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This debate has moved beyond what society decides marriage is, to the ethics of allowing the church and other religious organisations, which define it differently, exemption from equality law with regard to ssm.

The facts are that sex has one purpose which is procreation, and any arrangement other than one man and his wife perverts this function.

People who become members of the Christian church sign up to its principles.

Spud, Religion and Ethics 16 Comments [1/9/2017 11:53:13 AM]
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Thinking Allowed

I'm pretty sure Spuddy that's not how it works. Your bible is ok with a man having more than one wife.

1/9/2017 12:52:25 PM

Kanna

If that is so, I hope you explained all those additional "principles" (and their ever-changing nature) before they "sign up". Oops, no, I forgot. You grab them when they're too young to know what they signed up for, and too young to know, first-hand, what the other purpose of sex is. Sorry that you never learned that it's a lot of fun.

1/9/2017 1:11:01 PM

SpukiKitty

Mr. Potatohead is such a fitting name for this guy.....

1/9/2017 1:30:33 PM

Uilleam

People who become members of the Christian church sign up to its principles.


Yes, that malleable list of principles that differs wildly between churches...

1/9/2017 2:16:04 PM

Whitleylad

Surely by your logic sex and marriage is something different. Sex is procreation, marriage is different. You have just admitted sex is procreation, but marriage may be a coming together of like minded or sexually attracted partners that want to spend the rest of their life together and have the legal protection. You have made a leap about sexual partners, and yet you know nothing about sex, evolution and the fact the perfect Christian couple may be unable to produce children yet an atheist couple could produce many off spring.

1/9/2017 2:21:37 PM

Hasan Prishtina

People who become members of the Christian church sign up to its principles.

Didn't notice that principle in the Ten Commandments, the Creed or any of the thousands of evangelical statements of faith out there... Besides, people who become members of the Christian church have their own free will and may leave whatever private organization it is that they've joined. The rest of us don't interfere with what they want to believe, so there's no reason why, if we don't want to join, the rest of us should have to make allowances. Well, perhaps we ought... on the day after you apply the same latitude to Muslims in granting them the right to broadcast the call to prayer in US cities.

1/9/2017 2:31:07 PM

Titania

Oh the bedroom police are back. . .

1/9/2017 3:44:01 PM

Old Viking

Spud is on Christianity's Principle Making Up Board.

1/9/2017 4:48:28 PM

Shepard Solus

Factually inaccurate. Sex is also for pleasure and limiting the number of opposite sex partners limits reproductive capacity.

You no longer deserve the troof, Potatoman. You've knowingly betrayed the very concept of it.

1/9/2017 4:52:29 PM

Anon-e-moose

1- Britain has a state religion: the Church of England.

2- Their central place of worship, Westminster Abbey, isn't far from the central place of legislation: Parliament.

3- C-of-E clergy peers in the House of Lords dropped their opposition to same-sex marriage. The legislation breezed through the House of Commons, effectively rubber-stamped by MPs, and the 2013 Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act entered the statute book. Thus S-SM became completely legal. Even in C-of-E churches.

4- Romans 13:1-5.

5- ?????

6- Where is your God now, Potatobrain? [/'Omnipresence']

1/9/2017 5:38:37 PM

Sasha

Procreation is not a requirement for marriage.

1/9/2017 9:41:22 PM

Swede

Western society has decided that marriage is a legal contract between two consenting adults.

I was still allowed to stay married, even though I turned out infertile. Procreation arguments are just silly.

1/10/2017 4:06:03 AM

Psycho Tits

So sterile persons can't marry. People over 50 can't marry. People with genital deformities or other anomalies that prevent penis in vagina missionary style sex can't marry in your version of Christianity?

Look...you fucks are already exempt from taxes. How many other parts of the law would you like permission to ignore?

1/10/2017 4:07:20 AM

Doubting Thomas

The facts are that sex has one purpose which is procreation

But that's not the only purpose of sex. It's also used for pleasure, to express love and affection, and bring a couple closer together emotionally. Doesn't have to be a man and a woman involved to do that.

People who become members of the Christian church sign up to its principles.

But the church has no say over those who don't belong to it, but they think everyone should follow their beliefs anyway. Not to mention there are many Christian churches which are OK with same sex marriage.

1/10/2017 7:07:48 AM

Jonathon

Are you suggesting that people who get married should be expected to produce children, because I personally know many married couples who either don't want or never had children, my wife and myself included.

1/10/2017 8:18:01 AM



Err, "the church and other religious organisations" already are exempt. At least in the US. I can't speak for other countries.

1/10/2017 2:15:10 PM

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