It is correct that separation of church and state was meant to protect people from government enforced religion ( like England had so many years ago, and the reason a lot of people fled to this country ). Whether you admit it or not, you hold to one religious belief or another which controls your thought process. Even if your belief is in atheism or you claim to be agnostic, you are believing in something, which Yes, is a religion. People worship everything under the sun ( and sometimes the sun too ) unknowingly perhaps, but do it just the same. There is no getting away from it no matter how hard that you try. There is one TRUE GOD, The God of the holy bible, and everything and everyone else is a false god that you end up pushing onto others every day yourself. The god of tolerance and acceptance of anything and everything is just one example. Wake up folks, do you think this and other countries are getting better or worse? Why do you think that is? I'll tell you; it is because we are getting further away from the one true GOD. Maybe you folks who have a problem with the bible should read it instead of sitting there worshiping yourself. You don't even know what you are hating. You will die at some point as well. Where would you like to spend eternity? You might want to think about that and possibly take advice from the good book to accept the FREE, LOVING, gift of GOD, through the Lord Jesus Christ. He paid FULL price for YOUR sins; past, present and future by his death on the cross and resurrection from the dead and ascending back into heaven. It is historical fact folks. You cannot deny the life and times of Jesus and still be holding to the truth. Do not judge God or the bible exclusively on the imperfections of your Christian neighbor, coworker or such. We should be continually trying to be better and will be to some extent, but we are sinful and in need of a savior just as you are. The ONLY difference is that we have been given forgiveness from our sins, by being given the opportunity to accept the gift because Jesus so freely paid the price. Reading the bible and accepting this gift will change your life for the better. Truly read it and see. There is nothing bad in there. Would you give your life for the forgiveness of people who hated you like Jesus did ( that includes all of us at some point in our life and a lot of you right now)? Would you let your son or daughter be beaten and die for the people who hate you in order to pay the penalty of sin so that they may be forgiven? That is true love folks. How can you not love God after that? God did not come into the world to judge you, but to save you. Remember that.
@ Cait Stella-
"All he's really done is choose to put a substance in his body that our government has made illegal while allowing for the wide scale consumption of other substances with nearly identical effects and chemical structure. How do you not see the hypocrisy there?"
Are you seriously justifying the use of Meth??? While I may be misinterpreting what you are writing, I seriously hope you are not referring to this like the legalization of marijuana or the widespread use of alcohol? Have you not seen the before and after pictures of someone on meth, it is a much more harmful substance.
And while we are talking about that, he has done much more than just put a substance in his body, he has chosen to destroy that house and allow people of all sorts in that are engaged in illegal activities (i.e. making pipe bombs). You may sit there and cry the woe is me card and call this a victim less crime, but what about the property values in the neighborhood??? A house like that can bring down values and scare away potential buyers, thus losing the residents thousands of dollars when they do try and sell their home.
the teabaggers are getting more desperate and vocal now that they know that their short run is over... thank goodness. their god stumpy trump is a loser and even they are finally admitting it.
Hey all, just a quick note: Code enforcement will generally ticket the party considered "most responsible" in these cases. So, that's usually the tenant.
Both the tenant and the owner are notified by letter of code violations.
While the "responsible party" can face jail time and fines, the owner of the property is ultimately responsible for any costs incurred by code enforcement. So, for instance, if code enforcement eventually cleans up the mess, they would bill the owner of the property for that. If the bill isn't paid, then it becomes a lien. I hope that clears up any confusion.
J. Adrian Stanley
Another anti-American Obama appointee....This is what has been ruining the Air Force Academy for these past 8 years, and therein lies the problem! We need to appoint patriots who are NOT anti-American in policy, as everyone these followers of Muhammad Obama have proven themselves to be!
Amazing to me, an open book, well it could have been any other book or magazine and nothing would have been said. The Koran would have been fine, no objections to that or those who pose a danger to our military or our way of life. I support the open book or Bible, I am sure the officer was not pushing his opinion or belief, besides was he on his time or military time. Perhaps it was left open from his lunch break. I am ashamed of people who are associated with the removal of the Bible which has given comfort and saved lives over the years. Many stories have been passed down of a bullet being lodged in a New Testament instead of the soldier's chest. Perhaps the anti open book people need to face the front lines and see if there is ever a time, they might need to read an open book for comfort. Just a thought.
GURUD is obviously promoting her religion of "intolerance" to anything she thinks should or shouldn't be allowed. There really isn't much difference in someone reading a sports magazine, wood shop, fishing, golfing, etc., or their Bible. It is a choice!
The issue is a book being displayed on "his" desk not yours. Are you going to ban all periodical, newspapers, and sports magazines or just "his" Bible.
Are you going to ban talking about sports, fashion, gardening at the drinking fountain or break room? Or just "religious" talking.
Seems to me you can be a fan of anyone or anything these days but Jesus.
Wake up Ms. Intolerence, your "religion" may be next.
I am an Air Force Vietnam Veteran, and I have become more and more embarrassed and ashamed by similar actions by my former Branch. They have fallen prey to the anti-American agenda of this despicable and unconstitutional Obama regime! I hope this upcoming election brings us a President that will return this nation, and and the liberal arm of our military leadership, back into some measure of sanity. These anti-American and anti-Christian actions taken by our military, particularly the Air Force, is something we must not stand for!!!
I find it very interesting that many of the religious folks here have no problem with Focus on the Family REQUIRING their employees to participate in their daily worship service (if not, you won’t get hired) or Hobby Lobby telling you that your health insurance won’t cover women health issues that they don’t believe in, yet you have a problem with a job that tells you not to HARASS your fellow employees cause you feel that it is your Religious Freedom to do so? What about my right to my own beliefs? What about my right to health care being a priority since it is my RIGHT to make medical decisions about MY BODY?!!
How about I display a photo of the devil and print on it: “The god of this world!” since he got dominion of this world from Adam after Adam disobeyed God’s command in Genesis? Would you find this offensive for me to post in my work space, when the bible says this very thing? Would you be offended if I told you I liked it because it reminds me that he’s the enemy of my Lord, Christ Jesus, as in Ephesians 5&6 and in John 10:10? I bet this ironic display would offend your Christian beliefs, yet as you claim, would be my right to have in my work space. LMAO!!!
GuruD who posted, trolled!, multiple comments above takes her stance due to the self-inflicted mental instability known as BRSS - which is the result of ingesting samesex hormones during lesbian sex.
Lesbians and homosexuals like to pretend they isn't pedophiles but in fact the driving force of all three perversions is the same BRSS.
My Bible repeatedly states lesbianism is sinful and lesbians will be destroyed when Jesus returns.
A true Christian should be concerned about being denied any opportunity to preach the Gospel as anyone who is ignorant of the Gospel message is surely doomed to permanent destruction when Jesus returns.
All other religions have Satan's lies about rebirth, Paradise and lots of virgins, etc.
While working hours may not be the best times to proselyte or preach coffee and lunch breaks are - in fact proselyting during the working hours may actually be a sin as the worker should be working at the job not shortchanging the employer?
Cait is here, trying to appear more nuanced and benevolent toward this infant.
Well, let's break this down:
"his mother is caring for him" - Well, if you're 26, and you still need Momma to wipe your bottom and ignore your criminal activities, then you're obviously incapable of taking care of yourself, much less maintaining a private residence; so it's time for the lad to go.
"An addict with multiple warrants", yeah, all for what?" - Drug charges...burglary...failure to appear...Here's some advice: it helps to actually read the articles before commenting on them *sigh*
"we are dirty, diseased, evil criminals that care for no one but themselves" - You may self-identify this way, but I, and apparently the rest of the public who finds you ridiculous, don't. Clean up, grow up, wise up...
"you think of him as an addict instead of a human being" - I certainly do: he's freely admitted it! Humans are fine, addicts that endanger their neighbors aren't.
'it's pretty much impossible to get out of the system" - This country--and community--is dedicated to helping those in need, and if you can't get by through your own means, does there ever come a point where you should be denied the largesse of others? You can't help everyone; esp. those who won't help themselves...
"The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few, or the one" - Not my quote, but look it up, and consider what it means...
Court ordered community service is nothing more than slave labor. It isn't enough that offenders have to pay fines and possibly serve jail sentences, they are forced to do labor that even non-profits should be paying for. For any organization to take advantage of a broken criminal justice system is reprehensible.
Also, the article fails to include the fact that Front Range IS a monopoly with a sweet contract with the courts. They actually require a $75 payment for the privilege of registering for said indentured service.
It seems obvious that many of you may never have had to sit through a professional staff workshop on Sexual & Environment Harassment. On the job, there are many different situational boundries that you can’t cross, and things like Facebook and dating are just a part of the rules of behavior that are now being included. And to have personal displays in your own job space that is not your personal home is not your right, and if your job says not to, then you have to follow their rules. I suggest that you read your Employee Handbook on this matter.
So, other than having his religious text at work has this major actually been practicing his religion while on the clock or talking about it to coworkers who didn't want to listen? Has he been doing his job? If so then why is this public display of support for or interest in Christianity any more disturbing than a public display of support for a sports team or family?
The guy in charge of the investigation said "If a person has a Koran display or book of Satan, they're free to have that on display and read it as long as they're not proselytizing, trying to entice someone to their particular viewpoint". So if he's not preaching or talking someone over to his viewpoint then he's clear. He is allowed to have a Bible on display and read it.
Unless of course the issue isn't making everything fair for everyone but instead finding a way to attack one religion, Christianity, specifically.
To those who suggested he have work related books on his desk instead: I hardly think that this Bible was the /only/ book on his desk.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation should be up on their soapbox __defending__ the Major's right to have his Bible on his desk.
You're wrong Maverick. Every cadet is not force fed drugs nor treated like a military test subject like this kid was.
Every cadet is not used as a scapegoat in order to coverup blotched investigations.
Argue and stomp your virtual foot all you want. It really doesn't make a bit of difference to me. The entire institution is designed to pull the wool over the eyes of the naive general public. And for the most part, it works (you're proof). I'd be just like you if I wasn't privy to some of the dirty little secrets.
I once worked at a college maintenance dept where in the painter's shop where my car wash station was they had porno centerfolds hanging on the walls. As this was their space, are you saying I had no right to be offended as a female if they said it was their religion to display the naked female body cause that was how Adam and Eve where created? NOT, this was harassment then, and it is harassment now to push your religion on the job!!!
Religious Freedom means you have the right to practice the religion of your choice, but not everywhere and anytime you want, such as work or in public places under civil laws regarding this issue. YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AT WORK AS IN ACTIONS LIKE DISPLAYING A BIBLE AT THE AFB. On my job at a non-profit, this would be considered HARASSMENT of your co-workers, and therefore, I could get fired for doing so.
Also, my taxpayer dollars pays this man’s salary and I don’t want my money promoting HIS BELIEFS while on the job. What don’t you get about this? You are not paid to preach, you are paid to WORK. You may also have Religious Freedom in your own home, but you do not have the freedom to scream your beliefs at the top of your lungs in the middle of the street at midnight because this is also limited by our civil laws. What don’t you get about Freedom of Religion is not your freedom to push your religion on others, it is freedom to believe what you want.
So, the book was out in plain sight; apparently there for his frequent use. So what? Religious FREEDOM is supposed to mean just that, right? I mean, is he holding his colleagues and/or subordinates at gunpoint, forcing them to read the thing or listen to him read it? The entire situation is a ridiculous waste of time. If his colleagues and/or subordinates don't like it, let them display their own religious texts. FREEDOM of religion... RIGHT??? Or wrong? Do we have it, or don't we? If we DO, in fact, have freedom of religion, then leave him ALONE. It's HIS Bible, on HIS workstation.
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