Nicely done, about time

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Nicely done, about time
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Wed, 01-14-2009 - 10:41pm

I thought this piece was nicely done and I think it's about time someone made their point without taking ours out of context.

Sheila~

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Sat, 01-17-2009 - 7:31am

Nothing wrong with wishing to be understood, but from what I heard of an interview the other day, they are seeking to justify discrimination via explanation. In the end they still advocate discrimination, no matter how they try to paint it.


What if another religion has as a core belief that LDS are bad? "Please understand that we spent millions in opposition to an LDS church here because we believe they are harmful to society and against God's will."


The leaders of this hypothetical church take to interviews to show the world they aren't as bad as others make them out to be. Well, few are bad in that sense, but we do do things that are unacceptable. So they justify their discrimination against LDS


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Sun, 01-18-2009 - 10:12pm

My faith is discriminated against by many Christian religions.

Sheila~
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Sun, 01-18-2009 - 10:47pm

You may not believe this, but I have issue with those who discriminate against you. I could not stand Mit Romney as a politician, but it bothered me people were on his case for being LDS. That... is unfair, and contrary to what this country is supposed to be all about.


George Romney surely faced such discrimination, but he also faced questions about his place of birth.


I have problems with any group advocating limited rights for other people, be that advocating group a religious entity or no. I have huge issue with the Pope for that very reason, not to mention as a feminist I get antsy over religions that are bereft of women as equal participants in the formal roles and places of power within the religion, and part of what pushed me toward a divine feminine interface for my own spirituality.


Gays have much to contribute of a positive nature. Those who think otherwise form their opinion out of ignorance, whether they admit this or not. In most cases, the gay couples I know are superb parents, and if an accounting where done *right now* I believe we would come out ahead as involved parents.



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Sun, 01-18-2009 - 11:37pm

Ever wonder why Romney's father didn't make it in the Presidential race when he ran?

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Mon, 01-19-2009 - 1:47am

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Welcome to the club! Last I checked, LDS were allowed to join the American Legion and Boy Scouts, something I am not allowed to do.

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Gee, is LDS the only faith the focus on? I bet they spread a lot of manure about Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, etc.

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That could be a factor, but many people run for president, but only one gets in. There could be many reasons, his policies did not appeal to enough people, he did not appeal to enough people, etc. Hey, I did not win the lottery last week because I only have one eyebrow! Would that be discrimination?

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My marriage has nothing to do with your God whatsoever, so is my marriage a mockery of the word?

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There were a lot of people who did, which is what Proposition 8 was all about.

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Actually the term "stripped" would be a better term than denied. The Gay community had gotten busy and got their unions legalized and others butted in and stripped them of existing legal rights.

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Registered: 12-10-2008
Mon, 01-19-2009 - 1:52am

~If they want the rights that come with a union such as marriage between one man and one woman then they need to get busy

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Mon, 01-19-2009 - 11:34pm

>>My faith is discriminated against by many Christian religions.

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Tue, 01-20-2009 - 4:05pm

>> If they want the rights that come with a union such as marriage between one man and one woman then they need to get busy and get their unions legalized and all the rights to their unions solidified and codified the same way men and women have done for marriage. <<

I have an idea. Why don't you and your church get out of the way and let them work towards that?


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Tue, 01-20-2009 - 4:17pm

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Welcome to the club! Last I checked, LDS were allowed to join the American Legion and Boy Scouts, something I am not allowed to do. <<

Same here... my (Christian) faith is also discriminated against by many Christian religions. I don't like it, but I mainly choose to ignore it, and turn the other cheek.


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Wed, 01-21-2009 - 11:07am

They DID! And then it was unjustly and unfairly taken away.

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