affetz applied to the USSS many years ago and was rejected. Why? Is he retaliating against the agency? It is important to know why Chaffetz was rejected.
October 2, 2015 at 9:44am
The only interesting part of the story is 24,000 weekly attendees. How many more watch on TV? That leads to how much money does this pastor make from these simple people? Obviously many millions of dollars. As a grifter the pastor has learned the poorest, least educated and least sophisticated people will follow religion with such voracity as to give the few dollars they have to a millionaire. Many pastors should be investigated for fraud. In return for money they sell a non-existent product, which is salvation and heaven. And tax the churches. It’s time they pay their share.
So you know the character of this man. You know what his salary is. You know the people in the church.
You have prejudged the man, and the people. You have done so with generalization. You have done so without fact, based on your opinion. You have used this to denigrate two diffferent groups-pastors and churchgoers.
This is the definition of ignorant bigotry. Do you wish to hold to it, or withdraw your statements until you have investigated the pastor and his congregation?
His father is the pastor of my former church. He was an outright honest man. Usually the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Kyle spoke at our church several times. He seemed to follow his own message.
You could go online and listen to him. See if he's a money-grubber like you think.
[-1] October 2, 2015 at 9:33am
Trash…the pope or davis? Probably both.
 October 2, 2015 at 9:32am
And? It is a ridiculous argument. New laws and ordnances are common place. She has experienced them before. The argument falls flat. Personal mythical beliefs and the real world can not coincide or bigots like Davis can cause undo harm to innocent people who are following the law. It is a mild form of anti-American terrorism.
 October 2, 2015 at 9:28am
No doubt the Vatican back peddled on this one! Showing support for one of the most rightfully hated people in the country showed no wisdom or heavenly divine intelligence. The multi-time divorced adulterous whore, all things the catholics fume against, meets the pope. The Vatican realized the pope met with a recognized bigot and hate filled person. They had no choice to back down. As she is forgotten about, more and more marriages occur which are remembered and that is important. Meaning she has lost and quickly fading in to the sewer of history.
For hate, turn around and look in the mirror...Take the plank out of your own eye, before removing the speck from another.
Vaman Ask Jesus to reveal Himself to you. Jesus is love, peace, and joy. You are blaming us for your suffering instead of your lifestyle which is the cause.
[-1] October 1, 2015 at 2:32pm
Iran has been vowing for 40 years to annihilate Israel. What’s happened with those threats? Chirp, chirp, chirp. Nothing, of course. It’s talk. The Israelis, thanks to American tax payers, have one of the most sophisticated military in the world and a contingent of nuclear weapons. Even if Iran did have nuclear weapons, they would never use them. Israel would wipe them off the map. The Israel fetish in this county is perpetuated by christian radicals who believe in the armageddon fairytale and other biblical nonsense. Shamefully these people support spending tax payer money to help a country which will be the setting of a pretend futuristic war.
You're a rather ignorant person, aren't you, scarecrow?
Agreed. These foolish Conservatives who follow BNY like flies to ish seems to forget the brutal dictator we installed.
They seem to forget that Isreal had been lying about having nukes for years.
Iran wants nukes for the same reason NK did, for leverage on the international stage.
Iran would use nuclear weapons now (why else are they so intent on building this bomb.) Israel would only use nuclear weapons in defense/retaliation of this attack. Iran would initiate an attack - if they go undetected Israel is toast (literally and figuratively.) Why didn't we use tax payer money to aid in the green revolution in Iran to overthrow the Mullahs - Obama didn't lift a finger.
 October 1, 2015 at 2:24pm
It seems to be a silly prank, but the overall message is definitely clear. Marriage equality is here and the law of the land. The bigots are few and will fall to the sewer of history soon enough.
Chaffetz was absurd during the Secret Service congressional hearings. Talking about shooting anyone who jumps the fence. To include a couple of drunk college kids and military veteran. He wanted the USSS to shoot a veteran! We know how blazers feel about veterans. He may have to suffer the price. No loss. He’s a horrible politician.
Chavez is one of the good guys. The SS is not what it used to be. They are fleeing there as fast as they get trained.The NBA just hired several of them. None want to be on Obama's or Hillary's detail.
This is an outrage that they go after a Congressman for doing his job.
Talk about confusing the issue! The SS used their official status to attempt to injure a political opponent. That is an illegal act totally separate from his behavior during the committee meetings. Get it thru your head: it is illegal to release private information without the person's permission.
 September 18, 2015 at 10:28am
A jay walking violation, which is nonsense anyway, turned in to a police lock down. Sounds normal.
Although, with the current anti-police climate, I would guess the kid was looking for a heavy handed response. So he subtly goaded the officer into an overly aggressive reaction. Could be a big payoff.
 September 18, 2015 at 9:22am
This is angry fist shaking. Even if it did pass, the state courts would nullify it immediately. The slack-jawed, banjo playin’ crowd acting out, like petulant children. Tennessee would still have slavery if it could.
Your un-bigoted tolerance is brilliantly shining through. One could just taste the rainbow.
Ah yes, when you can’t win on the merits of an argument, simply resort to name-calling. Bravo, Vaman. It worked in the third grade; why shouldn't it work now?
Oh, btw, the banjo is of African-American origin. So, I guess that makes you a racist ;)
They would argue more with you but they're looking for their spittoon .
[-1] September 18, 2015 at 9:11am
Evangelicals, pentecostals, southern baptists and other radical protestant groups must be angry the man in the funny hat is coming to congress. They would prefer a “pastor” or “bishop” to rile up the crowd.
This is the best pope in history. He rejects extremism and embraces tolerance and love for others; all qualities which are foreign to the fundamentalists of this country.
Actually the most loving and accepting people I know are Christian...the least are progressive fascists...here is your sign.
he IS a pastor AND a Bishop.
They still aren't happy.
He is the biggest phony ever. He is the wolf in sheep clothing and has come to bring many in to a false doctrine. Did you know he is making an murderer a saint? Yes, the person colonized the native americans killing and torturing them. This Pope will divide many and spread communism.
Yawn. Any more bigotry you wish to express?
This Jesuit pope doesn’t preach about Jesus Christ and Him Crucified, he is preaching another gospel, he is replacing true faith with this phony faith that they are working toward as the “new religion”, Creation is worshipped instead of the Creator. The Bible tells us about such deceivers that would come and deceive many; 1 Tim 4:1 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” Know your Bible or else you may fall into the deception that it is being described here.
[-9] September 17, 2015 at 3:22pm
This really nice story turned in to a christian pandering story. Just shameful and pathetic, blaze. Unfortunately, god missed the endless prayers for help in the past. God also missed the opportunity to not make the man homeless. God also missed the chance to find the man a home and the care he desperately needs. Luckily god heard the McDonald prayer. He just works in the most mysterious of ways!
So, God is mentioned and you have your pavlovian knee-jerk reaction to it.
Don't worry, God still loves you even if you don't love Him.
 September 17, 2015 at 11:21am
The entire article is absurd. The “liberty institute” in another groups which sells itself as “legal experts” but are really just religious fanatics, where the law is secondary to christianity. Real legal experts are clear on the matter. Davis has no case in any argument she has made so far. The Liberty Counsel, led by radical christian and homophobe, Mat Staver continue these useless legal battles. The courts continue to deny her claims of “religious conscience”. Davis is too ignorant and simple to formulate the arguments, so the Liberty counsel is playing here for the fool. Staver gets more attention (no matter how negative), gets more donations and Davis just keeps drowning in the slop. Davis is actively attempting to push her bigoted fanatical agenda on the government and public. She will continue to fail. It’s unbelievably obvious, but like muslim extremists, Davis cannot see the obvious, which is she is horrible wrong. A longer jail term and removal from the clerk position is the only remedy. Her own backwards belief system is destroying her life. She is incapable of understanding that an imaginary god cannot dictate real life. That includes her references to the goat herders guide to the universe (bible).
Clearly it’s an illegal show-boating maneuver. The courts will handle this decisively. Say good bye to christian only prayers in this little town. Correctly so. This is not a christian nation and if someone wants to say a prayer to Jack from the Beanstalk at those meeting, that’s America.
Whine louder. Sounds like you just said a little prayer to dingle Barry.
[-3] September 17, 2015 at 8:49am
The employees were just objecting do to “religious conscience” conflicts. They cannot serve police because of a “sincerely held religious objection”.
[-4] September 16, 2015 at 8:39am
The Family Research Council is a known and accepted hate group. Tony Perkins has direct ties to white supremacist groups and fully supported Josh Dugger after his admitted criminal and immoral behavior. These are only two examples of the FRC and its leaderships horrible behavior and belief system. Perkins, his gaggle of racists and bigots do not lend any credibility to this Davis hero idea, which is popular amongst radicalized christian extremists and hate mongers. The victimization falsehood falls flat with little evidence required. No one stopped Davis from being a christian. She was stopped from enforcing her rigid religious ideology of hate on others, to include the county staff and those attempting to get married. She is a multi-failed marriage philanderer and criminal, nothing more. It’s shocking to see any presidential candidate attend such an event. It’s akin to attending a Klan rally, but candidates with any hope of becoming president are not attending. All-in-all, these carnival sideshow events only disgust Americans.
 September 15, 2015 at 12:08pm
Millennials have never supported the GOP. The idea is laughably preposterous. Who? Huckabee and Cruz must be the old white people the author is referring to. The GOP has become so radicalized, it represents the antithesis of what millennials stand for.
Screeching about the end of America . The absolute and ridiculous support for anti-gay hate mongering, support of Israel, Kim Davis and the destruction Planned Parenthood. The total denial of science in multiple subject areas. These are the main focuses of the GOP. Millennials are the most educated group in American history and that allows them to see through the panic inducing paranoia and outright lies of the GOP. Those tactics work on the uneducated and unsophisticated.
[-2] September 15, 2015 at 11:54am
Adults dunking each other and children in tepid dirty water. Just keep the ridiculous rituals off of public land. Especially keep radical christian identity rituals and teachings away from children. It’s form of child abuse.
Sure it is. Really hurts you doesn't it?
Was your leg broken, pocket picked, or both?
It's safer for him or her to hate Christians. He or she or it will keep it's fat head.
Teaching our kids to help each other and forgive another person's downfalls is a form of child abuse? I'm not surprised since everyone nowadays would much rather teach their kids to have a "me, myself, and I" mindset. People such as yourself are the main problem with the U.S. today.
September 3, 2015 at 1:52pm
She can practice her faith…from jail. Will god send her a pie with a hacksaw in it?
You just love to be falsely persecuted, don’t you?
I think if enough people ( serious Christian conservatives only) prayed and prayed on this matter, then it is quite possible that God would rise up in anger and bake her this pie with the file in it...
Oh wait...I forgot..he's just a figment of my imagination...
Good idea for the movie though !
 September 3, 2015 at 1:48pm
Davis is an immoral criminal. The divorces, bastard children and now this. She can rot in a cell until she chooses to comply with the law and simple human civility. The Liberty Council, with Mat Staver will now gradually walk away from her. They can fill their coffers because of the famed and fictional “christian persecution” song-&-dance. His mission is accomplished, using this ignorant woman for financial gain. Very christian of him. Davis has reaped what she has sowed. Per Ben Carson, Davis will exit jail a lesbian. So will she hate herself and have to get another divorce? A sinner because of multiple divorces, having children while divorced and now a lesbian…but gays are ruining marriage. Simple woman. You radical christians have very difficult lives.
And you radical gays are an intolerant hate filled group that will face a very warm after life.
You sound miserable and full of hate for people who have different beliefs than yours. Her beliefs do not make her want to kill persons. Same sex couples could simply go to another county to get the license. Why pick on her Christian beliefs. She does not hate gays. Her name is on the license issued to endorse the marriage. This is against her beliefs. The Constitution prohibits limiting freedom of religion.
Why do you hate Christians? Why all the hate? I'm a Christian, and I don't hate you.