This is a abomination to our Creator GOD.
Atheists marry- it's not about religion.
The infertile marry- it's not about procreation.
The poor marry- it's not about finance.
Marriage is about love. That's it, and that's beautiful.
All genders, all races, all religions, all people, all humans.
I'm more proud to be an American because of this ruling. It was completely discriminatory the way it was before. I can't believe gay marriage was even illegal to begin with. Same thing regarding "don't ask don't tell." What a horrible rule. As if sexual preference or gender has ANYTHING to do with one's ability to protect the citizens of our country. Silliness.
Shame is wrong. Growing up feeling as if the way you naturally are is wrong because you don't fit into a specific mold is sad and completely avoidable. We should empower our children and love them no matter what their gender or sexual preferences end up being. Love is love, and it comes in so many forms.
Everyone has freedom of religion in this country. You can believe whatever you want to. However this was a human rights issue. All humans should have the same rights in this country, regardless of race, gender, or sexual preference.
If you believe that God doesn't want that, just remember that YOU live in a country where every person is granted freedom of religion, and that all shapes & sizes, beliefs and disbeliefs are accepted and welcomed in AMERICA. Also, one is not more right than another. It is not up to the members of any one religion to insert THEIR beliefs onto the ENTIRE group, because those members only represent a small part of the whole. They cannot speak for everyone.
Just because you believe something does not mean that everyone else does, and that's one of the things that makes us so special. Welcome to America!
If you want to live in a tiny box, knock yourself out. There isn't much room to move or breathe in there, and life is too wonderful and beautiful not to step outside of it and enjoy. Live and let live!
I think it was absolutely the right thing to do. Tennessee has long time been avoiding the issue and have completely put the GLBT community on the back burner due to religious opinion. We live in a society where religious freedom has always been used to suppress minority groups. Although agreeing that religious freedom should be respected amidst the ruling. Let's also not forget we live in a country where we have civil law. Which happens to be protected by the constitution.
I think it was absolutely the right thing to do. Tennessee has long time been avoiding the issue and have completely put the GLBT community on the back burner due to religious opinion. We live in a society where religious freedom has always been used to suppress minority groups. Although agreeing that religious freedom should be respected amidst the ruling. Let's also not forget we live in a country society
I quote: "The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex 'marriage' 'is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,' said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)." It is indisputably important to love gay persons, but the way to do so is to promote the truth about love, marriage and the human person. I am deeply saddened that American has lost sight of the truth about marriage.
I don't agree with either option because I don't believe the government should rule on matters of religion at all. What happened to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Now that the government has overstepped their bounds, I hope we can trust them to protect our ministers from frivolous lawsuits. I support Tennessee's "Pastor Protection Act." Hopefully, all states will follow suit.
What a sad day for the state of Tennessee. And to think our governor is all in on this abominable decision made by the unjust judges sitting on the Supreme Court. As said in another comment, these judges think they are Supreme, but that is a lie for God Almighty is the King of the Universe, and HE rules Supreme. He says these practices are abominable and so they are. What sick, perverted people would support this? There are more of them than anyone could imagine, just like Sodom and Gomorrah; and just like Sodom and Gomorrah this nation will end up like them, destroyed by fire. When you go against God it never ends well, and you won't have too long to wait to see this come to pass.
But be on notice, there are many, many people who will never accept or support your deplorable lifestyle. You were not born this way you chose it, and it is a mental illness. So go get some help.
In response to the decision of five men to change the ancient and universal definition of marriage, dissenting Chief Justice Roberts asked the question: “Just who do we think we are?” John Milton provided an answer in his famous epic poem Paradise Lost. When Satan found himself in the darkness of hell after the war in heaven, he angrily stated, “The mind is its own place, and in it self/ Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n./ What matter where, if I be still the same,/ And what I should be, all but less then hee/ Whom Thunder hath made greater? Here at least/ We shall be free… (Book I, 254-259).” You draw the parallels.
Christians do possess THE truth about marriage. But it's GOD's truth about it. And anyone can possess that truth if they choose to believe in what He says. It's when we don't go by what He says that things like homosexual marriage appear to be OK.
Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, the chairman of the religious liberty committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, said,“Of course we retain the right to think what we want and say what we want and preach what we want about marriage. But the free exercise of religion means we have the right to operate our ministries and to live our lives according to the truth about marriage without fear of being silenced or penalized or losing our tax exemption or losing our ability to serve the common good.”
If the Archbishop, his fellow religious leaders and others are going to persist in holding forth that they alone possess the "truth about marriage -- or that some twisted take on "religious liberty" not only relieves priests, ministers, rabbis, etc. from having to officiate at same sex weddings (which they do not) but also allows anyone to cite religious beliefs as grounds for breaking the law -- then yes, there will be tough days ahead filled with acrimony, litigation, and relentless challenges to church and religious organization tax exemptions. My advice is stomp your feet. Rant and rave. Have your hissy fits. And then sit your butts down and get with the program.
I believe two people who love each other should be able to get married regardless of gender. HOWEVER........I do NOT believe that churches or ministers should be obligated to perform the ceremonies. They should NOT be punished for refusing to perform the ceremony. This is where the division of church and state comes in. Let same sexes marry if they so choose but there are plenty of avenues for that to occur if a minister doesn't wish to do the honors.
Charlie your missionaries must be complete idiots or they don't understand the bible that well. Does your church completely leave out the New Testament and specific verses? Also, comparing the Gay marrage movement to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's is laughable. Supreme Court really screwed this one up and they will pay for it when all the sudden we have this push for polygamy and dads dating daughters. What will the Supreme Court do then? Love wins.
The reason the poll asked that question-whether the states should decide-is because the court case asked that question. It wasn't about whether we should legalize something that doesn't exist (gay marriage). God wouldn't tell the USA that, "It's all about love". He said in His word that marriage is supposed to be a mirror of Christ and His church. Homosexuality is an abomination according to God. Not according to men. "Whoever I want to love" sounds good to men, but that's why we're supposed to trust in His understanding.
God _is_ having mercy on this country, by showing that compassion, love and decency for your fellow people is what he wants.
For those of you celebrating this nonsense you say that the Constitution says nothing about marriage one way or the other. You are right it doesn`t. Therefore the SCOTUS had no business sticking their nose in the matter to begin with. States rights issue. God have mercy on this country.
I'm not in favor of polygamy, but for all using the Bible as your basis, it does support polygamy! I do support the decision of the Supreme Court as does my church.
Regarding polygamy, I heard a missionary speaking once of their work in Africa. The tribal chief had two wives. When he became Christian they told him he had to get rid of one. Without going into details here, he used the Bible to show them how it was Biblical and ethics to show what giving up a wife would do tho his wives and children. The missionaries had to agree and then question when were they teaching western cultural ideas and when the Bible.
Finally, those saying the government needs out of marriage that it is religious... Well then no one would need marriage licenses nor would the government give married couples tax breaks or protections under the law that should be for ALL CITIZENS.
Winners in all of this--Divorce lawyers!
Good job Supreme Court. Thank you for paving the way for polygamy and incest marrage. But hey, love wins right.
i never felt I needed a government or approval from closed minded individuals to live my life in in an authentic way. I was born gay and so was my partner applicant 2. We love and care for one another more so than our straight God fearing friends and family. Stay in your churches study that bible until you stop judging others. Hate is shameful and a sin. Love
For those of you who insist that marriage is only between a man and a woman, keep in mind that our Constitution says absolutely NOTHING about marriage. The Bible is not the law of the land.
religion is created by man and founded on control, guilt and fear. God is love, good and bigger than we've ever been told.
"Marriage" is just a word with few benefits.. The number of men &women getting married is down.Polygamy will soon be legal and no telling what's next. Life goes on and great empires disappear.
It is NOT laughable that this ruling goes against the Constitution. The tenth amendment was essentially rendered useless. More and more, this nation seems to want to ignore the Constitution and write it off as useless because it was written by white men in powdered wigs. I've seen people simply explain it away as "regardless of the Constitution, it needed to be done". That way of thinking Is scary. My angst this morning is not that gays can marry, but that the process set in place by the Constitution has been ignored. That places us on a very slippery slope.
I love how the Supreme Court can twist (marriage) a sacred institution and allow the LGBT into that institution and say it is ok and the same. IT IS NOT! only a Man and a Woman shall be married.
Call it what you may, but it is not Holy Matrimony , sanctioned by God. Maybe some false god, and most certainly by satan. Will not be looked upon as real by most or all christian or other people of faith. I just a very biased courts decree. S sick thing I will keep my children and grandchildren shielded from. Like i would any other sickness.
Good job SCOTUS,the idea that this ruling goes against the Constitution is laughable! The Constitution was designed to protect the non religious minority from the persecution of the religious majority,thus preventing the same conditions that drove our forefathers here in the first place! FREE means FREE,and EQUAL means EQUAL!
Cynthia, a marriage between a man and a woman isn't even legal until you get it "stamped" by the government. That's why you get a marriage license. So that's cool if you don't want the government involved but it's been that way for a long time. It didn't start now.
Not a good poll. It assumes that everyone is in favour of same sex marriage. Option 3 would be: No, we should not even be considering same-sex marriage.
It's about time you realized that it's all about love, not intolerance.
Exactly right, Cynthia:
Gov't doesn't belong in the marriage business. That is best left between the man, the woman, and God.
We are the "United States". Allowing states to pass micro laws on issues that neither "break my leg or rob my purse" is stealing individual freedom in a country founded on individual freedom. Every American is now free, free to marry the person they love.
Dear Supreme Court, Great job supporting love and acceptance for all!
Gov't doesn't belong in the marriage business. That is best left between the man, the woman, and God
Dear Supreme Court, Shame on you!!! God