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|Subject: Re: He Lost 95% of His "Friends"||Date: 10/17/2012 5:06 PM|
|Author: RayKinsella||Number: 183705 of 198405|
I am a Christian.
I am not a conservative.
In fact, I'm pretty moderate. I know this because conservatives figure me a socialist hippie and liberals think I'm a fascist Reagan hugger.
I support gay marriage. I voted against my state's constitutional amendment 'defining' marriage as between a man and a woman.
First, marriage is a right that we have no business taking away.
Secondly, and this is an old argument but one that resonates for me - but you can predict the future with this one.
Back in my grandparents day, interracial marriage was frowned upon and often illegal. People (wrongly of course) used the bible to justify their racism. Fast forward to 2012 and pretty much no one is openly against inter-racial marriage.
To do so would be quite obviously racist.
We're going to have same sex marriage in this country. I'm wildly optimistic that freedom is our destiny.
Why be among the last to embrace it?
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