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Gay marriage has been passed through parliament in the U.K.!

Praise God!

Thank you for all your prayers!

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PRAYERS FOR THE U.K. PLEASE!

There is going to be a free vote tomorrow on whether civil partnerships will be upgraded to marriage for LGBT couples in the U.K.

While weddings in churches (aside from Unitarian and Quaker) will be off the cards for a while this is a big step forward to full equality!

Prayers for wisdom, for thought and for open mindedness for those voting in Parliament tomorrow! And prayer for those of us here to accept the outcome, whatever it may be.

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I can’t explain how much I hope my state of Illinois passes Gay Marriage. This is a good sign. We are ready, now let’s get it done.

(Merry Christmas Eve everyone :) )

-Andrew

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 That was my only response.

 That was my only response.

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  • Conservative: I love you so I'm going to vote 'no' on gay marriage.
  • Gay Christian: Oh thank you! I was worried I might end up in a happily committed and Christ-centred relationship with my would-be spouse of the same sex! God bless you for selflessly treating His children, including myself, differently based on what you personally approve of regardless of whether or not your beliefs are even remotely founded on Scripture!
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I spoke with my former pastor at Point Loma Presbyterian Church yesterday

And I am sorry to say that he is anti-equality.

As some of you know, my ultimate hope is that GCI grows to rival the size of GCN as an organization and become a physically present body and not just a blog. So I  have undertaken the responsibility of contacting pastors within my region and seeing what I can give to the next editor in the form of advice and organization influence and maybe even finances. So far I have only spoken to my Church (SDFC) on Nazarenes for Equality  and the Presbyterian church I mentioned before. But as you can imagine the going is slow, but not unworkable.

But back to my discussion regarding the Presbyterian pastor.

He does come from a very conservative generation and when I spoke to him, he didn’t seem to have ever truly encountered an opposing argument (he has met Mel White and knows of More Light Presbyterians, however) that was well formed. When I spoke with him, did not seem to be able to retort to most of my points. Instead, he occasionally resorted to conjecture or simply did not have a counter-argument. 

Considering that he attended Seminary in the 70’s, it is not suprising this is the case.

But he was very loving and civilized no less, and I do pray that I helped plant the seeds of understanding with him from our discussion!

-Ian

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sitsoktobegay101:

Neil Armstrong, a straight space pioneer, and Sally Ride, a gay pioneer, had the same occupation and made leaps and both bounds for science. And yet… Neil Armstrong’s widow gets more benefits and does not have to deal with extra headaches because they are married. Sally Ride’s widow gets no benefits and has unnecessary problems to deal with because their “marriage” was limited. 
Funny, how religion wasn’t brought up once. Government recognized religion is NOT the same as religious marriage. 

sitsoktobegay101:

Neil Armstrong, a straight space pioneer, and Sally Ride, a gay pioneer, had the same occupation and made leaps and both bounds for science. And yet… Neil Armstrong’s widow gets more benefits and does not have to deal with extra headaches because they are married. Sally Ride’s widow gets no benefits and has unnecessary problems to deal with because their “marriage” was limited. 

Funny, how religion wasn’t brought up once. Government recognized religion is NOT the same as religious marriage. 

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Just what I was talking about a little while ago……

Just what I was talking about a little while ago……

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Stats:

stuartsonofgagajefferies:

Rate of straight couples divorcing: high.

Rate of gay couples divorcing: rock bottom.

Rate of gay marriages performed in America: insufficiently low.

Celebrity divorce: high.

Gay celebrity divorce: have you even seen Ellen & Portia, and David & Neil though? They’re in for the long haul clearly.

Just sayin’….