Hey everyone, so in the spirit of equality and supporting homosexual marriage I recently shared this picture on facebook:

Sorry I don't know how to re-size this.

Anyway, my brother had this to say:

"This really is a strawman falacy becuase (most of) those who are against homosexual marriage are also against infidelity, pornography, "no-fault" divorce (or irreconcilable differences), and excessive spending. So really, (most of) the people who are against homosexual marriage would also be against the actions listed above.

Also, (most of, or maybe just many of) the people against homosexual marriage realize that it is not homosexual marriage that destroys the institution of marriage, but it is immoral (sinful) lives that destroy marriage. To many of these people, marriage is not a government or civil institution, it is a physical representation of a spiritual truth. Marriage is the symbol of God's love and desired relationship with humans. Since God ordained marriage, many people expect marriage to be congruent to what God deems correct.

There are other politcal, sociological, scientific, and philosophical reasons to disfavor homosexual marriage, but ultimately they take a back seat to the spiritual reason.
" (Oh and then his wife "liked" the comment he left)

As you can guess I really want respond to this but I have no idea what to say without sounding like an asshole (don't know why I bother considering) and I don't want to just delete the comment or ignore it because I feel like that would be somehow admitting defeat or something. So what do you think?

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I think this is in response to a fight we had yesterday that I won.  And now he is trying to get back at me.  Maybe.  Also I was thinking something like:

Dear brother,

I do not respond on the posts that you make which I disagree with, so please kindly do not post on mine. 

But that doesn't really have very much punch. *shrugs* maybe I should leave it alone.

Tell your brother he's a liar, a fool, delusional, and disowned. There is no point in arguing with someone like that. The moment someone brings "God" into the discussion, the discussion no longer exists. Saying something like "the symbol of God's love" means "Hey, let me remind you I'm irrational! You got no chance!"

I would probably tell your brother that i absolutely support his freedom of religion and that he is free to his religious ceremonies and traditions. But, a country is for the people by the people and so others should have the same equal rights regardless of the (religious) opinions of others, the desires of a majority do not trump the rights of a minority.
I hope that our future will be more inclusive, now that our world is getting bigger and we meet and mix with new cultures and ideas i would hope that we can all learn to respect each others rights, regardless of our opinions, something i would expect a Christian with their history of being persecuted to understand.

Something like that.

Or just post this.

I went with kOrsan's advice and posted a series of pictures instead of getting into a battle of words.  If he comes back with something else ( I really think he will) I'll let ya know and then will then engage. 

I love it!

"This really is a strawman falacy becuase (most of) those who are against homosexual marriage are also against infidelity, pornography, "no-fault" divorce (or irreconcilable differences), and excessive spending. So really, (most of) the people who are against homosexual marriage would also be against the actions listed above.

It's about the hypocrisy of the right-wing defenders of traditional marriage. Many of the leaders are bigtime sinners when it comes to the sanctity of marriage and the family.

Of course, at the same time it's an example an ad hominem tu quoque. Just because someone is hypocritical is no proof that they are wrong, just that they are inconsistent.

Oh and that man fails but god never does... o.O gives me a headache.

Since God ordained marriage, many people expect marriage to be congruent to what God deems correct

Lol love it.

PerfecT!

I posted this earlier in the week. It pairs nicely with your comment.

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