User Profile: HarryPotter

HarryPotter

Member Since: January 23, 2013

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  • [-10] April 26, 2016 at 4:21pm

    Father:
    Just because a bad person supports a good idea doesn’t change the fact that the idea is right. Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, as did many founding fathers, yet they spoke of independence and freedom. And don’t try to claim that supports of those anti-gay and anti-trans laws are all good people.

    Chuck:
    LOL. Yup, and the KKK is just being given a bad rap too. Both wholesome groups to be sure.

  • [-11] April 26, 2016 at 3:52pm

    Free:
    Yes, the story was hilarious enough to have me comment, but I really don’t feel like wasting my time watching the video.

    Father:
    If you are going to cite an article, maybe you should pick an unbiased news source, and not and anti-gay site. But if you are worried about assaults in restrooms, perhaps you should advocate banning senators from using restrooms, as they statistically have been found guilty of sexual misconduct in restrooms more than trans people and most other groups too. How do you square that circle?

  • [-14] April 26, 2016 at 2:26pm

    LOL. I’m not “outraged” I’m just rolling my eyes at those states. And I have better things to do than watch a hate groups video, but that is the choice of each business. They have a chance at affecting policy in ththe US, no chance in the Middle East. I really don’t care what they choose to do.

  • [-28] April 26, 2016 at 1:50pm

    Oh look! A certified hate group with astonishing anti-gay bias posted a video! Let’s all pretend people actually care.

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  • April 26, 2016 at 1:15pm

    Actually, it’s more like some groups are trying to stop men from using the men’s restroom, and women from using the women’s restroom. Stop focusing on where people pee, and start focusing on the real issues.

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  • [-33] April 18, 2016 at 4:16pm

    Apparently a Constitutionalist is someone who doesn’t understand the Constitution. He should actually read the verdict in the Oberfell v Hodges case, and also the Loving v Virginia case too. I’m sorry you don’t want others to have the same rights and freedoms as you, Mr Cruz, but they are guaranteed by the Constitution. If you want to take away the rights of others beaded on your beliefs, perhaps you should move to Iran.

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  • [1] April 12, 2016 at 1:26pm

    Who:
    Please please PLEASE go do some research. I have spent years reading through original documents on this. I’m not going to explain it to you if you are just going to ignorantly deny the truth.

  • April 12, 2016 at 3:01am

    Who:
    I said same-sex relations, not marriage. I think I covered this point pretty well a few comments back. We can debate the rest of your post, but now we are getting very far off topic.

    Foe:
    LOL. Please do some research on your own and quit reciting the lies others have told you. All the societies I mentioned had same-sex relations (homosexuality wasn’t defined yet) which were common, accepted, and expected from their rise through their fall equally. This is a case of the anti-gay side trying to rewrite history haha.

    Utopia:
    I also strongly encourage you to do some research. Men in Ancient Rome had sex with male slaves, male prostitutes, and other men. This was normal and expected. In fact, it was extremely rare for a man NOT to engage in any sex with another man. Yes, gender roles were very rigid at this time, and most all men still married women to continue their line. There are further distinctions as well on what kinds of sex was normal or taboo, and class distinctions also played a role. But same-sex relations were very common.

  • [1] April 11, 2016 at 9:43pm

    Graham:
    I’ve already gone through this. If you are confused about the laws, do some research on them. If you disapprove of anti-discrimination laws, campaign to have them all repealed. But for some reason, when this subject comes up, people hypocritically only seem to want the part against gays overturned.

  • [-1] April 11, 2016 at 9:41pm

    Utopia:
    Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Minoans, Persians, and many Native American tribes. As a start. Again, do some research for yourself.

    Graham:
    I was simply correcting a false argument made at the start of this thread. You are correct, the fact that same-sex relations was common and accepted throughout the vast majority of history is no reason to accept it now, just as the past couple centuries of banning it is no reason to stand in opposition to gay rights now. The fact is that gay couples today are just like straight couples, and contribute to society in the the same ways, raise children just as well. There is no logical argument not to support gay marriage and gay rights.

  • [2] April 11, 2016 at 6:53pm

    Utopia:
    Again, I disagree with the college, but they have their own rules and reasons for dropping someone.

  • [-4] April 11, 2016 at 6:45pm

    Stout:
    Yes and no. The anti-discrimination laws at the center of the bakers situation are in place along with all other laws of this kind which protect religion, race, gender, ability, etc to insure everyone has access to the goods and services they need. Remember 50 years ago all the white only restaurants and businesses and remember why these laws came about. I would have no problem if they were all gone, everyone would still have equality. But no one is trying to repeal the protections for Christians and other groups. These arguments are basically because of anti-gay bias and bigotry. The college here was restricting access to a form of private organization. They were denying him because of the public statements he made would reflect poorly on the college as a whole, they were not dropping him because of his religion or sexual orientation or anything else. But yes, the two issues are very similar. Again I said I didn’t support the college on this one. But keep both sides in mind.

  • [-6] April 11, 2016 at 6:34pm

    Utopia:
    I should remind you that I have a masters degree in ancient history. Please do some research on your own. In pretty much all ancient societies, male-male sex was common, accepted, and prevalent from the rise through the fall of the society equally.

  • [-2] April 11, 2016 at 5:50pm

    Actually, if you look at history, you will find that for most of the past, society and religion had no problem with same-sex relations. Marriage was usually reserved for opposite sex couples, but that was due to the importance of continuing the family line, which is not as important in today’s society. Also keep in mind that for all of history until fairly recently, slavery was okay, women were supposed to be subservient, and interracial marriage was taboo.

  • [4] April 11, 2016 at 5:47pm

    This man has every right to his beliefs, and every right to post his beliefs online, but the college also has the right to not be associated with him. I don’t think the college should have dropped him, but that is their decision. So many of you on here support a school who drops a gay person, or person who supports gay rights. Just keep both sides in mind when you complain.

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  • [-1] April 7, 2016 at 11:04pm

    Foe:
    We have gone back and forth quite often on here. And I have never heard an argument from you that I didn’t easily counter. I don’t blame you for skipping out on the argument here, but don’t pretend you have a better one.

  • [-4] April 7, 2016 at 3:58pm

    Foe:
    I actually agree. But it is up to the counselor to recognize if he is unable to help a person due to his biases. If he is, he should not even be in that position. He could be a counselor within the church. It is crucially important that someone working in mental health, just like with physical health, be able to treat their patients in an unbiased way. You wouldn’t want a doctor refusing to treat someone with diabetes because he felt the patient was a gluttonous sinner.

  • [-4] April 7, 2016 at 3:12pm

    If your job is to be a counselor, you need to be able to do so without bias, to actually help the people who come to you. If someone wants to only counsel people in their religion or belief structure, that is fine, there are plenty of religious counselors. But if you are going to counsel to everyone, you need to be able to counsel to everyone. I’m not sure if they follow a Hippocrates oath like doctors, but I think there is something similar. Work in a church if you want your career to center on your religion.

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  • [-6] April 6, 2016 at 7:03pm

    Tzion:
    Do some research then. Science is an amazing thing.

  • [-9] April 6, 2016 at 5:58pm

    Tzion:
    I assume that there are passages in the Koran you agree with, but don’t think you should follow the whole thing. Just because there are a couple lines that make sense doesn’t mean the book isn’t irrelevant. If you get your morals from that book, I don’t even think you can call yourself a Christian. You can’t quote and support a couple verses you like and ignore the rest.

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