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Gay rights

May 27, 2013

This is amazing, a basketball player came out and stated he was gay, ok. In the meantime, our so called man that is suppose to be running our Great country called him and gave him congratulations....

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Don521

May-27-13 4:03 AM

It was in Texas and that would explain a lot!

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CarlHiller

May-27-13 5:09 AM

No such thing as gay rights, it's a matter of attaining extra rights. We all have the same God-given inalienable rights.

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CHayes

May-27-13 6:07 AM

"the group that won was cheering and celebrating and the one boy put his hand up toward the heavens and thanked God. They disqualified the group"

Yes, they were disqualified for celebration, NOT for pointing at the sky. You see, in the league there in, celebration is banned. Sorry to ruin your persecution party.

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nobud74

May-27-13 6:14 AM

Yes, they were disqualified for the "celebration." The comparison of Mr. Collins to this idiocy in Texas doesn't work. Mr. Collins is a professional athlete who informed the world, as if we care, about his se xual orientation. (Why anyone needs to know is another discussion.) The event in Texas is an example of PC run amok. Athletes all over do the same finger pointing every day and there are no repercussions. I would say there must be more to the story than a simple finger gesture.

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eriklatranyi

May-27-13 6:36 AM

Yes, the LTE author makes a poor comparison.

I would suggest we look at the difference in treatment between Collins and Tebow.

Now, you will see how the Christian is made a pariah while the gay man is praised.

Both men deserve praise.

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CHayes

May-27-13 6:40 AM

Hey nobud, you better watch out there stepping on people's persecution fantasies.

It's like the one that was in a letter recently about a girl being sent home from school because she was wearing a shirt that said "Support the Troops".

Turns out the shirt did NOT say "support the troops", it had a religious message, she wasn't sent home because of the writing on the shirt but because students at the school weren't allowed to wear tshirts, and the school in question was on a MILITARY BASE.

The persecution fantasies just keep rolling.

Why do so many people on the right always pop into this victim mentality. They seem to never get tired of telling us about how they got one jellybean less than little Jimmy, and it's ALWAYS because of their beliefs.

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Bufftrev1

May-27-13 6:43 AM

Tebow is beloved.. who exactly is making him a pariah?

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CMReeder

May-27-13 6:47 AM

"No such thing as gay rights, it's a matter of attaining extra rights. We all have the same God-given inalienable rights. "

How is that Carl, God doesn't like gays therefore you can be discriminating.

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CMReeder

May-27-13 6:59 AM

This is another example of how lazy and ill informed people are. The rule book says you can be disqualified for celebrating. They were not disqualified for raising a hand to God but for celebrating their win. This is NOT about religiious freedom but about school officials being total morons.

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nobud74

May-27-13 7:05 AM

CH, actually Collins has been in the league for many years, but never been an exceptional or good player. Tebow is not a QB, he is a tight end or slot receiver who thinks he is a qb. He got poor advice from his personal team after he succeeded in college where often the best athlete wins, not the best player, and he was in a system that was designed to take advantage of his strengths. That sort of player usually does not transition well to the next level. Mr. Collins has been more of a bench and role player, not someone who opponents have had to worry about.

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CHayes

May-27-13 7:10 AM

Could someone point out to me the physical difference between pointing to the sky, and holding up your index finger to say "Im number one"?

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MrShaman

May-27-13 7:14 AM

"In other words, you can be gay, but you don't thank God. Wow, what a mess we are in." - Donna J. Lambert

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AGREED!!! I never could understand the concept of giving phantoms a higher-priority (than living, breathing human-beings), either!!!

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nobud74

May-27-13 7:18 AM

Could someone point out to me the physical difference between pointing to the sky, and holding up your index finger to say "Im number one"? CH

There is none, Chris. That is why I believe there is more to this story than is being printed. One would believe that a simple finger gesture, not the one we give each other on the highway ;), would not trigger a disqualification. Either they had a whacko official there, the team was excessively celebrating (I have seen many teams hug each other and jump up and down yelling in joy, is this excessive?) or the officials involved were working to the advantage of another team. Foil hat? Maybe. But it just doesn't make sense.

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MrShaman

May-27-13 7:26 AM

"No such thing as gay rights, it's a matter of attaining extra rights. We all have the same God-given inalienable rights." - CarlHiller

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...But, we were required to go thru the EXTRAordinary-effort of DOCUMENTING those "God-given inalienable rights", in 1964, for "conservatives"' benefit.

See:

Civil Rights Act of 1964

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spike2

May-27-13 7:32 AM

Get over it. Tebow is a dud. Most of us do not care about a basketball player. I think the point was the basketball player has greater name recognition with young men than Tebow because he is good at his sport. The purpose is to show young people who are gay that they too can be successful, even in sports dripping with machismo.

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MrShaman

May-27-13 7:46 AM

"Why do so many people on the right always pop into this victim mentality. They seem to never get tired of telling us about how they got one jellybean less than little Jimmy, and it's ALWAYS because of their beliefs." - CHayes

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I guess it's always possible we could recognize arrested-development as a "handicap". When you think about it, we could ALSO recognize their tendency for laziness (as is evidenced by their perceived "entitlement" to use Handicap parking-spaces), by issuing them their OWN "handicap"-tags, that would display a big, red "L"!!!!!!!

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CMReeder

May-27-13 7:47 AM

The rules do not distinguish the level of celebrating nobud. It says no celebrating. The officials at the competition took it as celebrating, according to the officials they broke the rule.

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ToTEXASfromPA

May-27-13 8:01 AM

"God doesn't like gays therefore you can be discriminating." --CMReeder

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Wrong. God loves us all and more than you can comprehend.

He loves the poor, middle class, and the rich.

He love the black, yellow, red and white.

He love the adulterer, the prostitute, the heterosexual, the homosexual, and the pedophile.

He loves the Muslim, the Christian, the Buddist, the Pagan, the Witch, the Agnostic, and the Atheist.

He loves us so much that He allowed his son to die to continue to progress the kingdom of God, pay the price for our sin, and permit us to spend eternity with Him, for those that have faith and trust in Him.

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MrShaman

May-27-13 8:05 AM

"Could someone point out to me the physical difference between pointing to the sky, and holding up your index finger to say "Im number one"?" - CHayes

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That would be MOST-evident, to folks who've actually participated in competitive-events.

Facing your OPPONENT, it's recognized as "I'm number one"...unless it's a team-effort (i.e. "WE'RE number one"!)

Facing UPWARD is recognized as "This is what's HIP, now; posing as a Believer!!"...until some other trend comes-along.

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CMReeder

May-27-13 8:06 AM

Yet Texas you can discriminate people from their rights.

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MrShaman

May-27-13 8:13 AM

"Could someone point out to me the physical difference between pointing to the sky, and holding up your index finger to say "Im number one"? - CH

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"There is none, Chris." - nobud74

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Like I said...you'd have to actually PARTICIPATE in competitive-events, to know the difference.

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philunderwood

May-27-13 8:25 AM

It isn’t a question of giving anyone “special” rights; it’s a question of not denying rights to any particular group or individual.

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Zippie

May-27-13 8:28 AM

Prime example as to why you elect GOD fearing men and women NOT politicians to run our country.

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JerryfromRI

May-27-13 8:41 AM

Live and let live people, stop trying to tell your neighbors who they should love and how they should live their lives.

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ToTEXASfromPA

May-27-13 8:54 AM

"Yet Texas you can discriminate people from their rights."

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God created us in His image and knows us better than we know ourselves. Don't you think it would be better if we followed the rules that He has given us since He wants the best for us? To deviate from these best practices is to settle for something less than the best. To declare and follow a "right" that deviates from this best practice many times eventually infringes upon the rights of others.

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