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PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting The Pretender:" Nah, that's a crappy argument. The difference is that the people that don't eat pork for religious ... [snip!] ... for religious reasons aren't trying to have all pork eating illegal and aren't trying to push their view on EVERYONE else. "


Not everyone who is against gay marriage for religious reasons speaks out against it. They just have their own opinions. I am personally against gay marriage for religious reasons, but I am not speaking out against it because I stay out of political stuff. I don't try to impose my views on other. I don't vote.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY: Skooma Dealer:" And? I'm free to judge who I wish. The difference between myself and perhaps someone else is that I ... [snip!] ... my judgments to myself. Why should I deny what I'm socially programmed to do merely to look better than others? That's stupid."


OH okay, so it's not okay to judge people out loud, but you're better than everyone else because you judge people quietly?

Mrs. Tebow 2 kids; 2 angel babies; El Paso, Texas 6691 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" OH okay, so it's not okay to judge people out loud, but you're better than everyone else because you judge people quietly?"</blockquote>




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I have friends that are FOR and AGAINST it. That doesn't define who they are to me, even if we have opposing views. It's reverse discrimination for me to say "it's my choice to support gay marriage, accept it as my opinion."



Then to turn around and say "you oppose it? You disgust me, I'm not okay with you anymore."



KWIM?

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31297 posts
27th Mar '13

It is hard not to judge them. Hell my own stepmom does NOT agree with gay marriage at all. Unfortunately, for her she has a very socially liberal daughter & I don't mind expressing my opinion.
Equality doesn't hurt them in any way, so their arguments are laughable, IMO.
All of these people who are so against it are going to have to put their tolerance pants on b/c the issue isn't going away and gays will have the same rights soon enough.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting Destinite:" It is hard not to judge them. Hell my own stepmom does NOT agree with gay marriage at all. Unfortunately, ... [snip!] ... going to have to put their tolerance pants on b/c the issue isn't going away and gays will have the same rights soon enough."


Just because I disagree with a law doesn't mean I won't accept it as the law that is set down by the government. So, yes, I am personally opposed to gay marriage, but if the government passes it into law, I will accept that decision.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" OH okay, so it's not okay to judge people out loud, but you're better than everyone else because you judge people quietly?"

I never said I was better than anyone. I just have the sense to realize that people judge others regardless and it's more tactful to keep those to yourself than yell it at people. What does it accomplish? Absolutely nothing.



You're under the impression that my judgments mean that I cannot be civil or friends with people who think differently which is patently untrue. I can judge people for how they feel about a topic and remain friends. I am, after all, an adult. They're entitled to their opinions and I'm entitled to my judgment of their opinions. If you have a problem with it, get over it. These are, after all, my feelings, judgments, and opinions.



And I fully expect people to judge me for the choices I've made. I hold no rancor towards them for such things.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY: Skooma Dealer:" I never said I was better than anyone. I just have the sense to realize that people judge others regardless ... [snip!] ... and opinions. And I fully expect people to judge me for the choices I've made. I hold no rancor towards them for such things."



You're judging people against it.....that's okay?

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31297 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" Just because I disagree with a law doesn't mean I won't accept it as the law that is set down by the ... [snip!] ... So, yes, I am personally opposed to gay marriage, but if the government passes it into law, I will accept that decision. "


Yes, you'd have no choice. Some people won't accept it & continue to discriminate and name call these people, which I find rather disgusting. Especially considering these people are usually religious.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting Destinite:" Yes, you'd have no choice. Some people won't accept it & continue to discriminate and name call ... [snip!] ... and name call these people, which I find rather disgusting. Especially considering these people are usually religious. "


I don't name call. I don't agree with their choice, no, but am I going to think any less of that individual because of it? No. I don't push my religious views on others, and my gay friends don't flaunt their lifestyle in front of me(I don't like the word "flaunt" but couldn't think of a better term right now....darn pregnancy brain).

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting PurpleBama582:</b>" I don't think it's right to judge someone for being against gay marriage, if they are coming from a religious standpoint. It's like judging someone for not eating pork for religious reasons. "</blockquote>




That's how I feel

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting PurpleBama582:</b>" Not everyone who is against gay marriage for religious reasons speaks out against it. They just have ... [snip!] ... I am not speaking out against it because I stay out of political stuff. I don't try to impose my views on other. I don't vote. "</blockquote>




I wish I could make my.family understand that. They think i'm trying to take away from their religious beliefs because I support gay marriage.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31297 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" I don't name call. I don't agree with their choice, no, but am I going to think any less of that individual ... [snip!] ... lifestyle in front of me(I don't like the word "flaunt" but couldn't think of a better term right now....darn pregnancy brain)."

And that is perfectly ok in my book. It just boils my blood when I read comments from other outlets & there is always that group of people that are down right degrading.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting Destinite:" And that is perfectly ok in my book. It just boils my blood when I read comments from other outlets & there is always that group of people that are down right degrading."


I know. I don't like when people like me are automatically clumped in with the people who are so bigoted and ARE trying to push their views on everyone else. Just because I do not support gay marriage and I don't personally believe in abortion doesn't mean that I am going to go around pushing that belief on others.

rpgmomma8404 1 child; St Ann, Missouri 7591 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" In light of all the Facebook campaigning yesterday, it's got me thinking - is it wrong to judge people for being against marriage equality? Or is it something worth judging? I can't decide."

I would really be curious as of why? Most people it is for religious reasons. Everyone seems to forget people came to America to get away from religious persecution. If we have the right to worship who we want to worship then two adults should have to right to marry another adult of the same sex.

draven 5 kids; Florida 724 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" People judge everything. I don't care how my friends feel about it because I'm not friends with them based on the fact that they're for or against gay rights. That doesn't define who they are. "</blockquote>




This!!!