The Bermuda Legislature has outlawed same-sex marriage only months after the Bermuda Supreme Court approved such unions there, making the island the first nation to reverse gay marriage.
The Bermuda Legislature approved the Domestic Partnership Act after a public referendum in favor of traditional marriage, effectively reversing the Bermuda Supreme Court ruling of May, 2017. Bermuda Gov. John Rankin signed the act into law Feb. 7.
The new law denies marriage to same-sex couples, but gives both gay and heterosexual couples the right to enter into partnerships with certain legal rights previously held only by heterosexual married couples....
U.S. EPISCOPAL "die-oh-seize" VOTES to STOP using MASCULINE pronouns FOR GOD - gonna "fish for peopleâ€ť-Mk1:17 NIV2011 With a fishy BaphometTrangenderTranslation "goddess/god"
www.wayoflife.org The Episcopal Church Diocese of Washington, D.C. rejected the God of the Bible for a mythical goddess of feminist thinking. On Jan 27, the delegates to the dioceseâ€™s annual convention approved a statement â€śto utilize expansive language for God ... and, when possible, to avoid the use of gendered pronouns for God.â€ť Gendered pronouns are things such as â€śHeâ€ť & â€śFatherâ€ť & â€śKing.â€ť The drafters of the daffy resolution said, â€śBy expanding our language for God, we will expand our image of God and the nature of Godâ€ť (â€śU.S. Episcopal diocese,â€ť LifeSiteNews, Feb. 1, 2018). â€śThe Rev.â€ť Linda Calkins of St. Bartholomewâ€™s Episcopal Church in Laytonsville, Maryland, said, â€śMany of us are waiting and need to hear God in our language, in our words and in our pronouns.â€ť In reality, the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C. has rejected the God of the Bible for a mythical goddess. In Scripture, God is always referred to in masculine terms. He is King of kings, not Queen of queens. He is the Father &the Son, not the Mother and the Daughter. In the incarnation, God became a man, not a woman. 1Ti2:5
Dennis Prager wrote: ...if opposition to same-sex marriage is as immoral as racism, why did no great moral thinker, in all of history, ever advocate male-male or female-female marriage? Opposition to racism was advocated by every great moral thinker. Moses, for example, married a black woman, the very definition of Catholic is "universal" and therefore diverse and has always included every race, and the equality of human beings of every race was a central tenet of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other world religions. But no one - not Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, Aquinas, Gandhi, not the Bible or the Koran or any other sacred text, nor even a single anti-religious secular thinker of the Enlightenment â€” ever advocated redefining marriage to include members of the same sex.
To argue that opposition to same-sex marriage is immoral is to argue that every moral thinker, and every religion and social movement in the history of mankind prior to the last 20 years in America and Europe was immoral. About no other issue could this be said....
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Dennis Prager wrote: ...Every moral advance has been rooted in prior moral thinking. The anti-slavery movement was based on the Bible. Martin Luther King, Jr. was first and foremost the "Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr." and he regularly appealed to the moral authority of the scriptures when making his appeals on behalf of racial equality....
...Is the man-woman definition of marriage fair to gays who wish to marry? No, it isn't. And those of us opposed to same-sex marriage need to be honest about this, ...
But whether a policy is fair to every individual can never be the only question society asks in establishing social policy. Eyesight standards for pilots are unfair to some terrifically capable individuals. Orchestra standards are unfair to many talented musicians.... Wherever there are standards, there will be unfairness to individuals.
So, the question is whether redefining in the most radical way ever conceived â€” indeed completely changing its intended meaning â€” is good for society.
It isn't. [ ]
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