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    Re: Controversial bill to expand religious protections advances

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Why would gays want to belong to an organisation which thought they were bad people? You don't see many blacks signing up for the KKK. I just don't get. Gays, stop beating this dead horse. It's their tree house they can hang a "no X allowed" sign if they want. Don't like it, don't go there, I know I won't and I'm not gay. No problem.
    Yeah, why would blacks want to go to a white school, women to work in a "men's job", a Muslim to work in Christian establishments etc etc. Everyone should stick to their group and then there wouldn't be discrimination.

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    Re: Controversial bill to expand religious protections advances

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Another example of just why political conversations so often turn into circle spinning. I post, "Do a bit of non-biased reading to find the true story." and the response seemingly says I don't care what I read or hear that contradicts my beliefs because I KNOW THE TRUTH!"
    No one cares what your take on myself personally is, and you would do better with a more honest argument that doesn't aim to tell others what they are saying/thinking....I know though, arrogance among progressive/socialists knows no bounds.
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    Re: Controversial bill to expand religious protections advances

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I already did, I won 100 internets, you lost.
    What are you? 3?
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

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    Re: Controversial bill to expand religious protections advances

    Just think
    Jews refusing Catholics and Catholics refusing Muslims. The list goes on and on.
    While religious freedom is a wonderful thing, it can also come and bite you in the arse.

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    Re: Controversial bill to expand religious protections advances

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Just think
    Jews refusing Catholics and Catholics refusing Muslims. The list goes on and on.
    While religious freedom is a wonderful thing, it can also come and bite you in the arse.
    Why is that bad?

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    Re: Controversial bill to expand religious protections advances

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Why is that bad?
    Imagine yourself at the receiving end of discrimination.

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    Re: Controversial bill to expand religious protections advances

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Imagine yourself at the receiving end of discrimination.
    Every single person discriminates every single day.

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    Re: Controversial bill to expand religious protections advances

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What are you? 3?
    I know you are, but what am I?
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    Re: Controversial bill to expand religious protections advances

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No one cares what your take on myself personally is, and you would do better with a more honest argument that doesn't aim to tell others what they are saying/thinking....I know though, arrogance among progressive/socialists knows no bounds.

    YOU made a statement (paraphrase) "Obamacare is trying to make the Little Sisters of the Poor pay for contraception services"

    I posted a link

    You refused to accept a factual statement and then turn my followup into a personal attack on you.

    One more time "Another example of just why political conversations so often turn into circle spinning. I post, "Do a bit of non-biased reading to find the true story." and the response seemingly says I don't care what I read or hear that contradicts my beliefs because I KNOW THE TRUTH!"

    Why is pointing out that a statement made was untrue seen as "arrogance"?


    also - Alexis de Tocqueville never wrote your sig.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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    Re: Controversial bill to expand religious protections advances

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    And it would have been an open and shut case with no defense whatsoever if they had been reading any other book besides the bible. That this was even a controversy demonstrates exactly the special protections that religion gets. As Somerville showed, the family got their money back. They were allowed to violate the law, solely because they were violating it for religious reasons. That's completely unacceptable.
    People should be able to gather in their house and read nearly any book they want. Want to study the torrah? Great. Anyway, you said no such case existed and now we have learned of at least one - and it was just one that I recall.. That the law was later changed doesn't negate the point that they were being discrimated against..

    That's seriously messed up. You think that someone should, by virtue of wealth and owning stuff, be able to punish someone for their religious affiliation? I will never understand the pro-aristocracy mindset that so many conservatives have.
    Yes, the owner of the business should have the right. A satanist owns a retail store and only wants to work with other satanists? Great! His right.

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