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Why do we persist in putting the controls for vital systems on the Internet? The power grid was controlled for a hundred years without the Internet, so why is it necessary now?
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Uncommon Common Sense on Marriage

David3036 Wrote: Nov 20, 2014 5:45 AM
Sutton doesn't seem to know why he wears that judge's robe. To require "change through the customary political processes" is often an invitation for the majority to withhold or take away basic rights from a minority. That's why he has a job, because federal courts don't just try cases -- they try LAWS. If judges had waited for Southern states to end some of the Jim Crow laws in the South through the political process, black people might still be riding in the back of the bus. As usual, America lags behind the rest of the civilized world on the issue of gay marriage because it has to be decided state by state. The Supreme Court needs to take up the issue soon so we have a national policy.
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When “Nobody” Wins the Culture War

David3036 Wrote: Nov 20, 2014 5:32 AM
For the life of me, I cannot see why labeling holidays on a school calendar is such a big deal. You know that the Winter break includes Christmas, the kids know it, and school districts all over the country have been following the same policy for years. So now it becomes an issue? Would you rather have Ramadan on the calendar along with Christmas, Easter and Hanukkah? That IS the alternative. As for the singing of Christmas carols in the school programs, I'm not sure about that one. There's lots of good holiday-season music that isn't religious, so it shouldn't be a problem. And I wouldn't want to be the Jewish kid in the chorus who is forced to sing about the baby Jesus, would you? As usual, Knight doesn't do his homework before he spouts off about this stuff. The church in Ocean Grove did NOT lose its tax exemption for its beach pavilion. When they learned that they had applied for the wrong type of property-tax exemption -- one that required the facility to be available for public use -- they then filed the correct one that exempts religious organizations, and were granted the exemption.They don't have to host any more lesbian weddings there.
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The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively

David3036 Wrote: Nov 19, 2014 5:29 AM
You're right, and I don't think that lawsuit has the proverbial snowball's chance/ I can't see why that CCR organization thinks they have a case against him when it is clearly a free-speech issue.
This sounds a lot like the abuse of eminent domain in New London, Conn. It was all done to clear the way for Pfizer, which had promised to build a hotel, condos and a shopping center adjacent to its office complex there. They wiped out a whole neighborhood for the project by eminent domain. Those facilities never got built, and in fact in 2008 the company moved out of the office complex it built there. The area they managed to get condemned for their mixed-use development is, as far as I know, still a big empty field where people's homes were destroyed.
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The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively

David3036 Wrote: Nov 18, 2014 5:33 PM
The "facts" that he apparently atched onto apparently came from the flawed reporting on the subject of rape in the military,. Based on a recent study of "sexual assault,". the media invariably called it "rape," whereas, for purposes of the study, sexual assault was defined as "rcompleted and attempted oral, anal and vaginal penetration with any body part or object, and the unwanted touching of genitalia and other sexually related areas of the body.” It might even by more appropriate to call most of the cases sexual harassment rather than sexual assault. At any rate, it isn't the few openly gay soldiers involved in the large number of abuse cases on both men and women victims. -- it is straight or supposedly straight, soldiers.
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The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively

David3036 Wrote: Nov 18, 2014 5:02 PM
Some of Scott Lively's lies are almost laughable. He talks about "thousands of young men being raped in our new homosexualized military." Does anyone here really believe that's true? Has anyone heard of even ONE case of a gay soldier raping another male soldier?
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The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively

David3036 Wrote: Nov 18, 2014 4:52 PM
You have free will too, and if your only choice was to be celibate for a lifetime, could you do it? Even the priests can't manage that.
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The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively

David3036 Wrote: Nov 18, 2014 4:50 PM
One church? A few years back? How is that a problem for the hundreds of thousands of churches across the country? I could document several cases EVERY YEAR of organizations like MassResistance infiltrating gay events, gathering as much negative info and clandestine photos as possible, so they use them in their online anti-gay crusades. I haven't seen gay activists use dirty tactics that are anywhere CLOSE to being as dirty as those used by anti-gay groups.
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The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively

David3036 Wrote: Nov 18, 2014 12:31 AM
Sorry for the sloppy typing. Correction: "There were at least 20 serious gay-bashing incidents in just a few months after that Uganda newspaper urged readers to HANG THEM!"
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