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10 reasons why gay marriage is wrong..

Snagged from giantlovetingle :

1) Being gay is not natural.
And real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning, tattoos, piercings and silicon breasts...

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay.
In the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behav​ior.
People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract. Lamps are next.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all.
Hence why women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed.
And we can't let the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children.
So therefore, gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our population isn't out of control, our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children.
Since, of course, straight parents only raise straight child​ren.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion.
In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home.
Which is exactly why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms.
Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

Re-post this if you believe love makes a marriage.
American nationals - vote NO on Prop 8.



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Wow, but that's cutting it to the quick. Allow me to enlightened you in the real reasons people are against gay marriage. This whole issue, amazingly is not about Gay Marriage, it's about the legal issues. It's about the government of the US telling a religion what it can and cannot do. It's about the government suppressing the rights of its people. Its about the fact that this would be the first step for the government to restrict religious freedom in the US. The first amendment guarantees the freedom of religion and the separation between church and state. Here the government if interfering with the church. That's what this is really about.

My brother's gay and my uncle was gay and I don't care what they do and who their with as long as they are happy. Most Christians, real Christians not those "people" who use God as an excuse to hate and hurt others don't care either. I wouldn't care about this issue, in fact, I would support it wholeheartedly if it didn't mean that I was giving up on my freedoms. I don't care what people do, it's their life, and as far as I'm concern, we need to respect other people. Respect their opinions, their religious beliefs, their sexual preferences, and it means that you don't get to use that to insult them, to hurt them. Many Christians believe this, but we are not going to sit on our hands and wait to see what else the government can take away from us.

This would force us to go against our beliefs and it would force Churches to marry gay couples. I believe that it should be the decision of every pastor, priest, minister, and any religious leader. It should be a private matter, and the government is already trampling our rights with the Patriot Act, imprisoning people just because they are Muslims, you guys have no idea what's going on or what our "dear" president has been doing. Somewhere we need to put our foot down, we didn't do it with the Iraqi war and look at where it's gotten us.

So for me at least, it has nothing to do with prejudice, hate or frustration in my own life, and I would ask you to read up on the issues and not take what the media says to heart, they are wrong and don't give people all the facts. And whether you do or do not agree with me (and feel free to give me the finger on any of this) but I'm tired of people judging us (Americans or Christians) when they don't know what's really going on. And as you have the right to say what you think, I have the right to believe what I do without having people insult me just because they disagree with me. I don't mean to sound confrontational, but I thought you should know the real issues.

Let me explain one thing real quick. I know NO gay couple who would WANT a church wedding if their pastor didn't agree to it on their own. So that argument goes out the window because I certainly wouldn't want someone to marry me and my husband if they didn't want to, it'd put a damper on the whole day.

The point of Prop 8 is to stop it from being LEGAL for them to do it even in a private ceremony. And that, as a bisexual woman, best friend to a gay man, and sister to a gay brother is what I take issue with.

I also have a gay brother and a gay uncle, I have friends that are gay, but I refuse to let the government dictate what I have a right to believe. That's my reason why I'm against gay marriage. I love my brother and I want him more than anything to be happy, whether it be with a man or a women, I don't care. But I will not let the government put restrictions on my beliefs. Am I for gay rights, yes, do I want the government to tell me what I can do as part of my first amendment rights to religious freedom, no. For me, it's that simple.

Hey hon, I do understand your position. Especially what's going on with the Patriots Act is absolutely horrifying.

But with Prop 8, I have to agree with Kat because the way I read and interpreted the proposition, it is not trying to force the church or religions into doing anything. From what Obama said on the Ellen show, I don't think the Democrats have any intention to mix religion with state affairs either.

Sorry if my information is incorrect, but in any case, I still believe it to be a good step in the right direction because it helps change mindset and allows homosexual couples to enjoy the same legal rights that heterosexual couples do.

Honestly tho hon, this meme is meant to focus mostly on the homophobic arguments and to create awareness among those who're opposed to gay rights per se.

I'm sorry, but isn't prop 8 against gay marriage and seeks out to define legally marriage as one man one woman by over turning the Supreme Court's decision on same sex marriages?

And I have no problem with the meme, I found myself rolling my eyes because yeah, a lot of clueless people use these weak arguments against gay marriage. My problem wasn't with that, but with several comments made about people that don't support gay marriage, as though we were some kind of insecure about about our sexuality, "extremely prejudiced people full of hate and frustration in their own lives" and I do take exemption to these comments, because I and a lot of people that don't support gay marriage are not either. We have the right to our own personal beliefs without being called these things. I don't think people need to insult other people's personal beliefs to state or make their point.

Okay. Agreed. But again, the comments were directed only at people who oppose gay rights because they're prejudiced. You really don't need to take offense hon because these are not even meant for you. You're supportive, right?

This meme is only about these 10 reasons stated in bold, its not an argument on legalities or religion either for that matter. All comments posted here are opinions that are shared mutually by all of us, nobody expects a homophobic person on my LJ of all places, right? So clearly the intent is not to insult because who HERE could we possibly be insulting? :)

It is my personal opinion that people should vote no on Prop 8, that's all. You're free to exercise your vote as you please.

Hey, we're cool, just wanted to point out two things, one, that people who oppose gay marriage don't necessarily do so because they are prejudiced and two, that there's no reason to insult people to get your point across.

And yes, I have a gay brother that I love dearly and I'm hoping he'll dump his current guy whose a total jerk to him and threats him like dirt and go out with this nice doctor who we met and we all liked. He was nice and attentive to my brother and I feel he deserves to have somebody threat him like he deserves.

And believe me, I live with a constant fear that someone would hurt my brother because he's gay, in fact, his doctor friend's last boyfriend was bashed and put in a coma because he was gay. So yeah, I'm all against prejudice.

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