Gay marriage, then group marriage?

Mexico
March 21, 2013 7:49am CST
well here we go again in the great debate of gay marriage fist being a Gay man I can say yes I am in favor of it but I am also a Pastor so I tend to have issues with it from the Bible point of view but with God would not want us to be unhappy feel free to share your views here is the full story from CNN http://us.cnn.com/2013/03/20/opinion/george-gay-marriage/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
21 Mar 13
I really have nothing against gay marriage. I think if 2 people love each other let them be happy...
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• Mexico
21 Mar 13
always good to be open minded you never know who may be gay with in your family
• Mexico
21 Mar 13
Well said, I have a very good friend here in mx. i once told me brother he was hitting on me. My brother said " I dont think so, hes very gay: so you are right we never know.
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• Mexico
21 Mar 13
It would be best if they just pass it and let us all move on in our life and soon ever thing will quite down and you wont hear much about it
@Porcospino (16695)
• Denmark
21 Mar 13
In my country gay marriages were legalised in 1989, but for many years the gay couples didn't have the same rights at other couples. The gay couples were able to get married at the townhall, but not in the church. In 2012 it finally became possible for gay couples to get married in the church. I am in favor of gay marriages, and I am happy that the gay couples in my country finally have the same rights as other couples. I have friends who are gay and I think that they should have the exactly the same rights as heteroesexual couples. Quite a few people disagree with me and some pastors refuse to perform marriages for gay couples because they believe that it is wrong according to the bible.
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• Mexico
21 Mar 13
thank you for sharing and well we can only hope things will come to pass
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@veganbliss (3903)
• Adelaide, Australia
22 Mar 13
This was a big debate a little while ago down here. Unfortunately, both sides of parliament said "no", so nothing has changed in our backwards little country. I know people around my age who are gay. They are great people. One guy had to move interstate because his rural community wouldn't tolerate it. With all the hatred & murder going on around us, shouldn't there be more love & also more diverse expressions of that love? It doesn't surprise me that we have so covered ourselves in war & hatred of every kind for thousands of years that we have become blind to the possibility of there being any other aspects to love than what we are already familiar with. Here's how we reason it out down here: "if 'gay' means 'happy', right? And not having the same rights as others - which really has little to do with the 'others' anyway - makes gay people unhappy, then who are we to want to live in a place that has so many unhappy 'happy's'? And if we could make it right; shouldn't we?". I'm interested to know what issues you have with the Bible point of view on this. Did not God make every one of us in his image & everything God made was good? I can't find Jesus condemning homosexuals anywhere in the Bible. In fact, there are records showing exactly how Jesus responded to a homosexual man which was covered in a very good discussion elsewhere here, which should be of great comfort to you: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2658913.aspx
• Mexico
22 Mar 13
I have no issues with the bible as I am as pastor thank you so much for your reply
• Adelaide, Australia
22 Mar 13
In your topic opening, you write, "...but I am also a Pastor so I tend to have issues with it from the Bible point of view..." This is why I wrote that I'm interested in - not what issues you have with the Bible, but what issues you have with the issue from the Bible point of view. I hope that clarifies it better? But if you don't wish to discuss this aspect further, I understand.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
22 Mar 13
I think the only reason behind the gay marriage is all about the benefits they can get out of it and not much on the spiritual point of view. As a legally married couple they would enjoy some tax privileges and the right to adopt a child and so on and so forth. This are the rights they wanted in a marriage. Since Biblically they are not going to pass so they are fighting for it legally.
• Mexico
22 Mar 13
well I am not sure what part of the world your from and I guess you don't watch the news from the united states we the gay people only get the paper that says we are married no benefits no kids no tax breaks nothing next
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@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
22 Mar 13
In my place they are not recognized legally so they do not enjoy the privilege of getting recognized as a couple. No paper at all that is why they are trying their best to be recognized legally. I guess that is just the reason why they are fighting for it in my place. But since we are in a very conservative country this is never tackled at all and I think it would take a very long time before legislature or a bill would be recognized at all.
• Italy
22 Mar 13
Hey Blackrusty, being a christian I share my christian and biblical point of view. What I think about this topic is that often, from our society gay people are treated like aliens or people to be put apart. I surely dislike this way of considering people. In fact I believe that God loves everybody, heterosexual and homosexual people, because we are all sinner and nobody is better of another in front of God. So, in case my son would declare to be homosexual I would accept him and absolutely not make him feel different (like our society do). In the same time, I have heard of some people who were homosexual but changed when had a strong experience with God. So, we should never put limits to what could happen in our lives. We never know what can happen.
• Mexico
22 Mar 13
thank you for the reply and well said I have had it said they would not care if it was there own child and wish them to be un happy so sad people just cant be respectful and get along
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
22 Mar 13
I also have no problem with it but I dont think the church should be force to go against what they stand for . They can get married without using a church its not that hard .
• Mexico
22 Mar 13
with marriage the pastor of the right and always had the right to marry who they want to and the pastor can say sorry I cant do that in a nice way
@anklesmash (1417)
21 Mar 13
Personally I am Pro Gay marriage,as I believe for homosexuals to have true equality they should be allowed the same marriage rights as heterosexuals.I don't however agree that gay marriage would lead to group marriage.As that would be a completely different type of relationship.Bringing in gay marriage is just extending an existing institution to more possible members.And allowing group marriage would be a much more fundamental change to the definition of marriage.
• Mexico
21 Mar 13
thank you for your reply and I agree with you about the group garbage
• India
22 Mar 13
lol i am neither against or in favor of this; let people do what they feel proper.