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believe it or not (read the description, kthxbai) by Colliequest believe it or not (read the description, kthxbai) by Colliequest
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New and significantly shortened description as of June 1st 2014--because people are either too lazy or too stupid to read the description and end leaving leaving the same comments over and over.

Let's get this straight, people: this stamp ain't about me. Yes, I'm a Christian, and yes I "disagree" with homosexuality. But I'm also a libertarian, and I'm libertarian precisely because I don't believe it's my place to run other people's lives. So, no, I myself am not out to ban gay marriage, as you are all so quick to assume. :roll:

This stamp's message is simple: people can hold controversial opinions without being a jackass about it. They can have controversial, even wrong, opinions and still behave very much like decent human beings--heck, some of them even have friends who are gay. A person's character is determined more than anything else by their actions and treatment of others. Just because someone has an opinion you hate doesn't make them scum of the earth.
Case in point: I know people who hold opinions like "the races should be separate", "women are not permitted to be pastors", "mixed marriage is wrong", that I still count as decent human beings. Yes, I may strongly dislike their views, but I find their overall behavior commendable.

TL;DR: beating people over the head with a chair for having different views is not the answr. Grow the flip up.


There, now stop spamming my inbox with the same bull that a hundred other people posted months ago.
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I faved this stamp! Not because I oppose gay weddings: it's because I have big sister and mother who oppose gay weddings, and they're still sweet, caring and loving! :love:
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ACommissionReviewer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Well being against something that has nothing wrong with it makes you more of an idiot than a terrible person. Those who actively try and make it so gay people can't marry are the ones who are terrible people and idiots at the same time. I read your description and I saw you mention you are not out to bag gay marriage. Hopefully you aren't because yeah you can disagree with something but that doesn't mean you should actively change the thing you disagree with especially if there is really nothing wrong with it. It's tolerance and the ability to say "Yeah I don't like the idea of gay marriage or homosexuality but I'm not for banning either". It's good to have tolerance. Does that mean I respect you? Nope. But at least you have the ability to tolerate something.
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LunaMatsu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
it does.C:
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IShipRUSSINKA Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
How? c:
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LunaMatsu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Gay marriage is just as normal as straight marriage, so why hate it?
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IShipRUSSINKA Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
Ah, but there's a difference between hating something and just not supporting it. Gay marriage is legal everywhere now so what their to support anyway? Well it just means that we wont wear rainbows and march and celebrate with you, its just not our thing. I don't mind lgbt, its just not something I enjoy bringing up or getting into. Not because I hate it, just because its how I feel :c
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nuclear-doq Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not against it, but this is true.
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secretsighs Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  New Deviant
It doesn't make you an absolutely terrible person. It really doesn't. I don't agree with that view, necessarily, but people will always disagree, so. You're not horrible for simply holding a belief.
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iced-greentea Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Chrissi-queen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i support gay marriage, yes, and i myself am dating a female right now, but being against gay marriage doesnt make you fucking satan. being homophobic is pretty annoying though :^)
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Colliequest Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fair.
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HDLMatchette Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
no it doesn't but it still makes you very ignorant.
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Toxic-Gengar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yes it does
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LunaMatsu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Exactly!
Gays deserve to get married.
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JoEttaShinigami Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ur dumb
*farts on your dumb nerd opinion*
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MollySuccubus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'm not one to be rude, but I disagree, yes you don't have to agree with it but you don't have to straight out say your 100% against it that seems kind of ignorant in my opinion, The bible has been rewritten thousands of times so if you are one to go by the bible it's been changed so many times.
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Colliequest Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I am in support of gay marriage. I tried to make this clear in the description. Simply because I disagree with homosexuality, because yes I do see it as a sin, doesn't mean I'm going to force everyone else to follow my viewpoints.
This stamp was made more because I have friends and family who are 100% against gay marriage, and although we disagree on that point, it's rather annoying that that fact alone makes them the worst of humanity in some people's eyes. Point is, you can't judge someone you don't know.

We have thousands of manuscripts of the Bible. What's astounding is that with the large amount of them, the vast majority only have minor differences. They are 95-99% alike. The Biblical manuscripts agree with each other more than the manuscripts for Homer's Illiad and Odysee--and there are only a few hundred manuscripts of them.
It's been a while since I researched this subject, though. Neither do I claim to be a Bible scholar.
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MollySuccubus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I see where you're coming from and everything, I'm not religious but half my family are christians, but they do not follow by the bible as they know it's been rewritten so many times. But I'm not trying to be rude or judging you harshly I'm just stating what I believe/think.
I just feel that most/half christians are hypocrites they supposedly don't judge or hate anyone yet they go protest at Gay pride events and judge ans shun anyone who is or supports LGBT. I'm not saying every christian is like this but from what I see and hear there are lots of them which isn't right. Sorry if my last comment seemed a bit rude.
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Colliequest Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're fine, I don't clobber people for having different views.
Christianity is very large and diverse, there are many individuals and many different viewpoints on many different topics.
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ErinTheEevee Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Another stamp where people can't read a description...
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Colliequest Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Colliequest Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was in reply to hidden comment, not the comment above them
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TwistedOmniscience Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
It's like the Amish.
You have respect for them, even if you don't want to take part in it.
I'm actually a gay Christain, I just believe in the new testament, not the old one which says a man shall not lay with another man. Besides, I'm pretty sure it wasn't referring to being gay.
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thelovelybunnyx3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Well, I would have to disagree with this, only because the reason for being against something like this is pure ignorance.
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KawaiiDesuChan12 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
It does. It makes u a homophobic piece of shit. :^)
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Ihatepeoplesofuckoff Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
go back to tumblr and take all your SJW bullshit with you.
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AlinaKitti Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Thank you~ I will put this on my profile no matter how many pro gay people decide to bully me. I can't get over the fact that people think this. Everybody has something they hate. I hate what I want to. So do you. You can't be a hypocrite and say you can hate me but I can't hate you. x.x
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Colliequest Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I would hope it's clear that I'm not promoting hate, especially not in regards to people. I have friends who are gay. Since I consider them friends, I do not hate them. (Nor do I hate anybody else, whether they are friends or not.) I don't agree with everything they do, but that doesn't mean I hate them. They don't agree with everything I do, either. Some of them don't agree with my religion. Yet we still get along. We simply respect each other.
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AlinaKitti Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Yeah. I'm not implying that you were. But I don't like double standards. Like haters are automatically bad. People who hate haters are haters as well. :P
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Colliequest Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well yes, I'm not in favor of thought police either. What someone does with their own life is up to them, and neither I nor anyone else can interfere unless they are actually hurting somebody.
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FAlLURE Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
my problem really is this:

jesus apparently told people to treat others the way you'd like to be treated. so would Christians like it if they weren't allowed to marry just because another dominant religion found their matrimony to be "sinful"? i doubt it. :B 
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CartoonFan3 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I know how you feel. I'm a gay Christian and once on YouTube I saw a bunch of people taking part in Christian bashing and argued against stereotyping, and I got called a homophobe.
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SNlCKERS Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really does tho.
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Skarkat Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I agree.
Everyone goes on and on about how everyone should have "Equal rights".
But when a Christian preaches against anything someone likes, then they go and take away their right to believe in God and His Word.

That is so equal. :sarcasm:
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Dandin-of-Redwall Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
agreed
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Apple-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, but yes it does. Thinking some people deserve less rights makes you a terrible person. Would you say "Just because someone doesn't support black rights doesn't make them a terrible person"?
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KawaiiDesuChan12 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
omfg
this comment is awesome
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Apple-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lily Thank you  I try.
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SuperSaiyanBunny Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Less rights? She stated that regardless of her belief, gays have the right to marry. From a standpoint of someone against gay marriage with your perspective, you would be a bad person! See how that works? Our beliefs are a matter of interpretation, therefore they are opinion, not truth, and neither side of the spectrum determines how good of a person you are. 
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Apple-Rose Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But some people actually work to TAKE AWAY those rights. They protest laws protecting homosexual's right to marriage and say that their love is fake or wrong or disgusting or unnatural. 
Why would I be a bad person? A person with my perspective would think themselves a bad person. My perspective isn't that anyone with a different opinion is bad, it's just that if that opinion goes against equality and equal rights for all.
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Colliequest Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This stamp isn't about me; it never was. I guess most people didn't read the description, but in said description I clearly stated that I am not opposed to the legalization of gay marriage. (I recently completely changed the description to make this even more clear.)
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SuperSaiyanBunny Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, someone who takes away someone else's rights has some pretty messed up morals, but you said the author of this stamp was a bad person and I was addressing the fact that she did NOT state she would take away a gay's rights just because of her opinion on the matter! 
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Colliequest Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, actually. Because a false or simply wrong opinion doesn't define someone's entire character.
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Apple-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends on what that opinion is. If someone loves avocados (I hate them), of course they are not a terrible person just because they have a different opinion than me. But if a person is against equality and freedom of love, and against basic human rights for all, then yeah they are a bad person.
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Colliequest Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know people who have opinions that we differ greatly on, some pretty majorly. Opinions that do involve rights. I know people who are against mixed marriage, and who seriously believe that the races should be separate and on "their own continents". In my religion and denomination, some believe that women shouldn't be ordained as ministers or be allowed to teach men.
These are opinions I wholeheartedly disagree with, yet several of the people who hold these opinions I have respect for and am glad to know and have in my life. Because I know these people well, and I know what their overall character is like. Even if they hold some opinions I honestly hate.
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NimbleFlourish Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
It doesn't make you loving either.
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Charchap Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
It makes you a person with low inelegance though
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SuperSaiyanBunny Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Opinions do not make someone unintellegent. 
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