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We're Not As Free As We Think: Perhaps Religion Has Something To Do With It

There are 115 comments on the www.opednews.com story from Jan 14, 2013, titled We're Not As Free As We Think: Perhaps Religion Has Something To Do With It. In it, www.opednews.com reports that:

The Fraser Institute and Glen Beck's The Blaze nail it: America is not # 1 in freedom and religion may have a lot to do with it.

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“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#91 Jan 16, 2013
Chance wrote:
If somebody doesn't want to do business with me for whatever reason, that is perfectly fine.
But you don't just want the freedom not to do business with certain folk, you are demanding the right to be f*cking abusive about it. You want the special right of being permitted to post a "no ******* allowed sign on your place of business or to get to run the out of your shop yelling Bible verses if they were foolish enough not to check what a miserable f*cking waste of humanity you turned out to be. You are on here whining about you losing your freedom to do unto us what you would be the first assh*le to sue if it were done unto you and you damn well know it. Well boo f*cking hoo.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#92 Jan 17, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
No doubt your parents spouted the same garbage when those uppity Negroes dared try to sit near them in a restaurant. Peel the skin off a bigot and every time there's a racist inside. You clearly make the point.
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You are absolutely WRONG about that. My parents had black friends and were adamantly in favor of civil rights for blacks.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#93 Jan 17, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
If they don't want to treat all customers fairly they will be driven out of business.
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I know. That's what I'm talking about. Loss of freedom.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#94 Jan 17, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
Looked more like a picture of your daddy.
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Oh no. That's not my daddy at all. That's me.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#95 Jan 17, 2013
GoldenGator wrote:
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Thanks for the well-deserved flattery, SniKKKers, but I have to admit I wasn't sure, so I ran the picture through facial-recognition software to confirm it was you.
To return your compliment, I must say that you're not nearly as ugly as your comments would lead one to believe. Have you had work done?
You apparently aren't smart enough to recognize sarcasm. No, I haven't had work done. I'm not gay. I'm not narcissistic.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#96 Jan 17, 2013
GoldenGator wrote:
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The resemblence IS striking, but I’m afraid Daddy SniKKKers and his wife (who, to no one's surprise, was also his sister) disappeared long ago and were never heard from again.
You apparently would respect my parents as much as you respect your own.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#97 Jan 17, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>But you don't just want the freedom not to do business with certain folk, you are demanding the right to be f*cking abusive about it. You want the special right of being permitted to post a "no ******* allowed sign on your place of business or to get to run the out of your shop yelling Bible verses if they were foolish enough not to check what a miserable f*cking waste of humanity you turned out to be. You are on here whining about you losing your freedom to do unto us what you would be the first assh*le to sue if it were done unto you and you damn well know it. Well boo f*cking hoo.
Your imagination is running away with you. I am supporting those people who a simply declining to participate. That does not include the right to be abusive, and I have of no one posting such a sign outside of a bakery or florist. The rest of your post is just gibberish.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#98 Jan 17, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>But you don't just want the freedom not to do business with certain folk, you are demanding the right to be f*cking abusive about it. You want the special right of being permitted to post a "no ******* allowed sign on your place of business or to get to run the out of your shop yelling Bible verses if they were foolish enough not to check what a miserable f*cking waste of humanity you turned out to be. You are on here whining about you losing your freedom to do unto us what you would be the first assh*le to sue if it were done unto you and you damn well know it. Well boo f*cking hoo.
Take 2:(The last one was done too fast.) I am supporting the right of business people to decline business as they see fit. That in no way includes a right to be abusive. And I haven't heard about any signs posted on businesses with vulgar words on them. The rest of your post is just gibberish.

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#99 Jan 17, 2013
Chance wrote:
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You apparently aren't smart enough to recognize sarcasm. No, I haven't had work done. I'm not gay. I'm not narcissistic.
Really, SniKKKers? That was sarcasm? I guess you really pulled one over on me! Jesus, you're even dumber than I thought. And I wasn't giving you all that much credit to begin with.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#100 Jan 17, 2013
Chance wrote:
I have of no one posting such a sign outside of a bakery or florist
How about outside a restaurant?
http://steve.cooleysekula.net/blog/wp-content...

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#101 Jan 17, 2013
If the pulled the same thing your proposing about SS marriages against any other minority the Feds would be on them like white on rice. And for good reason. Fines and then jail time for non compliance.
Chance wrote:
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I know. That's what I'm talking about. Loss of freedom.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#102 Jan 17, 2013
Then you're an apple that fell far from the tree. Where you born on a hill?
Chance wrote:
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You are absolutely WRONG about that. My parents had black friends and were adamantly in favor of civil rights for blacks.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#103 Jan 17, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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How about outside a restaurant?
http://steve.cooleysekula.net/blog/wp-content...
Photoshopped. That is on no Chick-Fil-A anywhere.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#104 Jan 17, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
If the pulled the same thing your proposing about SS marriages against any other minority the Feds would be on them like white on rice. And for good reason. Fines and then jail time for non compliance.
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Just wait until the pedophiles want to "marry" kids and wedding cake bakers don't want to bake a cake with a man and little kid on the top.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#105 Jan 17, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
Then you're an apple that fell far from the tree. Where you born on a hill?
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My mother agrees with me about "gay marriage." My father would, too, probably rolling over in his grave. You are not the "new black." Far from it.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#106 Jan 17, 2013
Never happen, minors can't enter into contracts.
Chance wrote:
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Just wait until the pedophiles want to "marry" kids and wedding cake bakers don't want to bake a cake with a man and little kid on the top.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#107 Jan 17, 2013
Seems like you're all just bigots then.

Figures.
Chance wrote:
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My mother agrees with me about "gay marriage." My father would, too, probably rolling over in his grave. You are not the "new black." Far from it.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#108 Jan 17, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
Never happen, minors can't enter into contracts.
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It is a recipe for divorce anyway. As soon as the kid grew up, the pedophile would want to dump him and get a new young one.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#109 Jan 17, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
Seems like you're all just bigots then.
Figures.
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I suspect that would hurt my parents' feelings about as much as it hurts mine, i.e. not in the least little bit.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#110 Jan 18, 2013
Chance wrote:
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I suspect that would hurt my parents' feelings about as much as it hurts mine, i.e. not in the least little bit.
It should, really, since bigotry hurts both the bigots themselves, and those they are bigoted against.

It's a lose/lose secnario.

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