I’ll bite, though this may be a short response and not all that in depth. First I would recommend reading the book of Hebrews. It explains to the Jewish population why Gentiles and themselves are no longer bound to certain dietary restrictions or clothing restrictions as found in the Old Testament. The law of Moses was given only to the children of Israel (Deuteronomy 5) and no one else. Gentiles were not required to follow those laws. Since the destruction of the Temple in AD 70 there is no way to prove one’s Jewish lineage therefore all should come to the knowledge of Christ, meaning we’re under His law. In order to unite both Jew and Gentile under the same law certain restrictions were no longer needed. As for sexuality Jesus addressed it when He told the pharisees about divorce. He said Moses allowed for it because of their hardened hearts but from the beginning they were made male and female and for this reason they shall cling to one another. He went past the law of Moses and went right to the beginning which superseded the law. Think of it this way, our government decides to ban certain types of speech but we the people say no. Why? Our constitution supersedes that law. So Christ did speak against any other relationship as He laid the groundwork for only a man and woman. It was that way from the beginning. Man can’t change it.
 May 19, 2015 at 1:29pm
Does anyone else see the problem with this, “requested that the cake include the line ‘support gay marriage’ along with an image of Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie?” My questions are why is the cake baker in trouble when clearly this cake is a pedophile cake? Who in their right mind would have kids characters on a support gay marriage message?
ALL convicted pedophiles have been bi or GAY.
NOT all gays are pedophiles but ALL pedophiles ARE gay.
If you are so sick as to believe you can make a baby out of a mans anus...... These people have no relation to a "right mind"
 May 15, 2015 at 9:06pm
You just proved the point spanky, that instead of debating the facts you just resort in so many words to say that those who question the theory are ignorant/dumb. I always thought it was OK to question science because that’s how we learn right? BTW, saying abiogenesis has nothing to do with evolution is a cop out. Not once have I heard why it has nothing to do with evolution other than “they’re two separate fields.” By saying that and calling those who bring it up dumb then all you’ve done is divide people further. Call us knuckle draggers all you want but remember, these knuckle draggers are a lot smarter than you give them credit for.
May 8, 2015 at 5:25pm
Try the waffle fries with chick-fil-a sauce. You won’t regret it… Ok you may or may not like it but just try it. Most people thing it’s the greatest thing since PB and J.
 May 7, 2015 at 12:09pm
Why are they wanting to baptize the baby in the first place? It doesn’t know what sin is.
AMC Blaze, not HBO. Besides, Tyrese was killed off so, yeah. I just wish people would calm down. Chill folks!
 April 30, 2015 at 6:23pm
No matter what anyone says, you have your mind made up that they are hateful bigots who broke the law and should be severely punished. I’m not saying this to be spiteful, I truly mean it when I say I love you and hope you never have to know loss and confusion like this family is going through. I’ll be praying for you.
 April 30, 2015 at 3:42pm
Actually, I remember when the narrative was, “marriage for two consenting adults” and people were called mad for saying it could open the door for polygamy. Less than ten years later and the narrative is, “as long as they are consenting adults.” The narrative has been changing pretty rapidly. Ten years ago there would have been shock throughout all communities for a gay couple to sue for a wedding cake. Now, it’s deemed almost a hate crime for not doing so. I hope Glenn is wrong but I fear he’s right. Just wait, the churches will be attacked next. This is what the militant groups want. They want to eradicate religion any way they can.
Religion has been the cause of most of the worlds wars. I'm not saying eradicate it, but maybe change your views to their roots of acceptance and peace.
Crabby - ummm not true whatsoever and thoroughly debunked. But you can keep telling that lie...
Not at all true, Crabby Patty.
Educate yourself, please.
"Religion has been the cause of most of the worlds wars."
Prove it; cite your sources.
Crabby, not true by a long shot. Whoever taught you that was either hatefully ignorant or manipulating you. You can do better and think for yourself.
we dont need to be nice to you bigots anymore. Follow the laws or pay-pretty simple
Why do you assume that someone who disagrees with you is unable to allow you to disagree or that a group advocating for equal treatment is militant and wants to destroy all opposition?
Despite the fear mongering, people have been disagreeing with each other for the entirety of the nations history and yet it's still going on, the victors in any given debate did not round up and execute the opposition (figuratively or literally), why would this (SSM\gay rights) be different?
Hey Normanamalgamate, I would suggest being nice to people always. You can be an AH online because there's no repercussion. But in person, you'd best not cross the line for your safety. Don't think we all will turn the other cheek. The idiot who got in my face and spat in it at SF Intl Airport when I returned home from war got his thorax smashed in and his wrist broken while I held it in a wrist lock position. So you and your types can be verbally rude as much as you want. So can we. But if you cross that line, prepare to have your teeth knocked down your throat. Because there are 10's of millions of us, many veterans, and we're not taking rude behavior or confrontation without an immediate and vicious response. Let that be a warning to your to behave well.
I personally(and all other gay people that I know) wouldn’t fight the cake issue because I do not care to give my money to bigots. I also don’t care what the church does, don’t want to eradicate it, but no religion has any right to tell me whether or not I can marry a woman that I love! PERIOD
April 14, 2015 at 7:26pm
There are also these verses that make it completely plain on why one must be baptized.
1 Peter 3:21There is also an antitype which now saves us—baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
Gal. 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Rom. 6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 April 8, 2015 at 3:04pm
Sometimes people have difficulties with their dentures and can’t always wear them nor they the money to fix it. I know because I am going through the same thing. They don’t fit right and I don’t have the money to fix them. I’m 31 and for the past year don’t think I haven’t been embarrassed to smile. I’m always thinking that people are judging me as nothing but white trash who is probably on meth (I’m not BTW). But I feel just as embarrassed and ugly. So maybe think before you tell someone “just put your teeth in.” Some of us can’t afford the dental work.
I have a good way of fixing that problem for you. We had the same problem at one time in our house and we took a Dremel, ever so carefully shaved off the parts that were rubbing, with one of those soft bits (not metal or ceramic) and handed him a tube of Fixodent to fill in any gaps. Worked great, and the dentist said essentially that's what I do just be careful they can break with too much pressure or going too fast.
You’re right scarebear, some people don’t have the money. And I know the struggles of trying to get teeth to fit right. My dad has been struggling with his bottom teeth ever since he got them. But understand something, Mr. Coffindaffer was millionaire. He HAD the money to get good teeth thereby NOT putting him in the same boat as you and my dad.
But my point was mainly to address my frustrations with how Mountaineers are perceived and WHY those perceptions are propagated, not as an attack on people with dentures. Sorry if it came across that way.
 April 7, 2015 at 8:41pm
My question is, if you’re a Christian, why would you watch something this filthy in the first place? Our society is thinking this is OK because so many are watching it. Even History channel is adding cursing and sex scenes to their movies…. History channel!!! We need to stop watching this stuff so hopefully someone will get the message.
The problem with cable is you are paying for all the programs and stations even if you don't watch them. That is why I have not had cable in over 20 years. The same thing is true with Dish and DirecTV, although there is some choice with them. I like the freedom of the internet where I pay for access and then can do or not do whatever.
Why do you even watch cable TV? I am sure pretty much everything offends you. No one is forcing you to watch anything. Nothing wrong with sitting down with a good book.
[-1] April 6, 2015 at 3:51pm
I think the Blaze is just a bit far reaching on this one. The tweet didn’t say to stop eating dessert, it was a suggestion to try fruits instead. I applaud healthy eating and the suggestion to do so. Now if the tweet had said, “Stop eating sugary desserts and demand restaurants start carrying healthier alternatives” then you might have a story there. Suggestions are fine. Banning things like sodas or salt is not.
It starts with the tweet…and then a nudge…and then a push. You will eventually be put into the same boat as children in school. Only ‘healthy’ deemed foods to eat and no other options. The government doesn’t have a responsibility to tell us how to live our lives, end of story. It’s purpose and sole function is to protect and defend the Constitution that has all of our rights on it. Which is being trampled by the way, not sure if you picked up on that yet. Our rights are inalienable and don't originate from the government les' we forget that
 April 5, 2015 at 10:30pm
Since when did freedom of speech and religion disinclude “hate speech” (and by hate speech I mean that with which you disagree)? Just because a person owns a business does not mean they automatically give up their rights just because YOU are offended. Either a person’s rights goes with them wherever they go or they don’t (barring they didn’t commit a crime to lose said rights). Claim hatred and bigotry all you like but it’s still protected whether you like it or not.
 April 5, 2015 at 10:22pm
I would suggest taking the job but letting them know up front your objections and when you set up the cake that you will preach a mini sermon on the dangers of sin and hand out pamphlets.
 April 4, 2015 at 7:01pm
So wait a minute, since when did a private individual give up their personal rights just because they opened a business? Said individual also uses tax payer roads etc. even when they don’t own a business so that’s kind of silly. The point is your rights don’t trump mine. You don’t have a right to my labor as I don’t have a right to yours. Just because I open a business doesn’t give you a right to my work. It’s a contract or agreement. I don’t have to enter that agreement just because you demand it or in the name of “equality.” I’m a private individual with a private business that happens to serve the public but I can choose who I associate my work with. If it goes against my conscious I shouldn’t be pressured into doing it just as you shouldn’t be pressured either.
 March 31, 2015 at 12:30pm
Answer me this Rose, if I open up a privately owned business, do you have a right to my labor? Do you have a right to shut my business down because I refused to give you a service that went against my conscious?
 March 31, 2015 at 1:09am
Rose, did you ever study economics? If you did then surely you remember the difference between the private and public sectors right? A privately owned business, while it may serve the public in some fashion, is still privately owned and run by the discretion of the owner who still has constitutional rights. Public sector is government run facilities. Now, with that said, the whole “people will deny blacks or Jews” argument is really false. No one in their right mind is arguing to allow such things. The argument at hand is, are people who own their own business supposed to give up their right to religion for a want from someone else? Remember, a cake is a want, not a need. Be offended all you want but you do not have a right to my labor just like I don’t have a right to yours.
 March 30, 2015 at 5:38pm
By all means call out all you want. That’s your 1st amendment right. However, you can’t force people through legislation to give up their 1st amendment rights because you’re offended by them. Just because someone owns a business does not mean you have a right to their labor. It’s a contract. I pay you for your services if you will agree to do them. If not then I can go elsewhere with my money. That’s how freedom works. When you have to start forcing business owners to doing what you want then we’ve lost our freedoms and are now on our way to a tyrannical rule. I don’t want that and I’m sure you don’t either.
March 27, 2015 at 2:54pm
I’m baffled by this because I participated in their Veteran’s day program this past year. The principal and the school did a marvelous job in honoring the vets (along with allowing such songs as God bless America and God bless the USA to be played). But it is Warren county, so I shouldn’t be surprised.
 March 26, 2015 at 5:57pm
It’s sad that people call Christians hatemongers, bigots, homophobes etc. and accuse them of being violent when all they are doing is standing up for their views and more often than not, praying for the individuals who ARE hateful and violent.