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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So committing a sin (suicide attempt) to protest a sin (homosexuality) ......
    Try again.
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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    Perhaps the man should have received mental help, but slipped through the cracks...

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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    This thread is a perfect example of people jumping to conclusions based on what they want to hear/read/think and not what is actually happening in reality. What a sad comment for humanity, at least in the US.

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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    the ultimate of senseless acts IMHO. It achieves nothing, people will not stop and think/change their attitude and actions, all he has achieved is his own gruesome death.

    It also seems a bit contrary to the teachings of his own faith, he committed a mortal sin if I am not mistaken, a death that is not going to change anything at all.
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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Let's see if he inspires the one who was making similar threats lst week over the SSM judgement. Will he be too damp after a long swim? What will his excuse be?
    I hope not. These guys are religiously motivated bigots, no doubt, but I am uncomfortable with all these memes going around asking if the guy is now finally going to go through with it. I don't know the mental state of the guy. But I do know people HAVE comitted suicide out of public pressure and/or ridicule before. Add on top of that he could go out with a big "I told you so". I don't like the guy but I don't want him burning himself to death either. I don't want ANYONE doing that.

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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    Lotta ASS-uming goin' on 'round heah...

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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So committing a sin (suicide attempt) to protest a sin (homosexuality) ......
    Another non-reader, apparently. This guy was on the side of gay rights, among others.
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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    If nothing else, this thread proved the tendency of people to read headlines with a confirmation bias and not the body of the text that imports context. I'd almost consider it as a sticky in the media bias section.

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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So committing a sin (suicide attempt) to protest a sin (homosexuality) ......
    Uhh, he was protesting intolerance of homosexuality. Did you even read the article or did you just jump to a conclusion without looking? Let me repeat it so you don't misunderstand again.

    From the article:

    He seemed particularly disturbed by capital punishment, racial discrimination, prejudice against the LGBT community.

    Got it??????
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