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Since: Feb 14

Greeneville, TN

#1 Feb 16, 2014
This is what our state needs my friends, Kansas leads the way back to God!!!

Kansas lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would permit businesses and government employees to deny service to same-sex couples on the basis of their religious principles. The measure passed an initial vote in the house by a significant margin, 72 votes to 42 votes. In a final vote on Wednesday, the bill succeeded 72 votes to 49 votes and will now be considered by the Republican-controlled state senate.

State lawmakers engaged in heated debate over House Bill 2453, which would allow hotels, restaurants and stores in the state to refuse to serve gay couples if “it would be contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs.” The bill would also allow government clerks to refuse to sign same-sex marriage licenses without threat of a lawsuit.

If a government employee chooses to refuse service, the bill states that the government must attempt to provide another employee to “promptly” provide that service “if it can be done without undue hardship to the employer.”

This bill is part of a larger trend across the U.S., pitting gay rights advocates against conservatives who say same-sex marriage is contrary to their religious beliefs. A baker in Colorado was ordered to stop discriminating against same-sex couples in December, after refusing to make a cake for a gay couple’s wedding.

Read more: Kansas Bill Allowing Refusal of Service to Gay Couples Passes House | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2014/02/11/kansas-bill...
New World Man

Jonesborough, TN

#2 Feb 16, 2014
No need. America is too far gone now.
marthe stewart

Kingsport, TN

#3 Feb 16, 2014
The problem with gay people is that some of them look just like us, and it is hard to tell if someone is gay or not. Sure, some of the male gays act like ballerinas and so they are easy to spot as being gay. And some of the lesbians act butch like Chaz Bono, also easy to spot.

But there are a whole bunch of people out there who look normal, but lead a secret life of promiscuity. Take serial rapist Dennis Rader for example, he was president of his church. Totally gay, and was posing as a good christian. Other gays are able to become catholic priests. Other gay men trick women into marrying them.

These homosexuals are leading secret lives.

Gay people should be required to wear an identification badge on their clothing at all times when they are out in public. A badge like the judenstern that jews wore. Make gays wear a judenstern badge indentifying them as gay.

Why would that be a big deal, anyway? Gays like Ellen Page or Rosie Odonnel or that MIssouri footballer are proud to be out and about. They want to flaunt their gayness in your face. Well, let's force them all to wear an identification badge prominently on their chests.

And if you don't want to do business with a gay, if doing business with a gay contradicts with your religious beliefs, then it is your right to conduct yourself as you see fit.

If gays are out of the closet, then they can't become priests or boyscout leaders. They can't molest your children, because you will see that ID badge on their jacket and you won't let your kids near them.

That gay ID badge means that the person wearing the badge probably has syphillis and AIDs, so do not give them CPR or a hug.
Troll

Kingsport, TN

#5 Feb 16, 2014
Why doesnt god heal amputees?
right

Johnson City, TN

#6 Feb 16, 2014
Troll wrote:
Why doesnt god heal amputees?
he does those who receive his son jesus as savior will have a new body . i say thats a real good deal for people who deserve hell.
Troll

Kingsport, TN

#7 Feb 16, 2014
right wrote:
<quoted text> he does those who receive his son jesus as savior will have a new body . i say thats a real good deal for people who deserve hell.
Why have we never seen any news coverage? When, where, and to whom did this happen? A new body negates the need for all of medical science, assuming it comes without defect.
Troll

Kingsport, TN

#8 Feb 16, 2014
Even if issued with a defect, one could presumably request another one so I guess it does do away with all of medical science.
duh

Absecon, NJ

#9 Feb 16, 2014
If relying on an invisible force makes your life easier...good for you. Some don't think that way and get tired of being preached to especially when we obey all the rules and laws of society.
Troll

Kingsport, TN

#10 Feb 16, 2014
Phil_is_Right wrote:
This is what our state needs my friends, Kansas leads the way back to God!!!
Kansas lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would permit businesses and government employees to deny service to same-sex couples on the basis of their religious principles. The measure passed an initial vote in the house by a significant margin, 72 votes to 42 votes. In a final vote on Wednesday, the bill succeeded 72 votes to 49 votes and will now be considered by the Republican-controlled state senate.
State lawmakers engaged in heated debate over House Bill 2453, which would allow hotels, restaurants and stores in the state to refuse to serve gay couples if “it would be contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs.” The bill would also allow government clerks to refuse to sign same-sex marriage licenses without threat of a lawsuit.
If a government employee chooses to refuse service, the bill states that the government must attempt to provide another employee to “promptly” provide that service “if it can be done without undue hardship to the employer.”
This bill is part of a larger trend across the U.S., pitting gay rights advocates against conservatives who say same-sex marriage is contrary to their religious beliefs. A baker in Colorado was ordered to stop discriminating against same-sex couples in December, after refusing to make a cake for a gay couple’s wedding.
Read more: Kansas Bill Allowing Refusal of Service to Gay Couples Passes House | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2014/02/11/kansas-bill...
A perfect example of an action by the christian taliban.
Troll

Kingsport, TN

#11 Feb 16, 2014
Yes, you read that correctly... TALIBAN. Perhaps phil and marthe would have less to whine about someplace where religion is codified somewhere in the middle east. Oh wait, wrong mythology.
right

Johnson City, TN

#12 Feb 16, 2014
duh wrote:
If relying on an invisible force makes your life easier...good for you. Some don't think that way and get tired of being preached to especially when we obey all the rules and laws of society.
for god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. that is the best news ever heard.

Since: Feb 14

Greeneville, TN

#13 Feb 16, 2014
Troll wrote:
<quoted text>
A perfect example of an action by the christian taliban.
We want our country back, Godless Liberal. It is OUR country.

We let you run it and what did that get us? Gays crawling out of Satan's darkness grasping for our kids. Drugs everywhere - even being legalized in some states. Sex and more sex, and AIDS and VD running rampant and the antibiotics won't work much longer they say. Murder, theft, corruption, serial killers, women aborting (murdering!) millions of unborn babies every year... and people like you cheering it on.

You messed up it is time to let the Adults back in charge.
Troll

Kingsport, TN

#14 Feb 16, 2014
Phil_is_Right wrote:
<quoted text>
We want our country back, Godless Liberal. It is OUR country.
We let you run it and what did that get us? Gays crawling out of Satan's darkness grasping for our kids. Drugs everywhere - even being legalized in some states. Sex and more sex, and AIDS and VD running rampant and the antibiotics won't work much longer they say. Murder, theft, corruption, serial killers, women aborting (murdering!) millions of unborn babies every year... and people like you cheering it on.
You messed up it is time to let the Adults back in charge.
Idiot, I'm probably more hardcore conservative than you could ever dream of being. Bet you have no problem collecting that social security, commie. Soon your generation will wither away and die.
right

Johnson City, TN

#15 Feb 16, 2014
george washington said you cant have democracy without the morality that comes from religion. also did you know that the early congress had the bible printed and distributed. you wont read that in any of our modern history books.
Susie Q

Greeneville, TN

#17 Feb 17, 2014
Did any of you happen to watch the program on TV concerning facts about Presidents that most people do not know? I was surprised by the facts that Abraham Lincoln's best friend owned slaves, that Abraham liked to use his fists to solve problems, that he had difficulties with women and that he liked to sleep with men. If we were taught the true historical facts about our political leaders,past and present, most of us would be very surprised. You know, if we knew most of the facts about our friends families, and neighbors we would be suprised. None of us are lily white and do not deserve to stand in judgement of others. Take the factual information you learn and cast your ballots in our elections.
Lily White

Johnson City, TN

#18 Feb 17, 2014
Susie Q wrote:
Did any of you happen to watch the program on TV concerning facts about Presidents that most people do not know? I was surprised by the facts that Abraham Lincoln's best friend owned slaves, that Abraham liked to use his fists to solve problems, that he had difficulties with women and that he liked to sleep with men. If we were taught the true historical facts about our political leaders,past and present, most of us would be very surprised. You know, if we knew most of the facts about our friends families, and neighbors we would be suprised. None of us are lily white and do not deserve to stand in judgement of others. Take the factual information you learn and cast your ballots in our elections.
I get so sick of people using my name about crap like this. Please think before you type. And don't think about using Pale, Ghost, Snow, or Pearl because they're my cousins.
Indica Hemperson

Kingsport, TN

#19 Feb 17, 2014
Washington and Franklin ditch King Louis so they can harvest their marijuana.

"I wouldn't miss the hemp harvest at Mount Vernon for all the tea in China."
- to Ben Franklin in France during fundraising for the American Revolution according to Dr. Burke, President of the American Historical Reference Society and consultant to the Smithsonian Institution.

translation: The hemp harvest is more important than raising money for the revolution.

"Make the most of the Indian hemp seed,
and sow it everywhere!"
-- George Washington, Note to the gardener at Mount Vernon 1794
"The Writings of George Washington"
Volume 33, page 270 (Library of Congress)

Indian hemp

1: source of e.g. bhang and hashish as well as fiber [syn: Indian hemp, Cannabis indica]

2: valuable fiber plant of East Indies now widespread in
cultivation [syn: kenaf, kanaf, deccan hemp, bimli,
bimli hemp, Indian hemp, Bombay hemp, Hibiscus
cannabinus]

3: Canadian dogbane yielding a tough fiber used as cordage by
native Americans; used in folk medicine for pain or
inflammation in joints [syn: Indian hemp, rheumatism, Apocynum cannabinum]

In India, it is common to make a highly concentrated form of Indian (India) hemp, by rubbing the flowers over a fine screen and collecting the potent resin that falls though it. The resin is usually then compressed into "bricks".

Most informed cannabis activists know that George Washington grew non-psychoactive fiber hemp (Europian hemp), but what many don't know is that he loved the same hemp me and you smoke and eat today (Indian (India) hemp) even more.

"What was done with the seed saved from the India Hemp last summer? It ought, all of it, to have been sewn again; that not only a stock of seed sufficient for my own purposes might have been raised, but to have disseminated the seed to others; as it is more valuable than the common Hemp."

George Washington
Writings of Washington, Vol. 35, pg. 72

In the above quote concerning seeds notice that George Washington refers to his crop as India Hemp instead of Indian hemp as he does in some others.

Indian hemp is used to refer to both Cannabis Indica, and Dogbane, a plant barely resembling hemp and not even apart of the Cannabis family.

However, India hemp is used to refer exclusively to Cannabis Indica!

From Jack Herer:

Cannabis Sativa L.

Also known as: Hemp, cannabis hemp, Indian (India) hemp, true hemp, muggles, weed, pot, marijuana, reefer, grass, ganja, bhang, "the kind," dagga, herb, etc., all names for exactly the same plant!

Or, as the following hemp historian puts it:

http://www.rexresearch.com/hhist/hhist2~1.htm

A History of Hemp

by

Robert A. Nelson
----------
Chapter 2

Hemp in America

George Washington may well have cultivated some cannabis for medicinal and occasional recreational purposes.

Both he and Thomas Jefferson (who quite disliked tobacco) are known to have exchanged gifts of smoking mixtures.

In the 1790's, Washington also began to cultivate "India Hemp", the resinous variety developed in India.

Cannabis at that time had several names, such as "common hemp" (C. sativa, cultivated for fiber and seeds), and "India hemp" (C. indica, grown for fiber and resin).

The latter is not to be confused with "Indian hemp"(Apocynum cannabinum, dogbane), used by native Americans. The modern term "Indian hemp" is applied to jute, which is not related to Cannabis sativa.

Jute was not introduced to America until much later.

Washington's concern about India Hemp is illustrated in these excerpts from letters to his overseer Pearce:

"Let particular care be taken of the India Hempseed, and as much good ground allotted for its reception next year as is competent to Sow..." [5 Nov. 1796].

Modern day translation:

"Don't mess up my Indica crop, and plant as many Indicas as you can fit on my property without over crowding."

George was truly a lover of Indian (India) hemp (Cannabis Indica).
Indica Hemperson

Kingsport, TN

#21 Feb 17, 2014
May 12-13 1765: "Sowed Hemp at Muddy hole by Swamp."
August 7, 1765: "--began to seperate (sic) the Male from
the Female Hemp at Do--rather too late."

George Andrews has argued, in The Book of Grass: An Anthology of Indian Hemp (1967), that Washington's August 7 diary entry "clearly indicates that he was cultivating the plant for medicinal purposes as well for its fiber."

his phrase "rather too late" suggests that he wanted to complete the separation *before the female plants were
fertilized*--and this was a practice related to drug potency
rather that to fiber culture.

It is obvious to this Editor that the Reason for George Washington's Separating male from female Hemp plant WAS INDEED for the Purpose of increased Potency...and Ingestabilty. A Hemp plant normally produces many seeds...because the pollen is air borne...it made growing Sinsemillia (without seed )Much easier to accomplish!!! it is much more Potent and easier to smoke

Since: Feb 14

Greeneville, TN

#22 Feb 17, 2014
Troll wrote:
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Idiot, I'm probably more hardcore conservative than you could ever dream of being. Bet you have no problem collecting that social security, commie. Soon your generation will wither away and die.
Soon your generation will be in HELL with your master, Satan. Don't worry he will be burning and in agony right there with you.
Troll

Kingsport, TN

#23 Feb 17, 2014
Soon your generation will be in MORDOR with your master, Sauron. Don't worry he will be burning and in agony right there with you.

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