Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Jennifer.Bush, Apr 19, 2007.
@ people against civil unions
I agree completely. If it were up to me, the state would stay out of the marriage business altogether and ONLY issue legal licenses for civil unions...and the churches would marry whoever the hell they wanted to and their marriage would be a religious matter and not a legal one.
That WOULD remove the basis for religious objection, IMO. Of course we know that isn't how it's going to be, but it IS my only objection to civil unions.
If my religion doesn't belong in the state, the state doesn't belong in my religion.
and I think many, liberals and conservatives have made that point way too many times.
I just did a search post here for: civil unions alone marriage
to see results:
forgive me. I was unaware there was a rule precluding mentioning our ideas on a thread topic if those ideas had been expressed previously. I'll remember it going forward.
You misunderstood the point of my post, rather I didn't clearly express what I meant. I was trying to get the point across that many agree with the idea of civil unions, including 'conservatives.'
I would agree that the idea seems almost self evident.... but I think that the conservatives who agree with that approach are not the religious ones. Methinks that the religious right is dead set against any form of legitimacy for homosexual relationships - religious OR civil.... and they are a powerful force in the republican party... and negative opinions about gays, unfortunately, are not confined to the right....
I'm conservative and religious. While I'm not for a big brouhaha over civil unions, I can live with it. It's the same as for unmarried straits.
Did you see how many of the 'religious right' concur, more or less? That's why I didn't 'pick and choose', just gave the results.
I do not necessarily think that the folks who identify themselves as religious right HERE are indicative of those who identify themselves as such in society as a whole.
But I certainly could be all wrong.
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