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Blue light special

Saint Louis, MO

#35583 Sep 17, 2012
This is K-mart you fool!!!!!
purple squirrel wrote:
<quoted text>
Attention Walmart Shoppers: It is spelled "sheriff"!!!
DaveC

Milton, WV

#35585 Sep 17, 2012
Ridiculous !!
Nick the Nazi

Park Forest, IL

#35589 Sep 20, 2012
Give me your other hand! Give it to me now! Give it to me! Give it to me! Come on! Come on! Give it to me!
Karl the skinhead

Saint Louis, MO

#35590 Sep 20, 2012
I gave it to you twice last night.
Aren't you sore yet?
Nick the Nazi wrote:
Give me your other hand! Give it to me now! Give it to me! Give it to me! Come on! Come on! Give it to me!
truth behind it all

Chicago, IL

#35596 Sep 20, 2012
Cool Hand Luke wrote:
<quoted text>If you did donate blood you lied about your sexual orientation and if we know anything we know homosexuals are liars.
Where I live we don't treat people differently so donating blood is ok for everyone.
good person

AOL

#35597 Sep 20, 2012
who are we to judge?
sex is not the answer

AOL

#35598 Sep 20, 2012
just look at the other side to this?
Judge Judy

Hazel Crest, IL

#35599 Sep 20, 2012
good person wrote:
who are we to judge?
Judges.
Cool Hand Luke

Scranton, PA

#35600 Sep 21, 2012
No it's illegal for homosexuals to donate blood in Illinois also.

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You don't treat people differently?

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14-year-old home schooled girl receives death threats for defending marriage

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ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, February 22, 2012, A 14-year-old home schooler who testified before the Maryland state senate against a bill redefining marriage has been the subject of cyberbullying, vicious name-calling, and death threats.

Maryland State Senate

Sarah Crank, 14, told the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee last month she believes children need a mother and a father.“ I really feel bad for the kids who have two parents of the same gender,” she told the senators.“Even though some kids think it’s fine, they have no idea what kind of wonderful experiences they miss out on.”

She continued,“People say that they were born that way, but I’ve met really nice adults who did change.”

“Today’s my 14th birthday, and it would be the best birthday present ever if you would vote ‘no’ on gay marriage,” she said.

After audio of her uncharacteristically mature testimony was posted on YouTube, the story went viral on homosexual activist websites—and death threats quickly followed.

TFP Student Action, a Roman Catholic organization dedicated to traditional morality, recorded several of the most offensive threats in a press release. A commenter on the YouTube video wrote,“If I ever see this girl, I will kill her. That’s a promise.”

Other YouTube comments ranged from,“Her parents should be exterminated,” to,“Kill this child and his [sic] parent, for my 11 birthday would be a wonderful gift, thanks.”

A comment posted on LGBTNation.com said,““And now everyone knows her name, so hopefully she will feel what its like to be harassed and bullied…”

Since TFP issued its press release, the comments have not moderated. Supporters of same-sex “marriage” continue to wish violence, sexual assault, or censorship upon the girl.(Warning, profanity):
•I hope you&#65279; get raped by your married parents.—madisonen;
•Stupid bi**h - I&#65279; hope you die on your Bday!!!!!—geminiboi007;
•A dumb way for a dumb bi**h to&#65279; do dumb things. Stop talking nonsense that your Christian, Anti-Gay parents are force-feeding you through a thin straw, and learn to accept other people. Now shut up bi**h, before I smack you.—123adbnvcs;

According to its website, TFP Student Action “networks with college students on more than 719 campuses,” promoting chivalry and a Christian ethical conduct.

“The homosexual movement only talks about ‘tolerance,’ but never really practices any,”

Ritchie had a different message for the Crank family.“I’m praying for you and your family, Sarah,” he said.“Stand strong. God will win. And Saint Michael will help you and help America.”

The full text of Sarah’s testimony follows:

Hi, I’m Sarah Crank. Today’s my 14th birthday, and it would be the best birthday present ever if you would vote “no” on gay marriage. I really feel bad for the kids who have two parents of the same gender. Even though some kids think it’s fine, they have no idea what kind of wonderful experiences they miss out on. I don’t want more kids to get confused about what’s right and okay. I really don’t want to grow up in a world where marriage isn’t such a special thing anymore.

It’s rather scary to think that when I grow up the legislature or the court can change the definition of any word they want. If they could change the definition of marriage then they could change the definition of any word. People have the choice to be gay, but I don’t want to be affected by their choice. People say that they were born that way, but I’ve met really nice adults who did change. So please vote “no” on gay marriage. Thank you.
truth behind it all wrote:
<quoted text>
Where I live we don't treat people differently so donating blood is ok for everyone.
Cool Hand Luke

Scranton, PA

#35601 Sep 21, 2012
Gay Group who call themselves "Angry Queers’: Christians are ‘scum,’ deserve ‘hammers through their windows’

Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:01 EST
Comments (166)
Tags: angry queers, hate crimes, mars hill church, oregon



Warning: This story includes vulgar language as quoted in an e-mail from an extremist homosexual rights group.

PORTLAND, OREGON, April 27, 2012, The group that allegedly smashed up a Portland church hopes its “small act of vengeance will strike fear into the hearts of” Christian leaders who teach traditional sexual morality, according to an e-mail message the group released to the public.

A group calling itself “Angry Queers” has claimed responsibility for throwing baseball-sized rocks through nine church windows in Portland’s Mars Hill Church, including two 100-year-old stained glass panes.

Two versions of the e-mail have been sent to the media, one longer and slightly more incendiary than the other, but both apparently originating from the same group. In the longer version, the LGBT activists state they destroyed church property in the names of several local transgender people who have died, and “all other trans women” whose deaths they blame on “this cissexist, femmephobic, racist, and transmisogynistic society.”

“Churches are a major contributor to the culture that deems trans women of color to be disposable, as not worth keeping alive,” the statement read.

The “brand of Christianity” taught by Mark Driscoll, pastor of the largest Mars Hill Church in Seattle,“crusades against the ‘feminization’ of Jesus,” the e-mail stated.“We angry queers are not fans of Jesus, but we have a problem with anyone who has a problem with femmes.”

The e-mail, which is peppered with foul language, berates the Q Center, a local LGBT activist organization, for engaging in a dialogue with the Mars Hill’s leadership.“What we have to say to the Q Center is this: F—K YOU, you don’t represent us. You are disgusting traitors who prioritize social peace and the bourgeois aspirations of rich white cis gay people over the more pressing survival needs of more marginalized queers.”

“F—k dialog with people who want us dead,” the e-mail read.“The only dialog we need with scum like Mars Hill is hammers through their windows.”

“We hope this small act of vengeance will strike some fear into the hearts of all of Mars Hill’s pastors, and warm the hearts of our friends and comrades (known or unknown). It may not get better, but we can certainly get even,” it concludes.

Click “like” if you want to defend true marriage.

The local Fox affiliate, KPTV, sent a local homosexual media outlet a copy of the e-mail they received, which is missing several of the communication’s most risible phrases.

However, a reporter at competing KOIN also received a copy of the e-mail. KOIN’s coverage quotes words found only in the longer e-mail.

The longer version names several dead transgender people by first and last name, then references them by first name later. The shorter version only includes the reference to their first names, which may authenticate the longer and more inflammatory version sent to KOIN.

The homosexual media outlet that obtained the KPTV version of the e-mail stated officials at the Fox station said the shorter version is the one they received. The blogger believes “the email’s author(s) submitted a somewhat different version to different outlets.”

Neither media outlet reported the message’s invocations of violence against traditional Christians, which appeared in both versions.

The long form of the e-mail has also appeared on several left-wing websites in the area.

Even before the text of the e-mail had become public, Chuck Currie, a minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC), wrote,“I call on the Portland Police to treat this as a hate crime against all people of faith, regardless of religious tradition or belief.”

Cool Hand Luke

Scranton, PA

#35602 Sep 21, 2012
However, a commenter calling himself “Angry Queer” on a local homosexual website incited further vandalism, writing:“I hope some sexy, angry queers (like myself) smashed this s**t up and will continue to until Mars Hill cannot exist peacefully in Portland. There is no peace for queers — we are murdered, bashed and ridiculed every f**king day. To have some windows of a huge INSTITUTION THAT PERPETUATES AND BREEDS THE HELL WE LIVE IN EVERY DAY smashed is a small victory and a boost in morale.”

Below the video is the full text of the e-mail as it appears on several left-wing activist websites. The portions that differ from the KPTV version are in italics.



Early in the morning of April 24th a group of angry queers smashed out the windows of Mars Hill Church in Southeast Portland. Mars Hill is notoriously anti-gay and anti-woman. Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill’s head pastor, has said that women need to be subservient to their husbands and that gay people are a cancer. His personal brand of Christianity crusades against the “feminization” of Jesus - we angry queers are not fans of Jesus, but we have a problem with anyone who has a problem with femmes.

This action was taken in memory of Mark Aguhar, a fierce queer/trans femme of color and artist from Chicago who killed herself a little over a month ago. We also hold in our hearts Paige Clay, a trans woman of color who was found murdered in Chicago on April 16th; Duanna Johnson, a black trans woman who was in all likelihood murdered by the police in 2008; Agnes Torres Sulca, Deoni Jones, and all other trans women who have been murdered by this cissexist, femmephobic, racist, and transmisogynistic society.

Churches are a major contributor to the culture that deems trans women of color to be disposable, as not worth keeping alive. Children who are forced to attend Mars Hill are indoctrinated in hateful dogma that teaches them their natural desires are an abomination that will damn them to hell. Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign does nothing in the here and now for queer kids trapped in abusive home or religious settings. And it never got better for Mark, Duanna, Paige, Agnes, Deoni, or the countless other trans women (especially brown trans women) who are regularly murdered.

When Mars Hill moved to town, so-called “representatives” of the queer “community” from the Q Center met with officials from the church in order to have dialog. What we have to say to the Q Center is this: FUCK YOU, you don’t represent us. You are disgusting traitors who prioritize social peace and the bourgeois aspirations of rich white cis gay people over the more pressing survival needs of more marginalized queers. Fuck dialog with people who want us dead, the only dialog we need with scum like Mars Hill is hammers through their windows.

We smashed Mars Hill because they make our lives miserable. We hope this small act of vengeance will strike some fear into the hearts of all of Mars Hill’s pastors, and warm the hearts of our friends and comrades (known or unknown). It may not get better, but we can certainly get even.

Cool Hand Luke

Scranton, PA

#35603 Sep 21, 2012
It's illegal for homosexuals to donate blood in Forest Park Illinois also.

.

You treat everyone the same?

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14-year-old home schooled girl receives death threats for defending marriage

.

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, February 22, 2012, A 14-year-old home schooler who testified before the Maryland state senate against a bill redefining marriage has been the subject of cyberbullying, vicious name-calling, and death threats.

Maryland State Senate

Sarah Crank, 14, told the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee last month she believes children need a mother and a father.“ I really feel bad for the kids who have two parents of the same gender,” she told the senators.“Even though some kids think it’s fine, they have no idea what kind of wonderful experiences they miss out on.”

She continued,“People say that they were born that way, but I’ve met really nice adults who did change.”

“Today’s my 14th birthday, and it would be the best birthday present ever if you would vote ‘no’ on gay marriage,” she said.

After audio of her uncharacteristically mature testimony was posted on YouTube, the story went viral on homosexual activist websites—and death threats quickly followed.

TFP Student Action, a Roman Catholic organization dedicated to traditional morality, recorded several of the most offensive threats in a press release. A commenter on the YouTube video wrote,“If I ever see this girl, I will kill her. That’s a promise.”

Other YouTube comments ranged from,“Her parents should be exterminated,” to,“Kill this child and his [sic] parent, for my 11 birthday would be a wonderful gift, thanks.”

A comment posted on LGBTNation.com said,““And now everyone knows her name, so hopefully she will feel what its like to be harassed and bullied…”

Since TFP issued its press release, the comments have not moderated. Supporters of same-sex “marriage” continue to wish violence, sexual assault, or censorship upon the girl.(Warning, profanity):
•I hope you&#65279; get raped by your married parents.—madisonen;
•Stupid bi**h - I&#65279; hope you die on your Bday!!!!!—geminiboi007;
•A dumb way for a dumb bi**h to&#65279; do dumb things. Stop talking nonsense that your Christian, Anti-Gay parents are force-feeding you through a thin straw, and learn to accept other people. Now shut up bi**h, before I smack you.—123adbnvcs;

According to its website, TFP Student Action “networks with college students on more than 719 campuses,” promoting chivalry and a Christian ethical conduct.

“The homosexual movement only talks about ‘tolerance,’ but never really practices any,”

Ritchie had a different message for the Crank family.“I’m praying for you and your family, Sarah,” he said.“Stand strong. God will win. And Saint Michael will help you and help America.”

The full text of Sarah’s testimony follows:

Hi, I’m Sarah Crank. Today’s my 14th birthday, and it would be the best birthday present ever if you would vote “no” on gay marriage. I really feel bad for the kids who have two parents of the same gender. Even though some kids think it’s fine, they have no idea what kind of wonderful experiences they miss out on. I don’t want more kids to get confused about what’s right and okay. I really don’t want to grow up in a world where marriage isn’t such a special thing anymore.

It’s rather scary to think that when I grow up the legislature or the court can change the definition of any word they want. If they could change the definition of marriage then they could change the definition of any word. People have the choice to be gay, but I don’t want to be affected by their choice. People say that they were born that way, but I’ve met really nice adults who did change. So please vote “no” on gay marriage. Thank you.
truth behind it all wrote:
<quoted text>
Where I live we don't treat people differently so donating blood is ok for everyone.
Mea

United States

#35605 Sep 25, 2012
I think its ok
Jamie

Waterloo, IL

#35607 Sep 28, 2012
fedupwiththemess wrote:
Long as they don't call it a marriage, because that is only for a man and a woman.
Agree, wholeheartedly .
informant

Waterloo, IL

#35608 Sep 28, 2012
I dont think its ok.
bum

United States

#35609 Sep 30, 2012
i agree

Since: Mar 07

United States

#35611 Sep 30, 2012
Calling marriage something other than marriage is rather silly, don't you think?

Since: Oct 12

United States

#35614 Oct 1, 2012
Saluki Rod wrote:
I wonder how long it'll take the Neo-Nazi Far Right Christians to mobilize against this? It's just letting gays be married, what's the big freaking deal? I'm straight, and see no harm to society.
Boo
ohoh

Sugar Grove, IL

#35615 Oct 1, 2012
Ninja wanna be wrote:
<quoted text>
Boo
Saluki rod has not been heard from since he started this gay thread, he is to busy taking care of his boy callers.
Anonymous

Waterloo, IL

#35616 Oct 1, 2012
Honestly, this shouldn't even be an issue in this day & age. Marriage is just a word. What's the big deal? Religion? Dictionary definition? One shouldn't live their life so blindly by a book & definititions are always being reviewed & redone. So give gays the right to MARRY each other. Honestly. Some people need to grow up.
Until an actual reason arises that is significant enough to prove gay marriage being wrong, I see no issue. Religion shouldn't be shoved down people's throats. Neither should the AIDS excuse or the fact homosexuals can't reproduce. Because they can. Look it up.

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