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#101
May 15, 2013
 
Those polygamists aren't mormons. The Mormon church condemns polygamy. The polygamists in Arizona (Utah City, AZ is a haven for them) LIE about it being their religion when it's really just a cover for having sex with underage girls.

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#102
May 15, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
Gays are not denied any rights. They are not getting all the benefits hetero married couples get, but neither am I.
Those benefits ARE the rights. and you can have them if you get married.
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May 15, 2013
 

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RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Those polygamists aren't mormons. The Mormon church condemns polygamy. The polygamists in Arizona (Utah City, AZ is a haven for them) LIE about it being their religion when it's really just a cover for having sex with underage girls.
Actually, I am pretty sure they are considered *fundamental* Mormans. They are a splinter group off of the main non-polygamist sect. Who, as we all know, are only non-polygamists because they had to do that in order to become a state. They didn't begin condemning it because they suddenly started believing marrying off little girls was a bad thing. Of course, the modern-day mainstream Mormons probably *DO* think marrying off little girls for s*x is a bad thing, but that wasn't the original "spirit" of condeming polygamy. They were kind of forced into it.

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#104
May 15, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
So let's review.
Dog raises question about whether or not gays are denied rights in this country.
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Dog again asks about the rights of gays.
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Dog again asks a question pertaining to gay rights.
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Mimi provdes a lengthy list of rights gays are denied.
Dog asserts that gays should not get the same benefits as married hetero couples....
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...though he has no idea what those rights would be.
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And after several pages of discussion about RIGHTS, dog decides rights are not the issue being discussed.
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Along the way, he tried to misdirect from the the issue HE raised, to government handouts, the irs vs conservatives, amnesty, compared the marriage of 2 (gay) human beings to the marriage of a horse(and in the same breath claimed to not be a homophobe).
If he was not so consistent, I'd say he was clowning us. If I read a book with a character like him, I'd say the writer went to unbelievably over the top.
This was great, Tonka.

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#105
May 15, 2013
 
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Actually, I am pretty sure they are considered *fundamental* Mormans. They are a splinter group off of the main non-polygamist sect. Who, as we all know, are only non-polygamists because they had to do that in order to become a state. They didn't begin condemning it because they suddenly started believing marrying off little girls was a bad thing. Of course, the modern-day mainstream Mormons probably *DO* think marrying off little girls for s*x is a bad thing, but that wasn't the original "spirit" of condeming polygamy. They were kind of forced into it.
They call themslves Mormons, but the mormon church doesn't recognize them.

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#106
May 15, 2013
 
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They call themslves Mormons, but the mormon church doesn't recognize them.
"Under the Banner of Heaven" by John Krakauer (also wrote "Into Thin Air") is a really good book if you're intersted in the history of mormonism and how these splinter groups got started.

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#107
May 15, 2013
 
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Edog? What say you now?
Go back and look.

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#108
May 15, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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Go back and look.
Go back and look where? Perhaps I need to be more specific.

What is your response to Tonka's post?

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#109
May 15, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
Go back and look where? Perhaps I need to be more specific.
What is your response to Tonka's post?
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#110
May 15, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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I like how you you make the leap from being opposed to gay marriage to being a homophobe. I saw a show last night called Polygamy USA about a mormon compound in Arizona who are polygamists. I'm also opposed to polygamy, does that mean I hate Mormons? I'm opposed to marrying a horse, does that mean I hate horses? See, your very logic is flawed.
Gays are not denied any rights. They are not getting all the benefits hetero married couples get, but neither am I. So what? Cry me a river while I play the worlds smallest violin for you.
::channelling Sam:: TSTI

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#111
May 15, 2013
 
I read this last summer (I think). It's written by one of the (many) wives of the FLDS group in (Arizona?) who was married to one of the higher up guys.

http://www.amazon.com/Escape-Carolyn-Jessop/d...

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#112
May 15, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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Post #100
You wrote:

"Gays are not denied any rights. They are not getting all the benefits hetero married couples get, but neither am I. So what? Cry me a river while I play the worlds smallest violin for you."

This isn't even correct. You've said many times you are hetrosexual. If you choose to marry your soulmate, you will gain many rights and privileges afford to married people. In a lot of state, if a gay person marries their soulmate, they are not afforded the same rights.

How is this the same?

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#113
May 15, 2013
 

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Its called deflection. He is saying "compare unmarried gays to me, Mr single" Instead of saying "Compare an unmarried gays who want to be married to a married couple."
Toj wrote:
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You wrote:
"Gays are not denied any rights. They are not getting all the benefits hetero married couples get, but neither am I. So what? Cry me a river while I play the worlds smallest violin for you."
This isn't even correct. You've said many times you are hetrosexual. If you choose to marry your soulmate, you will gain many rights and privileges afford to married people. In a lot of state, if a gay person marries their soulmate, they are not afforded the same rights.
How is this the same?

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#114
May 15, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
if a gay person marries their soulmate, they are not afforded the same rights.
Boo hoo.

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edogxxx wrote:
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Boo hoo.
Ah, so you finally agree.

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#116
May 15, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
Ah, so you finally agree.
I have always "agreed" that two gay men don't get the same "benefits" (not to be confused with "rights") that a traditional married couple gets. My point is, so what? Should I get the same benefits for marrying a sheep? Or my sister? Or my girlfriend and her daughter? Where do we draw the line? At what point should we decide that certain benefits should or shouldn't apply to someone? SHOULD there be a line? Should it be anything goes? What?

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#117
May 15, 2013
 
We draw the line at two consenting unrelated adults.

Until society changes again and it gets redefined again.

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#118
May 15, 2013
 
Now, thats just crazy talk,,,,
squishymama wrote:
We draw the line at two consenting unrelated adults.
Until society changes again and it gets redefined again.

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#119
May 16, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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I have always "agreed" that two gay men don't get the same "benefits" (not to be confused with "rights") that a traditional married couple gets.
Um, no, you have not "always agreed" to this. Just this week you didn't believe gays were lacking in rights and demanded that someone tell you what rights straights have that gays don't. Mimi provided a lengthy list.

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#120
May 16, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Now, thats just crazy talk,,,,
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I know! Just think of all those poor inanimate objects that will be denied their rights.

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