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Gay Marriage - Galion, OH

bad for the family, bad for the nation, bad for the individuals.  (Mar 10, 2011 | post #18)

Galion, OH

Marijuana - Galion, OH

package it like cigerettes, sell and control it like alcohol.  (Mar 10, 2011 | post #5)

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Perhaps this article will help. http://thestateofa merica.wordpress.c om/2007/10/23/stop -enda-special-gay- rights-legislation /  (Oct 30, 2007 | post #976)

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When laws are changed for a group of people, there will be those who view that as having special rights. When standard teaching is changed to please a group of people, there will be those who view that group of people as having special rights. When laws are enacted to force people to hire or house a certain group of people, that is, without doubt special rights. It seems to me and most I hear from the the homosexual community is not seeking equal rights but special rights. Just being honest.  (Oct 30, 2007 | post #975)

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Are you sure there are hate crime protections for racial, ethnic and religious groups? This is the first I've heard anyone say that.  (Oct 29, 2007 | post #969)

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It seemed to me your "questions " were more statements than questions. But I'll answer your question here. For any state or government to mandate that every person endorse any lifestyle is wrong. Here is the part I most disagree with; "The Mathericks’“crime” was to refuse to sign, on principle, an agreement implementing new laws which promote sexual equality." What should happen in this case is that the government needs to get out of the business of forcing people to accept what is called sin in the Bible.  (Oct 29, 2007 | post #968)

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Hello Linda. It seems you have some anger in those words. I hope I didn't upset you too much. That was not my intention. As I posted to Yoby, I do believe everyone should have rights. If this child is "gay" perhaps the state should never have put him in this home to begin with. Well, have a great day today.  (Oct 28, 2007 | post #965)

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Thanks for your reply Yoby. I hit the sack early Friday night, up at 5:30am Saturday and took first place in my division at an all day disc golf tournament. Your point about the couple being an employee of the state is correct. I tell ya, this is a tough subject. I honestly don't want to needlessly offend anyone, nor will I purposefully say things just to get someones goat, so to speak. You don't have goats do you (JK). This is a tough subject and one that has caused division for many years. Homosexuals do have rights. They should be as equal as anyone elses. But I do believe that many "rights" that they want are not rights but privleges, or special rights. For instance this hate crime law. Doesn't all crime involve some kind of hate? I'm just thinking out loud. Gotta go.  (Oct 28, 2007 | post #964)

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Barred, the Christian foster parents who refused to tell boys: It's great being gay. A CHRISTIAN couple who fostered 28 children have been forced to quit be­cause they refuse to promote homosexuality. Vincent Matherick, 65, and wife Pauline, 61, have also had their 11-year-old foster son removed from their care after their failure to sign a contract enforcing sexual equality. How is this fair? This type of thing is what scares Christians. It seems that either Christians have to accept or they will be punished. They say social services told them they must tell children it is “good” to be homosexual. They must also take them to gay meetings if they were curious about same-sex relationships. The Mathericks’ “crime” was to refuse to sign, on principle, an agreement implementing new laws which promote sexual equality.  (Oct 26, 2007 | post #955)

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Yes, if all the evidence we had was that the disciples were willing to die, that would not be enough. But that is only one article of evidence that is presented. when you read the New Testament there is no doubt that the disciples believed Jesus to have risen from the dead. Obviously the disciples had no motive to steal the body of Jesus and then die for a lie. And the books of the New Testament were written at a time when people could still check them out if they wanted confirmation. In Acts 26:26 and I Corinthians 15:6 Paul says that there were people alive at that time who would verify having seen Jesus. The disciples (and others) died, not in a group, not under the direction and watchful eye of some mad man. No, but because they were convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that they had seen Jesus alive from the dead. However the disciple were willing to die for what they had seen and touched. The British theologian Michael Green said, "The appearances of Jesus are as well authenticated as anything in antiquity...There can be no rational doubt that they occured, and that the main reason why Christians became sure of the resurrection in the earliest days was just this. They could say with assurance, 'We have seen the Lord.' They knew it was he."  (Oct 18, 2007 | post #952)

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Foe example, I Corinthians was written by Paul around 55AD. Just twenty years after the death of Jesus. Jesus taught integrity, truthfulness. If Paul wrote things that were not truthful, one of the disciples would have put a stop to it. I made this statement, "Most if not all the disciples of Jesus died a martyrs death." To which you replied, "The members of Heaven's Gate committed suiicide in the name of their beliefs. Did that make them correct?" Here's the difference. It is true that some of the followers of groups such as Jim Jones and David Kerish (spelling?) and heavens gate died willing, not all of them did. Plus these followers died by their leader, or at least under their leaders power. But the followers of Jesus died separately. They were given the chance to recant, to repent of their following Jesus. They knew they would die painful, sometimes slow deaths. But these men knew that Jesus had died. That he rose from the grave. They willing died because the knew that Jesus was God in the flesh and they would rather die in this world than to die eternally in the next world. Make sense?  (Oct 17, 2007 | post #949)

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Why are Christians so judgemental?

Jesus was judgemental. I'll give two references, but could give more. Matthew 22:29 and almost all of chapter 23. If you have never done it, you really need to read Matthew chapter 23.  (Oct 17, 2007 | post #745)

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I'm rushing out the door. Gota drive to Indiana to drop off some cups. Hey, I don't think I ever said that the Jews do not refute the Jesus ios the Son of God. Most Jews will say that Jesus lived, but that He was not their Messiah. But, The writers of the Bible wrote about real places, real people. So we see that they believed what they were writing. They believed that Jesus rose from the dead. That is what separates Christians from all other religions. Jesus rose from the dead. The writers of the New Testament believed with all their heart that Jesus actually died and became alive. Gotta go, see ya tonight.  (Oct 16, 2007 | post #948)

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I tried to answer your question concerning the archaeological information in my last post. So let's look at number six. I have discussed this before somewhere but let's rehash it. True story. I saw a teenager get hit by a car. But the driver had the right of way as the teenager was walking against a red "don't walk" sign. The driver could not have seen the teenager but I could from my advantage point. I stayed and gave my testamony to the officer. I was an eyewitness. My testimony was enough that the driver was not charged with anything. The New Testament books were written during the period of time that if they were not telling the truth people would have said so. When the book of Luke or John or Acts was written, there were people alive who would have refuted these books if they contained false information. No one I know of refutes that there was a man named Jesus and that He taught love, integrity, truthfulness. Now if you had heard Jesus teach and then read a book that said lies about Him in any way, even favorably you would scream that Jesus would want the truth to be known. Eyewitness testimony is powerful. The writers of these New Testament Books go so far as to record that they mention this very point. For example read Acts 26:26. Bedtime. I'll be gone most of tomorrow. Just a thought for you; what if there really is a Creator God who really did oversee the writing of this Bible and mankind really are lost sinners and the only means of living eternally with Him is to repent of your sins and believe in His Only Begotten Son Jesus?  (Oct 15, 2007 | post #946)

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What is the One Correct Religion?

To be a Christian is to be a follower of Jesus Christ. To have been born again. To be Christ like which is what the name Christian means. To believe the death burial and resurrection of Jesus is the only means of your salvation. That you are a sinner and can not save yourself. You need an intercessor. A go between. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. It is not my obligation to convert sinners. I can not save anyone. I am to tell others about the salvation offered through Jesus Christ. I am not responsible for you. But yes all Christians are to be missionaries.  (Oct 15, 2007 | post #241)

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I Corinthians 15:1-6

Hometown:

ohio

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I live in the country

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any disc golf course

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my wife

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I'm either on a disc golf course or wanting to be on a disc golf course

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I'm smart, I'm funny, I'm kind.

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various music taste.

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the Bible.

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disc golf, reading.

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a creator God