Steve Sack cartoon: Marriage Amendment

  • Article by: STEVE SACK , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 3, 2012 - 8:54 PM
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SnippetNov. 3, 12 8:21 PM

This is just puerile. "Live and let live" is not, nor should it be, any religion's dogma, and insinuating that Christians insincerely advocate such a position is willfully ignorant. If the people are going to be given the opportunity to decide whether or not they want to redefine what is probably the fundamental social institution of human civilization, those who say, "no" should not be mocked and misrepresented by those who claim to be open-minded and tolerant.

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zippo12Nov. 4, 1212:05 AM

Snippet, you are also being willfully ignorant. You appear to be an intelligent person ("puerile" gets a rare word score!) and yet you claim this amendment is about redefining marriage. You know that is a lie. The amendment is about constitutionalizing the current law on marriage. Nothing is being redefined. Nothing is being defended. As for "live and let live," Jesus said we are to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. That's pretty similar and as such your decision to take offense is a bit forced.

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cmacmillanNov. 6, 1212:58 PM

Marriage as we know it has not existed since biblical times, and frankly hasn't even been around for half a millenium. Marriage was redifined from bible "intentions" when it was no longer required for a man to marry his brother's widow if no male heir was present, and when inter-racial marriages were permitted. The bibical excuses are just that - excuses. The fundamental social institution is family - whether that be by marriage or by choice.

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