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The Left Officially Declares War on God

David3036 Wrote: 10 minutes ago (3:02 PM)
The world around you is not proof of the existence of a supreme being. What is IS is proof of evolution.
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The Left Officially Declares War on God

David3036 Wrote: 12 minutes ago (3:00 PM)
Yes, we know all about the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, and it's just that -- a story. The "rain of fire" was no more a divine punishment than Hurricane Katrina was, but was likely caused by the breakup of a meteor that landed in the Alps around that time. Also, assigning that "punishment" to homosexuality is open to the interpretation of words passed down via long-dead languages. There's also the fact that Lot, who is supposedly the "good guy" in the story, offered his virgin daughters to be raped by the mob. What jail sentence would he get for that today? Kindergarteners putting condoms on bananas? Get real. Show is the evidence that such a thing has happened ANYWHERE in America. Sex education is always appropriate to the age group. It doesn't start in kindergarten and it doesn't involve condom instruction – it’s more like the Cinderella story than anything. That does not mean that kids shouldn’t be taught that some boys like boys and some girls like girls. But the typical lessons about gay relationships start in the second grade and are something like this: Grade 2: “And Tango Makes Three” Lesson – a book about a same-sex penguin couple Grade 3: Talking About Families Lesson Grade 4: Becoming an Ally Lesson Grade 5: Stereotypes Lesson, Vocabulary Words, and Famous LGBT People.
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The Left Officially Declares War on God

David3036 Wrote: 9 hours ago (6:04 AM)
So many "yeahbuts"! The bill has exemptions for religious beliefs. "Yeah, but who believes they're serious about religious liberty....?" Just saying you're gay is enough to get fired in 29 states. "Yeah, but they could stay in the closet instead of going around saying they're gay...." A poll by a religious polling organization says most Christians support workplace protections. "Yeah, but the surveys are hooey. A bunch of liberal hacks took a poll..." When are you guys going to get around to arguing your case instead of throwing out "yeahbuts"?
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The Left Officially Declares War on God

David3036 Wrote: 9 hours ago (5:49 AM)
http://publicreligion.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2014.LGBT_REPORT.pdf
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The Left Officially Declares War on God

David3036 Wrote: 12 hours ago (2:49 AM)
The exemption consists of three parts: - A complete exemption for houses of worship, parochial and similar religious schools, and missions - A codification of the so-called “ministerial exemption” recognized by many federal courts, exempting positions at religious organizations that involve the teaching or spreading religion, religious governance, or the supervision of individuals engaged in these activities - A provision allowing religious organizations, for classes of jobs, to require employees and applicants to conform to a declared set of significant religious tenets, including ones which would bar LGBT people from holding the position In the third section of the exemption, the declaration of an employer’s significant tenets is not subject to judicial review and is only applicable in proceedings under ENDA.
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The Left Officially Declares War on God

David3036 Wrote: 12 hours ago (2:45 AM)
A Leadership Conference fact sheet explains the religious exemption that is included in the ENDA bill: "The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) includes a broad exemption for religious organizations. ENDA’s religious exemption recognizes that the U.S. Constitution protects certain employment decisions of religious organizations and that some religious organizations may have a specific and significant religious reason to make employment decisions, even those that take an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity into account. It also acknowledges that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees of religious organizations should be aware that they could lose their jobs, even jobs that do not serve a clearly religious function, because of sexual orientation or gender identity."
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The Left Officially Declares War on God

David3036 Wrote: 12 hours ago (2:36 AM)
The Public Religion Research Institute, in its 2013 survey, found that solid majorities of both political parties and every major religious group supported workplace nondiscrimination laws for gay and lesbian people.
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The Left Officially Declares War on God

David3036 Wrote: 13 hours ago (1:43 AM)
This is NOT about "private sexual behavior." If you had to make a case for firing someone for that, you would have to hide in his bedroom or plant cameras in your employees' homes. People are fired just for SAYING they're gay, and it's still legal to do so in 29 states. Under federal laws, you can't fire someone for being being female, being of the "wrong" race or religion, or because he's disabled, or too old. But you can still fire him for being gay. Isn't it time to offer those folks the same protections?
Does this mean that Romney could make a comeback as Nixon did? Or that we could get another Bush elected?
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Married to Darwin

David3036 Wrote: Jul 11, 2014 2:38 PM
Scientists who study evolution, biology, geology, anthropology and other disciplines related to the formation of the earth and of life forms are fairly representative of the general population. In other words, they include both liberals and conservatives in about the same proportions as among the rest of us. It is dishonest to try to portray their findings as "progressive" or "liberal" views. They have nothing to do with politics and they have no social axe to grind.
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