Aug 28, 2013 at 14:14:03
“I was wondering why *NSync chose to sing a snippet of Gone and Girlfriend which I don't think were their biggest hits and then I realized that Justin wrote them, so I guess he picked those songs. I would have liked them to perform I Want You Back!”
“Save the kid the trouble of being teased at school and help him pick out a different pair of shoes. Especially because it doesn't sound like this boy is gay and when he is older, he is going to wonder what in the world his mom was thinking letting him go to school in girl shoes!”
ashlayne on Dec 11, 2012 at 21:00:40
“First off, the child is 5. There is no sexual preference at freaking 5 years old!! And there shouldn't be this "girl shoes / boy shoes" distinction. I have for most of my life worn boys' and men's clothes because I feel more confident in it and it fits me better. It doesn't make me any less a woman. Get off your homophobic high horse and get on with your life.”
thawalkingman on Dec 11, 2012 at 20:50:43
“Give the class an opportunity to learn not to tease. As a teacher I'd welcome a little boy showing up in pink shoes. Our class would have a cool opportunity to grow.”
Mossdale on Dec 11, 2012 at 20:33:29
“So, tell him when he asks that he was the one who wanted to wear the shoes! What's wrong with that?”
Recalled on Dec 11, 2012 at 20:29:18
“If you're a follower sure. But most of us don't live for others. We are independent and can vote outside of the box.”
SeaSand66 on Dec 11, 2012 at 20:27:37
“"It doesn't SOUND like this boy is gay?" You can tell that all the way over in Iran? Are you serious? Your homophobia apparently exists on many levels. Of course, you don't see it. The bigot is the "last to know."”
Nov 9, 2012 at 12:59:20
“Why is this shocking? The hatefulness of the people who write these comments astounds me. why are Catholics so put down and ridiculed because of their religious beliefs? The Archbishop was simply making a statement to his church, and if you don't belong to the church, then don't mind the statement! Just as gays have the right to a legal union, call it a marriage or not, Catholics have the right to hold true to their teachings and beliefs. If the Church conformed to everything that society said was acceptable, ( ie. premarital sex) then it wouldn't be holding true to the teachings in the bible, church tradition, or doctrine, and would no longer be a true church. Don't hate on the Archbishop for addressing his church. If it isn't your church or your religion then why do you care? Do you care that the Muslim religion views homosexuality as wrong and the Quran teaches against it? It isn't just Christians. Every faith has certain teachings it holds true, and marriage being a union between a man and a woman is one of Catholicism. The Archbishop did not state anything hateful. The Catholic church isn't even against homosexual desires, only in acting upon them, just as it views acting upon improper heterosexual desires as sinful. Just to clear that up.”
Cassyandra on Nov 9, 2012 at 15:31:03
“He is not simply making a statement to his church. I would have no problem with that. He is making a statement about how his personal religious beliefs about this issue should apply to state and federal law. His religious institution also uses tax exempt money to fund "charities" that funnel money into political opposition on these issues. These are the problems.”
ceeenbee on Nov 9, 2012 at 15:30:51
“"The catholic church isn't even against homosexual desires, only acting upon them, just as it views acting upon improper heterosexual desires as sinful."
Yes, but they're not trying to abridge the civil rights of those with improper heterosexual desires. Just to clear that up.”
Donnerskinde on Nov 9, 2012 at 14:38:07
“The reason that we object to it, and the reason why we heap ire and scorn upon the heads of a hatefull church is because You christians keep trying to change the law to deny us our rights, if you kept your beliefs in the church and private fields where they belong then it wouldn't be an issue. You people, keep forcing it down our throats with legislative agendas, huge spending on ad campaigns, complete television networks inciting people to both physical and political violence against us. So, to answer your question as to why catholics are so put down, its because you have tried to enforce legislation that keeps us second class citizens, you have beaten and killed us, you have called us names and lied about us, and you continue to play the martyr while attempting to nail us to the cross. Thats why the hatred, thats why the contempt.”
ceeenbee on Nov 9, 2012 at 14:23:45
“That's right honey. Every faith does have certain teachings it holds true and that's fine. They should keep them to themselves and the other members of their club. When they go further and give money to organizations, and write legislation for them, imposing their particular hang-ups on society as a whole, then I have a problem. The catholic church doesn't like gay marriage? Don't marry gays but, keep your noses out of my life and quit trying to legislate that I be a second class citizen.
See. It's really quite simple and neat when you think of it.”
mercury613 on Nov 9, 2012 at 14:10:59
“"why are Catholics so put down and ridiculed because of their religious beliefs?"
You're not being put down and ridiculed because of your religious beliefs; you're being put down and ridiculed for trying to force your beliefs onto others. As soon as you can recognize the difference, you'll be able to get over your persecution complex.”
NE43 on Nov 9, 2012 at 14:07:55
“Prop 8 overturned a decision by the California Supreme Court. The Archbishop played a major role in support of Prop 8 which was largely funded by the Mormon Church. As both of these religious institutions want to influence public policy and direct their efforts beyond their congregations, they are open to critique. Some of it is misdirected and crass, but it is deeply frustrating that the CC hierarchy tries impose their Vatican-centered ideas on a democracy. Fortunately, most American Catholics do not listen to them.”
StevenWells on Nov 9, 2012 at 14:06:21
“"The Archbishop did not state anything hateful."
Well, yeah, he kinda did. He not only tied the electoral outcomes in four states to "increasing poverty and family fragmentation" (as though gay Americans are somehow responsible for those), he called these votes in favor of equality "disappointing" and suggested that opposite-sex marriages will be rendered "nothing at all" because of them.
If he's simply "hold[ing] true to their teachings and beliefs," nothing more is required than that they perform no same-sex marriages - which they don't - and no statement is necessary. But he felt the need to make it, to imply some vague danger to opposite-sex marriages from which they need to be "defended" - as though same-sex ones will somehow threaten or attack them - and to inject both himself and the church into matters that have nothing to do with either: politics, governance and public policy.
Yes, he has the right to do it, and if he's going to, then his statement's fair game, and whatever reactions it brings about are the consequences to be expected.”
herewegoagain2 on Nov 9, 2012 at 14:04:45
“Don't hate the Archbishop for addressing his church. Despise him for the blatant hypocrisy he shows. Moral authorities do not drive drunk in Gay cruising areas and they do not protect child molesters.”
Ian Llangan on Nov 9, 2012 at 13:36:37
“Honey, do you even KNOW who Jean-Jaques Rousseau was?”
EmmaDarian on Nov 9, 2012 at 13:28:29
“What you seem to be missing is that the Church is trying to codify, selectively, their beliefs about marriage. When it comes to divorce, they're fine just having their beliefs and following them within their church. They marry who they want. When it comes to marriage for same-sex couples, suddenly that's not good enough and they want to make everyone live by their beliefs, including churches that feel it is their obligation to solemnize and recognize marriages between same-sex couples (which means that Catholic Church is lobbying to deny those churches their religious freedom).
Can you get past your knee-jerk defense of the Catholic Church and see this through something other than your "me" filter and see that they are trying to selective make laws based on their religious beliefs that affect us all. When they fight to both ban all divorce except as Jesus allowed for AND marriage for same-sex couples, they might have some credibility. They'd still be wrong and they'd still be trying to deny other people the religious freedom they're pretending they are losing, but at least they would not be quite as hypocritical.”
“Everybody is someone's child. That doesn't excuse individuals from crimes or lewd behavior. That is the most ridiculous statement I have heard regarding her performance and the criticism of it. Something is wrong with our society today where we will excuse vulgar behavior for reasons as simple as that. She should be called out and held to a higher standard of behavior. Her parents should have raised her to be a person of character who would want to contribute more to society than twerking. I'm embarrassed for their whole family.”
“Oh, please! Her parents should be more embarrassed than anyone. I wasn't shocked by her performance, only disgusted that she is trying so hard to be completely vulgar. It's pathetic and sad that the values and characteristics she wants to portray and be noticed for are being over-sexual and provocative, and well, yeah, that's about it.”
“It puzzles me how radio stations didn't stop playing Chris Brown's music after he beat up his girlfriend and acted like an jerk about it, but every retailer is dropping Paula Dean like she committed some heinous crime. Yes, she was ignorant and should not have said what she did, but I could list a ton of celebrities who said or did worse, and are still supported by the general public.”
nakedamerican on Jun 27, 2013 at 12:55:42
“Poor Paula Deen. Let's all cry in her soup.
She deserves everything she is getting AND MORE.
Good for walmart, target, QVC, Novo Nordisk, The food network and all the others who have dropped this hateful ignorant bigot.”
hrc04 on Jun 27, 2013 at 12:52:08
“Excellent point. Except, you know, they did stop playing his music.”
“The Pope did not say anything hateful. He did not use any bigoted language. He did not say that gay people were bad people. The Catholic church believes in treating each human being as Jesus would treat them, with love and respect. However it also believes in encouraging others against sinful behavior. Yes, the Catholic Church believes acting upon homosexual feelings is a sin, as does the Muslim religion and Orthodox Judaism. If you are not Catholic then why do you even care what the Pope says in the first place. If it isn't your religion or your beliefs, then you don't need to care. The Pope was speaking to the Church, preaching the teaching of the Church as its leader, as he should do. Respect Catholic beliefs and tradition as you would expect any person to respect the tradition, beliefs and religion of any other person or culture. Don't be hateful. 99% of Catholics would be happy to hold the hand of any LGBT person out there. Also, to hate on the Catholic church is to hate on one of the largest, if not the largest, charitable organization in the world. In 2009, more than 2,391 local Catholic Charities agencies and institutions provided services to 9,164,981 unduplicated individuals in need of help. Just saying...”