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  • How America learned to love gay marriage

    10/23/2014 1:33:20 PM PDT · 89 of 89
    Mr Rogers to reformedliberal

    “Unconditional love is a hallmark of Christianity. The rejected child sees hypocrisy in the withdrawal of that love in the name of sin vs. virtue.”

    Unconditional love is NOT unconditional acceptance. There is a huge difference - enough that it takes the blood of Jesus to bridge that gap. There is nothing loving about enabling sin or accepting it. I would not let a self-professed and proud adulterer join us for dinner, nor would I accept it by my kids.

    We all sin, but we do not all rejoice in being sinners.

    “There is no chance of reconciliation without one side caving to other. Compromise is, by definition, impossible.”

    God’s nature defines morality. He isn’t going to change. We must be changed to become like Him, rather than pretending He will change to join us.

  • A GOP Governor Tried A Radical Tax 'Experiment' — And Now He's Hanging On To His Political Life

    10/23/2014 7:42:33 AM PDT · 29 of 33
    Mr Rogers to DoodleDawg

    When did modest cuts in funding ever HURT schools?

  • How America learned to love gay marriage

    10/23/2014 7:27:14 AM PDT · 77 of 89
    Mr Rogers to reformedliberal; MarkRegal05

    “They had no choice but to accept their child’s circumstances or lose all contact with that child.”

    They had a choice - to condemn it as sin. If that meant their son stayed away, that was their son’s business.

    “I have no answers, but what do you expect the parents to do? Break off all contact with their child forever while the child continues on alone in their error?”

    In the tale of the Prodigal Son, did the Father go sleep with the pigs next to his wayward son? Or did he wait for his son to ‘come to his senses’? Love isn’t making someone comfortable in their sin. You don’t help an alcoholic by pounding down beers with him.

  • What happens when you feed "food experts" McDonalds?

    10/22/2014 6:14:12 PM PDT · 37 of 86
    Mr Rogers to catnipman

    I’m the kind of guy who buys 2 Double Cheeseburgers from the Value Menu and washes them down with the 16 oz value soda. Under $4 and it keeps me full for hours!

    For breakfast, a Sausage McMuffin sandwich - $2.

    I use McD’s less now that they have gone upscale and try to sell lots of foo-foo stuff. All they need are burgers, nuggets, fries & sodas, sold cheap and fast.

  • Supreme Court Overturns Illegal Immigrant’s ID Theft Conviction (2009)

    10/21/2014 6:55:53 AM PDT · 65 of 106
    Mr Rogers to rarestia

    “Consider, Justice Alito said, a defendant who chooses a Social Security number at random.

    “If it turns out that the number belongs to a real person,” Justice Alito wrote, “two years will be added to the defendant’s sentence, but if the defendant is lucky and the number does not belong to another person, the statute is not violated.”

    I guess from now on, I’ll travel any speed I want on the highway. As long as prosecutors cannot PROVE I saw or knew the speed limit, I won’t be guilty of violating it. After all, I may not have known what the speed limit was. I might have thought those signs were advisory only. I might not understand what a speedometer is, or have suspected mine was inaccurate. And it will be up to prosecutors to prove otherwise...

    Oh wait. I’m white. I’m American. I’m guilty until proven innocent. Maybe I should go to court and change my name to Martinez. Then I could do as I pleased.

  • Pope Francis Wins a Battle to Welcome Gays in the Church

    10/20/2014 6:53:51 PM PDT · 4 of 50
    Mr Rogers to Citizen Zed

    Ah...he wants Catholics to become a “seeker church”. From what I’ve seen, it seems to result in the Christians becoming more worldly rather than the non-Christians to repent. After all, if you tell them they are OK already, what do they need to repent from?

  • Supreme court to decide whether US government can 'strip' felons' gun rights

    10/20/2014 2:34:42 PM PDT · 79 of 307
    Mr Rogers to Laissez-faire capitalist

    I think a felon has as much right to self-defense as I do, and thus should be allowed to own guns once he is out of prison. Thus selling the guns to your family would be fine with me.

  • MS:Supreme Court Rules in favor of 71-Year-Old Harvell Richardson in Self Defense Case

    10/19/2014 10:40:26 AM PDT · 8 of 19
    Mr Rogers to Mr Rogers

    Also,

    “CONCLUSION

    ¶ 24. The State incorrectly argued that Quilon’s violent criminal history was precluded by Rule 609—a rule that applies only to impeachment of witnesses. The trial judge committed reversible error by refusing to allow Richardson to defend himself with evidence that tended to show his state of mind at the time of the killing. This evidence was crucial to Richardson’s claim of self defense. We therefore must reverse Richardson’s conviction and remand for a new trial.”

  • MS:Supreme Court Rules in favor of 71-Year-Old Harvell Richardson in Self Defense Case

    10/19/2014 10:38:35 AM PDT · 7 of 19
    Mr Rogers to marktwain

    “This situation culminated when Quilon, who had begun watching pornography on Richardson’s computer, stated that he wanted to have sex with Richardson’s wife. Richardson ordered Quilon to gather his belongings and leave. Quilon refused and walked out to a shed behind the home where Richard kept axes and other tools that could be used as weapons. Richardson then armed himself with a pistol. As Quilon returned from the shed, he approached Richardson in a threatening manner, with one arm concealed behind his back. Richardson attempted to stop him by warning him not to come any closer, and by firing a warning shot into the ground, but Quilon kept coming toward him, so Richardson shot Quilon in the stomach.

    ¶ 5. Richardson called 911 and informed the dispatcher that he had shot a man named Rudy Quilon in his back yard. Richardson stated that Quilon had come at him in a threatening manner and “kept coming towards me,” and that “I told him don’t come towards me any more.” He told the dispatcher that he had fired one warning shot at the ground, which Quilon ignored, and that Quilon had said “don’t do that, I’ll take care of you.” Expert testimony established that Richardson shot Quilon at close range, “somewhere in the range of 30 inches from the end of the barrel to the man’s skin where the bullet went in.”

    - See more at: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ms-supreme-court/1671261.html#sthash.Sb0hCelx.dpuf

  • Supreme Court Weighs In On Controversial Voter ID Law [Wise Latina & Two More Leftists Dissent]

    10/18/2014 3:52:26 PM PDT · 43 of 46
    Mr Rogers to maine-iac7

    I enjoyed this comment at the original site:

    “Cheap tequila - requires ID. Voting - meh.”

  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT · 59 of 104
    Mr Rogers to P-Marlowe

    Preach on, bro!

  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 10:21:26 AM PDT · 44 of 104
    Mr Rogers to Dilbert San Diego; P-Marlowe

    ” It all comes down to whether churches can continue to have their tax exempt status.”

    No. In Houston, and anywhere the Pink Mafia has power, it all comes down to “Can a church oppose homosexuality...or any other kind of sexuality? Can a church preach about ANY morality, or does it have to give way to sin?”

    This has nothing to do with tax-exempt status. It has everything to do with using the power of the state to intimidate and harass anyone who believes in any moral standard. It is about shutting Christians - not churches, but Christians - up.

  • Grisham says sorry for child porn remarks

    10/16/2014 8:00:37 PM PDT · 20 of 35
    Mr Rogers to Shelayne

    My guess is that he swallowed what his friend told him, hook line & sinker. Not guying the ‘If he didn’t touch little boys, it is OK’ argument.

  • Grisham says sorry for child porn remarks

    10/16/2014 7:44:51 PM PDT · 13 of 35
    Mr Rogers to who_would_fardels_bear

    “He went on to tell a story about his “good buddy” [note: from law school, took place 10 years ago in Canada]– “His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website. It was labelled ‘sixteen year old wannabee hookers or something like that’. And it said ’16-year-old girls’. So he went there. Downloaded some stuff – it was 16 year old girls who looked 30,” John continued. “He shouldn’t ’a done it. It was stupid, but it wasn’t 10-year-old boys. He didn’t touch anything. And God, a week later there was a knock on the door: ‘FBI!’ and it was sting set up by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to catch people – sex offenders – and he went to prison for three years.”

    http://www.justjared.com/2014/10/16/best-selling-author-john-grisham-makes-controversial-statements-about-child-pornography/

  • Student’s photo of skimpy Michelle O school lunch sparks outrage (Moochelle Obama lunch)

    10/16/2014 12:37:46 PM PDT · 118 of 145
    Mr Rogers to Veto!

    There is nothing wrong with fat. That may be the only good thing about the meal. However, many lunchmeats have almost no fat.

  • Pope unexpectedly names 6 liberals, including Wuerl, to draft report

    10/14/2014 2:01:46 PM PDT · 65 of 84
    Mr Rogers to Claud

    Doesn’t seem to be working real well with this Pope. Nor with many others. Lots of bishops stink to heaven, too.

    But the Holy Spirit is the Vicar of Christ, not a man.

  • Pope unexpectedly names 6 liberals, including Wuerl, to draft report

    10/14/2014 1:44:40 PM PDT · 61 of 84
    Mr Rogers to Claud

    “The Pope is just minding the store until He comes back.”

    “7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

    12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” - Jesus

  • Six things you need to know about the Synod of Bishops' interim report

    10/14/2014 1:29:34 PM PDT · 22 of 55
    Mr Rogers to Teófilo

    ” 50. Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community: are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing to them a fraternal space in our communities? Often they wish to encounter a Church that offers them a welcoming home. Are our communities capable of providing that, accepting and valuing their sexual orientation, without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony?

    51. The question of homosexuality leads to a serious reflection on how to elaborate realistic paths of affective growth and human and evangelical maturity integrating the sexual dimension: it appears therefore as an important educative challenge. The Church furthermore affirms that unions between people of the same sex cannot be considered on the same footing as matrimony between man and woman. Nor is it acceptable that pressure be brought to bear on pastors or that international bodies make financial aid dependent on the introduction of regulations inspired by gender ideology.

    52. Without denying the moral problems connected to homosexual unions it has to be noted that there are cases in which mutual aid to the point of sacrifice constitutes a precious support in the life of the partners. Furthermore, the Church pays special attention to the children who live with couples of the same sex, emphasizing that the needs and rights of the little ones must always be given priority.”

    http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2014/10/13/0751/03037.html

    “Are our communities capable of providing that, accepting and valuing their sexual orientation...”

    It sounds like some of the big ‘seeker churches’ - who cares about sin, as long as you come and give us money? The Body of Christ is joined by repentance, not by “accepting and valuing” sin. Of course, the document says “orientation”...well, we ALL have a sin orientation, and we all need to repent.

    “The Church furthermore affirms that unions between people of the same sex cannot be considered on the same footing as matrimony between man and woman.

    How about CONDEMNING IT AS SIN?! “cannot be considered on the same footing” - what is next, a Joel Osteen statement that the Pope thinks homosexual marriage is not God’s Optimum Plan? Perhaps the Pope can make a statement: “Putting your penis in a man’s rump is not God’s highest possible calling for your life, but as long as you do it in love...”?!

    “it has to be noted that there are cases in which mutual aid to the point of sacrifice constitutes a precious support in the life of the partners”

    Great! So active involvement is sin is “a precious support” - and gambling halls offer precious support to gamblers, and brothels offer precious support to adulterers and fornicators. The world and Satan ALWAYS offer precious support to sin - it is their job! It is not the job of any Christian church to see brothels, casinos and bars and say, “How sweet! Isn’t it nice that they get precious support for their lifestyle!”

    Catholics like to call Peter the first Pope. Here is what Peter said:

    “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.”

    “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.”

    ” Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.”

    “3 For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. 4 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; 5 but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.”

  • Polish Bishops Say: "Synod Document Unacceptable"

    10/14/2014 8:03:53 AM PDT · 16 of 25
    Mr Rogers to OrangeHoof

    I wonder what they would do with Ephesians:

    “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.”

    Would they say, “Children of wrath, dead in their trespasses and sons of disobedience who follow the god of this age have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community: are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing to them a fraternal space in our communities?”

    With Pope Francis leading the way, they probably would...

  • How Hard Should It Be for a Soldier to Get a Smoke?

    10/11/2014 9:54:31 PM PDT · 117 of 160
    Mr Rogers to zeestephen

    Not in the office I last worked in. Neither could I keep a cell phone with me.

    A base is not a workplace. It is a “live” place. Those who have been in the military know the difference. And while I don’t deny the LEGALITY of the order, I do question its wisdom.

    You seem, when I was in the military, people shot at me. And my SIL has brain damage from IEDs, in addition to damage to his shoulders and back from carrying so much weight in combat. In fact, he’s on disability for the brain damage, spine damage, shoulder damage, knee damage, and the dysentery that nearly killed him in Iraq may have permanently damaged his pancreas.

    BTW - my Dad smoked. But it didn’t cost the government anything, because he was killed in a helicopter crash in Vietnam.

    Oh...and I’m now getting twice a year checkups from a dermatologist, paid for by the taxpayer. Something about the years spent on the flightline in places like Saudi Arabia, and the UV light while flying. They’ve removed a cancerous mole and check twice a year for others. In the military, there is more than smoking that can kill you!

    You say it is reasonable so the taxpayer can save money. But you will be on Medicare someday, so we have the right to tell YOU how to live too! So why don’t you get your rear out jogging, and don’t touch ANYTHING Mr Government says is not good for you...because the government has the right to manage your daily life and what you eat. It’s to save the taxpayer money later on. It’s for the children, don’t you know! Ask Michelle for a menu.

    Oh - and do NOT go outside without slathering on the sunscreen, boy. I don’t want to pay for your bad habits!

  • How Hard Should It Be for a Soldier to Get a Smoke?

    10/11/2014 9:14:23 PM PDT · 112 of 160
    Mr Rogers to zeestephen

    “I have no problem with this. / The taxpayers - current and future - pay for military health care.”

    Just about everyone in the USA will end up on Medicare...so get out there and go jogging! And eat your veggies! And don’t TOUCH any fast food, ice cream, dairy products, eggs, or bacon - the US Government has decided how you need to live to reduce cost to the taxpayer!

    Welcome to the land of freedom...

  • Jim Wallis: White Christians in America Need to Act More Christian Than White

    10/11/2014 6:36:23 PM PDT · 50 of 84
    Mr Rogers to Belteshazzar

    I doubt heaven will apply to him anyways...

  • Jim Wallis: White Christians in America Need to Act More Christian Than White

    10/11/2014 5:45:51 PM PDT · 33 of 84
    Mr Rogers to aMorePerfectUnion

    “In 2010, Wallis admitted to accepting money for Sojourners from philanthropist George Soros after initially denying having done so. When conservative writer Marvin Olasky pointed this out, and that Soros also financed groups supporting abortion, atheism, and same-sex marriage, in a WORLD magazine column, Wallis said Olasky “lies for a living”; he subsequently apologized to Olasky for the comments. In 2011, Wallis acknowledged that Sojourners had received another $150,000.00 from Soros’ Open Society Foundation.” - Wiki on Jim Wallis

  • Jim Wallis: White Christians in America Need to Act More Christian Than White

    10/11/2014 5:40:09 PM PDT · 23 of 84
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    Jim Wallis needs to be more Christian than liberal, but that would require him to give up his faith in government and working his way to heaven...

  • Supreme Court gives go-ahead to same-sex marriages in Idaho

    10/10/2014 4:40:02 PM PDT · 68 of 110
    Mr Rogers to greene66; DoughtyOne

    “You really think America even has another 20-30 years?”

    The America I spent 25 years in the military for is already gone. When I look around me, I see a strange country full of strangers. I have nothing in common with most of them.

  • Supreme Court gives go-ahead to same-sex marriages in Idaho

    10/10/2014 4:37:50 PM PDT · 65 of 110
    Mr Rogers to Lurking Libertarian

    I loathe Roberts! What a pathetic pansy he is! He’s the John Boehner of the Supreme court!

  • Pat Roberts Takes Lead in Two Polls as Greg Orman Endorses Amnesty for Illegals

    10/09/2014 7:47:38 AM PDT · 25 of 28
    Mr Rogers to apillar

    Actually, Roberts has had folks like Palin and Cruz back him recently, so the idea that nothing has been going on is wrong.

  • Jason Stellman’s Unmitigated Disaster

    10/08/2014 7:37:11 AM PDT · 3 of 34
    Mr Rogers to fishtank

    I find White’s attitude disgusting.

    Stellman: “Most of my fellow alumni and former professors at Westminster Seminary no longer speak to me”

    White: “Excuse me, but aside from seeking to bring you to repentance, why should they?”

    Ummm...because of friendship? Because it is hard to love someone you refuse to speak to? Because it it hard to hate someone to Christ? Because someone gloating is unpleasant to look at and hardly a Christian witness?

  • High court denies gay marriage appeals [legal immediately in IN, OK, UT, VA and WI]

    10/06/2014 7:25:10 AM PDT · 23 of 212
    Mr Rogers to GIdget2004

    They have not left anything unresolved. They have made it clear they expect every other court to follow suit and legalize homosexual marriage. Unhappily, this has been the result of 50+ years of viewing marriage as being about adult happiness rather than building the next generation and a societal interest in stable families raising kids with effective role models.

    But if anyone had opposed easy divorce laws in the 60s based on the idea that a slippery slope had been created that would allow homosexuals marriage to be endorsed by the US government, they would have been laughed at!

  • I need help choosing a good probiotic

    10/05/2014 8:16:35 AM PDT · 17 of 75
    Mr Rogers to driftdiver

    My wife says Pro-X10 by Biotrust works well. I never use the stuff but she says our SIL, who has problems since his tours in Iraq, has been helped a lot.

  • Another weird Obama pronunciation

    10/05/2014 7:58:44 AM PDT · 50 of 77
    Mr Rogers to pieceofthepuzzle

    My wife has been an RN a long time, and never heard the Obama pronunciation.

  • Protecting God’s Word From “Bible Christians”

    10/04/2014 4:51:05 PM PDT · 148 of 1,086
    Mr Rogers to annalex; HarleyD

    “So it cannot be true that “the early Christian fathers declared them inspiration but not on the same level as scripture”.”

    The question was if they should be acceptable for determining doctrine. If not, then they fall short of what the Apostle Paul called scripture. And even the Council of Trent refused to decide if the Apocrypha met that standard:

    From Jedin:

    “This question was not only a matter of controversy between Catholics and Protestants: it was also the subject of a lively discussion even between Catholic theologians. St Jerome, that great authority in all scriptural questions, had accepted the Jewish canon of the Old Testament. Thc books of Judith, Esther, Tobias, Machabees, Wisdom and Ecclesiasticus, which the majority of the Fathers, on the authority of the Septuagint, treated as canonical, Jerome described as apocryphal, that is, as not included in the canon though suitable for the edification of the faithful…The general of the Franciscans Observant, Calvus, dealt thoroughly with the problems raised by Cajetan in a tract drawn up for the purposes of the Counci1. He defended the wider canon, and in particular the canonicity of the book of Baruch, the story of Susanna, that of Bel and the dragon, and the canticle of the three children (Benedicite). On the other hand, he refused to accept the oft-quoted Apostolic Canons as authoritative for the canonicity of the third book of Machabees. The general of the Augustinians, Seripando, on the contrary, was in sympathy with Erasmus and Cajetan and sought to harmonise their views with the Florentine decree on the ground that the protocanonical books of the Old Testament, as “canonical and authentic”, belong the the canon fidei, while the deuterocanonical ones, as “canonical and ecclesiastical books”, belong to the canon morum. Seripando, accordingly, follows the tendency which had made itself felt elsewhere also in pre-Tridentine Catholic theology, which was not to withhold the epithet “canonical” from the deuterocanonical books, yet to use it with certain restrictions.

    The tracts of the two generals of Orders show that opinions diverged widely even within the Council. The prestige of the Augustinian general and that of the Bishop of Fano who sided with him, may have prompted Cervini to discuss the whole complex question in his class. It became evident that no one supported the subtle distinction between a canon fidei and a canon morum, though it met with a somewhat more favourable reception in the general congregation of 12 February when several of the Fathers deemed it useful, though not necessary. The majority agreed with the opinion of the general of the Servites, that controverted theological questions, which had already been the subject of discussion between Augustine and Jerome, should not be decided by the Council but should be allowed to remain open questions. The result of the above-mentioned vote of the general congregation of 15 February committed the Council to the wider canon, but inasmuch as it abstained from a theological discussion, the question of differences between books within the canon was left as it had been.” History of the Council of Trent, pgs 56-57

    Found here:

    http://beggarsallreformation.blogspot.com/2008/02/semi-authoritative-catholic-canon.html

    So you see, the Roman Catholic Church has never authoritatively said the Apocrypha is acceptable for determining doctrine.

  • Gay marriage debate splinters GOP into 3 camps

    10/04/2014 12:06:16 PM PDT · 82 of 89
    Mr Rogers to Sherman Logan

    “Do you seriously contend that conservatives have produced a lot of movies, TV shows and music...”

    No. But then, I’m not convinced there are very many viewers for TV shows with strong moral themes. I could refuse to watch Will & Grace or Archie Bunker, but I cannot make anyone else in America watch what I like.

    “For our fight is not against any physical enemy: it is against organisations and powers that are spiritual. We are up against the unseen power that controls this dark world, and spiritual agents from the very headquarters of evil.” - Ephesians 6

    TV and movies reflect the values of our society. If someone had tried to air “Will and Grace” in 1958, the sponsors would have been driven out of business. If people hadn’t wanted to WATCH it, and if some conservatives had taken part in the culture war against it, then perhaps the outcome would be different. But there were plenty of us fighting the culture wars over the last 40 years, only to be cut off at the knees by fiscal conservatives who were socially on the other side.

    And now those social liberals but fiscal conservatives want me to vote for them regardless of what I value. In some cases, I might. In others, I’ll feel free to turn my back on those who have hated and despised me for the last 40 years.

  • Gay marriage debate splinters GOP into 3 camps

    10/04/2014 11:34:26 AM PDT · 72 of 89
    Mr Rogers to Sherman Logan

    ” Conservatives abandoned the battle for the culture at least 4 decades ago.”

    Really? Where have you been for the last 40 years?

  • Gay marriage debate splinters GOP into 3 camps

    10/04/2014 11:33:14 AM PDT · 71 of 89
    Mr Rogers to Sherman Logan

    Conservatives DID fight for civil rights, particularly outside the south. Many opposed the Civil Rights Act, as I still do, because it eliminates an important freedom and has done great harm to our country. A person SHOULD have the right to dislike someone and refuse to do business with that other person. Homosexual activists ought to have every right to refuse to bake cakes for heterosexuals getting married, if they believe heterosexual marriage is evil.

  • A question for schools: Which sports teams should transgender students play on?

    10/04/2014 11:28:25 AM PDT · 55 of 58
    Mr Rogers to WhiskeyX

    I’m sorry to disappoint you, but you are trying to muddy what is fairly clear. I don’t care if it is the “Y” chromosome or part of the Y chromosome, there is a predictable outcome in the vast, overwhelming number of cases.

    What you are discussing - a rare genetic deformity - has NOTHING to do with ‘transgendered people’.

    “Virtually no male or female lives a full life with every function remaining fully male or female as the case may be. Menopause and Andropause are examples of such changes in certain sexual characteristics.”

    I hate to break this to you, but menopause doesn’t turn a woman into a man. Into the Devil Incarnate, perhaps, but not a man.

    Are you seriously trying to argue that the transgendered rights crap is genetically motivated? Why do YOU want to separate gender from sex? What is YOUR agenda?

    Let me simplify in crude terms:

    Got a cock? Male.

    Got a pussy? Female.

    Got both or neither? You have my sympathy and I’ll be willing to work on that whenever it crops up in my life. Oh wait - it hasn’t in 55+ years because it is incredibly rare!

    Why do you pretend rare disorders have anything to do with the subject of this thread: “Which sports teams should transgender students play on?”

  • Gay marriage debate splinters GOP into 3 camps

    10/04/2014 10:42:24 AM PDT · 62 of 89
    Mr Rogers to Sherman Logan

    The abortion cause was lost until we spent decades slowly changing minds. I’m a social conservative, and therefor want economic conservatism. But someone running on “lower taxes on the rich and cheap labor for me and my Senator buddies” isn’t going to get much enthusiasm from me.

  • Gay marriage debate splinters GOP into 3 camps

    10/04/2014 10:39:36 AM PDT · 61 of 89
    Mr Rogers to Sherman Logan

    “Sadly, a great many American conservatives opposed the civil rights revolution of the 50s/60s.”

    For many, it came down to not wanting to lose “freedom of association”. The CRA stripped that away from America, and it was wrong because of it.

  • A question for schools: Which sports teams should transgender students play on?

    10/04/2014 10:30:25 AM PDT · 53 of 58
    Mr Rogers to WhiskeyX

    Because it does, for about 1999 out of 2000 people. And for the 1/2000 otherwise, I’ll give a pass...but they may still be restricted in sports, depending on the exact situation.

  • A question for schools: Which sports teams should transgender students play on?

    10/04/2014 9:07:46 AM PDT · 49 of 58
    Mr Rogers to WhiskeyX

    Yes, chromosomes control our sex and that should control our gender. Lying to ourselves about what gender - sex - we are is dishonest, stupid and counterproductive.

    For the very tiny percentage of folks with both male and female genitalia naturally or with something other than XX or XY...I’ll give them a pass to choose. But the transgendered “female” who taught the college course I took was a guy dressed up as a very ugly and unconvincing female...

  • A question for schools: Which sports teams should transgender students play on?

    10/04/2014 8:04:59 AM PDT · 45 of 58
    Mr Rogers to WhiskeyX

    ” human hermaphordites are an everyday occurrence in the Human experience”

    What color is the sky in the world where you live?

    Here is a hint: the overwhelming majority of transsexuals have no chromosomal problem.

  • A question for schools: Which sports teams should transgender students play on?

    10/04/2014 7:08:13 AM PDT · 39 of 58
    Mr Rogers to WhiskeyX

    “Consequently, arguments which are critical of transgenderism on the basis of biology must reconcile the natural examples of biological transgenderism to the transgenderism in Humans in order to be persuasive in the biological realm of discussion.”

    Humans are not fish or frogs. Point to me spontaneous changes of men into women who can produce offspring, and I’ll pay attention to you.

  • Has Your Bible Become A Quran?

    10/02/2014 9:05:22 AM PDT · 18 of 102
    Mr Rogers to bad company

    Yeah. Jesus kept saying, “It is written...” because he was a closet Muslim.

    The problem with the Roman Catholic Church was that its teachings CONTRADICTED scripture.

  • Kansas’ Greg Orman knocks both parties in ad

    10/01/2014 10:03:23 AM PDT · 15 of 24
    Mr Rogers to GIdget2004

    Demoncrats lie. It is what they do. They cannot help themselves.

    I understand Roberts is a tool, but his voting record would probably beat either of my Republican senators from Arizona...and the votes count.

  • The Campus Crusade for Comfort

    10/01/2014 8:35:14 AM PDT · 15 of 26
    Mr Rogers to Kaslin

    “”It’s become a flash word for a lot of people. It harkens back to other periods of time and has a negative connotation for lots of people across the world, especially in the Middle East,” said Steve Sellers, the CCCI vice president and U.S. national director who is leading the name change project. “In the ‘50s, crusade was the evangelistic term in the United States. Over time, different words take on different meanings to different groups.”...

    ... Founder Bill Bright always assumed it would become broader than its “campus” ministries at colleges and universities...

    ...In 2002, evangelist Billy Graham began using the word “mission” to describe what he always called “crusades.”...CCCI leaders have discussed changing the name over the years simply because the word campus was limiting, said John Turner, author of Bill Bright and Campus Crusade for Christ.”

    http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/julyweb-only/campus-crusade-name-change.html?start=2

    As for the speech - I wasn’t there. Without a transcript or recording, I have no way of knowing HOW things were presented. It could have been firmly with love, or aggressively with vitriol. Since I have no way of knowing, I don’t plan on getting upset.

  • Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

    09/30/2014 2:06:23 PM PDT · 286 of 289
    Mr Rogers to Dutchboy88

    He fired multiple shots and only hit once, from very close range. Good luck convincing anyone he was behaving calmly. And where did those other bullets go, and was he depending on luck not to kill someone nearby?

  • Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

    09/30/2014 12:00:01 PM PDT · 284 of 289
    Mr Rogers to Dutchboy88

    Fine. You go out and shoot everyone is sight because one just never knows where the danger lurks...

    BTW - in combat, you do not shoot anyone for any reason. There are ROE and you are expected to obey them. At a minimum, you are expected to make some attempt to kill the enemy but NOT everyone else in the country.

  • Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

    09/30/2014 10:45:40 AM PDT · 282 of 289
    Mr Rogers to Dutchboy88

    If a cop can’t handle a traffic stop in a gas station without shooting an unarmed man who was obeying his orders, then the cop needs to find a new line of work. I’ve been in combat, I’ve had a drunk guy try to come in thru a window, and I haven’t panicked and shot anyone yet.

    Cops don’t have the right to shoot because there is a 1% chance that someone is doing something bad. They actually need some REASON to be afraid.

    As a CCW kind of guy, I also cannot shoot someone just because they seem to be following me, or even just because they shout threats at me. I would need to wait until there was a viable threat to my life. There is a reason the cops have fired this guy!

  • Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

    09/30/2014 9:30:29 AM PDT · 280 of 289
    Mr Rogers to Dutchboy88

    Any time you shoot someone, you accept responsibility for what happens, up to death. He sure as heck did not DELIBERATELY just wound him, since he missed with multiple shots!

    And yes, I’d call it cowardice. Panic shooting. I’ve held my fire while looking around when things go bump in the night, thus not shooting a drunk neighbor, so I expect a cop to show some restraint.

  • Microsoft Exec: Windows 9 to be Free for Windows 8 Users

    09/29/2014 7:51:57 PM PDT · 111 of 115
    Mr Rogers to Excuse_My_Bellicosity

    I’d have kept 7 if I could have. I like it better than 8.1 for some oddities - like with 8.1, you cannot make a system repair disc. You must use a USB drive and it can only hold the restore files. What was the point of that?

    And 8.1 requires you to log on with a MS ID & password. Why? How many people REALLY wanted to log on to their computer with an ID held at Microsoft?