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Clarifying the Proposition 8 debate

Posted: January 27, 2009 9:14 p.m.
Updated: January 28, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
I'm writing this in the hope that it will clarify both sides of the Prop 8. debate. Those who believe in the God of the Bible don't hate gays. They are our brothers and sisters whom we love.

I voted "Yes" on 8, but agree that gays are entitled to every right a married couple has. It's the way they're asking for those rights that is the problem.

God invented the institution of marriage, defined it as being between a man and a woman and warned that what he put together, let no man take apart.

A believer who redefines marriage would be saying that God lied, was wrong, was not PC enough for today or that we know better than God, all of which are blasphemy.

A true believer can't pick which of God's laws he or she wants to follow. It's all or nothing.

If the gay rights movement wants these last few rights they didn't get from the Domestic Partnership Act of 2003, just put it on the ballot and I'll vote for it. That's a civil rights movement.

Asking someone to throw their God under the bus so that you can have those rights is a moral issue, not a civil one, and not a very tolerant on at that.

If the true aim of the gay rights movement is to secure these last few rights, frame it in a way that doesn't use a religious term, such as "marriage," and we'll all be happy.

To continue to demand that those rights come from altering one's religion will make one wonder of the true agenda of the movement.

Jesus said to love on another, but he didn't throw out the rule book.

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