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Why are people against gays even though it doesnt affect them?

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Because regardless of what people say, they friggin LOVE stickin their nose in other people's business.......if they concentrated even HALF as hard on their own issues then maybe the world wouldn't be turning into a giant cesspool......live and let live until it directly affects you, THEN you can start throwing stones.....8)

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OK NAFTA, I can see you feel strongly here but "until it affects you directly" applies in this case but not a good blanket rule. There can be times when by the time it affects you it's too much time lost and it's a little late.
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And there are rules and laws in place for serious crimes and actions that are harmful.....gay people aren't harming anyone.....
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Nafta, I believe supporting homosexual rights will destroy this country. That affects me.
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Well, you believe what you want......I surely don't believe any such thing......and there are SURELY way more pressing issues to deal with rather than the TINY amount of gay people there actually are in the U.S.......how exactly do you believe that gay marriage will destroy the country? What exactly is gonna happen.....go ahead and weave the web of "destruction" that is supposedly going to happen if gay people get married......
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Nafta, every issue is just as important as the rest. That's why I go into various subjects.
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I believe homosexual marriage will destroy the country because of the example of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible.
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Sodom and Gomorrah wasn't destroyed STRICTLY based on gay people, they were MUCH more vile and displeasing to God other than that......actually the U.S. as a whole in all the things we are doing is comparative to S+G so IF God ever decides to smite us, it won't be because of gay marriage.....
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Gay marriage factors in.
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OK, concentrate on that ONE factor with your closed-mindedness.....OR go ahead and do some research on the things that went on in S+G that also contributed to their demise.......if gay marriage was the ONLY reason they were wiped out then I would have no problem being against it, but there was way more than that going on there, and with that being said, after you do your research, you'll have more things to hate......christian.....smh......
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How can you shake your head at me after saying what you just said? "Concentrate on that one factor with your close-mindedness." "Do your research." Nafta, we've barely talked here and you already have those assumptions on your mind? 1. I've done my research. 2. I believe homosexual marriage is a big factor, not the only one. I'm very insulted that you would assume otherwise so quickly.
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I'm not gonna sit here and argue with you......you believe what you wanna believe.....I'm telling you that gay marriage wasn't the only reason S+G was destroyed and that's the truth.....
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"The truth" is controversial. I'll refrain from further arguing by assuming you mean "You believe what you want to believe and I'll believe what I want to believe".
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No hard feelings in the end.
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I agree with nafta
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They seem more rare than straight people so gays are different, and most people react badly when they're exposed to something they aren't used to.

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Just because its not the norm or its against their religion.. Its rather ridiculous, I stand for gay rights, I am not homosexual. But I think everyone is entitled to be with whoever we choose. Its not a religious, but a social thing now.

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they are frightened of what they don't know or understand

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Everyone thinks they know best, and many want to impose their beliefs on other people.

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This is a very hard question to answer. A person might be thankful that they are not gay like they would be thankful they are not deaf or blind but they would not "be against" any of these people. One could perhaps be bewildered as to what is going on that would result in a person being gay. Once you get the best understanding
possible ending up being against someone because they are gay makes no sense. This doesn't mean there will not be gay people that you dislike for specific reasons because of something they do. The same is true for so called straight or heterosexual people.

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Because gays are a minority and viewed as different. Close minded people have always existed and don't like things that are different. I will say just because someone opposes same sex marriage doesn't mean they're against gays.

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I like your answer and particularly the last sentence. That is so true.
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Their ignorant plain and simple

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Why are people against ignorant people even though it doesn't affect them directly? ( just joking)
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They're afraid of anything that can disrupt the system against their favor. Gays and other minorities can be a squeaky wheel of sorts, and the squeaky wheel is always the first one to be replaced.

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".....squeaky wheel gets the grease".
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Firstly, with God we don't have to fear anything. Secondly we're not against any people, so minorities are no disruption.
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What about the phrase "putting the fear of God into someone"? And aren't you against sinners? Well, God forgives all, huh?
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I should say the only thing we have to fear is God. And no I'm not against sinners; if I were I would be judging. Judging is God's job.
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"Judge not lest ye be judged yourself", right? I may have misquoted.
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Something like that, yes. Pardon, what's your point?
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Are you serious?!?! Judging isn't gods job, god is accepting of others. You shouldn't base everything you believe on the bible because it was written hundreds of years ago and the circumstances have changed.
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Avarosela - I believe the bible is God's Word and He has protected it so that to this day it has held the same meanings.
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People will be people. I have learned that. Personally, dislikes, hatred,prejudices will always exist.

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What ? You mean we are all just human? Ya I guess that's a universal truth. Honest answer.
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I don't hate homosexual people.
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As a Christian I'm not against homosexual people. That would be nosy. What I am against is homosexual rights such as homosexual marriage. I believe supporting homosexual rights is a sin and if we all do it this country will fall.

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So what your saying is that your against gay people having rights??
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I believe they should have the same rights as everyone else, i.e. the five main rights; not the right to marry the same gender.
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So you want them to give them the same rights as everyone else but they don't get the right to marry...
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They can marry someone of the opposite gender just like anyone else.
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Oh yes, because giving people basic human rights is an atrocity! It's not like this is "the land of the free"! Oh, wait...
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But they can't marry a person they're actually in love with or attracted to like everyone else.
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Jjjjj - I said they should still have the five basic rights.
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Anna - I don't believe homosexuality is imaginary.
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Anna - I mean, I do believe that.
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You are wrong. I could just as easily say heterosexuality is imaginary. Just because you don't understand it, doesn't mean it just doesn't exist.
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Anna, I understand it just as much as anyone else.
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Anyway I'm going on vacation today so I have no time to debate. Goodday, Anna.
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No you don't. Straight people don't understand same sex attraction if they haven't felt it. But for the record, a study says that most women HAVE..
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Women have what?
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As a person who studies psychology all day every day, I have lots of practice on understanding people. Any way, though, I still believe homosexuality unnatural. I retract my statement saying it's non existent. I believe God creates us "straight" and with sin we become attracted to the same sex.
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Have felt same sex attraction
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2051284/More-half-women-bi-curious-attracted-women.html
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I know what a schizophrenic is, but I can never undersand it. I know what synesthesia is, and no matter how much I study it, I will never understand it like you do. Same goes to homosexuality.
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How is it unnatural if most women feel it? And it's been shown in hundreds of other animal species? Can animals even sin?
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Homosexuality doesn't cause any more harm to society than heterosexuality. The only reason you have to be "against" it is because it's written in the Bible. But the Bible tells you not to do other things that you do without guilt.
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Anna, everyone has felt it. What people don't realize is, love can be easily misinterpreted. I love all my guy friends but I'm not gay. I love them as friends. But of course scientists just say "oh look, you're in love" not pointing out the fact that all kinds of love, despite each one's varying significance, are manifested very similarly.
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Animals also "do it" with people's legs. And no they can't sin, but that's not what I meant.
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As for the Bible, yes, we all do things against it. But that doesn't mean I should sin even more by supporting sin.
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Not so sure if EVERYONE has, but most..
I think everyone realizes the difference between loving someone and being in love with someone. Trust me, scientists know the difference. Psychologists have clearly drawn a line between romantic love and just a companionship kind of love.. By the way, being gay or straight doesn't mean you have to be in love with anybody. That's a possibility but not a requirement.
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I didn't just say we all do things condemned in the Bible, I said we do that *without guilt*. Doesn't the Bible say you're not supposed to change anything about your body? I am certain that most Christians wouldn't think twice about cutting their hair (or even if someone got a tattoo) but for some reason, it's a completely different story when it comes to homosexuality.
Here the Bible says women shouldn't braid their hair:
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http://www.openbible.info/topics/marking_your_body
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Get what I'm saying? The Bible says not to do so many things, and most Christians ignore half of it & cast it off as being "outdated" or "illogical". I'm sure it's a sin in itself to cherry pick from the bible.
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I still don't understand what your problem is with homosexuality. How does it hurt our society? How does it hurt other people? It seems like the only reason you don't like it is because it's in the Bible, which I think it nuts. It's okay to follow authority, but you should only follow authority that is JUST. It's blind obedience without any good reason aside from possibly having a better chance at getting into heaven.
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I was talking about all kinds of animals, not just dogs. So what if dogs do that? How does that discredit what I've said? Besides, even if homosexuality were unnatural in some way, why does that make it bad? Every aspect of our lives is unnatural. The iPhone or computer you use to type your argument sure wasn't found in nature. Neither is your car, and most of your food has probably been altered in some way. But hey, CANCER is natural. Does that make it GOOD and the unnatural chemotherapy used to cure it BAD? I don't think so. I've never understood why people always use the unnatural argument, when being "unnatural" isn't even a bad thing.
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I know scientists have drawn a difference (I study psychology as much as you do), but many of them don't. And many adults teach young kids "If you think you love your friend, you could be homosexual". Answer me this: have scientists found any physiological evidence of homosexuality? Animal behavior isn't good enough.
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The Bible says many things that ARE outdated. I'm still confused about it but every time I ask my mom she says something like, only Moses' laws apply when referring to the Old Testament.
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Anna, it's not up to you who gets into Heaven. That's not for us to debate about. Anyway, my problem with homosexual rights is, if this country supports sin we'll be destroyed.
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I never said anything about being unnatural. If I used the word, you took it out of context. Anyway, my point "about dogs" (as you completely narrowed it down) is that animals have no logic and therefore we shouldn't use them as an example.
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Anyway I'm on vacation right now so I hope to stop debating soon and just relax. Not to be impolite.
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Do you have any evidence to support those first statements you made? How do you know parents tell kids that, or that most scientists don't draw a line? That sounds like something you're just saying for the sake of it, but I don't see any proof.
Where's your proof of heterosexuality?
I don't think anyone has ever bothered to prove homosexuality itself because it's an obvious fact. It makes no logical sense to fake being gay. Especially the people who are gay but pretend to be straight all their lives.
I believe as a Christian, you're supposed to follow the Old and New Testaments.
I didn't say it was up to me who gets into heaven..
That makes no sense! Supporting a LOGICAL sin, like lying, okay yeah THAT could possibly destroy the country. But just sin in general is too vague. How will suporting homosexuality "destroy" the country? Plenty of countries aroud the world support it and they're doing just fine. Norway is probably the best place to live right now, and they legalized gay marriage. Iceland has been doing well and their recent female prime minister is married to a woman.
You SPECIFICALLY said " I still believe homosexuality unnatural."
I mentioned 100s of species, you're the one who actually narrowed it down to dogs. I brought up other animals to prove that it's natural. Animals aren't creative like we are, they can't make up ideas. Wild animals act completely natural because they haven't been influenced by us. I wasn't comparing our logic, I was only using them to prove that homosexuality is a natural thing.
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Anna I'm sorry but I'm too relaxed to be doing this. The arguments keep getting longer and longer and it's stressing me out.
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I think maybe it's stressing you out, too.
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Cmon, there are much more stressful things in life than debates on Ask.. Oh well, I guess I understand. Have a nice vacation, I wish I could be on vacation right now.
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Won't you be going soon? It's the warm season.
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We get out after the first week of June. I'm so sick of school & I can't wait. It's AP testing the next two weeks, so I won't be having too much fun :( but afterwards I'll be FREE and the last few weeks of school are gonna be a breeze.
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Btw, this convo wasn't stressing me out. SCHOOL is stressing me out.
jw, is homeschooling stressful for you? Or is it at a relaxed pace?
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Oh, by vacation I mean I'm at a beach. Lol. But I hope your school vacation seems to get here quick, and lasts long!
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Homeschooling can be stressful but to be honest, at my house, I don't think it's AS stressful.
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I mean, we don't slack off. It's just that my mom makes sure each of us kids individually get assigned something that we can keep up with.
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Narrow-minded people judge other
people!

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They blindly follow the Bible
they aren't critical thinkers.

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People have answers for everyone else's lives but their own.

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some people just don't think it's right but people are free to love whomever they wish.

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