Skip to comments.Ryan is a good man, but does not redeem the abortionist/homosexualist statist Romney
Posted on 08/11/2012 4:42:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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You make it sound like something to celebrate when a freeper opuses out because they suddenly realize they’re not conservative.
And yes, you are sowing discord. A few years from now when you revisit this thread that might become obvious to you.
Save your mouth-foaming for people who are really against you. That's not me.
FYI: My first question about Mormonism on one of your sweet, happy threads, was met with an avalanche of name-calling and personal attacks. I didn't understand war had been declared. I came to know it and kicked back as hard as I got. Apparently, the ex-Mormons have been so damaged they flail at people just passing by.
“We will continue moderating FR that way we have been for all these years. Anyone who doesnt like it or doesnt trust us is free to post elsewhere. Thanks.”
Jim, I respectfully think you should reconsider what I think Kevmo is trying to say. Posters here on FR that agree with your stance on Romney, should not be subject to repeated calumnies like, “Your third party vote is a vote for Obama.” Or, you are an “OBOT” because you won’t vote for Romney. That is, you know, a lie. Generally, they wouldn’t say that to you directly...why should they get away with saying to other posters here on FR that mirror your stance exactly?
Once again, I respectfully submit that maybe certain actions, like those mentioned above, should get a poster a “time out” where they cannot post without going through a moderator? If they persist, then a zot might be called for, after your review. Conversely, maybe persons like myself, than won’t support Romney because of his past, should have limits put on us as to what is acceptable rhetoric. I have gone over the top at times...I shouldn’t be calling an ABO poster a “traitor” or “surrender monkey.” That should get me a time out. Do you see what I am advocating, is that on both sides (pro Romney and anti Romney) there needs to be certain things that are not allowed to be written here without reprimand.
Tempers are a bit out of control and need to be tempered a bit. To inclue my own.
At least consider posting some new guidelines on proper discourse. BTW - IF you don’t, I’m not going to leave in a huff. I doubt Kevmo will either.
No thanks. We’ll continue operating the forum as we always have.
You categorized me correctly as an ex-mormon, then proceeded to lay the “blame” for all of the perceived problems here at FR and in the election in general on ex-mormons.
Then say you weren’t casting stones at me? How does that work?
And no, I’m not “damaged”.
Right along the lines of my earlier proposal.
Nothing has changed about my principles, ethics, or my relationship with God but you sure couldnt tell it from the way Ive been treated here lately. Why?
***My guess is that JimRob doesnt want to open another heart-wrenching bugzapper thread. So he allows the RINO squishes to bash conservatives.
If it were me, Id post a boundary establishing thread that draws the line for both sides. If you have decided for yourself to vote for Romney, thats your own choice that we disagree with. If youve decided to write in a conservative, that is also your own choice. Each Freeper makes their choice and the choice is respected
But if you try to separate conservatives from their conservative beliefs on this conservative website to get them to vote for a librul like Romney, youre a librul and youve crossed the line. Similarly, if you call the Romney voters something like squishes or cowards or CINOs or libruls then you have also crossed the line. Anyone who crosses the line gets one warning, then a timeout.
Seems like a simple way to keep the peace during such a troublesome time that the choice is 2 babykilling libtards.
368 posted on 07/11/2012 8:30:11 AM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. Its A Socon Site.)
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If it were me, Id post a boundary establishing thread that draws the line for both sides. If you have decided for yourself to vote for Romney, thats your own choice that we disagree with. If youve decided to write in a conservative, that is also your own choice. Each Freeper makes their choice and the choice is respected.
I called directly to the top for this several months ago, as soon as it became clear that Romney was pulling away with the nomination.
I was told pointedly that there would be absolutely no room on FR for those who thought supporting the GOP nominee was best for America.
Then there was the so-called truce that was utterly ill-formed and incoherent and failed to address any of the real issues at hand.
Now here we are, doing what were doing.
Oh, well. At least were making the DUmmies, the commies, Team Obama, the rent-seekers, the moochers, and the jihadis happy.
403 posted on 07/11/2012 11:08:13 AM PDT by rogue yam
To: rogue yam; Jim Robinson
Well, this is interesting. Weve got a RINO squish agreeing with a hold-your-ground Conservative agreeing with eachother on how this situation should be handled on Free Republic.
540 posted on 07/11/2012 5:03:37 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. Its A Socon Site.)
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Save your breath, I'm going...
That's true and I don't plan to. I can live with JR's decisions, have to. It's his site. But I would hope that this serves as some kind of wake up call.
The mods do an outstanding job overall, given the situations and topics they moderate.
But in the back of one's mind...
You know my stance, Jim: it's your house, always and forever... and you're (rightly and unalterably) its sole arbiter and master.
Your Place; Your Rules. I'll abide, regardless of whatever you ultimately decide.
That being freely and happily conceded, however: what Kevmo and Sola are saying, directly above, is, I think, both perfectly consistent with FR principles AND rigorously fair.
Hope that didn't seem "out of turn"; slipping back into regular Snarky Observer Mode, now. ;)
There’s nothing to decide. I’m not making any changes.
So are you consistent here? Do you deem distinctions between...
...attacking Muslims or Islam? Since Muslims also "will take" it "personally, and should" did you favor protecting Islam on this site? (Why didn't we ever see anybody stick up for that, then, on various threads?)
...attacking homosexuals or the homosexual activist agenda? Since homosexuals also "will take" it "personally, and should" did you ever favor protecting homosexual activism on this site?
Do you likewise think that attacking the Democrats' agenda equates to your Democrat neighbors & relatives? Yes? No? Are you simply inconsistent on this?
There are other religions that have been called cults such as Christian Science, Jehovah's Witnesses,Worldwide Church of God,Unity School of Christianity or Scientology that do not have to take the constant assault you allow on MormonISM.
These other groups haven't had "regular" FR posters to engage with...to my knowledge...evidenced by the reality that we didn't have JW or Unity School of Christianity caucuses on this site. You know, that should be quite obvious to you...
Also, the Worldwide Church of God became one of the first cults to convert almost wholesale to orthodox Christianity...Why? Because Christians bothered to care about them and witness to them with the truth. I suppose you'd like to protect that same thing from happening to Mormons, eh?
Only people with a grudge would crusade like this.
There you are judging the inward motivations of complete strangers. How much do you have to "hate" someone to be "OK" with them heading to hell? Just because you don't seemingly take Biblical verses to heart -- like Jude 23: save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear... provides a reality-check on the urgency needed.
Mormons are generally peaceful and socially Conservative who don't deserve this abuse.
But apparently you're "OK" with Mormons tithing to label all Christian "professors" as "corrupt" -- all Christian creeds as an "abomination" ... and all Christians as "apostates."
Snapshot of Joseph Smiths Slanderous Invectives vs. Christian Sects
Mormon Source[Note: Most of these are Mormon scriptures'. In fact, First three rows below are Lds 'scripture' & therefore cannot be rug-swept any more than a Jew might try to take three commandments off of the very tablets of stone Moses brought down from the mountain]
|...which of all the sects was right must join NONE of them, for they were ALL WRONG those professors were ALL CORRUPT ||Joseph Smith History vv. 18-19. Lds "scripture" Pearl of Great Price|
|...which of all the sects was right ALL their CREEDS were an ABOMINATION in his sight they teach for doctrines the commandments of MEN ||Joseph Smith History vv. 18-19. Lds "scripture" Pearl of Great Price|
|Mormon church the only Christ-sanctioned church on earth: the foundation of this [Mormon] church the ONLY true and living church on the face of the whole earth [Obvious scorched earth implication: All other churches are false and dead]||Lds scripture Doctrines & Covenants 1:30|
|Direct question asked of Joseph Smith: 'Will everybody be damned, but Mormons?" Answer from Lds "prophet" Joseph Smith: 'Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent, and work righteousness."||Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 119 [Not scripture but still publicly spoken by the Mormon living prophet and published by a later Mormon living prophet, Joseph Fielding Smith via a publisher owned by the Mormon church Deseret News Press, 1938]|
|In 1952 the first official proselyting plan was sent to missionaries throughout the world It included seven missionary discussions that emphasized [four topics, one of them being] THE APOSTASY and Restoration [This makes it 60 years that Mormon church missionaries, now numbering 55,000, have formally emphasized in its training & door to door saturation a priority in bashing the worldwide Christian church as apostates (100% AWOL)]||Our Heritage: A Brief History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints p. 116, 1996|
“No thanks. Well continue operating the forum as we always have.”
Okie, Dokie....it never hurts to ask respectfully. And as I keep pointing out to folks here...”This is Jim’s house, I will behave in a manner he prescribes for his house, or I will leave.”
Maybe the rhetoric will die down with time. I’m tired of arguing in circles with die hard ABOs...so maybe it has already?
Maybe new rules should be posted
***So we’re in agreement, then? Just like when I agreed with the squish Rogue Yam.
Or have you all decided that the person who heaps the most scorn on Mormons is the most conservative?
***No freeping way. If Romney had an unmistakable pro-life record, Pro-family, Pro-Military, Pro-America, Pro-borders, etc. then there would be very few pouring scorn on him. Just a few of these ex-mormon types, and they would be welcome to their views. But that isn’t the case.
I know, but it’s Jim’s house, Jim’s rules. He obviously does an excellent job or we wouldn’t be here.
Provide a link with this post detailing "your first question", please. I'd love to see it.
Let’s not try to make this into something it’s not. The mod was simply asking me to make a change in policy. I made no such change. Guess he decided he couldn’t live with my decision not to change the policy so went elsewhere (so to speak). I’m not making any changes and the moderator did the right thing. If he couldn’t abide by my stated policies (for whatever reason), he stepped aside. I respect him for his choice. He did nothing wrong here and never has.
There are no new rules. Sheesh!!
went_right_through. Quantum humor? It sparked my own detector, though. I'm still laughing.
Well, I would answer that by pointing out 180 years of leaders and members claiming the religion was being "persecuted" and a desire to even the score.
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