10% of the world now living in a place where gay marriage is legal

  • metta

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    Jan 03, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    10% of the world now living in a place where gay marriage is legal

    By legalizing same-sex marriage in 2013, Brazil, the US, France, England and Wales brought marriage equality to another 447.5 million people


    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/10-world-now-living-place-where-gay-marriage-legal030114
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    Jan 03, 2014 9:02 PM GMT
    The statistic brings a light of hope to the gay community, but also reminds us that we have a long way to go.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 04, 2014 12:40 AM GMT
    But where same-sex marriage is concerned, we've progressed far faster than I would have imagined possible. Take that, you fundies!!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 04, 2014 5:35 PM GMT
    We need to ship all the fundies to Texas and make it a special reservation for them administered by the United Nations.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 04, 2014 8:08 PM GMT
    I like to recite OT Biblical laws that are completely unacceptable to fundies. According to OT law, if a single woman is raped, she is required to marry her rapist and the rapist is required to pay the bride price to her father. There are many such laws. It is also clear that a woman was regarded as a possession of her father until a man bought her from her father after which she became the possession and wife of the man who bought her.

    What the fundies fail to understand is that much of the OT is simply a reflection of ancient Hebrew culture of which I am quite sure that God would not approve. Other parts are Hebrew history slanted by the Hebrew writers to rationalize the horrible things they did by claiming that they were following the will of God.

    The Bible has to be read with considerable thought and judgment. We have to pick and choose according to what makes sense and is in accord with social justice and loving one's neighbor, very broadly defined. The fundies also pick and choose but without admitting that they are doing so and while denying the right of others to pick and choose. I wonder how thoroughly findies have actually read the Bible.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 05, 2014 5:31 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidI like to recite OT Biblical laws that are completely unacceptable to fundies. According to OT law, if a single woman is raped, she is required to marry her rapist and the rapist is required to pay the bride price to her father. There are many such laws. It is also clear that a woman was regarded as a possession of her father until a man bought her from her father after which she became the possession and wife of the man who bought her.

    What the fundies fail to understand is that much of the OT is simply a reflection of ancient Hebrew culture of which I am quite sure that God would not approve. Other parts are Hebrew history slanted by the Hebrew writers to rationalize the horrible things they did by claiming that they were following the will of God.

    The Bible has to be read with considerable thought and judgment. We have to pick and choose according to what makes sense and is in accord with social justice and loving one's neighbor, very broadly defined. The fundies also pick and choose but without admitting that they are doing so and while denying the right of others to pick and choose. I wonder how thoroughly findies have actually read the Bible.
    Most of the NARROW MINDED, BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS are totally ignorant of most of the bible. They just pick and choose the tiny passages here and there that condemn us gay men and what they believe condemns abortion and equal rights for women.