Originally posted by e1618978
Gay people getting married does not hurt anyone. If you want to stop them from doing it, you are being oppressive.
First, it is your belief/opinion that "gay people getting married does not hurt anyone". You may well be right. And you may well be wrong.
Second, I am not trying to stop anyone from doing anything.
Finally, my view of "marriage" is like this...to me God
defines what "marriage" is or is not. Not the government or society. In that regard I do not believe that two people of the same gender will/can ever be "married" (by God's definition of it). We may well (and probably will in short order) craft something akin to "marriage" in our country that allows two people of the same gender to be "married". But, in my view (a view that I believe to be informed by my understanding of the Bible), this would not be a "marriage".
Now you can disagree. No problemo.
The problem arises when you start calling people "Hitler" and persectutors (dare I say, you have no idea what persecution really is). The problem also arises when you dimiss my (or other's) view(s) as unimportant and decide that I really shouldn't even express it/them. This is the worse kind of intolerance.
I understand your belief/opinion/position on this issue. I don't agree with it, but you have every right to voice it (even vehemently). But try not to act like you have a corner of the market on "rightness" about this (or any other issue). You hold an opinion
( why am I even talking to a guy that just called me a "little Hitler"? I'm out. )