User Profile: ohiograndma

ohiograndma

Member Since: June 09, 2011

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  • March 31, 2015 at 6:01pm

    Humph. When I’ve driven past that gate, it never occurred to me that this was THE Mike Tyson. So not rural Ohio.

  • March 31, 2015 at 5:31pm

    Simple, as far as I’m concerned, judgement is GOD’S business, & I should keep my nose out of it. “Love thy neighbor, ” like I said.
    We are treading on semantics here, stirred up by the media & the overwhelming pain people have suffered. I support traditional marriage. Am I AGAINST same sex marriage? Well, not so much as anybody would notice. I go to weddings of my friends & give presents, hugs, sincerely wish them happiness. If they are LGBT it might cross my mind that it’s not the greatest idea. But I’ve thought the same thing about hetero marriages.
    But it’s not my life, not my decision.
    End of story.

  • March 31, 2015 at 5:22pm

    Personally. I try to do what Christ taught: love my LGBT buddies & my Christian buddies who are against same sex marriage.
    We’re all struggling, flawed humans.
    The main thing I’m against is government interference, or people who think those who disagree are stupid and insist on loudly proclaiming it.

  • [-1] March 31, 2015 at 4:10pm

    Spoke to a photographer. He said every photographer has to turn away work. Sometimes, after speaking at some length, he has to tell them, “you know, I just don’t think I’m a good fit for you. I don’t believe I can provide what you are looking for. I have a couple of friends in the business. Would you like their cards? Or I’d be happy to make some calls for you. ”
    This has nothing to do with race or sexual orientation, necessarily. Sometimes it’s just, ” Gah! These people will drive me nuts & I won’t be able to do my best work for them. ”
    Can you imagine being a photographer and NOT being able to discrminate?
    Geeze. Once a mom called & wanted portraits of her 16 year old son in just his speedo. “I’m sorry, ma’am. I’m just not comfortable doing photos of unclothed teenagers. I hope you understand. “

  • March 31, 2015 at 3:27pm

    Good for you, Seattle, San Francisco! You just stay over there and do your thing. Hurray, Indiana! You go! Do your thing!
    Me, I shall love my neighbor as myself.
    Whoop! Whaddaya know. I have some Christians on one side of me (the ones that are against same sex marriage) & on the other, a gay married couple.
    Yay! I brought you some cookies!

  • March 31, 2015 at 3:21pm

    Can’t we all just get along? ??

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  • [1] March 31, 2015 at 2:20pm

    Argh! Dog! You live in your own head too much & jump to crazy conclusions. I understand your narrow vision. I was “pro-choice” once upon a time.
    But when you participate in creating life, raising a child, then seeing that child become a responsible adult & a parent himself. .. life becomes ever more sacred. You see in the adult exactly what you saw in the child. The power & mysticism of it are overwhelming.
    Granted, there will always be humans who have sex on the same level as dogs, unable to understand that there is anything different. There will always be humans who see pregnancy as some random infestation of tissue. But is that what we must accept as the STANDARD? !? As REASONABLE? !?
    I cannot believe that this is the limit of our capacity & the ideal for which we should strive.

  • [5] March 31, 2015 at 2:03pm

    Actually Amal, I think it’s the opposite. You just haven’t realized it yet. Liberals are all about easy & obvious answers: her body, her decision = abortion is fine. Meanwhile, many of us gave birth to children &found our thinking changed. Many of us had our eyes opened when it was clear that M. Sanger believed in planned parenthood in order to decrease the population of groups she considered undesirables. SHE considered. For example, black people. ALL black people. And what group has a higher per vintage o f abortions now. Sanger’s plan in action.
    Wait. I must apologize. Not all liberals are simple-minded. Not all conservatives are complex thinkers.
    However, your statement that conservatives are dying off pretty much qualifies you as simple minded.

  • March 30, 2015 at 10:46am

    I’d say Christians are more concerned for their souls than their wallets, Vaman. I’m personally more concerned with preservation of Constitutional rights. According to the Constitution (and reflected in federal statues & those of 22 states), Christian vendors who believe it is a matter of conscience not to participate in same sex weddings have that right. In the same way, Muslim truck drivers cannot be forced to transport alcohol.
    It is my understanding that there have been no instances of discrimination in those states where this law exists. Otherwise there would be hue & cry. Americans as a whole disapprove of discrimination & will support the abused.
    I would hazard a guess that this particular problem involves an infinitesimal number of people.

  • [7] March 30, 2015 at 10:22am

    Hormel, your comment reminds me of a conversation between a Quaker & a soldier, characters in a book I’m reading about the Revolutionary War. Both, to me, are noble characters. I realized myself more in the character of the soldier when he replied to the Quaker’s pacifist stance. I paraphrase:
    “So then you are pleased when others sacrifice their bodies & their souls to protect you, the ones you love, your property, your ability to lead YOUR life in the way you desire?”
    Of course it ended up that their traveling party is attacked by brigands & the 19 year old soldier, badly wounded, ends up saving everyone’s lives. In the process he takes his first human life & is deeply shaken. But he says, “I’m a soldier. It is my duty to protect. ”
    What I like about this author is how she presents life in its complexity. Some of us, seeing that innocents are beheaded, women mutilated, children crucified, believe evil is our enemy, and it is worth our sacrifice to fight for their lives.
    Others believe no violence is necessary & war is evil.
    Both sides are valid. Where so many liberals go wrong is in categorically denying that we in America, who live in relative comfort, owe a great debt not only to our troops, but also to those who send them into harm’s way.

  • March 30, 2015 at 1:17am

    That may be, Max, it it seems we should at least try the Convention.

  • March 30, 2015 at 1:09am

    And why is that, Jac? How do they get away with it, when it is the LAW? How can our government, THE USA, get away with ignoring the law? Is it all part of The Plan? Too many of us are frustrated beyond belief. At least a C of S would be SOMETHING. We’ve got to do something.

  • March 30, 2015 at 12:55am

    I understand people’s concerns about the C of S, but what are our alternatives? We vote, thinking we’ve given our legislators a mandate, & they do NOTHING. We have to at least try the Convention. I’m not much for insurrection, myself.

  • [12] March 29, 2015 at 10:11pm

    Reply to Mod & Sd: I’m pretty sure that the percentage of Christians who are wedding cake bakers, photographers, event locations, et cetera AND who find it unacceptable to participate in same sex weddings is infinitesimal. This is a tempest in a teapot for LGBT.

  • [4] March 29, 2015 at 6:06pm

    Here’s a thought for you, Conreed. How are Christians generally portrayed in the media? Is there much mention of Christian faith at all? Are believers of every religion treated with disrespect, the same disrespect with which Christians are treated? How deeply injured were the LGBT couple because ONE bakery declined their request, versus the bakery owners who were asked to deny their core beliefs?
    I can understand both sides of this issue, can you?

  • [-1] March 29, 2015 at 5:43pm

    How much evidence is there for discrimination against LGBT (actual legal cases) in Indiana. ? If it’s significant, then they should address that. Right now it’s the store owner’s rights that need to be protected.

  • [2] March 29, 2015 at 5:38pm

    Thank you, Rip.

  • March 29, 2015 at 5:21pm

    Yes! Maybe it’s because I read too much news, but I get the feeling that those protesting the law believe Christians everywhere are rubbing their palms together, gleefully chuckling, “Oh, boy! Now I get to be rude & refuse service to gays legally! ” Honestly, most of us who approve this bill are totally focused on the constitutional aspect. Religious people , of any religion, are more in danger of being discriminated against in this current climate than are LGBT. Or am I mistaken? Think about the prominence of Christians in the media. How are they portrayed versus how Gays are portrayed? Or for that matter, how many popular engaging Christian characters are there in television & movies? Generally it seems to me that Believers are portrayed as intolerant, ignorant wackos. I’m NOT that.

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  • March 29, 2015 at 5:05pm

    Apparently, as Americans, a wedding cake is a God- given right. I wish people would just be CIVIL to each other!
    “You’re discriminating against me! ”
    “No! YOU’RE discriminating against ME!”
    What a buncha boobs.

  • [9] March 29, 2015 at 4:55pm

    I like Carly. I’ve watched her rise to the top of HP so she’s got cojones. Although I am favoring Cruz, I am waiting to see how things shake out. Might she be a good VP? And I am still loving Condoleezza Rice. One thing for sure, I’m praying for a truly formidable duo.

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