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Frankie Rizzo

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I used to think $3 Bill the great big war hero was straight, just because he said so. But geez, after knowing the jackass for a long time it's really hard to believe. As in he's definitely gay.

$3 Bill makes Jade look like John Wayne!
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BIG---TEX wrote:
LOOKS LIKE I'M DOING A BANG UP JOB AGAIN TODAY!
-BIG TEX (Cafe Boss)
Thanks BIG TEX

Whoop Whoop
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homo fascism
Homosexual activists are vehemently promoting homosexuality throughout the media, academia, and politics as spelled out in their manifesto titled After The Ball. "Sensitivity" classes in schools are required to children as young as kindergarten where they brainwash a child within minutes into believing homosexuality is the same as trying a new food. This is pure Pavlovian style brainwashing, indoctrination, and ideological subversion. All states that legalize same sex "marriage" require schools to have these classes, and parents who opt their kids out can potential get thrown in jail and pay fines.

The only reason why homosexuals pushed to "serve openly" in the military, because they know the military is one of the largest institutions within the Fed govt. Now they can politicize their way into more influential positions to easily push the agenda further.

I'm not against any person, and I feel for the people experiencing same sex attraction and gender identity confusion, whether they think it's okay or not. However, homosexuality as a movement (the activists) are a fascist/totalitarian movement disguising itself behind flowery words like "diversity," "rights," and "tolerance." It is founded on lies/hypocrisy, but because of the sophisticated Marxist/Saul Alinsky psychological onslaught on the masses, they are able to hide their lies and hypocrisy in plain sight. We need to WAKE UP!
Frankie Rizzo

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BIG---TEX wrote:
HOW DOES EVERYONE LIKE MY NEW HAT?
-BIG TEX (Cafe Boss)
That is one fine hat Big Tex. Mighty fine.
Frankie Rizzo

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<quoted text>Of course he's queer, that's why they call him $3 Butt Boi Bill.
LMFAO
I talked to some guys in the Livermore VFW bar who were in the Navy with Old SniffsButts Billy and they said he was the captain's favorite on the ship. He always kept all the knobs and shafts aboard polished and was always swabbing the poop decks.

He got extra rations and special privileges and slept in the Captain's cabin.
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May 26, 2013
 
ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE & ROCK AND ROLL?
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May 26, 2013
 
DRUM ROLL
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May 26, 2013
 
HOLD THE APPLAUSE
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May 26, 2013
 
THE BAR IS NOW OPEN
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May 26, 2013
 
"THANG" IS ANXIOUS SNORTING GRUNTING BANGING HOOFS TOGETHER SWEATING PROFUSELY. YOUR OTHER RIGHT ......duh
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May 26, 2013
 
thang is closet hetero
Frankie Rizzo

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THE BAR IS NOW OPEN
WOO~HOOOO!! Whoop! Whoop!
Bud Longneck

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Frankie Rizzo wrote:
Notice it's normal decent people posting in the mornings and all the power rangers only post late at night because they're lazy non tax paying MOOCHERS who are sleeping it off in the mornings?
I have noticed that. Anyone else?
Strange, you post day after day, from the morning till late late at night. You must not even have a low paying job. What are you?? Thats right a MOOCHER
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FREE PARKING IN THE REAR
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MOMENT OF SILENCE
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WHAT THE BIBLE REALLY SAYS ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY

Hebrew Scriptures

Genesis 19:5

(and parallel account in Judges 19)

They called to Lot,“Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we may know (yada) them.”

Deuteronomy 23:17-18

“There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite (qedesh) of the sons of Israel. You shall not bring the hire of a harlot, or the wages of a dog, into the house of the Lord your God in payment for any vow; for both of these are an abomination of the Lord your God.”

Leviticus 19:22

“With a male you shall not lie the lyings of a woman; it is an abomination”

Leviticus 20:13

“If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.”

Christian Scriptures

1 Corinthians 6:9

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes (malakoi), nor homosexual offenders (arsenokaitai), nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Romans 1:26-27

Therefore, God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For not only did their females exchange natural intercourse for that which is against nature, but also males, leaving natural intercourse with females, lusted in their desire for one another, males working shame with males and receiving the punishment within themselves which their falsehood necessitated.

1 Timothy 9-10

We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers.
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Sermon: God and Gay Marriage

A few years ago I preached a sermon entitled “What the Bible Really Says about Gay Marriage.” With last week’s historic affirmation of marriage equality by President Obama—followed by the NAACP’s statement supporting gay marriage—it seemed wise to revisit and revise that sermon, and share it today. It is unavoidable; gay marriage will be an issue in the upcoming presidential election, and we, as religious liberals, as religious progressives—we as a Unitarian Universalist people of faith—need to know how to talk intelligently, confidently and informatively about the Bible, God and gay marriage. Perhaps this sermon will help equip us all for those difficult yet crucial conversations.

Sometimes truth can be lost.

Sometimes meaning can be lost.

Lost in ignorance.

Lost in lies.

Lost in translation.

Lost in tradition.

Today’s sermon is about translations and traditions that are dangerous. Today’s sermon is about truth and meanings that have been lost. Some of what we talk about may make some of us very uncomfortable, for the language we use will be somewhat explicit.

In order to understand clearly the series of lies that have been spread in the name of God, in the name of the Bible, we must speak a truth that demands clarity. That clarity sometimes mentions things many of us do not usually talk about.

Sometimes truth makes us uncomfortable. But remember, the lies that have been told about our subject this morning have created great discomfort, great despair, great destruction, great desperation in the lives of countless women who love women and men who love men. All in the name of a supposed “sin.”

And so ... we begin ...

God and Gay Marriage: What the Bible REALLY says about Marriage Equality (or, as I like to affectionately call this sermon,“Straight to Heaven.”)

This could actually be the shortest sermon I’ve ever written.

This is exactly what the Bible says about extending the right of legal marriage to same gender partners:.....
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(yep, that’s it)... nothing. I looked at all 2355 pages of my Bible, and could find nothing, nada, zilch.

Although a US President went on record a few years ago saying:“Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman,” I could find nothing in the Bible that condemns same gender marriage. Although gay marriage will again be used as divisive tool as we move into another Presidential election, although all the top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination signed a pledge saying that they will actively work to make gay marriage illegal in ALL states, many quoting the Bible as the basis of their political opinion, gay marriage just doesn’t appear on any page in the Bible. Moses and his 10 Commandments say nothing about whether two men have the legal right to marry. Joseph and his amazing techni-colored dreamcoat say nothing about whether two woman have the right to marry, Jonah and his big ole’ whale say nothing about same sex marriages, even King David sitting on his Throne in Jerusalem says nothing about gay marriages (although a young handsome David seems to have had quite a passionate “special friendship” with his young, handsome best friend, Jonathan).

Despite what we might be led to believe by those who thump upon it, the Bible just doesn't make any mention of gay marriage

And what about the great JC Superstar himself? If this gay marriage thing was such a big deal, then Jesus must have said something, right? Jesus Christ— although he certainly had lots to say about hypocrites and those quick to judge others and those who lie—Jesus also had nothing to say about gay marriage. And given the statistic that one in ten people are most likely gay, there is strong likelihood that in Jesus’ band of twelve male followers, at least one of those guys took a fancy to other guys. But if Jesus knew this, he never went on record saying anything about same sex partners ... nothing, nada, zilch. In fact, Jesus never once is quoted as saying one word about homosexuality at all. He never mentions it. If it was the huge looming destroyer of humanity that so many conservative Christians and politicians today claim it is, don’t you think Jesus, in all his prophetic wisdom, would have said something? Nothing, nada, zilch.
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Now, even if the Bible says nothing directly about gay marriage, it does have a few things to say about homosexuality in general. Or does it?

In the thirty-nine books of the Hebrew Bible, the Jewish Scriptures only mention same-gender sexual activity four times. In the twenty-seven books of the Christian Scriptures, often called the New Testament, same-gender sexual activity is only mentioned three times. That’s seven times in the whole Bible. As scholar Robin Scroggs, in The New Testament and Homosexuality, suggests:“The first immediate impression...is [the Bible’s] almost complete silence, perhaps indifference, about homosexuality.”[1] In contrast, there are five hundred passages in the Bible concerning heterosexual behavior.[2] God seems much more concerned about what the straight folk are doing. In light of this virtual silence on homosexuality, it is not much of an exaggeration to say “homosexuality is not a biblical concern.”[3] In fact, the Bible never explicitly uses the word homosexual at all. In fact, the word “homosexual” has existed for only about one hundred and twenty some years. It was first introduced by John Addington Symonds in his 1887 work, A Problem in Modern Ethics.[4] According to John Boswell’s exhaustive study Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality:

In spite of misleading English translations which may imply the contrary, the word “homosexual” does not occur in the Bible ... no manuscript, Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, or Aramaic, contains such a word.”[5]
Thus, if the word “homosexual” is not used in the Bible, it is important to examine which words were utilized. In understanding their meaning, we can understand what specifically the Bible is condemning.

(I’ve included a handout in today’s order of service—and at the beginning of this printed version of the sermon—that you can use as a reference as we discuss each specific biblical passage.)

Let’s begin in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, with the story of the fiery destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the cities of sin. According to how some Christian conservatives tell the story: the cities were condemned because in those cities were gay men having sex, practicing sodomy, and God wanted to wipe this out. This “is probably the most well known, certainly the most influential”[6] passage used to condemn same-gender sexual acts. In fact:

All the major prophets used the example of the two cities to warn their contemporaries of the fate in store for them if they disobeyed ...God. Sodom and Gomorrah became the symbols of the destruction that awaits sin.[7]
But what exactly is the sin of Sodom? Genesis 19:5 portrays the men of Sodom demanding “to know” two foreign men who the hero of the story, Lot, has lodged in his home for the night.
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“To know,”(the Hebrew word yada) can be interpreted as the act of sexual intercourse. In the case of Lot’s two male visitors and the men of Sodom, it would be male-to-male sexual intercourse. But it is important to note that in this specific case, any same-gender sexual act would not be consensual. Lot is portrayed as attempting to prevent any such actions on his guests,[8] and his two visitors likewise go to great lengths to avoid the mob that wants to rape them. Thus, any same-gender sexual act committed, or condemned, would be rape perpetrated by the men of Sodom. In the Semitic world, male-to-male rape was not an erotic act, but an expression of unequal power:

Sodomy among Semitic people...was a symbol of domination and control. A victorious or powerful warrior was always granted the right to sodomize the vanquished: regardless of the captive’s gender. Popular belief held that [the act] gave the sodomist control (and in some cases, ownership) of the vanquished.[9]
“Is it right for anyone to suggest that the condemnation of homosexual gang rape is to be equated with the condemnation of homosexuality per se?[10] This story says nothing about the morality of homosexual relationships based on contemporary models of equality, consent, respect, and commitment.

It is also important to note that this story that so many hold up as proof of the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality also approves of the offering of young girls to a lustful mob, and advocates father-daughter incest as a way of impregnation when no other males are available.[11] As one scholar notes:“Selective literalism is a very weak basis upon which to argue for the condemnation of anything.”[12]
Let’s move forward to the next passage, Deuteronomy 23:17-18, which reads:“There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel. You shall not bring the hire of a harlot, or the wages of a dog, into the house of the Lord your God in payment for any vow; for both of these are an abomination of the Lord your God.” The word which the King James version of the Bible translates as sodomite is qedesh, which means a “holy man or holy women, and referred not to homosexuality but to the cult of pagan male and female temple prostitutes.”[13] The qedesh or “dog” refers to male Canaanite cult prostitutes who engaged in sacred fertility rituals back in the time of Moses. These men were dedicated to the Goddess and had castrated themselves. Then, other male Canaanite Goddess worshippers would make an offering to the Goddess by having intercourse with the male Goddess-dedicated qedesh.[14] Thus, this passage does not condemn homosexuality, but idolatrous sexual activity that worships another deity other than the Jewish God. It is clearly tied to the first commandment of Moses’ law:“I am the Lord your God; you shall have no other Gods before me.”[15] What is being considered abhorrent is “an Israelite man [visiting] the [non Jewish, pagan] shrines to perform an act of [pagan] worship, which was a [ritual] sexual act. It was the abomination of idolatry that was condemned, not...the homosexuality per se.”[16]

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