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It Was a JOKE People!

5/16/2008 9:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Please do not run out and buy Ellen DeGeneres wedding gifts.

Yesterday, TMZ broke the story that Ellen had announced her impending nuptials to girlfriend Portia de Rossi. Right before, the talk show host issued a statement, lauding the court's decision to overturn California's ban on gay marriage, adding, "P.S. I'm registered at Crate & Barrel." Problem is, someone then thought it would be funny to actually register in the couple's name.

While Ellen and Portia are planning on tying the knot, they want to make sure that everyone knows that they are not registered -- anywhere.

We'd make a joke here, but we're afraid people will take it seriously.

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31.

Adolph    

Is Harvey Levin the only one here celebrating 60th yr of stealing & occupying land in the middle east?

2319 days ago
32.

Mrs Butters    

joke or no joke,what level of reporting should we expect from a website that features "live-cams" at funerals?

2319 days ago
33.

LA    

#33 It is a sin, a gross sin! But I am not the judge. My God is and he will judge us all accordingly!

2319 days ago
34.

Robert    

We realize that this subject can be a very difficult one to address. Furthermore, as hate crimes specifically committed against homosexuals occur, many feel that this issue shouldn't be addressed at all for fear of only adding to the hostile environment that many homosexuals face. Despite the cultural climate in which we live, this issue must be addressed according to the Word of God. God's laws are always for our good, although man may see them as restricting. In the end, only obedience to the Word of God can bring true freedom. We address this issue out of God's love for the homosexual to bless and help him.

Much of our society has embraced many perverted sexual practices that are considered in the Bible as abominations to God. Homosexuality is among the list of deviate or abnormal sexual practices however, there are many other practices that can be included as well. Pornography, pedophilia, prostitution, bestiality, oral sex, phone sex and computer virtual reality sex, just to name a few of them.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NIV): "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters, nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

Although the Bible doesn't detail each and every one of these sinful acts, it does clearly speak out about many of them. Any deviation from God's original plan for sex between a married man and woman is still a sin in God's eyes. The main reason we call these things perverted is because they are unnatural and scripture clearly tells us those who do such things are committing abominations. Leviticus 18:22 (KJV): "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind it is abomination."

Homosexuality is also referred to as the sin of sodomy. This reference comes from an account in the Bible of two exceedingly wicked cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, which the Lord destroyed. Sodom was known for its rampant homosexuality and unrestrained sexual lust, as well as other sins such as arrogance, haughtiness, and disregard for the poor. When the Lord sent angels to warn Lot who lived in the city that it was about to be destroyed, the men of the city actually wanted to rape the angels! Genesis 13:13: "But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly."

In the Old Testament the penalty for this sin was severe. Leviticus 20:13: "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." Today the penalty of death comes in the form of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. It also brings death to the soul and spirit of man because the life of God is pushed out by indulging in something that is an abomination to God. God wants to deliver all who are trapped in this unholy practice and He will if anyone calls out to Him with a sincere heart.

We certainly acknowledge that AIDS has broken out of the homosexual community, and now, many innocent people are suffering with this disease through no fault of their own. However, the intent of the above statement is not directed to those who have innocently contracted this disease, but rather to the sinners who are spreading it. A comparison could be made to those who smoke. Smokers are opening themselves up for lung cancer; however, the people who are subjected to breathing the smoke second-hand are also subject to this disease. The person who willfully smokes is guilty of destroying their own bodies, but should those who are forced to live in the environment of the smoke, get lung cancer, they are not guilty of this sin. When we teach that smoking causes lung cancer, we are not judging or condemning those who innocently get lung cancer from breathing second-hand smoke. It is simply a true fact that smoking can cause lung cancer.



The same is true of AIDS. A homosexual life style increases the risk of that person contracting AIDS. There is no condemnation or judgment against those who innocently contract this disease through no fault of their own (for instance, through blood transfusions.) However, since AIDS is most prevalent in the homosexual community, we need to warn people of the dangers of homosexuality, so that AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases are not spread to the rest of society, as now, many heterosexuals have contracted these diseases too, through unfaithful partners.

2319 days ago
35.

Pogo13    

My neighbor has a very attractive Golden Retriever "Fifi", who he referes to as his"wife". He wants to get a law passed so I guy can marry his dog. He's serious. He says if tow guys or two women can get married he has a constitutional tight to marry his dog. Sounds perfectly logical to me. But if he unites in hold matrimony with Fifi, I'm gonna marry my right hand, for sure.

2319 days ago
36.

uh?    

TMZ Staff....everything you write here is a joke...#37...You too.

2319 days ago
37.

Jerome    

"We'd make a joke here, but we're afraid people will take it seriously."

I don't think you are afraid of saying anything.

2319 days ago
38.

Robert    

jokester, the joke that it may be, if you just take A peek outside into the world. I wouldn't lie to you.

2319 days ago
39.

um    

"The same is true of AIDS. A homosexual life style increases the risk of that person contracting AIDS. There is no condemnation or judgment against those who innocently contract this disease through no fault of their own (for instance, through blood transfusions.) However, since AIDS is most prevalent in the homosexual community, we need to warn people of the dangers of homosexuality, so that AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases are not spread to the rest of society, as now, many heterosexuals have contracted these diseases too, through unfaithful partners. "

Actually, AIDS is most prevalent in the heterosexual 'community'. Have you heard of Africa?

2319 days ago
40.

yazzie    

A total barfarama. NASTY STINKY,P lickers. I would hate for one of them to kiss me after well you know what. WHY. I love men and i love to get down why are you two so messed up. Men are so rugged i like that hard touch myself. YUKKY TO YOU BOTH!

2319 days ago
41.

Sharona    

What a waste of some good looking nookie.

2319 days ago
42.

uh?    

#39.. Recently there was a little girl (3 years old) that was kidnapped, raped, tortured, and killed. Even more recent, 80,000 plus people were killed in earthquakes in Burma and China. An unknown number are still alive buried under rubble. Everyone praying. And you believe? You need to take a peek outside...not me.

2318 days ago
43.

JD    

I don't understand why Portia would have to settle for this. She's not that ugly. She could find some guy to be with. Lesbians ( like Ellen ) are usually total dogs who really want to be men. Portia doesn't quite fit into that category. She was probably molested as a kid. That's the only other explanation.

2318 days ago
44.

Matt Damon    

I Hump my Dog, Why cant we get Married?

2318 days ago
45.

Sillyme    

These two Married, considered as a couple is a joke period!

2318 days ago
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