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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Boobs have power over men, so your comment is obviously wrong...
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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    I understand the reason for such a question to be asked because shes a heavy duty Christian... but i think it was inappropriate because the question was ignorant about common christian views/stances. It sounded as if a Left wing atheist was trying to throw a "Gotchya" question and bash both her and Christianity.

    I only really care if Bachmann cares. I think it has some legitimate things about to become a little angry over, but if your the type of person that is layed-back and "meh-whatever question ya wanna throw at me" kind of person then i don't see the problem.

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    The Apostle Paul commands women that not only are they to stay silent in Church, but they CANNOT hold power over men and must be subservient to their husband.

    Was the question fair? You betcha'.
    being gay, paul was more than a bit biased
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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Ah yes - Paul and his noble Roman ass. . . which has many contradictions in the Bible - reading his works is like making sense of a schizophrenic's diary entries and others who wrote about him weren't much more squared away on who he was, either.

    The catholic church should have conviened a little further on him before they wrote him up.
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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Boobs have power over men, so your comment is obviously wrong...
    Boobs are magical.
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    By the way unicorns to science are not mythology. They can be studied by biology because they are an animal.

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Considering she made the earlier statement about subservience, and I've known a number of Christians who take that very literally to mean a woman is subservient to her man, I was ok with the question. When you make religion a big part of your public persona, I think it's appropriate to take a candidates religious views into account when they are very open about using their religion in political campaigning and speeches.

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    During the republican debate this week, Michelle Bachmann was asked the following:



    Her answer, in part:



    This question has raised a firestorm over whether it was fair or appropriate. It came about from this comment she made where she said that she finished her degree because her husband told her so and women are supposed to be submissive to their husbands(can't find quote at the moment, if any one else can, will edit it in and give credit).

    So, we the question fair? Was it appropriate? Was it sexist? You can choose more than one.
    It's probably not a question you are likely to see posed to any democrats. "Candidate Obama...you are a Christian...do you dominate your wife and insist she be submissive to you?" Fair...eh. Silly? You bet.

    But...

    Taken out of context that could be used to imply men dominate their submissive wives. Taken in context it is but one half of the equation. Husbands...love your wives and Christ loved the church. Translation live for them, respect them. Be honorable. If necessary, die for them. Its a pretty powerful description for a healthy relationship. I dont see anywhere where it gives the husband the right to direct or dictate to a woman their responsibilities as an elected official. Such a thing would be outside the scope of the cited scripture.

    I cant see how anyone can be UPSET about the question. If a candidate makes religion a focal point of their personality, then people have the right to ask to what level that applies. Candidate Gingrich will likely have to field questions why he was with another woman while still married. The difference of course is that none of the media ever came out and asked "Mr Clinton...just how many other fat chicks HAVE you been boffing while you have been married?" Or of Mr Kerry...since you already have your first and second wives money, should something ever happen to Theresa will you marry another Yeti just because they are loaded?

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    It's probably not a question you are likely to see posed to any democrats. "Candidate Obama...you are a Christian...do you dominate your wife and insist she be submissive to you?" Fair...eh. Silly? You bet.

    But...

    Taken out of context that could be used to imply men dominate their submissive wives. Taken in context it is but one half of the equation. Husbands...love your wives and Christ loved the church. Translation live for them, respect them. Be honorable. If necessary, die for them. Its a pretty powerful description for a healthy relationship. I dont see anywhere where it gives the husband the right to direct or dictate to a woman their responsibilities as an elected official. Such a thing would be outside the scope of the cited scripture.

    I cant see how anyone can be UPSET about the question. If a candidate makes religion a focal point of their personality, then people have the right to ask to what level that applies. Candidate Gingrich will likely have to field questions why he was with another woman while still married. The difference of course is that none of the media ever came out and asked "Mr Clinton...just how many other fat chicks HAVE you been boffing while you have been married?" Or of Mr Kerry...since you already have your first and second wives money, should something ever happen to Theresa will you marry another Yeti just because they are loaded?
    you want to ignore that bachmann's own statements provoked the question

    she publicly admitted that she did not want to pursue the study of tax law
    but she acquiesced to her husband's desire that she undertake such a curriculum
    what other major matters would she defer to her husband's position instead of her own, if - may God help us - she were elected to the presidency?
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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It was sexist, and they never asked Hillary that question.
    A christian family with a wife and husband still in the same household is told biblicaly to be submissive to the husband. She's made no bones about that and the question is often asked of christian women - "do you submit to your husband?" So it's a perfectly fine question to ask given her background and the public information available. Was it appropriate in a public Presidential debate? Questionable... especially around it's relevance, but inappropriate questions are asked of public people especially those wanting to be President (or at least, when the media decides it wants to press a candidates buttons), and it seemed she did a good job at answering. Gotta expect stuff like this to happen when both a Republican and running for President.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by slackmaster View Post
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    lol . . . . .. .
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