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Posted in: Morgan Freeman explores faith in 'Story of God' See in context

The existence of God is the best explanation for the way things are. The kind of world we live in, and so on. Hopefully, this series focuses on Christianity since that worldview has the most explanatory power of all the alternative ways to explain the reality we find ourselves in.

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Posted in: Morgan Freeman explores faith in 'Story of God' See in context

Well, either God exists or does not. I wonder what evidence this show will produce to answer this issue one way or the other.

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Posted in: Five reasons why 'Queer Eye' is such a big hit on Netflix in Japan See in context

3. They make you rethink stereotypes and open your mind to different situations

I wonder how, since the stars of the show themselves are stereotyped.

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Posted in: Five reasons why 'Queer Eye' is such a big hit on Netflix in Japan See in context

Possibly not. But does it though, am asking as I haven't seen it?

Possibly not? Is it ever helpful to place people in small boxes and place labels on them? I cannot think of an instance but maybe someone else can. On a side note, the title of this program indicates its focus on stereotypes.

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Posted in: Transgender woman hits bureaucratic brick wall in Japan See in context

Sadly, there are people who are confused about which binary sex they are. And though they are confused, there is no need for the rest of us to be confused.

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Posted in: Five reasons why 'Queer Eye' is such a big hit on Netflix in Japan See in context

Does Japan need another show perpetuating stereotypes?

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Posted in: DC Comics drops plans for series with Jesus alongside superhero See in context

The King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Sovereign of us all needs a comic book superhero to toughen him up!?!

Is the publishing industry that desperate for material!?!

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

Straight people are allowed to marry those they love, but those who dare to love someone who shares the same genitalia are not allowed to marry those they love.

Are you purposely pretending to be obtuse? Well, I will give it one more try.

Let’s restate your post for clarity.

“Straight or gay people are allowed to marry those they love, but those, straight or gay, who dare to love someone who shares the same genitalia are not allowed to marry those they love.”

Now do you see that the rules are equally applied? Whatever a peron’s sexual preference is (straight, gay, etc.), they can marry under the same rules as everyone else. This is equally true for the polygamists, incestuous, and pedophiles who wish to marry.

Once last time...the rights and restrictions of matrimony are enjoyed by all citizens equally.

Disliking this objective truth does not invalidate this truth.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

Under the rules, straight people are allowed to marry the person they love, but gay people are not. So no, they cannot marry those they love under the same rules. They are in fact unable to marry those they love.

I think you may not have read my full post so I will post it here again.

“They can marry those they love under the same rules as everyone else. 

They might be disappointed, just like people who love a close blood relative or a child or someone who is already married are disappointed, but they are being treated equally and fairly.”

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

Have you actually read the responses? Come on now! How many times does it have to be pointed out?

Yes, there have been responses to the question but no ANSWER to the question.

No one is suffering from any inquality since the rights and restrictions of state-sanctioned matrimony are already shared by all citizens equally.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

They are not allowed to marry those they love...

Yes, they can marry those they love under the same rules as everyone else.

They might be disappointed, just like people who love a close blood relative or a child or someone who is already married are disappointed, but they are being treated equally and fairly.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

...if it was true, then pray tell why are they forced to go to court to have their marriages recognized?

They are going to court to demand that their non-marriages be recognized as marriages. If an immigration officer does not recognize my non-passport as a passport, he or she is not causing me to suffer nor engaging in unjustifiable discrimination.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

Every LGBT person is suffering from inequality in Japan.

What inequality are they suffering from concerning marriage? Again, the fact is that anyone of any sexual preference can marry under the same restrictions as everyone else.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

Yes, I've read it and replied to it.

Yes, you replied with a statement misconstruing my post.

Japan will be standing for equal marriage eventually.

It already does because Japan already has marriage equality.

*So, no marriage or kids for LGBT people, eh?*

Any person can marry, LGBT or not. One’s sexual preference is not a question on an application for a marriage license. The same is true for adoption.

No LGBT person is suffering from any inequality in Japan. They may feel dissatisfaction because one or more of their egocentric itches is not being met, but this does not change the fact they are subject to the same equal restrictions as everyone else. None of us has a right to demand that all of our egocentricities be fulfilled by society.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

LGBT people can adopt, or have a surrogate. And not every couple, straight or otherwise, has to begin a family. People who get married late in life, or disabled couples, or those who just don't want kids.

Please read what I posted again.

Marriage is on the right side of history because the two sexes come together and begins a two-person family, the building block of society.”

A married man and woman ARE a family whether they have children or not. Anything else is a broken family, and a loving and compassionate society never purposely creates broken families so let’s hope that Japan shows itself to be loving and compassionate by standing for marriage.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

Why you think these people should be denied the same rights you have is yet to be explained.

No one is being denied any rights. The rights and restrictions of state-sanctioned matrimony are already shared by all citizens equally.

The same argument was made about allowing marriage between different races. 

??? I am sorry but I do not understand your point.

Laws keeping different ethnicities from marrying were on the wrong side of history because they kept a man and woman apart. Marriage is on the right side of history because the two sexes come together and begins a two-person family, the building block of society.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

Marriage is either something particular or it is not. Supporters of marriage hold to the former notion. Others to the latter, i.e. marriage is not anything in particular and is merely defined in a way that the definition can change to meet changing conditions.

But is the latter notion true?

Did governments simply create laws to protect that which already existed, marriage, or did governments create marriage through arbitrary laws?

We all know the answer.

Therefore, governments cannot ultimately redefine marriage because they did not create marriage. They can only damage this vital institution by interfering with it through attempts at redefinition.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

I support marriage equality, which is why I do not support same-sex marriage since it has nothing to do with marriage ((one man (husband), one woman (wife), for one lifetime)) nor equality (the right of marriage is already shared by all citizens equally).

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Posted in: Chiba 1st Japanese city to recognize LGBT couples, common-law marriage See in context

...in that scenario, the same-sex couples are not the ones receiving preferential treatment, hetrosexual couples are, as they are the only ones receiving this benefit. Why should they be the only ones?

Please read my post again. Same-sex pairings were included in the scenario, e.g. two spinners.

...should they not receive the same benefits as a couple who chooses to spend their lives together?

No. Due to them not being married.

There is no obligation for government to give every human coupling the same preferential treatment. The unique benefits of marriage fit its unique purpose. Marriage is not meant to be a shortcut to tax cuts and insurance benefits. It’s meant to build families...a union of a man and a woman who may or may not have children.

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Posted in: Chiba 1st Japanese city to recognize LGBT couples, common-law marriage See in context

If Chiba were going against national laws, it would be recognizing same-sex marriages.

The problem here is that the city is recognizing same-sex marriages. They are simply disingenuously not using the word “marriage.”

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Posted in: Chiba 1st Japanese city to recognize LGBT couples, common-law marriage See in context

Same-sex couples do not have the same legal benefits as married couples. However, no other non-marital relationships between individuals—two sisters , a pair of spinsters, college roommates, et al.—share those benefits, either. Why should they? If same-sex couples face inequality in this area, so does every other pair of unmarried citizens who have deep, loving commitments to each other. Why should same-sex couples receive preferential treatment just because they are sexually involved?

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Posted in: Hit Netflix reboot 'Queer Eye' casting gaze on Japan in new episodes See in context

Is this show not a bit homophobic? Pushing the notion that queer men know something about fashion and style because they are gay is stereotyping. Not only stereotyping but also perpetuating such identity assumptions on gays and straights.

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Posted in: A whole lotta love: 26 mock weddings for Japanese lesbian couple See in context

Stating that 25 nations recognize same-sex marriage is the same as saying that 25 nations recognize square circles.

Nature and reason inform us that marriages are the long-term unions of a complementary pair, a man and a woman. This pairing is the beginning of a family that may later produce children. So...marriage begins a family. Families are the building blocks of society. Families and marriage are, therefore, logically prior to society.

So nations did not create marriage with arbitrary laws but simply created laws to protect that which already existed, marriage. Hence, countries cannot ultimately redefine marriage. They can only damage them by interfering with them.

We cannot take axe to the root of civilization, marriage and the family, without their being negative consequences.

Thank you, Japan, for still recognizing the objective truth of what marriage is.

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Posted in: Home DNA tests doom anonymity for sperm, egg donors See in context

This is wonderful news. Children are entitled to a relationship with and care from both of the people who brought them into being. Depriving a child of relationships with his or her parents is an injustice to the child.

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Posted in: 'Star Wars' producer Kennedy wants new movie voices 'to bring world to its senses' See in context

Kathleen Kennedy has not taken credit for one of her achievements. Being behind the first Star Wars movie to lose money. In place of storytelling, Lucasfilm under her direction has become a platform for political/sexual agendas, and their box office take reflects this.

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Posted in: Australia seeks to ban schools from expelling gay students See in context

“...no student of a non-state school should be expelled on the basis of their sexuality,”

What is the word “sexuality “ meant here? Does it refer to students with same-sex attraction who do not act on such attraction? Does it refer to pupils who sometimes engage in same-sex acts but do not identify with the gay lifestyle? Or does it refer to those who do actively live and identify as gay?

Without clear definitions, there cannot be a clear dialogue.

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Posted in: Osaka cuts sister city ties with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue See in context

As a San Franciscan, I am embarrassed. Our mayors, too often, do not think before they act...or they act contrary to the law.

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Posted in: 5 foreign chambers of commerce in Japan urge gov't to legalize same-sex marriage See in context

I support marriage equality, which is why I do not support same-sex marriage since it has nothing to do with marriage (one man, one woman, for one lifetime) nor equality (the rights and restrictions of marriage are already shared by all Japanese citizens).

Japan, along with 177 other countries, should continue to support marriage...which supports families...which supports the right of children to be raised in the most diverse household possible, one with the love of a father and a mother.

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Posted in: Obama in campaign mode, back to promoting hope over fear See in context

The American people had a choice of Hillary Clinton between Donald Trump...and were blessed with Trump. Hillary and Barack had been undermining the first right of all people, freedom of religion, by stating that people only had the freedom to worship. In other words, anyone could believe what they want but they should not be allowed to act it out in the public square.

However, freedom of religion is the basis of all the other freedoms. If our inalienable rights were not endowed by our Creator, then a government who can arbitrarily create rights can just as arbitrarily take away those rights,

This is why Barack and Hillary were fundamentally wrong for America and the rest of the world.

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Posted in: Neil Armstrong film accused of being unpatriotic See in context

Stating that the moon landing was a "human" achievement is like when your broke brother tells your parents that the Christmas gift you bought and paid for is "from both of us."

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