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Hallmark Introduces Same Sex Wedding Cards

Sad, very sad.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

21 replies on “Hallmark Introduces Same Sex Wedding Cards”

Greg, glad you’re experiencing a healing of the mind, 🙂 for I always enjoyed your writings. Be sure to let me know when you’re up and running again.

The Heaven issue? I really do want to be there. Want my family and my friends with me–certainly including my blogging friends. I suspect that in Heaven we won’t discuss blogging…but then again, who really knows.


Hey shirley, I had a mind melt a while back and deleted my blog – but I’m considering starting up again. I enjoy our conversations as well Shirley…I think Heaven is a place where people with differing views on the same subject can talk about it and yet still have a deep respect for the other


I don’t see how anyone who claims belief in the Bible could think that this is okay. What the Bible names as sin is sin.

A great puzzle.

Well the bible also says to put to death teh hjomosexual doesn’t it? it also says that we should kill rude children. Also says that eating prawns (shrimp) is an abomination – done any shrimp eating lately?

Things are not always as black and white as we’d like them to be. There are many things that Christians once believed to be wrong that we now accept as part of our lives – women in ministry, blacks equal to whites all of these things were argues from the ‘word’ but were wrong qand we see that now. What wioll our childrens children look back at in our thinking and wonder how we could have though such things.

BTW it is no sure thing that Soddom and Gomorah was about homosexuality – everyone always seems to forget that Lot offered his own daughters to the crowd – and not a eye lid is batted – WHAT?


Hi, Eve–

While I do abhor sin in others, it is not hard to remind myself of my own problems, and I do sincerely try to live a righteous life. I surely can’t claim full success, but I’ll keep checking myself until the day I die.

At the same time, admitting our own sinful natures must not prevent our honest look at God’s word and its teachings.

Appreciate your remarks.


Interesting. Just for conversational fodder, I’ll throw out that I dated a guy who repented of his homosexuality and went straight; and in high school I dated a guy who married, had a child, and later went gay. He was into acting and in area in which he lived and worked, nearly all the male actors were gay.

In college I lived among some female softball players. All were heterosexual when they started playing. All ended up having lesbian affairs and even living as lesbians for some years, due to the influence of the lesbian coaching staff. Later, my roommates became Christians and changed their ways. They are all married mothers now.

This is all anecdotal. We have two gay/lesbian family members, one who was heterosexual her entire life, mother of three children; and another who seemed gay from the time he could walk. I can’t say. I can say that we always overlook the adulterer, liar, fornicator parts of the New Testament in favor of damning the homosexual to hell. I think we are so hypocritcal when we do that. How many of you were virgins when you married? How many of your children grew up and maintained their chastity? Do you plan to see them in hell, too? How many non-fornicators do you think you sit in the pews with, honestly? And how many of us has never told a lie or been a liar?

The Bible says “all men are liars.” ALL MEN (women exempted! ha ha). Seriously; “for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” I am against the silly cards and I’m sorry our culture has changed so much that we have few or no values left. But I am not one to ever want to be in the palce to say that I know for sure that the Bible says this. If you read those first few chapters of Romans, you’ll see a lot of people in hell and this is exactly why we need a savior.

To Brother Webb: God says a lot of things are abominations and all of us are born sinners. Think, brother. Use the noggin God gave you.


Sister Buxton:
Lev. 18:22 calls homosexuality an abomination. We have heard discussions as to whether it is immoral. It is not just immoral it is an abomination; something God greatly abhors.

I know someone that became a lesbian. When her father found it out, he was very upset, told her it was wrong and the Bible is against it. She replied that the Bible was written by man and that she was born that way and she always liked girls.

To the contrary. If God said it is an abomination then why would He let babies be born like that? She was not born like that, someone has messed with her. The problem with her and all homosexuals is, they want to be accepted by the rest of us.

Brother Webb

Edit: Wording of comment slightly changed by blog owner to avoid identification of persons involved in cited situation.

As I said in an earlier comment, we are all born with a sinful nature. Everyone of us. Since homosexuality is castigated in the Bible, the acting out on such urges is sinful and not approved by God.


Actually there is, so far, no proven fact that a gay gene exists. That is only a theory. See in addition to many other research sites.

“Peter Tatchell, an Australian-born British homosexual activist who founded the “direct action” group OutRage! that specialises in media stunts such as disrupting Christian religious services, wrote on Spiked Online that he agrees with the scientific consensus that there is no such thing as a “gay gene.”

Contrary to the findings of some researchers who have tried to posit a purely genetic origin for same-sex attractions, Tatchell wrote, “Genes and hormones may predispose a person to one sexuality rather than another. But that’s all. Predisposition and determination are two different things.”‘ (<- key sentence)

Have a good weekend!

Thank you, Anna. I read Peter Tatchell’s remarks yesterday, and they are especially interesting since, as you point out, he is an homosexual activist.


Deep in my spirit I feel as if we’ve switch to high gear in the last couple of years (I mean the world we live in). As if there was a crack in the retaining wall before and water seeped out, then it gushed, now it’s crumbling down. The flood of darkness is overtaking. The Church is the Lighthouse!!! Let the Light of Truth shine bright and high!!!

“Let God be true, and every man a liar” Rom. 3:4 KJV

Catherine, as many have pointed out, light shines more brightly in the blackest of nights.


Yes Father Joe, even a reprobate backslider like
me recognizes the sins of Sodom, which have been far surpassed in America, will not be overlooked by God. I am so glad he loves the sinner, but still sees the sins. Nothing has changed has it??

Dean, you truly break my heart.


Yes, God is the judge of such things, but that verdict is not pending but has already been expressed by his revealed Word:

“Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor sodomites nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God. That is what some of you used to be; but now you have had yourselves washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” (1 Cor. 6:9-11)

“Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God handed them over to their undiscerning mind to do what is improper. They are filled with every form of wickedness, evil, greed, and malice; full of envy, murder, rivalry, treachery, and spite. They are gossips and scandalmongers and they hate God. They are insolent, haughty, boastful, ingenious in their wickedness, and rebellious toward their parents. They are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” (Romans 1:26-32)

There is nothing–nothing–as powerful and enlightening as the pure and unadulterated Word of God. Thank you.


Helenl, no judgment on my part but, Do you remember the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah?
Has the Word you spoke of in your first post today changed? Read Genesis 19 again. What was a sin then, is still unnatural and abhorrent today. But I am not hater, neither am I a judge. The Word is!


Oh dear! Word is wrong! People are NOT born homosexual. That is what the homosexual would like everybody to believe so that they can feel justified in their lifestyle. However, God is the ultimate judge on this subject.

Whether or not a person is born with homosexual tendencies is a moot point. The issue is that it is sinful and abnormal.


Oh my. Word is, people are born homosexual. They do not choose to “go that way.”

Jesus died to save us all. May we accept his gift and be saved.

Helen, indeed some consider the tendency toward homosexuality to be genetic. Other people claim a genetic propensity for alcohol and drug abuse, others a flair for anger, others a streak of seemingly inborn dishonesty. All of us are born in sin, according to the Bible.

However, that does not excuse us for continuing so. The liar must quit his lying, the murderer his killing, the homosexual his acting in this way.

Actually, though, this action by Hallmark is not to celebrate homosexuality, but to celebrate homosexual marriage, a term most people consider ridiculous and actually impossible.

Throughout recorded history–and likely before then–marriage has been considered between one man and one woman.


I don’t know what it is about the homosexual movement but it physically makes me sick. When I found out that my niece had decided to go that way I had flu symptoms for days. Now the card section isn’t even safe. I love the sinner but I physically can not tolerate the sin.

Lynda, perhaps your sick feeling when you consider homosexuality is God-given, for according to the Bible, God considers such act an abomination.


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