ciberido: 2004 called.
chknjetski: TerminalEchoes: So gays boycott the Salvation Army for their anti-gay stance. Churches cut funding to children's home for accepting gays. Both circumstances involve a group of people "voting with their wallet" for what they believe in. What's the difference, honestly?Gays, as a group, don't profess to be looking out for and loving their fellow man. It's the hypocrisy, not the dick move.
miss diminutive: I'll admit, I'm no expert on their specific denomination and I don't know any Southern Baptists well, but is there some kind of underlined or italicized text in the Baptist Bible that encourages so many of them to be such raging assholes?
ox45tallboy: netizencain: It's more important to discriminate against gays than to provide day care services to poor peopleThis isn't day care services; it's for children who have been removed from their parents' care due to abuse or neglect. Sometimes the parents are in prison, sometimes they are drug addicts who can't or won't provide for their children. Places like this provide an alternative to the "boarding school" atmosphere of most state-run facilities. It provides the kids with a more home-like atmosphere, usually with their own bedrooms. The one I spent the most time at even provided private bathrooms for each child. Each home generally has about 6-8 kids and a set of full-time "house parents" who perform mommy and daddy duties on a more personal level than the institutions.
ox45tallboy: I don't think people read the Bible looking for Jesus's message of love and compassion anymore. In fact, I think they purposefully skip over those parts. I love my dad, but I can't believe anyone would want to subscribe to any religion that taught hate and bigotry.
Big_Fat_Liar: I've been 100% pro-gay rights for as long as i can remember and thought Clinton was a douche for DOMA and DADT, but I have an issue with having an issue discriminating against "openly gay" employees. My issues is a church should be able to discriminate against openly sexual employees whether heterosexual or openly gay. You don't work for a church and come to work and talk about sucking cauk or eating at the Y while at work. It's not the place for lifestyle attention whoring.
Contrabulous Flabtraption: Pitabred: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Why would any organization fund something that it opposes? You may not like and it may suck but it's perfectly reasonable.They aren't required to, but it really isn't reasonable. They're using children as pawns in their bullshiat, which is as slimy as it gets. We're perfectly allowed to call them out on their Christian behavior.Call them out, I guess, if that makes you feel good. It's no different than if I was funding a group and my religion forbade people walking on stilts. Then the group goes and hires people who walk on stilts. I pull my funding. It's is entirely reasonable. It may not be good or moral but reason isn't about those things.
miss diminutive: Let me guess....Baptists?*checks article*The Kentucky Baptist Convention, which approves of the anti-LGBT policy, is now back in the Sunrise's corner.Sweet merciful crap, I wish I were more surprised. These people really have a hard-on for prejudice against gays, don't they?I'll admit, I'm no expert on their specific denomination and I don't know any Southern Baptists well, but is there some kind of underlined or italicized text in the Baptist Bible that encourages so many of them to be such raging assholes?
Friction8r: scottydoesntknow: I'd really like to know how many children were removed from broken homes of homosexual parents.I'd really like to know how many children were created by homosexual parents.
Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Jesus wanted little kids suffering though, IIRC.
scottydoesntknow: I'd really like to know how many children were removed from broken homes of homosexual parents.
Old_Chief_Scott: *sigh*The point is that by using the label "Christian" instead of the specific "The Kentucky Baptist Convention" you lump all Christians in with the perpetrators. That is the very definition of bigotry, isn't it? It's the same as when someone tosses out "Red State" or "Blue State", it's a convenient way to lump together a group of people for the purpose of marginalizing them in some way.
ox45tallboy: miss diminutive: I'll admit, I'm no expert on their specific denomination and I don't know any Southern Baptists well, but is there some kind of underlined or italicized text in the Baptist Bible that encourages so many of them to be such raging assholes?How would they know?
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