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  • Ahab
    Mortimersnerd - I understand your objections. I just don't think that you try fix the result rather than the source. I think we can agree that many of the so called 1% gathered their wealth by less than honorable means. one example is banks publicizing and placing burden for their losses and privatizing their gains. The game is rigged. Government is most definitely is not the answer. So, how do you fix greed?
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  • BornAgainChristian1
    Mainline Protestant 7 - This is the reward God says sodomites deserve........ Romans1:24 Wherefore also God gave them up to their hearts lusts, unto uncleanness, to defile their own bodies between themselves: 25 Which turned the truth of God unto a lie, and worshipped and served the creature, ...more
    Mainline Protestant 7 - This is the reward God says sodomites deserve........



    Romans1:24 Wherefore also God gave them up to their hearts lusts, unto uncleanness, to defile their own bodies between themselves:
    25 Which turned the truth of God unto a lie, and worshipped and served the creature, forsaking the Creator which is blessed forever, Amen.
    26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
    27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
    28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.


    Leviticus 20:13
    13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
  • 2 minutes ago
  • beccaj
    "The Apostle Paul’s condemnation of all types of homosexual behavior is clear and incontrovertible. There is really no ambiguity in his words, and every single homosexual counterargument falls flat when held up to the scrutiny of the linguistic and historical evidence. As the “gay”-friendly ...more
    "The Apostle Paul’s condemnation of all types of homosexual behavior is clear and incontrovertible. There is really no ambiguity in his words, and every single homosexual counterargument falls flat when held up to the scrutiny of the linguistic and historical evidence. As the “gay”-friendly GLBTQ Online Encyclopedia specifies, “The bad news from the Christian Bible is that it condemns same-sex desire and same-sex acts without qualification of age, gender, role, status, consent, or membership in an ethnic community.”

    The Apostle Paul and Homosexuality — Answering Homosexual Objections (Part 1) by Jeff Allen
    http://barbwire.com/2014/05/22/unfinished-apostle-paul-homosexuality-answering-homosexual-objections/
  • 4 minutes ago
  • beccaj
    "1 Corinthians 6:9-10 The second Pauline text about homosexuality mentions only males. At 1 Cor. 6:9-10, Paul lists a heterogeneous group of sinners whom he bars from the kingdom of God. The sexual offenders consist of fornicators, adulterers, and two kinds of men: malakoi and arsenokoitai--the ...more
    "1 Corinthians 6:9-10

    The second Pauline text about homosexuality mentions only males. At 1 Cor. 6:9-10, Paul lists a heterogeneous group of sinners whom he bars from the kingdom of God. The sexual offenders consist of fornicators, adulterers, and two kinds of men: malakoi and arsenokoitai--the nouns are plural and masculine...

    Paul's malakoi, we can say with certainty, are males--boys, youths, or adults--who have consented, either for money or for pleasure, for some perceived advantage or as an act of affectionate generosity, to be penetrated by men.

    Arsenokoitai are..."men who lie with males," and the Vulgate's masculorum concubitores (where masculorum is an objective genitive), renders the Greek exactly to mean "men who lie with males," "men who sleep with males," "men who have sex with males."

    The dependence of Paul's arsenokoitai on the Levitical arsenos koitיn demonstrates unequivocally its source and confirms his intended meaning. The word was almost certainly coined by Greek-speaking Jews. Understood in the context of what we know about role playing in most ancient same-sex relationships, malakoi are the receptive parties and arsenokoitai the inserters in male-male anal intercourse." glbtq.com
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  • BornAgainChristian1
    Mainline Protestant 7 - Actually there is no LAW that can RESTRICT religion. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, ...more
    Mainline Protestant 7 - Actually there is no LAW that can RESTRICT religion.


    The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.


    Do you even comprehend the meaning of "impeding the free exercise of religion,"?


    im·pede
    im'ped/
    verb
    gerund or present participle: impeding

    delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder
  • 4 minutes ago
  • Mainline Protestant 7
    The PCUSA is not alone in the world or North America. The Church of Scotland, mother church for Presbyterian churches, with 1.2 million members and 2.2 million Scots who claim allegiance to the body, voted in 2011 to ordain openly gay ministers in relationships. The Presbyterian Church in Canada, 125,000 members, has several presbyteries that voted for a measure to ordain gay pastors including the Calgary-Macleod and East Toronto presbyteries.
  • 4 minutes ago
  • beccaj
    "Romans 1:26-27 Writing in 58 C. E. to the Christians in Rome, Paul broadened the prohibitions of the Hebrew Bible to include same-sex acts of women. "For this cause [their unbelief], God gave them [the Gentiles] up to dishonorable passions: for not only did the women exchange natural intercourse ...more
    "Romans 1:26-27

    Writing in 58 C. E. to the Christians in Rome, Paul broadened the prohibitions of the Hebrew Bible to include same-sex acts of women. "For this cause [their unbelief], God gave them [the Gentiles] up to dishonorable passions: for not only did the women exchange natural intercourse for that which is against nature (para phusin), and likewise males, forsaking natural intercourse with women burned with lust for one another: males with males working shame, and receiving the punishment in themselves that their error deserved.

    That Paul meant to condemn female homosexuality along with male is confirmed by the first Latin commentator, a still unidentified author writing about 370 and known as Ambrosiater or Pseudo-Ambrose: "What Paul says explicitly about men, namely that males burn with desire for each other, makes clear the sin of the women. Woman pursues woman with filthy desire and lusts to use her in ways other than nature has commanded." glbtq.com
  • 4 minutes ago
  • beccaj
    22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. Leviticus 18— 13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them... 23 And you shall not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, and therefore I abhor them. Leviticus 20
  • 5 minutes ago
  • BornAgainChristian1
    Mainline Protestant 7 - Actually there is no LAW that can RESTRICT religion. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, ...more
    Mainline Protestant 7 - Actually there is no LAW that can RESTRICT religion.


    The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.


    Do you even comprehend the meaning of "impeding the free exercise of religion,"?


    im·pede
    im'ped/
    verb
    gerund or present participle: impeding

    delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder
  • 5 minutes ago
  • MMArockstar
    InformingChristians - What's really comical and obvious, is how America no longer takes you right wingers interpretation of the bible seriously and that is the REAL reason why you folks are all frothing at the mouth and the advancement and growth in support for our gay community, proves just that.
  • 5 minutes ago
  • MotherMary
    Tim Cook reminds me of John Sculley who nearly destroyed Apple. While Steve Jobs spent his time developing exciting new products, Tim Cook spends his time riding in "gay pride" parades and writing op eds. He is coasting on the genius of Steve Jobs and the products he developed. Sodomy is a poor substitute for talent, hard work, and creativity.
  • 6 minutes ago
  • BornAgainChristian1
    DaleRlchner - Wow Dale those lies just roll off your evil sodomite tongue like water with little thought and foolish gossip. Why do you sodomites translate biblical truth as hate?
  • 6 minutes ago
  • Mainline Protestant 7
    Albert Wright - Well good for you! Many people however have bullied young men and women for 'looking' gay whether they were or were not. Many people have even been beaten up and these are documented cases. That means some people perceive people to be 'gay' based on looks. So, it should be protected just like race which is also based on 'looks'. (oh and the HRC had many founders. You may want to stop being misleading).
  • 7 minutes ago
  • Mainline Protestant 7
    BornAgainChristian1 - You are incorrect. 'Sodomy', as a definition, means oral or anal sex. Heterosexuals and homosexuals alike have and do engage in those activities. So, are you going to be consistent and ban 'sodomite' marriages between heterosexuals who like oral or anal sex?
  • 8 minutes ago
  • Mainline Protestant 7
    Albert Wright - have you ever looked at a person and thought they might be gay? If you did, you were recognizing, cognitively, that some people's sexual orientation can be perceived (whether correctly or incorrectly). Many people face discrimination for just 'looking' gay just like people who 'look' Black.
  • 9 minutes ago
  • Mainline Protestant 7
    The PCUSA is not alone in North America or the world! The Church of Scotland, with 1.2 million members and 2.2 million Scots who claim allegiance to the body, voted to ordain gay pastors in 2011. The Presbyterian Church in Canada, with 125,000 members, had two presbyteries, Calgary-Macleod and East Toronto, in 2014 vote to ordain gay pastors.
  • 11 minutes ago