"Marriage as a sacred covenant and a sacrament is much more compelling. It’s something that tells me I shouldn’t rush towards it nor seek it as a refuge from my state in life (e.g., loneliness, sexual desire, social benefits)."
And how can a a gay union not be sacred... As sacred is simply in the eye of the behold.. A painting of the Mother Marry lactating in a man's mouth can be sacred to someone while another person may find it ridiculous...
"Secondly, we hold that there is a natural, biological, and physical component to marriage."
there is no natural or biological reason for marriage nor anything psysical it is a metaphysical concept retard!
"It’s simply not about “inequality” but a statement about what marriage is. Marriage is for the sake of the family."
And gays have families it is called adoption you loser!
"Thirdly, we have a tradition that has taught us over time what marriage is. Tradition means that something was handed down to us. It means that something was protected, cared for, and preserved by those who came before us."
White power was also a tradition? Perhaps it should have been preserved..
"The most common objection against me is that I’m arguing from a religious perspective and not a civil one. A good response would perhaps be, “Am I not also a citizen? Should I not be invested in this debate, or should I adopt civil values different than the ones I had been given?” We are all responsible for the values we hold, public and private. No value we hold privately leaves us when we are a public person. We are responsible for understanding what we believe and communicating what we believe in a manner befitting a follower of Christ."
Nigger you just went full potato... Your right to swing your arm ends with another's face...
"Claiming that religious values have no place in public is not only closed-minded, but convenient as well. Law, Aristotle says, is “reason without passion” (Politics III, 1287a.32). In a language of equality law is “passion made reason.” Here I don’t mean romantic passion, but Aristotle means “passion” as in my own personal desires and wants. Equality proposes that your desire is no better or worse than mine, and the law should treat each desire or notion equally (with respect to marriage). Reason proposes that each be weighed according to their merits and from there we decide if they are right or not."
I love how you people put words in our mouths!
This is a actual example of critical thinking by a American...
God help us all!