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Steve Benson

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  1. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 3 years ago

    A wee bit premature is this cartoon.

    Until ( unless ) the Supreme Courtl upholds the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision, that ball is still very much on the table.

  2. yohannbiimu

    yohannbiimu said, almost 3 years ago

    @Grainbelt

    What is wrong with upholding a sane culture? IT is eroding to the point where anything and everything is permissible. Marriage is a sacred institution, regardless of what people make of it afterwards. There isn’t a SINGLE religion on earth that endorses homosexual marriage, and yet, your TELLING those who traditionally marry couples that they MUST perform them for same-sex couples. We have become Rome, and the barbarians are at the gate. When we ignore history, we will certainly repeat it.

  3. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @yohannbiimu

    Regardless of whether marriage is sacred or not, non-religious people have been doing it forever. It’s even an institution in non-religious societies. It’s rediculous to think that after centuries of it being universal that it could somehow be de-secularized. It’s equally rediculous to think that a non-sacred institution like government could possibly uphold/enforce the sanctity of anything; it’s beyond their scope or abilities. As for sanity, that can’t be forced on anyone either. The law (the Constitution) that allows homosexual marriage is the same that allows things that others find disgusting: Hate groups, gluttony, pop music… That’s the thing about a free society, in order to accomplish it, you have to let people do things you’d rather they not do.

  4. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @onguard

    Our constitution doesn’t allow people to decide all of government’s actions. For example: The Constitution wouldn’t allow California to implement a law (let’s call it Prop 9) to allow the enslavement of human beings, or importation of slaves. That’s the difference between a pure democracy and a constitutional republic.

  5. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago

    @onguard

    The problem with your thinking is that the recent unconstitutional vote promulgated by the mormon church takes precedent over the Constitution of the United States.

    The Constitution has been there much longer than that vote in California that stripped a group of people of their right to marry the person of their choosing.

    What rights to you currently enjoy would you like to put up to a popular vote to see if you should have them stripped away in an unconstitutional manner?

  6. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, almost 3 years ago

    @onguard

    Most Republicans call it the truth, anyway, yes.

  7. bob-lezeb

    bob-lezeb said, almost 3 years ago

    As Winston Churchill said, “Democracy is the worst form of government that there is…except…for all of the rest.” So, give our Justice system, as devised and so evolved under our democratic Republic, the full measure of time to find the best balance of justice AND equality possible for ALL of the citizens of this Nation. Just as it has done with slavery and is still continuing to do with racism, sexism, and the fine line between Church and State.

  8. pearl298

    pearl298 said, almost 3 years ago

    @yohannbiimu

    “There isn’t a SINGLE religion on earth that endorses homosexual marriage”

    Have you checked the Anglican/Episcopal church lately?

  9. agate1

    agate1 said, almost 3 years ago

    The Mormon Church spent about twenty million dollars to sway the proposition 8 vote in California where that group only has about a total of1% Mormon Californians. So they say big government should stay out of peoples lives,but Conservative utahn’s went out of their way to try to influence voters in another state with massive amounts of cash. Hmmm,Mitt Romney might be asked about his churches involvement in government affairs if he were elected.

  10. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @pearl298

    It wouldn’t matter pearl. The US doesn’t have to check with any religion before making policy because the US isn’t subject to religion. Our founding fathers wisely made sure of that.

  11. spyderred

    spyderred said, almost 3 years ago

    @yohannbiimu

    Plainly you haven’t actually read the decision. You might want to try substituting facts for Fox. Seven states have authorized same-sex marriage for years now and have established a history without any noticeable societal collapse. But I know I’m wasting time with this. When a person prefers instantly formed belief to real life, there is no longer any reaching that person with facts.

  12. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 3 years ago

    @CasualBrowser

    Or, let’s try one that isn’t hypothetical. The government can and DID declare that polygamy was illegal, even though the Mormon faith allowed it.

  13. DonVanni

    DonVanni said, almost 3 years ago

    @yohannbiimu

    Is there a single religion that specifically forbids slavery? Or treating one half of the population as the property of the other?

  14. Yassir Thasmibebbi

    Yassir Thasmibebbi said, almost 3 years ago

    There is only one reason to fight against gay marriage: Because you want to hurt gay people.

  15. Yassir Thasmibebbi

    Yassir Thasmibebbi said, almost 3 years ago

    @yohannbiimu

    “your TELLING those who traditionally marry couples that they MUST perform them for same-sex couples” This is a lie often repeated by the right-wingers. In fact, no church is forced to marry any couple they don’t want to.

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