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NY Legislature legalizes gay marriage
AP ^ | June 24, 2011 | MICHAEL GORMLEY

Posted on 06/24/2011 8:06:12 PM PDT by PROCON

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gay marriage will become legal in New York state after the Republican-led state Senate voted to approve it. Advocates are calling it a historic step as New York stands to become the sixth but by far the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo lobbied hard for the bill and has promised to sign it.

The Senate vote is viewed as a major gain in an effort to allow gay marriage nationally.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; marriage; newyork; obama2012; rainbows; rinos; samesexmarriage
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To: rsquare

Actually, homosexuality and child sexual abuse are rampant among those who follow Mohammed.

But why would one expect you to know such things. Liberals are always ignorant.


101 posted on 06/24/2011 9:06:47 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Hey Republicans, get back to me if you ever decide to become republicans.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Good discussion in the comments after the article. The author doesn’t back down either.


102 posted on 06/24/2011 9:06:52 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: PROCON

Concrete, filth, crime and now this. More than enough reason to never again visit the Empire state.


103 posted on 06/24/2011 9:08:37 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: PROCON; rockabyebaby; fabian; abigail2; DivineMomentsOfTruth; beaversmom; dynachrome; Jim 0216
When will New Yorkers learn they can't keep mocking God


105 posted on 06/24/2011 9:08:52 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: headstamp 2

I am having a “discussion” with some homosexuals on Facebook. They are too happy. I posted a study about homosexuality and depression/suicide. That seemed to upset them. I no longer care if I am called names. I will not bow down to this PC crap. Homosexuality is morally and spiritually wrong and trying to teach children it is normal is child abuse!


106 posted on 06/24/2011 9:09:33 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: PROCON
So the new Weimar Republic on the Hudson has something to celebrate.

It won't last long though, the coming backlash against the perverted marxist degenerate scum democrat party and their supporters in the populace and the press isn't going to be pretty.

The nation cannot endure half evil marxist and half good capitalist.

Somehow I don't see these homosexuals, communists and welfare cases taking up arms to prevent the free states from leaving.

107 posted on 06/24/2011 9:09:42 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: reflecting
We are sent into the world to be a light.

Not according to one of the Senators speaking in their Senate tonight, who said as he voted for this passage... "Light has come into this chamber tonight".

I think there's several scriptures which speaks about 'depraved men' calling darkness light as this senator did. He would do well to read it....the end result for doing so is not pretty.

108 posted on 06/24/2011 9:11:48 PM PDT by caww
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To: RecoveringPaulisto
I pray that you're right. Darkest just before the dawn, right?

But I seriously see this as a prophetic plunge into indescribably depravity. We are done with any innocence we once possessed. It has to come, but the trip through the fire will be excruciating.

109 posted on 06/24/2011 9:14:34 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: rsquare
I bet Jesus’ tolerance would would be strained to the max dealing with you

What in the WORLD are you smoking tonight?

Jesus and his apostles call for purity in sexual relationship.

Since you don't read the Bible, I'll remind you of the time Jesus said "And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."

MALE AND FEMALE. You have no right to preach until you GET YOUR STUFF RIGHT.

110 posted on 06/24/2011 9:14:37 PM PDT by what's up
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To: caww

Isaiah 5

20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe to men mighty at drinking wine,
Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink,
23 Who justify the wicked for a bribe,
And take away justice from the righteous man!
24 Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble,
And the flame consumes the chaff,
So their root will be as rottenness,
And their blossom will ascend like dust;
Because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts,
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore the anger of the LORD is aroused against His people;
He has stretched out His hand against them
And stricken them,
And the hills trembled.
Their carcasses were as refuse in the midst of the streets.


111 posted on 06/24/2011 9:15:56 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Hey Republicans, get back to me if you ever decide to become republicans.)
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To: PROCON
Don't look back New York.


112 posted on 06/24/2011 9:16:12 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: PROCON

GOP Senator Stephen Saland of Poughkeepsie:
“While I understand that my vote will disappoint many, I also know my vote is a vote of conscience,” Saland said in a statement to The Associated Press before the vote. “I am doing the right thing in voting to support marriage equality.”
Gay couples in gallery wept during Saland’s speech.
GOP Senator Mark Grisanti, a GOP freshman from Buffalo, also said he would vote for the bill.


113 posted on 06/24/2011 9:16:24 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: whatisthetruth
That’s a pretty detestable assumption to make.

So you are saying the New Yorkers who died on 911, died because other New Yorkers support gay marriage?

That's Fred Phelps logic.

114 posted on 06/24/2011 9:17:05 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: P-Marlowe; rsquare

Only a statist scumbag would equate depraved criminal behavior to resisting forced acceptance of homosexual behavior.

This “law” has nothing to do with “legalizing” homosexual marriage. It’s about forcing State residents and those doing business in NY to fully support homosexual behavior.


115 posted on 06/24/2011 9:18:35 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: caww

Right before our eyes our nations crumbles. It is heart breaking.


116 posted on 06/24/2011 9:19:22 PM PDT by reflecting
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To: caww

Well, frankly, I hope every Senator who voted for this depravity goes home, eats a good meal, gets a good night’s sleep, and then wakes up with a debilitating stroke that makes the rest of their lives a long, miserable, unending hell. That’s exactly what these pieces of human garbage deserve.


117 posted on 06/24/2011 9:20:29 PM PDT by greene66
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To: PROCON

R.I.P. GOP

It’s obvious the Repukes only care about power and the status quo, the party is officially dead to me.

I would urge all NY freepers and any other patriotic, God-fearing conservatives stuck in NY to leave the dump asap.


118 posted on 06/24/2011 9:20:31 PM PDT by madmaximus (Liberaltarians=junkies,perverts,anti-semites,anti-military,cultural marxists without all the taxes)
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To: PROCON
"But we don't have a Ronald Reagan.." We do have the next best thing thouhh......and I believe the Gipper himself would approve if he were here today....... Sarah Palin Pictures, Images and Photos
119 posted on 06/24/2011 9:21:25 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: fwdude

Like I said, I don’t want to make this a religious debate. However, I’d encourage everyone to look into postmillenialism (the Evangelical variety, not the bogus liberal variety). There are many different proposed interpretations of Bible prophecy, and I have found preterist postmillenialism to be the most consistent.


120 posted on 06/24/2011 9:23:01 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: Admin Moderator; rsquare; Jim Robinson; xzins; wagglebee; little jeremiah; trisham

The deletion of rsquare’s comments and the comments of those who responded to them is un-called for. We need to know that these trolls are here infecting this forum.

I have never read a more disgusting post in favor of homosexual marriage and in opposition to traditional christianity than post number 77.

That post needs to be restored and the comments directed to it need to be restored and rsquare needs to be sent back to DU where his philosophy will be appreciated.


121 posted on 06/24/2011 9:23:49 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Gene Eric
You're correct.

Many people don't realize how late the time is.

Maranatha!

122 posted on 06/24/2011 9:26:24 PM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: Our man in washington
So let’s say some gay guy gets married and later wants to divorce and cites the infidelity of his partner. The cheating partner hires some hotshot gay attorney to say that promiscuity in gay marriage is “cultural.” Some radical judge agrees. Soon, straights demand the same “rights” as gays to cheat on their partner.

Sorry to say, you are living in the past (I wish we all still were, if even only a few hours in the past!) All 50 states and DC now have no-fault divorce laws, which means you don't have to cite any wrongdoing by the other spouse to get a divorce. You just say, "the marriage is irretrievably broken," and you're entitled to a divorce.
123 posted on 06/24/2011 9:26:33 PM PDT by LonelyCon
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To: P-Marlowe

That’s odd. Usually trolls like that just get banned, not have all kinds of comments and replies deleted.


124 posted on 06/24/2011 9:28:31 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: PROCON

“Advocates are calling it a historic step “

Pelosi called Obamacare historic, but there’s good history and bad history, and we know the difference.


125 posted on 06/24/2011 9:29:08 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: LonelyCon

Plural marriages will be next.


126 posted on 06/24/2011 9:29:23 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Bosco; xzins

I have this terrible feeling that when the rapture actually occurs, nobody is going to notice.


127 posted on 06/24/2011 9:29:37 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: little jeremiah

Not even Caligula himself enacted this kind of disgusting crap.


128 posted on 06/24/2011 9:30:00 PM PDT by madmaximus (Liberaltarians=junkies,perverts,anti-semites,anti-military,cultural marxists without all the taxes)
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To: RecoveringPaulisto; PROCON; fwdude

Oh, I am not giving up hope at all. In fact news events like happened tonight strengthen my hope because it validates the prophecy of the Bible.

Furthermore, I know that things will get better. Victoriously better. It is just that it will get a hell of a lot worse before it gets better.

I can understand your desire in not starting a religious debate. And I am not trying to debate with you. It is just that this issue is not anti-American or anti-Western civilization. It is not about politics. It goes much further. It goes even before the creation of Israel. That is how important it is to God; it also has adverse effects to the stability of societies and civilizations. Again, these vermin scum in NY and elsewhere have no idea who they are attacking and what the terrifying consequences it will bring.


129 posted on 06/24/2011 9:32:41 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: little jeremiah; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson; rsquare; xzins; wagglebee
That’s odd. Usually trolls like that just get banned, not have all kinds of comments and replies deleted.

That post was 10 times worse than almost any troll's post I have read on this forum. I have never read a more pro-homosexual agenda and anti-Christian rant on Free Republic and the post just disappears, all the comments directed to it just disappeared and the poster still has posting rights.

I'd like an explanation. Someone is protecting rsquare. Why?

130 posted on 06/24/2011 9:33:07 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: rsquare
Is your name Muhammed M. Muhammed?

You exposed yourself leftist. You and that which you promote are my enemies. Anything you may post from here further is irrelevant.

131 posted on 06/24/2011 9:33:08 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I am saying God will not protect those who live in sin, PERIOD. MORE TO COME.


132 posted on 06/24/2011 9:33:42 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: sageb1

Sayward sent me an email that she voted for the same-sex bill because “separation of church and state” is in the Constitution.

But it’s NO WHERE in the Constitution. These are our “leaders”?????


133 posted on 06/24/2011 9:33:55 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: TMA62; RecoveringPaulisto; PROCON

I’m just waiting for the moon to change to the color of blood.


134 posted on 06/24/2011 9:35:35 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: PROCON

As I was pondering the fact that this happened in a Republican controlled body, with the votes of Republicans, I remember that the Grand Old Party was founded for the purpose of combating what they called the “twin relics of barbarism,” polygamy and slavery.

One man, one woman marriage and the protection of life and liberty.

I’m thinking that there seems to be very, very few Republican “leaders” now who have any knowledge of history. Much less moral history. Even the history of their own party.


135 posted on 06/24/2011 9:36:57 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Hey Republicans, get back to me if you ever decide to become republicans.)
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To: ArchAngel1983
"I guess if you are a Republican in Illinois then you do have considerable backbone. BTW who is he/she? . . . really. . not kidding!"

-----

Well theres this guy

Congressman Walsh Signs Pledge to Cut, Cap and Balance the Budget

Congressman Walsh statement on support of massive cuts in Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Congressman Walsh reacts to RSC letter urging leadership to passBalanced Budget Amendment, part of debt ceiling strategy

Rep. Walsh releases statement why he did not attend President Obama's debt ceiling meeting at the White House yesterday

Here's a quote from that last one:

"The entire meeting yesterday was a political exercise with the goal of showing the media and the country that his President is doing something. I had no interest in being part of such a stunt. I'd rather actually do something."

SO...all things considered, I think he qualifies.

Hank

136 posted on 06/24/2011 9:36:57 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Ping me to join my anti-Christadelphian list - The best arcane religious doctrinal squabbling on FR!)
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To: whatisthetruth

“I am saying God will not protect those who live in sin, PERIOD. MORE TO COME.”

He never has.

I think you really need to think about what you posted. And also think about what Phelps is doing. I don’t see much difference to be honest with you.


137 posted on 06/24/2011 9:38:43 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: little jeremiah; xzins; wagglebee
That’s odd. Usually trolls like that just get banned, not have all kinds of comments and replies deleted.

It appears that the poster has now been deleted.

Good riddance.

I just wish the posts would be restored so people can know why he was zotted.

138 posted on 06/24/2011 9:41:22 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: All

A good question in the video below, when a man asks:

“What do you think about teaching this in the schools?”

Later a good point in the video which stated:

“Marriage is an institution which predates the State, and the State has no right to change it.

Also, a lighter moment, but yet profound at the same time, when one of the voluminous drivers who honked their horns to support TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE, parked his car to look at the sign that said to Honk if you support traditional marriage, because he said he was confused, as he could not believe so many drivers were honking for traditional marriage, as he thought the Bronx was liberal.

Constant honking of horns in Long Island, and Manhattan, too, as you can see, and hear, in the video.

VIDEO:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/blog/video-some-unbelievable-support-and-some-violent-opposition-to-protecting-t

Listen to the people honking their horns in the background to support TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

Note the Black people in the Video supporting TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE, which will surely weaken the talking point which compares interrational marriage with same-sex “marriage.”


139 posted on 06/24/2011 9:41:41 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Why should FR allow anti-Christian remarks? It is blasphemy, and blashemy should be deleted.


140 posted on 06/24/2011 9:44:47 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I always wonder where it will end.

It will end in the persecution of the church.

141 posted on 06/24/2011 9:45:36 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: apocalypto

There’s no legal argument against it at this point.

What a farce of a society we’ve become.

I’m finished with political affiliations. I’m finished with popular culture. I’m finished with the idea that this country stands for anything anymore. The ideals represented on Mt. Rushmore are dead and buried. We are a sick, decrepit, dwindling nation of perverts, crowd-followers, egotists, opportunists, economic thieves, and cowards.

We can’t even say the name “God” in a public Pledge of Allegiance.

We are distorted like a cracked mirror. We are the serpent in the garden, plucking up children, destroying the unwanted and weak, worshiping our idols, waiting for handouts. We are lazy, uneducated, ignorant of history, dazzled by shiny objects, atheistic, amoral, relativist trash.

God will punish us by simply allowing the rotten fruit of our heinous, power-drunk civic leaders, celebrities, media, and Christian-hating corporations destroy us from within.

And in the end, when each one of us is called before God to account for our actions, may we all be able to say we fought the good fight and were never ashamed to proclaim that Christ is Lord.


142 posted on 06/24/2011 9:48:01 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: Sun
Why should FR allow anti-Christian remarks? It is blasphemy, and blashemy should be deleted.

When the poster is deleted, the remarks should remain as a warning to others about what will not be tolerated.

The poster has been deleted. I think the comments that led to him being booted from Free Republic should stand.

143 posted on 06/24/2011 9:48:28 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: PROCON
Egads, even the Empire State Building is celebrating evil with rainbow lights tonight.


144 posted on 06/24/2011 9:49:45 PM PDT by LonelyCon
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To: PROCON

Congratulations to all you divorce lawyers out there in New York.. Nice way of winning another boom (after cashing in on 9/11). And all you gays..Now you will know what its like to be a straight going through a divorce. You’d have been better off with Civil Unions. Be careful what you wish.for...


145 posted on 06/24/2011 9:52:18 PM PDT by merryberry (In dog beers, I had one)
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To: LonelyCon
Egads, even the Empire State Building is celebrating evil with rainbow lights tonight.

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20

146 posted on 06/24/2011 9:53:02 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

“I think the comments that led to him being booted from Free Republic should stand.”

I wouldn’t mind that EXCEPT for Christian BLASPEMY.

Christian BLASPEMY should NEVER, EVER remain!


147 posted on 06/24/2011 9:53:05 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Maybe there should be a section called, “The Sewer”, where such posts can be viewed. Maybe not all of them, but perhaps a “Hall of Shame”.


148 posted on 06/24/2011 9:53:36 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: P-Marlowe

Please excuse the typos, but I’m tired and upset.


149 posted on 06/24/2011 9:54:03 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun; P-Marlowe

Rsquare said we should all read the Koran, we were non-different from the Taliban, that we are all closeted fags chasing little boys, and more!

Plus comments to him were deleted.

This is unusual.


150 posted on 06/24/2011 9:55:09 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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