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Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
I like Ellen but I cannot stand John McCain.
NoonShine NoonShine 9 years
The first marriages recorded were of religious nature. It's why most of them were recorded in Bibles, not court houses. Most cultures didn't even have a "legal" ceremony, it almost always was a religious ceremony. If a certain religion is dead set against homosexual relations (almost ALL religions are) and almost all religions consider homosexual relations to be a severe sin, then it would be hypocritical to allow a religious union of a couple that is, in the religion's eyes, committing a sin. That is what the big issue is, in most people that are opposed to it. I personally have no problem with 2 gay/lesbians getting married. I on the other hand do not believe in any organized religion, so to me it would be strictly a legal issue, so that my significant other could receive my benefits etc just like any other spouse could. Some people don't understand the union of homosexuals and stand strong by their beliefs in that it is a sin, because that's what the Christian religion teaches. How can you believe in a religion and just overlook one of it's MAIN sins? You can't, and that is the issue with most people......I think I just said that, anyway, open minds minds. Maybe it's time we rethink how correct religions are, which I happen to think are in many ways, very very wrong.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
My condolences to Steven Curtis Chapman's family, thats such a terrible tragedy... I admired Ellen Degeneres and John McCain's debate. They were both very eloquent and well-spoken about their views. I have the same debate in my head about gay marriage because I am a Christian so I'm supposed to believe that it is wrong but I don't feel that I should make judgments about that kind of thing. I beliueve that Ellen was right about saying that all love is the same and I don't think its necessarily right that they should be treated like second-class citizens.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
way to go Ellen!!!! she was saying everything she felt and being so truthful, there was sumthing that mccain was holding back u cna just tell, and i dont think we need a person who is gonna hold stuff back for any resaon in the office.....i dunno...
shannon_xo shannon_xo 9 years
Steven Curtis Chapman & his family, my heart goes out to them. How unbelievably horrible...
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
not sick of me to put them in the same catagory you are telling people to respect other peoples opinions and yet you didnt do that with opinion/fact was before that no matter how much spf i wear i still change colors in the sun. THAT IS A FACT. so i know the difference between fact and need to realize that you are hypocritical and that was my point in pointing it out to you in this post about past blogs. you said this putting down ShannonSoCrazy OPINIONS...."If you can't understand someone "respectfully" disagreeing about something, then in all honesty, you are the one with the problem."..and that makes you a hypocrite because you didnt do that with everyone else in the previous flat out said that if you wear the right sunscreen you wont be changed my the sun...which is WRONG
Christina23559 Christina23559 9 years
Wow FeFiFoFum these are the comments that kept me away for the last few months. Lighten up. Some people take life WAY to seriously. I wasn't aware that the reason he has a large lump on the side of his neck was because of his time in the POW camp, of course I was aware that he was a POW, it's defo not been a secret. I don't think that anyone should vote for a candidate just because they are a female, I think that people should vote for the candidate that most strongly represents their own personal belief's.
Sporky Sporky 9 years
P.S. I don't know who this Chapman guy is but I really feel bad for him and his family.
Sporky Sporky 9 years
Sarah22, well said. Susan Grace, the only gay wedding I ever went to was by far THE MOST fun I've ever had at a wedding, and believe me I've been to a ton. :)
SusanGrace SusanGrace 9 years
I think Chimmy Cheeks is a CUUUUUTE Nickname!! and btw. Ellen made a lot of Sense. There is still a Huuuuge Discrimination against Gays & Lesbians out there. It's very sad. What Century is this?? And another thing! I think Gay Weddings would be waaaaay more fun than Hetro Weddings! The flowers, the food... everything! This coming from a Hetro Woman who has been to plenty of Weddings.
Imani33 Imani33 9 years
McCain seemed uncomfortable during the entire interview though, but he did handle the question very well.
ShannonSoCrazy ShannonSoCrazy 9 years
You're right, I am the one with the problem because I don't think this should even be an issue at all. It is wrong to keep a group of people from doing something simply because you don't personally agree with it, therefore I don't respect his opinion on this particular subject. However, like Mary_Sofi said, I do respect that he went on her show at all knowing that he would be asked about gay marriage. And I do agree with you about making fun of the way he looks... but it makes me uncomfortable when anybody gets made fun of for something they have no control over.
Mary_Sofi Mary_Sofi 9 years
I love Ellen and I agree with her, and I have a new found respect for McCain to be brave enough to go to a show where he knew he'd be questioned about his position in gay marriage. If only the politicians in Chile were that ballsy...
FeFiFoFum FeFiFoFum 9 years
He has his beliefs and you have yours. If you can't understand someone "respectfully" disagreeing about something, then in all honesty, you are the one with the problem.
ShannonSoCrazy ShannonSoCrazy 9 years
Yeah, I can't "respectfully" disagree with McCain on this issue. There is no good reason for not letting gay people get married.
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 9 years
Go Ellen. I don't understand "respectfully disagreeing". Either people have equal rights or they don't. The end.
browneyedchica browneyedchica 9 years
I love Steven and my heart goes out to him and his family. I'm not sure who I'm voting for this time, but I definitely respect McCain for voicing his opinion respectfully. OF COURSE they were going to disagree on same-sex marriage. Is anyone really surprised by that? But Ellen's a big girl she can handle it. ;)
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i'm so sorry to hear about steven's daughter. that's terrible.
SusanGrace SusanGrace 9 years
I watched the John ( WH_RE ) McCain video on TMZ. I prefer the Clintons because they are so Capable but I despise chimmy cheeks McCain, so I guess I'll vote for JFK. LOL! Or Obama.
darlene darlene 9 years
Thats so sad about his daughter
rpenner rpenner 9 years
That was a very respectful conversation/debate had between John McCain and Ellen. I can appreciate that he was respectful of her but stuck to his guns on what he believes. And good on Ellen too for standing up for what she believes. That is just awful about Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter. So sad. That poor son. He must be beside himself.
romes romes 9 years
Derek Jeter is a low life scum.
sugarbritches sugarbritches 9 years
So sad to hear about Steven Curtis Chapman! What a tragedy to endure! Prayers and good thoughts to the family. I respected both sides of the John McCain Ellen debate, especially that they both respectfully held their ground through a difference of opinion.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
Ellen Rules!
LolaDub LolaDub 9 years
oh and congrats to spielberg! :jumpin:
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