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Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

Marriage is "a sacred union. God is in the mix." I respect your beliefs. Let me also point out that Christians have shown great tolerance in not legally blocking atheists and non-Christians from enjoying the benefits of wedlock.

On the other hand, a small but significant number of people claim to be LGBT and Christian at the same time, and they have founded churches to serve the LGBT community. In other words, Proposition 8 discriminated against Christians. Some may not consider them to be "real" Christians, but I think we all agree that the government has no right to tell them they are not, no matter how popular the idea may be with the electorate.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/03/2015 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

"LGBTs mounted a smear campaign..." Whereas Brendan Eich funded a smear campaign mounted by the pro-Proposition 8 forces against the LGBT community.

"When judges order fines and jail time because of beliefs..." When was Brendan Eich fined? When did he serve time?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/03/2015 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

Hardly. LGBTs mounted a smear campaign that in any other context would have been characterized as the worst kind of cyber bulling. When judges order fines and jail time because of beliefs, the Constitution lies shredded beneath the feet of LGBT Thought Police.

The deeper question is - should the world ever find out who MrK really is, would you want to be treated the same way for your legally sound, Constitutionally-protected speech?

Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time. Marriage is as a marriage has always been- between a man and a woman. For me as a Christian, its also a sacred union. God is in the mix.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/03/2015 at 3:31 AM

Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

LGBT activists exercised their "fully legal, Constitutionally-protected right of free speech" by publicizing Brendan Eich's donation to a political cause they do not believe in.

"This is one of dozens of examples of how militant LGBTs act..." Yes, they exercise their right to free speech and let the public decide for themselves.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/02/2015 at 5:43 PM

Re: “PAC attack

"Mark Slaugh gave money he manages..." Not money he earned, but money he manages for the anonymous donors who wish to conceal their identities. Far from contributing from his own pocketbook, it is most likely he is drawing a salary for his services. Not one of the people who put up the actual money he is throwing around has been named.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/02/2015 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

Don't go to the Salvation Army fresh start program. You will be homeless again with less hope and faith in humanity because they are greedy and are not helpful, you can't even follow rules because you don't know what the real rules are, the rules change at a drop of a hat. If you have children they try calling child protection service on all parents, mainly terminated ones and thats most. Case managers tell personal information to other residents. Resident manager sleeps with residents and if said no she lies to get you kicked out. Resident manager is drunk on property all the time and they claim to have a zero tolerance policy but that also depends on who you are and if your sleeping with the resident manager. I question why they still get money when they are not helping and if you don't kiss their backside then you are out. The first two months you feel safe and an positive outlook for the future but after that all you feel is stressed out because all you hear is your going to be terminated and have 20 minutes to get your stuff and get off property and then you need to make arrangements to get the rest of your stuff in about 5 days after that your property becomes their and the resident manager picks through and takes what she wants.

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Posted by helpfulfriend on 05/02/2015 at 4:27 PM

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

But the choices are awful!! We are politically still stuck in the 80s!

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Posted by leloupe on 05/02/2015 at 3:17 PM

Re: “PAC attack

MrK- No PM intended.

"Save the Springs of Colorado Springs got $10,915 from Every Vote Counts of Colorado Springs, run by marijuana advocate Mark Slaugh, and paid $10,810 to Newell Ledbetter Advertising Inc., for advertising."

Mark Slaugh gave money he manages to Save the Springs. STS gave it to Newell for advertising. How is this not identifying the people and parties involved?

The reporter makes her thesis statement in the headline ('much of it untraceable'), then proceeds to debunk her own headline in the body. How is this even a story?

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/02/2015 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

MrK - Thank you for proving the point that militant LGBTs are hateful, intolerant and unaccommodating. Your last sentence says it all.

Brendan Eich exercised his fully legal, Constitutionally-protected right of free speech by donating to a political cause in which he believed. It is a cause in which a majority of CA voters also believed because Prop 8 passed.

There was no allegation or evidence to suggest that, eight years later, Eich ever discriminated against anyone at Mozilla for any reason. He was actually viewed as a competent CEO. But militant LGBTs don't let facts get in the way when they want to crucify someone. So Eich lost his job because LGBTs could not accomdate his privately held, fully legal, Constitutionally-protected viewpoint. He committed no crime except that of disagreeing with the LGBT Thought Police.

This is one of dozens of examples of how militant LGBTs act to destroy anyone who has a different viewpoint on things. Diversity of thought in the militant LGBT universe is not tolerated. So when I read about a pastor who takes out an ad to point some of this out, I know there is substance behind the sentiment.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/02/2015 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Pastor Nadia speaks ...

Ger rid of religion and use rationality, experience and common sense to decide for yourself what is and isn't right. Giving credence to a fairy tail is laughable. The best version of Christianity is no Christianity.

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Posted by GurrenXero on 05/02/2015 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Ban on conversion therapy dies in Colorado

Who care's who's having sex with who? Such a petty and pointless concern. We need better housing for the homeless. How about we concentrate on things that actually matter.

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Posted by GurrenXero on 05/02/2015 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Nadia Bolz-Weber's good news

This is religion trying to adapt. It's better but can't wait for people to grow beyond these fairy tails.

Posted by GurrenXero on 05/02/2015 at 12:52 PM

Re: “To be frank...

Thank you Jan Martin. May you find meaning and purpose in the next stage of your life. I've come to see that change isn't going to happen from the top down. Only through engaging and inspiring the hearts and minds of the citizenry will you achieve all that you wished to accomplish.

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Posted by GurrenXero on 05/02/2015 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Vintage fashion goes mobile with new rolling boutique

Go Lauren!

She's an awesome earth goddess, and I wish her all the success - she sure has worked for it!

Love you, chickie!
Shari

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Posted by SharWars on 05/02/2015 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Ranch Foods buys Federal - expansion underway

The public demand for healthy pastured meats and organic produce is growing and Callicrate is hooves on meeting the demand. Having an alternative to Big Ag non-food is essential for good health. The hurdles for entrepreneurs are many and success is hard won. Congrats to Callicrate for persevering with his vision of providing the best food possible at an affordable cost. Yes, even those on a SNAP budget can afford to buy good food.

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Posted by curious on 05/02/2015 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Female cops sue over fitness test

So this culture of victim-hood has reached even Colorado Springs. These woman failed the test and it's anybody's fault but their own. It's our "culture of fitness" HA! How absurd. It's not that they need to go back to the gym and improve to meet the standards EVERYONE in has to meet at that point in their career. Clearly they're being discriminated against and targeted by the police station and it's our cultures fault for saying being fit is preferential to slow and chunky.

Bottom line, being an officer can be a very demanding job and standards have been set to reflect that. If you can't meet the standards, then you ( I don't know ) maybe you're just not cut out for that line of work. I hear McDonalds is hiring.

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Posted by GurrenXero on 05/02/2015 at 11:35 AM

Re: “PAC attack

There is no reason to turn this into a pissing match. Anyone who is interested can read through the article and verify that no individual donors are named. Furthermore, the point of the article is that no one who donated via a PAC has been identified. Obviously, donors who were honest enough to give in their own names could have been named in the article, but they were not because they are beside the point.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/02/2015 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

PacksA9, you write about "the radical militant 2% of the 2% of our population that is LGBT..." Where did you get your figures? According to Wikipedia:

"In a Williams Institute review based on an June-September 2012 Gallup poll, approximately 3.4 percent of American adults identify themselves as being LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender).[2] An earlier report published in April 2011 by the Williams Institute estimated that 3.8 percent of Americans identified as gay: 1.7 percent as lesbian or gay, 1.8 percent as bisexual, and 0.3 percent as transgender.[3] The 2011 Williams Institute report also states that 8.2 percent of Americans reported that they had engaged in same-sex sexual behavior..." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_demogra…)

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/02/2015 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

According to Wikipedia, "On March 24, 2014, Eich was promoted to CEO of Mozilla Corporation. His appointment sparked controversy over a $1,000 political donation Eich had made in 2008 to the successful campaign for California Proposition 8, which sought to establish that, 'Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.' " That fits the definitions of intolerant and unaccommodating at the very least.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/02/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

Mr K- Please explain exactly how Brendan Eich was intolerant, unaccommodating or outright hateful... http://usat.ly/1DKo6yQ

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/02/2015 at 9:02 AM

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