Freemen always had more political clout, the 3/5ths compromise served to close part of the gap. I didn't know a slave owner got to vote for every slave they owned, are you sure about that? The compromise counted slaves 3/5ths of free people in the census which translated into less clout than if they counted like everyone else, but Freemen were the majority from the start. Thats another thread though, this one already got branched off for being OT once. You follow me around with your Trump-like obsession to post insults and now you're lecturing me about good faith. Where's the puke emoji? Where did I say Jesus talked about gay marriage? I cant read your mind, just what you've posted - you requested a quote of Jesus talking about marriage between a man and a woman and I posted the quote. They dont need the OT God for their interpretation of Jesus' words regarding marriage. Before gay marriage was an issue Christians were quoting Jesus to ban polygamy and that practice had a long established history in the OT. Why is it stupid? The 3/5ths compromise didn't preserve slavery, correct? Slavery was abolished, right? Thats the quote Kenobi used at Poly against me when I argued for gay marriage, I had to concede the point to him on that matter. The quote appears earlier in the thread, Jesus refers back to Adam and Eve to argue against hypocritical and unjust divorce law, he cites them as the proper marriage. He's silent on gay marriage because it wasn't an issue, but polygamy was and Christians used Jesus' words against it.