How does that make Jefferson’s assertion any less true?
 June 29, 2015 at 11:42am
Excellent quote, but I’m guessing you’ll receive a lot of down votes from the Blaze crowd for even posting this. Perhaps, without consciously realizing it, they would ultimately prefer a totalitarian theocracy regime. I guarantee that if the Supreme Court and Obama Admin were gutting the Constitution based off of teachings of the Bible then these people would be perfectly fine with that. The religious right wants the power to control, but they just think the wrong people have the power right now.
For all the frothing against Iran, they're too dumb to realize that's essentially the system of government they're advocating for.
Iran forces their lgbltqui into sex reassignment. A MeccaRainbowMosque would know that. Baaah. Baah.
speaking of frothing - here's foo, right on queue...
So, how were you two genius' created equal?
June 29, 2015 at 11:11am
There are over 41,000 different Christian denominations throughout the world. Either one of them is correct or all of them are incorrect. But it’s amazing how people refuse to even acknowledge this simple point, instead, opting for what brand of Christianity best suits them.
I think it's call Freedom to Worship as you see fit. It would seem a lot of people are having a hard time with that concept lately. I say that as long as it doesn't call to harm anyone, leave them alone.
 June 27, 2015 at 2:05pm
[-7] June 26, 2015 at 1:29pm
Well, Franklin Graham, your bible nor your religion is the law of the land. If so, it would be a totalitarian regime since our country was founded. Our founders drafted a GODLESS constitution for a very wise reason.
You're exactly right. And most people who feel like Franklin Graham really and truly want a theocratic government, not a democratic or republic government. But they'll never admit that because that's exactly what Iran has.
The country was prediated on Natural law, not on v15 law.
You intentionally or blindly confuse form and content, as do most socialists. Your claim is but propaganda.
The U.S. Constitution's content is that of a highly spiritual document, authored by deeply spiritual men.
It's form intentionally does not endorse a specific religion, and specifically protects freedom of religion.
This decision went against our democratic government. It went against public referendums and state constitutional ammendments.
This decision went against our republican government. These justices were not elected and had no right to impose their will as they do not represent us. Their job is to enforce the WRITTEN law and interpret OUR Constitution. They have no power to add, expand or create. What they did is despotic.
 June 26, 2015 at 12:49pm
Blest, am I to infer that you would rather see right-wing extremists kill thousands of people than to see all citizens afforded equal protection of the law? Our constitution w/ the amendments was drafted to grant equal rights to ALL citizens, gays included. What you see as destruction, I see as a positive move forward. I do find it ironic that people claim to want the government out of their marriage yet they run to the government via the courts when they get a divorce. I think the only thing we have in common is the belief that our government is far too big and all encompassing. Big government threatens freedom, as does Big Business and the crooked politicians on both sides of the aisle.
"" Our constitution w/ the amendments was drafted to grant equal rights to ALL citizens, gays included." Taking todays ruling to the next step and using your reasoning might mean a tax break for me- I love my siblings, so I'll marry them all, I love one of my minor nieces so I'll add her to the list, might toss in a neighbor or two also- nothing stopping me if equal rights are for ALL citizens- no more state laws on marrying relatives, minors, - and with the way the court is legislating might be able to claim my pets also.
Hey v15….marriage isn’t a "right". It even requires a license by the State to be able to get married legally. That means that the state can deny a license since they are the one’s who issue the licenses. But, it doesn’t mean that Marriage isn’t something that a man and a wife can’t engage in if they don’t have a license. God is the only one who is the determiner of what a valid sacramental Marriage is, and is not. It doesn’t require a license to be validated.
A license is just a piece of paper that helps the government keep track of demographics of the dynamic relationships between individuals in society, their movement within the construct of the government’s influence, and their role as rightful citizens under the protection, and scope of governmental services to them. It helps to keep order and maintain some semblance of control of the populace to ensure proper treatment is afforded to individuals e.x…to make sure polygamy isn’t committed, determining the rightful distribution of community property of divorced couples, etc….etc…etc.
Rights are given to us by God. And, he alone has the Authority to set the parameters of availing ourselves of those rights we seek to enjoy engaging in. Not men. All men can do is attempt to limit, or abolish those rights through the types of decisions made, that will result in oppressive activities because of it, that were exemplified in this ruling.
The problem is that the Supreme Court just created legislation. That sets a precedent, and now all future courts of law will be able to do the same, including ones that are right-wing extremist judges.
See, just because the winds blow in your favor today, that doesn't mean they will in the future. A future supreme court can now, based on today's ruling, use opportunities to push legislation that goes against what you believe.
They blatantly said that the Constitution doesn't matter, and that they can interpret it however they like. So what's to stop a future supreme court from interpreting the Constitution to mean that homosexuals should be killed under Sharia Law?
NOTHING. That's what.
Also, since the SCOTUS no longer abides by the Constitution, there is no reason or logic in caring about what they do or say or think. They have committed Lawfare against the people, and the people are now duty-bound to respond.
Yeah see how equal it will be when THEY MAKE Churches wed against their constitutional rights! This was never about Gay rights it was about the destruction of Christianity!
@V15 -- I read your post three times, and I can't believe 112 people (as I type) actually think that your ridiculous series of contradictions make any sense.
Marriage and divorce should not be within the purvue of the federal government. Unfortunately what this ruling means is that the law will be used not only to allow same-sex couples to marry but it also means that anyone whose religious beliefs or personal convictions run contrary to that ruling will be persecuted...in their jobs, social life and political lives. Watch as it is used as the "bat" to beat "wrong-thinking" people into submission.
tc5, arguably, that is the foreseen endgame.
Do you have a clue about the issue? Or, anything in your diatribe? Speakingoif non-sequiturs, illogic.What are you talking about? Oh, I forgot. It's not about the reality males being created for females and visa versa. And if same sex attraction is innate, then evolution would have eliminated it a long time ago since it does not contribute to the survival of the species never mind he fittest, which they would not be. And studies demonstrate the high rate of childhood molestation by the same sex experienced by same sex indulgers. They also make up 30% of child molesters. Not bad for a group that comprises at best 1.8% of the population. Let's not talk about STDs running rampant in the same sex crowd. And the "bug" chasers, those trying to contract HIV/AIDS. Yes, it is a same sex disease. Do you see a problem here? Nah, I did not expect you to because it is not about reality for proponents or common and statutory law. It is about feelings. Keep running your life this way particularly when spending money.
Right wings are killing people?????????????? WTH???????????????
You cannot change the color of your skin, but you can change your behaviors...instead of accepting this perversion, we should pity these people because they are mentally dysfunctional. The Constitution, which I gather you have never read, does not cover behaviors... these people are no different than the pediophile, people who have sex with animals or killers..they all act on urges.
The equal protections are not being applied to Christians in government, places of work, military, or their own business. The government is far to big and intrusive and corrupt. I do wonder what is being help over Justice Roberts' head for him to come to the screwy conclusions he has come to recently. He is opening a real can of worms without thinking through it clearly. I believe that he is either being bribed or he or his family threatened.
[-12] June 26, 2015 at 12:37am
If you feel this country is dead, then feel free to leave, bud. I’m pretty happy – one less racist flag, one less racist cop! Now go back down in your homophobic bomb shelter, troll. :)
We'd prefer to kick uneducated, dumbed down dolts such as yourself out so we'll start there. Racist cop? How the heck did you get that from this picture and article. You sir (or mam) are an idiot.
[-3] June 25, 2015 at 10:39pm
The same Bill O’Reily that lied about covering the Falkland War from a war zone when he wasn’t even there? Give me a break!
 June 22, 2015 at 3:30pm
Blink, I’m starting to feel sorry for the Ken Hams of the world because their ideology is becoming more and more absurd the more that science advances. And, by dong so, these Christians have painted themselves into a corner where their beliefs are just that – beliefs, devoid of facts, reality, logic, and even common sense.
So believing that everything came from nothing, and life came from non-life, and that literally everything on earth is related despite the fact that these beliefs are contrary to several established scientific laws and the evolutionary theories cannot be observed or tested as science requires—those beliefs are full of common sense, logic, reality, and facts?
'Something came from nothing'
Theist belief, not a scientific one. Science does not say something came from nothing but if you're going to pull the 'something cannot come from nothing' argument, where did god come from? Oh wait, god gets a free pass on your own BS.
And every living thing on earth is related and science has no problem with that, no law or theory dictates otherwise.
Right. Because atheism doesn’t operate on any beliefs at all. I mean if you start out all of your posts saying “Atheism isn’t a faith or a belief. I don’t believe atheism is true” then you’d save people a lot of trouble. Otherwise, say “I believe atheism is true” and we’ll not have to discuss what you mean by “belief”.
But you’re right. I mean, here’s the basic logical path of atheism:
1. Evolution is science.
2. I do science with my brain.
3. My brain is the result of a mindless, unguided evolutionary process.
4. Mindless, unguided processes cannot be trusted.
5. My brain cannot be trusted.
6. The science that I do with my brain cannot be trusted.
7. Evolution cannot be trusted.
I bet Ken Ham is feeling pretty stupid right about now. I mean, with iron-clad logical incoherence like that, why would ANYBODY be skeptical of it?
Atheism is lack of belief in gods. An atheist does not have to understand, know about, or accept evolution. Past that you are making wonderful strawmen fallacies about science in general.
1. Yes, it is.
2. In part, yes.
3. You don't understand evolution apparently.
4-7: Refer to 3.
Or just quit making strawmen.
blink, "Theist belief, not a scientific one. Science does not say something came from nothing but if you’re going to pull the ‘something cannot come from nothing’ argument, where did god come from?"
So If science does not say something came from nothing, where does that something come from? The fact that you can't see how foolish that is frightening.
The big bang is, by it's very description, something happening to something. You will find no scientist anywhere at anytime saying something came from nothing, and the fact that they don't yet have an answer to satisfy you doesn't mean they "think" anything.
It is theists who believe in the 'something from nothing' idea and because they believe that they have to believe a god did it.
We do not yet know what came before the big bang, but nowhere in science will you find the concept of 'something came from nothing'.
So the actual question is not 'where did everything come from', we know where it came from, it came from the big bang but 'what came before the big bang', and the answer to that is we don't know yet.
 June 22, 2015 at 3:22pm
If you believe that the world is 6,000 years old, then I really do not want you voting in any election anyways. Just my thoughts.
Why acknowledge that when you can just say racist and white in the same sentence, right?
 June 14, 2015 at 7:17pm
I think once you open the “trans” door then you can be trans-anything, which is great if you want to live in a world of absurdities. I, however, would rather it be characterized as a mental illness, because it’s the only rational and sane argument that I’ve heard thus far.
It's merely keeping up with the Joneses, no getting even required.
Getting even with what? The gay community has the choice to refuse to bake a wedding cake for a traditional marriage, a gay dj can deny to play music at a religious event. The difference is that the gay baker or business owner will not be publicly shamed and sued. Oh it will make news, but the point made will be much different and the story will quickly disappear.
You’re a moron! It’s not “getting even”, it’s about practicing your faith, and when you can be forced against your will to act in opposition to your faith, what’s next? Is that when they turn family members against each other and encourage people to report their parents for politically incorrect thoughts? That’s already been done in Nazi Germany and it didn’t work then and, God willing, won’t work here. We just need people who THINK instead of FEEL they are right.
This is not about Christianity it is about religious liberty. So important this nation was founded on it. This is as far away from freedom as you can get.
 June 12, 2015 at 10:22pm
More and more police these days are just tax enforcers/extortionists.
Yeah, they killed that guy in New York for selling one cigarette at a time on the street. Tax enforcers is right. Insane tax enforcers enforcing INSANE laws made by legislators run completely amok. You think California is bad? I'd advise you to stay clear of the East Coast then.
 June 9, 2015 at 3:54pm
The most important thing to do about denying is to deny to yourself that you have denied. It’s a very hard mental state to be in. So once you deny something you have to protect yourself. You have to quickly forget that you denied anything. If you do manage to reach that moment of pure stupidity then you’ll actually never know it. Thus it is with creationism.
v15 - first off my post had nothing to do with creationism but and really nothing about the age of our planet........I however do question the validity of our planet being 75 million or billion or whatever the most popular theory is.......you can carbon date or whatever you want all day long but there is no possible way to know exactly how old our planet is or how it was created is there........it's just theory.......Even if you believe in God created the heavens and the earth the Bible doesn't go into great scientific depth to explain exactly how it took place other than it was just there!! Basing the age of bones on carbon dating or whatnot would get you a positive age to a certain point but after thousands of years who is to say that doesn't speed up or slow down the aging process........NOBODY KNOWS..............Science is based in part on theory.....
Yeah, that theory about all life being created by a big "firecracker" exploding in the sky is real believable
 June 7, 2015 at 10:02pm
Death Penalty according to Blaze readers:
Climbers take nude photo in Malaysia = Death
Boston Marathon Bomber = Death
Soldier kills 17 women & children = No Death and may God be with him.
Well, I'm glad we're not completely alone v15 in this sea of hypocrisy know as The Blaze Comment Section.
As I was reading these posts I was thinking right along those lines.
The double standard of many who regularly post here is once AGAIN on display.
Personally I think that only killing of innocents is a crime deserving of death as a punishment. (So this guys would be a good candidate.)
But I thought you leftists were all about not wanting people to suffer, so this guy finding a way to forgive himself should be a comment you should be loving (assuming you have any consistency yourself).
Who are the leftists? I can tell you, I am NOT one.
But it's what I expect from a neo-con like yourself, that doesn't have a core set of beliefs or values. Righties should be sad that YOU consider yourself among their ranks.
Ah yes the relatively meaningless neocon card. (AKA "a conservative that I disagree with") In your case I will accept that relatively meaningless label. So you aren't a leftist, you just play one on TV or whatever, fair enough...
To discuss the actual topic: So you are saying then that you want all people in prison to suffer as much as possible? You heartless non-leftist.
You’ll play the neo-con card because it’s the only ones you have in your hand. As for it being meaningless...when Democrats take the presidency in 2016, neo-con’s, LIKE YOU, will be responsible for handing it to them. Still meaningless?
And I don’t believe that everyone in prisoner should suffer. Unlike you, I think America has too many prisoners as it is. Also unlike you, I make the distinction between who should “rot” in prison and those that shouldn’t, could be determined as to whether their “crime” was victimless or not. Since the soldier in this article that you so admire has SIXTEEN victims, I guess even a moron like you can figure out who’s side I’m going to be on.
It means different things to different people, thus it is meaningless. I didn’t play the card you did, I just accepted that you needed to say something to make yourself feel better, and I’m all about helping people so I accepted the label so you could feel better about yourself.
You don’t want this guy to suffer and you don’t want him in prison. But since you disagree with me on all things (I think that is the gist of your last comment) so you don’t want him put to death either. So you want him released? I take it back, you are a true humanitarian non-leftist.
And you are truly a hypocrite and your posts have proven that. Typical progressive neo-con.
And you still haven't said anything.
I’ve said plenty. It’s not my fault you can’t understand anything other than your own bullshxt hypocrisies. But that’s what I would expect from a member of the 2+2=5 crowd.
June 3, 2015 at 5:47pm
The sad thing is that I’ve watched the Blaze turn into an echo chamber of paranoia and blind hate. And if you have an opposing opinion, then you are labeled a “troll” working for Soros. I follow the Blaze but I’m much more liberal than most of the people who comment here and it’s sad to see so much hate for anyone who is liberal, LGBT, black, Muslim, atheist, etc. Plz stop marginalizing people and causing division. Thanks.
v15 O'reilly has done more for the military wounded warriors cancer and other causes.
He makes no money on his books either.
So go listen to PeeWee Herman oops Rachal Madow on MSNBC.
What a moron you are