are you to tell other people how they live so long as what they do does not violate another man or woman's rights?

  176. Paul Nicosia

    10 year olds can't consent. But since pedophilia is more common in the straight community I guess that may be why you don't understand that distinction.

  177. Anonymous

    Janet Webb Shore wasn't Mary 14 while Joseph was in his 40s? Not to mention the Mary was a virgin. How can you designate what is a sexual "perversion" based on a religion where the God is conceived from a sexless relationship? And if people weren't born gay would that mean that they made the cognitive choice to choose their perversions just like you chose to be heterosexual- in which case you must admit to have sexual attractions to the same gender (lesbian tendencies), no?

  178. Anonymous

    Janet Webb Shore wasn't Mary 14 while Joseph was in his 40s? Not to mention the Mary was a virgin. How can you designate what is a sexual "perversion" based on a religion where the God is conceived from a sexless relationship? And if people weren't born gay would that mean that they made the cognitive choice to choose their perversions just like you chose to be heterosexual- in which case you must admit to have sexual attractions to the same gender (lesbian tendencies), no?

  179. Anonymous

    Janet Webb Shore wasn't Mary 14 while Joseph was in his 40s? Not to mention the Mary was a virgin. How can you designate what is a sexual "perversion" based on a religion where the God is conceived from a sexless relationship? And if people weren't born gay would that mean that they made the cognitive choice to choose their perversions just like you chose to be heterosexual- in which case you must admit to have sexual attractions to the same gender (lesbian tendencies), no?

  180. Anonymous

    Janet Webb Shore wasn't Mary 14 while Joseph was in his 40s? Not to mention the Mary was a virgin. How can you designate what is a sexual "perversion" based on a religion where the God is conceived from a sexless relationship? And if people weren't born gay would that mean that they made the cognitive choice to choose their perversions just like you chose to be heterosexual- in which case you must admit to have sexual attractions to the same gender (lesbian tendencies), no?

  181. Anonymous

    Janet Webb Shore wasn't Mary 14 while Joseph was in his 40s? Not to mention the Mary was a virgin. How can you designate what is a sexual "perversion" based on a religion where the God is conceived from a sexless relationship? And if people weren't born gay would that mean that they made the cognitive choice to choose their perversions just like you chose to be heterosexual- in which case you must admit to have sexual attractions to the same gender (lesbian tendencies), no?

  182. Anonymous

    Janet Webb Shore wasn't Mary 14 while Joseph was in his 40s? Not to mention the Mary was a virgin. How can you designate what is a sexual "perversion" based on a religion where the God is conceived from a sexless relationship? And if people weren't born gay would that mean that they made the cognitive choice to choose their perversions just like you chose to be heterosexual- in which case you must admit to have sexual attractions to the same gender (lesbian tendencies), no?

  183. Anonymous

    Janet Webb Shore wasn't Mary 14 while Joseph was in his 40s? Not to mention the Mary was a virgin. How can you designate what is a sexual "perversion" based on a religion where the God is conceived from a sexless relationship? And if people weren't born gay would that mean that they made the cognitive choice to choose their perversions just like you chose to be heterosexual- in which case you must admit to have sexual attractions to the same gender (lesbian tendencies), no?

  184. Nicolas Baquero

    Its crazy, the only people still opposing gay marriage are either Jesus freaks- Rosi Gamero or Douche bags-Tony cossio
    Hilton Spence has it right, it is about equality, no matter how you people feel about it. if it were up to me..
    Jay Edwards, I am ashamed.

  185. Anonymous

    Its crazy, the only people still opposing gay marriage are either Jesus freaks- Rosi Gamero or Douche bags-Tony cossio
    Hilton Spence has it right, it is about equality, no matter how you people feel about it. if it were up to me..
    Jay Edwards, I am ashamed.

  186. Nichole Peters

    they do marry little 10 year girls, and forcibly so do to so called religion. Everything in religion is an abomination. Go before your own GOD and leave mortal rights to the mortals, when you are dead then talk about GOD. Cuz right now you and I make choices not GOD.

  187. JL Hede

    Well, there's the thing about the way little boys have this body part that fits so nicely into the body part that little girls have. Kind of like the way an electrical plug fits so nicely into the outlet. Seems like the electricity just doesn't flow as well if we try to put two plugs together, or put two outlets together.

  188. Andrew Gumperz

    In our society, marriage is not just a religious bond, it is a contract entered between two people. The contractual implications of marriage are significant as any divorced person can tell you. Marriage confers tax benefits and provides access to pensions and health insurance for many. Simply put, a lot of money can be at stake when a person is or is not married.

    If your church won't consider same-sex couples as married, I'd say that's rude but no great harm comes from it. When the country bans same sex couples from entering the civil contract that is marriage, those individuals are at a significant financial disadvantage compared to the rest of us.

    No one is asking you to like gay marriage. I might perceive you as biased for your beliefs, but I respect your right to hold and express those views if you choose, that is your right as an American. However, the rights of Americans do not extend to discriminating against others by law. Barring gays from the civil benefits associated with marriage is blatantly and obviously discriminatory. So dislike gay marriage if you want. Prohibit your pastors form officiating at gay marriage ceremonies if you feel like it. But don't try to stop law-abiding, exemplary citizens from getting the benefits they deserve as married couples simply because they are attracted to a different gender than you are.

  189. Eddie Joseph Burris

    Actually nature tells us that over 400 species naturally have engage in homosexual activity. Besides, who cares if you don't agree in it. :p

  190. David Rael

    Come on now Rosi you know better than that. We are not under the old law. For the old law was given to stir up sin. No human could live up to or follow the old law with the exception of Jesus who not only kept it completely but fulfilled it Rom 5:23-25. The Lord Jesus paid a terrible price for all mankind to be free from sin. Jesus settled our debit (sin) once and for all (Rom 5:8-11). Rosi why would you want to put any person back in to bondage as the old law does? And Rosi, if you or any person eats hamburger according to Leviticus 7:22-27 should be cut off from the community. Oh and I almost forgot, according your thinking any one under the old law is required to perform various offerings, some for sin, some for guilt, some for peace. So I guess you best start building yourself an alter for those burnt offerings or your in violation of the old law.

  191. Belle Fish

    Homosesuality is wrong because it is not our God's intention! Gay lifestyle is degrading for themselves, very sinful, very selfish acts, bring the miseries to others by spreading the AIDS. They are burdensome and costing our society to treat the AIDS patients and it is against our God! *** Leviticus 18:22 Thou Shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."** God wanted to have a man and a woman to be be married and have children and let them be righteous and gain all the knowledges on earth and go back to him! ****Why don't they be like their own grandparents and be the good moms and dads and raise their own children and have a happy families on earth?***.

  192. Delfino Gonzalez Serna

    its not about who suffered the most Tony, its not a contest. Its about segregation in general. It is something that the United States was not founded on, it was founded on liberty and justice for all and well that everyone can pursuit happiness.

  193. Damian Schneider

    No one has the right to say who you can and can't get married to. There a saying to people who say mean things to don't got nothing nice to say don't say anything at all…

  194. Jim Wisenbaker

    Why does it have to be called a "gay marriage" when two individuals of the same sex commit to each other? Marriage is between a man and a woman; So why don't gays call their commitment a "gay union" and then seek government recognition for their "union" to have the same benefits accorded "marriage?" Is it the name they want or the benefits enjoyed by married people? This whole argument is just STUPID politics!

  195. Belle Fish

    Newt Gingrich is a crazy man! You are a matured man and you should not give the wrong impression to the young people that gay lifestyle is a good thing! No! It is not good for anybody!

  196. Delfino Gonzalez Serna

    I don't get why people hate so much, I think people are twisted and really just want to hurt people. That's the interpretation I get from religious and non religious people who judge and condemn gays. If you are religious and follow a book that says to be kind and all that good stuff, why hurt other people? You enjoy hurting them, that's what I believe.
    One more thing to add, if you don't like gays because they aren't following the bible, you must hate every other religion that doesn't believe in yours and vice versa. I find all religions that promote peace to be beautiful and that's what you should be trying to achieve instead of bridging the gap even farther. Thanks for reading.

  197. ピンク ミニズ

    Now we have a Cristian that isn't a real one how sad….God must be ashamed that the MAJORITY of his people are JUDGE-RS and DON'T have a LIFE ! :( Just terrible to judge someone the bible CLEARLY says NOT TO JUDGE OTHERS!!!!!! WHICH IS NOT to THROW STONES! If you DIDN'T KNOW THAT HOW CAN YOU BE A CRISTIAN !!!!

  198. ピンク ミニズ

    Jon Reed you are so right thank goodness there's some people with common sense!

  199. Web Webster

    I think maybe Mr. Gingrich has come to grips with the realization that upholding the institution of marriage is not necessarily at odds with marriage equality. Marriage truly is in trouble and it needs to be defended, but most of the "defense of marriage" activity so far has been to provide a beard for GLBT hate groups. Let's embrace marriage equality and get on with the real issues, which are sky-high divorce rates, poverty, and having children you don't want or can't provide a stable environment for.

  200. Christian Constitutionalist

    Jay Edwards : Merely giving a moral or religious reason why homosexuality is wrong does not equate to Congress establishing a religion. Nice try setting up the playing field by rigging the rules for the discussion.

  201. Rebecca Maynard

    Janet Webb Shore How does that make any sense? Society has agreed that children don't have the capacity to consent to sex until, depending on the state, age 16 to 18. NO ONE who supports gay marriage supports sexualizing minors. How on earth do you even make that kind of logical leap? And yes, marriage and religion are separate. Certainly many people enjoy religious marriage ceremonies and that's just fine. But it is recognized by the government and the government does not make its laws by following the commandments of the bible. (Thank goodness, because we women would be in big trouble if that were the case.)

  202. Rebecca Maynard

    Ken Condor No, because we are talking about two consenting adults. Animals are not able to give consent. As to multiple wives, that would be missing the legal point of allowing one person in your life the benefits of health insurance, hospital visitation, etc. People can live with as many partners as they want to, of course.

  203. Rebecca Maynard

    Well, good for you, Thurston. I'm sure Bob and his husband Luke would have absolutely no desire to eat with people like you anyway. As for me, anyone is welcome at my dinner table, provided he or she is a decent human being.

  204. Brent Carlson

    Shandi, first of all, I do not hid behind my religion or a book as you put it. Second, where is your proof that God created homosexuality? I recognize them as humans just like "with the same exact blood running through them" as you put it. I don't hate them. Hate is very much unscriptural. Do ever consider that God did not create humans as homosexuals but that sexuality has been corrupted in most of its expressions…..especially since the whole earth and all of humanity was corrupted with the fall of man? The fact is that scripture says in I Corinthians 6:9-12 "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards, nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. AND THIS IS WHAT SOME OF YOU WERE. (Therefore, I am just as guilty as they are and that is why I have no right to "hate" them or have any animosity towards them.) But you were washed(cleansed, forgiven, made righteous before God), you were sanctified(made separate or set apart unto God from the world and the world's ways), you were justified(made right before God and legally declared innocent or acquitted of all wrong doing) in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. EVERYTHING IS PERMISSIBLE FOR ME–BUT NOT EVERYTHING IS BENEFICIAL. Everything is permissible for me–but I will not be mastered by anything." Man was created to be able to do anything, but it does not mean everything man does is beneficial to him or to society. The fact is that yes Newt Gingrich is right….it is inevitable because society and America in general have rejected God, the Bible, and the Biblical Worldview for autonomous world views that basically believes that man is the judge of right and wrong and man must do what pragmatically right or for the majority see as the good of others. While, it grieves me; I must except that change will happen. We can not prevent change. We can not force morality on others. We can not force anyone to believe in Christianity. Christianity was and is supposed to be a voluntary and made with a free will choice to either accept or reject. Shandi, I recognize that you have a free will to choose whatever way you want to go and the same goes for others. I reject your notion that I "trash" them. I show kindness and compassion to everyone regardless.

  205. Dennis Anderson

    God exists only in your mind and only in the imginations of the believers.

  206. Anonymous

    Homosexuals cause great harm to others and society as a whole. Mainly each other by increased suicide rates, higher illicit drug use, higher STD rates, higher domestic violence rates, generally a shorter life span than opposite sex couples. All these affect society. Whatever the argument from the homosexual base it does not make it right. This is not a civil rights issue.

  207. Slater Daniel Owens

    So tired of seeing all the "Christians" with these idiotic statements, as someone who went to a Christian school, and someone who is a strong believe in Christ. I would never forbid someone from marrying someone they love because my religion is against it. Christianity is supposed to be different, accepting, forgiving, loving, compassionate. Well, by saying ignorant things like that, you put yourselves with every other religion that you claim to be different from. When Christ came back to earth, he sat with the sinners and theives, and prostitues. He had compassion. Christ would never, not invite someone over for dinner. To think that is to be ignorant. Yes it said in parts of the old testament lie with man as woman, etc. But we honestly don't know the context that was in. It also said cutting your hair was punishable by death, owning slaves is ok, and it's a sin to wear clothes made from two materials. We can't pick and choose what we want to believe from the Bible. The most important thing is John 3:16. He doesn't say, you can't be gay, have to have sex in marriage, never sin, to go to heaven. He says, THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN IS THROUGH HIM, AND BY BELIEVING THAT HE DIED FOR US ON THE CROSS. So if Bob and Bill get married because they truly love each other, great. If they have a relationship with Jesus even better. We all sin. Every day. It's not our job to worry about it. It's our job to help people realize that Christ died because he loved us. That's what Christ himself told us. but we get so caught up in this other stuff. Get real. Don't be so hateful. People used to use the Bible to say that Blacks and Whites couldn't integrate. Society changes, but Christ love for us does not. And yes, we have so many kids without any loving parents from straight mistakes, that loving gay couples could raise. Just like people say if we allow gays to marry, we ruin marriage. Really? Because I don't see too high of a success rate for straight marriage anyway. And Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears have already ruined that.

  208. David Rael

    The ideal human society constructed through the human gene pool? Humm, where have we heard that before. Oh I remember, Hitler. Yes he was deceived by Satan into believing a perfect, superior human race could be accomplished through select breeding. Aaron, humans have a fallen nature and all have sinned and continue do so all have fallen short of the Glory of God. Oh, and for your information conservatives are no more moral than liberals. How many times have we had a Republican president and a Republican majority in congress and yet still the murder of the unborn continues, now up to about 52 million.

  209. Gabrielle Jones

    I really feel like the issue needs to be addressed by the government so that equality can be ratified for all marriages. Religious factions notwithstanding, anyone brave enough to enter into marriage should be afforded equal protection under the law. By all means, let us make a differentiation between religious and civil marriage, but make marriage something for EVERYONE, not just the heterosexuals. Either that, or gay men will marry all the women and straight men will die as a species (see the you tube video…).

  210. Jonathan Sinegal

    Republicans are fake Christians. They have manipulated church goers for years. Most republican politicians are under cover gays and they have fooled the American public. They see they are losing the votes and now want to 'change' their minds about gay marriage so they can get re-elected in the White house.

  211. Chris Minato

    I am ashamed that as a Californian we allowed outside deviants to influence our election and ban gay marriage. I was in Washington visiting my sister, which just approved gay marriage on their ballot during the election, and the first thing one of her fiends asked was how Californians could outlaw gay marriage. What were we thinking? It makes me ashamed to live in a place where someones rights are being restricted. We live in the year 2012 and we still do not even register that "We the people," means all of us or should me none of us.

  212. David Rael

    Thank You Brother. Christians are obssed with their sin and forget that Jesus has already delt with that issue 2000yrs ago. It is their obssion with sin that keeps them from truly developing a real and lasting relationship with Jesus. How sad for them, I guess they want to stay in bondage and enslaved to the old law. Thank You JESUS for setting us from that bondage!!!

  213. Daniel Asquith

    I am a married straight and 53 year old. I'm glad that soon all my gay friends will be able to marry. It's about time. A few thoughts, 1) what about the other 611 laws in Leviticus (should I be stoned for eating shellfish?). 2) What about "judge not lest yes be judged" – remember Jesus' mortal enemies were the Pharisees – you know the ones who love to hypocritically wear the law on others and lacked love in their hearts. 3) Strange that Newt suddenly doesn't care, what a hypocrite – do any of us really believe the educated Republican politicians believe the stances they publicly espouse? They know that evolution, global warming and a host of other truths are true, but they think they can win by manipulating the ignorance of part of the electorate and this latest statement proves it.

  214. David Rael

    Majority Rule? That is mob rule. We live in a republic. Oh, and last time I checked the individuals who commited the murders at Columbine and Sandy Hook were raised by straight couples. Look how that turned out

  215. Scott Newville

    ….everyone quoting the bible hating when your god only teaches love so you are not following gods word. so lets put it like this if you are going to hate on all of the gay people you might as well go join that freak show at the westboro baptist church and start protesting childrens and soldiers funerals. you are putting yourselves on the same level as them. also if I don't have my rights then I shouldn't have to pay taxes or have the ability to be drafted. by the way gays are all around you. I am a mechanic and I like men how does that make you feel? you will never get away from gay people they are in every walk of life.

  216. Angelique Cameron

    Point blank it's just nasty and disgusting. No one wants to see two men or women doing PDA or anything of the sort, along with marriage. How do you think AIDS was spread? and it's just nasty. Society is just in shambles and making wrong right. Point blank.

  217. Frank Tappzoo

    1 Corinthians 14:34-35 states:
    Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

    So Rosi your ass better be quiet in church… as for the word of the lord

  218. Frank Tappzoo

    pinkcottoncandy55
    (and anyone else who uses religion to constitute their hateness)
    get a haircut recently? or ever?
    Men aren't allowed to trim their beards or shave their heads (Leviticus 21:5)
    looking for extra cash in this economy? well no worries
    Exodus 21:7-10 says men can sell their daughters into slavery
    and be sure to remind your daughter of this verse when they are in slavery
    Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)
    but hey, if you decide to keep your daughter and not sell her into slavery make sure she gets married. unmarried and women who did not bare children are sent to hell. Just make sure she is a virgin on her wedding night, or use her reception money for her funeral because
    But if this charge is true (that she wasn't a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father's house. Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst. (Deuteronomy 22:20-21 NAB)
    and if you have her wedding on a saturday, make sure you dont go out the next morning for bagels or lunch.. because any person you see working is to be sent to death.'Tell the people of Israel to keep my Sabbath day, for the Sabbath is a sign of the covenant between me and you forever. It helps you to remember that I am the LORD, who makes you holy. Yes, keep the Sabbath day, for it is holy. Anyone who desecrates it must die; anyone who works on that day will be cut off from the community. Work six days only, but the seventh day must be a day of total rest. I repeat: Because the LORD considers it a holy day, anyone who works on the Sabbath must be put to death.' (Exodus 31:12-15 NLT)
    …. its a good thing we have the bible to tell us what is right and wrong

  219. Lyle Lafee

    I THINK WE BEAT THIS SUBJECT TO DEATH I CANNOT SEE WASTING TAX DOLLAR ANYMORE JUST MAKE IT LEGAL AND GET ALONG WITH MORE IMPORTANT SUBJECT WE HAVE CHILDREN BEING SHOT DEAD, WE HAVE PEOPLE STARVING AND ELDERLY WHO NEED MEDICATION SO STOP THE BULLSHIT CONGRESS.

  220. Frank Tappzoo

    IF I CANT GET MARRIED TO ANOTHER MAN BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS SO THEN I SURE AS HELL WILL BE SELLING MY DAUGHTER INTO SLAVERY… because the bible says I can.

    When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her. And if the slave girl's owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter. If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment. (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT).

    in fact… if I cant get married because of religion I'm going to need every woman here to be quiet.. because men are in charge of you.. and are also worth more in the eyes of the lord.

    make your decision… follow the entire bible or none at all and use it as a way to be a good person, and to teach valuable lessons… not as a way to justify your hate.

  221. Jennifer Dunn

    I don't know how much we can take stock in a book that demads people that wear multi blend shirts as deserving of death too seriously.

  222. Claudine Ndzo

    It is wrong because it is an abnormal union. Can such a union procreate? If not then it was not meant to be.

  223. Jennifer Dunn

    You're just now seeing that? Oh he's been batshit insane for decades now.

  224. Jennifer Dunn

    Well, procreation is over rated with the population explosion so I don't think that's an issue. It's only abnormal to you because you're not gay. If you were gay it would be normal to you.

  225. Jennifer Dunn

    Christian Constitutionalist Not sure I want to really preach about "morals" when talking about the bible. Some of the most immoral things I've ever read came out of that book. Pretty sure that offering your daughters for rape by a crowd is pretty bad and that's done by Lott. Also there's that whole killing the first born thing, that seemed pretty immoral, then there's the whole killing people for eating shellfish and planting two different plants in the same field. What I'm trying to say is, stop being arrogant in believing that your way is the "right way and moral way" because I know the bible and I can pick tons of sick and twisted stuff in it that's actually considered a good thing.

  226. Anonymous

    I am so glad that the snowman from rudolph has given me his blessing, does that mean I am now allowed to leave the island of misfit toys.

  227. Jennifer Dunn

    What does quoting parts from a book full of murder, bigotry, sexism and hate have to do with anything. Your argument is only valid towards people that share your same diluted superstition. By the way, you don't even know what that sentence means. It's referring to not raping a man as you would a woman when sacking a town. Also, you're quoting a translation that's filled with errors and was commissioned by a known homosexual with tons of written evidence to back it up. By the by, if you truly believe in that bullshit you typed why do you live in the Bay Area? It's pretty gay you know. Hell, why do you have the haircut of a gay woman if you believe your invisible friend in the sky hates gay people. Some jackass a billion years wrote that down and you believed it without checking other sources to verify? You're not a bright lady are you? I'd insult you but your God's kind of made that redundant.

  228. Jennifer Dunn

    @Thurstonthunder I'm pretty sure Bob and Luke won't be coming over because they don't do want to. I know I don't normally go over to bigot's houses.

  229. Jennifer Dunn

    I am so offended Gail! How dare you? Everyone knows that The Cat In The Hat Comes Back isn't nearly as brilliant as the first.

  230. Anonymous

    dont be a fool shandi, this time on earth is but a whiff of steam compared to eternity. dont get left out

  231. Bradley Purdy

    If you are even slightly concerned wether it is "right' or not merely highlights your own homosexuality. Please come out of the closet before you hurt someone. Yes, I am saying anyone with your beliefs is a self-hating homosexual, and you probably use your religion to view yourself as a good boy for not doing all the naughty things you really want to do.

  232. Bradley Purdy

    Not that Newt's opinion really matters, much less the GOP's, but hey, at least his intent is in the vein of the Constitution, that although he does not believe in the validity of it, that in our United States, his belief does not dictate a mandate for others.

  233. Juankro Rojas

    Seriously? can you come up with a better argument than the bible? I have studied it for many many years and believe me it is all questionable. At least least use some logic in your words, express yourself as a citizen and a human being, not a crazy christian lady!

  234. James Clinton

    We all have to understand that God has given us the right to choose life or death. Blessings or curses. His Word is what it is. He's not going to change that. Those who chose to live a gay life (it is a choice) then God will support your decision. He's not going to force you to obey His word. Unfortunately, if you continue to refuse to line up according to His Word to the very end then He has no other choice but to condemn you eternally to a place prepared for satan and his angels. God is not going to have sin in His Heaven. That goes for anything contrary to the Word of God. So why don't we consider our ways and line up to the Word of God. It's best for us all.

  235. James Clinton

    Manuel DePaiva….the Bible was inspired by God. If you read the Bible carefully, you will conclude that information revealed could not have come from human beings. Like predicting when, where Jesus would be born. Moses writing Genesis. He would not have known that w/out God revealing those things to him. That's just a small sampling of many examples of what mankind would not have known w/out God revealing those things to those "human beings".

  236. Matt Kleid

    The color of your skin was widely thought to be nasty and disgusting in this country until only recently, and still is in many parts of the South. It's no basis to hate people or deny civil equality.

  237. Earline Godbouldt

    That is politics for you, what ever is the going thing and the most people agreed on that's where you go. Gay marriage should not be the issue now, let's get a good going on gun control. That's going to be our big fight.

  238. Patrick Joseph

    The Bible doesn't determine what is right, it is a book that was written by all men who wanted to control alll people. Grow up and be a real woman and stop following what men dictate to you.

  239. Patrick Joseph

    Your religion should be kept to yourself. Finally, Americans will really be free to choose and be who they are, free from religious dogma, the way our Constitution was intended.

  240. Rick Chapter

    Ahhh.. the conservative mind (and not just Republican) throughout history, always scared of "the consquences" (usually religious or some myth or some fictitious reason). Always late to the pluralistic, realistic, scientific table…late for gay marriage, late on the reality of global warming, late on animal evolution, late for inter-racial marriage, late to womens' suffrage, late to enforce child labor laws, late to abolish slavery, late to to admit the earth is round… it is the progressive-minded (usually liberal) mind that sees outside the box tha many conservatives almost always seem to be stuck in. They, typically, will use scare tactics to demonize those who don't subscribe to their often insular world-view. We, as a society, will better, more efficiently, more efficiently if we just get these types out of government. They think in archaic terms and often cause more expensive distractions (Beck, Hannity, Rush, Fox News) and cause more harm (they are bullies who demonize others) to society. So Ginrich just realized that Gays are EVERYWHERE and have always been everywhere throughout history. Wow. Kinda like discovering the earth is not flat, huh?

  241. Patrick Joseph

    Nobody cares what you think. I wouldn't invite you to my house for dinner either, based purely on your inability to allow other human beings the dignity to live their own lives without spewing your hate. You will meet your maker and you will have a lot of explaining to do. I am sure you've been at this hate thing for a long, long time. I feel sorry for you.

  242. Ronald Poole

    Manuel DePaiva well Manuel at least you started GOD with a capitol letter. You see you make the mistake that many make. If the BIBLEwas written by man then many could doubt. The fact is that
    GOD did write the BIBLE. Man may have written down the words but GOD put those words in their hearts. That is why the BIBLE is GOD'S inspired word. This is a distinction missed by most. Some on purpose and some out of misunderstanding.

  243. Anonymous

    I really think our country has more important issues to conquer than gay marriage..please leave the gay people alone and let them live their lives and not be contantly be judged…we do need God in America and in our work place and in our schools we all need to come together and be the country that our fore fathers fought for… we don't need to fear the terroist we are killing each other,,, it all needs to stop..how disappointed God must be in us.

  244. James Clinton

    Jay Edwards….lets take religion out of it. Nature itself teaches us what's normal. The problem is we want to force what's not normal and make it fit into our own ideals instead. When we do that then there are consequences. Some fatal, some not. Nevertheless, there are consequences. The question is are you willing to live with those consequences once those consequences are known. We have to get it in our own heads that there are some things we just can't do no matter how bad we want to do them. It's like playing with fire. If you want to play with fire go ahead. The consequence is you getting burned. Are you willing to live with that? So likewise with homosexuality. You can live that kind of life style but be prepared to receive the penalty of your error which will come if you don't change your mind.

  245. Anonymous

    Our nation is crumbling at a rapid rate. When immorality is protected by law, we have a distorted view of freedom. Yes, immorality. And not just homosexuality, but also heterosexual immorality. Is adultery wrong? Is prostitution wrong? Is the fornication among our middle school and high school students and on our college campuses wrong? Is killing the unborn as a result of such sex wrong? Sex is a wonderful gift from our Creator. But there is a responsible context, and amazing context where we are to express it – marriage between a man and a woman. This builds society. All immorality, hetero or homo, breaks down society. Don't talk to me about being intellectual, contemporary, and relevant when you think were all better off embracing immorality as the way it is.

  246. Anonymous

    Gay marriage is not a civil rights issue, it's a spiritual issue! It sickens me to hear people refer to it as civil rights as if YAH made a mistake in how He wants His people to live or that He made a mistake in what He says within the Holy Bible. Gay marriage is a spiritual issue in which people do not understand that this type of relationship physically produces NOTHING! Gay marriage is not the foundation upon which FAMILY is built! In order to grow a family it takes one man and one woman. Heterosexual marriage is TRUE LOVE, but same-sex marriage is LUST (or FALSE LOVE). Satan uses homosexuality as a trick to make YAH's most precious creation think that this too is love and that family doesn't need a mother AND father, but can be two dads or two moms. This perversion has been made to look good and be acceptable to ALL when in actuality it is not. I tend to find two things to be true when it comes to homosexuality. #1 – Most times the parties involved turn to being gay because they allowed a bad relationship with someone of the opposite sex to change their mind or sway them towards homosexuality as if that's the answer and #2 – At some point in life, MOST people to desire to have children thus meaning that a man, woman, or someone of the opposite sex MUST be involved for that child to born (specifically if you want your own biological child and don't want to adopt). YAH's command of being fruitful and multiplying CANNOT occur with same-sex relationships. Evidently, YAH knew what He was doing when He made Adam and Eve (not Adam & Steve nor Adama & Eve); one man for whom HE made one women!

  247. Alejandro De Guzman

    Homosexuality is wrong because if everybody becomes homosexuals then there will be no more new babies to replace this generation. You are all blind for believing that we can live having hokmosexuals in our midst. They are a threat to humanity. Protect your children from their influence. The worse that can happen, if the gay population continue to rise and overwhelms the heterosexuals. This humanity will perish. As I was saying, Christians and Muslims, should form a Soldiers For Humanity Movement to counter act the Gay Movement. Let us move now before it becomes too late. The gays are now in TV and other mass media slowly undermining humanity. Do you believe that 15% of the population of San Francisco are now gays. Cmon wake up people. If we do not stem this tide, we are just one generation away from having a gay earth. Who will produce the babies to replace this generation. Are the gays and lesbians willing to copulate to make babies. Are the lesbians willing to be artificiially inseminated. Are we willing to resort to human cloning? What about the children they will produce in case these issues are resolve. Will they be normal persons, or gay also. We have to look ahead and protect humanity. This evil is slowly creeping up. Now they got Mr. Newt.

  248. Aaron Zaugg

    There is a difference between conservative and republican, and a difference between liberal and immoral. At this point, though, the liberals are barely focusing on their moral domain, ie care for others, and are focusing on change and reform for change and reform's sake, which is immoral. There is also a difference between selective breeding and what I described, utilizing all genes to allow for greater variance and thus greater potential for future generations. Even if they were the same thing, not everything done by evil men is immoral. Just discrediting Hitler, we would lose gun control, socialism, patriotism, defending our country, etc… as being immoral. I think the world as a whole disagrees with the basic parameters of your argument.

  249. Melanie Wardlow

    Why can't we as a nation get into the correct century? I have no problem with it myself as long as everyone shows respect with public displays of affection. Telling people who they can and can not marry is wrong.

  250. Lezia Boudreaux

    He's saying you're a fraud because you're not a sheeple. Good for you, Eric.

  251. David Black

    if you take God out of the equation, probably nothing…………………however the bible is very clear, and if you are a believer, you can't leave Him out of anything. not to mention sex with a woman is much more appealingly me, as a man, than fudge packing ……..ugh!

  252. James Clinton

    Then are you saying God is wrong? Because we're just relaying His message. The delivery may need a little work. But we're only saying what God says. If God changes His mind then I'm for it. Until then…..

  253. Edgar Gregg

    Please give us a reason why homosexuality is right using any twisted mentality you want.

  254. Lezia Boudreaux

    Yeeeah, Jeff the bible was written by man too, you know. God didn't fax the first draft to his apostles and have them edit it and have it ready for print by the end of the day. The bible is not fact. People like you just think homosexuality is gross and you use the Bible to justify your opinion forsaking the REST of the Leviticus laundry list of "Don't Do's" and highlighting that one verse which was written BEFORE Jesus's time. If Jesus didn't say anything against homosexuality and Jesus is God, then that just rips apart your entire argument doesn't it? Peace out, losers.

  255. Melanie Wardlow

    Jay Edwards I want to say that I agree with you. Alternate lifestyles deserve equality of treatment just like strait people. I am strait myself and it still bugs me that everyone is still fighting.

  256. Robert Lindsey

    @shandi, God did not create homosexuality. He created man and gave him the ability to think, reason and make decisions. We as Christians aren't given the authority to judge a person for what the bible says is sin because if so we would be judging ourselves as well as everyone else we come into contact with. We are to love as Christ loves irregardless of ones sexual orientation, hang up of any kind. I believe homosexuality to be a spirit. Some may not agree with me and that's ok but a spirit is dealt with by prayer not exclusion hatred or anything else. If it's made law then it's made law, we are to abide by the laws of the land but we continue to pray. God loves all people, he hates the sins that we commit.

  257. Pete Meados

    Hey Ray Watt – if you're wondering why you're not being taken seriously, maybe you should learn how to read and write the English language first. I mean, if you're going to insult someone, at least do it correctly. The phrase you were struggling so hard to turn should have been spelled "mentally ill sicko" (singular, since I assume you were insulting just Mr. Edwards). "Mently Ell"? WTF is that? Who taught you to spell? Are you a grown man, or still in elementary school? Wait, my kids at that age in elementary school look like Stephen Hawking next to you.

    Don't agree with you Ray. I'm straight, and gay people don't threaten me, nor do I think that they're mentally ill sickos. Get a tutor, Ray.

  258. Anonymous

    davenaze… uhmmm…… you are repeating the ever infamous, but FALSE rhetoric that many others like to use whenever they don't wish the FACTS to be upheld. First…. our Nation was founded on, and our Government was established by Judeo CHRISTIAN Founding Fathers, and the Declaration does NOT say "Seperation of church and state" in that context! If people would actually look it up, and read it ALL (within the context it was written)… you would know it was saying that the Government can in no way FORCE any particular religion upon the people, it cannot rule over the church, nor can it take our religious freedoms away from us. Get a clue before spreading false, or twisted rhetoric…..

  259. Joyce Payne

    Oh, my Lord have mercy…Just because it is popular doesn't mean it is right…W Jim Walsh, I agree with you. It is because we have left (not religion) but the personal relationship with Christ Jesus out of so many things in our lives that there are so many confusing issues today. There have to be boundaries in all things (laws, restrictions, limits, etc.). Otherwise there is more confusion. Jay, you won't have children or grandchildren of your own if you choose to live the gay lifestyle. If you adopt, will they be proud of you when they see the parades of nude homosexuals? Come on and grow up for the sake of all children.

  260. Anonymous

    Shandi Neag: You need to REALLY STUDY the Word of YAH better! NO WHERE in the Bible does it say that YAH created homosexuality. If He had, He would have created two men or two women instead of Adam and Eve. YAH clearly states that homosexuality IS an ABOMINATION and stinks in His nostrils, AND He also states that man should not have sexual relations with mankind as he does with womankind. TRUE Christians know that you HATE THE SIN, but LOVE THE SINNER! Even YAH states that the only way to draw men and women unto Him is through LOVE & KINDNESS. NOW as a Christian, I DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT ANY SIN THAT MY GOD & FATHER DOES NOT ACCEPT! Do not confuse Godly love with worldly love or acceptance. Now I do agree that there are so-called Christians who mistreat other people (regardless of their sin) because they look at themselves as being so much better, but ALL are sinners and have fallen short of YAH's glory. Again, TRUE Christians know that they have NO HEAVEN OR HELL to put anybody in, but let's not get it twisted, homosexuality IS A SIN and can send you to Hell! YAH IS A RIGHTEOUS, PERFECT, & HOLY GOD and SIN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE in His Eternal Kingdom of Heaven. To be honest, YAH loved Satan (Lucifer) enough that He created Hell for Him; SO for ALL people who want to be like and live like Satan, they can go and live with him and experience eternal punishment and damnation!

  261. Joyce Payne

    Jon Reed, what bible are you getting your information from. The Holy Bible does not state that a woman should be stoned for speaking in public…

  262. Larry Triumph

    So sad that they resort to holding the LGBT community at bay until we can better serve these BASTARDS to get re-elected! TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS.

  263. Shmall Deek

    Who cares let people believe what they want. In the end everyone will know who was right and wrong. No point in fighting over it here on earth. Why can't everyone just get along?

  264. Jim Meadows

    nat76ine, I doubt you've heard of this but church and state are separate in the U.S.A. Read up on it.

  265. Aaron Zaugg

    As opposed to the wonderfully humane progressive ideas of eugenics and communism? Let ask political dissenters in Russia or China, or maybe those Jews from 1936-1945 how those worked out….. oh wait. Progressives unchecked are far more dangerous, but also hold the keys to social evolution. Change in animals is also called evolution, but unchecked is called cancer. Conservatives fear 'the consequences' because many progressive ideas are dreadful when examined in a real life situation. Conservatives and progressives are both necessary for a healthy society. Progressives suggest a change, conservatives provide reasons why the change is worse than the benefit it suggests, and society can then make a healthy and informed decision. Neither side is right in the absolute, and people suggesting one side is or the other is hopelessly stupid is the reason for our current political environment being as devoid of compromise as it is. People with a truly open mind are in the middle, you are just as closed minded as the super-conservatives you trash.

  266. Angelique Cameron

    the color of my skin didn't contribute to the widespread of disease.

  267. Aaron Zaugg

    That being said, the issue of gay marriage in a social sense breaks down to the following question, "do homosexual couples meet the requirements necessary to merit the benefits associated with marriage?" To elaborate, marriage is an outcome of evolution. When a man works with a woman worked together to raise their mutual offspring or, to a lesser extent, any offspring, the future generation had a better chance of surviving and developing the skills necessary to survive. Thus, the favored strain in evolution was the one where, hormonaly, a bond formed to ensure both a feminine and masculine parent were present. As society emerged, the habit of pairing together for the benefit of producing and raising offspring became known as marriage, and is thus present in every ancient culture known to man. Today, we can still see that heterosexual marriages continue to produce and raise high quality (by comparing crime and college graduation per capita) offspring. When considering the considerable loss of money, health, and freedom that accompany pregnancy, the early months of a child's life, and indeed further support for decades to come, that accompany a heterosexual union to such a moral end, the government instituted rewards for such a committed union. Now, a group has asked for those same benefits, knowing full well that they will not be fulfilling, at the least, the role of producing offspring withing their union. The question then, is, do the sacrifices of time, money, and health that the heterosexual spouses endure merit them to still be held with a unique set of rewards, or is that sacrifice negligible. Also we must consider, do children raised in these unions contribute as strongly as those from a heterosexual marriage. If the answer is that it is negligible, and they are equivalent, then gay marriage is right. Most would agree that it is not negligible, and there is little to indicate they are equivalent contributers, so the benefits of marriage should stay within the classic, evolutionary model of marriage. That is not to say none of the benefits should be extended to homosexual couples through other programs, but that the package as a whole should not, because not as much is sacrificed, and the outcomes aren't well documented. The progressives just want change for change's sake, and it appears they will get their way, but it is not that conservatives are blind or backwards, they are just concerned that this is a minor tumor on society, a change that is not morally justified. I lean conservative on this issue, as they honestly have more evidence to back their claims, but back progressive ideas that gay unions should provide federal level rights, especially in estate law and medical privileges. Get out of your little box.

  268. Frank Tappzoo

    rosi are you stupid? he did give his opinion… clearly you possess no real intelligence, and can contribute nothing to not only this thread, but society in general.

  269. James Clinton

    But Slater, Jesus never contradict Himself. So for us to say something other than what Jesus stated is to contradict what he stated. That will not look good for any of us Christians. I will agree the delivery needs to be better. God was able to draw me to Him through His love and kindness. So we need to do the same. But we can't compromise God's Word. For my own soul sake, I can't afford to do that. But I will work on my delivery whereever I see that needs improving

  270. Barbara Farley

    Yes, it is inevitable. And I definitely believe he has another book to flog.

  271. Anonymous

    A nation that rids itself of Gods standards is a nation with no moral direction, mainly because man is a flawed moral being. Yesterday, long skirts; today, G-strings. Mans warped mind changes from day to day; God is the same. There will always be gays, but when a nation says "yes" to what God calls an abomination, the nation itself is cursed. Look around; Is America being cursed?

  272. Anonymous

    OK! Really think about this… every time someone quotes the Bible saying that Homosexuality is an abomination I just want to tell them.. ok…Fine… We can't marry… The person I love dearly… I can't marry him because the Bible says I can't… We have to take to heart EVERY WORD the Bible says… ok then…. Answer these questions for me:

    When was the last time a child was stoned to death for not obeying their parents? The Bible SPECIFICALLY says to do so (Deuteronomy 21: 18-21). Line 'em up! Let's go! Come on! You want to follow the Bible for EVERY WORD? Let's get this to Washington D.C. now… Pass the law! All children must be pelted with stones… OH WAIT… Here is another thing that we need to have changed immediately…. We need to outlaw Divorce. If I can't marry because God says so, then all you straight people are no longer allowed to divorce. The Bible SPECIFICALLY says that it is not allowed. Let's get this to Washington right now. Newt Gingrich has been married 3 TIMES! But I can't marry the person that is my soulmate. Nice… Thank you… Thank you so much…

    Why are you allowed to commit to certain passages that the Bible says but choose to ignore the others… If you can choose what passages to follow, why can't I? What makes you so special? Why are people holding dear to the Bible, allowed to cherry pick what verses to uphold and what verses to let slip by?

  273. Anonymous

    After 60 years of social policies legalizing porno, adultery , fornication, cohabitation, and quickie divorces, all pushed through the courts with no democratic process, here we are. Hugh Hefner and his rodeo clowns have gotten everything they wanted because they own and operate the media. The world hates our guts, and we are at war with everyone. We have the biggest prison system in the world and angry young men with no future go berserk in the streets. It's time to drive out the clowns and return television to it's proper place as a public utility. The 2nd American civil war has become inevitable.

  274. Frank Tappzoo

    nat76ine woah! a "adam and steve" reference., you my friend clearly are an individual who thinks for yourself. if God makes no mistake, and homosexuality is not a choice how come i cant get hard when lying in bed with another woman? How come i can not produce the same enjoyment i could as if i were laying with a man? even with stimulation, it does not last long, and i often can not complete the act if you understand what i am saying. i have slept with both, and could not satisfy the woman as i could the man. people like you infuriate me, have fun with your close minded way believing in a book based on tales and fiction, written about something that may or may not exist.

  275. Frank Tappzoo

    i see lady gaga as more of a God then the one your talking about.. "im beautiful in my way CAUSE GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES" im gay necause god makes no mistakes.. but i can tell her didnt spend much time on you…

  276. Anonymous

    this doesn't have to happen why should it be legal everywhere, the world is going to end because of this and mixing of all the races ya know judgement day will happen and that is what is inevitable, because just about everywhere you go god is gone out of society doesn't anyone care about god anymore? wake up before it's to late. homosexuality is a sickness that satan has cast onto this godless world.

  277. Richard Stremmell

    Don't be so stupid Janet, a 10 year old can not give consent. Doesn't it concern your that that is the best comment you can come up with? And yes Janet, at the age of 10 I realized that it was boys that attracted me not girls. I never was given the opportunity to choose.

  278. Anonymous

    Rosi Gamero Hi Rosi, send me a friend request on FB i consider u a friend already your a very smart lady.

  279. Chase Hampton

    Doesn't YOUR bible also say it's okay to own slaves? My God believes differently on the subject of gays and marriage. Last I checked, this is America. Your religion/God does not trump mine.

  280. Richard Stremmell

    So Rosi, why did you leave out the other 20 or 30 abominations, most of which you are most likely guilty of ? Are you a practicing Jew? If you are a Christian, or at least claim to be, you would know that the old testiment laws no longer apply to those who are "born again".

  281. John Sumner

    Yep, lets get Homosexuals legalized so we can get to work on the other pervertions being legalized ie man-beast, man-boy relationships.

  282. Bill Benson

    When I was 11 years old (47 now) I had no one to tell so I went to a Catholic Church (not Catholic) and "confessed". The priest, who was a friend of a family I was close to, said to me "Live as how you KNW God intends you to. Do NOT buy in to the rhetoric that Homosexuality is a sin – what would be a sin is trying to pretend to be something you are not. The 5 small phrases in the bible were directed at Pederasty and NOT at loving couples". Really blew me away as I was expecting Fire and Brimstone – took the wind out of my sails and from that point on I couldn't be ashamed or proud of something that was just a part of me. I have strived to live everyday in accordance with God's wishes which is to NOT be ashamed of the way I was made, Gay being only 1 small part of me. I love my Husband, Love God, and Love my neighbor even when he doesn't love me. Respect is something given, not received. I am "out" with everyone but don't place any expectations of being accepted – and guess what – I am accepted 100% of the times. I don't worry about it but live as I was meant to. I'm living the dream and loving my life – it's too bad that some who call themselves Christian live in fear, judgement, etc. – However, it's wonderful that we can express ourselves to gain better understanding.

  283. Kubaza Hawthorne

    Ms. Mary Ellen White….I do not know where you work, but that is not the case. A white male will get the promotion over a black or deviante of some kind, and he will not know the job at all. That has happened to me and all I can do is accept it and move on. Are you mad at everyone who is not a white male?

  284. Jay Edwards

    pinkcottoncandy55
    "Why not use religion? Those people are going to hell and will be tortured forever."
    YOU think they are going to hell. Other people do not agree with your interpretation of the Bible, or that the Bible is necessarily correct in all its claims, and you live in a country with those people as well.

    Kathleen Edwards
    "it is an abomination unto God not to mention Aids and all the rest of disease and un-rest its causing"
    First, the government cannot legislate your religion. Second, Aids effects heterosexuals as well as homosexuals, and that is a double standard. Third, the un-rest is your problem, if you want it to end you can stop opposing people's rights.

    Beverly K. Spencer
    "You evidently don't know anything about what is in our constitution."
    and Christian Constitutionalist
    "Merely giving a moral or religious reason why homosexuality is wrong does not equate to Congress establishing a religion. "
    Have you actually looked at the text? It reads, "Congress shall make no law RESPECTING the establishment of religion." The sentence could have read "Congress shall make no law establishing a religion," and it would have done everything you described, but they chose to go further than that. They didn't want the government even letting religion get its foot in the door, or giving one religion an advantage over another. It has been court precident as well, and since 1968 we have use the Lemon Test as our standard, which says our laws must have not even a shred of involvement with religion.

    Jerry Tucker
    "Where do you draw the line?"
    At harmful behavior, and unconsensual sex.

    James F. Wilson
    "For the survival of our species. It is the law of survival for a species to procreate."
    Only about 10% of the population is homosexual and 90% are heterosexual. Allowing 10% of the population to exist, and giving them equal rights, will not stop 90% of the population from procreating. Your fears are unfounded.

    Christian Constitutionalist
    "Prove anything is right or wrong without using a moral compass."
    You think, that because I don't follow your specific brand of your specific religion, that I don't have a moral compass? Try this moral compass–harm. Is murder harmful? Yes. Is theft harmful? No. Is homosexuality harmful? I have asked people to prove so, but they have been unable to.

    Or try something from your own religion–"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" (Matthew 7:12). Would your like your right to marry, or to exist, taken away from you?

    James Clinton,
    "The consequence is you getting burned. Are you willing to live with that? So likewise with homosexuality."
    While you say there are disasterous consequences for homosexuality, you refrain from actually saying what they are. Please stop beating around the bush and demonstrate how homosexuality is harmful.

  285. W Mark Eickhoff

    This is against separation of church and state. Govt should ot be inteerering in moral issue like this and abortion. The govt sould be neutral on these positions (not supportive or discouraging) because of the conflict with many major religious principles.

  286. Anonymous

    ok, folks, yes, the Bible actually predicted that the heart of society would just grow more and more callous to the things of God so that we can't distinguish right from wrong anymore – sorry this is bad news – I want as many children following the light as possible and not entering deeper into the darkness – there are so many signs around us – people claim to be wise but are very ignorant due to the darkness falling – homosexuality is just as bad a premarital, extra-marital, and incest fornication – it is as bad as stealing or cheating – it affects the individual and the ones the individual influences – leading children astray about right and wrong – humans have many passions, they are obviously not all right and can mislead. Homosexuality has become a fasionable sin just like pre-marital sex which is encouraged – the sexual revolution has not helped us – it has been very expensive and harmful – it is very deceitful – Yes, God loves the homosexual, but wants him/her to change and not lead others astray. Naming same-sex unions as marriage is harmful for religious expression. I cannot concent to doing things like photographing a same-sex wedding or to having children being taught that homosexuality is moral. I do want homosexuals to have benefits, but perhaps none of us deserve benefits since we have not behaved well as a whole sexually and this costs. Marriage is about helping, not hurting and the effect of the sexual revolution has destroyed what marriage is supposed to be about so we no longer know – we are not producing good things and will be destroyed for lack of knowledge.

  287. Justin R. Van Dyke

    The Bible is ancient mythology, with no relevance to modern life, especially on matters of public policy in a free society. Gay marriage is a good thing and those who oppose it are on the wrong side of history.

  288. Martha Kilbridge

    Two consenting adults, who aren't hurting anyone. Stop with the absurd argument about marrying children and animals. I go to church, but I don't believe that religion and morality are mutually exclusive. Some of the finest, most upstanding and moral people I know don't practice a religion.

  289. Jay Edwards

    MaryEllen White, you get breaks during your workday, too, you just don't use them for praying. If you don't think you get those breaks, it's your boss who's playing you. The Constitution does work equally toward the Quran and the Bible, and there has been no instance where laws based on the Quran have been used in our country (without, at least, being immediately overruled by the courts).

  290. Aaron Zaugg

    Or you can circumvent religion, since its not allowed in politics, and go straight to the purely ethical reasons why the government ought to maintain hetero marriages as a distinct institution with greater benefits. Just check out my response a few hours ago for the details.

  291. Anonymous

    Ken Condor the bible has many cases of multiple wives and the other examples are not between consenting adults.

  292. Anonymous

    michelle said gay child, not gay infant. and sticking with your argument, infants are not getting married so the point would be rather moot.

  293. Hellslinger Van

    Freud’s Born Bi.

    Most scientists have dismissed Sigmund Freud’s Born Bisexual theory as dogma and the 1973 vote to remove homosexuality from a mental disease resonates their consensus. The logic being that under Freud’s theory gender identity was a learned behavior “choice by gay definition” and therefore subject to correction therapy. The 73’ vote ended decades of opinionated science and leaves only one other explanation for the cause of homosexuality, that is they are born gay. However out-of-the-fire from one label doesn’t exempt them from another reality that is they are born with a birth defect. Some gays “choose” to suggest their defect is a variation in nature and that even birth defects are natural. The bottom line is that someday science will find a way to end the defect before the fetus is born and end the gay culture forever. It is an undisputable fact that homosexuality will be “cured and corrected” before it happens at birth and like many other disorders, diseases, and dysfunctions, etc., it will no longer be necessary to create a culture to accommodate them within normal society.

  294. Hellslinger Van

    Invisible Forces In Nature & Atheist Against Gay Marriage.

    Gay rights may unbalance our nature and bring about global disaster. We have examples like global warming where the physical cause is very difficult to perceive. In fact many people still don’t understand the cause and only see the melting glaciers. Sociology, psychology and human behavior is also a part of the world of nature and if allowed to become unbalanced can do great harm. We see the effects in history the evidence being war and horrible political upheaval that includes death and destruction.

    Homosexuality is a Crime against the Nature of the Human Animal, albeit it is a “petty” crime and one that isn’t punished like other unacceptable sexual behaviors. Nevertheless it is still fundamental in human nature to disagree with homosexuality. The majority of Californians voted against gay marriage which equates to the balance of nature is that direction. We humans take it serious when the nature is environmental, endangered species and ecological and we should treat all the forces of nature with great respect and never remove that which keeps the balance intact. Gay marriage is disturbing millions of people globally and if allowed to continue could cause great danger on us. Let’s look for the invisible forces for a few years more before changing our human nature in this colossal undertaking.

    The greater danger is homosexuality as a political force. Like any party it consists of groups and subcategories like the Christian gays, Muslim gays, Jewish gays, Hindu gays, atheist, agnostics, communists, capitalists, etc., etc. and they are convoluting science for the greater good of their cause, to the point that homosexual politics is a crime against science. We must not allow the unknown without further research. After all what is homosexuality? Is it oral, anal, sodomy, does anybody that isn’t having widespread sexual contact with alleged homosexuals know the answer and how? Will gay rights become a stepping stone for gay orientated child molesters? Who else is tagging along with the “gay political party”? Communists, fascist’s, rapists, and many more may use any rights bestowed on the gay community with convoluted logic and interpretation.

    As an atheist I believe in science and therefore homosexuality is a crime against nature, which means gay rights, is also a crime against science. Sure we find homosexuality in other species of animals but we are supposed to be better than the beasts of the jungles. It really is very simple; humans have sex to propagate the species, anything else lacks clarity and validity, definitive purpose and is mundane by the fact it is redundant without primary purpose and the only other reason would lean on the fringes of sports or sex as recreation which in itself is prima facie by STD’s and other consequences.

    Now you can’t rebuttal my post as your pea sized brain is unable to compete so you might just type some insult aimed at me and call me “obsessed” as “argumentum ad hominem” attack the messenger is your only resource. Think again my friend, I am an “atheist” and it’s only your creationist enemy that has to hide behind the façade of life’s game. Only once in my many years of life have I ever paid to see men play sports, football, basketball, hockey, baseball, etc., etc., I don’t even watch them free on TV. I have always had the philosophy “if I can’t play then I won’t watch”. I am the real deal the King of AntiHomosexuality and there isn’t a human on earth that knows the “enemy” better than me. I am the world’s leading authority on homosexuality and their worst friend. Any day of the week that you want to debate me let me know. Of course I’m being vain as one can afford so online and that is the only place I would debate. Still since gay rights hit the streets a few years ago I have yet to find anybody that can avoid the spews of hate and revile aimed at my comments which leads me to believe there isn’t one gay rights supporter to debate me with real facts?

    The leader of a pack of wolves makes first contact and guides the rest to the kill and if it appears he is obsessed with his quarry it is so for the killing of the enemy and to protect his own.

    Some say being homosexual is a choice which means it is a learned behavior. If that was even remotely true then aversion therapy and other behavioral treatments would have a 100% success rate. The logic being that a normal person would choose heterosexuality because it is the best choice. Economically one man and one woman won’t need a third party to propagate and socially as a monogamous family find universal acceptance.

    The gay rights movement equates to encouraging those with a marginal borderline genetic hormone defect to be gay. That is a crime as those that are capable of leading a normal life should have that opportunity and not be inspired by a flag waving political farce that won’t exist in ten years when science finally finds the cure to stop infants from being born gay.

  295. Jim Cavanaugh

    Were does it end? Can I marry my brother, sister, mother, grandmother, etc? Can I marry my cat, horse, chicken, goldfish, etc. Do you see the point? It simply is not right!

  296. Kimberly Clark

    duh. strategy…. but none the less, gays vote, gays pay taxes, nothing in the Constitution for the constructionists to complain about. Scalia and Thomas are the enemy. They voted in 2003 states should be allowed to outlaw homosexuality…. After they found a BLACK man and a WHITE man in bed together when they did a drug related search warrant issued to the WRONG ADDRESS. Racism and homophobia are inextricable bound and need to end in America. Blacks say gays shouldn't use the term "Civil Rights" because they didn't endure slavery. The black ones did. Good decision for the wrong reasons, better than nothing. The Catholic Church? I'm having fish tonight. Go figure

  297. Kimberly Clark

    And you shall not cut your forelocks or eat shell fish. If you've eaten a shrimp you've sucked a penis in the eyes of the Old Testament. Bring some marshmallows with you when you go to hell, I hear the food sucks down there.

  298. Jim Cavanaugh

    Kim, leave the fish at home and go to church or study your bible. YOU ARE WRONG and so is homosexuality! I am so sick of people grandstanding in the name of political correctness so they feel self righteous. Most homosexuals are not as nice as they pretend to be. They despise marriage, straight males, children and most beliefs that are traditional. They are a small percentage and should be ignored! We are still a Democracy and majority still rules. These are perverted individuals who were probably straight at one time and decided to "experiment". Having done that they are very unhappy with their lives, but keep trying to tell themselves it is OK–they struggle everyday because the Gay community keeps sucking them back in. They should go back in the closet and keep their perversion to themselves and their God!

  299. Anonymous

    Rosi- the bible also refers to a woman's period as vile and repulsive. You are quoting outdated material. The old testament is full of metaphors, parables, and stories that simply have no place in modern society. Homosexuality has been around since the beginning of time. How about when Lot offered his daughters to the men wanting to have sex with the angels he was housing? That's messed up but he is considered a man of God? Oh and how about the fact that Jesus himself is the descendant of incest. Yes, look it up through King David's lineage.

  300. Anonymous

    "Jay Edward stated"…"Please, give us a reason why homosexuality is wrong, without using religion". Can you give a reason why bestiality or pedophilia is wrong without using religion?

  301. Anonymous

    when as a society are we going to finally acknowledge the fact that organized religion, christianity included, is more destructive than not???? war, arguments etc

  302. Terry Garrison

    Last I heard is that there is a separation of church and state in this country. When people stop trying to quote the bible in support of this issue, we will all be better. Because the "Christian" attitude is the driving force behind this, does that mean that if you are Jewish, Hindu, Muslim or, any other religion not of the Christian belief then your marriage is against God's will. I think not. For all of those hiding behind their Christian Bible, you should be ashamed to display your bigotry publicly. Maybe we have different Gods, as my God wants me to respect and love all creatures He created. Not just those who share in my religious beliefs. And just to stop many of you, before you comment…yes, I am a Christian, and yes I have read the Bible from cover to cover. Before you start preaching, you might want to take the time to read the Bible…a great book with many interesting and informative passages.

  303. David J. Bartlett

    Good post Shandi! What the religious nutters on here FAIL to understand is that their freedom of religion doesn't give them the right to legally force other people to live according to their pathetic brand of dogma. They are finding out that they can no longer get away with beating other people over the head with their religion to feed their superiority complexes, and it KILLS them. Newt is right about one thing. Civil marriage equality IS coming, and the sooner the better.

  304. Web Webster

    There already is a distinction between religious and civil marriage, Gabi dear. Clergy have always reserved the right to perform a marriage that they find for whatever reason unsuitable. That should definitely not change going forward, but that doesn't mean that gays shouldn't be able to have a "church wedding" – only that it may well be more difficult for them to "find a church". Clergy can't perform a legal marriage without authority from the state, but they can refuse to perform a marriage, even if it would be legal.

  305. Melanie Wardlow

    wrong is not the word I would use accurate is more of what I was thinking because if he came here he might say I was wrong about this….