User Profile: MyThoughtsAreFree

MyThoughtsAreFree

Member Since: December 21, 2011

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  • [1] May 29, 2013 at 12:48pm

    Tyranny! Could the parents have used better judgement, yes. But I used to ride in the back of military trucks ALL the time with no restraints at all! Can I sue the government for abuse now? The parents might not be the sharpest knives in the drawer, but they did have the cage strapped down. What is the worst that could have happened? What was the likelihood of it happening? Operational Risk Management here… Not felony material for sure…

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  • May 24, 2013 at 12:05pm

    While the President is not REQUIRED to return a salute doing so acknowldges the sign of respect to his office that was rendered by the military member. I am an Air Force Retiree and when not in uniform, I was not required to salute, but I could, and I would expect and officer in uniform to return a properly rendered salute. As a Veteran I am pleased that we are now permitted to render a salute during the posting of colors and national anthem, even though we may no longer wear the uniform.

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  • May 24, 2013 at 9:19am

    How many of you have actually READ the BSA resolution that was just approved? http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/MembershipStandards/Resolution/Resolution.aspx

    You will note that:

    1. Adult leaders that are homosexual are still banned.
    2. Scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting

    So they have not admitted homosexual boys into scouting… They have admitted boys that struggle with same sex attraction. There is a difference. Hate the sin, but love the sinner…

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, holds a VERY strict moral code especially in regards to sexual morality has pledged continued support of this resolution.

    http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-responds-to-boy-scouts-of-america-policy-vote

    What better place for a youth struggling with same sex attraction than in an organization with (hopefully) strong male role models and other boys their age that strive to uphold the Scout Oath and Scout Law?

    I think this was a very carefully crafted resolution looking towards serving the best interests of all boys and helping as many as possible to develop strong moral character.

    Remember the story of the Savior and the woman caught in adultry? Let him who is without sin cast the first stone….Neither do I condemn thee go and sin no more. We should likewise follow His example.

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  • May 23, 2013 at 1:18pm

    When the BSA first announced they were considering a change in policy I was outraged as at the time it looked like they were going to approve homosexual leaders also. However, if you carefully read the new policy I can support it as it does not condemn a boy for having same sex attraction, while at the same time it DOES condemn ACTING on that attraction. As for the statement about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints agreeing with the policy, that may be a stretch, but I bet they had a great input as it mirrors the LDS belief/policy on the issue. http://www.mormonsandgays.org/ While they believe homosexuality is a sin, you CAN have same sex attraction and be a member of the Church, hold the Priesthood, and even attend the temple, so long as you do not ACT upon those desires. I will continue to support the BSA regardless of the outcome of the vote. If you are a true christian you will support it as well… Here is why, Christ taught to hate the sin, but love the sinner. Where would you rather have a boy struggling with same sex attraction? I would rather have him in church and in the Boy Scouts where he can observe positive male role models to help him decide how he wishes to live his life.

  • May 17, 2013 at 12:52pm

    I would love to hear the thoughts of the Marine holding the umbrella. My personal opinion: I have the deepest respect for the Marines as fellow comrades in arms. If I were president, I would NEVER even consider asking these heros to hold an umbrella for me. I would be humbled to hold one for them!

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  • May 10, 2013 at 8:56am

    I spent over 22 years in the AF as an enlisted man. Every chaplain I met out ranked me! I had some people share their faiths with me, some were quite zealous, but I would not recommend convicting them of a crime. I myself shared my faith with others, while I did my best to do so only if they expressed an interest. I would agree there could be a case where a senior person “ordered” a junior person to participate in a religious act, etc. may be punishable, but these type instances are covered well undere EEO policies.

  • April 8, 2013 at 2:55pm

    Regardless of if you believe any of this, it is your choice. I look at it this way, I believe in Christ, I do my best to follow His teachings. If I am wrong and there is no God, or I belong to the wrong church, I believe a just and merciful God would reward me according to my understanding of His Word and how I actually put it in to practice in my life to SHOW I mean what I say, by my actions.

    But on topic, I didn’t even notice a woman had never gave a prayer in General Conference. Not sure it is accurate as Relief Society and Young Women’s meetings are considered part of General Conference and I believe women have prayed in those sessions many times. Women have been speaking in General Conference for years, don’t see a big deal here…

  • April 8, 2013 at 2:51pm

    Continuing revelation? Why would God cease to speak to His children? Did He not speak to his children before Christ came? Amos 3:7 makes sense to me… In today’s world where good is called evil an evil is called good, we NEED God to speak to us! Closed Cannon? By whom? One would do well to investigate how you came to have your current cannon in the first place. How many books are mentioned in the Bible that are not included? Yes, it takes FAITH to believe a young man was given the Gift of God to translate an ancient record into the English language. It took faith to believe in a man that called himself the Son of God…
    Satan the brother of Jesus? Did we live before this life? Where did we come from? Was there a war in heaven? If so, who was satan? Where did he come from? Who was his father? Search the scriptures… It isn’t such a far stretch to believe we were all children of our Heavenly Father and because He gave us the greatest gift of all, our ability to choose for ourselves, some chose to follow satan and were cast out. If Jesus is the Son of God and we are joint heirs with Christ, therefore God is our father. If we were all in heaven before this life and satan was cast out, ergo he was our brother.

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:04pm

    I am outraged! At this time of White House closures, furloughs etc. The President and his family vacationing like all is well and they have time to put together an April Fools prank? I was NOT amused, but infuriated!

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  • March 28, 2013 at 1:07pm

    I think all this cable stuff is great, however, please don’t forget your original grass roots Internet subscribers that helped you get to this point! Where’s the Android app???? At least my ROKU works good most of the time… I dumped Cable/Satellite years ago and will NEVER go back. I asked my cable provider to carry a public service channel with no royalties and they blew me off. I dumped them for Dish Network and then I switched to All Internet with ROKU and I do have an outside antenna for local news and weather. Save a bunch of $$$ (That’s how I could afford The Blaze!)

  • March 26, 2013 at 1:55pm

    Glad the fixed the burger for the little girl. Now if they could just fix their position on supporting the BSA….

  • March 21, 2013 at 3:31pm

    eh

  • March 8, 2013 at 4:08pm

    I think she should try to tackle someone when they are reloading… It has been proven, you can reload faster than someone can tackle… Hunting humans is only legal with the proper license and only in season. That is enemy combatants in a war declared by Congress…. Its about tyranny stupid!

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  • March 8, 2013 at 2:09pm

    I applaud this young lady for Standing Up or SOMETHING. I believe she did it in a creative, thoughtful manner. Many on this thread have voiced very strong emotional views on both sides of the argument. Unfortunately, many have resorted to name calling, threats, and other such inuendos. While I personally agree with the young lady’s view point, I respect those that do not agree with it and choose to follow the homosexual lifestyle. It is important that we all have an opportunity to voice our opinions. As I stated, I think it is great she had the courage to speak out. If, homosexuality is a sin, then it is important that people of faith state such, so those who participate in such behaviors have been warned that it is wrong and they should change, else how would they know. Jesus, when confronted with the woman in adultry, DID NOT excuse the SIN, but did show mercy to the PERSON. “Neither, do I condemn thee, GO AND SIN NO MORE!” We need to be more civil in our discussions and we can hate the SIN, but LOVE the SINNER! I have several relatives that are homosexual, I do my best to show them that I love them, but also, I am bold enough to state that I believe their actions are sinful. Marriage was instituted by God for the bearing and rearing of children. We have forgotten this in todays society. People believe marriage is only for the pleasure of your partner. It is impossible, by natural means for a homosexual couple to create a family. What are we teaching our k

  • February 7, 2013 at 3:10pm

    Discrimination is a bit over used, like racism. I’ll get in trouble here, but homosexuality is a choice, not a condition. The BSA screens applicants to discriminate to ensure pedifiles, felons, etc. are not admited, this is discrimintation, is that wrong too? Now if we were talking about excluding people of color, or people with red hair, or blue eyes, now we have something to discuss as someone cannot change their physical characteristics by ordinary means. Homosexuality is a behavior, and yes, believe it or not behaviors can be controlled and/or changed. Oh No! I’m saying people actually can control their own behavior, what a radical and unfortunately outdated idea.

  • February 7, 2013 at 2:10pm

    Stupid, not worth my time.

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  • February 7, 2013 at 1:57pm

    The BSA set standards over 100 years ago. Why should political correctness force them to change? The Girl Scouts created their own organization to serve the needs of girls. The LGBT community is free to create their own scouting organization. But I’ve been told such an attitude makes me a hateful bigot.

    The BSA is considering allowing charter organizations could make thier own decisions about the issue. However, what are the unintended consequences? First, there is the Scout Oath and Law, would they not require revision? But they are decided at the National level. Then of course as many have mentioned the BSA has struggled with problems of molestation in the past and has went to extreme measures to screen, provide training to leaders and scouts…. How are you going to deal with actively gay scouts and leaders, and all the potential legal consequences? It is no wonder the BSA chose to delay the decision. I hope they keep their traditional stance.

  • January 30, 2013 at 5:07pm

    You forgot Florida, no prohibition here….

  • January 30, 2013 at 4:32pm

    I’m not special forces, but I am retired military, where do I sign? Extremely well written!

  • January 28, 2013 at 4:28pm

    I have always said, that if the Boy Scouts of America bow to any of the three ‘G’s, gays, girls, God, our Church will withdraw support. If they do I will burn my scout uniform as it will be a disgrace to all I held true in Scouting. Let us pray the National Board stiffin’s the backbone and stands for the right!

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