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There are 12 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from May 24, 2012, titled Senate Hopefuls Question Candidates' Faith, Spending Records - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA New.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Members of the Jefferson Area Tea Party heard an earful Thursday night from two Republicans vying to fill U.S. Senator Jim Webb's soon-to-be-empty seat.

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god fearer

Charlottesville, VA

#1 May 25, 2012
Unfortunately and sadly, the Republican Party in Virginia has devolved to making news - NOT by brilliant, brave, and just policies to strengthen the lives of each and every American, and to expand justice around the world - but by making slurs against people they hate, and using slander, and lies, to say why they hate them.

Mr Jackson is quoted:
" Homosexuals want to destroy the very faith which established this nation, its very foundation, because it is an affront to them and they want a sexually amoral society remade in their image." (Christian Newswire February 2011). This quote sounds exactly what bigots wants to hear. Throughout history we find that segregation, inquisition, apartheid, pogroms, ethnic cleansing, etc start with stereotyping a whole diverse community as a 'single evil thing', that 'is an existential immediate threat', that 'must be purged to save the good'. Mr Jackson's quote has all of that in it. We know the history of this sort of hate-politics - that despoiled much of the 20th century - don't we?

Mr Marshall opposed gay men and women from serving in the military by saying:
"If I needed a blood transfusion and the guy next to me had committed sodomy 14 times in the last month, I'd be worried,...
It's a distraction when I'm on the battlefield and have to concentrate on the enemy 600 yards away and I'm worried about this guy whose got eyes on me" (Washington Post Dec 21 2011). These are obvious lies and slurs. Especially since sodomy - under Virginia law - is anything act not married man on top of his wife, so the vast volume of sodomy in Virginia is done by heterosexuals, and the vast volume of sexually transmitted diseases in Virginia is transmitted by heterosexuals.'Bearing false witness' is a violation of Commandments many believe were handed directly to Moses by Yahweh/The God of Creation/The Lord. Bearing false witness - and violations of the other of these Commandments - are framed as idolatry against the one God Yahweh.

Had did it come to pass that Republicans applaud candidates using the politics of hate, and the politics of idolatry?

Can someone explain that?
Allen The Clown

Charlottesville, VA

#2 May 25, 2012
Is this the same Allen who supports doing away with state inspections of vehicles?

Stupidity seems to run rampent at these Tea Parties.
Fed Up

Forest Park, GA

#3 May 25, 2012
We need Allen back Please no Kane
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#4 May 25, 2012
[QUOTE Had did it come to pass that Republicans applaud candidates using the politics of hate, and the politics of idolatry?
Can someone explain that?[/QUOTE]
Fear.
I'm sure that you can think of instances when leaders in this world achieved their positions by exploiting the fears of a population and inciting them to do things that the world regrets.
Having said that, let me say that this is not a Republican thing. Plenty of Republicans have a balanced view. These particular individuals have their own views, and they are entitled to them. I am not obligated to vote for them, and I won't.
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#5 May 25, 2012
Good for you, god fearer! Couldn't have said it better myself. I am so sick of rabid Christians who have NO idea what their faith REALLY means. Those kind of people have to have an enemy to justify their existence,(Onward, Christian Soldiers...what is THAT??) or else they can think of no other purpose for being, such as kindness or tolerance. I am so sick of "these kinds of Christians" (I have no beef with Christians who act like Christians) being more important to candidates than I am. It's like no one but "those people" exist. Why are they more important than me??? I've had it! I really want to write to these politicians and ask them why evangelical Christians are more important than me.
buyerbeware

Crozet, VA

#6 May 25, 2012
Allen The Clown wrote:
Is this the same Allen who supports doing away with state inspections of vehicles?
Stupidity seems to run rampent at these Tea Parties.
The state "safety" inspection is nothing more than state sponsored welfare for the auto repair businesses and dealers. We lowly citizens are not capable of keeping our vehicles in good working order. Right!
Doseydoh

Charlottesville, VA

#7 May 25, 2012
buyerbeware wrote:
<quoted text>The state "safety" inspection is nothing more than state sponsored welfare for the auto repair businesses and dealers. We lowly citizens are not capable of keeping our vehicles in good working order. Right!
Uh, your signal light is out.
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#8 May 25, 2012
buyerbeware wrote:
<quoted text>The state "safety" inspection is nothing more than state sponsored welfare for the auto repair businesses and dealers. We lowly citizens are not capable of keeping our vehicles in good working order. Right!
You are so right. You are not capable of keeping your vehicles in working order.
Carole Thorpe

Esmont, VA

#9 May 25, 2012
I am the former chairwoman and current media director for the Jefferson Area Tea Party.

The Jefferson Area Tea Party regularly hosts candidates for local, state, and national elected office at its monthy public meetings. We neither invite candidates nor prevent their participation based on their political party, ideology, or opinions. We have hosted a wide variety of candiates of many political stripes, and we give them all equal time, opportunity, and respect. Our goal is to present the candidates to voters so they may meet them in person and ask questions that will assist them to make the most informed decision possible at the polls.

The views and opinions expressed by the candidates are theirs alone and DO NOT reflect those of the JATP. Only the elected leadership of the JATP and/or their appointed representatives can state positions on behalf of the organization. The JATP does not endorse candidates - either directly or indirectly.

Finally, the JATP does not address those issues typically described as "social issues". We focus on the proper size and scope of government, lower taxes, reduced spending, less regulation, fiscal responsibility, and a return to the Constitution principles as intended by our Founding Fathers.

I was present at last night's meeting and the comments on social issues offered by Bishop Jackson and Delegate Marshall were part of their prepared opening remarks. No one present either prompted those topics or followed-up with questions or comments about them.
buyerbeware

Crozet, VA

#10 May 30, 2012
County Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
You are so right. You are not capable of keeping your vehicles in working order.
Spoken like a true nanny state supporter...
Heh

Charlottesville, VA

#11 May 30, 2012
Carole Thorpe wrote:
I am the former chairwoman and current media director for the Jefferson Area Tea Party.
The Jefferson Area Tea Party regularly hosts candidates for local, state, and national elected office at its monthy public meetings. We neither invite candidates nor prevent their participation based on their political party, ideology, or opinions. We have hosted a wide variety of candiates of many political stripes, and we give them all equal time, opportunity, and respect. Our goal is to present the candidates to voters so they may meet them in person and ask questions that will assist them to make the most informed decision possible at the polls.
The views and opinions expressed by the candidates are theirs alone and DO NOT reflect those of the JATP. Only the elected leadership of the JATP and/or their appointed representatives can state positions on behalf of the organization. The JATP does not endorse candidates - either directly or indirectly.
Finally, the JATP does not address those issues typically described as "social issues". We focus on the proper size and scope of government, lower taxes, reduced spending, less regulation, fiscal responsibility, and a return to the Constitution principles as intended by our Founding Fathers.
I was present at last night's meeting and the comments on social issues offered by Bishop Jackson and Delegate Marshall were part of their prepared opening remarks. No one present either prompted those topics or followed-up with questions or comments about them.
You host it, you support it, guilt by association. Fortunately for this nation religion is on the downward trend. There are more people turning to non denominational teachings but even with tat, religious zealots are fewer fewer and fewer, thank god. God has been the ruination of this world since day one, the faster its gone the better off we'll all be.
buyerbeware

Crozet, VA

#12 May 30, 2012
Heh wrote:
<quoted text>You host it, you support it, guilt by association. Fortunately for this nation religion is on the downward trend. There are more people turning to non denominational teachings but even with tat, religious zealots are fewer fewer and fewer, thank god. God has been the ruination of this world since day one, the faster its gone the better off we'll all be.
Start with the radical muslim nations first. They are the biggest threat.

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