March for Marriage 3/26/13

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  • Bill S

    So, the word “tolerance” means nothing to these people. “Live and let live”? “To each his own”? “Judge not lest ye be judged”?

    Discrimination is illegal. If you think your religion requires you to discriminate, you’re going to have problems.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Bill what you are saying is that when anyone disagrees with certain groups about what they want for public policy (disagreeing about public policy is part of living in a country that is governed by the people, btw) they are de facto committing discrimination and thus those who want to persecute them are entitled to do it. This — that people who are persecuted “bring it on themselves” — is a classic argument used by persecutors to justify themselves. It is also used by rapists (Look at how she was dressed.) and wife batterers (She nagged me into it) and just about every other person who commits great evil against other people. To use your own word, this reasoning is a crock.

    • http://tljax.wordpress.com tl

      Bill, discrimination is not illegal. Racial profiling is. Giving racial, sexual, or religious preference when hiring, promoting, accepting housing applications is. But discerning between right and wrong, discriminating where a line between right and wrong should be marked as legal and illegal is the duty of our legislature. It is also a mandate for the children of God.
      1 Corinthians 2:14, “The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.”
      Incidentally, I hope that you are one day relieved of the antagonistic spirit that seems to rule you, and that you receive such an overwhelming peace that you find your way to leaving this precious woman alone.

    • SteveP

      Unfortunately, BillS, your previous pet projects cause a conflict: the lack of tolerance is enshrined in no-fault divorce laws – it is clear by the number choosing divorce that people cannot even tolerate those whom they profess to love. Likewise, “live and let live” is made mockery by abortion law: those who “love” each other can dispose of that living love.
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      You say you are an old man. You seem to have not thought through the long-term effects of your desires: why should anyone tolerate or extend “live and let live” to homosexuals after having been inured against the very acts by the law of the land, the very things you desired some 40 years ago?

      • Bill S

        “the lack of tolerance is enshrined in no-fault divorce laws”

        Not really. No-fault divorce is allowed in a tolerant society.

        ““live and let live” is made mockery by abortion law”

        There is no abortion law. There is the lack of a law prohibitting abortion, which is based on tolerance of the woman to make her own decision.

        “why should anyone tolerate or extend “live and let live” to homosexuals”

        If you have to ask this, you know nothing about the purpose of tolerance.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    Too short notice. I can’t just drop work. I hope they get a good turnout. My prayers for all that march.

  • Bill S

    “I hope that you are one day relieved of the antagonistic spirit that seems to rule you, and that you receive such an overwhelming peace that you find your way to leaving this precious woman alone.”

    I bother Rebecca because she always has a good response from which I gain 1. A better understanding of the Catholic worldview and 2. An assurance that my worldview is the correct one. Also, she is a lawmaker trying to impose religious rules in a country that was founded on principles that are in direct opposition to the influence of any one religion on its government.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Bill, I think the reason you keep coming back here is that just about everyone else in the Catholic blogosphere has banned you from their site.

  • SteveP

    Thank you for the reminder.

  • Bill S

    No. I’ve been reinstated on NCR. I just really like this site.