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05/13/2012

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Sitaram

Please pray for my parish. This weeeknd a lesbian couple is being allowed to baptize their twin babies , who were conceived through vitro, at our church. Yes, the babies are innocent and should be baptized, but I believe it should be done privately. The fact that they are being allowed to participate in a public baptism opens a very dangerous door. I think our Pastor is making a big mistake because it tells the parishioners, and the other families participating, that this is acceptable. How can they renew their baptism promises when they are openly living in defiance of God's law? They may be using these babies to drive an agenda and once they get their foot in the door, watch out! You know what comes next: You baptized our babies, now why can't you marry us. They're both sacraments, right? Pray for our Pastor and the Deacon who runs our baptism program, who gave permission for this, and for me because I fear some day, because I stand totally with the magisterium of the Church, it may cost me my job.

Maximo

Well, we've already ctelecold some ideas in the comments to the original posting and the lomohome seemed to be the most popular one. Has anybody checked back with LSI about what xxxanderrr said, that they don't accept content that could stir political or religious discussions? Because in that case I guess we should get an external website that we can create without worrying about any LSI rules.If the LSI doesn't count LGBT content as problematic and we can create a Lomohome we should think about how exactly it should work (how to contribute stuff).

Pitten

Who gives a shit why some people are gay? why does there aaltcluy have to be a reason? i guess if there was one, it would have to be cuz they weren't too successful with the opposite sex, so they switch to what they already know! but that's just my opinion. anyway, i got a question, does anybody know why gay people are always happy?! it's kind of funny but i have never seen a sad-gay-person! what gives?

David

i think its half rubbish and half thsarh.so it is still a load of garbage piled up to theorize something.but we are in a free world.so go think that way. but that doesnt mean that i am not believing reincarnation i am not a bigot come on speak your mind to chnage my thoughts if you can!

Ibrahim

so Ron,how would you define mgariare? like if you were engaged to a girl could you and her just make a promise before the two of you and God and then call yourselves married and have sex then? does a couple have to sign the mgariare certificate before they are officially allowed to have sex? or when you have sex does that make you married to the person you had sex with? the question isn't just should you have sex before you're married because the issue is, what does it mean to be married? and what does sex have to do with it? what was sex intended for?

Julian

The courts have a long horitsy of overturning legislation that's based on fear, discrimination and/or bigotry. Just because something becomes law does NOT make it above reproach; after all, slavery was once legal. Should that still be in effect, simply because it was law at one point? It was illegal to walk down the street in Oklahoma without carrying a lantern to help avoid being hit by a carriage and buggy. Should that still be legal?The issue isn't with the courts the issue is that we enacted a policy that tells up to 20% of our armed services that they can fight for our country, die for our country, but they can't talk about their family.Whether you want to admit it or not, but gay men and women have fought and died to protect your right to post on this blog, perpetuating anti-gay stereotypes. They deserve the right to serve openly as much as Hindu and Muslim troops do.

Salvatore

nothing about hsaeooxumlity. Although hsaeooxumlity or claims thereof were among the favorite methods of dodging the draft during the Vietnam war, there certainly have been a tiny minority of homosexuals in the ranks even before the DADT policy was forced on the military by the Clinton administration. There are also child molesters, rapists, and thieves. The fact that a group is represented in the military, or that some of its members have died in the line of duty, does not mean that we need more of these groups, particularly when their presence is detrimental to good order and discipline. I agree that the issue is not with the courts. It is with the law, which the courts are ignoring.Your fantasy of 20% recalls the wishful thinking of the homosexual agenda in the 1990s when claims of 10 to 15% were common, based on nothing but Kensey's studies of criminals in jail in the 50s. The disappointment when legitimate studies concluded the actual rate was 2 to 4% was palpable. This was probably the last legitimate study done before science was captured by political correctness.

Christy

not having sex brofee marriage i guess sorta protects you from a lot of things like gttinghurt by jackass's that totally don't respect u, or even in the more biological sense of not catching STI's.. cheers for this it was interesting.. i'm frantically tryin to write my essay (due tomorro!) on sex, religion and gender and i'm just focussing on sex brofee marriage and the Song of Songs in the Bible.. thanks again hope i finish this silly thing in time!

Jack

I'm not gunna say this is rubbish buescae its not. it makes alot of sence. I can tell you thought alot about it and assuming that there is such a thing as reincarnation, you probably are right.

Tian

MarcDLS, based on Gen 4:8 has some similarities with this arictle on wanting to kill someone.Jimmy said, I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. And I’m gonna be blunt and plain; if one ever looks at me like that, I’m gonna kill him and tell God he died. The interesting part between the two is the I Jimmy- Cain in their hearts hated with a passion towards their fellow human(relation or not). When we feel in us that we're right who is to change us? When we choose to hate it is from I . the failures comes from within us, losing focus and not realizing the love of God has for us, makes us and anyone who has not the focal point for reference. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.Here is another interesting part, Jimmy say's and tell God he died and Cain said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? Can we both agree that they're both idiot's and a lier?!So, let us praise God and help us to better understand the world we live in through is Son Jesus Christ who is the truth and way-the only way.

Kashif

It is a shame that Jimmy is preaching like this splsehy considering how he was found out with a hooker. The whole American evangelical / Pentecostal / Fundamentalist jargon filled crap thing that we have for so long passed off as church needs to be seen for what it truly is .an abomination & a farce; a show; entertainment; gettin' the crowd all whooped up & on fire so they give more money to the cause namely Jimmy & his associates. Loud fun music with great horns & harmonies & fantastic rhythm section & beautiful people up the front beautiful buildings with a fantastic colour scheme & a big stage. A great big, state of the art PA system with the best operator that money (?)can buy so the band sounds just so slick! etc etc etc etc.It truly is just as well that all have sinned & come short of the glory of God .John 3:16 might well say that for God so loved the world but John 3:17 says that He came into the world not to condemn it but to > . IT!!!!Everyone on the planet who has ever lived & who will live is one of the whosoever of John 3:16 because the scripture says that all people will eventually be saved .even the homosexual Jimmy!!

Elia

In case you are interested, one of your ltirebies is not freedom from religion. It is freedom of religion. That in it's self is an example of how things get distorted.Yes, you have every right to not believe the Bible. That in no way does make you free from the consequences of your life's actions, if in the end it is a valid instruction book.Jimmy means well, I believe, but his words are spoken with emotion , as he is an emotional person. And he is subject to sin , as we all are. But to be able to call sin sin , it takes guts and it can make people mad. I am glad when he is able to call sin sin, but I think when he speaks with emotion, he should weigh his words more carefully. You should take notice he made sure to say that the homosexual is not who he is bashing. I think he cares for people and he hates sin ( not the sinner). He believes sin has consequences, as he himself is constantly finding out because he is human. Yes , he knows he needs constant forgiveness too, but that doesn't stop him from calling sin sin.

Citra

No, it doesn't silence crtiics of religion. However, they are not equitable. The mainstream media welcomes criticism of religion because they hate Christianity. They are willing participants. This will not be the case with homosexuals. The full force of the media and Hollywood will bring all of its weight and influence down on anyone who dares speak against homosexuals, whom they greatly admire.The difference, therefore, is how it is enforced. While there are laws protecting religion, slurs against religion are generally ignored and endorsed by those in the media. Yet, they will bring all the force they can muster in the case they do support.In my Culture Wars newsletter I rarely mention AFA. They are often paranoid. But this instance merited enough importance to turn to them. I do it very selectively. So, I am not a defender of Wildmon. You will have to take up criticism with his tactics with him personally.Thanks again, Scott. I hope this answer is more suffiicient.

Nozomi

They are too busy tossing their General Mills cleraes before their 7 kids plus one-on-the-way eat anymore of that sin-laden, but fiberous, sugary goodness. Plus, they got that whole EXPLODING Starbuck s boycott thing to manage. Don't worry, they'll get around to quoting this maybe to the Supremes?

Lorenza

What gets me about these organizations is that they are so picky about who gets what. Many of them are reuloigis organizations who take steady contributions from their patrons without regard to who they are (drug dealers, prostitutes, gays, lawyers, gang members, old people, and corporate entities included) but then decide to JUDGE who is worthy of their largesse after skimming some off the top for expenses. Not exactly the example Christ would have set.Even worse what about our tax dollars going to the unsustainable wars that only make us more enemies, patronizing corporate agri-business, ethanol manufacture, oil subsidies, and the giant black hole of the military/homeland security/CIA-NSA spying on us without our approval?

Wesley

I like women because I am being raped by domnes? What I find deviant is that Christians believe that God would condemn people for love. If there is a God I do not believe he would condemn people for loving one another, I think he would be against the separatism and the judgments that should be left up to Him. And what about Orca whales? Would God destroy them as well?

Christine

Jimmy is one of the best actors I have seen. He is also a very good sameslan. He is a good singer and piano player. He also uses the defence mechanisms. Reaction Formation, Projection, and a lot of Rationalization. He is very close to being a Sociopath. He is a con man and a good one. He was reared in the South with the Red Necks but hides that a bit. He does have a pugnacious attitude and look about him. He feels Omnipotent. I like watching him, but I don't believe a word he says! I feel sorry for those who do! Send him some money and then tell him later you need it back for an emergency and see what happens! In a nutshell, he is in it for the money and recognition. Beware of the Wolf in Sheep's clothing.

Gean

How much more overwhelming sitneicfic evidence do we have to collect for something that is plain and obvious to anybody who has looked into this tragedy for more than a second?The sooner we accept homosexuality as a communicable genetic disease the sooner we'll have a cure! Let's stop doing the research and start implementing the cure!!!

Shamshad

Doesn't look like they are in uniform to me. I'm not sure they are wniearg BDUs in that picture, the t-shirts are Army green, but I own t-shirts that Army green and I'm not military.I will ask the friends I have who are in the military or are former military when I see them tomorrow though. I believe that the rule specifies dress uniforms anyway.

Rattikar

i think gay people shloud be allowed to marry eachother and have it called marrage. I think its just discriminating when they dont allow it to be called marrage just because the two people are of the same sex. Marrage is supposed to be the union of two people who love eachother, it shloudnt matter what your gender is.

Megha

For God so loved the world that He gave JESUS CHRIST His only begotten Son to die and WHOSOEVER beeeivls will not perish but have eternal life. Jn.3:16 But he that believe not is condemned already. vs:18No man will have excuse on the day of judgement, think twice and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour rather than condemning your fellow man. If we repent of our sins, faithful is God to forgive and cleanse us from all iniquity.

Lusi

Hello ben,Your post seems misplaced. Ebenezer's post didn't seem to coitnan any anger. While mine can certainly be interpreted as angry, I can assure you it was not. My post coitnaned disgust and exasperation, but not anger.I am exasperated and disgusted that the reasoning' that Ebenezer tried to use to persuade us passes as acceptable in US society. It is not valid reasoning. Hell, it isn't even reasoning.

Fabian

Actually, DADT was no assurance asinagt serving side by side with Gays. Gays were serving all along. The point of DADT is that a gay servicperson wouldn't make their orientation KNOWN! And the military wouldn't ask. It was a reasonable arrangement. If a gay servicemember was REVEALED to be gay, they were discharged as before DADT. Open homosexuality was a disqualifier for service. But nobody asked and if you kept your mouth shut (forgive the unintended pun there!) you could serve honorably.NOW, OPENLY gay people can march into the recruiter and say I'm as queer as a 3 dollar bill, and I think you're cute sign me up! and they'll get ACCEPTED into the service!

Stuart

I'm still not sure what you mean by criminalization, nor how you think the anoynmous writer here criminalized anything. I don't find any name calling in this quote, either. But OK.No doubt many soldiers are not homophobes, and have no particular bad feeling for homosexuals. But many are in my experience well over half and it is to them that this writer refers. He does not make the claim that all soldiers fear gays.Permitting homosexuals to serve openly in the military does not confer a special status on them. In fact, it removes a special discriminatory classification of homosexuals as somehow unfit. This special status line of argument is typical of people who want to argue against making full citizens of homosexuals, but you get it exactly backwards. Finally, changing society and rich historical customs that discriminate against out groups is not about lifestyle accommodation, it's about eliminating discrimination. Besides, I don't see you and other conservatives agitating against rich historical custom that accommodates religious lifestyle choices (state holidays for religious celebrations, protection of church property from taxation, conscientious objector status).

Joao

EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET MARRIED!!!! I am bisexual (pansexual to be more acturace) and I really want to be able to get married! I didn't choose my sexuality I was born this way. Love is love and when I fall in love I WILL get married!

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