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Posts by Mr Rogers

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  • Should Christians Vote for Hillary Clinton?

    04/16/2015 4:15:27 PM PDT · 27 of 34
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    I’d be content to ask, “Is Tony Campolo a Christian?”...

    Someone who works hard to align himself with anti-Christian people and supports grossly anti-Christian positions will have a tough time convincing me his “fruits” demonstrate a repentant heart.

  • Would You Let the I.R.S. Prepare Your Taxes?

    04/16/2015 7:53:33 AM PDT · 12 of 24
    Mr Rogers to Mr Rogers

    Sorry. Landscaping splits between adding to the cost of the property and deducting. I’m tired this morning.

  • Would You Let the I.R.S. Prepare Your Taxes?

    04/16/2015 7:51:41 AM PDT · 11 of 24
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    The IRS doesn’t have all the information required. For example, if you do landscaping on your rental property, whether you depreciate the cost or deduct depends on how close you planted the plants to the building. College credits can depend on if you bought the books from the University or Amazon. Who gets to claim a kid after the divorce depends on a variety of things, including how many nights the child spent with a given parent.

    Is it a hobby or a business? How much did you spend for stamps? Do you have a business plan?

    If tax laws only involved W2s, we could all file a 1040EZ in 5 minutes. But the laws are written to control every aspect of our lives, and that requires answering a lot of questions. As long as tax laws are used to reward some groups and punish others (single people and anyone who is successful), preparing taxes will be complex.

  • Why Marco Rubio Is Probably The GOP’s Best Hope

    04/15/2015 7:29:22 AM PDT · 69 of 90
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    “Sen. Mike Lee says Rubio “can bring grown men to tears with emotion.” This is something voters value.”

    Surely I’m not the only guy left in America who despises men who cry...unless, of course, their dog just died.

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/14/2015 7:21:28 PM PDT · 85 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Jacquerie

    I assume you mean by that the 17th Amendment caused the government to explode. It did not.

    You REALLY ought to examine the history of the growth of government and the centralization of power. The consolidation of power in DC did not start in 1913.

    Nor were the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution held in high regard or honored prior to 1913. You cannot learn from history if you do not know it.

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/14/2015 5:24:21 PM PDT · 83 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Jacquerie

    The why were the 9th and 10th added, and why has no one paid attention to them in many, many years?

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/14/2015 5:02:37 PM PDT · 81 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Jacquerie

    Really? The Federal Government has not drawn power to itself without regard for what is written in the Constitution?

    Odd. I see no signs anyone in the government has ever heard of the 9th and 10th Amendments...

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/13/2015 7:33:49 PM PDT · 77 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Doug Loss

    ” If you refuse to even attempt the methods written into the Constitution expressly for the purpose that is now being proposed, how can you claim to support the Constitution?”

    Sorry, but we’re past the point of no return. At best we can moderate big government by electing good people, but that is getting tougher as more and more people in America turn their backs on God and any concept of self-control.

    The Anti-Federalists were right: once the structure is created for power, power WILL flow to it. But letting the modern idiots amend the Constitution would only eliminate what mild and mostly toothless protections we now have.

    What we need in America is a RELIGIOUS revival. Only then can the power of the majority restrict the excess of the big government types.

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/13/2015 7:34:13 AM PDT · 74 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Doug Loss

    “YOu miss the point. THE PEOPLE don’t get a vote to ratify proposed amendments. The state legislatures do. It’s this kind of (intentional?) misunderstanding of the process that robs your complaints of any logical power. “

    You mean legislatures like Indiana, that just gave gays special protection in an act that was supposed to protect religious freedom? You mean the legislatures of NY & CA? You think the amended Constitution would have any more protection for religious freedom than the current one? Or the courts would pay any more attention to it?

    Suppose they passed and ratified an Amendment reading “We REALLY mean what was said in Amendments 9 and 10!” Do you think any court would give a rat’s rear end?

    Do you think the country is more or less supportive of states rights in 2015 than in 1783?

    Y’all are nuts! We’ll never get MORE protection than what is written in right now, nor will the courts give anything written and ratified more than lip service for a few years.

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/12/2015 5:08:53 PM PDT · 55 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Doug Loss

    “Those amendments will still need to be ratified by the legislatures in 3/4s of the states to become part of the Constitution. Do you really think the left could get over that hurdle?”

    Yes, I think the left could. I’ve met a LOT of folks who would gladly eliminate all religious freedom protections, calling it “tolerance”. I’ve met many who would gladly eliminate the right to bear arms.

    Think of what is tolerated in the NFL & NBA, and is pushed on TV. 50 years ago, the county would have revolted at “gay marriage”. I think a majority now want it without ever thinking about what it means. Look at what has happened in Indiana recently. Do you really think Americans today would create a document as supportive of limited government power as those in the 1780s did?

    And if they did, would the courts or Congress pay any more attention to them than they have to the 9th and 10th Amendments?

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/12/2015 1:35:36 PM PDT · 45 of 87
    Mr Rogers to Jacquerie

    “Fine. You oppose free government. Why do you bother posting to FR?”

    Are you on drugs? Or just stupid?

  • Are Christians Under the 10 Commandments?

    04/12/2015 1:25:30 PM PDT · 57 of 274
    Mr Rogers to RnMomof7

    We are not under the Law, but we are under obligation to God, who is our Lord and Master. What He tells us will not contradict the ideas of the 10 Commandments.

    As Jesus said:

    ” “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire...”

  • Support a Convention of States to end the tyranny of the federal government

    04/12/2015 8:31:56 AM PDT · 22 of 87
    Mr Rogers to cotton1706

    The states would increase the tyranny. Most Americans right now don’t believe government should be limited, and most do not believe in any protection for religion or speech that disagrees with them. It would be like asking infants to write a textbook.

    Besides, the anti-Constitutionalists were right - words on paper never limit the power grab of a government that exists in reality. The courts and legislatures will ALWAYS redefine things until black means white and they have power. If you create the structure that supports power, then no words will stop it from taking power.

  • Marine Corps Ends Female Infantry Officer Program. Guess How Many Graduated?

    04/10/2015 7:44:24 AM PDT · 67 of 71
    Mr Rogers to wildbill

    I expect Obama to announce that as C-in-C, the new slogan for the USMC will be “Every Marine a Social Worker”...I could imagine him banning the use of guns by Marines as lacking understanding and sympathy.

  • Must Christianity Change Its Sexual Ethics? History May Hold the Key

    04/10/2015 7:17:56 AM PDT · 42 of 59
    Mr Rogers to xzins

    “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.”

    It seems the wind has left the US and is blowing hard elsewhere...

  • Shocking video shows S.C. cop fatally shooting black man in back

    04/08/2015 7:19:00 AM PDT · 115 of 143
    Mr Rogers to from occupied ga

    Someone CAN be shot in the back and still be a valid shot, particularly in a car that is fleeing and endangering others. But by itself, bullet holes in the back are frowned upon...

  • Shocking video shows S.C. cop fatally shooting black man in back

    04/08/2015 6:46:51 AM PDT · 103 of 143
    Mr Rogers to from occupied ga

    When forensics shows multiple gunshots in the back, cops do get charged. It is tough to explain why you needed to shoot someone multiple times in the back to save your life.

  • John McCain announces 2016 re-election bid

    04/07/2015 6:50:11 AM PDT · 10 of 26
    Mr Rogers to kingattax

    I voted for the Democrat in 2012. Guess I’ll do the same in 2016, and I strongly suspect McCain will be the AZ senator in 2017...

    :>(

  • So, What Evidence Would Persuade You That Man-Made Climate Change Is Real?

    04/06/2015 9:36:16 AM PDT · 84 of 100
    Mr Rogers to ifinnegan

    “What are examples of low carb, higher fat diets?”

    Eat less bread, sugar, tortillas, chips, potatoes, rice, or any of the simple starches.

    Feel free to eat eggs, cheese, butter, meat, beans, green veggies, nuts, etc. Portion control is important. The idea is to reduce your eating, but not get the cravings and weakness that comes (for me) when on a low fat diet.

    After watching me, my 30 year old daughter tried it and lost 10 lbs. Several co-workers of hers have tried it and also lost weight. I don’t think of it as a “diet”, but a way to eat for the rest of my life. Since it allows stuff like meats, bacon, cheese, etc, I find no trouble sticking to it. Just eat portions that allow you to get hungry at times - but without the headaches and cravings. When I eat bread, I just try to make sure it is a small portion of bread with a higher ratio of meat & fat.

    At my physical last month, my blood sugar was down, cholesterol stable (and moderate), my weight was down, I’m wearing 30” jeans instead of 34”, etc. The government says eating like that ought to make me explode into a ball of cholesterol.

  • So, What Evidence Would Persuade You That Man-Made Climate Change Is Real?

    04/06/2015 7:35:59 AM PDT · 46 of 100
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    First, I think trends of 20-100 years are meaningless. Why? Because we have no way of knowing if it is a TREND, or a temporary oscillation in recordings. The idea that we know, within 0.01 deg, what the average global temperature was in 1880 is stupid! We have less than 50 years of meaningful data. You cannot create a true climate trend based on 50 years.

    Second, the folks pushing man-made global warming have lied a lot of times. The boy who cried wolf too often eventually saw a REAL wolf, but by then no one believed him. That is how I feel about out scientists now. They have lied about so many things, and used biased or selective findings so often, that I simply do not trust any study they come out with any more.

    Take food. I’ve spent most of my adult life being told low fat, high carb is “healthy eating”. When I switched last fall to low carb, higher fat, I lost 25 lbs in 2 months, and have lost another 5-6 lbs over the last 4 months - without effort. I’m over 30 lbs lighter, my blood work is better, my blood pressure is down, and I did it by doing the opposite of what the government tells me to do!

    So do I trust any government scientist on anything? I see no sign of either competence or honesty in what government scientists - which means almost all scientists anymore - say about anything. Ive seen deliberate distortions in environmental studies. They regularly take a very limited study and draw wildly unfounded conclusions.

    So what will it take to convince me we are causing a global temperature change? Well, I won’t live long enough to see it. We’ll know in 200-500 years, I suppose. Until then, they are just pretending to know something. And given how they treat their data, I might not believe them 500 years from now...

  • Liberals May Regret Their New Rules

    04/05/2015 7:34:20 AM PDT · 50 of 178
    Mr Rogers to MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

    I’ve been volunteering to help people do their taxes. It is amazing how many WORKERS are fed up and BITTER about how they are being treated.

    I also spent most of my adult life in the military. I now do not recognize my country, and have largely concluded it no longer exists. I’ve stopped praying for America. I’ve become convinced God is planning to punish America for its hatred of Him. I feel for Jeremiah in a way I never imagined possible.

    Yeah...anger doesn’t really do justice to what many folks are feeling.

  • Indiana And The Culture Wars

    04/02/2015 11:28:13 AM PDT · 29 of 29
    Mr Rogers to drjimmy

    The “Gays Must Be Supported” laws are requiring folks to affirmatively support things against their religion by participating in and giving aid to things their religion says they cannot.

    These laws require bakers to make cakes celebrating gay marriage, for example. The bakers involved have sold cakes and pastries to gays for years, but they have drawn the line at supporting immoral acts.

    Had blacks in the 50s insisted diners support orgies, THEN it would be equivalent.

    The gays ARE being served. They can buy cakes. They can buy cookies. They can buy anything they want. But the baker will not support their marriage ceremony with a cake celebrating homosexuality.

    There is no equivalence at all to ‘blacks eating lunch’.

    Also, blacks are physically black. Being black is not an action. Sticking your penis up a guy’s rump is an action.

  • Indiana And The Culture Wars

    04/02/2015 9:05:53 AM PDT · 15 of 29
    Mr Rogers to drjimmy

    Thomas is not wrong. The more exact equivalent is requiring all Jewish restaurants to serve pork so as not to offend anyone who walks in wanting it. Or requiring a devout Jew to cater a pork BBQ when he only serves BBQ Chicken.

    Can the state force you to do an overt act against your religious beliefs? If so, what religious freedom do you have?

    This is all about government “discriminating” against religion and allowing the non-religious to use the power of the state against religious belief. It is 100% against what America was founded on, but it is emblematic of the godless, anti-christian state that is modern America.

  • Indiana lawmakers announce deal to update religious freedom law

    04/02/2015 8:18:20 AM PDT · 24 of 33
    Mr Rogers to SoFloFreeper

    This is worse than a capitulation! It creates homosexuality as a protected category under Indiana law!

  • 7 Things the Middle Class Can’t Afford Anymore

    04/01/2015 2:04:56 PM PDT · 21 of 39
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    Median household income is around 54K. A family of 4 with income in the 25K range will get around 6K in Earned Income Tax Credit, so is their income 25K or 31K?

    At 55K this year, we were very average. However, we’ve saved hard our whole lives, own our house and are therefor considered by many to be wealthy.

    Not all new cars run $30K. Many are much less. But no, when I was young, I didn’t own a lot of brand new cars either.

    And growing up in the 60s, I don’t remember a huge number of vacations. What we took were mostly weekend vacations within driving distance.

    Guess I don’t think this article is very honest about the present or about the past.

  • Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

    03/30/2015 7:49:22 AM PDT · 22 of 30
    Mr Rogers to C19fan

    If religious person can be force to support what he believes is evil in the eyes of God, then there is NO religious freedom. Apple’s argument is that their CEO’s personal whims take precedent over anyone’s religious beliefs.

    The First Amendment was supposed to prevent this from being an issue, but corrupt courts (and the Civil Rights Act) rejected the First Amendment as meaning anything other than “You must oppose any public religious expression”.

  • Christians in America Need To Stop Being Such Wussies

    03/28/2015 6:50:21 AM PDT · 10 of 24
    Mr Rogers to Kaslin

    Good article. Modern Christianity has repented of telling people to repent. It is now “God loves you just like you are”, so...why change? When was the last time you heard a preacher describe the lost as “by nature children of wrath”?

  • A Grave Problem – NJ Ban on Religious Headstone Sales Could Violate Constitution

    03/28/2015 6:40:12 AM PDT · 20 of 22
    Mr Rogers to nathanbedford

    Is there anything that prevents a private business starting a graveyard? And while churches do not pay taxes, most businesses do not spend inordinate sums of money building meeting halls and helping the poor.

  • A tidal wave of nip­ples sweeps Ice­land

    03/26/2015 10:18:39 AM PDT · 18 of 135
    Mr Rogers to TexasFreeper2009

    The link needs to be accompanied by eye wash...

  • Ted Cruz’s claim that there has been ‘zero’ global warming in 17 years

    03/26/2015 10:09:59 AM PDT · 10 of 61
    Mr Rogers to Gaffer

    When the fact check is run by someone who has no respect for truth, it is meaningless. And liberals have NO respect for the truth.

  • Is God Angry Anymore?

    03/25/2015 7:57:32 AM PDT · 45 of 48
    Mr Rogers to metmom

    God’s wrath is toward SIN. Unrepented sin. There are not “OK sins” and “not OK sins”. The same was true in the Old Testament.

    There is not one God of the OT and a different one in the New. One God, same attitude towards sin.

    Look at John 6. He had little patience for those who were not ever going to repent.

    The great need of the modern world is to realize a fundamental truth: God does not love us AS we are. He loves us where we are, but not AS we are. We all must start by repenting - agreeing with Him that we are doing evil and deserve punishment.

    God is patient. He doesn’t punish quickly or without ample cause. But modern man seems to think God will not punish us at all. In fact, as CS Lewis pointed out, modern man wants to know if God is good enough to deserve us. We want to judge God. We’re going to be in for a big surprise...

  • The Myth of High-Protein Diets

    03/24/2015 9:56:20 PM PDT · 38 of 46
    Mr Rogers to nickcarraway

    Hmmm...at 56, low carb/high protein & fat has left me 30 lbs lighter after 6 months. Blood work this week showed modest cholesterol levels, blood pressure 120/79, pulse 60.

    If that is failure, let me fail some more.

  • Is God Angry Anymore?

    03/24/2015 9:00:49 PM PDT · 42 of 48
    Mr Rogers to Freedom_Is_Not_Free

    “The God of the New Testament is not the angry, vindictive God of the Old Testament. The difference is night and day, and I for one am grateful for it.”

    BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You obviously need to read the Old Testament! You also might want to read the New:

    “12 When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. 14 The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. 15 Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”

    15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. 17 And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulfur coming out of their mouths. 19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails, for their tails are like serpents with heads, and by means of them they wound.

    20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, 21 nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.”

  • Is God Angry Anymore?

    03/22/2015 6:15:51 PM PDT · 31 of 48
    Mr Rogers to Freedom_Is_Not_Free

    “That angry God is completely missing from the New Testament.”

    Don’t tell that to the men forced out of the Temple when Jesus kicked their butts...

  • Battle flag at center of Supreme Court free speech case

    03/22/2015 2:12:24 PM PDT · 21 of 107
    Mr Rogers to Reno89519

    My great grandfather (my grandfather’s father) was born in 1835 and fought with Indiana in the Civil War. That said, my sympathy is with the smaller government, free to choose your destiny southern side.

    Nope. Not racist. Despise slavery and wish it had never been allowed in the USA. I think much of what our country has suffered is God’s punishment of us for tolerating it as long as we did.

    But most of the infringements on my rights to believe what I want, including the rights to say what I think and to act on my beliefs, was defeated when the North won the Civil War. It established the supremacy of the Federal Government over any state government, and the principle that no state could withdraw from the “Union”, even if that is what the 13 colonies did during the American Revolution 80 years earlier...

  • National Geographic, Supermarket Tabloid?

    03/20/2015 7:31:11 AM PDT · 25 of 30
    Mr Rogers to TStro

    Me too. Haven’t bothered with that pretentious rag in decades. But if I ever want to know what a leftist enviro-wacko is thinking, I’ll go grab a NG and find out.

  • Starbucks hit by 'cascade of negativity' after ordering staff to talk racism with customers: [tr]

    03/18/2015 8:37:34 PM PDT · 190 of 193
    Mr Rogers to ctdonath2

    Yeah, I gather you care about foo-foo coffee. America wasn’t built on foo-foo coffee, nor do real men drink it.

    Oh well.

  • Starbucks hit by 'cascade of negativity' after ordering staff to talk racism with customers: [tr]

    03/18/2015 4:40:12 PM PDT · 188 of 193
    Mr Rogers to ctdonath2

    “SBX at least acknowledges there are many different kinds of beans, roasts...”

    As long as it has caffeine in it, who cares?

    You can get a decent cup of coffee anywhere. Getting foo-foo will cost you more...and come with an idiot white guy’s lecture on race!

  • FROM HERO TO HATER: NAVY BEATS DOWN CHAPLAIN’S APPEAL FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN HOMOPHOBIA COMPLAINT

    03/18/2015 3:48:10 PM PDT · 21 of 75
    Mr Rogers to Mrs. Don-o

    Agreed. Make Congress sweat, and they will make Modder’s commander sweat. Stay silent, and they will be coming for you soon enough...

  • ObamaCare Premiums Jumped 23% This Year -- After Subsidies

    03/18/2015 9:15:01 AM PDT · 14 of 14
    Mr Rogers to Mr. K

    Next year, you will be required to file a 1095 with your taxes. It will specify what your coverage was. You will not be allowed to file your taxes without it.

  • Diet Soda Linked to Increased Belly Fat in Older Adults

    03/17/2015 5:30:07 PM PDT · 55 of 72
    Mr Rogers to NormsRevenge

    I drink enough Diet Coke to float a battleship. I’m wearing 30 inch jeans, but only after losing 4 inches by avoiding breads and simple carbs. Still chugging down the Diet Coke.

    Poorly designed study, mixing correlation with causation.

  • Francis: Who are you to shut the door of mercy for someone?

    03/17/2015 5:09:27 PM PDT · 23 of 41
    Mr Rogers to Legatus

    He seems mighty selective in the scriptures he cites. Why did Jesus start with “Repent” if no repentance is needed?

  • How to Build a $400 Billion F-35 That Doesn’t Fly

    03/16/2015 6:49:02 AM PDT · 19 of 37
    Mr Rogers to Pan_Yan

    While there is much to dislike about the acquisition of fighters, I’d like to remind folks the same sort of things were written about the F-15 & F-16.

  • San Francisco's Largest Evangelical Megachurch to Allow Non-Celibate Homosexuals to Be Members

    03/15/2015 6:15:27 PM PDT · 15 of 109
    Mr Rogers to massmike

    “We exist to be a church for the city and for its renewal...City Church is a place for all people, regardless of where you might find yourself on your faith journey. If you are spiritually skeptical, curious about Christianity, or a committed follower of Jesus Christ, we make room for you wherever you are in your process. We aim to be a place that respects what it’s like not to believe so that no one has to feel alone and so that anyone who walks through our doors might encounter the work of the living God.

    City Church has never been a church only for ourselves, just as San Francisco is not a place for us to simply enjoy or consume. The city is our home and we seek its peace and flourishing. Serving the city involves not only a change in our hearts, it requires a redirection of our hands and feet as we turn from being inward-focused to outward-looking. We see our service as sharing the renewal we are experiencing in Christ with our neighbors.”

    http://www.citychurchsf.org/About/Our-Story

    Doesn’t sound like an EVANGELICAL church to me. Sounds more like one that want to be part of the world, not:

    “These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.”

    They have exchanged the “Good News” - which starts with repent - for the “Comfortable News” which leads to hell.

  • Arizona Passes Two Bills Aimed At Blocking Federal Laws (Executive Order)

    03/15/2015 1:56:19 PM PDT · 17 of 25
    Mr Rogers to Whenifhow

    “If the bill becomes a law, Arizona would essentially be independent of federal laws.”

    Damned lie. It would become a state that does not feel compelled to enforce executive decisions that run contrary to valid public laws.

  • Black Women May Need to Change Their Perspective When Dating a Black Man Going Through Hard Times

    03/15/2015 1:51:40 PM PDT · 34 of 92
    Mr Rogers to 2ndDivisionVet

    “Perhaps two of the most emphasized of these roles are the protector and the provider. “

    No, in modern America, the main role is “Baby Daddy”. Hat’s off to the black men I know who DO take fatherhood seriously - and there are a number. But in popular culture? Sorry...

  • How Can the Church Tell a Gay 16-Year Old that 'God's Will' for them Is a Life Void of Sex, Romance?

    03/15/2015 9:23:22 AM PDT · 45 of 104
    Mr Rogers to sten

    You nailed it. I told my kids their lives ought to be devoid of sex until (and unless) they married. I didn’t have sex before marriage, and I married at 28. So yes...it is possible.

    Romance? Romance does NOT equal love. It seems to rarely equal love, at times. Romance is what sells poorly written novels to women. It has nothing to do with the love that sees you thru the years. Romance has more to do with desire than it does with love.

    Romance is wanting something. Love is giving something. They should not be confused.

    And FWIW, the few homosexuals I’ve met had ZERO romance in their lives. Romance still involves a measure of restraint, and homosexuals are not famous for restraint. When there are no limits on your desires, all you have left is desire - not romance. And thus you have neither romance nor love left, only rampant, unfulfilled desire.

  • Cardinal: Church Must Abandon Harmful Approaches to Lesbian/Gay People

    03/14/2015 7:08:28 PM PDT · 11 of 114
    Mr Rogers to ebb tide

    Guess he forgot the Gospel starts with “Repent!”, not “You’re OK & I’m OK”...

  • How the Supreme Court is about to explode America’s racial wealth gap

    03/14/2015 3:36:11 PM PDT · 58 of 102
    Mr Rogers to kingu
    "Latinos and blacks are unable to work hard, put the results of their hard work into homes, and encourage their children to do the same."

    That does NOT describe many of the blacks and hispanics I know. It might describe the inner city, but not the folks I work with or who live in my neighborhood.

  • 3 Kansas Hospital Patients Die From Blue Bell Ice Cream Products

    03/14/2015 3:33:28 PM PDT · 40 of 69
    Mr Rogers to willywill

    Blue Bell is comparable in quality to Baskin-Robbins.