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  1. Comment on #Gay Marriage: Who says you can’t have religious symbols? The Law
    on 21 February 2013 at 3:07 pm

    “As for Chris, as a doctrinally conservative Roman Catholic he needs to brush up on what his Church actually teaches about Scripture – it must be read in conjunction with the tradition of the Church, human reason and the Magisterium”

    Gerry, I placed more emphasis on the bible due to not knowing if you were Catholic or not,as I was looking for a genuine insight into how someone claims to be both Christian and Gay. The bible is a somewhat uniting factor between Christians.

    I’m well aware of Church teaching regarding the bible and thankfully in conjuction with tradition, human reason and the Magisterium there is no conflict whatsoever.

    I

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  2. Comment on #Gay Marriage: Who says you can’t have religious symbols? The Law
    on 21 February 2013 at 12:43 am

    Gerry

    Not meant as personal I’m just struggling to understand how you claim to have an adherence to a faith whose main point of reference is totally opposed to the lifestyle you choose to lead.

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  3. Comment on The shrinking heart of the UUP: A lucky 13?
    on 20 February 2013 at 9:54 pm

    “So the UUP has now spotted it is being bullied and has stopped tolerating the bullying”

    Do you really believe that nonsense? Please tell me there are people like yourself advising Nesbitt?

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  4. Comment on #Gay Marriage: Who says you can’t have religious symbols? The Law
    on 20 February 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Rossbrown

    What people consider themselves is neither here nor there. I have friends who think they are great singers but they haven’t a note in their heads.

    Self perception does not equate to truth.

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  5. Comment on #Gay Marriage: Who says you can’t have religious symbols? The Law
    on 20 February 2013 at 9:28 pm

    “You can murder someone and feel more welcome in church than if you are gay and Christian attitudes fall very short of humble”

    zig

    It’s true that in the Catholic/Christian world murder and homosexual activity are considered a sin but you are not being fair in your comparision.

    If someone commits a murder and then repents that murder they would be welcomed back into their faith as confession and forgiveness is very high on the agenda. That said what you are suggesting would only be similar if the murderer said that to him murdering people was natural and as such the Church should change its stance on murder being a sin.

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  6. Comment on #Gay Marriage: Who says you can’t have religious symbols? The Law
    on 20 February 2013 at 5:02 pm

    “Sorry, I got busy. Yes, I uderstand that. But you can distinguish between your duties as a law maker (and protector of religious freedoms) and your membership of a church.”

    Mick

    Not when they are both linked and you are being asked to compromise both. The debate on secular “gay marriage” is an entirely different debate than arguing for a religious element for that secular service.

    You can’t have freedom of religion when lawmakers demand that religions stay out of secular affairs and then they believe in their arrogance that the secular sphere can use religious trappings for their own ends.

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  7. Comment on The shrinking heart of the UUP: A lucky 13?
    on 20 February 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Banjaxed

    “Well, he’s obviously given up entirely on the unicorn vote and his big idea on the larger, ie – secular, community vote”

    He may have said that at one stage but as the old phrase goes, judge a man by his actions and not his words.

    Ever since he has been made “leader” he has tried to be more DUP than the DUP and that was never going to work.

    If he keeps up this approach he will eventually finish the UUP but the problem he has in reversing this course is that the liberal voices are abandoning the ship and so there will be no one to offer a different perspective.

    He will effectively finish the UUP with the remnants joining the DUP with the possibility of the emergence of a new liberal wing of Unionism.

    The UUP, quite possibly in the face of outside Republican forces, managed to keep a “big house” party but with that siege away from their door age old factions have begun to arise.

    Historically there has always been a liberal wing and conservative wing of Irish/Ulster Unionism and all we are seeing now is the re-emergence of that divide.

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  8. Comment on #Gay Marriage: Who says you can’t have religious symbols? The Law
    on 20 February 2013 at 3:19 pm

    David

    An Irish Republican looking to join the NI Conservative Party either isn’t an Irish Republican or else he isn’t a NI Conservative.

    You can’t be both both for the Union and the Republic anymore than you can, in my book, be a Catholic/Christian and a supporter of Gay Marriage.

    Everyone is entitled to their view but everyone should be honest about the labels they use when expressing that view.

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  9. Comment on The shrinking heart of the UUP: A lucky 13?
    on 20 February 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Antain

    Think about the constituency he is targeting. He isn’t looking for your vote or mine but when he argues against gay marriage, about how everything was the fault of Nationalism and the recognition of their cultural identity I can see how that would play well amongst the knuckle draggers.

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  10. Comment on #Gay Marriage: Who says you can’t have religious symbols? The Law
    on 20 February 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Mick

    I am talking specifically about those homosexual couples seeking a religious ceremony, a Christian ceremony.

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