However, that does not mean that, when in an argument or debate, you have the freedom to fabricate your own facts to support your opinion.
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Currently, same-sex couples can be legally married in five states: Those votes may have been small in number, but they represent a problem that is deep and wide for the gay lobby: Against the handful of victories for gay marriage in recent years, are referenda defeats in 31 states.
So what accounts for this negative public attitude toward gay marriage? A couple of inner-city pastors believe they have it figured out. Gay Marriage — Homophobia?
And notice how it frames the debate by placing opposing voices, from the outset, on the bottom of the social-moral spectrum. If you disagree with the gay agenda, you are irrational, ignorant, or hateful. It is a shop-worn script that I am well familiar with. In discussions with members of the gay community over the years, I have been told, on more than one occasion, that my views are nothing but hatred, bigotry, or ignorance.
Recently, one suggested that my views were a challenge to the very existence of gays; as if the defense of traditional marriage is tantamount to promoting the genocide of the gay community.
Playing fast and loose with the homophobia card may generate a quick, emotional pop, but it is a sure sign of desperation. Gay Marriage — Bibliolatry? When examining the gay marriage debate, what accounts for the putative homophobia in the African-American community?
Then, arguing for their privileged viewpoint, the pastors claim objectivity for their take on Scripture, while charging that the understandings of traditionalists have been unwittingly shaped by cultural influences.
If we depended on our experiences for truth, we would still think the earth flat in a geocentric cosmos where time and space are absolute. It is only because we have discovered laws transcending personal experience that we know that reality is something radically different than what our experiences suggest.
That goes for moral truth as well. The experiences of one person convince him that homosexuality is intrinsic to his personhood, while the experiences of another convince him that it is not.
A woman named Kim is of the latter: As a person who was once in a same sex relationship for many years, I know first-hand how people can be fooled to think that this is the will of God for their life… I was unable to stop the lifestyle that I was living no matter how hard I tried, but when I really started to seek God for deliverance through prayer and His Word, I was able to stop seeing myself as someone who was gay and started to see myself as God created me to be.
I have only been delivered from homosexuality for 13 years and in that time God has given me a loving husband and 2 beautiful sons, but as the years go by I see more and more how God has given me everything back that I was so willing to give up.
Lacking the complementary physiology of a matched-pair, she could but mimic and transmogrify a sexual act intended for the life-welcoming union between a man and woman.
The yoke is a symbol of submission and obedience. In wearing it, we yield to his instruction, direction and correction. Our cross is a symbol of death.One of the central arguments of the lawyers defending gay marriage bans are that we should limit marriage to male-female couples because that's been the norm in Western cultures for millennia.
Legal issues aside, it distresses me as a gay man that the LGBT movement, just two short years after achieving full marriage equality, would so quickly turn from oppressed to oppressors. Opinion: Gay Marriage Showed Us What A Legitimate Supreme Court Looks Like Historically the court's most controversial decisions have been angrily opposed, but .
“You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Opinions aren’t facts — they can be based on fact or knowledge, but can also rely heavily on emotions, preconceived thoughts or belief systems. Opinion polls have suggested that around % of French people support gay marriage, but only about 50% approve of gay adoption.
France is now the 14th country to legalise gay marriage after New. “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Opinions aren’t facts — they can be based on fact or knowledge, but can also rely heavily on emotions, preconceived thoughts or belief systems.