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Old 08-24-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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What tripe, such an effort would not come close to passing a Constitutional test.
Oh? Our current Motto and Pledge make a clear establishment of religion, yet those passed through Congress.

While this Nation was designed to keep a Tyranny of the Majority at bay, occasionally it still slips through in popular opinion.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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Many people actually volunteer at charities because they feel it is the right thing to do. My dad, for example, stocks shelves at the local foodbank. He has zero interaction with the people that come in there. I've helped work at it too and there is absolutely zero religious conotation, just people coming in and getting food. (It's done in conjunction with the city so you can't be handing out bibles etc. due to public property etc.)

I think it's funny how people have a bone to pick with a certain group and just won't give an inch of ground. There are millions and millions of christians in this country, I just find it really odd that people lump them into some stereotype. Then again, it's no different than some small minded person thinking every gay guy is flaming gay menace to society.

I'm just noting that several people here are slandering a large swath of the population because they've had bad experiences with the more extreme portion of the group....and you are calling those people closed minded.
Please reread the post you responded to, and pelase pay attention to the wording this time.

Every single point you make above was addressed in that post.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Sure it can be answered. The state cannot force a church to marry someone it does not want to. The state has no such power.
Can a church refuse to marry an inter-racial couple?
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Oh? Our current Motto and Pledge make a clear establishment of religion, yet those passed through Congress.

While this Nation was designed to keep a Tyranny of the Majority at bay, occasionally it still slips through in popular opinion.
OK Chicken Little you win -- the sky is falling, the sky is falling.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Can a church refuse to marry an inter-racial couple?
Churches can refuse to marry anyone they please, including interracial couples.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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OK Chicken Little you win -- the sky is falling, the sky is falling.
Yup, try to watch out for you people, and I get spit on. Figures.

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Churches can refuse to marry anyone they please, including interracial couples.
We shall see.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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Sure it can be answered. The state cannot force a church to marry someone it does not want to. The state has no such power.
Yet.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Where am I bringing it up as a point of argument.

Oooops!!! I'm not!

You lose. Again.
Other people brought it up, someone responded to them. Your responded to their response by asking why he was bashing the church. I was just giving you the reason why people bash the church in these arguments.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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Other people brought it up, someone responded to them. Your responded to their response by asking why he was bashing the church. I was just giving you the reason why people bash the church in these arguments.
In other words, you've got nothing.

You were wrongly yelling at me, thinking it was somebody else.


Confession duly noted.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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In other words, you've got nothing.

You were wrongly yelling at me, thinking it was somebody else.


Confession duly noted.
I yelled at you, I don't remember you being next door to me and my yelling at you.

No, I've got plenty. You asked why someone was attacking religion all of the time, when this subject comes up. I was explaining to you that religion makes for an easy argument, because you can't support it.

BTW, I haven't heard anyone in this thread talk about the topic, of how homosexual marriage is dangerous.
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