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Old 04-28-2010, 08:08 PM
 
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Well... Honestly, it's YOU that is seeming rather intolerant at this point.
I'm sorry that you see my comments as "intolerant". They are really a response to the intolerance of others. I think I'm very tolerant. I would defend anyone's right to believe anything they want, as long as it doesn't involve denying or depriving anyone else of their full citizenship. I can and do question those who go out of their way to take potshots at a group of people they care nothing about.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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I'm sorry that you see my comments as "intolerant". They are really a response to the intolerance of others. I think I'm very tolerant. I would defend anyone's right to believe anything they want, as long as it doesn't involve denying or depriving anyone else of their full citizenship. I can and do question those who go out of their way to take potshots at a group of people they care nothing about.
I understand what you're saying.

But part of what you're saying is the equivalent of the 3rd grader saying, "He started it!!!"
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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How about everybody quit debating this issue as it leads to people telling each other how to live?

How about allowing gays/lesbians to marry through state, and allow the church to continue to not recognize it?

Why is that so hard?
It's not hard for you and me, but it absolutely terrifies certain groups of people. I wouldn't worry too much, though. The train has already left the station and the arc of history is on the side of full citizenship for all gay people, and Nebraska will be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. 20 years from now, we'll probably wonder what all the fuss was about.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:07 PM
 
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Prefering men or women may or may not necessarily be a choice for some folks. I have no idea, but gay or straight, a person makes a choice to pursue a relationship with another person. The choice to pursue a spousal or intimate relationship with someone of the same sex is the choice that I do not agree with.

Some of you alleged Christians are retarded.

Are you really advocating homosexuals supress their feelings and live miserable lives to conform to this psuedo Christian definition of "normal"?

If homosexuality is immoral, blame it on God. People don't choose their sexuality. It's how God created them.

Most "Christians" will burn in eternal hell anyway, if we interpret the bible in a literal sense. Most are hypocritical idiots.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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Some of you alleged Christians are retarded.

Are you really advocating homosexuals supress their feelings and live miserable lives to conform to this psuedo Christian definition of "normal"?

If homosexuality was immoral, blame it on God. People don't choose their sexuality.
Thank you, SurfO!
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:23 PM
 
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Some of you alleged Christians are retarded.

Are you really advocating homosexuals supress their feelings and live miserable lives to conform to this psuedo Christian definition of "normal"?

If homosexuality is immoral, blame it on God. People don't choose their sexuality. It's how God created them.

Most "Christians" will burn in eternal hell anyway, if we interpret the bible in a literal sense. Most are hypocritical idiots.
Thank you! And because of this attitude in Nebraska, as well as across the country, that a gay district is appropriate. Many gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders need a place where they can be themselves, this does not mean straights can't be there either. A gay district would be a great place for for gays to be themselves and where straights can see we really are just like them.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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Thank you! And because of this attitude in Nebraska, as well as across the country, that a gay district is appropriate. Many gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders need a place where they can be themselves, this does not mean straights can't be there either. A gay district would be a great place for for gays to be themselves and where straights can see we really are just like them.
Do you realize that that last sentence makes no sense?
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:41 PM
 
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Do you realize that that last sentence makes no sense?

If you don't get it, that's your problem, not mine.

There is a website with a huge list of gay franchises that would do great in a Benson Gay District.

Mainstream Franchises Online Directory connecting with LGBT Business Professionals :: Start Small Business :: Franchise Opportunitites :: GayFranchise.com
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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Prefering men or women may or may not necessarily be a choice for some folks. I have no idea, but gay or straight, a person makes a choice to pursue a relationship with another person. The choice to pursue a spousal or intimate relationship with someone of the same sex is the choice that I do not agree with.
You are a Christian correct? As am I. I believe and know with my whole heart that you never choose sexual attraction nor the side effects it brings. What if I told you to divorce your wife and you can't do anything with any woman because its wrong. I mean sure, you can have those feelings, but you can only marry men. Sorry if you're not attracted to them or can't fall in love with them. But thats just the way it is because I personally see what you have with your wife as disgusting. How outrageous does what I just said sound to you? Extremely? I hope it does. You say that someone LOVING another person is wrong. Then, by extension you say our God is wrong because our God is love, he is that feeling you have for your wife, he is that glimmer in your eye when you see her, he is everything this world depends on! And for you to deny someone the right to truly and completely love, you are a heretic, plain and simple.

If you want to cite some verses, I will gladly counter them ten fold.
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:08 AM
 
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If you don't get it, that's your problem, not mine.

There is a website with a huge list of gay franchises that would do great in a Benson Gay District.

Mainstream Franchises Online Directory connecting with LGBT Business Professionals :: Start Small Business :: Franchise Opportunitites :: GayFranchise.com
Actually, it IS your problem. You have absolutely no credibility whatever, and literally are a laughing-stock on this forum. Yeah, I'd have to say you have a problem.
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