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nbachris, you paint with too broad a brush.
Gay marriage has become a proxy for those who believe the society's morals should be determined by church and religion and not by government mandate.
edit: of course, if my personal views are deemed so reprehensible by society that they receive universal condemnation and/or ridicule, I may want to reconsider the wisdom of putting them out there.
but I will try to create a society where you saying it will make you so uncomfortable that you won't say it anymore
Whats the harm from same-sex marriage? How can Adam and Steve hurt your marriage?
A: Who gets harmed? The people of this state who lose our right to define marriage as the union of husband and wife, thats who. That is just not right.
A: If courts rule that same-sex marriage is a civil right, then, people like you and me who believe children need moms and dads will be treated like bigots and racists.
Religious groups like Catholic Charities or the Salvation Army may lose their tax exemptions, or be denied the use of parks and other public facilities, unless they endorse gay marriage."
Public schools will teach young children that two men being intimate are just the same as a husband and wife, even when it comes to raising kids.
When the idea that children need moms and dads get legally stigmatized as bigotry, the job of parents and faith communities trying to transmit a marriage culture to their kids is going to get a lot harder.
One thing is for sure: The people of this state will lose our right to keep marriage as the union of a husband and wife. Thats not right.