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My hat is off to you, sir

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The time of religiously motivated bigotry and hatred is slowly coming to an end. There is a light at the end of this tunnel. Our grandchildren will look back in shame on those who fought so hard against gay rights. They will also fondly remember those who fought the good fight against prejudice.

 

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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
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The time of religiously motivated bigotry and hatred is slowly coming to an end. There is a light at the end of this tunnel. Our grandchildren will look back in shame on those who fought so hard against gay rights. They will also fondly remember those who fought the good fight against prejudice.

Question: What if someone opposes gay marriage, but not on religious grounds--and happens to be someone that has no problem with gays whatsoever? Is that person a bigot as well?
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Question: What if someone opposes gay marriage, but not on religious grounds--and happens to be someone that has no problem with gays whatsoever? Is that person a bigot as well?

Why would someone who has no problems with gays, outside of religious grounds, be opposed to gay marriage?

The gay community (IMHO) made an error of judgement when pursuing equal rights... if they made their pitch for civil unions.. ie a contract, as opposed to marriage (which traditionally has a religious/spiritual connotation), the fracas with (religious) bigots could have been sidestepped.
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Why would someone who has no problems with gays, outside of religious grounds, be opposed to gay marriage?

The gay community (IMHO) made an error of judgement when pursuing equal rights... if they made their pitch for civil unions.. ie a contract, as opposed to marriage (which traditionally has a religious/spiritual connotation), the fracas with (religious) bigots could have been sidestepped.

Maybe they are opposed to government recognized marriage all together?
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The time of religiously motivated bigotry and hatred is slowly coming to an end. There is a light at the end of this tunnel. Our grandchildren will look back in shame on those who fought so hard against gay rights. They will also fondly remember those who fought the good fight against prejudice.

It's telling that you apply this to other people's views. How would you apply it to your own?
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