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Majority of all Political Parties Say Ad Supporting Gay Marriages was Effective after Viewing Ad


Truth and Hope Ad
Democrats and Independents reported feeling happy and inspired; Republicans were disturbed and happy

Flemington, NJ, September 1, 2009 – A new national media study among 851 self-declared Democrats, Republicans and Independents revealed that majority of all parties reported that an ad by Truth and Hope was effective after viewing the ad.

The study was conducted by HCD Research using its MediaCurves.com® website on August 31, to obtain viewers’ perceptions of a recent ad by Truth and Hope in support of gay marriages.

Democrats and Independents reported ‘happiness’ and ‘inspiration’ as the emotions they felt most while watching the Truth and Hope ad. Republicans reported ‘disturbed’ and ‘happiness’ as the emotions they felt most while viewing the ad.

Among the findings:

“Which of the following emotions did you feel the most while viewing the video? Please select one emotion you felt most.”

 

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

Anger

1%

3%

3%

Inspiration

28%

10%

18%

Sadness

6%

15%

10%

Skepticism

11%

18%

15%

Confusion

3%

6%

4%

Disturbing

10%

24%

10%

Embarrassment

0%

1%

2%

Pride

8%

2%

4%

Happiness

32%

20%

33%

“Please indicate how effective you thought this advertisement was.”

 

Democrat

Republican

Independent

Extremely effective

41%

24%

34%

Somewhat effective

42%

34%

43%

Not at all effective

16%

42%

23%

While viewing the video, participants indicated their levels of agreeability by moving their mouse from left to right on a continuum. The responses were recorded in quarter-second intervals and reported in the form of curves. The participants were also asked to respond to post-viewing questions.

Editors/Reporters: For more information on the study, or to speak with Glenn Kessler, president and CEO, HCD Research, please contact Vince McGourty, HCD Research, at (908) 483-9121 or (vince.mcgourty@hcdi.net).  You can also receive updates from MediaCurves.com by following us on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/mediacurves and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flemington-NJ/MediaCurves/86691908820

HCD Research, a marketing and communications research company headquartered in Flemington, NJ.  The company's services include traditional and web-based research.  For additional information on HCD Research, access the company’s web site at www.hcdi.net or call HCD Research at 908-788-9393.  MediaCurves.com® (www.mediacurves.com) is a media measurement website that provides the media and general public with a venue to view Americans’ perceptions of popular and controversial media events and advertisements. 

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RE: Truth and Hope
by sarahinseattle (User #227090) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2310)
That was an excellent video.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by p.spanglo5072 (User #205756) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2311)
i believe god put us here as man and woman so the opisite sex should be together as man and woman
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RE: Truth and Hope
by nancyah (User #204920) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2312)
male and female he created them. God is not the author of confusion. He gave male and female different looks and body parts for a reason. Two men don't fit God's plan, and neither do two women
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RE: Truth and Hope
by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 6:02:46 PM (#2424)
About biological determinism, religion, and civil marriage equality:
1) God may or may not have made hets to fit together (could've just been a series of evolutionary accidents that had a certain benefit, you know) but how do you know that that same god didn't also create gay people for reasons you can't fathom?
2) Whether it bothers your religious sensibilities or not, your religion is just one of many in the U.S. and not all of them think alike on this subject and, besides, where civil marriage is concerned, what anyone's faith has to say about it should have no bearing as long as the government is not forcing churches to marry people they don't want to marry, which if the 200+ years of our nation's history coupled with the religious freedom portion of the First Amendment proves instructive to our future lawmakers and judges -- and there's no reason to think that they won't if the religious right can just stop trying to impose a theocracy, that is -- that isn't going to happen and ALL of our people should be granted equal access to the law, similar situation accommodated as the law requires.
Why do so many adherents to these religions think it's okay to push them on the rest of us?!? Why can't they just live and let live in peace?!?
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RE: Truth and Hope
by jenafurball (User #223472) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2313)
my son is gay...i totally support same sex marriage and raising of children..my son is a wonderful man and has awesome qualities, moral's and just EVERYTHING..and i will be happy if he and his future partner choose to have children..
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RE: Truth and Hope
by jmart456 (User #209287) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2314)
I have mixed feelings about same sex men (not so much women) raising children together.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 8:06:47 PM (#2442)
Granted that men tend to be dogs -- that's not exactly news -- but, as it is so generally difficult for gay men to be able to become custodial parents in the first place, the process alone tends to favor self-selection of the ones with the heart, resources, and commitment it takes to be a good parent.
If I were you, I'd worry more about those for whom becoming at least titular parents is as easy as being too stupid or too immature to not get pregnant.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by jewelrynmore (User #205457) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2315)
my daughter announced at thanksgiving last year that she was bisexual. but i still hope that she will change her mind. at first i felt like a failure. she had always seen guys around me and was raised with strong moral and actually nobody was gay around her until she went to high school. now alot of her friends are. its almost like a fad or something here. and we are a very very small town. which is strange. how so many teenagers are this way. it does make you wonder how society is going.
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by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 6:13:37 PM (#2425)
There are not more gay and bisexual people, just more of us willing to be honest about it. Count your lucky stars that your child was willing to be honest with you instead of just doing what people in her position used to do, which was essentially just live a lie with their parents, basically cutting them out of anything that mattered in their lives. Really, we had cultural jokes about things like "de-gaying the house" when the parents came over -- which we all hoped was never, preferring to make the rare obligatory visit at holiday times or milestone birthdays -- and then only when it couldn't be avoided. We'd make up stories about dating the opposite sex or just try to change the subject altogether if it came up -- or worse, we'd marry some unsuspecting het to please our parents, which just made everyone miserable in the end. Is that the sort of life you'd rather have for your child? People don't "reconsider" their sexual orientations -- they just reconsider telling the truth about them. Do you want to be a part of your child's life and add to its joy or do you want to live a fiction about it that will not get you what you want and will hurt your child and your relationship with her?
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RE: Truth and Hope
by Chris (Anonymous User) on Friday, January 8, 2010 @ 11:40:36 AM (#4266)
Wow. That's shocking. That almost makes you wonder if she was born that way or something.

I join your daughter in hoping that you will change your mind.
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by msorkin (User #202185) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2316)
very heartfelt
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RE: Truth and Hope
by irish61 (User #227923) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2317)
Wow It was quick and informational and caused me to rethink my opinion. If my son were in the same situation I would accept where he was and love him the same. It would be difficult and a shock, but I think with time, I would be able to come to terms with it. Good interesting survey.
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by foodboy60 (User #209199) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2318)
YOU COVERED THE SITUATION VERY WELL
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by jck_2009 (User #228404) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2319)
it really inspires that even they are the same sex but still they love for the kids as like the real mom and dad.so,by watching them,,and that they have right to be as one..we all have the right and freedom,
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RE: Truth and Hope
by jclarke7 (User #228400) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2320)
i liked this commercial and think that it does a good job of promoting gay marriage and child raising.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by Laurad (User #224206) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2321)
I think children should be raised with morals. I do not hink that gay people have any morals and therefore can not teach any.
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by evachuyi0426 (User #224574) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2322)
Those kids are very cute.
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by STENHOUSE (User #227633) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2323)
I have mixed feelings about gay marriage.
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by DISGUSTED American (Anonymous User) on Friday, September 4, 2009 @ 1:02:21 PM (#2464)
so..you have mixed feelings about 2 consenting loving adults...marrying? You know...maybe if you put away your dogma....chk out youtube,search HUBBLE DEEP FIELD ...watch it...... and then you tell me - that within OUR Spiral galaxy thats 100,000 light yrs across, with 100's of Billions of stars/Suns/planets...in a Universe 100's of Billions of light yrs across....with Billions of Galaxies.....that some SKY God is actually "Up there" Judging what US little puney humans are doing with our pee-pees and Hoo-hoos....seriously........our planet is a spec of dust in the void of nothingness..that stretches beyond the human imagination! There is NO God judging us. ..its man-made Dogma made up to Keep the SHEEPLE in Line and filling the coffers $$$
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by maria36 (User #200238) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2324)
I just have a problems with same sex raisng children. If this start back in 1900. I would problem think differently because I was raised into same sex, but this is not true now.
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by candybar (User #216387) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2325)
if they have to live together thats their buiness but to bring children into it is wrong
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by Mustang_98 (User #212116) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2326)
That so-called grandfather should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail and his son, the pervert, along with him. God created Adam and Eve--not Adam and STEVE!!
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RE: Truth and Hope
by ottobulldog (User #200121) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:31 PM (#2327)
Marriage is between a man and a woman. Homosexuallity is an an OBAMANATION in GODS eyes!!!!!!
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by gold777diamond (User #227356) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2328)
everyone has a right to a complete fullfilling life and that includes raising a family
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RE: Truth and Hope
by hotmama4 (User #203996) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2329)
I thought the video was kind of a sad state of how things are accepted today. i also felt accepting because even though i dont agree with it i would accept it if it were my kids
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RE: Truth and Hope
by stultz1 (User #207841) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2330)
A "cute" commercial isn't going to change the mind of any moral person who is against gay marriage and adoption. You didn't have a "DISGUSTED" choice, or I would have selected it.
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by steve (Anonymous User) on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 @ 10:01:54 PM (#2565)
this person is a geezer - you can tell by the reply : D
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RE: Truth and Hope
by nwtony (User #204254) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2331)
I honestly believe that any child raised in a home that fosters openess, compassion, and tolerance will mature into an adult who can lead and teach those qualities to others. On the subject of same sex marriages/unions, I also believe that a heterosexual couple in a commited long term relationship that aren't married to each other should be afforded the same rights and benefits allowed under law for married couples.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by khris22 (User #218264) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2332)
very good ad i just watched
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RE: Truth and Hope
by penguinpug (User #225869) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2333)
I have always been in favor of same sex marriage and same sex partners raising children. Same sex marriages and partners seem to stay together much, much longer than heterosexuals and show more love, respect, and compassion toward their partners and others.
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by aiesa1 (User #225423) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2334)
interesting view.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by lrj115 (User #209437) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2335)
I do not have anything against same sex parenting of children. I think that it is better than single parents or bad parents female or male together.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by 01titansfan (User #228378) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2336)
Great short survey! I DO like the short surveys!!! I was surprized at how effective that video was. Really well done & made you think more about the kids & family than the gay relationship.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by carolynandjr (User #222537) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2337)
I am not gay, but I think people need to live their own lifes. Live and let live !!!
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RE: Truth and Hope
by lbw1224 (User #213448) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2338)
this is a complex issue. Bottom line is children need a mother and father and in my opinion, not of the same sex. If same sex marriage is legalized, I think it will lead to the decline of the traditional marriage. Then what would be next, Poligamy, etc?
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RE: Truth and Hope
by GlennKessler (Administrator #211637) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 8:59:00 PM (#2406)
If gay marriage is such a threat to the institution of marriage then ban divorce. with 50% of people divorced i think the institution of marriage of more theatened by this trend then 2 people of the same sex getting married and staying married.
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by stephangel71 (User #223618) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2339)
Same sex marriage and bringing kids into that family is an important issue. Love is love no matter who it comes from. For those who think a gay couple raising children is wrong or immoral, well I've yet to see a gay couple on the news for abusing their children because their passion in wanting children comes from a place of love.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by rick0819 (User #227007) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2340)
When you talk morality and gays raising children it is agains all morality preached in the bible.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by valcupcake1216 (User #228405) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2341)
This was very thought provoking!
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RE: Truth and Hope
by dbk636466 (User #226929) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2342)
as a gay man i thank you for letting me take part in this survey....it was great.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by silkstarlady (User #209552) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2343)
it was an awsome video, hopefully will change others points that are against it
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by goldencz (User #208275) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2344)
good commercial, I'm just not sure how others will take it though
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by debs19526 (User #55391) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2345)
thanks glad to have recieved a survey from hcd. wish you's would send me more! and god if one belieaves in the first books of the bible stated clearly how he felt about disqusting things such as this. religon never should of been taken away from goverment. god gave us this land to be free and prosper, under his commandments. anyone wonder why the first several presidents prospered? because they followed gods commandments. send that to obamah and the hose of reps.
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by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 6:22:43 PM (#2426)
Mr. Jefferson, who was one of those first several presidents (and my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather), held what were in his time, the most progressive of pro-gay views and, being a man who appreciated the wisdom of scientific research, would no doubt hold similarly progressive views on the subject today.
In other words, you don't know your history well enough to comment on this aspect of it intelligently and you're thus just blowing smoke!!
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by moosefungus (User #225849) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2346)
Gay marriage should be legalized!
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by gregmulvaney (User #219598) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2347)
i think same sex marriage is disgusting.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 6:25:36 PM (#2427)
Expressions of disgust such as yours on this subject are key diagnostic clues that the utterer of them is suffering a phobic reaction (in this case, homophobia, an actual clinical condition that can lead to great tragedy and personal suffering if not treated by someone knowledgeable and experienced in helping people overcome it.) In other words, please get help before you hurt yourself or someone else.
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by HSWHITE (User #56958) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2348)
I think that raising children in a same sex marriage is not the best alternative for kids.
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by tamutks (User #222103) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2349)
sad that the whole world isn't supportive of same sex marriage
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RE: Truth and Hope
by dcarmenh (User #227635) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2350)
This survey was showing good intensions but is totally showing one side of the coin is not showing how confuse kids will grow up and teased by their friends when they grow up....Will put down their self steam....Personal opion. I like the way survey was presented in a video and you can give your opinion before and after.
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by steve (Anonymous User) on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 @ 10:34:33 PM (#2566)
kids are harsh, gay parents or not. I was the only minority kid in my class and kids teased me about eating different ethnic foods or the way i addressed my family members. I felt like an outsider for a very long time. Point being - everything normalizes to whatever the acceptable culture is. Sometimes kids who are different have to pay a small price (like me), but we all grow up fine.
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by Kate (Anonymous User) on Monday, December 7, 2009 @ 12:23:16 AM (#3825)
Kids will get teased about everything. My niece is the daughter of lesbians and I hear more about her having conflicts over religion than the sexuality of her parents.
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by angelwings562 (User #220859) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2351)
i believe same sex marriage with children involved would be very confusing fot the children
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by Marla R Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 6:44:58 PM (#2429)
All the reputable research, backed by all the reputable organizations from the groups for psychiatrists and sociologists to the pediatricians, says your fears are simply a completely unfounded expression of prejudice grounded in ignorance that, typically, comes from lack of close personal interaction with us.
In fact, the studies show that gay parents do just as good a job of raising their children and their children do not turn out confused or in any other way impaired by the experience -- with the only difference being that the children raised by gay parents are BETTER EQUIPPED to handle worklife in a modern, diverse workforce than the kids hets raise.
We're smarter than you, we're more adaptable than you, we're more creative and better problem solvers than you, and our culture is more advanced than yours in such things as taking care of each other in times of need. Quit imagining a superiority for yourselves that just isn't there.
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by randyfaria (User #203943) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2352)
interesting subject. I was honest, if not politically correct. I just have different feelings when children are invloved versus soley adults
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RE: Truth and Hope
by alshah (User #202195) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2353)
Leave marriage alone, same sex couples have other avenues to pursue other than traditional marriage, which is between a MAN and a WOMAN.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 6:29:14 PM (#2428)
Awww, cmon, admit it -- you're just wanting to hog all the thousands of rights and benefits of legal civil marriage all for yourselves, while making us pay disproportionately high taxes so you can live higher on the hog. There's a word for people like you but it's not acceptable to use in polite company.
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by crutch49 (User #213522) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2354)
I believe most people have their minds made on the subject and ads won't make a difference in opinions.
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RE: Truth and Hope
by Michael O. (Anonymous User) on Saturday, September 5, 2009 @ 3:06:23 AM (#2557)
I'm curious, what is your opinion on the issue? I've found that people are willing to change their minds much more readily if they know or have met a gay person. It's amazing how much that changes the situation. Suppose you meet a guy at work, he seems pretty nice, you get along well, then one day you find out he's gay. It's a lot harder to feel good about voting to take away his rights once you've gotten to know him. You find out that in every other area of his life, he's quite similar to yourself. Some are businessmen, others are doctors, lawyers, artists, waiters, telemarketers, etc. They all brush their teeth, exercise, listen to music, pay bills, work, go out for drinks with friends... you know, normal stuff.
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by kcofield (User #99499) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2355)
discusting. Poor kids
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RE: Truth and Hope
by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 6:48:52 PM (#2430)
Yes, poor children who have to live in a world of people like you who put down the children's families and stand in the way of their parents having equal access to the law which would provide the children with more legal protection, too -- which is something that actually does hurt the children. You're a mean child hurter. Shame on you!
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by julie53548 (User #215915) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2356)
Very good ad but doubt if most people will feel the same way as I do.
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by mrbajk (User #222908) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2357)
This is some pretty disturbing stuff
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by evva99 (User #207370) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2358)
Depends on your personal views
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by limachina (User #228349) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2359)
everyone has a right to live the way the like, as long as they won't bother others.
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by Grrlstar (User #224847) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:32 PM (#2360)
It was good to hear an inspiring story in favor of gay marriage and same sex couples raising children together.
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by straycat (User #218204) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2361)
Sick people
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by bjclarke10 (User #205337) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2362)
this ad to me is the first one i have ever seen of its kind. it is very well done and inspiring.
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by bmon48 (User #221575) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2363)
Its not natural for two of the same sex to be together
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RE: Truth and Hope
by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 6:51:03 PM (#2431)
Actually, that's a mean-spirited, ignorant lie. But what is really sad that there are so many people like yourself so deficient in the ability to know real love when they see it.
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by ckear580 (User #206213) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2364)
I was very upset with this survey. I am a Christian and same sex marriage is not not what God said is right. No way. And to raise children in that kind of a home is also not right.
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by Anonymous (Anonymous User) on Thursday, September 3, 2009 @ 12:48:38 PM (#2443)
Don't forget -- thou shalt not be gay is NOT a commandment, Thou shalt not judge is. When will right wing Christians start remembering their own GOLDEN RULE?
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by Anonymous (Anonymous User) on Thursday, September 3, 2009 @ 12:49:07 PM (#2444)
Don't forget -- thou shalt not be gay is NOT a commandment, Thou shalt not judge is. When will right wing Christians start remembering their own GOLDEN RULE?
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RE: Truth and Hope
by Michael O. (Anonymous User) on Saturday, September 5, 2009 @ 3:32:38 AM (#2558)
That's partially true: the Bible says in Leviticus, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." But the Bible was not written by God; it was written by men who claimed that they heard the word of God. You can't be sure that God felt this way. Furthermore, Leviticus (11:9-12) also says that of all seafood, you can only eat fish. Shellfish are an abomination, and you cannot eat them according to the Bible. And yet, people eat shrimp, mussels, scallops, clams, etc. all the time. Does that mean they should be punished under the law? Do you follow every law in the Bible? If not, how do you decide which to follow and which to disregard?

Personally, I am not a Christian. But if I were to convert to Christianity, I would follow the philosophy of Jesus Christ whose main tenet was to love unconditionally. He sounds like an immensely kind person and I think if he met a gay person, he would try to understand them before he judged them, the same way he cared for prostitutes, another misunderstood group of people.
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by freespiritual2005 (User #228355) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2365)
great video... its time people wake up
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RE: Truth and Hope
by mrsmadel (User #216341) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2366)
God created us to be united together, male and female.
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by Ellen (Anonymous User) on Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 1:27:37 PM (#6946)
Thanks guys, I just about lost it looikng for this.
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by Buck (Anonymous User) on Saturday, October 1, 2011 @ 3:11:40 AM (#6964)
I really ndeeed to find this info, thank God!
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by kmcnich (User #204181) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2367)
This is the first type of commercial like this I have ever seen...I think it will be groundbreaking and continue the change that is inevitible and allow for acceptance. I really love this
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by tbrugler (User #226429) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2368)
This was interesting, and I'd like to know where/when this ad will be played.
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by barbiej (User #218840) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2369)
I thought the video was very touching and the grandfather was very sweet.No one should have to miss out on having a child because they are gay.
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by kevinpfahy (User #225330) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2370)
I am a hetero sexual. I have friends who are gay though they do not have children. I my self do not have children. I am also a former law enforcement officer. I kknow from experience just because the parents are heterosexual. It does not ensure that they child will be raised in a safe loving and nuturing environment. I also know that a minute proportion of child molestors are gay. They are more inclined to be heterosexual. It was a very effective and classy ad.
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by Kev20in (User #228401) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2371)
great advertisement to make people realize family has many meanings
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by charmedone8 (User #212490) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2372)
I do not believe in same sex marriage nor gay people raising kids.
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by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 6:57:35 PM (#2432)
Uh, dude, sorry to burst your bubble there but it's not subject to believing in or not like the existence of gods or the tooth fairy or Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

It's established fact already. Has been for at least as long as recorded human history and probably way before that.

Don't you think after all these millions of years you could've found a way to cope with this simple little reality?

Do you have similar problems with other well-established facts like, say, gravity?

Are you perhaps currently off your anti-psychotic medication?
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by celiahumphrey (User #219414) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2373)
This was an absolutely GREAT commercial for "same sex marriage", it was beautiful!!! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to express my opinion!
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by dianagay6 (User #220796) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2374)
It was a very good ad but my religious beliefs keep me from thinking it is o.k. I really don't think it is what God intended.
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by drscott71 (User #222287) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2375)
I do not approve of same sex marriage and homosexual partners raising children. It is not fair to the children.
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by raesmith (User #227083) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2376)
It doesn't matter how hard they try, I object to same sex marriage on religious and moral grounds. I don't need more information or to be "educated." I won't change my mind. I found this video disturbing.
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by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 7:01:03 PM (#2433)
You know, as most of us were raised by hets -- many of them like you, we really do understand and try to be tolerant of you. After all, you're hets, right, which means you're naturally handicapped in your ability to adapt to things like social change. It wouldn't be fair to hold your disability against you too much.
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by sidirom (User #226002) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2377)
My opposition is only to the codifying of same sex relationships as "marriage". Legal, civil unions giving "marriage-like" protections to same-sex couples would be preferable.
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by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 7:08:14 PM (#2434)
I'm sure they would, as that would reaffirm your arrogant but wholely unwarranted sense of superiority and entitlement. But the law isn't supposed to work that way. That whole sloppy seconds, separate and unequal thing was settled about a half century ago in Brown v. Board of Education, argued by soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Sorry. Dr. King said it well when he quoted something like that the arc of justice is long but it bends toward freedom, a thing to which there are no shortcuts or lasting half-measures. To mix a couple of metaphors: You're straddling a fence in front of a moving train. That's not a very good place to be.
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by phdou33 (User #209086) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2378)
Same sex marriage is just like any other marriage you have to be commited to one another.
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by coc898en (User #206984) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2379)
I think it is appaling that people would let 2 gay people raise children. I think it is an abomination, telling those children it is normal for 2 men or 2 women lovers to be they way they are. I think it should be BANNED in every state in this country
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by suzyspalm (User #97506) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2380)
I do not share my beliefs with some Democrats who are strongly for same-sex marriage and/or civil unions. I think it is wrong, marriage should ONLY be between a man and a woman, and the bizarre thought of gays/lesbians raising children with supposed "good" morals is really quite sickening and is a putrid pot of what our society is and has become. QUITE DISTURBING, I WOULD CERTAINLY SAY SO!! Where is the voice of the children??? What will their gay/lesbian parents say if their children grow up to be straight heterosexuals. HMMMM!
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by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 7:16:16 PM (#2435)
Most of us, having had the unpleasant experience of people trying to pressure us into being something other than what we naturally are, would simply be happy if our children grew up to have happy, mature adult relationships, no matter what sex their spouse turned out to be. We also would doubtless think it better than our children growing up to be smug bigots like you.
You can read the voices of our children through their organization, COLAGE (which they started on their own, by the way.)

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by DISGUSTED American (Anonymous User) on Friday, September 4, 2009 @ 12:50:25 PM (#2463)
are you dumb..or just pretending to be stupid? Having gay parents would most likely put less stress on a child to "turn out" certain way that thier parents want them too......99.9% of gay people come from hetero parents....another nitwit who needs to educate themselves...sheesh - America is full of stupid people. Children raised by gay parents tend to grow up to be Tolerant towards ALL kinds of people..and very much LESS Judgemental...why don't you try it?
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by teesa25 (User #218506) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2381)
The morals of our world today are fast disentigrating.
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by sirtlsirtl (User #224782) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2382)
It doesn't make much sense
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by hausfrau (User #212218) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2383)
I think it must be very confusing to be raised for children to be raised by same sex parents. I am more against same sex partners raising children.
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by gjmakely (User #209085) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2384)
The world is becoming a disgusting place to live and people are sick!
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by KIDSCATS (User #224637) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2385)
family support
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by jayjoe (User #223939) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2386)
I look at the kids and as long as the kids are happy that's all that counts
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by polishchicagoqueen (User #204822) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2387)
The story is Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. I feel sorry for the children and how difficult their lives will be. I understand people are gay, but they should not have the same rights to get married, a marriage is a man and woman and always has been. It is a sacred vow, and so is having children. Children need a mother and a father.
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by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 7:39:55 PM (#2438)
If you feel so sorry for the children and how difficult their lives would be, why are you so busy at the things that make them more difficult? Methinks you're not telling the truth and that you care not a rat's patoot about our children, only about preserving your dogma (well, that and your humorless, tired old cliches.)
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by Kdaffyc (User #228357) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2388)
I feel that the only option to gay parents is to adopt. I have a gay relative who previously was married and had children. Divorced and living with his partner, his two children suffered greatly and were never the same. IF, the gay parents would like to adopt, there are millions of children that would be better off with them rather than being stuck in the system.
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by jodigirl (User #220541) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2389)
I just think it's wrong. There's something called self-control.
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by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 7:47:51 PM (#2439)
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh...I get it....
We're supposed to be all "self-controlled" into lonely celibacy, wasting our capacity to be loving parents so that your lies about us being all sad and desperate can finally come true and because, you know, y'all are doing such a great job right now getting all the kids in foster care and adoption lists loving, stable, happy homes.

Yeah, that's the ticket! Sure, yeah, right, sure...
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by cindylaloca (User #214198) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2390)
One of the most beautiful ads I have seen in a very long time. I don't care if your bi,straight,gay tran or have any other type of lifestyle. Everybody needs, deserves and should have someone else to love and share their life with..
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by millerm284 (User #209436) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2391)
I still do no approve of same sex marriage or of same sex partners raising the kids together. It just is not the norm in the world and does not fit with normal society, which we all have to exist in
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by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 7:52:36 PM (#2440)
I haven't noticed that we have asked you for your approval. Quit flattering yourself into thinking we'd care.
No, all we want is 1) equal access to the law, similar situation accommodated, as is required in the application thereof, 2) an end to the lies and defamation about us, and 3) to be left alone to live our (statistically otherwise happier than your lives) lives.
Really, that ought not be too much to ask.
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by awoa121 (User #227861) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2392)
I thought that the video was extremely well done; a soft sell that did not hit the Bible belt between the eyes too badly.
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by nnettles (User #214562) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:33 PM (#2393)
I am totally against same sex relationships. The bible is clear as to the offense it is to GOD! GOD made us male and female and commanded us to be fruitful and multiply as man and woman. Those children are going to grow up confused and possibly be on their way to hell for making the decision to live a life like their parents which is totally outside of what GOD's intention was for mankind. Anyone who promotes this type of lifestyle will answer to JESUS on the day of their personal judgement!
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by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 7:56:24 PM (#2441)
DUEL CHALLENGE!: My god's Noodly Appendage can sauce-slime your god's boy-on-a-stick any day of the week!
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by SONYA1956 (User #227763) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:34 PM (#2394)
I did not feel the ad too pushy about the subject but I imagine extremists will go after them. I just feel like everyone has rights no matter what their beliefs.
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by llturbo (User #227733) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:34 PM (#2395)
i think a family is a family no matter what the combination is love has no boundries
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by wwjdfrog (User #214204) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:34 PM (#2396)
Sadly that commercial might have an impact but at what cost; sin is still sin, and you can't teach strong morals while living in an immoral lifestyle. Marriage is One Man & One Woman. Can wonderful kids be raised by immoral parents? Yes, it's possible, but it is NOT because of the immoral parts of the parents, but that part of them that IS serving God according to HIS Will.
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by Jasmine21 (User #203864) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:34 PM (#2397)
I would rather be a supporter of same sex couples being able to adopt and raise children with the love and kindness that the deserve, than see all the abuse that goes on in the world today with children from "normal" couples. They have just as much rights as I do.
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by jpace45 (User #209427) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:34 PM (#2398)
If you want to live as a gay couple so be it. rasing children in that climate no
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by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 7:20:40 PM (#2436)
And how, exactly, do you plan to enforce this bit of Heroditic decree. (HINT: You would be in a world of hurt if you came to my house trying to steal my child!)
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by lmorgan3773 (User #218984) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:34 PM (#2399)
In my mind I only believe in same sex marriage, this is a gift given us. But even more I believe in love. The family in this ad are a wonderful family no matter if not traditional. Our children need stable, loving, nurturing homes - no matter who their parents are. Thank you for showing me the 'other side' of the coin.
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by mptenroof (User #98412) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 2:03:34 PM (#2400)
i don't support the same sex marriage because it is just moraly wrong to me. I have had one family member who was but did not loike that she was that way but loved her and was thankful that she raised my neice well but did not support her being gay.
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by carolyn53 (User #201890) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 6:11:31 PM (#2402)
its just down right sicking to me
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by DISGUSTED American (Anonymous User) on Friday, September 4, 2009 @ 12:42:13 PM (#2462)
you know what Carol...if you don't like it - don't look! You make me sick...typical dumb woman from the (I got my rights,too bad for other people crew) Hey Carol....89yrs ago - You would have NO RIGHTS, NONE- ZERO.......you would be property of your husband, as would your kids........and IF you got divorced - your husband could take your kids,and you'd never see them again......another nitwit like you - who doesn't educate herself....look up the name Alice Paul / google it..learn something about the struggle Women went thru to Obtain the RIGHT to VOTE,and have a say in democracy! Another thing Carol dear.......Religion and MEN fought against women gaining thier rights.....and you know one of thier main excuses.......God didn't intend for women to have a say in gov't..they should keep to thier men, remain barefoot and pregnant and shut-up! How's that sound carol? now go educate yourself....before you spew from your Pie-hole again!
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by Kimberly (Anonymous User) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 9:21:03 PM (#2407)
If it was intended for men to be with men and women to be with women why did God create Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve or Eve and Amanda. I feel that children need a mother and father not two mothers or two fathers. JMO
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by Marla R. Stevens (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 7:26:56 PM (#2437)
Like we live in igloos in the arctic far from any cultural influences but those of our own making and no one from the opposite sex within a thousand miles? Do you think that the opposite sex children of single mothers, who actually have a much harder time being parents than any couple, have no ability to gather cultural clues about what it means to be one of their sex or gender? Where do you people come up with these wierd, groundless, off-the-wall terrors?
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by majii (Anonymous User) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @ 11:32:36 PM (#2408)
I've read the comments, but I have one question: Whatever happened to letting God be the judge? The Christian Bible specifically admonishes Christians NOT to judge others. I believe God will judge us all, and that when Christians make judgements against others, we are not following God's will, but our own. I may have stepped on some posters' toes, but as a Christian, I'm leaving judgements up to the One who has the power to do so. I've never been in favor of forcing anyone to believe as I do on a particular subject. My Bible says to tell someone they're doing the wrong thing, and then to leave them alone. It says absolutely nothing about forcing anyone to change against their will. I'm never going to threaten or condemn anyone because of their beliefs because, IMO, that is not the thing to do. I'm not given the power to judge anyone on anything. That is between them and God. God knew that man, left to his own understandings, would make a mess of things, and this is true, especially when I see people who call themselves Christians fomenting hatred against people because of their lifestyle or because of their stance on the issue of abortion. I've never read in the Bible that Jesus fomented hatred against anyone, so why would people who purport to be His followers act in direct opposition to His teachings? Could it be that they are CINO? I really hate to see some people take something which is so beautiful and use it ways it was not intended to be used.
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by Pixie (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 10:01:28 AM (#2414)
Without a doubt, yours was the best post here. Like you, I am greatly dismayed at the increase of so-called "Christians" who are, in many case, vehemently preaching hate and intolerance. I am almost the the point of not calling myself a christian anymore, because of this increase in christian extremism. In addition to your wise words, here is something they need to consider: God loves all and he expects you to do the same. You will be tempted and tested, as you are at this very time - your faith will be exposed in how you treat others. Do you treat them as Jesus would have? He said when you give to the least among you, you give to me. I truly, truly believe God is watching. More than ever with the rise of dominionism, theocracy and the hate of right-wing extremism. And I also believe God still loves them - but he is watching their failures - the ones they commit in His name. That is not what God wanted. He gave us so many gifts, and those who hate cannot even see them. The ones who will be waling in sorrow at the End, whenever and however it comes, will be them.

And BTW, great video. The message was loving, caring and clearly expressed God's will. That we love each other and that everything built on love, is a gift.
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by Michael O. (Anonymous User) on Saturday, September 5, 2009 @ 3:42:17 AM (#2559)
I agree with Pixie. Fantastic post! It's so important to engage opponents of same sex marriage (and other sensitive issues) in respectful and rational dialogue. Firing back at ignorance with insults and hatred is just not productive. You did a great job here! Keep talking to people and you will change many of their minds.
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by Dora (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 7:24:58 AM (#2412)
If they are committed and raising happy healthy children, why does anyone care and why is it anybody else's business. JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED. mat 7:1
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by Ben at Mediacurves (Administrator #224968) on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 9:03:57 AM (#2413)
Great Comments! Thanks for all of your feedback on this controversial issue.
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by DISGUSTED American (Anonymous User) on Friday, September 4, 2009 @ 12:26:23 PM (#2460)
Reading alot fo these comments...seems alot of these people can shove thier buy-bulls where the sun don't shine! Wow..alot of Judgemental so-called Christians on here....the usual spewing of Dogma from a 2000yr old book written by primitive MEN,not GOD! Grow up..it's the 21st century! Children need LOVE,period! I know many kids form hetero families who grew up "screwed up".......I think the ad is affective, and caught me off guard.....but VERY effective! Parents should ALWAYS love thier children unconditionally!
Interesting you never hear heteros say one word about a Convicted "Caught in the act" Murderer in prison for life, being ALLOWED to marry,and even have Conjucal visits?? But a LAw abiding,Tax paying gay cpl who've been together 5,10,15, 20yrs or more.....can't marry? what kind of crap is this.....in the land of supposed "liberty & Justice for all"?? Really? They are empty meaningless words, that make America sound better then it actually is in reality! If you don't want Gay Marriage - DON'T marry a gay person! ..and Please,OH PLEASE...someone,anyone - EXPLAIN TO US...How does a Gya cpl marrying affect your hetero marriage..? Seriously, HOW??? ..and another thing.....WHEN Gay people decide to be parents.....they're PLANNED FOR!!! They are NOT accidents from a night of drinking, or forgetting to take your birth control! GROW UP!
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by DISGUSTED American (Anonymous User) on Friday, September 4, 2009 @ 12:27:00 PM (#2461)
Reading alot fo these comments...seems alot of these people can shove thier buy-bulls where the sun don't shine! Wow..alot of Judgemental so-called Christians on here....the usual spewing of Dogma from a 2000yr old book written by primitive MEN,not GOD! Grow up..it's the 21st century! Children need LOVE,period! I know many kids form hetero families who grew up "screwed up".......I think the ad is affective, and caught me off guard.....but VERY effective! Parents should ALWAYS love thier children unconditionally!
Interesting you never hear heteros say one word about a Convicted "Caught in the act" Murderer in prison for life, being ALLOWED to marry,and even have Conjucal visits?? But a LAw abiding,Tax paying gay cpl who've been together 5,10,15, 20yrs or more.....can't marry? what kind of crap is this.....in the land of supposed "liberty & Justice for all"?? Really? They are empty meaningless words, that make America sound better then it actually is in reality! If you don't want Gay Marriage - DON'T marry a gay person! ..and Please,OH PLEASE...someone,anyone - EXPLAIN TO US...How does a Gya cpl marrying affect your hetero marriage..? Seriously, HOW??? ..and another thing.....WHEN Gay people decide to be parents.....they're PLANNED FOR!!! They are NOT accidents from a night of drinking, or forgetting to take your birth control! GROW UP!
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by Rob in Virginia (User #228602) on Sunday, September 6, 2009 @ 7:53:03 AM (#2561)
I thought the video showed the kind of love and support that each of us would want to have from our parents and grandparents. It was effective in making me feel more positive about this family and others like them.

As a Christian who loves and studies the Bible, I always find it troubling when those fraudulently posing as Christians try to use the Bible as a cover for what is nothing more than their bigotry and hate toward those who are different from themselves. This is not at all what the Bible teaches us. And attempting to quote from health codes promulgated for nomadic tribes wandering in the desert over 2,000 years ago (such as those in Leviticus) is nothing short of ludicrous. It is so regrettable that these misguided individuals cause so many to turn away from the very religion these judgmental bullies profess to follow.

The issue before the American people concerns the civil law which belongs to all of us, regardless of our religious beliefs or affiliations. It is not the privilege of any religious group to hijack this civil law in an attempt to impose its dogma on those who believe differently. Should Roman Catholics seek to ban divorce? Orthodox Jews ban cheeseburgers? Jehovah's Witnesses blood transfusions? Mormons coffee? Seventh-Day Adventists Saturday mail delivery? Christian Scientists Medicare? Each of these groups has sincere beliefs about these matters, but they don't have the right to force their beliefs on everyone else.

The fact is that God did make Adam and Eve and Steve and billions more of us. A small percentage of our fellow Americans (3%, 5%, 7% ... pick whatever guess you like) are permanently oriented to be attracted to individuals of the same sex. It's a fact of life and part of God's creation. There is no reason at all why these Americans should not be able to exercise the same rights as their fellow citizens in property ownership, taxation, inheritance, medical care, family protections, and all the other rights and privileges granted by civil marriage. If any religious organization chooses to deny their faith's marriage ceremony or recognition to same-sex couples, that is their right and should be fully respected. But their authority is over church law, not our shared civil law.

On second thought, maybe we should just follow the advice of these zealots and adopt the Bible as our civil law and repeal all existing statutes. Slavery and polygamy would be back ... I've really missed those two. We could follow the example of Solomon and have 500 concubines, so much better than the 72 virgins promised to Islamic martyrs. And, best of all, we could stone to death all children who talk back to their parents. That should teach the little brats who's in charge!

Sound ridiculous? Sure, just like those who misuse religion to limit the rights of others. Bottom line: practice your religion in your own life and let others live in accordance with their beliefs.


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by Jamie (Anonymous User) on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 4:39:03 PM (#5381)
people that hate equal rights make me disgusted to be an American. You choose to be religious, people don't choose to be gay. Do a little research, your so called "god" that created all things also created gay ANIMALS. Sheep, dogs, all sorts of things (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=bisexual-species as an example). The most important things children need are LOVE and STABILITY. You go try to adopt a child as a single person with a minimum wage job and see how easy it is. Gay couples have to go through a step that straight couples all to often skip, family planning. Perhaps we should ban straight couples from having kids until they can prove they are emotionally and financially fit to be a parent, and see how many of you like having rights taken away.
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