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    Re: President Obama at Notre Dame protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's shamful, because people feel they have to protest rather than let students have their day of celebration where a standing president speaks.
    This particular standing president (actually a slouching one) supports no restrictions on abortion, thus endorses what the Catholic Church considers a mortal sin, and thus would be barred from the Eucharist at a Catholic Mass.

    I can understand why some Catholics would be upset about it.

    If it were only non-Catholics, you'd have a point. As it is not, you don't.

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    Re: President Obama at Notre Dame protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's shameful because they are protesting at the graduation where people have worked their asses off for their degrees.

    It's shamful, because people feel they have to protest rather than let students have their day of celebration where a standing president speaks.

    It's shameful because these SELFISH protesters would rather protest than celebrate the graduates.

    Noone is saying that these guys don't HAVE the right to protest, people are saying they should have CHOSEN NOT to protest on someone else's day.
    Ah, the old shaming them into silence routine. Sad.

    If Notre Dame didn't want political protests on their campus, they shouldn't have invited the President to speak, or any politician for that matter.
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    Re: President Obama at Notre Dame protest

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    This particular standing president (actually a slouching one) supports no restrictions on abortion, thus endorses what the Catholic Church considers a mortal sin, and thus would be barred from the Eucharist at a Catholic Mass.

    I can understand why some Catholics would be upset about it.

    If it were only non-Catholics, you'd have a point. As it is not, you don't.
    Like I said, those Catholics protesting are selfish protesting a graduation where it is about the students and not them.
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    Re: President Obama at Notre Dame protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Ah, the old shaming them into silence routine. Sad.

    If Notre Dame didn't want political protests on their campus, they shouldn't have invited the President to speak, or any politician for that matter.
    Ahhh yes, how silly of me a graudation of students that worked hard for their degrees SHOULD have protesters at their gradudation.

    Yeah, that's shaming them in silence. Gimme a break.

    Were you conservatives this supportive of "freedom to protest" when it was Code Pink? I think not.

    I disapproved of Code Pink's performance of protests and I disapprove of these Catholics.

    But hey, you go on SUPPORTING protesting at a graduation.

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    Re: President Obama at Notre Dame protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Like I said, those Catholics protesting are selfish.
    Is there a selfishness exception in the 1st amendment I wasn't aware of?
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    Re: President Obama at Notre Dame protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Is there a selfishness exception in the 1st amendment I wasn't aware of?
    You seem to have a hard time with words.

    I said they SHOULDN'T protest the graduation, not that they CAN'T.

    Those are two different words. I already have said they have the RIGHT to, I think they should have CHOSEN NOT TO.

    Get it right.

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    Re: President Obama at Notre Dame protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Like I said, those Catholics protesting are selfish protesting a graduation where it is about the students and not them.
    Did not realize they were protesting the graduation. Thought they were protesting the presence of the abortion aficionado Dear Leader at the graduation.

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    Re: President Obama at Notre Dame protest

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Did not realize they were protesting the graduation. Thought they were protesting the presence of the abortion aficionado Dear Leader at the graduation.
    They are protesting the graduation ceremony because it included Obama. Hence, they are protesting the graduation because the ceremony is part of that.

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    Re: President Obama at Notre Dame protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Ahhh yes, how silly of me a graudation of students that worked hard for their degrees SHOULD have protesters at their gradudation.

    Yeah, that's shaming them in silence. Gimme a break.

    Were you conservatives this supportive of "freedom to protest" when it was Code Pink? I think not.

    I disapproved of Code Pink's performance of protests and I disapprove of these Catholics.

    But hey, you go on SUPPORTING protesting at a graduation.
    What a lame excuse to not protest something...because someone "worked hard". I see it as a great life lesson and experience for these young people, getting to see our freedoms in action. BOOYAH!

    Yes, I'm this supportive of Code Pink or anyone else's right to free speech and to protest things they disagree with. You're the one trying to stop people from protesting, not me. So yes, you are trying to shame them into silence.
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    Re: President Obama at Notre Dame protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    You seem to have a hard time with words.

    I said they SHOULDN'T protest the graduation, not that they CAN'T.

    Those are two different words. I already have said they have the RIGHT to, I think they should have CHOSEN NOT TO.

    Get it right.
    I understand the words perfectly well, I just don't like it that someone who disagrees with the protesters finds a paper thin reason why the protesters SHOULDN'T protest. The 1st amendment still applies, even when you don't like what's being said. Or when.
    "I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."

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