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 Post subject: Obama endorses gay marriage
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:59 pm 
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"At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," Obama told ABC News. 


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/09/obama-expected-to-discuss-gay-marriage-position/?intcmp=trending#ixzz1uPMtfmGk

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 Post subject: Re: Obama endorses gay marriage
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 2:01 pm 
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I have no way of proving this, but I'm pretty sure he's felt this way for some time, but was fearful of the political implications up until now.

That said, there's still a level of risk involved, considering homophobia is so intense among a significant segment of the population as evidenced by all the votes around the nation.

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 Post subject: Re: Obama endorses gay marriage
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Definitely a historic announcement and in my opinion, way over due. Marriage isn't nor should it be a government issue. If individual churches want to make their own conclusions, it should be for them to decide. However, in this day and age, it is hard to believe anyone is discriminated against for their orientation, if a church decides they are against marrying someone on religious conviction, it should be their choice. It would trouble me if they did, however, as the Bible never explicitly states same-sex marriage is a sin. Man decided that for themselves.


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It would trouble me if they did, however, as the Bible never explicitly states same-sex marriage is a sin. Man decided that for themselves.


My grandfather, recently deceased, actually wrote on the subject: http://www.bridges-across.org/ba/winkhombib.htm. I'm not religious in the least, but this has helped some of my friends who are.

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It would trouble me if they did, however, as the Bible never explicitly states same-sex marriage is a sin. Man decided that for themselves.


My grandfather, recently deceased, actually wrote on the subject: http://www.bridges-across.org/ba/winkhombib.htm. I'm not religious in the least, but this has helped some of my friends who are.


Thanks for the link.

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My pleasure.

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The read was one of the best theological reads I have had the privilege to read. The others include the works of Paul Tillich. I think your Grandfather is able to illustrate the points in the Bible, which support both sides, presenting them both equally and fairly, while questioning the reader and allowing them to make their own decision. More than anything, he is able to show that the Bible is not a living document. It is merely a guide on how to live ones life. However, as life and views have evolved, the Bible has remained the guide. While major parts are wholly relevant today, we can no longer use it to govern completely how we live our lives. It is my opinion that as the Bible is the word of God recorded by man, that the Bible then will never be without flaws. I think those flaws are best exhibited on its slavery views and now how its texts on homosexuality are being used.


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Glad you liked it, Hilltop. My grandfather actually studied and taught at Union Seminary, where Tillich made a name for himself, so it's unsurprising if they have some things in common.

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