• Gay Marriage Repealed in Maine
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[quote]US APNewsAlert (AP) – 10 hours ago PORTLAND, Maine — Maine voters repeal a state law that would have allowed gay couples to marry Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.[/quote] :canofworms: The story is still developing; the vote passed 53%/47% Here's a recent reaction photo: [img]http://i.imgur.com/FDFx2.jpg[/img] Look at their faces. It's like they've won the lottery, but it's the smallest jackpot they've ever won. How can these people can celebrate such a decision let alone in the name of God? I lend thanks to all the pastors, reverends, and priests who fought against the love of two people because that's exactly the thing that Jesus would have done. Naturally. [quote]“God has given us this victory,” Emrich [a pastor and main contributor] continued, “and it is very important for us to recognize that he is the one who put the energy into this campaign. So let’s not be so arrogant to forget this. It’s very appropriate to pause for a moment of prayer.”[/quote] It's sad that this bigotry still exists, never mind being treated as intellectual discourse in the news today. It's become a game of us-versus them where people pick sides and battle it like a team sport. We've seen time and time again that we can't let the majority vote for rights on minorities because it winds up like two wolves and a sheep discussing what should be for dinner. This needs to go all the way up to the top and no supreme court judge in good faith can say that this isn't a violation of the constitution. Half of Maine is left wondering what the hell is up with their state right now. I'm left wondering why the he hell the government has a say in who I can marry.
This is absolutely appalling.
The people have decided and voted. Now the losers get to bitch.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;18184743]The people have decided and voted. Now the losers get to bitch.[/QUOTE] The people are fucking assholes.
Also, athiests need to realize that, just because they believe they're right doesn't make them the majority everywhere. [editline]12:41PM[/editline] [QUOTE=JohnnyMo1;18184754]The people are fucking assholes.[/QUOTE] That's irrelevant.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;18184761]Also, athiests need to realize that, just because they believe they're right doesn't make them the majority everywhere.[/QUOTE] Just because you're the majority doesn't make it right that you take away rights from others that you have.
Yes, because this is an atheist issue.
[QUOTE=Triumph Forks;18184784]Yes, because this is an atheist issue.[/QUOTE] Clearly Christians can't possibly accept letting gays marry.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;18184761]Also, athiests need to realize that, just because they believe they're right doesn't make them the majority everywhere.[/QUOTE] You're going to be very popular in this thread, I can already tell. On topic, this is ridiculous. I can't believe homophobia is still this prevalent. I can't bash the methods through which the decision was made, it's perfectly acceptable based on our constitution, but this is like repealing black people's right to vote. It's fucking stupid.
[QUOTE=JohnnyMo1;18184781]Just because you're the majority doesn't make it right that you take away rights from others that you have.[/QUOTE] Bawww majority of the people in that state don't like gay marriage. As a conservative, I don't like the liberal policies in my state, but the majority of the people here still vote for them, so I don't bitch.
Well that's fucking gay.
What's the point of voting if the losers can just have a new vote?
[QUOTE=JohnnyMo1;18184794]Clearly Christians can't possibly accept letting gays marry.[/QUOTE] :catholic:
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;18184743]The people have decided and voted. Now the losers get to bitch.[/QUOTE] The losers i.e. you. You're a loser.
[QUOTE=pyrofiliac;18184838]The losers i.e. you. You're a loser.[/QUOTE] I don't live in Maine, so I'm neither a winner or loser in that vote.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;18184816]Bawww majority of the people in that state don't like gay marriage.[/QUOTE] Fjjjrraaaaaggggvooopp. Hear that? You may not know it, but that was the sound of you deflecting the argument with childish condescension.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;18184816]Bawww majority of the people in that state don't like gay marriage. As a [B]conservative[/B], I don't like the liberal policies in my state, but the majority of the people here still vote for them, so I don't bitch.[/QUOTE] Who would have known.
[QUOTE=JohnnyMo1;18184854]Fjjjrraaaaaggggvooopp. Hear that? You may not know it, but that was the sound of you deflecting the argument with childish condescension.[/QUOTE] I see how you skipped out on the rest of what I said in that post.
[QUOTE=JohnnyMo1;18184854]Fjjjrraaaaaggggvooopp. Hear that? You may not know it, but that was the sound of you deflecting the argument with childish condescension.[/QUOTE] <3 You're awesome.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;18184872]I see how you skipped out on the rest of what I said in that post.[/QUOTE] Which was completely irrelevant and about how you don't complain about liberal laws.
Why do same places still use religion as a form of government? Fucking piece of shit religion.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;18184816]Bawww majority of the people in that state don't like gay marriage. As a [b]massive bigot who wants to fellate glenn beck's herpes-ridden penis[/b], I don't like the liberal policies in my state, but the majority of the people here still vote for them, so I don't bitch.[/QUOTE] Fixed for you :)
[QUOTE=JohnnyMo1;18184885]Which was completely irrelevant and about how you don't complain about liberal laws.[/QUOTE] I don't complain about liberal laws because that's what the majority vote in here. The pro-gay marriage people in Maine shouldn't complain because it's what the majority voted.
What a backwards state.
[QUOTE=The golden;18184888]Why do same places still use religion as a form of government? Fucking piece of shit religion.[/QUOTE] I know that atleast 36 states praise God and ask for his guidance in the preamble of their state constitution.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;18184904]The pro-gay marriage people in Maine shouldn't complain because it's what the majority voted.[/QUOTE] What appalling logic.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;18184904]I don't complain about liberal laws because that's what the majority vote in here. The pro-gay marriage people in Maine shouldn't complain because it's what the majority voted.[/QUOTE] Oh okay. So slavery was all good because it was what the majority wanted.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;18184923]I know that atleast 36 states praise God and ask for his guidance in the preamble of their state constitution.[/QUOTE] Oh, i didn't know we lived in a theocracy, bigot.
[QUOTE=JohnnyMo1;18184928]Oh okay. So slavery was all good because it was what the majority wanted.[/QUOTE] I didn't say whether gay marriage was good or bad.
Excuse my ignorance and stupidity but why do they even allow gay marriage if it's going to be repealed to begin with?
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