““That’s her right to make that decision, because that’s her body.”” Wrong…The body that loses its head, that’s whose body it is. It’s not hers. The innocent blood that is shed weighs more than than the life that sheds it. Not all sin is the same, because not all is an assault on innocent blood.
It’s always a good idea to read what God has to say before opening your mouth. You might get published.
She made the choice when she decided to have unprotected sex. Full deny-ability and zero responsibility.
March 1, 2015 at 6:50pm
Not the best forum for such witty repartee…Let’s look: What does the NT say about eating shriimp? Ah…”Rise, Peter…Kill and eat…” The food laws applied to Israel, and were a shadow.
Here’s a harder question: What does the NT say concerning homosexuality? Romans 1 is pretty clear. So is Revelation. Re-write if you need to justify yourself in your own eyes…but what’s written is what’s given for our instruction. Fantasies do abound…but they’re not very instructive. There was a point to marriage…and a purpose. That purpose still remains…until we are male and female no longer in the resurrection, which is one of the unique claims of Christianity, btw.
 March 1, 2015 at 6:41pm
“They also do great health care and kindergartens.” They sure do. They even arm the kindergartens and hospitals, firing rockets from them on one side, and firing rockets on them from the other. They do cradles and nurseries…schools and clinics…They do anything that serves as human shields…on their side. And they fire on anything that breathes on the other side. We can say they are terrorists…and extremely effective propagandists…and lying college professors.
So is eating shellfish according to the bible…ever had a nice serving of abomination shrimp? Is eating shrimp as bad as being gay?
February 18, 2015 at 1:38pm
When you come to me with your statistics, you define the source of your science. Truth cannot be determined by a poll…only credulity is revealed in these. You are moved by polls, and you spend your time there. Watch the climate change on our neighbor Mars…if the change is analogous to the change we experience here you can be sure that George Bush’s sole SUV on that planet did not cause it. If you can be convinced that the cataclysmic climate change that took Rome’s Imperial vinyards in Scotland and made of them an obscure and unsung memory was caused by man, you are moved by fantasy. And if you know nothing of the Scottish vineyards, you have not measured the natural variations of climate by any scientific means. It’s not a matter of religion. Heard of the sun’s activities lately? Do you suppose man had something to do with that? Have you read of the impact the inactivity has had on the globe we inhabit? I’m sorry that you’re a liberal. It only leads me to believe that you have not yet paid your fair share…and I’m sorry to say that others will be doing your charitable work for you…because you’re not smart enough in their eyes to do what is right.
 February 18, 2015 at 1:18pm
We represent God’s intention for His people…male and female represent the mystery of Christ and His Church. Does this poor foolish man believe that Christ is coming for His groom? That is blasphemy and foolishness that compromise always brings. Love is not diminished in light of Truth…but sin’s grip loses its hold. You have to be like this pastor and cling to sin willfully to be more confused.
 February 17, 2015 at 10:50am
Here are several points of similarity: For ten years, America backed the Nazis: They represented Science, Evolution, Progress. To this day, their prophetess for America, Margaret Sanger and her “Planned Parenthood,” eugenics and artificially induced, Nazi-inspired “evolution” is the curriculum our schools choose. For decades, now, America backs reasonable tyranny…represented in every Muslim state. Islam teaches that we cannot govern ourselves. That has become the keystone of our American Progressive government. Islam is not a threat to the Neo-American way of life as enforced by Clinton/Bush/Obama…The US Constitution and the Fathers who designed it to protect freedom and God-given rights. That has become the threat today.
“Reasonable Tyranny” is (with apologies) “A phrase that will live in infamy” and, unfortunately, justifiably so. Good going with a great descriptive phrase.
 February 17, 2015 at 10:18am
These teens can learn to spell gaol…a skill Americans forgot. A quick trip can remind them of their past present and future…And they’ll learn, jail or gaol…it’s not the spelling, but the consequence that counts, for a long time.
February 17, 2015 at 10:15am
Shallow. Don’t need rubbers for this one…Don’t even need soles to stay dry. Not even the socks are threatened.
 February 13, 2015 at 11:37am
Thanks for your response.
I’m inclined to think it’s free-thinkers who say such things. I’m a Christian, former pastor, former missionary to France, closed Islamic countries…and freer countries of the Middle East. I’ve been told by Christians what to say, what to think…and I’ve been taught by One Higher how to respond to anyone who thinks they can control Truth by force-spewing error, and shutting up the truth in lies. Truth always comes out: They have lied about global warming. They have lied about Islam. They still lie about Islam…and a school that teaches kids to examine what is taught, not to accept it outright, that is a school that trains leaders in humility to lead.
The veracity of folks who say what you say here is easy to prove: Are you afraid of Christians teaching in the public schools? Is man-caused climate change debatable? Is Islam a “religion of peace?” Is there a “religion of Peace?” Can one teach a student to differentiate between Muhammed and Jesus?
If you are not afraid of these questions, I believe that you are as you have said. You’re open to laying labels aside, and to debate facts and history. You belong in the public schools, teaching kids.
February 13, 2015 at 11:25am
Look up “child human sacrifice.” Read some of the accounts of what Cortez and his men faced in Aztec lands. Read of societies that practice cannibalism. Do you need more? No problem. Read what was going on in Canaan when Israel was sent in to put a stop to it. The religions of Baal are so repugnant, you will be hard pressed to even find honest appraisal.
 February 13, 2015 at 10:58am
“‘One of the things I’ve learned, because I’ve watched both cultures all the way through … one of the biggest things is that the more socialism encroaches on you in society … the less [people] think for themselves,’ she warned.”
Of course…that’s the point of a progressive tyranny. The “philosopher king” has a pre-approved philosophy, not open to debate. You are not allowed to think…you are taught what to think, and that cannot happen in home-schooling. We home schooled all eight of our kids, and made them ready for the local high school where I teach. . .and where many would have these kids spoon fed. Not here. In this small corner of New England, we’re not afraid to debate and differ.
My wife is from Sweden. We did not raise our kids there, we just prepared them to move there equipped…if they should dare, and so choose.
"You are not allowed to think…you are taught what to think, and that cannot happen in home-schooling"
Having observed Americans from different parts of the country, I would say that it's almost always Conservatives who say such things. They use the same phrases and repeat the same conceits and make the same putdowns and they walk lockstep with other Conservatives: they always condemn Liberals and then tell us to "think for yourself". I was thinking for myself. I've always base my opinions on research I've done and continue to do. And no one tells me what to say. They may say, "You shouldn't have said that!" and they might be right. But even then, I stand by my words.
I'm sorry. I am a critical thinker. I am a free thinker. I am a LIberal. I have CAREFULLY considered such things as Global Warming. I do not find it "debatable" because the preponderance of scientific evidence makes it clear that massive climate change is occurring and it has happened as the use of fossil fuels has escalated. I think the lies being told are coming from the Conservative media. I also know that 65% of Fundamentalist Christians believe it is not occurring and that the issue is not settled. My research also tells me that only 35% of Catholics believe this to be true. The rest of the world, 80% of the non-Christians believe it is occurring.
Do I believe that Islam is a "religion of Peace"? No, but in fairness, I also recognize the violent and bloody and burned-to-a-crisp history of Christianity. I am a student of history. Do I want "Christians" teaching their dogma in public schools? The answer is not, "no"; the answer is " OH! H3LL NO!" I'm Catholic, I've been told multiple times I am not a Christian. I have been told that unless I embrace Fundamentalist Protestantism, I will be going to hell. My husband and daughters are Jewish. I lived in Asia and I've dealt with many Muslims and some Hindus as well as Buddhists and Confucianists. I have taught the basic tenants of these faiths in a Social Studies class in public schools. I also taught about the historical Jesus, Yeshu bar Yosef. Other faith and questions do not scare me. I no longer teach.
I read your response. I don't really care if you don't think I've paid my fair share. I probably make more money than you and pay more in taxes than you do, and then there's my husband's income. I don't go buy polls to determine what I think. I go by what scientists have to say. I was merely pointing out that you hold an opinion found in a particular group and not shared by the rest of us. This group tends to be impervious to science and scientific methods and instead prefer to cling to sectarian superstitions. Yes, climate change has occurred in the past, but at much slower rates. You can't pump all those chemicals into the air and water without having some affect. You choose to point to extraneous facts and then accuse the scientists of lying. It's easier to do that then to consider the consequences of our current lifestyle. Tell me, do you believe that Jesus will come and blink his eyes and save the world from climate change so it doesn't matter what we do? You've looked at a few cherry-picked factoids and jumped to a whopping conclusion that you know better than lying scientists. That does not make you a critical thinker, at least in my book.
 February 12, 2015 at 3:17pm
Next to global warming…Obama might be the second greatest threat to this planet. Who turns the office into a massive comical selfie?
Oh…yeah…Jimmy Carter in his blue jeans.And he’s still a threat, too.
February 12, 2015 at 3:14pm
” It is our desire and intention to respect the beliefs and constitutional freedoms of all our students at Yulee High School.”
Why do you lie like that? It is not your desire to respect the beliefs and constitutional freedoms of all your students. It is your desire to kowtow to the unbelief and judgmental intolerance of a tiny minority of your students, and to squelch any other freedoms that Christians have had historically…particularly to bless others.
 February 10, 2015 at 4:03pm
The thought that a society can be so polluted that any vestige remaining would pollute the rest is repugnant to our modern way of thinking…as we nod in agreement when the ninety-five year old nazi war criminal is executed. History has known whole societies of child molesting predators, who preyed on the innocent as a matter of religious devotion.
"History has known whole societies of child molesting predators, who preyed on the innocent as a matter of religious devotion."
Who are you referring to?
Based on actual studies, based on per capita, education, etc, the most common child molester and child abusers are first blacks (mostly democrats) and then secondly, latinos (mostly democrats).
Child abuse rates amongst preachers tends to be below the average. Liberal teachers also tend to have a higher than normal incidence of child abuse.
 February 10, 2015 at 3:58pm
“The cutting…the chopping…that’s not the issue…” Not for the Imam with the two hands. For the guy wielding the scimitar, for the one handed man…that’s arguably a major percentage of the issue.
 January 25, 2015 at 6:35am
“Putting the assault aside?” Are you serious? You’re saying there is just cause to assault a teacher?
Man we’ve become sick. “Automatic enrollment or compulsory attendance does not constitute a contractual arrangement?” Nonsense. You have written the most absurd caricature of everything that’s wrong with our entitlement mentality. There are rules of conduct in my privileged classroom. You don’t follow them, there are consequences.
I don’t “confiscate” cellphones. I remove them from temptations. Unsanctioned use of cellphones constitutes a threat to the integrity of my class, as students photograph tests and quizzes, answers…or threaten others…or set up illicit rendezvous as I’m teaching. It’s understood that I will decide in my hallowed room of learning when cellphone use is appropriate. It is a contract.
Oh…and it is understood that no student will slam me to the floor.
Do not put the assault aside, or you sanction anarchy.
If the kiddos don't want to follow the rules, don't mandate their attendence!
It was put aside for the sake of arguing the topic of confiscation.
 January 25, 2015 at 6:30am
What? It’s a school. This is a classroom. Robbed of his cellphone? There are rules of decorum in a classroom. It’s contractual and clearly understood: You don’t take out your cellphone in class and disrupt the class, interfering with classmates’ right to learn. “Confiscation” is not punitive, it’s merely enforcing a code. I never keep a cellphone. It’s always in plain sight, ready to be restored to its owner at the end of the class. To suggest that a teacher must now bow to the ubiquitous god-phone is absurd. Students take photos of tests, threaten others during a class, pass on information that must not be circulated for the integrity of the class. Teaching good manners is part of our job…I’m actually shocked at your response.
I agree. It's this teacher's classroom! He has every right to confiscate whatever is a distraction. chips1 has the same "the world OWES me a living" mindset as most of the liberal LEECHES on society!
January 23, 2015 at 10:46am
I hate it when they play the Koch card…That’s like playing the Fox card or the Beck card.
January 22, 2015 at 5:50pm
From your article: “Temperature can change air pressure, lowering it because the molecules that make up the gas are less active. However, the weather for the AFC Championship would have deflated the balls set aside for the Colts as well as the Patriots. Only the Patriots balls were found to be deflated.” Doesn’t add up. Where did each team store their balls? When were they brought to the field? I have eleven balls, some of which were off by as much as 2 psi? How many of which? All of which? One of which? When were these measurements taken? Has anyone wanting to make an issue of this watched the game? Tell me which of the spectacular catches, tackles, throws, calls…timing were directly affected by as much as 2 psi?