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And now from the Mormons in New Zealand

Timothy Kincaid

January 29th, 2013

Like much of the planet this week, marriage is being debated in New Zealand. Here’s a bit from that front:

Meanwhile, Michael Roberts of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told the committee that redefining marriage will have a negative impact on families, children and society.

Green MP Kevin Hague put it to Mr Roberts that the Mormon church has already redefined marriage by banning its former practice of polygamy.

After a lengthy pause, Mr Roberts said the ban resulted from the law “asking us to reconsider that”.

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MattNYC
January 29th, 2013 | LINK

And who makes the laws? The people. And that’s what happens in a Democracy.

MattNYC
January 29th, 2013 | LINK

AND furthermore, no one is asking the Mormons to change THEIR definition of marriage.

Shofixti
January 30th, 2013 | LINK

Nobody really defines what ‘redefine’ means. It’s just used as a scary word, with slippery boundaries.

Timothy (TRiG)
January 30th, 2013 | LINK

Defining Sarriage

How the flip did he come up with sarriage? Did he derive it from some sort of proper linguistic principle, or did he extract it from his nether regions?

TRiG.

tomchicago01
January 30th, 2013 | LINK

Well, if we hadn’t redefined marriage, wives would still be the chattel of their husbands and the miscegenation laws would still be on the books. The terror campaign against “redefining marriage” is completely bogus.

reynard61
February 2nd, 2013 | LINK

“Green MP Kevin Hague put it to Mr Roberts that the Mormon church has already redefined marriage by banning its former practice of polygamy.

“After a lengthy pause, Mr Roberts said the ban resulted from the law ‘asking us to reconsider that’.”

And you are being asked to reconsider your position on same-sex marriage. If you were able to change your position on polygamy, then how hard can changing your position on same-sex marriage be?

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