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Willingboro, NJ

#29 Sep 18, 2011
The only way to overcome a sinful nature, including homosexuality, is by the power of Jesus Christ. Only Jesus can cleanse a heart of sin and then empower the believer to live strong in Him. If you are reading this and struggling with homosexuality or any other life-controlling sin, you need to know that Jesus loves you and desires for you to turn to Him. Simply admit your sinful state: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23). "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 Jn. 1:9). Then accept the free gift of God's grace, offered to all who believe and call on His name: "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God" (Jn. 1:12).

Metairie, LA

#30 Sep 19, 2011
of course

Hammond, LA

#31 Sep 21, 2011
I don't understand why people do have a problem with it

Willingboro, NJ

#32 Sep 23, 2011
A.. Back off and let those men who want to marry men, marry men.

B.. Allow those women who want to marry women, marry women.

C.. Allow those folks who want to abort their babies, abort their babies.

D.. In three generations, there will be no Democrats.

Damn - I love it when a plan comes together.

Winchester, TN

#34 Oct 12, 2011
Clubs in your school

by Peter Baklinski

Tue Sep 06, 2011 16:37 EST

Tags: equity policy, gay-straight alliance, homophobia, school

WALTHAM, Massachusetts September 6, 2011, Back in the early 1990’s most people in North America would have doubted there would ever come a day when the homosexual agenda would be accepted with open arms in elementary and high schools.
Today however, that agenda is firmly implanted in public schools and is quickly making its way into Catholic schools, thanks to a well-planned strategy laid out by radical gay activists.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) activists in Massachusetts sought to indoctrinate school children with homosexual values. GLBT activist Kevin Jennings, who was later appointed by President Obama as the assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools inside the Department of Education, masterminded the scheme of gay anti-bullying programs as a perfect inroad into the otherwise resistant classrooms of the nation.

“If the Radical Right can succeed in portraying us as preying on children, we will lose,” warned Jennings in a speech to fellow GLBT activists outlining his strategy.“Their language–‘promoting homosexuality’–is laced with subtle and not-so-subtle innuendo that we are ‘after their kids.’”

Jennings argued that the key to success lay in “framing” the issue in another way, to the advantage of the GLBT cause.

The strategy consists in linking the GLBT cause to “universal values” that everyone in the community has in common, such as “safety.” One then builds on this universal value the idea that “homophobia” represents a “threat” to students’ safety since it creates a “climate where violence, name-calling, health problems, and suicide are common.” From this point, one simply promotes legislation and programs for schools that frames the GLBT agenda in the language of these universal values.

“This framing short-circuited their arguments and left them back-pedalling from day one,” boasted Jennings.“[N]o one could speak up against our frame and say,‘Why, yes, I do think students should kill themselves:’ This allowed us to set the terms for debate.”

Jennings realized that this strategy would effectively throw any opposition into a defensive mode and steal their best line of attack. If anyone objected to the homosexual and transgender indoctrination that the activists planned to push in the schools, they would be accused of heartless disregard for students.

Despite the fact that it has been executed time and time again for almost two decades the methods and talking points have hardly changed at all. A recent policy to address “homophobic harassment and bullying, and homophobia and heterosexism” approved by the Board of Education in Burnaby, BC followed Jennings’ strategy precisely, right down to the language of “safety.”

Policy # 5.45 states that to “ensure that all members of the school community work together in an atmosphere of respect and safety regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, the Board of Education will adopt appropriate administrative regulations and strategies that promote respect for human rights, support diversity, and address discrimination.”

The final goal of the campaign, according to Jennings, is that one day when,“straight people” hear that someone is “promoting homosexuality,” he would say “‘Yeah, who cares?’ because they wouldn’t necessarily equate homosexuality with something bad that you would not want to promote.”

While much of the past 15 years has left the goals of the gay ant-bullying scheme carefully unspoken, a recent article in an online homosexual publication let the cat out of the bag.

“We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality. In fact, our very future depends on it. Recruiting children? You bet we are,” he added.

Walker, LA

#35 Oct 15, 2011
Everyone should have the right to love who ever they love no matter the gender. Why should anyone judge someone for who they love.

Walker, LA

#36 Oct 15, 2011
People have the right to love. No matter the gender of the person they love. Gays/Lesbians are like anyone else, they care, and have feelings just like anyone else. Why judge someone just because they love the same sex? It's still love. Yes, Gays/Lesbians should have the right to be legally married, and everyone should stop judging them just because they love the same sex.

Houma, LA

#37 Jan 18, 2012
Gay marriage has nothing to do with me. That is why I support it. I feel like it will have no effect on my life whatsoever if gays get married. So many people oppose it because of their religious beliefs, but they fail to see the fault in that. It's illogical to impose your beliefs on issues that affect only a strong minority and would not damper anyone else's daily lives. This country is a democracy, not a theocracy. It is unfair to impose religious beliefs on a group of people who either do not share those beliefs or do not care to abide by those beliefs. That is their prerogative and they will have to answer to God about that. No one can do anything about it.

Some people oppose gay marriage because they compare it to bestiality and other deviant behavior. Homosexuality and bestiality are not similar. Homosexuality is between two consenting human beings, and bestiality is sexual interaction between a human and an animal that cannot consent.

Some people oppose gay marriage because they believe it would negatively affect traditional family values. I say that if there are people who desire to start a family, then why should they not be allowed to just because they're gay? Doesn't their willingness mean anything, especially when so many families are started purely by accident??? There's no set-in-stone indicator that two mothers or two fathers would be bad parents, just like there is no set-in-stone indicators that a mother and a father would be bad parents. It is unfair to judge these people in this way because any two people can be good or bad at parenting. Sexual orientation has nothing to do with it.

Some people oppose gay marriage because it "grosses them out" which is just immature and also unfair. Lots of things gross people out. The thought of fat people having sex grosses me out. Should overweight people not be allowed to marry either???

I say that it's only right to allow these gay Americans to get married. One doesn't have to agree with homosexuality in order to support gay marriage! Let gays get married!!!

Hammond, LA

#38 Jan 25, 2012
They have gay's in Albany?

Red Oak, TX

#39 Jan 25, 2012
Ashley wrote:
It is not God's wish, he says in the bible to be fruitful and multiply. Same sex obviously can not naturally reproduce.
We should pass a law making it illegal for any person abov e child bearing age to marry. No more senior citizen marriages. Each person is required to have a medical exam prior to the license being issued. Also, the marriage will be voided if a child isn't produced within the first 9 months.
Afro man

Hammond, LA

#40 Jan 27, 2012
Get back to work Dale ! Shat!
Afro man

Hammond, LA

#41 Jan 27, 2012
Because I'm right
Mr Walker inbread

Hammond, LA

#42 Jan 28, 2012
I agree with john-boy !

Independence, LA

#43 Jul 31, 2012
marriage equality is a civil right

Independence, LA

#44 Jul 31, 2012
Ashley wrote:
It is not God's wish, he says in the bible to be fruitful and multiply. Same sex obviously can not naturally reproduce, and God doesn't make mistakes.
Try that again. I don't think that the last one posted.

If you follow the validity of your argument (that gays shouldn't be allowed to marry since they can't reproduce) to the next logical conclusion, then you have to deny marriage licenses to straight couples who can't reproduce.
Men who had mumps and women who are near menopause. I don't think anyone wants town hall asking for a sperm sample to verify fertility before issuing a marriage license.

Please explain. Do you really think that the fact that two people can't reproduce is a valid argument against issuing a marriage license?

Houston, TX

#45 Nov 14, 2012
He'll no

Hammond, LA

#46 Nov 15, 2012
People should be allowed to marry who they want.

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