This why definitions matter. All people, regardless of sexual orientation have the same rights under the law. I have no more legal right to marry a man than any other man. Any other man has the same right to marry a woman as I do. We have the same rights.TNLawPiper wrote:They want rights equal to those granted to heterosexual couples. Therefore, they want equal rights.Gabriel wrote:infidel wrote:Good golly, this topic never ceases to bring out the worst in believers.
The question is really "can a Christian support equal rights under the law for all citizens?" to which the answer should be (IMO) an emphatic "well, DUH".
That tired objection? Two items:
- Instead of derailing the thread and jumping on your soapbox, you could answer the question. (although it was asked of Christians, so I'm not sure why you'd want to).
- Homosexuals DO have equal rights under the law. What they (as a movement) seem to want is special rights.
I have a hard time accepting that it is in society's interest to re-invent marriage. I'm always teetering on the edge of Bigwill's position. (But then we'd agree on something in the Theology forum! )