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2013-05-13 10:50:48 PM

hardinparamedic: tinfoil-hat maggie: True but it makes you wonder why he got into that line of work. It really must suck though to be that far in the closet.

On the other hand, he could honestly be so delusional based on his own self-loathing of his sexual identity and refusal to deal with it that he ACTUALLY believes that it's his mission in life from God to "help" others the same way he was "helped" to be totally-not-gay.


True and the harm he has done by running such a place is pretty unforgivable. Also he really could be not gay and just an effeminate man but I think that's pretty unlikely.
 
2013-05-13 10:53:37 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Why are we summarily dismissing the religious argument against gay marriage as irrational? God may truly hate gay people and smite the world because of it. I'm completely serious. How do you know that God doesn't have his smite-filled finger pointed at America, waiting for the tipping point where he will destroy us?

If there are no rational religious arguments against gay marriage, then there are no rational religious arguments for or against anything. Or is rational religiousity simply shorthand for "policies I agree with that came as a result of religious introspection?"


Well in the US we have this belief in the separation of church and state so laws shouldn't be based on religious principals.
 
2013-05-13 10:56:15 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Why are we summarily dismissing the religious argument against gay marriage as irrational?"


Because all religious arguments regarding any topic should be dismissed as irrational.
 
2013-05-13 10:58:32 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: hardinparamedic: tinfoil-hat maggie: True but it makes you wonder why he got into that line of work. It really must suck though to be that far in the closet.

On the other hand, he could honestly be so delusional based on his own self-loathing of his sexual identity and refusal to deal with it that he ACTUALLY believes that it's his mission in life from God to "help" others the same way he was "helped" to be totally-not-gay.

True and the harm he has done by running such a place is pretty unforgivable. Also he really could be not gay and just an effeminate man but I think that's pretty unlikely.


I honestly think the effeminate man is the case. Really effeminate as in I understand the gays and can help them.  Because, well, I'd be gay considering any other metric. Sexuality is mysterious.

I just hope he dumped a load on Michelle's chest at some point.
 
2013-05-13 10:58:33 PM
It is a sad day for certain gay people in Minnesota, for they have lost the right to not be pestered/pressured by their significant others into getting married.

Not being allowed to marry is the GREATEST EXCUSE EVER and they lost it.

But then again I am pretty anti-marriage.  I literately tell everyone that I meet who intend to get married that they should not do so.  The institution of marriage should die already.
 
2013-05-13 10:58:38 PM

kimwim: jvl: hardinparamedic: I'll let you in on a hint: It's not Bah'ai, Atheists, Buddhists, and Muslims marching in the streets and demanding that God wants people to keep gay marriage illegal.

Well, someone isn't familiar with the general beliefs of Muslims...

Or all Christians. Hey, we Episcopalians have gay Bishops, priests, hell, our most recent priest at our church just gay married his boyfriend!


I'm a member of an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America congregation that employs a gay organist and choir director. Sexual preference was not a question asked at the interviews because it has no bearing on whether the candidates were capable of fulfilling the ministries the congregation was asking them to.
 
2013-05-13 10:59:43 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: If there are no rational religious arguments against gay marriage, then there are no rational religious arguments for or against anything.


Strike the word "if" and replace "then" with "therefore" and you've nailed it.
 
2013-05-13 10:59:49 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Why are we summarily dismissing the religious argument against gay marriage as irrational? God may truly hate gay people and smite the world because of it. I'm completely serious. How do you know that God doesn't have his smite-filled finger pointed at America, waiting for the tipping point where he will destroy us?

If there are no rational religious arguments against gay marriage, then there are no rational religious arguments for or against anything. Or is rational religiousity simply shorthand for "policies I agree with that came as a result of religious introspection?"

Well in the US we have this belief in the separation of church and state so laws shouldn't be based on religious principals.


There are any number of laws that are religiously influenced but still pass constitutionality. Blue laws, obscenity laws, pornography laws, etc.
 
2013-05-13 11:00:08 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: PsiChick: Typhoid: PsiChick: xria: With all the crap that Bachmann actually says and does, imputing homosexuality onto her husband seems fairly lame and juvenile. In fact by bringing down the discussion to potentially homophobic ad hominem it seems like it is designed to protect her from more meaningful attacks on her actual politics and record.

I think the guy graduated from a 'gay therapy' camp. That's where it comes from, not homophobia.

He RUNS a pray-away-the-gay camp. Seriously.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/michele-bachmann-exclusive-pray-gay-ca nd idates-clinic/story?id=14048691#.UZGU994o7IU

:( Poor guy...

True but it makes you wonder why he got into that line of work. It really must suck though to be that far in the closet.


That's why I said 'poor guy'. When you've got that many issues, damn it must suck.
 
2013-05-13 11:00:31 PM

Rat: But if two guys get a divorce, how do they decide which one gets the lawn tractor?

© I really do miss my lawn tractor a lot more then my ex


Nothing wrong with that. We spend a lot more time sitting on our lawn tractors most weeks in the summer.
 
2013-05-13 11:01:12 PM

jvl: It will give them great happiness for the rest of their lives to never speak to you again.


Speaking as an openly bisexual male, I'm sorry that your funny bone was lost in an unfortunate accident.
 
2013-05-13 11:01:47 PM
Where do we draw the line?

It's really simple, folks.

"Consenting Adults"

Frankly, I don't care if it's two, or fifty.  But that's where we draw the line.
 
2013-05-13 11:02:35 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: True and the harm he has done by running such a place is pretty unforgivable. Also he really could be not gay and just an effeminate man but I think that's pretty unlikely.


When the American Psychological Association pretty much looks at you and says you are a quack that does irreparable harm to gay people, yes. You're absolutely right.
 
2013-05-13 11:02:56 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Why are we summarily dismissing the religious argument against gay marriage as irrational? God may truly hate gay people and smite the world because of it. I'm completely serious. How do you know that God doesn't have his smite-filled finger pointed at America, waiting for the tipping point where he will destroy us?

If there are no rational religious arguments against gay marriage, then there are no rational religious arguments for or against anything. Or is rational religiousity simply shorthand for "policies I agree with that came as a result of religious introspection?"

Well in the US we have this belief in the separation of church and state so laws shouldn't be based on religious principals.

There are any number of laws that are religiously influenced but still pass constitutionality. Blue laws, obscenity laws, pornography laws, etc.


Hence the reason I said shouldn't not are.
 
2013-05-13 11:13:51 PM

MadCat: I'm a member of an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America congregation that employs a gay organist and choir director. Sexual preference was not a question asked at the interviews because it has no bearing on whether the candidates were capable of fulfilling the ministries the congregation was asking them to.


Nice. Our choirmaster, Head Usher, I can't tell you how many people of important things are gay at our church. We couldn't function without them. I love them all.
 
2013-05-13 11:18:53 PM
The Bachmanns are all Swiss and carry Swiss passports.  That's worse than being a sekrit Mooslem.
 
2013-05-13 11:20:46 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Why are we summarily dismissing the religious argument against gay marriage as irrational? God may truly hate gay people and smite the world because of it. I'm completely serious. How do you know that God doesn't have his smite-filled finger pointed at America, waiting for the tipping point where he will destroy us?

If there are no rational religious arguments against gay marriage, then there are no rational religious arguments for or against anything. Or is rational religiousity simply shorthand for "policies I agree with that came as a result of religious introspection?"

Well in the US we have this belief in the separation of church and state so laws shouldn't be based on religious principals.

There are any number of laws that are religiously influenced but still pass constitutionality. Blue laws, obscenity laws, pornography laws, etc.


But they really shouldn't be. The whole banking fiasco was legal but that doesn't mean it should have been. Lots of things are illegal for no good goddamn reason. I'm sorry if certain behaviors hurt your religious sensibilities, but if they're not actively hurting you or your ability engage in your religion--on your own, you have no right to impose it on me or anyone else--you really don't have an actual argument beyond "I don't like it, no sir," which isn't an argument in any respect.

The religious argument against gay marriage has the easiest response of all of them: if you don't like gay marriage, don't get gay married. Done.
 
2013-05-13 11:21:42 PM
Here's a good link for a state-by-state breakdown on where the fight for marriage equality stands:

http://www.freedomtomarry.org/states/

It appears that Illinois could be the next to join the correct side of history. But New Jersey could overturn Christie's veto at some point in the near future, as well.
 
2013-05-13 11:21:49 PM

aerojockey: mpirooz: "I stand here, quite honestly, more uncertain of my future in this place than I ever have, but when I walk out of this chamber today ... I will be on the side of liberty," Petersen said.

Petersen is a Republican. Let that sink in for a while.

Because all Republicans mindless robots who are only programmed to obey directives from their party leaders and have no will of their own, amirite?


All except one, apparently.
 
2013-05-13 11:23:46 PM

vudukungfu: Sen. Dan Hall, later speaking against the bill, expressed his fears about the legislation, saying, "Next, I believe we will be forced to believe what we don't."

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Is he seriously arguing we're taking away his freedom to take away the freedom of others? I wonder what it's like to be so incredibly self centered as to think someone else being allowed to make personal choices that have no impact on anyone not personally involved in the situation is one step away from mind control.
 
2013-05-13 11:24:58 PM

jvl: Summercat: Marriage is a special group given by our legal system for multiple reasons - "Spawning children" is not main purpose, nor a requirement, of marriage. Thus the procreation aspect is a red herring, and not a rational arguement to ban gay marriage (especially since said arguement can be turned on it's head as per adoption)

You assert that procreation is not the main purpose without evidence. Second, let's assume you are right and that procreation is not the main purpose. That does not make it a red herring if an opponent does not concede that an alternative purpose is correct.

In other words, to demonstrate that your opponent is irrational, you have an extremely difficult bar to surmount: you must show that the main purpose is inarguably not procreation. That "inarguable" part is why you will not be able to succeed.


Incorrect.

1) There is nothing on the legal books that marriage is for procreation, nor is there anything on the books mandating that married couples procreate, or that all procreation must take place in a marriage.

2) There is no evidence or support for the purpose of marriage, as per the argument you posited  being primarily for procreation. The institution of marriage has it's origins in property laws and the transference of inheritance both in goods and in authority/power.

3) Further evidence for my argument (That the argument you posited is neither rational nor logical) is simply pointing out the lack of evidence to support the opposing argument. When someone makes a claim (as you did when putting forth this argument), it does not fall upon others to refute the claim, it is up to the claimant to support it. The burden of proof, as it's called, would fall upon anyone trying to claim that the institution of marriage is primarily for procreation. That is not an argument that can hold water, as per 1) and 2).

While I can understand how people come to these conclusions, and I can see their thought processes behind them, that does not mean they are rational or they hold up to scrutiny. People hold irrational beliefs all the time, and function as if they were true - which is perfectly fine, up to the point where they try to treat their irrational conclusions as rational, and try to force their conclusions upon others who disagree.

Basically, while the 'Procreation' argument sounds good in a soundbite or as an openning salvo, it cannot defend itself from examination of the claims it makes, and does not bear under scrutiny. Further, while it might have a veneer of rationality, it is primarily used (as can be seen by evidence) by people who have no other arguments left to oppose same sex marriages, outside of "The Gays are icky" and "My version of the Christian Bible says it's a sin", neither of which can be honestly accepted as a premise for a law in the United States.

Which brings me back, back, back to the begining of my conversation with you, in that I have not seen any rational arguments against same sex marriage. Please note, I did not say "Ones that people don't honestly believe in" because I know better. There are people who think we never went to the Moon, and that the Illuminati control the world, and that the Gold Standard is awesome.
 
2013-05-13 11:25:04 PM

PsiChick: That's why I said 'poor guy'. When you've got that many issues, damn it must suck.


Yea, I'm guessing his career came about because everyone thought/knew he was gay and well that just wouldn't do so he picked the totally "not gay" career path.
/It's sad but his work really harms others so I don't know.
//Poor hypocrite is closer to the truth.
 
2013-05-13 11:31:05 PM

hardinparamedic: tinfoil-hat maggie: True and the harm he has done by running such a place is pretty unforgivable. Also he really could be not gay and just an effeminate man but I think that's pretty unlikely.

When the American Psychological Association pretty much looks at you and says you are a quack that does irreparable harm to gay people, yes. You're absolutely right.


I've read several of the stories way back when online of teens that went through places like that, it's tragic that places like that can exist. Not only does it hurt the person being sent but it reinforces the families belief that being gay is wrong.
 
2013-05-13 11:35:25 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: I've read several of the stories way back when online of teens that went through places like that, it's tragic that places like that can exist. Not only does it hurt the person being sent but it reinforces the families belief that being gay is wrong.


I've read a couple too. Those places generally tend to be suicide-inducing hellholes rife with physical and sexual abuse.

The last part seems to be camps for troubled teens in general, and not just religious BS camps for praying the gay away. Sexual predators go after these kids because of how vulnerable they are.
 
2013-05-13 11:43:26 PM
Just one more reason I love my state!!

/talk radio said right now MN is the most radical government in the history of America :)
 
2013-05-13 11:53:58 PM

Doogles4221: Just one more reason I love my state!!

/talk radio said right now MN is the most radical government in the history of America :)


God forbid that an actual socialistic party manage to win control of a state legislature..
 
2013-05-14 12:01:15 AM
He's a fruit and she's a retard.
 
2013-05-14 12:06:20 AM

mpirooz: "I stand here, quite honestly, more uncertain of my future in this place than I ever have, but when I walk out of this chamber today ... I will be on the side of liberty," Petersen said.

Petersen is a Republican. Let that sink in for a while.


In a firefight, it doesn't matter if you are straight as long as you can shoot straight.

In a vote on civil rights, it doesn't matter whether you're left or right as long as you're on the right side of history.
 
2013-05-14 12:14:14 AM

ramblinwreck: Girl From The North Country: It is so hard to believe that less than 6 months ago a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality was at risk of passing. Now, only 6 months later equality, not discrimination, is the law. This could not be any sweeter because this never would have happened at this time if the derpers hadn't tried to push that crap through in the last election. I am basking in the fabulousness of how this all transpired. Gold....pure gold.

LOLWUT


pretty simple really

In the election in November, there was a public vote for a law that said marriage is between a man and a women, that lost, now less then a year later we passed a marriage equality law allowing gays to marry
 
2013-05-14 12:20:06 AM

Girl From The North Country: This is my senator's reason behind voting against the measure.

If you want limited government, Hann explains, you need "moral virtue" and "discipline" and other verities that "reinforce the idea of individuals being accountable."
It's Hann's view that marriage is fundamental to these verities.

The cognitive dissonance makes my head spin


I can provide your senator with all the discipline he could ever dream of.  I mean I don't normally top men, but in this case, I can heat up the fire place pokers.
 
2013-05-14 12:35:46 AM

Begoggle: xria: With all the crap that Bachmann actually says and does, imputing homosexuality onto her husband seems fairly lame and juvenile. In fact by bringing down the discussion to potentially homophobic ad hominem it seems like it is designed to protect her from more meaningful attacks on her actual politics and record.

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She's a hate-mongering ignorant twunt who has no place being a representative in politics for anyone with half a brain.  Any potential dignity that should be afforded her as we would a normal and decent person is suspended on the basis that she has demonstrated a willingness and desire to make her closed-minded religious-themed message and initiative as law.

You'd get better traction White Knighting for Hitler.
 
2013-05-14 12:40:32 AM

hardinparamedic: tinfoil-hat maggie: I've read several of the stories way back when online of teens that went through places like that, it's tragic that places like that can exist. Not only does it hurt the person being sent but it reinforces the families belief that being gay is wrong.

I've read a couple too. Those places generally tend to be suicide-inducing hellholes rife with physical and sexual abuse.

The last part seems to be camps for troubled teens in general, and not just religious BS camps for praying the gay away. Sexual predators go after these kids because of how vulnerable they are.


It seems to make complete sense for Marcus Bachmann to run a "pray away the gay" camp. He looks at each group of kids, sizes up the ones upon whom the camp's indoctrination is least likely to work and BAM! - He's got a date for Friday night.

Kidding aside (and I'm not seriously suggesting Marcus Bachmann is a pedophilic predator of any kind), these camps are some truly twisted shiat.

"Son, quit crying and wipe your face. You are going to this camp and you will get rid of that EVILNESS that lurks inside of you. If you can't make it through this, you're not only going to burn in the fires of Hades for eternity, but I'm buying you a first class ticket on the Hell Express because no son of mine is gonna be gay. Now, quit arguing that this is just 'who you are' and 'God made you this way' before I smack you around some more. How would you like it if I told all your friends at school that you're a queer? Think the ass kicking I just gave you was rough? Wait til the football team gets done with your pansy ass..."

/Yes, completely made up
//Not out of the realm of possibility in MANY households
 
2013-05-14 12:41:14 AM

Novart: Abox: The anti-gay movement is populated by two kinds of people - women who fear abandonment and resentful closeted gay men. Michele's worst fear may finally come true.

Really, no one just flat out hates gay people? There is no religious opposition?


I'm not talking about liking or hating individuals, I'm talking about denying rights to the whole group.  I guess if you're really smooth-brained you might jump on the bandwagon out of religious fear, but I think most people use "religious opposition" to not admit being in those two categories.
 
2013-05-14 12:49:12 AM

aerojockey: mpirooz: "I stand here, quite honestly, more uncertain of my future in this place than I ever have, but when I walk out of this chamber today ... I will be on the side of liberty," Petersen said.

Petersen is a Republican. Let that sink in for a while.

Because all Republicans mindless robots who are only programmed to obey directives from their party leaders and have no will of their own, amirite?


It's funny. There once was a time when, across this great land, legislation was passed with many, many votes both for and against measures which did not solely reflect the party membership of the legislators. There were many who crossed the divide and voted for legislation that (in theory) made sense no matter which party had proposed it. The ratio of silly bills (repealing Obamacare, forbidding Sharia Law, forbidding Title 21 or Derp 21) to at least marginally sensible bills was infinitesimally small.

Maybe we can get back to those times. And I can start wearing that onion in my belt again. It was a good fashion.
 
2013-05-14 01:15:25 AM

kptchris: He's a fruit and she's a retard.

nut.

They're just a granola bar of happiness.
 
2013-05-14 01:33:45 AM

Skarekrough: Begoggle: xria: With all the crap that Bachmann actually says and does, imputing homosexuality onto her husband seems fairly lame and juvenile. In fact by bringing down the discussion to potentially homophobic ad hominem it seems like it is designed to protect her from more meaningful attacks on her actual politics and record.

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She's a hate-mongering ignorant twunt who has no place being a representative in politics for anyone with half a brain.  Any potential dignity that should be afforded her as we would a normal and decent person is suspended on the basis that she has demonstrated a willingness and desire to make her closed-minded religious-themed message and initiative as law.

You'd get better traction White Knighting for Hitler.


He was something of an early environmentalist.

Ok, now someone name a positive quality of Bachmann.
 
2013-05-14 01:42:40 AM

xria: With all the crap that Bachmann actually says and does, imputing homosexuality onto her husband seems fairly lame and juvenile. In fact by bringing down the discussion to potentially homophobic ad hominem it seems like it is designed to protect her from more meaningful attacks on her actual politics and record.


That he's gay is the worst kept secret in Washington.
 
2013-05-14 01:49:30 AM
Not a fan of another state passing ghey marriage, but if Marcus Bachman comes out of the closet it will be hilarious
 
2013-05-14 01:52:52 AM

Oldiron_79: Not a fan of another state passing ghey marriage, but if Marcus Bachman comes out of the closet it will be hilarious


So you are pretty much a complete asshole then, eh?

Nm, I see you are a troll, as per your profile.  Carry on then I suppose.
 
2013-05-14 02:11:37 AM

Oldiron_79: Not a fan of another state passing ghey marriage, but if Marcus Bachman comes out of the closet it will be hilarious


Why? How does it affect you?
 
2013-05-14 02:19:05 AM

Oldiron_79: Not a fan of another state passing ghey marriage, but if Marcus Bachman comes out of the closet it will be hilarious


Not really. Much like a rock star dying of an overdose, a family values Republican being outed is cliche at this point.
 
2013-05-14 02:47:19 AM
FTFA: The lead Republican supporter of the bill, Sen. Branden Petersen, spoke during the closing arguments about his reasons for working with Dibble on the bill.

"I stand here, quite honestly, more uncertain of my future in this place than I ever have, but when I walk out of this chamber today ... I will be on the side of liberty," Petersen said.


Branden Peterson? Sounds like a good name for a gay pr0n actor. Maybe the Republican senator is beginning to feel his own fabulousness. Good for him having the balls to vote his conscience on the bill.

/NTTAWWT
 
2013-05-14 02:55:06 AM

stoli n coke: Oldiron_79: Not a fan of another state passing ghey marriage, but if Marcus Bachman comes out of the closet it will be hilarious

Not really. Much like a rock star dying of an overdose, a family values Republican being outed is cliche at this point.


Maybe him and ole widestance can get hitched now
 
2013-05-14 03:07:19 AM

jvl: Bane of Broone: Go back to listening to Rush if that's how you feel.

I see you have the "demonize people who disagree with you" part of being human down pat.  Good job! But you probably should have avoided the whole "jump to conclusion" part where you accuse me of not being a supporter of Gay Marriage.

/ I will choose Free Will!


I'm noticing that you aren't addressing his point, you're just accusing him of 'demonizing' you.  Also you seem to be confused about what 'demonizing' means.  Just because someone disagrees with you doesn't mean they are persecuting you.
 
2013-05-14 03:11:39 AM

Martian_Astronomer: So, if I understand the Michele Bachmann's line of reasoning correctly, the first thing that's going to happen is that millions of straight marriages are going to be destroyed because now it's possible for dudes to marry other dudes, which is what they really wanted all along. Straight marriage was the only thing keeping them from getting down on one knee and proposing to the pool boy, you see. Next, as I understand it, God will begin to send plagues and other natural disasters to express his displeasure, as well a few large scale incidents of violence. Finally, since homosexuality destroys every culture that embraces it, Minnesota will fall to a massive invasion of gay barbarians from the north, just like ancient Rome, if the Huns had been gay Canadian lumberjacks.

Did I miss anything?


You forgot the dinosaur-riding nazis, but otherwise spot on.
 
2013-05-14 03:31:11 AM

stoli n coke: Oldiron_79: Not a fan of another state passing ghey marriage, but if Marcus Bachman comes out of the closet it will be hilarious

Not really. Much like a rock star dying of an overdose, a family values Republican being outed is cliche at this point.


It's to the point where it's such a cliche that tonight my sister was talking about how much she hates the pastor at her boyfriend's megachurch and was like, "I'm praying that he gets caught with a male prostitute."
 
2013-05-14 03:56:24 AM

rynthetyn: stoli n coke: Oldiron_79: Not a fan of another state passing ghey marriage, but if Marcus Bachman comes out of the closet it will be hilarious

Not really. Much like a rock star dying of an overdose, a family values Republican being outed is cliche at this point.

It's to the point where it's such a cliche that tonight my sister was talking about how much she hates the pastor at her boyfriend's megachurch and was like, "I'm praying that he gets caught with a male prostitute."


Wow, can she just go to a different mega church? Maybe if that's not right just hire the prostitute : )
/You have to admit that's pretty strange.
 
2013-05-14 04:36:35 AM

06Wahoo: If there is one thing this thread proves, it is that those who support this measure are mostly irrational and insulting.  How many pictures of the Bachmann's eating corndogs followed by snorts and giggles does it take for people to realize where the hate and the weakest arguments (condescension rather than rationale) really lie?


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2013-05-14 05:00:13 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: rynthetyn: stoli n coke: Oldiron_79: Not a fan of another state passing ghey marriage, but if Marcus Bachman comes out of the closet it will be hilarious

Not really. Much like a rock star dying of an overdose, a family values Republican being outed is cliche at this point.

It's to the point where it's such a cliche that tonight my sister was talking about how much she hates the pastor at her boyfriend's megachurch and was like, "I'm praying that he gets caught with a male prostitute."

Wow, can she just go to a different mega church? Maybe if that's not right just hire the prostitute : )
/You have to admit that's pretty strange.


Her boyfriend is foreign from a country where Christianity is the minority religion. Because of that, he doesn't have the context to pick up on why the constant string of religious right talking points is not just a case of," every church has something you'll disagree with." He likes the people he knows there and the volunteer work they do in the community and has none of the baggage of growing up in the culture wars since churches where he's from, you just ignore the stupid because they can't actually do it.

So, my sister has taken to hoping this pastor becomes the cliché.
 
2013-05-14 05:26:36 AM

rynthetyn: tinfoil-hat maggie: rynthetyn: stoli n coke: Oldiron_79: Not a fan of another state passing ghey marriage, but if Marcus Bachman comes out of the closet it will be hilarious

Not really. Much like a rock star dying of an overdose, a family values Republican being outed is cliche at this point.

It's to the point where it's such a cliche that tonight my sister was talking about how much she hates the pastor at her boyfriend's megachurch and was like, "I'm praying that he gets caught with a male prostitute."

Wow, can she just go to a different mega church? Maybe if that's not right just hire the prostitute : )
/You have to admit that's pretty strange.

Her boyfriend is foreign from a country where Christianity is the minority religion. Because of that, he doesn't have the context to pick up on why the constant string of religious right talking points is not just a case of," every church has something you'll disagree with." He likes the people he knows there and the volunteer work they do in the community and has none of the baggage of growing up in the culture wars since churches where he's from, you just ignore the stupid because they can't actually do it.

So, my sister has taken to hoping this pastor becomes the cliché.


Alright I seem to remember when my parents and it seems most everyone in that church wasn't fond of a new minister. Granted small church and everyone loved the guy that retired, but the whole mega church thing is so weird t me, I don't think I'll ever understand it.

Oh and I once dated a guy that was a drummer in a christen rock band (that was his big paying gig) played mega churches and those retreats and all, huge coke meth head, I didn't realize, thankfully I had a friend get me out of that.
 
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