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Controversial Lenoir City teacher says he loves new job

There are 52 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Sep 7, 2012, titled Controversial Lenoir City teacher says he loves new job. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

The former Lenoir City High School journalism teacher who was transferred following controversy over student-written articles said he considered leaving the school system but is glad he decided to stay.

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Since: May 12

Maryville, TN

#43 Sep 16, 2012
The Real Goose wrote:
<quoted text>You people love double standards. Freedom of speech does not mean the right to be heard.
Nobody is required to stop at the soapbox you are standing on and listen to your speech.
If you want your speech printed in the paper, they might charge you an advertising fee. Yell CENSORSHIP al you want. But pay the fee if you want it printed.
If that page in the yearbook had been titled "It's okay to be a fundamentalist Christian" the fagagandists would be screaming for a lawsuit.
I think you are so far off the mark. You can be both a Christian and accept gays. The kids get it, so should you. The passages that are so often quoted to shore up the anti-gay argument are from the old testament. If this thing called gay was such an abomination, wouldn't Jesus have spoken out against it? I think you minimize your effect on people that hear the words of Christ to love your neighbor and not to judge and then try to justify your garbled "they ain't like us" speech.

So, while you use your fancy compound words like fagagandist, I will continue to tell anyone who will listen that there is a place for them in my church. Hugs, brother.

Since: Mar 12

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#44 Sep 16, 2012
Silent Mom No More wrote:
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I think you are so far off the mark. You can be both a Christian and accept gays. The kids get it, so should you. The passages that are so often quoted to shore up the anti-gay argument are from the old testament. If this thing called gay was such an abomination, wouldn't Jesus have spoken out against it? I think you minimize your effect on people that hear the words of Christ to love your neighbor and not to judge and then try to justify your garbled "they ain't like us" speech.
So, while you use your fancy compound words like fagagandist, I will continue to tell anyone who will listen that there is a place for them in my church. Hugs, brother.
Yes, I'm aware of the argument that there are professed Christians who say "gay is okay", that this proves it can be done, and therefore every Christian is now required to do so.

But the scriptures are very clear on it - and not just in the OT.

And the words of Jesus, recorded in the NT, contain that question "What did Moses command you?" You see, He considered those writings inspired.

But you are of that Fosdick mentality that says you can make the Bible say anything you wish it to conveniently say.

Jesus' words to the religious clergy of his day were usually in response to questions they asked Him. Wouldn't't you suppose they never asked Him about homosexuality because the scriptures were so crystal clear on it they never had a question about it? No, you could never suppose that I am sure - as obvious as that is.

But you believe going to church makes you a Christian, WITHOUT believing the scriptures are inspired. Go sit in your garage and believe you are becoming a car then.
Harry Pothead

Knoxville, TN

#45 Sep 17, 2012
Silent Mom No More wrote:
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Hmmmm....you are obviously not a scientist or doctor, so I will take that in to account.
You and your fun friends obsession with my sexuality confuses me. I assume that most of you have come from unions between cousins....see how assumptions work?
I didn't tell my children what or whom to love and neither of them is sexually active, unlike half of the kids they go to school with. So many 13, 14 year old girls getting pregnant...kind of a bigger problem than whether my child should get aids because of "gay sex". I am sure that you are unaware of straight people that have been infected with aids...they don't have medicine in the holler, right?
You are bothersome, but not in a life altering way. In a sociological experiment way. I feel like I am recording abnormal human behavior in humans in the 21st century. Every time one of you nimrods makes one of these comments, I just say a silent prayer that you will have a change of heart....
"Nimrod" are you calling me a great hunter. Are sure what "Nimrod" really means.

Since: May 12

Maryville, TN

#46 Sep 18, 2012
The Real Goose wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I'm aware of the argument that there are professed Christians who say "gay is okay", that this proves it can be done, and therefore every Christian is now required to do so.
But the scriptures are very clear on it - and not just in the OT.
And the words of Jesus, recorded in the NT, contain that question "What did Moses command you?" You see, He considered those writings inspired.
But you are of that Fosdick mentality that says you can make the Bible say anything you wish it to conveniently say.
Jesus' words to the religious clergy of his day were usually in response to questions they asked Him. Wouldn't't you suppose they never asked Him about homosexuality because the scriptures were so crystal clear on it they never had a question about it? No, you could never suppose that I am sure - as obvious as that is.
But you believe going to church makes you a Christian, WITHOUT believing the scriptures are inspired. Go sit in your garage and believe you are becoming a car then.
So now you are a biblical scholar? If theologians can not agree on what the interpretation is regarding homosexuality, how can you be?

Homosexuality was definitely around in Jesus's time and yet he never mentions it? Doesn't that seem odd to you?

You sound very much like the people that used some obscure biblical passages to justify their hatred based on melanin....

Since: Mar 12

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#47 Sep 18, 2012
Silent Mom No More wrote:
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So now you are a biblical scholar? If theologians can not agree on what the interpretation is regarding homosexuality, how can you be?
Homosexuality was definitely around in Jesus's time and yet he never mentions it? Doesn't that seem odd to you?
You sound very much like the people that used some obscure biblical passages to justify their hatred based on melanin....
Theologians who BELIEVE the Bible have no problem agreeing on it.

Since: May 12

Maryville, TN

#48 Sep 21, 2012
The Real Goose wrote:
<quoted text>Theologians who BELIEVE the Bible have no problem agreeing on it.
You mean theologians that believe exactly the same way as you.

You really sound very much like the people that would use the curse of Ham to justify prejudice against blacks. I would place a small wager that you have also spouted that one a time or two.

Since: Mar 12

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#49 Sep 21, 2012
Silent Mom No More wrote:
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You mean theologians that believe exactly the same way as you.
You really sound very much like the people that would use the curse of Ham to justify prejudice against blacks. I would place a small wager that you have also spouted that one a time or two.
How far will your foot go into your mouth? I guess we'll see.

Make sure it is a very small wager. You will lose.

There is no "curse of Ham" in the Bible. Perhaps you mean the " curse of Canaan" - as Canaan was Ham's son?

Genesis 9:25 "Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren"

And Canaan's descendants were not the Africans. They were the CANAANITES, whom the Israelites drove out of the promised land. That was hardly in Africa

And thus we conclude today's Bible lesson.
If you have further questions do let me know.

Since: May 12

Maryville, TN

#50 Sep 22, 2012
Dear, the above named curse has been used to justify prejudice against blacks. My foot is no where near my mouth...your tutelage is not needed as what I suspected is now verified...good day.
The Real Goose

United States

#51 Sep 22, 2012
Silent Mom No More wrote:
Dear, the above named curse has been used to justify prejudice against blacks. My foot is no where near my mouth...your tutelage is not needed as what I suspected is now verified...good day.
Probably it has. But that would be done by YOUR kind of theologian - the kind that believes they can make the Bible say anything they like.

You said you would "place a small wager" that I am one of them. If you did that then go pay up.

Do not try to link the "gay rights" claims with the civil rights movement. It is completely invalid.
FYI - Martin Luther King Jr was black because both his parents were black. If you are gay it is NOT because both your parents were gay - which is pretty obvious.

Since: May 12

Maryville, TN

#52 Sep 24, 2012
The Real Goose wrote:
<quoted text> Probably it has. But that would be done by YOUR kind of theologian - the kind that believes they can make the Bible say anything they like.
You said you would "place a small wager" that I am one of them. If you did that then go pay up.
Do not try to link the "gay rights" claims with the civil rights movement. It is completely invalid.
FYI - Martin Luther King Jr was black because both his parents were black. If you are gay it is NOT because both your parents were gay - which is pretty obvious.
The arguments are eerily similar. The arguments that deny women rights were eerily similar. Just saying there is an undeniable pattern at play here. The KKK and non-affiliated bigots used the bible to justify segregation and a feeling of superiority after it was struck down. The bible was used to justify denying women rights at the early part of last century and trotted out to defend misogynist behavior since. It applies.

I believe in God and I believe that Jesus, as the son of God, would want us all to love everyone equally, even the gays. I can't get behind hatred of any kind no matter how hard I could try. It's just wrong. You can think anything you want about me, my life, my lifestyle, my beliefs, and it truly doesn't phase me or make any real changes. The ONLY reason that I bother answering your posts is that I hope that the world becomes a nicer place for my children...more love, less hate. Still praying for you to stop the misconceptions and hate...

Since: Mar 12

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#53 Sep 24, 2012
Silent Mom No More wrote:
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The arguments are eerily similar. The arguments that deny women rights were eerily similar. Just saying there is an undeniable pattern at play here. The KKK and non-affiliated bigots used the bible to justify segregation and a feeling of superiority after it was struck down. The bible was used to justify denying women rights at the early part of last century and trotted out to defend misogynist behavior since. It applies.
I believe in God and I believe that Jesus, as the son of God, would want us all to love everyone equally, even the gays. I can't get behind hatred of any kind no matter how hard I could try. It's just wrong. You can think anything you want about me, my life, my lifestyle, my beliefs, and it truly doesn't phase me or make any real changes. The ONLY reason that I bother answering your posts is that I hope that the world becomes a nicer place for my children...more love, less hate. Still praying for you to stop the misconceptions and hate...
Awwwwww. That's so sweet. But I don't hate anyone. Keep praying though. The person who will be changed by that is you.
The Bible gets "used" all the time like that - by people like yourself who claim it says things you only want it to say.
I'll bet you didn't know that you and the KKK had so much in common.

Since: May 12

Maryville, TN

#54 Sep 25, 2012
The Real Goose wrote:
<quoted text>Awwwwww. That's so sweet. But I don't hate anyone. Keep praying though. The person who will be changed by that is you.
The Bible gets "used" all the time like that - by people like yourself who claim it says things you only want it to say.
I'll bet you didn't know that you and the KKK had so much in common.
mmmmkay.

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