[quote]John S. wrote:
John S. wrote:
I think most of Republicans do not want to discuss it because they do not want to admit there should be no reason that should disallow Gays to marry. I personally see it as a religious Ã???Ã??Ã?Â¢?? legal institution. And denying gays to marry is to deny them possible salvation
If it is a religious institution shouldn’t the church(or what ever religion is doing the marrying) be able to accept who they want to marry and who they do not? I think it is more the liberals who choose not to discuss this because if they do say its religious then the church has every right to deny Alternative marriages.(lets not turn this thread into if alternative marriage is right or wrong we already have one of those.).
Ideologically I don’t think your argument is wrong. Marriage as only a religious institution would be fine… some churches wouldn’t marry gay people, others would, the world would go on … but I’m not so sure we can ever get there from where we are now.
btw, I don’t recall a “liberal” I know of ever say that a church shouldn’t be allowed to marry who they choose. You don’t that all churches come down the same way on this issue…do you?
I think you are missing the point of my debate. I am simply saying should marriage be between the man the wife and the church, or should it be between the man the wife and the government. When we try to mix both together we get problems. [/quote]
Yeah, I understand what you’re saying. I said:
(1) I don’t think that’s wrong ideologically. BUT in reality, it will never happen.
(2) Even if it did happen. There are churches that would marry same-sex couples.