“Massachusetts has had marriage equality the longest of any state. It also has one of the lowest divorce rates. Coincidence? Maybe, but contrast that with states where religiosity is considered a requirement to exist, but that have the highest divorce rates.”
grandmablue on Jun 30, 2013 at 19:08:57
“A few years ago James Dobson's Focus on the Family magazine included a study by Barna, the religious researcher, that ranked divorce rates by religious affiliation.
At the top of the list, with the most divorces, were evangelical Christians.
Tied for last place, with the fewest divorces, were Lutherans and atheists.
All Dobson had to say was, "We have more work to do."”
“The original definition was one man and all the women he could buy from their fathers. Is that what you want?”
BCaliber on Jun 30, 2013 at 19:03:42
“Hey, there is this neat tool called "Google search". If you look up the original definition of marriage, it was a union between one man and one woman. So I believe in the original definition, not the one you just made up.”
“Kevin, do you think it is okay for DIs to use words like ni**er, k!ke, and sp!c to motivate recruits, too?”
TabaskoKat on May 25, 2013 at 14:33:29
“they do and as a black man that will come unglued with the use of that word...... its tolerated. and because its spread amount everyone and every race to deep seated conotations of the word lose their meaning in the context of recruit training”
Kevin Gettings on May 25, 2013 at 14:14:15
“Not motivate, strip away all the pre-existing thoughts that a person might bring into the training scenario. Reverse psychology. At least that is the way I am trying to rationalize this. Obviously, I do not condone the behavior, I am just trying to understand it.”
“Actually, the majority of the founders were deists, and not "Juedo-Christian." Read some real history, and not the revisionist drivel handed down to you by your mind controllers.”
bnevin on May 12, 2013 at 14:13:57
“The majority was Episcopalian/Anglican, 54.7%; do your homework little guy.”
bnevin on May 12, 2013 at 09:56:42
“Bull Dust. You might want to read some more (or anything) about our founders and visit D.C ad look around. Start with the Supreme Court building; THREE sets of the Ten Commandments. Wise up MT and quit with the constant liberal progressive rewrite of history.”
“You fret about matters not at hand, presumably to show a "parade of horribles" if gay couples have marriage equality. And FYI, many states do permit marrying an underage person, with that underage person's parent's consent.”
“According to your theory, to obtain marriage an opposite-sex couple must prove fertility before being issued a marriage license. Is that the case?”
Tom Berndt on Mar 24, 2013 at 20:59:35
“Not at all. Any man and woman can have a child with time. A doctor or two may claim otherwise, but doctors have proven to be wrong at times. Regardless of what any doctor claims, every male has the physical properties to unite with any woman, who has the physical properties to receive the male. There is always the possibility of life to come about between the two. To claim that their situation may be one where one or the other is not fertile is to depend on a doctor's claim. There's no need for that.”
“Of course, you mean you are also against opposite-sex couples who cannot conceive naturally to not be allowed to adopt or conceive in vitro, correct?”
VoiceofMany on Jan 21, 2013 at 14:50:16
“The issue is a matter of policy. A barren man and woman couple have the physical capacity to conceive although the tools may not be operating optimally. A gay couple doesn't have the capacity to conceive.”
“School quality nearly always correlates with the income of the parents in the area the school serves. Lower income, lower test scores. Illinois also has some very high quality public schools, i.e. New Trier & Stevenson. They just happen to be in higher income areas. Are you critical just because they teach evolution?
Red states have the highest teen pregnancy rates. Evangelical Christians have the highest divorce rate. Why?”
“You completely missed the point. As an older white male in the max tax bracket, I am cognizant that a lot of white people of my generation would never vote for ANY black candidate for president, regardless of that candidate's qualifications, due to intransigent racism.
Obama is smart, and genuinely cares about other people. Romney is a dim bulb who only cares about Mitt. Anyone with a brain and no racial bias voted for Obama, ergo Obama's higher percentage of support among those who are either black, younger, or educated.
With the exception of young rednecks too stupid to question the prejudice passed on by their parents, ignorant racism's main competitor is the funeral industry, and it's about time.”
“Perhaps you should have read the article more closely. She pointed out the hypocrisy of her evangelical Bible-banging husband who undoubtedly pointed fingers at all the sinners around him, when in fact he was likely railing against his own internal demons.
There are countless examples of the holier-than-thou type, eager to condemn what they deem lesser souls for their transgressions, who fall off their high horses. It's just a smoke screen.”
ebbelwoi on Sep 27, 2012 at 11:42:04
“No, She pretty much clearly said she thopught marrying an Evangelist GOPer was a better hedge against infidelity..... which is pretty clearly foolish.”