Experts Say Proposed Religious Freedom Order Could Legalize Discrimination

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And to get in all the descriptors

I am white, female, heterosexual Christian of the Wesleyan persuasion. After listening to progressives for four long and disheartening years, I do not feel welcome in your version of the world!

Betsy more than 2 years ago

Well, why not?

We don't mind you. Now, if you want to say things which are racist, sexist, heterosexist, xenophobic, etc., it is likely someone will verbally or in writing identify it as such. Isn't that what's making you uncomfortable?

George Nixon Shuler more than 2 years ago

I am looking for the day

that progressives will learn they do not rule the roost and will learn to be more tolerant of those you despise the most: people that disagree with your particular view of the world! With a very few noteworthy exceptions, multiple viewpoints and religious beliefs have survived just fine in America from its inception--that is until modern progressive fundamentalism reared its ugly head on social media and the internet! I can write the book on what it has felt like to feel like an outsider in America as a white female Christian of the Wesleyan persuasion!

Betsy more than 2 years ago

Freedom

Betsy
Sometimes you just need to fire up your sense of humor and move on. Here is a rewrite of Barry McGuire's Eve of Destruction. BTW Barry writes and performs Christian music now since he found Jesus some years ago. Maybe this will cheer you up.

The liberal world it is exploding
Violent flares and lefties goading
You’re old enough to scream but didn’t bother voting
You don’t believe in hate but what’s that sign you’re toting?
And even the Chicago River has bodies floating

And you tell me
Over and over again my friend
You don’t believe
We’re on the eve of Trump nation

Well look at all the hate there is on TV
Take a look around at MSNBC
You may leave here for your safe space
When you return it’s a whole new place
Love your neighbor but don’t forget to slap his face

And you tell me
Over and over and over again my friend
You don’t believe
We’re on the eve of Trump nation

Yeah my blood's so mad feels like coagulating
I'm sitting here just contemplatin'
Libs twist the truth it knows no regulation
Handful of senators don't pass legislation
And marches alone won’t change our nation
When human respect is in displacement
You watch this world from your Mama’s basement

And you tell me
Over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe
You don’t believe we’re on the eve of Trump nation

Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say
I can’t feel the tears they’re cryin' today
If the border is closed, there's no harm that way
The market is rising every single day
Take a look around you boy, it's bound to reassure you boy

And you tell me
Over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe
You don’t believe we’re on the eve of Trump nation

Kevin more than 2 years ago

Did you write that yourself or cut and paste it from somewhere?

Either way it's not very clever. Right-wing humor has always been a failure because it's nothing but laughing at people you think you're better than. Like they said when Dennis Miller became conservative, he lost popularity, not because he became conservative, but because he stopped being funny.

George Nixon Shuler more than 2 years ago

Where do you live, Berkeley? Ann Arbor? Iowa City?

Doubtful most would feel comfortable there either.

America was not kind to Catholics in the 19th Century or to Mormons for most of it either. If you were Black you were enslaved or terrorized; if you were Hispanic or Native American, your land was stolen by people like the characters in "Bonanza" and "The Big Valley." Asians were relegated to laundries, prostitution, and opium dealing - Charlie Chan was played in the movies by two white actors. Women couldn't vote until 1920. Gays were considered insane and criminal until 1971 and 2004 respectively. Now, if you want to say we need to get back to those bad old days you will be criticized for it. You have a right to say what you want. You do not have a right to say it free from criticism.

George Nixon Shuler more than 2 years ago


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