This has been bugging me for a long time now. I get it that most people believe that being gay or homosexual is an abomination, but they should be able to marry whoever they want to. Right? I don't know if it's just me who feels this way, but please share your opinion.

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Your question is obviously quite leading. Most people do not believe being gay is an abomination. I've met very few who do. But I also live in San Francisco. Even so, how can you be born as an abomination? If that is the case, why are carrottops, autistic children, mixed parentage, etc. also an abomination? It is trendy for the religious right to pick on "gays" right now. We Athiests may be next.
I meant to say *why aren't*…

Show of hands:

When is the last time anyone heard the word "abomination" used outside a conversation about homosexuality?

;;raises hand;;

I play Dungeons and Dragons on a weekly basis, and am a Warhammer 40k player. I hear the word abomination used quite often.

But, yeah, in the real world, only when it is used to describe homosexuality.

I hear it about wearing white after Labor Day.

Does 'abominable' count?  There's that snowman....

*Raises Hand*

Both I and my partner use the word abomination on occasion in discussions that have nothing to do with religion. I think the last time I heard the word used it was in regards to ice cubes in beer.

Now that, Becca, is an absolutely acceptable use of the word - indeed, I feel the word was tailored exactly to fit that situation.  Must have been intelligent design :)

I hear it from time to time when art is discussed. Usually said by the folks targeted by the art.

If you love somebody you should be able to marry that person.  If the both of you love somebody you should be able to marry that person.  If the 3 of you love somebody, you 3 should be able to marry that person.  Gender and headcount don't matter to me, if it doesn't matter to you.  Plus, imagine how great a family with 2 breadwinners, one homemaker, and one child-raiser could be.  By the way, I'm not religiously in favor of gay or plural marriage, I just think it's not any of my business - until my government or the religious in our country decide to push the point.

Don't forget, 'modern' marriage (as opposed to wife-chattel ownership you find in the Old Testament) was first,and has always been, a civil arrangement,  You can get married without a church in the US, but not without the government.being involved.  I've officiated at 2 marriages, and they only count because the state paperwork was sent in.  (In Kansas, you can just say publicly "We're married", and that suffices, with the state paperwork, of course.)


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