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Gay Activists Bully Tebow, Christian University
Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 03/08/2013 5:57:59 AM PST by Kaslin

Gay rights activists are demanding Tim Tebow back out of a speaking engagement at Liberty University just two weeks after pressuring the New York Jets quarterback to cancel a speaking engagement at the First Baptist Church of Dallas.

Tebow is expected to speak this weekend at Wildfire – a men’s conference hosted by the conservative Christian university. His remarks will be closed to the general public.

The professional football player is well-known for sharing his faith in Christ – but in recent weeks he’s come under fire from the national media and gay rights activists for speaking in churches that follow biblical teaching.

Huffington Post called Liberty a “notoriously conservative private college with an anti-gay reputation.” And more than 10,000 people have signed a petition launched by Faithful America calling on the quarterback to cancel his speech.

“Liberty University isn’t just another conservative Christian college,” the group stated. “its ground-zero for a global assault on the legal rights of gays and lesbians – and a symbol of everything that’s wrong with the religious right.

A Liberty University spokesman refused to comment.

Faithful America said Tebow would give his “Christian faith a bad name” by speaking at the university founded by the late Jerry Falwell.

Several weeks ago Tebow canceled a speaking engagement at the First Baptist Church of Dallas – citing “new information” he had received.

He never elaborated on his comment – but sources close to the church told Fox News he backed out in part over the uproar surrounding the church’s position on traditional marriage – and salvation.

Pastor Robert Jeffress has been an outspoken leader in the nation’s culture wars – affirming from the pulpit traditional marriage and salvation through Jesus Christ.

The national media labeled the pastor as anti-gay and anti-Semitic – charges that were vehemently denied by the church and the many national religious leaders.

“To me, the real issue here is the controversy this has generated,” Jeffress said at the time. “It’s amazing that a church that believes faith alone in Christ is what saves a person and that sex should be between a man and a woman in a marriage relationship – that somehow those beliefs are considered hate speech? That is historic Christian doctrine for the past 2,000 years.”

Right Wing Watch suggested Liberty University was actually more extreme than FBC Dallas and listed a litany of alleged offenses.

They claimed Liberty University bans gay students and shut down its College Democrats chapter over the party’s views on gay rights. They also alleged the university hosted anti-gay conferences and that professors have made anti-gay comments.

Again, the university declined to address the controversy.

“If Jeffress’ anti-gay remarks were too extreme for Tebow, they pale in comparison to the things regularly said by representatives of Liberty University,” Right Wing Watch stated. “Perhaps it is time for Tebow to take another look at some of this ‘new information’ about Liberty.”

Huffington Post wondered if Tebow was giving hints about his position on homosexuality by making an appearance at Liberty.

“Due to Liberty University's reputation for intolerance toward the LGBT community, some might interpret the athlete's appearance as a tacit acknowledgement of similar values,” they opined. Peter LaBarbera, of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, is urging Liberty University and Tebow to stand firm – and warned that homosexual activists cannot be appeased.

“Their goal is to marginalize and to discredit Christians,” he told American Family News. “If he cancels this appearance at Liberty University under pressure from the gay lobby, I think his credibility is going to suffer a ton.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: christianity; christianschools; faithandfamily; gayrights; homosexualagenda; libertyu; timtebow; university

1 posted on 03/08/2013 5:57:59 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
The gays are apparently emboldened by Tebow's backing out of the First Baptist gig and will now follow him around, "demanding' he back out of everything else.

He's too nice a guy to tell these nazis where they ought to go.

2 posted on 03/08/2013 6:05:53 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Kaslin

Ah, the Gaystapo strikes again.


3 posted on 03/08/2013 6:08:35 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kaslin

God may very well be testing Tebow here - is he more concerned with his (hard earned and, so far, faithful) worldly success or his Christian witness. One is often called upon to choose between the two.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 6:11:07 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Kaslin

They’re going to picket him no mater where he speaks, so unless Tebow takes a stand now then he might as well get out of the speaker business.


5 posted on 03/08/2013 6:15:12 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Army Air Corps

The militant march to mainstream faggottry continues.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 6:16:35 AM PST by Autonomous User (The Obama Doctrine: Blame America First.)
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To: Kaslin

“a global assault on the legal rights of gays and lesbians”

Methinks the homosexual community ought to worry more about “the laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”...


7 posted on 03/08/2013 6:18:04 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Kaslin

“If he cancels this appearance at Liberty University under pressure from the gay lobby, I think his credibility is going to suffer a ton.”

This is fact. With the “true” (genuine) Christian community that believes historical Christianity, Tebow will lose ALL credibility as a devout Christian IF he bows to homosexual activists. God Bles him, but he must not waffle. If the Bible is true, then stand with it. If he thinks not, then stop claiming to be a Christian.


8 posted on 03/08/2013 6:19:38 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Kaslin

> Due to Liberty University’s reputation for intolerance toward the LGBT community,

Who are the intolerant ones?
If people want to practice gay sex or pretend to be a gender they were not born as, go for it.

But that isn’t enough for them.

No, they want to compel me by threat of governmental force to voice approval of their behavior, or at least to silence my disapproval of it.

Lord God, please hear our plea that we may be allowed to freely preach your gospel of grace and your standards of conduct, and please silence these meddling busybody sodomites and their enablers.


9 posted on 03/08/2013 6:23:04 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: jagusafr

It’s actually those who oppose homosexual behavior who are the friends of men who have sex with men and women who have sex with women.

Both of those groups are beset with a variety of either biological or psychological problems that significantly shorten their lives.

Those telling them to continue that behavior must hate them.

It is those telling them to stop who have their best interests at heart.


10 posted on 03/08/2013 6:24:25 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Kaslin

Sodomites haven’t changed since Abraham’s time, if you recall the fracas at Lot’s home before the Lord destroyed Sodom with fire and brimstone. Satan has corrupted their mind, body and soul.


11 posted on 03/08/2013 6:29:38 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Sola Veritas

yep, if tebow doesnt make a stand for Christ and the Gospel, hes going to lose every time he speaks...or tries to speak...


12 posted on 03/08/2013 6:32:53 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Sola Veritas
He already threw his credibility away a few weeks ago:

Several weeks ago Tebow canceled a speaking engagement at the First Baptist Church of Dallas – citing “new information” he had received.

13 posted on 03/08/2013 6:40:40 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Kaslin

Huffington Post called Liberty a “notoriously conservative private college with an anti-gay reputation.”

Actually they are agsinst the sin of homosexual as gay is a made up term to make the perversion more acceptable.


14 posted on 03/08/2013 6:42:57 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Kaslin

> “notoriously conservative private college with an anti-gay reputation.”

Liberty should put that in their brochures.


15 posted on 03/08/2013 6:48:16 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery)
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To: Kaslin

We go to Liberty for indoor track meets. I have yet to see anything anti-gay there. They do have a dress code for students though.
Despite the heavy-handed religious facade, the focus at Liberty seems to be having fun. There’s a heavy focus on athletics and concerts.


16 posted on 03/08/2013 6:49:48 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Kaslin
Tebow stumbled.......and the gay camels got their nose under the tent....

Tebow needs prayer.....he has done a mighty work for the Lord....but he's human, and many Biblical heroes stumbled, but they redeemed themselves.

Tebow can too!......He needs prayer.

17 posted on 03/08/2013 6:52:01 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: Kaslin

Buck up, Tebow. It’s time to finish the race set before you. Witnesses are cheering you on. Stand for your faith.


18 posted on 03/08/2013 6:56:06 AM PST by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: Kaslin

Gaystapo Hate Crimes.


19 posted on 03/08/2013 7:01:38 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Kaslin

Liberty University is ten minutes from me. I hope and pray they will never cave on sodomite issues. I admit I was not happy when they had Romney to speak at commencement two days after he said homos should be able to adopt children.

The area where I do most of my shopping is at the base of Liberty Mountain, and when school is in, there are always lots of students about. They are some of the nicest kids you’d want to meet. I remember the time I was in Walmart, and I saw a Liberty student leave her place in line to run and carry a wheelchair-bound woman’s groceries out to the lady’s car.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 7:07:29 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Guenevere
My guess is that the Dallas issue was based on a business decision made by Jimmy Sexton, Tebow’s agent. Jimmy is also a committed Christian, maybe he's the one being tested.......
21 posted on 03/08/2013 7:16:40 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: skeeter

I’m not sure Tebow threw away all his credibility - but if he does not act decisively now he certainly will have. Here’s what I think he should say…

“Thank you very much for having me! It is a real honor to be able to speak at a school that is on the cutting edge of proclaiming the King of kings and Lord of lords. His Word is eternal, true and gives light to the path of those that would walk in it. To my critics, and all that would oppose the message of the Gospel of Peace, please know this - The KIng… the Real King, is coming back… and soon! I and countless others are looking forward to that Day! There is nothing you or anyone else can do to stop or prevent it! Bring your worst if you will and try your best - give it your all. Nothing, nothing, nothing will prevent it. The wise will get their life in order and the foolish will be damned. So be it. The choice is entirely yours for the making. And now to quote another famous king, please hear the following...

“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,
Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”


22 posted on 03/08/2013 7:17:20 AM PST by Lake Living
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To: Kaslin; stylecouncilor; windcliff

Tebow caved regarding Dallas giving empty rhetoric as an “explanation”.

We may be about to see what this “icon” is really made of.


23 posted on 03/08/2013 7:27:47 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Kaslin

Tebow made a big mistake in responding to their demands that he shun the church. Now they think they own his butt. The homo sports media is having a field day in playing sack the Christian guy.

What a creepy, aggressive mob, queers are. It’s the femenazis by another name. And parents have sat by like zombies while these insane fanatics have been turned loose on public school children.


24 posted on 03/08/2013 7:32:00 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: onedoug

One reason Tebow didn’t attend that church was their anti-Jew statements.


25 posted on 03/08/2013 7:41:24 AM PST by windcliff
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To: windcliff

Tim Tebow may have also backed out on FBC Dallas because of Pastor Jeffress’ statements about Catholics.


26 posted on 03/08/2013 7:46:25 AM PST by writmeister
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To: windcliff
First Baptist Dallas is not antisemitic. Born again Christians love Jews, but the Bible says that there is only one way to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, and that is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We also believe that the Jews are God's chosen people and, are their greatest supporters. THAT IS NOT HATE. Tebow holds those same belief's.
27 posted on 03/08/2013 7:50:55 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the MosHt High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: writmeister
Teabow and Pastor Jeffress hold EXACTLY the same views about Jews, Mormons, Catholics, and it is NOT hate. We just have different theological views.
28 posted on 03/08/2013 7:55:25 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the MosHt High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Kaslin

The Sodomites recognize that no Christian, a product of Western Civilization, can withstand any Sodomite demand.


29 posted on 03/08/2013 8:00:24 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Kaslin

I wish people would stop incorrectly using the word “gay” to describe homosexuals and the sexually obsessed. Gay already has meaning and is a part of America’s history in thousands of songs, poems, books, movies, plays, and all other manner of culture. Gay=happy.


30 posted on 03/08/2013 8:25:09 AM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Westbrook

Lord God, please hear our plea that we may be allowed to freely preach your gospel of grace and your standards of conduct, and please silence these meddling busybody sodomites and their enablers.


Amen to your prayer!


31 posted on 03/08/2013 9:12:41 AM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: windcliff

Tebow might have gone a long way at First Baptist in making his address all-inclusive within the context of God, Man, the Jews and the Church.

But he won’t now.


32 posted on 03/08/2013 9:19:20 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Kaslin

The gays cannot stomach Christianity. Look how they pile on Sarah Palin.


33 posted on 03/08/2013 9:28:54 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Kaslin
Gay Activists Bully Tebow, Christian University



Genesis 13:13
Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.

Genesis 18:20-21
20. Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and
their sin so grievous
21. that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."

Genesis 19:4-7
4. Before they had gone to bed, all the men
from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house.
5. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them
."
6. Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
7. and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.

Psalms 12:8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.

Doonesbury Cartoon for Feb/08/2013

Isaiah 3:9 The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.

2 Peter 2:13b Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.


Ezekiel 16:49-50
49. "`Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
50. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.



2 Peter 2

1. But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
2. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
3. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
4. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment;
5. if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;
6. if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
7. and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men
8. (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)--
9. if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.
10. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;
11. yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord.
12. But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
13. They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done.
Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.



But there IS hope!!!

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9. Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:
Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
10. nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.


If you could NOT change, you would be in most pitiful shape...
 

 
 
 
 

34 posted on 03/08/2013 10:12:58 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: skeeter
He's too nice a guy to tell these nazis where they ought to go.

Am I not nice for telling them where they WILL go; if they don't change their ways?

35 posted on 03/08/2013 10:14:01 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: SaraJohnson
Now they think they own his butt.

Now I am scarred for life!

36 posted on 03/08/2013 10:16:51 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: writmeister
Tim Tebow may have also backed out on FBC Dallas because of Pastor Jeffress’ statements about Catholics.

Which are what???

37 posted on 03/08/2013 10:17:25 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: xzins

We’re bound and determined to eradicate smoking because it leads to disease and premature death in many, yet we’re not supposed to say a thing about a lifestyle that is extraordarily bad for your health and supposedly leads to an average death (and often a miserable one) in ones fifties.......


38 posted on 03/08/2013 10:20:26 AM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: RingerSIX
Gay already has meaning and is a part of America’s history in thousands of songs, poems, books, movies, plays, and all other manner of culture.

Too late.

West Side Story has caved and changed the ryhyming 'gay' and 'day' to Bright and Night.

(Song: I Feel Pretty)


http://www.google.com/search?q=i+feel+pretty+lyrtic+change&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7ADRA_enUS475#hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&rlz=1I7ADRA_enUS475&q=i+feel+pretty+lyric+change&spell=1&sa=X&ei=ySs6UZ7VJ4jU9AT7pYCYCQ&ved=0CC8QvwUoAA&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43287494,d.eWU&fp=27529f8de62df232&biw=1366&bih=627

39 posted on 03/08/2013 10:21:26 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Lakeshark

Excepting the “God hates fags” folks and those similar to them, the homosexual’s best friend is a Christian telling him to choose life instead of death.


40 posted on 03/08/2013 10:55:45 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Lakeshark
... yet we’re not supposed to say a thing about a lifestyle that is extraordarily bad for your health and supposedly leads to an average death (and often a miserable one) in ones fifties....

Gay Bowel Syndrome

God is always forgiving. People are sometimes forgiving. Nature is NEVER forgiving. ... Anonymous

God did not create the rectum/anal canal to be a 'two-way street'. Those who foolishly do so will suffer severe physical consequences.

Hey ... do you think this might be Nanny Bloomie's next pet 'health' project?

41 posted on 03/08/2013 12:59:33 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Kaslin
Maybe Tebow backing out of speaking at the First Baptist Church had more to do with the pastor being a raving loon who said the Catholic Church was inspired by Satan than the fact that the pastor was also against homosexuality.
42 posted on 03/08/2013 1:01:50 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Elsie

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43 posted on 03/08/2013 3:30:30 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: RingerSIX

 



 
Eerily familiar...
 
 

Party ownership of the print media
made it easy to manipulate public opinion,
and the film and radio carried the process further.


 



16. Ministry Of Truth

.......

The Ministry of Truth, Winston's place of work, contained, it was said, three thousand rooms above ground level, and corresponding ramifications below.

The Ministry of Truth concerned itself with Lies. Party ownership of the print media made it easy to manipulate public opinion, and the film and radio carried the process further.

The primary job of the Ministry of Truth was to supply the citizens of Oceania with newspapers, films, textbooks, telescreen programmes, plays, novels - with every conceivable kind of information, instruction, or entertainment, from a statue to a slogan, from a lyric poem to a biological treatise, and from a child's spelling-book to a Newspeak dictionary.

Winston worked in the RECORDS DEPARTMENT (a single branch of the Ministry of Truth) editing and writing for The Times. He dictated into a machine called a speakwrite. Winston would receive articles or news-items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to alter, or, in Newspeak, rectify. If, for example, the Ministry of Plenty forecast a surplus, and in reality the result was grossly less, Winston's job was to change previous versions so the old version would agree with the new one. This process of continuous alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound-tracks, cartoons, photographs - to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance.

When his day's work started, Winston pulled the speakwrite towards him, blew the dust from its mouthpiece, and put on his spectacles. He dialed 'back numbers' on the telescreen and called for the appropriate issues of The Times, which slid out of the pneumatic tube after only a few minutes' delay. The messages he had received referred to articles or news-items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to rectify.

In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages; to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and on the side wall, within easy reach of Winston's arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating. This last was for the disposal of waste paper. Similar slits existed in thousands or tens of thousands throughout the building, not only in every room but at short intervals in every corridor. For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes. When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in, whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building.

As soon as Winston had dealt with each of the messages, he clipped his speakwritten corrections to the appropriate copy of The Times and pushed them into the pneumatic tube. Then, with a movement which was as nearly as possible unconscious, he crumpled up the original message and any notes that he himself had made, and dropped them into the memory hole to be devoured by the flames.

What happened in the unseen labyrinth to which the tubes led, he did not know in detail, but he did know in general terms. As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any particular number of The Times had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in its stead.

In the cubicle next to him the little woman with sandy hair toiled day in day out, simply at tracking down and deleting from the Press the names of people who had been vaporized and were therefore considered never to have existed. And this hall, with its fifty workers or thereabouts, was only one-sub-section, a single cell, as it were, in the huge complexity of the Records Department. Beyond, above, below, were other swarms of workers engaged in an unimaginable multitude of jobs.

There were huge printing-shops and their sub editors, their typography experts, and their elaborately equipped studios for the faking of photographs. There was the tele-programmes section with its engineers, its producers and its teams of actors specially chosen for their skill in imitating voices; clerks whose job was simply to draw up lists of books and periodicals which were due for recall; vast repositories where the corrected documents were stored; and the hidden furnaces where the original copies were destroyed.

And somewhere or other, quite anonymous, there were the directing brains who co-ordinated the whole effort and laid down the lines of policy which made it necessary that this fragment of the past should be preserved, that one falsified, and the other rubbed out of existence.

 
 


44 posted on 03/08/2013 5:38:51 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
Party ownership of the print media made it easy to manipulate public opinion,
and the film and radio carried the process further.

45 posted on 03/08/2013 5:40:12 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: DoodleDawg

There isn’t much difference between these nasty gay protesters and those “God hates fags” wackos.


46 posted on 03/08/2013 6:16:59 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

Yes; they both are in your face and obnoxious about their respective messages.


47 posted on 03/09/2013 4:18:50 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“God pardons. Man seldom pardons. Nature never pardons.”

Jerome Lejeune


48 posted on 03/09/2013 10:05:21 PM PST by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all anti-semites.)
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To: Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi
Thank you for that reference. I heard it from a priest and did not know who coined the phrase.

Wow. I am familiar with Dr. Jerome Lejeune, who discovered the extra chromosome on the 21st pair for Down's Syndrome children. He was an heroic champion for life and treating these beautiful souls. The rest of the medical world shunned him and used his discovery to abort rather than to nurture. I pray for his sainthood as a part of a healing for a friend of mine.

49 posted on 03/10/2013 5:56:21 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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