by MPD
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Proposition 2, Propostion 8…Proposition 100,000! As election time nears, celebrities are telling America where they stand, not only the candidates, but the legislations that could potentially pass. From t-shirts to video blogs, famous folks are speaking their minds and encouraging citizens to vote their hearts. Ellen DeGeneres (a new member of the vegan club) recently released this video, asking the people of California to vote no on Proposition 8 – an initiative that if passed would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. Check out Ellen’s video below.

  • Stephanie Williams

    Awww, that was sad and sweet all at the same time.

    I don’t get what the hell is the problem with same-sex marriage, at lease on the legal level. Churches and religions can say whatever they want but i don’t understand how the government sits by and is so against letting these people have rights like everyone else.

  • Alan

    Yay for Ellen! Is this on TV or just on the Internet?

    I never knew what “sanctity” meant — it means “holiness”. How anyone can use that as an argument for civil discrimination is baffling.

  • http://www.ecorazzi.com michael

    Great ad! Please don’t let this BS initiative make it…

  • Jeff

    What I do not understand is why so many in the entertainment industry are sitting silent concerning this topic. It seems that with their mediums they could reach millions, yet have failed, thus far, to do so.

    NO ON 8!

  • Danijel Solaja

    I am gay, I dont really care about marriage, but I know some loving people out there wanna get marry to show their love. I dont get why anyone would stop them from loving each other. None of their concern or bussiness what we do at home. But I think the whole issue on same marriage is because its a contract that states between a man and a woman. It should be restated as person to person

  • Miranda

    Sadly, no one understands the YES on Prop 8. Religions don’t hate gay people. God loves everyone!!! Truth is Yes on Prop 8 would prevent children to be taught in school about intercourse between homosexuals,they would prevent the adoption of such children that can’t decide for themselves,and lastly the US is a leading nation set the example for other countries… if gays are pushing for this now what else will they push for later… Don’t just think now, see into the future. My friend told me if God accepted homosexuals he would have created Adam and Steve! It is true. Please vote YES ON PROP 8…I admire Ellen’s work ethic as an aspiring journalist, I don’t however admire her wrong sexual tendencies.

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  • Yes on 8

    Vote yes on 8! Don’t let the Lavender Mafia silence you!

  • Mike A.

    Oh yes …I agree with Ellen…I’ve been wanting to marry my Mother for a year now…Then I thought maybe if that didn’t work out,I could marry one of my sisters or maybe my brother. Marriage has a Biblical foundation, the sanctity between a Man and Woman arranged by God. If you agree with what the Bible says about marriage where it came from, then you will believe everything else in scripture. Sleep and live with whom you please. Leave the sanctity of marriage alone.

  • mandy

    I think that life is to short if you don’t want your kids to think it is ok for same sex to be married then maybe you should tell them how you feel and let them tell you how they feel I don’t think that they are really going to have a class devoted to teaching kids about same sex marriage what will it be call same sex 101 lol come on how in the hell are we to tell to people of the same sex that they cant be normal how are they not like us so what if they like the same sex ill put money on it that there marriages will last longer then people married to the opposite sex im no one to tell some on they don’t have the right not to get married and im not gay but I fully support the gay communities SO HELL NO ON 8

  • http://www.ecorazzi.com/2008/10/15/ellen-degeneres-wants-you-to-vote-no-on-proposition-8/ RellaRoo

    Our society has fought things which we believe are wrong in hopes of making the lives of future generations better. A NO vote on Prop 8 does just this – it gives ALL people the right to marry the person they love, regardless of their gender.

    My favorite saying is “Did we vote on YOUR marriage?”

    Please please please vote NO ON PROP 8!

    Besides, Ellen and Portia don’t want to return their wedding gifts.

  • HollyB

    Well miranda, sadly it seems YOU don’t understand NO on prop 8. Go do your homework and actually read the proposition and stop listening to the commercials on tv. They are speaking a lot of lies and using some random Massachusetts ruling as the basis of the involvement of prop 8 and education. It makes me angry that people aren’t doing their civic duty and educating themselves on the issues. It isn’t a matter of what God thinks, do you know the term “seperation of church and sate?” And how about the blatent constitutional right to be treated equally. You mention her “wrong sexual tendencies,” well my friend right and wrong are in the eye of the beholder. It isn’t even about that…don’t like it…then don’t do it yourself. But please do the moral thing and stop infringing upon a human beings constitutional right. If it weren’t for people like you inter-racial marriage would still be illegal and women would still be property. The facts are that no religion would be required to perform any marriage against their beliefs, parents would still have the authority to remove their children from programs they morally object to, and it would help to put an end to the discrimination people like you have inflicted upon the gay community (the minority in this case. Please don’t ever back up your claim with that whole adoption scheme…or apply the argument that these kinds of marriages are wrong because they don’t produce children…there are no valid statistics out there proving beyond doubt that heterosexual couples are any better at raising children than are homosexual couples. If we subscribe to your claim…single parents should be stripped of their parental rights and elderly and infertile couples should not be able to marry.
    HA Adam and Steve?! PLEASE. If you know so much about God’s intentions why don’t you think about the biblical figure Lillith and what those implications are.
    Again, the facts are that equal marriage rights are a constitutional right and you should really consider that if you are planning to vote yes and try to strip people of those constitutional rights. Under law and politics, which are what an election is about, stripping people of their constitutional rights is wrong. (period) You can never validate such discrimination, especailly with religion…because again…serperation of church and state. If you are against gay marriage…then don’t get one. (again, period)

    Holly
    No on prop 8 supporter and friend to many who depend on your no vote. So please do the RIGHT thing and vote NO.

  • HollyB

    p.s. Mike A. marriage has been around longer than the Christian God and the term “sanctity of marriage.” And besides if you are going to take the Bible so literally why don’t you check out Luke 19:21-27 which promotes religious intolerance, Exodus which supports killing those who fight for democracy, 2 Samuel 12:26-31 and 1 Chronicles 20:1-3 supporting torture, Deuteronomy 22:28-29
    supporting RAPE, Exodus 21:4 supporting slavery, and numerous other passages supporting the murder of children and genocide.

    Also, check out http://grove.ufl.edu/~ggsa/gaymarriage.html

    food for thought.

  • fbr

    Voting based on religious beliefs is unpatriotic. The US is built on a set of core values including the separation of the Church and state, and the freedom of religion. For these foundations to survive the voters must mature and intelligent enough to vote in a way that upholds the core values, instead of voting according to their religious beliefs and turning the country into the next Iran or Taliban-era Afghanistan.

  • Laurent

    People are not afraid of Gay mariage, they are afraid of Gay sex!.

    Then, to all of you zealots, vote NO on prop 8. Nothing else than gay mariage will kill gay sex!

    on a more serious note, ask yourselves: What if one of my children is gay.

    I come from the REAL GOD loving family, the one who preaches love and compassion. I had all the right family values taught to me, I went to church every Sunday, I still believe in a fair and just GOD and guess what: I am gay!

    And do not try to tell me that it was a choice. Why anybody would choose to be different from the norm and live as a pariah. We do NOT choose to be gay!

    What is wrong to teach children that compassion is good, that people can be different.

    Do not worry, they will not catch it, it is not a bad cold!

    If your child turns out to be gay, if he or she does not commit suicide as a teen (http://www.apa.org/ppo/issues/psuicidetest901.html), he or she will hopefully grow to be a loving son/daughter, a tax paying decent citizen and a lovely husband/wife and maybe a gay parent.

    Open your minds, children are gay whether you like it or not, let’s try to establish a decent society where they can blossom and can be loved, respected and recognized.

  • Sebastian

    I’m voting Yes on Prop 8. If I thought it violated the rights of gay/homosexual people to do so I wouldn’t vote Yes on it, because I don’t want to violate anyone’s rights. If there was a proposition called “Protection of the rights of same-sex couples to live together and share bills and expenses” I’d vote Yes on it.

    Marriage isn’t something wherein after getting married you can do things you were forbidden from doing before getting married. Unmarried people aren’t forbidden from doing anything married people can do. The act of getting married doesn’t legalize anything that was previously illegal, in other words. You live together, share bills, share dreams, eat the same food, whatever. There is no oppression of who you can enter a relationship with or who you can live with or have sexual relations with. All of this is legal and protected, as well it should be.

    Marriage doesn’t bestow any new privileges upon two people. It’s a purely symbolic ceremony in front of a bunch of family and friends which says “you are now husband and wife in the eyes of society,” that’s all it really is at it’s core. Yes there are some tax benefits, but those can be provided through a Civil Union.

    Same-sex marriage therefore isn’t about allowing people to do something they are forbidden from doing, instead it’s about forcing society to redefining it’s view of what defines a married couple. Same-sex marriage isn’t about asking society for equal rights, because same-sex people already have equal rights under the law. What it’s about is asking society to change it’s definition to elevate a male male marriage up to the same level of a male female marriage.

    What is homosexuality fundamentally? It isn’t known as a matter of fact but it’s speculated to be a hormonal or genetic anomaly of some sort which causes a person to be attracted to their same gender. No sense in making someone’s life difficult because of something they can’t control, everyone deserves equal opportunity and respect and to be treated well by their peers. There’s a big difference between tolerating what someone chooses to do privately, and elevating it within society.

    Creating an institution around male male relationships is elevating it to a prominent place in society, it doesn’t make logical sense.

    [quote]on a more serious note, ask yourselves: What if one of my children is gay. [/quote]

    I would hope very much that child would find happiness. It isn’t going to make any difference to me if he or she is allowed to get married in a Church or not. If my child who was gay said “I will only be able to find happiness when I’m able to get married” I would think he or she was setting up barriers. After that barrier to happiness was broken down it would be some other barrier, adoption or something else. I’ve never been a subscriber to the idea that you find happiness on an election ballot.

  • http://www.ecorazzi.com michael

    To me, society is putting up barriers in not allowing same-sex marriages. Really, who cares if two people want to get married?

    I don’t buy the argument that allowing gay marriage somehow promotes homosexuality. Once again, if two people love each other, what difference does it make? Everyone should be allowed the same titles and unions regardless of physical characteristics or sexual orientation.

  • Stephanie

    Let’s make it clear that I am FOR PROP 8! Yes that would mean I am against gay marriage. I really don’t care if your gay or not. It doesn’t matter to me, however I have four small children of which I get to choose what is taught to them. Some rediculous comment was made above about there not being a 101 class on it. Guess what, I don’t want it taught AT ALL. This is our society we are talking about and we are going down hill fast. I have a problem when people talk about seperating church and state. This country was on GOD the money you spend everyday says “IN GOD WE TRUST” I suggest if you don’t like it GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. I am sick of everyone trying to be politically correct. To the comment earlier about how HOLLYWOOD has not been as vocal against PROP 8 as you would have liked. HELLO maybe not everyone agrees that gay marriage should be legal. This was already voted on and it didn’t pass. And some judges in San Fransisco of all places decided our votes didn’t count. That is what is not right! I feel like homosexuality is being shoved down our throats. We are being forced to accept this and I will not. A previous coment also stated that the things that are happening in MASS. are being singled out, you honestly don’t think the same things will happen here. I have family and friends that are Gay, I love them but I don’t support them. At the end of the day right is right and wrong is still wrong. Say what ever you want but I, aswell as the rest of the 61% that have already voted on the issue still feel the same. Don’t push it on my kids! Attacking religious communities is REDICULOUS! They have a right to state what they believe just like you. So I guess we will see what happens after the vote, but GOD help us if this doesn’t pass. GO ahead and leave all the comments you want. YES ON PROP 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.ecorazzi.com michael

    @ Stephanie: Get used to disappointment.

  • fbr

    Stephanie, I’m sorry to break it to you but the US was not founded on the belief in “GOD”. Instead it was founded on the separation of the church and state as well as the freedom of religion. There are many countries that are founded on the belief in “GOD” but they invariably turn out miserable failures.

    There is a good reason for the values that the US is founded on. It is to stop people like you from imposing their religious views on what is right and wrong on other people who do not share your views. This might offend you, but it is not your place to choose what gets taught to your children. Your children have a right to an education regardless of your personal religious views. There are people far more qualified than you who should decide the content of that education.

  • fbr do you hear youself?

    You are so wrong in your understanding of the founding of this country. This country was founded on Judea-Christian values. I know that pisses you off but it is the truth. Why don’t you read some American history. We have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. You quote a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to a Baptist church reassuring them that they were safe from the government imposing a governmental form of religion on them. (You know, like liberalism) Not the other way around.

    It is not a parent’s place to choose what gets taught to their children? Are you from China! Cuba! ?? You sound like you have been so brainwashed yourself you do not even understand what you are saying. Parents, especially people of faith, are the only ones who have the right to prevent their children from being ‘socially engineered’ and indoctrinated into your upside down belief system. Schools are supposed to teach reading, writing, arithmetic, and history. They are not supposed to brainwash children into accepting the teacher’s or any other lobby group’s moral and social belief systems in order to force acceptance of their lifestyle. Parents do have the right to stop schools and anyone else from teaching there children anything beyond what we pay taxes for. That is where the hateful, aggressive Gay Movement has crossed the line. They are in the schools harassing and intimidating children and teachers who have not fully embraced their agenda. KEEP THESE BROWN SHIRTS OUT OF THE SCHOOLS!

  • fbr

    I have read American history. I don’t know what kind of twisted logic you need to use to argue that the freedom of religion does not mean freedom from religion. Especially when many religious fundamentalists argue, somewhat correctly, that Atheism is a form or faith in itself. Yes, many immigrants that founded the US came from Judeo-Christian background, however, the basis of the US is to allow anyone to hold any religious belief they want (or none at all) and to protect others from having any particular religion being imposed on them. Unfortunately, this right is not extended to children in America today where it seems to be perfectly OK for parents to brainwash their children to believe any nonsense from creationism to homosexuality being wrong.

    To the second part of your rant. Like I said, it is not the parents’ place to choose what gets taught to their children in school. This is because the children have a right to an education regardless of their parents. For the most part, the parents are in no way qualified to choose what gets taught. Furthermore, while many parents think they are experts when it comes to their children, they are not. Such thinking has lead to dangerous phenomena like parents refusing to vaccinate their children because they think they know the risks better than their doctors. Likewise, allowing parents to impose their religious views on not only their own, but all children in school, leads down a dangerous path.

    Of course, proposition 8 has nothing to do with what gets taught to children in schools. It’s a similar fear mongering tactic as the “Obama is a muslim” tactic used by religious nut cases in the US.

  • peace

    Marriage does not have a Biblical foundation. Marriage existed before the bible was written. Other religions have practiced marriage long before christians.

  • Rebecca

    I don’t understand why we have to blame God or the church or the bible on any of this.

  • fbr

    Rebecca, because of Leviticus 18:22 and the religious people trying to impose that on others.

  • Unknown

    IT’S NOT A RELIGOUS ISSUE IT’S A CIVIL RIGHT’S ISSUE!! VOTE NO ON PROP 8!! IT’S WRONG! IT’S UNFAIR! IT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!! UNAMERICAN!!!
    VOTE NO ONE DISCRIMINATION! VOTE NO ON H8!!!!

  • rachel

    it sad it never going to happen..i hope she keeps her marriage.

  • Lucy

    I love when fundamentalists begin to try to explain what “God” wants. Listen, that’s YOUR believe, not mine, and not the belief of many other citizens.

    People have the right to their own religious views, sexual orientation, etc. Homosexuality is a fact of life, and it is not a “behavior” that is being “elevated”. Most homosexuals were raised in hetero households…Shouldn’t that mean that they would be hetero???

    Get over yourselves. If you don’t want to be gay, don’t. If you don’t want to get married, don’t. But mind your own sanctimonious, “God-fearing”, hateful, self-indulgent business.

    By the way, as an adoptive parent, there are THOUSANDS, if not millions of children worldwide, many right here at home, who have no parents. I say, any way to get these kids into a loving “forever family” is fine by me. How can you say you’re in any way compassionate when you would prefer these children be raised in orphanages or foster homes, rather than with people who can provide them long-term loving support and stability.. Somewhere, Jesus is cringing at you people.

  • unk

    With the schism in the Anglican communion, the Constitutional amendment in the United States to define marriage as between a man and a woman, and in light of various ‘human rights’ laws around the world that vilify those who speak against homosexuality, more Christians are asking what the Christian position towards homosexuality should be. While only a tiny percentage of people are homosexual, the gay lifestyle is becoming mainstream – at least in some circles and in the media. Let’s examine what the Bible says about homosexuality, and clear up a few myths in the process.

    First, let’s start with some fundamental groundwork. Some people, uneducated in scripture, are under the mistaken impression that all forms of sexuality are sinful according to the Bible. With this misconception, they readily disregard anything the Bible might say with regards to sexuality, choosing instead to side with their sexual desires. What they don’t understand is that they are completely wrong. Sex is a creation of God, who pronounced all His creation “good!” Sexuality is not sinful. It is a wonderful part of God’s plan.

    God put a limit on sex, though. Yes, a limit – only one. There is no long dissertation on the do’s and don’ts of sex. The only caveat to the enjoyment of sex is this: sex is meant to be enjoyed in the context of marriage – not outside of it. Unfortunately, these days we must be specific. Sex is to be enjoyed within the context of a marriage between a man and a woman. That’s it! That’s the limit. Genesis 2:24-25 says, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” Hebrew 13:4 says, “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” All sexual sins (i.e. promiscuity, adultery, homosexuality, prostitution, etc.) are sins because they do not conform to the limit of sex being a marital activity. Now of course some of you will point out the list of sexual activity prohibited by the Mosaic laws, but let’s not address those issues of the law from which Paul said we are now free. Instead, let’s stick to those ancient commands that endure eternal. To that end, the above-mentioned single rule is how we are to judge sexual morality.

    The men of Sodom and Gomorrah were the first recorded in the Bible to face punishment for their sexual perversion. In Genesis chapter 19, we find two angels that pay a visit to Lot’s home in Sodom. In verse four, we find that “all the men from every part of Sodom” surrounded Lot’s house, and told Lot to bring out his visitors “so that we can have sex with them.” The pro-homosexual revisionist argues that the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah was that the residents wanted to commit an act of rape. That the rape would have been homosexual is not an issue, according to their argument. However, Jude 7 indicates that Sodom and Gomorrah’s punishment was due to their sexual perversion. Their sin was not simply one of violence (rape) but of sexual immorality (homosexuality). As further evidence of the sinful nature of homosexuality, Leviticus 18:22, and 20:13 both describe homosexuality as “an abomination.”

    Contrary to the opinions of some, the Old Testament is not the only place in the Bible that condemns homosexuality. We previously mentioned Hebrews 13:4, where Paul exhorted us to honor the marriage bed and keep it pure. In Romans 1:26-27 Paul is very specific, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.” In 1 Corinthians 6:9, Paul wrote, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.” The Greek word from which the King James Bible gets the word “effeminate” is malakos, which literally means something soft to the touch, but is used as a negative metaphor to refer to a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man. The “abusers of themselves with mankind” are those men who engage in unnatural sexual relations with other men – homosexuals. That is also how the NASB, the NKJV, and the NIV translate that verse. Also in the New Testament is verse 7 from the book of Jude, defining exactly why Sodom and Gomorrah were punished – homosexuality.

    Having established that homosexuality is a sin, we must now face that we live in increasingly pro-homosexual societies. The media and the schools have become mouthpieces for the gay subculture, and are working hard to marginalize those of us who take a moral, biblical stance on the issue. School sex education programs based on the curriculum developed by SIECUS champion homosexuality as being normal and healthy, while encouraging teenagers to ignore the values of their parents if their parents feel homosexuality is wrong. “Gay” television shows are popping up on networks like Bravo and on other networks as well.

    In many nations, current and existing laws are including slurs against homosexuality in the definition of hate crimes. In fact, some in Canada have found themselves in legal trouble for reading the first chapter of Romans over the airwaves. This is a pattern that is sweeping the Western world, and I predict we’ll see similar legislation in the United States within the next few years. While the Canadian Parliament claims that a religious exemption in their recent hate speech bill will protect speech of a religious nature, in practice Canadians have already been prosecuted by human rights tribunals for things as simple as listing the same Bible verses above in a newspaper advertisement.

    Even the church today is not immune to the mainstreaming of immorality. The Anglican Communion, including the Episcopal Church in the United States is suffering a rift because of the appointment of an openly homosexual bishop. This rift is widened because some of its leaders have deemed it appropriate to perform homosexual marriages. The Methodist Church has allowed openly homosexual ministers to retain their positions. Let me make this clear: I do not oppose allowing homosexuals to attend church. In fact, I think that’s where they should be. However, we must not condone sinful immorality by allowing our clergy to practice it openly. Homosexuality is a sin. Homosexuals are unrepentant of their sin. If they were repentant, they would no longer identify themselves as homosexual. Just as no church would allow their minister to engage in an ongoing adulterous affair and retain his position, so we must not allow homosexual ministers to retain their positions of leadership.

    Homosexual advocates will contend that homosexuality is natural, and some will point to homosexual activity within some animal species as evidence. However, it’s not hard to figure out that homosexuality is decidedly unnatural. My wife and I used to have a couple of pendant necklaces. Each of us had half of a pendant on our necklace. When we put our two halves together, the zigzag pattern meshed together flawlessly to create a single, whole pendant (which, by the way, bore the words of Genesis 2:24). God made men and women different, both emotionally and physically. Physically, we were created to fit together anatomically much like our pendant. Our parts just match up! Remember the child’s game of matching the round peg into the round hole, the square peg into the square hole, etc.? The homosexual is trying to force two pegs together, in blatant disregard for God’s natural design! The argument above also falls flat on its face when you consider that some animal species also eat their young. I don’t think we can extrapolate that into an acceptable practice for human beings.

    These same homosexual advocates will claim that homosexuality is genetic. NOT TRUE! Nobody is ‘born homosexual.’ In 1993, Dean Hamer of the National Cancer Institute claimed to have found a genetic link to homosexuality. Yet in 1999, the results of an intensive study by the University of Western Ontario found that Hamer was in error. The fact is that after all the attempts to show a genetic cause for homosexuality, no such genetic cause has been found. A British psychologist has had enormous success in providing “reorientation” therapy to homosexuals who want to change. This is not a surgery or a medical treatment, but it is effective. How could it be effective if the cause of homosexuality is physical? Well, it couldn’t be. Homosexuality is a choice, not a genetic predisposition.

    Also untrue is the label applied to those who don’t approve of homosexuality. “Homophobe” has been applied to anyone speaking negatively of homosexuality or of homosexuals. But in 2002, a study by the University of Arkansas was publicized that showed that term to be inaccurate. While a phobia is a fear, researchers found that those termed “homophobic” exhibited no traces of fear. The study subjects’ reactions ranged from disapproval to disgust, but none showed any fear.

    God’s laws were handed down for our benefit. HIV and AIDS, while no longer exclusive to homosexuals, are still much more rampant and spreading more quickly among the gay community (at least in the western nations). Our children are at risk as well. While GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) will tell your seventh-grader during a school assembly that heterosexual men molest more children than homosexual men do, they are not telling the whole story. That statistic is only true because homosexuals make up less than 5% of the population. Statistically though, a homosexual man is 10 to 20 times more likely than a heterosexual man to sexually abuse a minor.

    A few “Christians” have hurt the cause of morality by acting out violently and/or hatefully against homosexuals. When Matthew Shepherd was killed for being homosexual,* a Baptist congregation gathered outside the courthouse during his killers’ trial. They held up banners that stated how many days Shepherd had been in hell, and used some disgusting names to describe him. They seemed to be happy that he had been brutally murdered. Hate is not the answer to anything. Every one of us is sinful, yet every one of us is loved by God. Jesus did not celebrate the death of Matthew Shepherd, and neither should we. “Hate the sin, but love the sinner,” is how the saying goes, and that applies to homosexuals as well.

    With that said, we must not be afraid to stand up and champion the cause of morality. Some will call us bigots and homophobes for our belief that homosexuality is a sin, but we cannot let name-calling soften our beliefs in God’s moral code. The pro-homosexual movement can only marginalize us if we allow ourselves to be marginalized. There are two ways we can do that: a) we exhibit hate toward homosexuals rather than love, or b) we remain silent. We must proudly champion God’s love toward the homosexual without condoning his or her behavior. Let His love shine through us, and may we all be examples of the morality God desires.

  • CTTH

    Wow, I have certainly been made aware of the bible, god, and the like. I would never tell another person what he/she should belief. A person’s faith is for that individual. What I would let people know is the road is going both ways.
    I am gay and have been married for 3 and 1/2 years, in MA. My parents and bother are heterosexual. I was brought up to believe evryone is to be respected and admired for being the individual they are. No rules, no labels, and no judgments. All of these morals were praticed without ever going to church or the belief in god.
    I live a life that would be considered extremely moral and unsinful. I am in love with my husband and my life. I am a great American, friend, neighbor, and a productive member of society. I pay taxes, put my pants on one leg at a time, and respect my community. I am no different from anyone else. Well, maybe I do sleep with a man. (we do fit together well…he compliments me in every aspect)
    I have hurt no other person with my relationship. I have not molested small children, beat my husband, or cheated. I just want to be respected and have the right to the same life my parents have. I don’t want god to rule my life. Nor do I want someone to tell me that I am wrong and sinful because they are blinded by one way of thinking. Everyone has certain rights and in this country they are all equal.
    I will not bring my sexual relationship into your house if you do the same in return. It is not about sex! It is about love and respect. Heck, my neighbors may be swingers. As long as they treat me well and the community so be it.
    How many times do we hear of husbands beating their wife or children, children being left in dumpsters, young boys and girls having sex, or children killing their classmates? Are there not bigger issues in our country, in our world, in our lives? So, please do not spend so much time on my life and the lives like mine. Let everyone be who they are and focus on the bigger issues. I’m just trying to survive day to day life, as we all are.
    I will not give this to your children, but I do believe that all children have the right to both sides of the story. No matter what issue is on the table. Someday we will realize that everything in our world is connected. We are all of the same energy. Keep it positive!

  • LoveNotH8

    I have no idea what anyone’s religious affiliation has to do with SOMEONE ELSE’S civil rights… if you don’t approve of gay marriage, don’t get one… I think it is insane and sad that anyone is denied the ability to marry the person they love, regardless of sex… it is a sad day when religious institutions are doing more harm than good, showing more hate than love… if there truly is a all powerful, kind and magnificent God then I believe he/she/it would be absolutely ashamed of the people denying this right to their fellow men and women…
    NO ON 8!!! STOP THE HATE!!