Why Did a Bank Fail? Because it Suppo...

Why Did a Bank Fail? Because it Supported Gay Rights

There are 18 comments on the www.edgeboston.com story from Sep 30, 2008, titled Why Did a Bank Fail? Because it Supported Gay Rights. In it, www.edgeboston.com reports that:

The Liberty Council says, "Washington Mutual became an active supporter of the homosexual agenda. But today, it is no more. Corporate America has learned the hard way that anti-family policies are bankrupt in more ways than one."

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Sep 30, 2008
Just another example of the religous freaks taking a crap in their own hands, throwing it at the wall and see if it sticks. I'll be soooo glad when prop 8 fails in nov and then these Repube wackos can go suck their thumbs for awhile.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#2 Sep 30, 2008
I agree that "anti-family policies are bankrupt in more ways than one."

What's more anti-family than laws that deny children equal legal and financial protections because of someone else's religion?

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#3 Sep 30, 2008
Yup, it's definitely not Bush-economics which is sending these companies to the grave, it's their support of LGBT rights.
Nathan

United States

#4 Sep 30, 2008
This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen! Are we becoming so accepted that these religious freaks have to come up with something so petty?! It's like last week them saying we are also the reason for the fall of the dow and the economy...HELLO! We love to shop!!!
Kev

United States

#5 Sep 30, 2008
Perhaps they aren't aware that JP Morgan Chase (the acquirer of WAMU) is very inclusive and "tolerant" of the LGBT population. In fact they have bank-sanctioned diversity groups that promote awareness. I suspect that CitiBank is just as diverse (and they acquired Wachovia). I suppose we should start planning for the demise of the entire financial industry. Better buy a bigger mattress, not only for my bundle of cash, but for my same sex spouse and bevy of pets and kids. Can we please matriculate past ignorance?

“Homosapien ”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#6 Sep 30, 2008
People of the anti-"Liberty Council" are insane, just totally insane.

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#7 Sep 30, 2008
It will be funny when this council see who is taking them over. LOL Chase Bank is more liberal than Washington Mutual.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#8 Sep 30, 2008
Do you guys really think these nuts care if their attacks make any sense?

Remember Katrina? God's punishment to New Orleans for wandering of the path, legalizing gambling, hosting Southern Decadence, and other sins. Left untouched was Las Vegas, gambling central in the US as well as nearby towns whose living comes from prostitution. Too far inland to be hit by a hurricane? I guess you don't know the omnipotence of the Lord! Besides, Boston was a sitting duck having just legalized same-sex marriage. Oh, it seems like the Omnipotent One has rather poor aim.

They boycotted Ford for gay-friendly policies and claimed victory as the company's problems mounted. Now which car company practices their version of family values? Hmmm. If you think of one, let me know. Subaru has been right out front with spokeswoman Martina Navratilova long before Detroit figured out that they were missing a market. I wonder why the family values people haven't been hitting them.

Their only desire is to scare sheeple into submission. What scares me is that they're practicing and succeeding at a game that precedes the founding of the country! Before science could explain so much of the world around us, people put their faith in the mutterings of religious leaders. Much of it made little sense, but natural disasters were a sign of the gods' displeasure. Nobody ever had to explain why the same behavior observed during good years resulted in drought and famine the next. We just needed to appease the gods with an old fashioned sacrifice.

Make no mistake: These people want nothing more than to discredit science and leave the people as ignorant as they are. Science and technology are the building blocks of our country--not Christianity as they like to claim. Our government has been turning its back on research and funding faith-based initiatives to solve problems that faith alone cannot solve. The economic and technological center of the world is moving away from the United States toward countries that don't look through religious blinders when setting policy.

Now, as in ancient times, their prescription for the problems we suffer is not only wrong: It is dangerous and will hasten a bad trend.
MikeNYC

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Sep 30, 2008
The "Liberty Council" is just another fascist organization not unlike the ones existing at the time of the Third Reich. Fortunately, educated people seem them for what they are, a bunch of screwballs..

“Not now, not 2012, not EVER!”

Since: Sep 08

Jasper, AL

#10 Sep 30, 2008
I totally agree with nhjeff. BUT the problem is that these people ARE successful in their efforts to control a large sector of the population.

People are basically superstitious and fear the unknown. The churches have always seized upon that fear and used it for manipulation.

"Do as I say God says and you will have eternal happiness...don't and you will suffer horribly forever." This crap works because it can NEVER be disproven.

The more scientific information that is produced, the more they try to deny it. Look at Palin's church...their belief is that the earth is 6000 years old and dinosaurs walked the earth as the same time as Adam, Eve and company. They believe that they died in the great flood!

WAW

Since: Dec 07

T.O.

#11 Sep 30, 2008
I just find it amazing that we are so powerful as to influence the downfall of the economy, natural disasters and everything else they can't explain away. I'm feeling POWERFUL! Yeah......

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#12 Sep 30, 2008
If gays really can take down whole corporations, mabye they should work on all the companies asocciated with Bush/Cheney next.

“Equality under the law for All”

Since: Jun 08

Fontana, CA

#13 Sep 30, 2008
Yes yes, I on my limited SSI am so powerful so my so called gay lifestyle is taking down our economy.

SHEESH!

Virginia Rae
verad

United States

#14 Sep 30, 2008
Wow, just think 10% of the population is responsible for the downfall of a huge corporate bank. With that level of power our evil agenda to take over the world should be a cinch! mwahahahahahahahahaha!

“We are the same...yet u H8 me”

Since: Jun 07

Los Angeles

#15 Sep 30, 2008
Well, I thought I was going to have to slay some troll ass....lol I see you've got it well handled here...lolololol Moving on now to other less well defended haven's for heterofacist trolls..

Love you all,
Sean D

Blessed Be!

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#16 Sep 30, 2008
SaveUsFromGOP wrote:
I totally agree with nhjeff. BUT the problem is that these people ARE successful in their efforts to control a large sector of the population.
People are basically superstitious and fear the unknown. The churches have always seized upon that fear and used it for manipulation.
"Do as I say God says and you will have eternal happiness...don't and you will suffer horribly forever." This crap works because it can NEVER be disproven.
The more scientific information that is produced, the more they try to deny it. Look at Palin's church...their belief is that the earth is 6000 years old and dinosaurs walked the earth as the same time as Adam, Eve and company. They believe that they died in the great flood!
What really disturbs me is that blind faith is stronger than it was fifty or a hundred years ago. Apparently, our civilization is advancing too fast, some are being left behind, and the fearful are turning to superstition. We need to confront the fears--they go way beyond GLBT issues--and reassure people that our society and verifiable truths can provide the answers they need.

“Not now, not 2012, not EVER!”

Since: Sep 08

Jasper, AL

#17 Sep 30, 2008
nhjeff wrote:
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What really disturbs me is that blind faith is stronger than it was fifty or a hundred years ago. Apparently, our civilization is advancing too fast, some are being left behind, and the fearful are turning to superstition. We need to confront the fears--they go way beyond GLBT issues--and reassure people that our society and verifiable truths can provide the answers they need.
Not a bad idea...but probably impossible to implement. Fear is one of the most powerful forces that drive people to do things. That's why we have so many "leaders" who try to use it to their advantage. Not just political people, but religious people as well...although George Bush's administration has been one of the biggest fearmongers since time began. And it works. When they cry "Wolf!" too many Americans react just as they hoped.

Fear of the unknown and fear of "eternal damnation" drive people to do some pretty drastic things. Jerry Falwell is once reported to have bragged that America's fear of the "evil homosexual agenda" really helped keep his ministry alive. That's one of the reasons he was so rabidly homophobic.

“Walk a moment in time with me”

Since: Nov 07

San Diego

#18 Sep 30, 2008
Why of course!!!!!!!!! That's the reason why!!!!!!! Let's just chalk it up to all of the other things that we are resposible for.......let me refresh your memories..........the devastating wild fires of 2003 and 2007 in CA, the earth qukes, the massive land slide in La Jolla......just recently, all of the flooding.........let's just go for broke on that one through out the whole United States just for good measure!!! Yet, you fail to take a moment and rationalize realistically, that these companies, firms etc. were used, mismanaged and the CEO's and other execs., want to then, let's not forget Wall Street and our failed leadarship want to then, pass on the buck AND reward them and themselves with this insulting and overzelous "bailout plan" and then the final blow........no pun intended here.......pass it on to us the hardworking people who actually made these companies by giving them our buiness and hard earned monies and tax dollars. So, let me now ask you when is enough, enough?? I know that something has to be done, but rewarding them with these huge and gross severence packages etc., and then oh by the way you'll have to pick up the bill..........I say no and I say that for once the Congressional leadars did their job right by voting this crap down!!!! Yes, it's going to be hard on ALL of us, but we also have a resposibility to make sure that they pay for their what boils down to crimminal acts otherwise the FBI wouldn't be involed. This is nothing short of yet another "ENRON" gone aray!!!! So what better excuse than to blame the Gay community!!!! Screw that and screw them!!!

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