Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 310357 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 22, 2008, titled Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision. In it, Newsday reports that:

Thousands of abortion opponents marched from the National Mall to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in their annual remembrance of the court's Roe v. Wade decision.

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Ink

Warminster, PA

#301296 Jun 19, 2013
feces for jesus wrote:
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I've been talking about sex and pregnancy. You're obviously engaged in some fantasy conversation. Try removing your head from out of your behind, you silly little dimwit.
There's that anal thing again. I think you might have issues.
Katie

Federal Way, WA

#301297 Jun 19, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
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Going back to the original premise..No one is creating a theocracy .Not the Christian s ..Nit the Jews..the Radical Muslims would like t o.
What we want is our values counted at the ballot box. And freedom of speech like everyone else..
Enough with the IRS. The IRS is in process of being scapegoated so that it, too, can be dismantled and privatized. It's the long-standing goal of the Religious Right.

Now, please, pay attention. Your denials do not discount the evidence provided from different objective sources.

"Dominionism is the alleged movement of a small group of politically active Christians in the United States working toward either a nation governed by Christians or one governed by a conservative Christian understanding of biblical law.

The existence of a dominionist movement is challenged, particularly by those in the Christian Right, who generally avoid the label and see the characterizations as misleadingly implying that mainstream conservative Christians subscribe to Dominion Theology, a viewpoint held by a much smaller group of Christians explicitly advocating for a theocracy."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominionism

"Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin have all flirted with Christian Right Dominionism, but there's lots of misinformation about just what that means.

Dominionists want to impose a form of Christian nationalism on the United States, a concept that was dismissed as eroding freedom and democracy by the founders of our country. Dominionism has become a major influence on the right-wing populist Tea Parties as Christian Right activists have flooded into the movement at the grassroots.

At the same time, legitimate questions have been raised about whether or not potential Republican presidential nominees Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, or Sarah Palin have moved from a generic form of Christian Right Dominionism toward the more totalitarian form know as Dominion Theology.

Clueless journalists and crafty Christian Right pundits have mocked the idea that Dominionism as a religiously motivated political tendency even exists. Scholars, however, have been writing about Dominionism for over a decade, some using the term directly, and others describing the tendency in other ways. Many articles on Dominionism can be found on Talk to Action, especially by authors Rachel Tabachnick, Bruce Wilson, Frederick Clarkson. Several of the authors who pioneered the discussion of Dominionism have written for the Public Eye Magazine."
http://publiceye.org/christian_right/dominion...
Katie

Federal Way, WA

#301298 Jun 19, 2013
- Continued -

"The Christian Right, Dominionism, and Theocracy - Part Three, Talk To Action, December 12, 2005:

Open advocates of dominionism declare that "America is a Christian Nation," and that therefore Christians have a God-given mandate to re-assert Christian control over political, social, and cultural institutions. Yet many dominionists stop short of staking out a position that could be called theocratic. This is the "soft" version of dominionism.

The "hard" version of dominionism is explicitly theocratic or "theonomic," as the Christian Reconstructionists prefer to be called. For America, it is a distinction without a difference.

Christian Reconstructionism arose out of conservative Presbyterianism in the early 1970's. Adherents of Christian Reconstructionism believe " that every area dominated by sin must be 'reconstructed' in terms of the Bible ."

Its followers ... are attempting to peacefully convert the laws of the United States so that they match those of the Hebrew Scriptures. They intend to achieve this by using the freedom of religion in the US to train a generation of children in private Christian religious schools. Later, their graduates will be charged with the responsibility of creating a new Bible-based political, religious and social order. One of the first tasks of this order will be to eliminate religious choice and freedom. Their eventual goal is to achieve the "Kingdom of God" in which much of the world is converted to Christianity."
http://www.theocracywatch.org/dominionism.htm

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#301299 Jun 19, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't have a topic. It is all conceived in your own head if you didn't get it from comic books. I was trying to be kind.
I don't have a topic?

I'll be dogged - and here I was, under the impression that the topics here are abortion, religion, and political philosophies as applied to the practice of either,

If you can't figure out what the topic is, please refrain from participating in the discussion. You are free to audit the class, but you can't expect your point of view to be considered, if you're not going to put forth anything of relevance to the ideas discussed here.

Next.....
Ink

Warminster, PA

#301300 Jun 19, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>Beating your heels against the floor in denial, doesn't make the fact that religious doctrine is being inserted into every facet of our legislative bodies, and framing their priorities, Rose. Else, why is Congress putting women's 'god given purpose' at the forefront of debate, in one of the worst economic turndowns in American history?
Also, I'm fairly certain the Pledge of Allegiance was changed to reflect the phrase 'under God' right around the time you were born.
Google it: before 1954, that phrase was not in there.
It renders the Pledge exclusionary of any but 'god' worshipers.
Leaving out those who don't worship, and those who don't call their Creator 'God'.
Same for the money - although that was adulterated in 1956.
That was sixty years ago. What other gains have the religious right made?

Benjamin Franklin suggested to the continental congress that they all go home and 'pray' when they couldn't agree on the constitution. How has that hurt you?
Our history is full of religion or at least a faith in God. How has that hurt you? I think their beliefs have given us the greatest country on earth.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#301301 Jun 19, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
Everything you say needs to be corrected.
Well, since you posted yet another moronic assertion, my attempt to head it off at the pass has failed miserably.

Bummer.
Ink

Warminster, PA

#301303 Jun 19, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have a topic?
I'll be dogged - and here I was, under the impression that the topics here are abortion, religion, and political philosophies as applied to the practice of either,
If you can't figure out what the topic is, please refrain from participating in the discussion. You are free to audit the class, but you can't expect your point of view to be considered, if you're not going to put forth anything of relevance to the ideas discussed here.
Next.....
One person came up with this idea and you ran with it? Please.

It truly is the silly season.
eyeswideopen

Anonymous Proxy

#301305 Jun 19, 2013
Ink wrote:
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That was sixty years ago. What other gains have the religious right made?
Benjamin Franklin suggested to the continental congress that they all go home and 'pray' when they couldn't agree on the constitution. How has that hurt you?
Our history is full of religion or at least a faith in God. How has that hurt you? I think their beliefs have given us the greatest country on earth.
It doesn't hurt them, since it was only a suggestion, not law. And there would be no one prosectued if they didn't for personal belief reasons.

We have a group of political activists in our country that cry about everyone being tolerant; but they themselves are very intolerant and can't even handle a kind greeting at Christmas time of, Merry Christmas!

Those who cry for tolerance from the religious are very intolerance of the religious!

That's why we have valedictorians in our public schools who get their mike's turned off when they want to speak in support of our Constitution.
eyeswideopen

Anonymous Proxy

#301306 Jun 19, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
That was sixty years ago. What other gains have the religious right made?
Benjamin Franklin suggested to the continental congress that they all go home and 'pray' when they couldn't agree on the constitution. How has that hurt you?
Our history is full of religion or at least a faith in God. How has that hurt you? I think their beliefs have given us the greatest country on earth.
Wasn't that a horrible thing? Atheists and the like had to be tolerant of the words under God. Oh my, that must have been cruel.

In democracies that hold a huge group of religious people, the fact that it reflects some religious thought should be good, proof that the religious are also tolerated and part of that democracy!

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#301307 Jun 19, 2013
For the PLM-impaired: Murder is a legal term for unlawful killing. Abortion is legal and thus cannot be murder. Even when abortion was illegal, it wasn't considered murder. Your silly histrionics just make you people look like a bunch of biddies.
eyeswideopen wrote:
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That is only true when the one who finds themselves pregnant consents to the killing of their own baby.
Either they consent to bearing the baby to term or they are consenting to its death, which makes them a killing party in the death of their own offspring!
They either become a mother or a murderer!

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON to Save us

#301308 Jun 19, 2013
Katie wrote:
- Continued -
"The Christian Right, Dominionism, and Theocracy - Part Three, Talk To Action, December 12, 2005:
Open advocates of dominionism declare that "America is a Christian Nation," and that therefore Christians have a God-given mandate to re-assert Christian control over political, social, and cultural institutions. Yet many dominionists stop short of staking out a position that could be called theocratic. This is the "soft" version of dominionism.
The "hard" version of dominionism is explicitly theocratic or "theonomic," as the Christian Reconstructionists prefer to be called. For America, it is a distinction without a difference.
Christian Reconstructionism arose out of conservative Presbyterianism in the early 1970's. Adherents of Christian Reconstructionism believe " that every area dominated by sin must be 'reconstructed' in terms of the Bible ."
Its followers ... are attempting to peacefully convert the laws of the United States so that they match those of the Hebrew Scriptures. They intend to achieve this by using the freedom of religion in the US to train a generation of children in private Christian religious schools. Later, their graduates will be charged with the responsibility of creating a new Bible-based political, religious and social order. One of the first tasks of this order will be to eliminate religious choice and freedom. Their eventual goal is to achieve the "Kingdom of God" in which much of the world is converted to Christianity."
http://www.theocracywatch.org/dominionism.htm
Katie

With all due respect ..a group called theocracy watch is not e factly here I'd go for information sorry.

The far left has been plotting socialism and big government since the Sixties..And adding secularism to boot.

Your universities are staffed eith liberal professors indoctrinating student .

The vast majority if Christians want the freedom of speech from the constitution

Your idea that this thing about the I R S is a plot if the Religiuis is ludicrous and if there is any scapegoating going on its by the higher ups saying they knew nothing about it..

It happened ..And it shouldn't..not in this country.

You only don't sed it because someone is putting it out to cover their law breaking butts.

If this had come out during Bush you all woukd go crazy crying foul.

It happened in thus admin..BEFIRE this past election with the purpose of politics and you still cry foul.a against the victims...and the so called Religious Right conspiracy. Used to be a Jewish conspiracy was,blamed for everything.

People with similar political beliefs vite similarly..It's a fact.
So what ..But labelling each side us what keeps us apart in so many ways..

Right wing ..Left wing
Religious Right.
Militant left

Talking points meant to suppress free speech and create talking points.

No one but the p e pole trying to sway the election is responsible fir this scandal. The guilty one's say they are nit guilty..someone hates me and is making it up..
They did it ..
Ink

Warminster, PA

#301309 Jun 19, 2013
eyeswideopen wrote:
<quoted text>
It doesn't hurt them, since it was only a suggestion, not law. And there would be no one prosectued if they didn't for personal belief reasons.
We have a group of political activists in our country that cry about everyone being tolerant; but they themselves are very intolerant and can't even handle a kind greeting at Christmas time of, Merry Christmas!
Those who cry for tolerance from the religious are very intolerance of the religious!
That's why we have valedictorians in our public schools who get their mike's turned off when they want to speak in support of our Constitution.
Tell me about it. Even on here, if they know you are a person of faith, they do everything they can to marginalize, ridicule and demean you. I don't see that they have any effect so then they get angry and make personal attacks against you or your kids. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#301310 Jun 19, 2013
I propose then that anyone reciting the pledge substitute "F**k this imaginary god" at that point. How horrible that a christian wiuld have to hear that....

The religious are tolerated; that doesn't mean they get to run the show.
eyeswideopen wrote:
<quoted text>
Wasn't that a horrible thing? Atheists and the like had to be tolerant of the words under God. Oh my, that must have been cruel.
In democracies that hold a huge group of religious people, the fact that it reflects some religious thought should be good, proof that the religious are also tolerated and part of that democracy!
RogerThat

AOL

#301311 Jun 19, 2013
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BIBLE's "1 word" changes a person's life >>

http://youtu.be/xmaemV5ONUA

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Ink

Warminster, PA

#301312 Jun 19, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
I propose then that anyone reciting the pledge substitute "F**k this imaginary god" at that point. How horrible that a christian wiuld have to hear that....
The religious are tolerated; that doesn't mean they get to run the show.
<quoted text>
We here that crap all the time. So what? We tolerate your insults, turn the other cheek and pray for your soul.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#301313 Jun 19, 2013
eyeswideopen wrote:
<quoted text>
Its a picture of democracy,which includes the religious, not a theocracy,nut.
Its very much the same as those who don't have a religious affiliation also pushing political policy that affects those who do.
Laws affect everyone, no matter which political group pushed them; that's democracy.
You're country also includes millions of people who are religious. If none of the laws were affected by them; then we'd have to ask ourselves, why are they being marginalized from the democratic system?
Where are the religions of the Native Americans, American Buddhists, American Muslims, American Satanists, American Pastafarians, and American Atheists 'recognized' in the pledge, or on the money?

Nice try, and really, thanks for proving my point.

Next....

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#301315 Jun 19, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell me about it. Even on here, if they know you are a person of faith, they do everything they can to marginalize, ridicule and demean you. I don't see that they have any effect so then they get angry and make personal attacks against you or your kids. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.
Personally, I think your half-wit comic-book-educated kids are a hoot!!
If you're sad about the outcome of your educational strategy, perhaps you might consider doing things differently with your next dozen.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#301317 Jun 19, 2013
You mean, like knit hoped a poster's kids got raped by demons? Such sterling christian sentiments.

Nobody cares who believes what until they try to codify those beliefs into the law. If you bring your religion into the secular/legal argument, nobody has to respect it.
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell me about it. Even on here, if they know you are a person of faith, they do everything they can to marginalize, ridicule and demean you. I don't see that they have any effect so then they get angry and make personal attacks against you or your kids. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#301319 Jun 19, 2013
eyeswideopen wrote:
<quoted text>
It doesn't hurt them, since it was only a suggestion, not law. And there would be no one prosectued if they didn't for personal belief reasons.
We have a group of political activists in our country that cry about everyone being tolerant; but they themselves are very intolerant and can't even handle a kind greeting at Christmas time of, Merry Christmas!
Those who cry for tolerance from the religious are very intolerance of the religious!
That's why we have valedictorians in our public schools who get their mike's turned off when they want to speak in support of our Constitution.
As if, should the pagan greeting of 'Blessed Yule' were offered regularly at stores across the Nation in December, you Christians would nod politely and return that greeting in kind...no, you'd be more likely to look at the person who said this, as if they were from some alien land in outer space, if you didn't offer your own opinion in the form of "What does THAT mean??? This is CHRISTMAS, get it right, heathen," or something along those lines....

Or as if, should a Voodoo priest offer his services at that high school graduation, or a Muslim student have achieved Valedictorian status and offered a prayer to Allah, that priest would be allowed the opportunity, or the student allowed to continue with his/her prayers.

Your hypocrisy is viscous as a puddle of guts.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#301320 Jun 19, 2013
You go ahead and pray. I'll water my plants, knowing I'm actually accomplishing something.
Ink wrote:
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We here that crap all the time. So what? We tolerate your insults, turn the other cheek and pray for your soul.

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