As a person who moved here from Iowa, I feel Colorado Springs has many wonderful attributes, but tolerance isn't one of them. It never ceases to surprise me that with the amount of diversity here, it doesn't seem to be reflected in the voices of voters or public officials. I hope that in ten years, Colorado Springs has come even further in advancing social equality.
Apparently, TT has forgotten some of his childhood Bible Lessons while professing his doctrine of hate again. Picking on church folk and their minister- Shame on you!
John 8:1-12 The woman caught in adultry- What did Jesus tell the Pharisees? vs 7- He who is without sin cast the first stone. vs 11- Neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more. Why did Jesus say this when the Law of Moses said she should be stoned? Because Christ Jesus entered in the Grace Administration and we are no longer under the Law.
Romans 8:1- There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.
And my favorite: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not charity (love of god) I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal..(noises that hurts the ears because there is no love of God in the motivation- sound familar TT? )..13- And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three;but the greatest of these is charity.
Great idea, TejonTech! Let's just let kids shoot up anything they want in school without teacher intervention. Some of them might just be taking allergy medication.
If 15 year olds can take abortion pills without supervision, why can't they be responsible for this without government intervention?
I agree with them if for no other reason than because it would make our city a real hell hole to have drilling towers near businesses and neighborhoods...banning fracking within city limits seems like a no-brainer.
Unless the Broadmoor wants derricks along their golf courses, and we all know what the Broadmoor wants, the Broadmoor gets.
Storm Water control will certainly be a demanding project. If you would care to participate in our Storm Water Survey with your responses and comments, please feel free to sign up - this is a 'grass-roots' effort and the Annual Survey on Trust and Confidence in Local Government will be on-line in August. Thank you.
It is nice to hear a minister who doesn't believe anything and can agree with whatever warped view of God you have devised...and gives permission to behave any way you want like he does.
To take God out of the conversation imposes and establishes the secular/your point of view...how is that better than the view that has proven effective and life giving for thousands of years...are you smarter than all humans who have ever lived?
I am sure you do go to First Congo whatever feels good, make it up as you go Church...with worship led by the gay men's choir....groovy.
Oh yeah, and I admire and respect the Reverend Broadbent's views on gay marriage in his church and community. It is refreshing to hear from a religious leader in the community who is not hellbent on hell fire and damnation!
The problem seems to be that the straight-“religious” crowd believes they have the corner market on what is right or wrong, fair or unfair, just or unjust, holy or sinful and that they can impose those beliefs onto the rest of the population. And since many people do not worship the same god, with the same rules and interpretations, or any god at all, why don’t we just remove the whole religious/god part of the argument. Then the problem can be viewed as what it truly is – a civil equal rights issue. Don’t impose your interpretative beliefs into someone else’s life, and they won’t impose theirs into yours. Really, when it comes right down to it, how does gay marriage affect your life in any way, shape or form? Why lose sleep over this issue? What is your problem with EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL?
LivesLocally - "This city has been mismanaged since Bob Isaac stepped down as city manager."
I'm guessing you have not lived locally that long. Isaac was the mayor for 23 years, not the city manager.
So basically, just because you've never heard it before, it's wrong? I invite you to a service, so that you can experience the "lightweight."
CoS isn't a place to start a career or family, it is a place to retire. I left, along with 8 of my good CoS friends, within the past year. The Springs is a beautiful place to live, but not grow. I'm okay with it because it is too late for the area. Studying national economic and social trends for YPs shows that those regions that haven't gotten the mix right yet, will fail. Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins is a "mega region" that encourages opportunity, while CoS is better grouped with Pueblo. (Florida, Richard "Who's Your City? 2008)
YPs can gain more experience at a quicker rate in areas that encourage them to produce. It is in our best interest to learn to lead elsewhere, then return with enhanced skills and knowledge when the old guard dies. Our energy is truly better spent elsewhere.
Colorad Springs: Lovely to visit, or retire.
I have lived in both Denver and COS for over 20 years each. Of course Denver (metro) has more jobs; it is over 5 times larger. It has more of everything. It also has traffic problems that coincide. Definitely many more good looking women in Denver. The Springs is certainly more aesthetically pleasing.
What I cannot figure is how some of you miserable, negative, jaundiced people ever make it out of bed in the morning. Do you ever have positive thoughts or is everything that you perceive always bleak and hideous?
Colorado Springs has calcified, politically. Bullies like Keith King (former Cheyenne Mtn School District board, former state senator, now Council president), the Broadmoor's Steve Bartolin, and real estate developers still run the show, no questions asked. With the exception of stationed military and college students, young people desert C/S in droves, and who can blame them? King's Council is chasing a progressive young entrepreneur -- whose business model directly counters the destructive and dirty energy policies foisted on C/S by Council -- out of town. How sad, how typical, how backward. When O When will C/S citizens awaken from this dittohead stupor?
I haven't lived in Denver, but every young person I know tells me it's a better place to live. Usually this is because it's easier to find a job up there. The lack of a political voice is not a concern for the majority of young people. Political representation is not going to affect young people's lives (or...they won't care if it does impact them). Unless our local government grows some 'teeth' and starts fighting for a revitalized lower-middle economy then the only young people here will be the ones just passing through.
by the way, your religious life is yours personally, our local government doesn't have the jurisdiction to condenm the entire town to hell.
Well. There isn't much for a young person in the springs these days, or anywhere for that matter. Let the news tell you unemployment is down, and know that they are lying to you.
Part of the problem for young people in our town is that they are either high tech geeks who don't go out at night, or they are gay, or they are PTSD guys from fort Carson looking to stab someone.
Then that crowd has as their only options bad bars on Tejon or chain bars on Powers.
Not a good place for young people.
The Colorado Medicaid Director admits the tool has flaws in her letter to the Medical Services Board, http://joshuawinkler.com/MSB_Letter-Pediat…, but refuses to restore hours to kids while they attempt to fix the broken tool. This Pediatric tool is based on a Medicare tool used to evaluate homebound seniors, not kids who can and should be able to participate in their community.
So when is Ben Broadbent going to defend his position here? His reasoning is theologically pathetic and needs substance, not feeling. What a lightweight.
The mayor let power go to his head...and is as bought into the system as anyone ever has been.
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