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Obtaining marriage licenses

2012-05-10 15:13:54.742474+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-10 17:01:18.964609+00 by: Nancy

This is a blatant treatise against gay marriage disguised as Bible-based concern for the State's involvement in heterosexual marriage.

I am a devoted student of the Bible. I think it contains immense wisdom. Having said that, though, the Bible is so full of contradictions that I don't believe it is possible for anyone to "think Biblically" by taking the entire Bible literally without going crazy. Hey...wait a minute...that just explained a lot.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-10 17:47:15.277554+00 by: Larry Burton

Nancy, it may be but it is also a solution to getting the same marriage rights to same sex couples as opposite sex couples have. Regardless of what the states do about allowing or disallowing same sex marriages a church that finds those marriages objectionable will not recognize the license. They can't be required to. Let the state recognize all marriages not as marriages but as civil unions or registered households. I can see this being useful for couples who live together as roommates only, regardless of sex. It would have been real handy for my mother's three brothers and sister who remained on the family farm until death.

#Comment Flame on! made: 2012-05-10 23:51:26.480605+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Where in the Bible does it talk about a secular government registering and regulating marriages? IMO marriage is between you and your church, and the government can stop putting its nose under the tent.

Why should married people receive benefits singles cannot? If my coworker with the same job responsibilities gets free health insurance for his wife, shouldn't I receive the cash value of that insurance, since I'm not incurring an expense on the company? What's the difference if I nominate a same-sex "spouse" to receive those benefits instead? (Rant about government regulations forcing employer-provided insurance canceled due to being on too much of a tangent.)

Nancy, not only is it not government's job to enforce Christian morals (or those of other religions), but in fact politicians mostly don't care about what Christians have to say about the matter. They're listening to insurance company lobbyists yelling about new expenses to cover, and looking at tax revenue losses and other entitlement expenses that show up when you permit gay marriage. It's all about money.