Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 311476 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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“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#312427 Oct 1, 2013
If civil rights didn't mean blacks, too, then why did they have so much trouble getting their rights accepted? Why was it a legal issue if the meaning has always included minorities?

Because, just like your question, the answer is the same: Sometimes laws have to change to reflect the continuing enlightenment of society. Our founders recognized that there would and should be changes over time.
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>If marriage didn't mean between a man and a woman then why are you having so much trouble getting gay marriage accepted. Why is it a legal issue if the meaning has always included gays.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

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#312428 Oct 1, 2013
Ink wrote:
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They should and could.
They don't. And why should they when legal marriage will serve the purpose?

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

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#312429 Oct 1, 2013
Ink wrote:
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Yes they have indeed changed the original definition.
No, they have not. There was never just one meaning.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

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#312430 Oct 1, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
If marriage didn't mean between a man and a woman then why are you having so much trouble getting gay marriage accepted. Why is it a legal issue if the meaning has always included gays.
Because of religious bigots who think their beliefs should hold sway in the public sphere, and are outraged that they can't anymore. The definition hasn't changed, merely the dominance of Christianity.

Since: Jun 08

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#312431 Oct 1, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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Because of religious bigots who think their beliefs should hold sway in the public sphere, and are outraged that they can't anymore. The definition hasn't changed, merely the dominance of Christianity.
The wonderful thing is that a large majority of young people, our leaders of the very future, don't have these nonsensical prejudices against gay people to which these bigots desperately cling. Soon, SSM will be a non-issue.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

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#312432 Oct 1, 2013
Ink wrote:
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There si evidence for the flood. Somebody was there and to tell the story.
Really? You know this for a fact? And this person just happened to not die in the flood? And knew how to read an write? Or found someone to procreate with, who also did not die, to pass on this story in the oral tradition?

There is evidence of extreme climate shifts, changes in the direction of the magnetic poles and and several transformations to the continents after they started as one large continent. Science provides concrete evidence of these changes while your religion only offers it's usual "cuz we say so" evidence.

I wouldn't be too enthusiastic about claiming the flood story as real since it shows very clearly what a mass murdering [email protected] your God really is.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#312433 Oct 1, 2013
elise in burque wrote:
<quoted text>The wonderful thing is that a large majority of young people, our leaders of the very future, don't have these nonsensical prejudices against gay people to which these bigots desperately cling. Soon, SSM will be a non-issue.
Fortunately, you're right.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#312434 Oct 1, 2013
Pot meet Kettle wrote:
<quoted text>
So you say something outrageously stupid and all of a sudden I'm the bad guy for pointing it out?
Temper, temper. Never post angry.
I see - my suggestion came a little late, since you likely sewed your member to your poop chute as a youngster. Children are so capricious.

I'll post volcanic if that's what floats my boat, chumley. The outrageously stupid is your bailiwick...have fun with that.
feces for jesus

Brooklyn, NY

#312435 Oct 2, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
There si evidence for the flood. Somebody was there and to tell the story.
Sure, you can find evidence of flooding on our planet, but there is no evidence to link any of them to the biblical, noahs arc story.
Ink

Havertown, PA

#312436 Oct 2, 2013
Katie wrote:
<quoted text>
There was evidence of fresh water shellfish going back some 7500 years and salt water shellfish going back 5000 years or so. That indicates a flood may have happened, but they do not know if it was something all at once or gradual.
That was the main point in the article you linked, Ink.
They think it may have been like Niagra Falls.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/evidence-sug...
Ink

Havertown, PA

#312437 Oct 2, 2013
feces for jesus wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, you can find evidence of flooding on our planet, but there is no evidence to link any of them to the biblical, noahs arc story.
Why not? It is a story inspired by a huge flood that, it looks like, really happened.
Ink

Havertown, PA

#312438 Oct 2, 2013
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? You know this for a fact? And this person just happened to not die in the flood? And knew how to read an write? Or found someone to procreate with, who also did not die, to pass on this story in the oral tradition?
There is evidence of extreme climate shifts, changes in the direction of the magnetic poles and and several transformations to the continents after they started as one large continent. Science provides concrete evidence of these changes while your religion only offers it's usual "cuz we say so" evidence.
I wouldn't be too enthusiastic about claiming the flood story as real since it shows very clearly what a mass murdering [email protected] your God really is.
if it really happened as the scientists say, who told us about it? Decendents of the people who survived it.
Ink

Havertown, PA

#312439 Oct 2, 2013
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
Because of religious bigots who think their beliefs should hold sway in the public sphere, and are outraged that they can't anymore. The definition hasn't changed, merely the dominance of Christianity.
Just Christianity, huh?

July 2010 public statement by some leaders[edit]

On July 22, 2010, a "Statement of Principles on the Place of Jews with a Homosexual Orientation in Our Community" was released.[13] It was written primarily by Nathaniel Helfgot, Aryeh Klapper, and Yitzchak Blau. Signatories include more than a hundred rabbis and laypeople. Some of the statement's more notable supporters are Rabbi Marc Angel, co-founder of The Rabbinic Fellowship; Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, founder of Lincoln Square Synagogue, Efrat, and Ohr Torah Stone Institutions; and Rabbi Avi Weiss, head of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Yeshivat Maharat, and co-founder of The Rabbinic Fellowship. Rabbi Weiss is also notable for his ordination of Sara Hurwitz, which was strongly condemned by the Haredi Agudath Yisrael (which called it non-Orthodox), and also firmly rejected by the Modern Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America.[14]

The statement makes it clear that homosexual activity is still prohibited, saying inter alia that "Halakhah sees heterosexual marriage as the ideal model and sole legitimate outlet for human sexual expression"; "Halakhic Judaism views all male and female same-sex sexual interactions as prohibited"; and "halakhic values proscribe individuals and communities from encouraging practices that grant religious legitimacy to gay marriage and couplehood". However, it emphasizes that homosexuals need to be treated with compassion and respect.

Hate to tell you what the Muslims say.
Ink

Havertown, PA

#312440 Oct 2, 2013
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
No, they have not. There was never just one meaning.
Show me a dictionary that isn't recent that includes same sex relationship as a 'marriage.'

The meaning has been changed. Why not just accept it and be 'Gay Power Proud'

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#312441 Oct 2, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
Show me a dictionary that isn't recent that includes same sex relationship as a 'marriage.'
The meaning has been changed. Why not just accept it and be 'Gay Power Proud'
LOL, it doesn't matter. NO definition, in ANY dictionary has only ONE definition.

Don't you understand that a dictionary doesn't DECIDE the meanings of words, but simply reflects current usage?

By the way, the etymology on the link I gave, which is NOT recent, doesn't define the way YOU wish to pretend is "the" definition. There is no such thing as "the" definition.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#312442 Oct 2, 2013
So it's not god-inspired? No ark, no dove, etc? No flooding the whole earth and killing everyone but noah's group? It's just folklore, then. You should explain that to biblical literalists.
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
Why not? It is a story inspired by a huge flood that, it looks like, really happened.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#312443 Oct 2, 2013
Because, you know, jews have been so influential on our laws and society...

I haven't seen any stars of david among the crosses at the anti-gay rallies.
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
Just Christianity, huh?
July 2010 public statement by some leaders[edit]
On July 22, 2010, a "Statement of Principles on the Place of Jews with a Homosexual Orientation in Our Community" was released.[13] It was written primarily by Nathaniel Helfgot, Aryeh Klapper, and Yitzchak Blau. Signatories include more than a hundred rabbis and laypeople. Some of the statement's more notable supporters are Rabbi Marc Angel, co-founder of The Rabbinic Fellowship; Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, founder of Lincoln Square Synagogue, Efrat, and Ohr Torah Stone Institutions; and Rabbi Avi Weiss, head of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Yeshivat Maharat, and co-founder of The Rabbinic Fellowship. Rabbi Weiss is also notable for his ordination of Sara Hurwitz, which was strongly condemned by the Haredi Agudath Yisrael (which called it non-Orthodox), and also firmly rejected by the Modern Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America.[14]
The statement makes it clear that homosexual activity is still prohibited, saying inter alia that "Halakhah sees heterosexual marriage as the ideal model and sole legitimate outlet for human sexual expression"; "Halakhic Judaism views all male and female same-sex sexual interactions as prohibited"; and "halakhic values proscribe individuals and communities from encouraging practices that grant religious legitimacy to gay marriage and couplehood". However, it emphasizes that homosexuals need to be treated with compassion and respect.
Hate to tell you what the Muslims say.
Ink

Havertown, PA

#312444 Oct 2, 2013
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, it doesn't matter. NO definition, in ANY dictionary has only ONE definition.
Don't you understand that a dictionary doesn't DECIDE the meanings of words, but simply reflects current usage?
By the way, the etymology on the link I gave, which is NOT recent, doesn't define the way YOU wish to pretend is "the" definition. There is no such thing as "the" definition.
Then you shouldn't have any trouble providing the meaning of marriage from, say twenty-five years ago which includes same sex.
feces for jesus

Brooklyn, NY

#312445 Oct 2, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
if it really happened as the scientists say, who told us about it? Decendents of the people who survived it.
Scientists dont say it happened because there is no evidence that it did.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#312446 Oct 2, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
Just Christianity, huh?
July 2010 public statement by some leaders[edit]
On July 22, 2010, a "Statement of Principles on the Place of Jews with a Homosexual Orientation in Our Community" was released.[13] It was written primarily by Nathaniel Helfgot, Aryeh Klapper, and Yitzchak Blau. Signatories include more than a hundred rabbis and laypeople. Some of the statement's more notable supporters are Rabbi Marc Angel, co-founder of The Rabbinic Fellowship; Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, founder of Lincoln Square Synagogue, Efrat, and Ohr Torah Stone Institutions; and Rabbi Avi Weiss, head of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Yeshivat Maharat, and co-founder of The Rabbinic Fellowship. Rabbi Weiss is also notable for his ordination of Sara Hurwitz, which was strongly condemned by the Haredi Agudath Yisrael (which called it non-Orthodox), and also firmly rejected by the Modern Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America.[14]
The statement makes it clear that homosexual activity is still prohibited, saying inter alia that "Halakhah sees heterosexual marriage as the ideal model and sole legitimate outlet for human sexual expression"; "Halakhic Judaism views all male and female same-sex sexual interactions as prohibited"; and "halakhic values proscribe individuals and communities from encouraging practices that grant religious legitimacy to gay marriage and couplehood". However, it emphasizes that homosexuals need to be treated with compassion and respect.
Hate to tell you what the Muslims say.
The words you are ignoring (or possibly misunderstanding as dumb as you are) are "some leaders", and "in our community". Meaning SOME rabbis, and applying only to Jews.

I never said there was no objection to homosexuality by anyone other than Christians. I said it's the Christian bigots who expect to dominate in the public sphere, and for everyone to live by their beliefs.

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