Ned Flaherty 
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Re: “Attorney General Cooper on Hot Seat Over Gay Rights

To the anonymous "Zoombah": You make a gigantic mistake every time you speak of "God's plan" as your basis for public policy.

Your deity is not everyone's deity, your faith is not everyone's faith, your scriptures are not everyone's scriptures.

As an American citizen, you are entitled to whatever religious superstitions you choose to believe in. You are not, however, allowed to impose your religious beliefs upon any other person, or to write your superstitions into the civil laws that govern everybody else.

Every major religion now has some clergy who bless same-gender couples and who perform same-gender weddings. For those clergy and their flocks, their "God's plan" includes those couples. You don't belong to those congregations, you have no authority there, and you lost all credibility with your fascistic condemnations of persons unlike yourself. Begone!

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Posted by Ned Flaherty on 08/29/2013 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Attorney General Cooper on Hot Seat Over Gay Rights

Zoombah: Your insistence that the Constitution has no control over marriage unless it literally contains the word "marriage" is either (a) childish, or else (b) stupid, or (c) both.

A constitution is a set of principles; it is not an inventory of vocabulary. It mentions firearms, but it does not have to list every single make and model of gun to be able to control what happens with all guns. Also, our Constitution doesn't mention "electricity" either, but that doesn't mean that its principles don't apply to the design, manufacture, distribution, and consumption of electricity from private firms operated as socialist enterprises by government agencies for public benefit.

If you are still obsessed with how the U.S. Constitution controls marriage (both mixed-gender and same-gender), then read the briefs filed in Windsor v. United States, and especially the U.S. Supreme Court decision. Then you'll see how marriage is included within the U.S. Constitution.

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Posted by Ned Flaherty on 08/29/2013 at 9:23 PM

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