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Scouts: 1st Amendment Right to Discriminate

Exactly, let the law work both ways. When this case first came up, I was an apartment manager of a low income senior complex with Federal funding and I happily called the local Boy Scout troop and informed him that the paper box my tenants used to fill once a week would have to go since it was on Federal property . With 50 apartments, there's lot of papers that the scouts didn't get to sell. Of course, being a small town, (pop. 1600), this gave the church that sponsored the scout troop another chance to take a shot at me and sent a bunch of people down to the local Post Office to get petitions signed to have me fired because to do something like this to the Boy Scouts, I obviously couldn't properly run an apartment for low-income seniors if I was gay. I'm not sure how they added that up, but it was great when the Postmaster came out and told them to get off the property, or she would file Federal charges against the church. (for those big city residents reading this, the postmaster of a small town can really carry some weight in local politics). Anyway, the scouts had to finally give up their recycle program, and the church never did get their wish because I went on to retire after 19 years as apartment manager, and in that entire 19 years, I was only forced to evict one subject......... the Boy Scout paperbox. True story, bbb  (Jun 19, 2010 | post #15)


VIDEO: Lance Bass, Alicia Silverstone, and Jane Lynch sta...

Terrific video folks, thanks, we need more like it  (Apr 23, 2009 | post #7)


VIDEO: Lance Bass, Alicia Silverstone, and Jane Lynch sta...

He looks pretty damn good to me!!  (Apr 23, 2009 | post #6)


Remember Me...

You're right Scotty, it's just a real shame that there is no god to give these murderers what they have coming. None of them deserves to draw another breath.  (Nov 20, 2008 | post #3)

Corvallis, OR

stand up for civil rights

If you believe in EQUALITY FOR ALL, then join us at the Corvallis Courthouse on Saturday, Nov. 15th, at 10:30 am  (Nov 14, 2008 | post #1)

Tidewater, OR

Snow Warning for Traveling Oregon Coast Range Today, Tuesday

even better two weeks after the other one, ha ha  (Sep 5, 2007 | post #1)

Tidewater, OR

Heavy Snow Warning Still Affects Oregon Coast Range

well this is nice and current, lol  (Sep 5, 2007 | post #1)


Gay Baptists Left out of new Covenant

I don't know if they have a tub in the middle of the floor in your church or not Frank, but in the baptist churches I went to in the fifties there was a curtain that kept the baptismal chamber hidden from general view unless it was being used. And I'm sure there are many members of your church who are well meaning but sadly misinformed people as there are in all churches. It's just too bad that their good intentions and good works that they do are only for certain people. The term Blinded by the light was never so true.  (Sep 5, 2007 | post #7)


Do gays like camouflage clothing and cig's?

yup, time to cut off your mullet, cooter  (Sep 4, 2007 | post #2)


Gay Baptists Left out of new Covenant

be sure to find out if the "pervert " has dental work or he can't chew just any kind of gum this is the funniest thing I've ever heard, he's probably one of the ones who said that homosexuality is caused by smoking marijuana too. Baptists should be more conscious of whose little girl the minister is raping than to worry about the gays down the block. I was forced to attend the baptist church when I was a child and I have seen behind the baptismal curtain. there is nothing good there, believe me  (Sep 4, 2007 | post #5)


you just don't know it

This is just a thought and I'm not advocating anything in particular except Peace, but I wonder what would happen if the GLBT community were to do what the christians have done throughout history and throw down their plowshares and pick up their weapons? For the first thing, it would show the homophobes that what they consider to be the average gay person is way wrong. they feel that the drag queens and what the gays lovingly call "screamers " are the only ones who are gay but really, these fine folks are not in any way the majority they are just more in the open. You just don't know it. By the way, if they were, you people would really be in trouble because they are usually the toughest and roughest of the gay population. Gay bars and meeting places are usually relegated to parts of town that most people wouldn't dare to go into in the daytime let alone at 2 in the morning. but they do, and they are punished regularly for it by you so called well meaning christians who go in groups to beat them up. There would also be another big revelation for the "breeders ", it's not anywhere near ten percent anymore but more like twice that due to the fears that keeps most gays from "coming out". The people who write in and say "I don't know any gay people" are wrong, dead wrong. You just don't know it. They are gay and you work, eat, shop, worship, go to school, go fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, biking and yes even sleep with gay people. You depend on them for your business, medical, legal, policing, firefighting, teaching, and any other professional, artistic, musical, theatric, social group or organization you can think of. you just don't know it. So what would happen if all the GLBT community were to band together in public and refuse to deal with you anymore or to be gone from your lives? Your world as you know it would end, you would lose so much that you could never recover. You just don't know it. Now I'm just an old man with kids and grandkids, i usually wear jeans and flannel shirts, I've worked all my life and disabled myself in the process. I'm trying to exist on social security in my aging years. Actually I'm just like lots of you, or your parents or grandparents. Oh yes, I'm gay. You just don't know it.  (Sep 4, 2007 | post #1)

Cincinnati, OH

Smokers crossing state line to light up

Good thought, but, my friend, if you are going to call yourself an editor, you might want to invest in a spell checker.  (Sep 4, 2007 | post #319)


Why are Christians Obsessed with Homosexuality: see link...

Gluttony is a sin as far as the bible is concerned, so let's see the churches start condemning fat people? watch a church on sunday morning and see how likely that is to happen. looks like somebody locked the door to the Jenny Craig store with all the porkers lined up. I have no doubt that, if the churches started getting lots of money from the lgbt they would be as welcome as rain in a heat storm. and no I don't hate overweight people either, after all, most of them can't help it and it's just a part of being themselves, and I've seen enough large people who have lost all the weight and become so nasty they lose all their friends. Be fat, be gay, be green, be aquamarine if you want, just be yourselves and leave others to be themselves as well. but remember, if you are a christian, the bible also says to love thy neighbor and do unto others as you would have them do to you, the one you seem to forget the not judge....I just don't remember the commandment that says, "start a war with anyone who has something you want". Just once, can't we Give Peace a Chance? it starts at home folks.  (Sep 4, 2007 | post #78)


Scouts sex files revealed

OK, wait a minute, gay men are not allowed to become boy scout leaders and never have been. Actually most Boy Scout Troops are organized by and supported by one church or another and their leaders come from those churches. So these 5,100 men who have been kicked out must have been openly heterosexual christians huh? Because they sure as hell weren't openly gay or they wouldn't have been allowed there in the first place. HELLO..... think about it people!!!  (Sep 4, 2007 | post #123)


Voices: Same-sex marriage in Canada

OH MY GOD....... just think, no more Canada, WHAT? Canada is still there? isn't that amazing? what will they think of next? maybe uh, peace? Thanks to the Canadians for standing up for what is right and not cowering from the power of Bush as us "southerners " have been doing. When will people realize that civil rights belong to every citizen and not "just the ones who go to my church"? It is coming, no matter what the christians do, say or how many of us they kill, gays and those who love them will conquer this simply by being ourselves and because it is the right thing to do. No ifs, ands or buts about it.  (Sep 4, 2007 | post #5)

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