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    of the problems in America

    With all the more important things going on in America right now I'd think you people would have something better to talk about than homosexuals.

    Gay issues would have to be very low on my priority list

    Yet. This isn't much different from real life.

    The republican controlled congress, senate, and white house have gotten drunk with power and are running this country like a bunch of stupid liberals. Meanwhile they'll probably still get elected just because "Hey, at least they still stand up for traditional marriage!"

    So stupid...who gives a shit about traditional marriage right now?


    Of course the libs wouldn't be doing any better and in all probability probably slightly(and only slightly) worse.


    Our president has passed 2 of the worst pieces of legislation I can ever remember and we've got people worried about gays.

    Give me a break. Get over yourselves and your trivial religious beliefs concerning gays and start worrying about the real issues facing this country.
     
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    I don't think it's the forum, perhaps some threads...
     
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    Yeah...I think it's just heated topic that always turns into some long ass thread.

    That's what usually happens when both sides of an argument are stubborn and there isn't much proof for either side.
     
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    What's with the lecture, dad?

    Can I have the car and go out now?

    JEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzz.
     
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    Yup...the other stuff is just wedge issues designed to distract from real issues.
     
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    Yeah, the foundation of society is just a wedge issue.

    Tell me, if this is just a non-important wedge issue, why are the Democrats so keen on forcing gay marriage on the American people? Why focus on that rather than do whats really important. They only reason we need to create an amendment is because liberals are trying to change fundamentals of society through judicial fiat rather than the Democratic process.
     
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    I think the view of gay marriage as affecting "the foundation of society" isn't one that most share. Nor do I think that most gay people care if it's called something other than marriage. Nor can the government EVER, EVER, EVER, if you protect the line between Church and State, force any religious group to recognize such relationships.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    The elections seem to show otherwise. How do you claim to speak for the people when the people so clearly speak against you?
     
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    How so? Bush's approval ratings are at less than 1/3 of the country. If he won simply on this issue, his approval ratings would be over 50%. I've already acknowledged that the issue mobilized Bush's base, but that base is only a small percentage of the overall electorate, albeit a vocal one.

    *Edit* I certainly don't speak for the electorate. I simply observe as do you and comment on those observations same as you.
     
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    Why isn't it tearing apart every other country in the world?
    Because it really doesn't matter, there are other, more important issues to be dealt with. Still, it's a good distractor - and let me say that all sides of politics are good at finding distractor issues to take the electorate's minds and eyes off the real issues.
     
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