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Oklahoma Considering Separation Of Marriage & State (VIDEO)
« on: January 27, 2014, 11:45:45 PM »
Marriage doesn’t need “to be regulated by the state at all,” say Republicans

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Republicans are promoting a bill that could make marriage a private institution in their state. The legislation, filed by Rep. Mike Turner, could end all government regulation of marriage and leave the matter to individuals and their churches. The ACLU has called this attempt the first of its kind in the US.

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In an interview with Oklahoma’s News9, Turner made a reasonable, liberty-minded case for his proposal, expressing skepticism as to whether “marriage needs to be regulated by the state at all.” He said there is a “realistic opportunity” for the effort to succeed.

Yet Oklahoma progressives are outraged by the proposal, which they say is an underhanded trick to avoid legal recognition of same-sex marriage. News9, apparently incapable of imagining of how marriage could exist without government, called Turner’s suggestion a “ban” on marriage that would “throw marriage altogether around the window.” An ACLU spokesman has condemned the effort as not being on “the right side of history.”

As a Christian, Turner has a good intellectual basis for divorcing marriage from the law. Renowned Christian apologist G.K. Chesterton said “It may be said that this institution of the home is the one anarchist institution. That is to say, it is older than law, and stands outside the State.” He believed that the two sexes “are glued together too tightly for us to get the blade of a legal penknife in between them.”

Likewise, I believe - like my home state’s College Republicans – that “It’s too bad that such a beautiful thing has been reduced to a document.”

Some secular libertarians have also called for getting the government out of marriage. Comedian Doug Stanhope has said “gay marriage is one of those trick arguments. Marriage should not be a legal institution. That’s the argument you should be having.”

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Re: Oklahoma Considering Separation Of Marriage & State (VIDEO)
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2014, 11:59:54 PM »
A very interesting proposal.  The gist of that, of course, is what conservatives should have been protecting all along - the right of private individuals to have their sacramental relationships left alone and protected from government interference.

For those who believe in God, it is sufficent that spouses are married in the sight of God; how Caesar chooses to view their relationship is irrelevant to what that relationship actually is.

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Re: Oklahoma Considering Separation Of Marriage & State (VIDEO)
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 12:00:57 AM »
More proof that homo "marriage" is not about marriage, but rather forced acceptance.

This would let them to do what they want, but it's not good enough.  They have to force their perversion on every aspect of society including all Christians.
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