My problem with some of these problems is this: people seem to be missing out on the real meaning of some of these arguments against homosexual marriage. For example, @BHX remarked:
|BHX Specter wrote:|
|"It breaks the sanctity of marriage." Divorce and cheating breaks it too and that goes on regularly.|
The thing is, the fact that they do doesn't make a difference: its not like divorce and cheating are good things either - as the saying goes, to wrongs don't make a right.
Also, my understanding of the Bible is this: it doesn't matter if people have a homosexual orientation, that is fine. It is actually acting on those desires that is a sin. The thing that a lot of people seem to miss with Christianity, though, is that we all sin anyway, and there is nothing that we can do about it. However, a fundamental part of Christianity is that we have already been forgiven
This means that we (Christians, or at least most protestant denominations) are not avoiding sinning because we think that we can get into heaven because we were good: the moment we do something wrong we have already failed. However, God's grace allows us into heaven due to us putting our faith in him. We are a flawed race, imperfect. However, sinning hurts God, so why should we want to do it? This is why we try to avoid it as best as we are able (though of course we ultimately fail).
What is my point here? Its this: I'm fine with people being homosexual, I may not like it, but we have a right to free will, and we can choose what we want to do. However, I am not fine with homosexual marriage: Marriage is a Christian thing, and according to the bible is between a man and a women. You can have good, healthy relationships outside of that, but it is not marriage.
However, this isn't really related to the original question, is it? I'll throw another thing out, then: I am fine with children being adopted by same sex couples. I'm even more fine if that couple isn't married, but I'm still fine as long as the people doing the adopting won't negatively affect the child. This is because a child should be taken care of, and it doesn't matter whether the people doing the 'taking care of' bit are a traditional couple or a homosexual couple or had been previously convicted for murder or anything, as long as the child isn't negatively affected I am fine. Look at it this way: should it be fine for some people who happen to live together but aren't in any romantic relationship of any sort to adopt children? As long as they can provide a stable support for the child, it should be fine.
Also, some other things:
|BHX Specter wrote:|
|One last thing I say, they need to make up their minds. They've taken God out of schools and are trying to take religion out of Christmas (Happy Holidays) yet they are using God as a reason why same sex couples can't be married. You can't have it both ways. |
Just because you are calling all those groups of people 'they' doesn't mean they are the same group of people. Probably the group of people using God as a reason for same sex marriage were against the people taking religion out of Christmas or schools.
|Sex is known to have all sorts of health benefits. In addition to serving as a means of reproduction, maybe it's also something our body just needs to function properly. Like sleep.|
I'm pretty sure that there have been studies that show that intercourse has health benefits.