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3 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2011 - 5:10PM #1
Do_unto_others
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"A storm of protest has erupted in a small, eastern Kentucky city after a complaint that a worker at a city-owned pool cited the Bible as authority that “gay people” weren’t allowed to swim there and forced two intellectually disabled gay men to leave.

.Mending Hearts Executive Director Shirlyn Perkins said in its complaint that "the Pavilion staff immediately entered the pool area and asked my clients and their staff to leave the Pavilion. My staff asked The Pavilion staff why ... and they were informed that 'gay people' weren't allowed to swim there."

The complaint went on to say that a male pavilion staff member "stated that what he was doing was in the Bible and he could do it."

Ah yes, John 3:16 states emphatically that god don't want no queers in public swimming pools.

A perfect reason to love the "Christian" but hate the "Christianity". Haters the lot of 'em.

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www.680news.com/news/world/article/24141...

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3 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2011 - 5:15PM #2
mainecaptain
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I am too furious to make a coherent comment, but the employee should be fired not transferred. IMHO

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. Aristotle
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3 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2011 - 5:17PM #3
mecdukebec
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Was it also a "whites only" pool?

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3 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2011 - 5:19PM #4
Do_unto_others
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If you read some of the many stories about this incident, the people of that State seem to think it was a blatant display of sexuality and that it should have been stopped. ("Not in front of my children!!!")


A developmentally challenged kid put his arm around the shoulders of a friend and the 'religious' reich throws a conniption fit.


And the wonder why I call 'em "haters". Idjits!

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3 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2011 - 5:21PM #5
Christianlib
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I wonder if it was anything like when Bush strolled hand in hand with a Saudi Prince?

Democrats think the glass is half full.
Republicans think the glass is theirs.
Libertarians want to break the glass, because they think a conspiracy created it.
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3 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2011 - 5:30PM #6
Ur2
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The Saudi Prince didn't object. And to think, in his religion Gays are simply eliminated.


Maybe you don't really know what your speaking of?


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3 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2011 - 5:32PM #7
mecdukebec
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Jun 16, 2011 -- 5:19PM, Do_unto_others wrote:


If you read some of the many stories about this incident, the people of that State seem to think it was a blatant display of sexuality and that it should have been stopped. ("Not in front of my children!!!")


A developmentally challenged kid put his arm around the shoulders of a friend and the 'religious' reich throws a conniption fit.


And the wonder why I call 'em "haters". Idjits!




The Bible has been used to justify slavery, women as to be redeemed through childbirth (1 Timothy 2.14), etc. What's to stop folks from keeping "the gays" in "mixed bathing" areas? cf.
Romans
1.24: I don't buy it, of course, but religious prejudice is abundant, and can find anything to stop the simple command that we love as Jesus loved.

Moderated by Merope on Jun 16, 2011 - 08:42PM
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3 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2011 - 5:44PM #8
mainecaptain
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Jun 16, 2011 -- 5:19PM, Do_unto_others wrote:


If you read some of the many stories about this incident, the people of that State seem to think it was a blatant display of sexuality and that it should have been stopped. ("Not in front of my children!!!")


A developmentally challenged kid put his arm around the shoulders of a friend and the 'religious' reich throws a conniption fit.


And the wonder why I call 'em "haters". Idjits!




Its true, the developmentally disable tend often to be affectionate. They innocently hug and cuddle, not realizing the perverts in the area, are reading it the wrong way and have fits about it. It is an ugly mind that reads every type of  affection as sexual.


 

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. Aristotle
Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato..
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives" Jackie Robinson
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3 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2011 - 5:45PM #9
mainecaptain
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Jun 16, 2011 -- 5:21PM, Christianlib wrote:


I wonder if it was anything like when Bush strolled hand in hand with a Saudi Prince?




That's okay, he is a republican, they can do anything they like and no one says diddly squat about it

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Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato..
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives" Jackie Robinson
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3 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2011 - 5:52PM #10
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Real Christians don't discriminate against anyone. 

"Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."Proverbs 18:21
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