Friday, July 3, 2015

Twenty questions for all those flying the rainbow profile/flag

Questions for all those who are flying the rainbow profile:
1. How long have you believed that gay marriage is something to be celebrated?

2. If “love wins,” how would you define love?

3. How would you define marriage?

4. Does the end and purpose of marriage point to something more than an adult’s emotional and sexual fulfillment?

5. Should marriage be limited to only two people?

6. Is it bad for LGBT persons to engage in sexual activity outside of marriage?

7. Should gay couples in open relationships, wanting the "equality of being married, be subject to marriage laws? "....til death do us part...let no man put asunder"

8. On what basis, if any, would you prevent consenting adults of any relation and of any number from getting married?

9. Should there be an age requirement in this country for obtaining a marriage license?

10. Does equality entail that anyone wanting to be married should be able to have any meaningful relationship defined as marriage?

11. If not, why not?

12. What sexual acts are unacceptable, dangerous, horrendous?

13. Do you think children do best with a mother and a father?

14. If not, what research would you point to in support of that conclusion?

15. If yes, does the state have any role to play in promoting or privileging the arrangement that puts children with a mom and a dad?

16. Do you believe it is possible to love someone and disagree with important decisions they make?

17. Should your fellow citizens who disagree with homosexual practice be allowed to exercise their religious beliefs without fear of punishment, retribution, or coercion?

18. Will you speak up for your fellow Christians when their jobs, their accreditation, their reputation, and their freedoms are threatened because of this issue?

19. Will you speak out against shaming and bullying of all kinds, whether against gays and lesbians or against Christians?

20. Do you think Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were motivated by personal animus and bigotry when they, for almost all of their lives, defined marriage as a covenant relationship between one man and one woman?