At 4/23/08 04:17 PM, Memorize wrote:
At 4/22/08 06:04 PM, fli wrote:
Which is true, but take it with a grain of salt...In the Old Testament, sure.
Those marriages were also polygamists and incestual as well.
People condemn those marriages even though it's in the Bible.
Yet, the main argument against gay marriage is mainly BASED on Levitical scripture.
Because the other arguments doesn't command people like Leviticus... just merely says how God dislikes it.
But that's not the point-- The point is that opponents of gay marriage say that gay marriage is not traditional and then refer to the Bible, which is ALSO includes the Old Testament.
Yet, clearly-- a traditional marriage also includes polygamy... sometimes distantly within a family. Although, once we get to Moses... he changes many traditional things by forbiding incest and even giving a guideline of what's acceptable marriage between certain peoples (none of which between men, lol.)
So we need consistency in this argument. You guys can't say, "It's not traditional" and point the Bible... and then say, "Well, we don't look at the OLD part." But refer to it when it does support your idea, and other times not.