I kinda figured the younger voters were ok with same sex ‘marriage.’
Would it be safe to assume they are also ok with co-habitation and no fault divorce?
Was wondering, of these younger voter what % would identify themselves as Christian?
Was wondering, out of these younger voters what % would identify themselves as Catholic? Since the Catholic Church has specific teachings on marriage.
Now out of a group of young Christians what % approve of same sex marriage?
Now out of a group of young Catholics what % approve of same sex marriage?
I’m asking for a reason.Let me posit the following:
A larger no of people,especially younger people, identify themselves as being Christian because they believe in God and that Jesus at least existed.Some would believe that He is God. I would also posit that Catholic voters who approve of same sex marriage(as well as abortion)are not well catechized and probably don’t attend Mass on Sundays-which, in case they don’t know-if it’s deliberate it’s a mortal sin.
(They may not even know what that is).
I was also wondering what % of young voters went for Obama and more importantly WHY they voted for him.
First off blessings to you and your family. We have a fundamental disagreement here but we don’t have to be mortal enemies due to it.
It is Good Shepherd Sunday(am Catholic). This entry is not going to be about my opinion. It’s not going to be about anybody’s opinion.Not the Rep party,not conservatives,not an ideologue. It’s going to be what JESUS Himself said about marriage.
Pharisees came up to Him(Jesus) and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh.
(Matt. 19:3–8; cf. Mark 10:2–9; Luke 16:18)
From the Beginning refers to Genesis.
We know from Jesus words(and from Genesis)that marriage is a UNION.We know from Jesus words(and Genesis)that marriage is between one man/one woman.
It is a union between male and female.A union that speaks through the body-“and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh.” Secular humanism sanctioned intercourse without marriage and then it sanctioned marriage without intercourse. Both are (tragically)wrong and have consequeces.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church expounds:
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
Homosexuals and Chastity
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.
2360 Sexuality is ordered to the conjugal love of man and woman. In marriage the physical intimacy of the spouses becomes a sign and pledge of spiritual communion. Marriage bonds between baptized persons are sanctified by the sacrament.
Anotherwords Kirsten we can be compassionate. When we say people of the same gender can’t be married we’re not discriminating.We’re stating an objective truth.
IF we’re Christian we can’t ignore the teachings of Jesus either. In fact, if we’re going to call ourselves Christian then we have to put those beliefs into practice. Christian is not a name tag.What we believe is not based on warm fuzzy feelings.
When it’s time to nominate a candiate i ask a few questions. They are:
1. Can this person win the election?
2. does this person reflect my values?
3. does this person have integrity,character and honesty? VERY important. The President must be trustworthy.
4. Will this person make a good President?
Those are the basic 4 and to get the answer you almost have to check the persons background and philosophy.
I did that with Barrack Obama andi it’s why i didn’t vote for him. His background was enough to raise(no pun intended)red flags.
So why am I supporting Ted Cruz?
Whatever they think they can accuse Ted Cruz of the one thing they can’t accuse him of is not being ‘conservative enough’ or being a Rino.
i get the part about him being a short term Senator. That wasn’t Obama’s main problem .. Nor is it Ted’s-besides if you look into Ted’s history he wasn’t just a community organizer.He’s had plenty of experience besides being a Senator.
Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is the juniorUnited States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012 as a Republican, he is the first Hispanic or Cuban American to serve as a U.S. Senator from Texas. He is the chairman of the subcommittee on the Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He is also the chairman of the subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.
Between 1999 and 2003, Cruz served as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an associate deputy attorney general at the United States Department of Justice, and as domestic policy advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. He served as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to May 2008, after being appointed by Texas Attorney GeneralGreg Abbott. He was the first Hispanic, the youngest and the longest-serving solicitor general in Texas history. Cruz was also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, from 2004 to 2009. While there, he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation. Cruz is one of three Latinos in the Senate; the others—also Americans of Cuban ancestry—are fellow Republican Marco Rubio of Florida and DemocratBob Menendez of New Jersey.
Cruz was the Republican nominee for the Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison. On July 31, 2012, he defeated Lieutenant GovernorDavid Dewhurst in the Republican primaryrunoff, 57%–43%. Cruz defeated former state Representative Paul Sadler in the general election on November 6, 2012. He prevailed 56%–41% over Sadler. Cruz openly identifies with the Tea Party movement and has been endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus. On November 14, 2012, Cruz was appointed vice-chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
You can fact check it. ALL true!
Ted is independent.He doesn’t go along to get along. When McCain called him a whacky bird i would have taken that as a badge of honor. If Ted is anything, it’s brilliant-not crazy.
“Off-the-charts brilliant. And you know, liberals make the terrible mistake, including some of my friends and colleagues, of thinking that all conservatives are dumb. And I think one of the reasons that conservatives have been beating liberals in the courts and in public debates is because we underestimate them. Never underestimate Ted Cruz. He is off-the-chart brilliant. I don’t agree with his politics.”
Dershowitz doesn’t stop there,
Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz ranks Sen. Ted Cruz among the school’s smartest students, adding that the Canada-born Texan can run for president in 2016.
Cruz was a “terrific student,” Dershowitz told The Daily Caller. “He was always very active in class, presenting a libertarian point of view. He didn’t strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian.”
“He had brilliant insights and he was clearly among the top students, as revealed by his class responses,” Dershowitz added.
Mr Cruz knows it’s going to take more than tinkering around the edges. He has promised to repeal Obamacare. Every single piece of it. He says he will-he will. Obamacare was the worst piece of legislation we have seen in a long time.All you have to do is consider how it was passed and how it was implimented
Audit the IRS? Nope. Mr Cruz has it right. ABOLISH THE IRS.
It’s long overdue.
Mr Cruz respects the Constitution. He’s going to abide by it.
I get that the United States cannot be the police force of the world. I also get the United States can’t lead from behind either. Obama tried it. Obama won’t acknowledge it. As far as he’s concerned everything is peachy. The world,particularly the Middle East and spreading to Europe-is in turmoil. We could bury our heads in the sand but eventually it reaches our shore.
That was the lesson of WWII,Pearl Harbor and unfortunately 9/11.
Is Ted Cruz perfect? Nope. I’m sure we’ll find some flaws or he’ll make some mistakes as the race goes on. Keep in mind though that we’re electing a President,not a savior. Obama is the messiah for the left. All we want is a decent President who loves our country and supports the Constitution- that’s Ted Cruz. I don’t think that’s asking for much.
Ted is an unapologetic Christian. Newsflash for the left: We don’t have to apologize for being Christian.We’re allowed. Our founding fathers were Christian. I know the left doesn’t like to hear that. Too bad.I’m not going to lose sleep because the left doesn’t like something that happens to be true.
The left is going to label Mr Cruz intolerant. Newsflash for the left: better look in the mirror.
The left can’t pull the Cruz is rich attack they did on Romney; unless the media can convince the folks Hillary is one of them. NOT. Didn’t she kind of sell out America for MONEY? Isn’t her husband Bill one of the highest paid speakers of all the Presidents? I rest my case. The Cruz is rich attack would be lame. Even for the left.
We haven’t had a candidate that comes close to Reagen in a long time. Ted’s as close as you’re going to get.
We need bold colors. For people who think we need a ‘moderate’ Republican’ all i have to say is you may as well vote Democrat. If we’re going to win we have to have a candidate that can differentiate between one side and the other. Otherwise you can be sure we will lose again.They said the same thing about Reagen. He won in a landslide.
The corrupt main stream media is going to demonize Cruz. The other media is going to go establishment candidate and marginalize Cruz. I hope for our sake we don’t eat our own this time.
We tear our own down and by the time it gets to the nomination we end up with a weak candidate. The Democrats will get behind their candidate no matter what-and help us chew out our own.They may not be crazy about Hillary but they will take a liberal-even if they’re not far left enough to suit them-over a Republican any day.
Some people are still fighting over the last election. Let’s not rehash it. Let’s avoid making the same mistakes again.
We blame the candidate for losing. We’re going to have to take some responsibility too.Ted Cruz can win and he can win in a landslide. Let’s roll!
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