I am not sure whether or not the Academy is a "safe and validating place to be LGBQ" was ever the issue here. The issue was the hiring of a staff member as Chief of Coaching Development when his background focus was the clear attempt to convert gays with conversion therapy (something that has been discredited). On top of that he was hired out of Focus on the Family, a right-wing religious organization that repeatedly has condemned gays based upon their religious beliefs. If Mr. Rosebush has never attempted to force his religious beliefs upon cadets and is impartial regarding his dealings with staff and cadets then there is no problem. If however, he is using this as a bully pulpit for Focus on the Family, and it is well known, I think any logical person would object.
I remember only one thing vividly since I was very young - and that was the funeral procession. Especially the riderless horse with the backward boots and the constant drum beat. I can still recall the exact sound of that drum beat to this day.
P.S. I also remember being upset that the usual Saturday morning cartoons were not on the TV due to continuous live coverage of all the Washington DC activities (remember there were only three TV channels at the time).
Great, the Academy hires an obviously anti-gay Conversion Therapy Practitioner to connect with cadets (however indirectly) through character and leadership? Doesn't Human Resources, or the AF Career Program, ever do background checks?
look up US patent number 6630507. that is all the answer and proof you need. for those too lazy that patent us held by the S government on the medical benefits of marijuana
And sorry, I complimented the writer earlier, but it can't be said enough: Thanks, Laura, for writing this.
You guys are right, but Reefer Madness" brainwashing still runs deep :(
they believe what their leaders tell them to believe. but I bet in the coming years that will change.
It's not about religion - for there are plenty of qualified Christian counsellors who haven't driven patients to suicide.
" It's like you talk about desegregation and you hire someone from the KKK."
Exactly. It's not that they're white - it's that they're aryan supremacists.
Here it's not that he's an Evangelical Christian - it's that the record shows his attitude towards Jews, Gays, Catholics and other sinners is less than professional.
I will listen harder to the "If you don't live here..." sentiments on the day that PARMMS shuns comments from those on the page that don't live in Manitou :) Till then -- can't we all just behave like adults with different opinions?
And I meant that I loved him unconditionally, I didn't say that he did.
Love and have compassion and be positive than judge every fucking body and be negative which is EASIER to do. My perception is my reality. I see where you are coming from and I respect you for voicing your opinion. But please understand that this man impacted my life more than anyone I know. I'm heart broken over it all. Please show some compassion.
And I'm in therapy thank you but I stand by my words. I don't think you understand how hurtful your words are. I don't think you really have a place in telling me how I should think or feel or "be thankful". You did not walk in my shoes. I'm completely aware of the truth that Pritchard was fucked up. But I've learned to find the silver lining in everything. That's all I'm saying. I have the right to voice my own opinion and I have better insight than the average. I don't know of Pritchard ever loved me. But I will always hold onto the love I have for him. I choose to
Thanks for your compassion.
Renee, No incidents of ground water contamination? Really? Go to http://cogcc.state.co.us/. Click on database from the menu on the right side. A menu pops up and you will want to choose the Inspection/Incident link one up from the bottom. A menu pops up but all you have to do is pick spills/releases at the very top and then change limit searches from 10 to 100. I haven't checked in a bit so I'll look real quick too. There have been 100 spills/releases since 10/1/13. It appears that there have been 10 groundwater contaminations and 16 resulting in surface water being contaminated. This is per the industries reporting. Most of these spills are 'historic' meaning that they are leaks discovered by workers usually coming from a tank battery. There is no way to know how long oil has been leaking or how much impact it has had. The impacted soil is either back filled or taken to a local dump, untreated. Does this seem environmentally sound to you?
I have lust in my heart for Glenda the Good Witch. Gimme some boner pills NOW.
Is Rosebush the FOTF genius who did the 3-week miracle cure of "Rev" Ted when that scandal broke? How did that work out for those frauds?
Does anyone else find it ironic that a bunch of people that advocate freedom of religion/expression want someone removed from their position based on their religious beliefs?
Cheryl, you and GuruDori ARE saying the same thing, and I agree with you both.
Maybe your comment was aimed at Misty, who doesn't get that we have freedom FROM religion if desired, and I damned right well desire that at all times.
This is awesome! So much of the prohibitionist rhetoric is centered around "protecting" our children. When the public sees the compassionate use of marijuana in children and associates it with a better quality of life for children who need it, we may start to realize our draconian pot policy is actually harming our children, and to protect them, we need to legalize this plant and realize the full potential of its benefit to humanity.
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