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11 Bizarre Church Laws That Could Send You To Jail

11 Bizarre Church Laws That Could Send You To Jail

Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 15:48:25 in Religion

“I'm so glad that I didn't go to college in N. Carolina or I'd have been in jail a long time. Also a good thing my family is not from W. Virginia because the only time my dad went to church was when there was a particular pastor filling the pulpit who always had funny jokes and stories to tell during his sermon. Dad liked him so much that my mom got in touch with him to do his funeral. While there wasn't a dry eye at Dad's funeral there were also several laughs and Dad wouldn't have wanted it any other way.”

weRstarstuff on Jun 1, 2014 at 18:34:15

“Plenty of farting in church jokes I hope ....;-)”
Stunning Images Show The Old As Young Once Again

Stunning Images Show The Old As Young Once Again

Commented May 16, 2014 at 22:46:15 in Fifty

“Nonsense! The nose and ears are made of cartilage that grows from birth to death it has nothing to do with how much a person has used or abused alcohol. Alcohol can cause the nose to turn red because it dilates the blood vessels. In the case of chronic drinkers the redness can become permanent because the blood vessels will remain dilated due to the abuse. Alcoholics can present with skin that has aged beyond their years, the same is true of smokers, because of the constant toxins in their systems, but saying someone whose nose has grown because they abused alcohol is patently false.”

ClarabellRefurbished on May 16, 2014 at 23:32:11

“"Rhinophyma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinophyma‎
Rhinophyma is a large, bulbous, ruddy nose caused by granulomatous ... a cause of this disease, but heavy alcohol consumption does aggravate the condition."”
How To Ground The Kids And Clean The House Without Lifting A Finger

How To Ground The Kids And Clean The House Without Lifting A Finger

Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 23:19:19 in Parents

“How foolish to not give them responsibilities to learn about how to manage their own household. You wouldn't have to worry about pink whites if you took the time to teach them how to do it rather than just doing it. Cooking is simple and every kid should have time in the kitchen with Mom. I know I was thankfully and have a lot of fond memories of helping Mom cook especially around holidays. She was also thankful later in life when I was caring for her and could cook just about anything she wanted as well as things she would never have attempted on her own. There are a few things I refused to cook like liver or pork, but that is just because I hate both of them.”
David Gregory Says 'Psychological Consultant' Report Is 'Complete Fiction'

David Gregory Says 'Psychological Consultant' Report Is 'Complete Fiction'

Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 03:55:32 in Media

“Psych eval or not, NBC has a decision to make. Keep faltering in the ratings and loosing the decades old audience and continue to fail at drawing a new audience or remove Gregory as the moderator. Gregory's personality and style, or lack there of, have ruined what was once a great show. As someone who watched MTP faithfully for years I've become so disillusioned with NBC's backing of their obvious failure at giving Gregory MTP. While I admittedly didn't like Gregory prior to his promotion to MTP I know that his failure on the show is not his fault alone. The staff behind the scenes, especially the producers, have not given there all to Gregory's success. If they had, some of the moments that guests were allowed to spew talking points instead of answering direct questions wouldn't have happened.”
Courteney Cox Reveals The Secret Of Creating A Movie Boner

Courteney Cox Reveals The Secret Of Creating A Movie Boner

Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 20:59:48 in Entertainment

“It would seem to be the obvious thing to do. I don't know what network/cable channel will be airing this show, but I'm doubtful that a real one would get past the censors.”
Crime Scene Photographs From The 1920s-1960s Give A Glimpse Into America's Dark Past

Crime Scene Photographs From The 1920s-1960s Give A Glimpse Into America's Dark Past

Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 15:32:44 in Arts

“The only difference in the level of crime in American cities in the past until now is that society knows far more than just the sensational cases. For instance, sex crimes were never spoken about, but today they make the front page. I'm of the belief that murderers, especially those committing mass shootings, should never be photographed for news article or there names released. News coverage should be about the victims and the carnage not the murderer or motive, but I'm not naive enough to believe that editors / producers would sacrifice sales to achieve this end.

As far as turning crime scene photos into an art exhibit, no matter how old they may be, is morbid and just another step in the desensitizing of society to the horrors of crime and war. You can say all you want about film noir these are real people with real families and the families deserve the right to not have the a family members death scene hung in a gallery for public review.”
This Map Shows Just How Quickly America Has Embraced Marijuana

This Map Shows Just How Quickly America Has Embraced Marijuana

Commented Apr 20, 2014 at 03:20:02 in Politics

“I'm not surprised that Indiana is an island of conservative blind faith in a failed system of prohibition. Marijuana was never the demon it was portrayed to be by the federal government, but in the age that it's prohibition was deemed for the better good people believed in their government. Believed that our elected officials had our best intentions, now we know better. Politicians do what their corporate masters tell them and in Indiana the largest corporate master just happens to be one of the largest drug companies, Eli Lilly. So medical marijuana keeps being and will continue to be pushed to the back burner, despite proof positive that it really is beneficial to some.”
Jenny McCarthy Claims She Is 'Pro-Vaccine' In Sun-Times Op-Ed

Jenny McCarthy Claims She Is 'Pro-Vaccine' In Sun-Times Op-Ed

Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 14:09:38 in Parents

“These so called men of God who put their flocks in danger of contracting preventable diseases should be held accountable for being a public menace.”
Jenny McCarthy Claims She Is 'Pro-Vaccine' In Sun-Times Op-Ed

Jenny McCarthy Claims She Is 'Pro-Vaccine' In Sun-Times Op-Ed

Commented Apr 14, 2014 at 20:10:55 in Parents

“Diseases which had been all but eliminated from the United States are now seeing a come back thanks to the ignorance of individuals like McCarthy. A generation that knew little to no outbreaks of these diseases, thanks to vaccines, should be proof enough that the vaccines better the health of our society. Some hwow”

Jeffrey Marks on Apr 14, 2014 at 21:52:11

“The measles have come back to religious exemptions and pertussis has come back because adults are not getting boosters. Don't give Jenny too much credit for this. There are multiple factors involved with the new outbreaks.”
These Stunning Homes Are Built On Top Of Lava And The Views Are Amazing (PHOTOS)

These Stunning Homes Are Built On Top Of Lava And The Views Are Amazing (PHOTOS)

Commented Apr 12, 2014 at 20:03:26 in HuffPost Home

“That's not a concern for me, but it is a good point. Also, given the type of houses I doubt they fit the lifestyle of anyone with young kids.”
These Stunning Homes Are Built On Top Of Lava And The Views Are Amazing (PHOTOS)

These Stunning Homes Are Built On Top Of Lava And The Views Are Amazing (PHOTOS)

Commented Apr 12, 2014 at 16:12:54 in HuffPost Home

“Beautiful. The only bad thing is that I'm a klutz and I'm sure I'd kill myself trying to walk around in the rough rock. I can just see them finding my skeleton impaled on one of the rough rocks.”

EmberKarma on Apr 12, 2014 at 18:41:22

“Think of the skinned knees if your kids try to play in the yard.”
Five Historic Icons Who Had A Reputation For Being Racist

Five Historic Icons Who Had A Reputation For Being Racist

Commented Mar 28, 2014 at 01:29:30 in Black Voices

“This article is really ridiculous. Many of the views and language used are absolutely wrong based on today's acceptable racial views. However, all of these men lived in different times where views on race were very different, more acceptable and less enlightened. Even if all the bad rumors were true, is it really right to judge historical figures based on current societal norms?”

BG1968 on Mar 29, 2014 at 21:03:47

“"wrong based on today's acceptable racial views" "views on race were very different, more acceptable and less enlightened." "is it really right to judge historical figures based on current societal norms?"

What are the acceptable racial views today? The views on race back then were more acceptable and less enlightened by whom? What are the current societal norms? I can't help but feel like what you're saying is back then it was more acceptable to be openly racist. But I am willing to bet you that my grandparents were not more accepting - they really had no laws to fight what was deemed "acceptable."

Racism has NEVER been acceptable among those being oppressed. It has only been acceptable by those oppressing, those who have the 3 p's - power, privilege and prestige and they were not persons of color. Today's societal norms are a result of laws put in place that makes violent forms of racism an actual crime and racial discrimination, if proven, a sue-able offense.

Unfortunately, with the election of our President, there's been an open season of racism, which is sad and disheartening.”

ManUp2It on Mar 28, 2014 at 05:11:39

“Yes. If you are racist in 1923, it should be judged no differently than if it were 2014.”
'Meet The Press' Ratings Continue To Tumble

'Meet The Press' Ratings Continue To Tumble

Commented Mar 28, 2014 at 00:52:45 in Media

“I disliked Gregory him prior to becoming the host of "Meet the Press" and stopped watching shortly after he took over. His interviews are a train wreck. Occasionally, I'll catch the repeats on MSNBC, but I can never watch more than a few minutes. Of the Sunday morning network shows Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" seems the best. While I have great respect for Christina Amanpour as a journalist it was a great mistake for her to take over the ABC show and even bringing back George Stephanopoulos hasn't seemed to help the show. Occasionally, I watch the CNN shows depending on what topics they are covering. I know many don't like Candy Crowley, but I do, and I do like her show. For years I was an avid watcher, of the Sunday morning shows, but now I rarely watch any of them preferring to sleep in on Sunday morning. Nobody will ever be able to replace Tim Russert, but I think I've been fair in giving the replacement hosts a chance to carve out their own style and show. However, they have all failed miserably, NBC can do better or at least I hope so.”
The Median Home Price Is $188,900. Here's What That Actually Buys You.

The Median Home Price Is $188,900. Here's What That Actually Buys You.

Commented Mar 16, 2014 at 15:18:58 in HuffPost Home

“I lived in the building seen across the street from the Chicago listing. It's a good neighborhood and within walking distance to Wrigley field. There's a grade school on the other side so the views of the lake are unobstructed for the most part. The listing needs updating, but given that it's on Marine Dr. close to shopping, nightlife and walking distance to Wrigley Field it's a pretty reasonable price. Having the lakeshore right there is great in the summer months. Bus transportation is within a 1/2 block too.”
Ellen Degeneres Called 'Transphobic' After Liza Minnelli Oscars Joke

Ellen Degeneres Called 'Transphobic' After Liza Minnelli Oscars Joke

Commented Mar 3, 2014 at 19:58:09 in Gay Voices

“Ellen was just playing off the fact that Liza a favorite for drag queens to impersonate and Liza knows it. It had nothing to do with being transgendered, but solely the well known fact that Liza is a gay icon. As a prominent figure in the LGBT community Ellen was poking fun at Liza, herself and the gay community. Ellen is way to sensitive to the issues within the lgbT community to say or do anything that would be truly hurtful.”
Texas Sports Anchor Delivers Jaw-Dropping Speech On Gay NFL Players (UPDATE)

Texas Sports Anchor Delivers Jaw-Dropping Speech On Gay NFL Players (UPDATE)

Commented Feb 12, 2014 at 23:52:15 in Gay Voices

“Outstanding! When I read the headline, seen an older white male in the picture and that it came from Texas I was expecting the worst, but Mr. Hansen surprised me and reminded just how far our country has come. Thank you Mr. Hansen for being the best sort of humankind possible, we don't always understand others, but that does not mean we need to exclude them because they are different.”
For The Clowns Hating The Coke Ad With A Gay Family: Guess Who Wrote The Song?

For The Clowns Hating The Coke Ad With A Gay Family: Guess Who Wrote The Song?

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 20:48:51 in Politics

“I don't watch Football, not even the Superbowl, so I initially missed the ad, but I have unfortunately seen via Facebook the nastiness that it has brought out of people. None of the nastiness had anything to do with the LGBT moment it was all about the various languages used to sing "America the Beautiful". People that I generally believe and think are level headed, liberal, conservative and non-political. Seeing the ad here for the first time I don't get the controversy. We are a country of immigrants and their assimilated descendants. Coke may be an American company, but it is an international corporation and it is one of the familiar things that immigrants, legal and otherwise, recognize from home and why shouldn't they be included in one of America's biggest sports celebrations.”

franz sanchez on Feb 4, 2014 at 21:24:48

“Then like to spin it different ways. First breitbart suggested people hated this because it was pro gay. Now someone else breitbart is suggesting this commercial is pro amnesty. I think a lot of people hated it because this assumption that this song should be sung in English. English is not the official langauge nor is this song the our National Anthem but it's an American Song that should be sung in English.

Their belief is that when you go to another country you need to adapt to that countries cultural values. You don't go to China and expect to see street signs in English. What made our country great wasn't holding on to your countries values. It's funny listening to what some other people have say. One of our countries values is Individualism. I guess all immigrants needs to learn to take care of themselves. People need to learn that our country was not founded on the idea of their being a community. People coming to America need to learn to fend for themselves.”
'The Tonight Show' To Lay Off All 164 Employees In Move To New York

'The Tonight Show' To Lay Off All 164 Employees In Move To New York

Commented Feb 2, 2014 at 06:03:09 in TV

“It's sad that these employees will be laid off. Seniority doesn't mean anything anymore, it should be Falon's people being cut to make room for those Tonight Show veterans who wish to relocate with the show.

I'm also not entirely confident that Falon will be anymore popular than Conan. However, Conan is awful and should never have been promoted to the Tonight Show to begin with. His self deprecating and sophomoric humor doesn't work for me and is about as funny as a bee sting. Only time will tell if Falon can pull it off, but for now when I'm in the mood for late night I'll stick to Letterman.”
Utah Faces New Fight Over Liquor Laws

Utah Faces New Fight Over Liquor Laws

Commented Jan 28, 2014 at 01:57:58 in Politics

“I remember going to a conference/retreat in Snowbird, UT just outside of Salt Lake City. The retreat was at the Snowbird Ski Resort and was a great place to visit, however, when we visited the onsite pub we all found it odd that the bartender and/or his regulars had to sponsor us when we entered to have a few rounds after the days events. If there were not enough locals to sponsor our entrance people were turned away or had to buy a membership. The last night me and another attendee ventured into Salt Lake to take a taste of the gay social life and again we were asked to pay for a membership to be granted entrance to the bar. We found it to be a real joke, being that it amounted to a $5 cover charge. The laws are arcane at best and at worst invade individual rights of choosing how to live. I understand how the state is intertwined with LDS church, but as part of America I find it offensive that the church has any say or control over the actions of everyday citizens and/or tourist via governmental statute. It's a wonder that Park City and other heavily tourist driven areas haven't challenged these arcane religious oriented laws before for now. It was a beautiful place to visit, but living under the thumb of the LDS church would put me off to ever seeking to live there.”

gluwman on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:04:54

“They found they couldn't outlaw it, so they made it extremely difficult. I am working in a country right now that I have to go outside the borders to get a drink. Utah don't look too bad from here.”

greenman24 on Jan 28, 2014 at 03:17:59

“ya that was a law that forced any bar to be a private club but it was repealed by john huntsman a long long time ago.”
This Abandoned Chicago Synagogue Is Hauntingly Stunning -- Even As It Stands In Ruins (PHOTOS)

This Abandoned Chicago Synagogue Is Hauntingly Stunning -- Even As It Stands In Ruins (PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 27, 2014 at 03:09:28 in Chicago

“Sad, that a building of this character and beauty is being left to rot. At this point it would probably be to costly to save the interior, but the exterior could be restored and the building repurposed.”
Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick Obituary Paints Ugly Picture Of Deceased Mother Of 8

Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick Obituary Paints Ugly Picture Of Deceased Mother Of 8

Commented Jan 16, 2014 at 03:40:37 in Weird News

“The story is incomplete. It takes two to make eight children. If she was so abusive where was the father during all of this. Some people are not meant to be parents and do it anyway, which is sad. In the end the awful woman they described received what she deserved dying destitute and alone.”
Happy Birthday iPhone! Here Are 7 Things You Killed

Happy Birthday iPhone! Here Are 7 Things You Killed

Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 18:03:18 in Technology

“I'm sorry, but I've still got the alarm clock because no cell phone I've tried to use as an alarm clock is loud enough to wake me from a dead sleep.”
Frozen Chicago: What The Windy City Looks Like Under Ice, Thanks To The Polar Vortex (PHOTOS)

Frozen Chicago: What The Windy City Looks Like Under Ice, Thanks To The Polar Vortex (PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 22:36:57 in Chicago

“12 years I walked from the lake shore electric train lines to the river, about a mile. At times I miss working in the loop, then I seen pictures like these and/or the endless traffic and realize how much I hated it.”
13 States Raised Their Minimum Wage, But This Map Shows We Still Have A Big Problem

13 States Raised Their Minimum Wage, But This Map Shows We Still Have A Big Problem

Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 23:25:01 in Business

“Growing up in the rust belt I came from a union home, a Teamster's home. My dad worked for 40 years for the same company and would have worked longer had Reagan not deregulated the trucking industry forcing the company under. My brothers being 20 years older graduated and walked out of high school in 68 and 70 and into jobs that paid well and they began families within a few years. Now all of that is impossible, because those jobs are gone shipped overseas or given to immigrant workers. For 30 + years unions have been under constant attack from the right slowly destroying both them and the middle wage jobs they supported. Now the far right wants to turn back the clock on child labor laws. Knowing they won't be able to get a budge on that they are attacking the minimum wage. When will the average American say enough is enough, more importantly when will we have a politician who will give more than lip service to the middle class. Those that say if there were no minimum wage people could make a living wage are nuts. Without the minimum wage the corporate shills that control the economy would laugh all the way to the bank with their stock options and bonuses for raising the price of a stock by paying workers less than a dollar.”

Shouterguy on Jan 3, 2014 at 11:03:14

“(((((((((((((((((((((UNION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!))))))))))))))))))))))))”

dancinggrandma on Jan 3, 2014 at 01:10:39

“A big part of the problem of funding union pensions is that a lot of these funds were arbitrarily moved into the stock market. Which, of course, crashed in 2007.”

donaldaq63 on Jan 3, 2014 at 01:02:57

“It's a sad thing, isn't it? Even worse, they have managed to convince so many fellow americans that the workers, and not the businesses, are the enemy.”

8wallace8 on Jan 3, 2014 at 00:17:29

“First, what do you believe is the main cause of jobs leaving this country?

Second, didn't America see the most rapid increase of standard of living without a minimum wage?”

Fido0311 on Jan 3, 2014 at 00:15:06

“As a red I agree with you. My Father did the same as your dad.”
Rhode Island Revenge Porn Bill Gets New Push

Rhode Island Revenge Porn Bill Gets New Push

Commented Dec 25, 2013 at 00:17:54 in Politics

“My comment was not a judgement, but just stating that a little common sense goes a long way. Someone else pointed out the fact of hidden cameras, which is in a whole different class and should by all means be punishable by law. When someone consents to being in front of the camera who owns the image the photographed or the photographer or maybe equipment owner? I've done a lot of adult things, privately, that I've enjoyed immensely, but that doesn't mean I'd want to share that moment with anyone other than that partner, nor would I think it a good idea to immortalize it with film. My point is that I know a lot of people do it and that's their choice, but sometimes choices come back to haunt us when we least expect it.”

GeloLopez on Dec 25, 2013 at 00:37:47

“Consent to be taken is not tantamount to consent to be taken FOR distribution. I think that is the fine line there.

If a person who consented to have her nude photo taken, say for commercial art purposes, the person consents to have the nude photo: 1) Taken and, 2) to be distributed for commercial purposes. It is a different thing if the nude photo was taken to capture a moment of intimacy, which is of course, very private in nature.”

Craig Susen on Dec 25, 2013 at 00:35:17

“sometimes people have sex in ways that are different then yours, and they shouldn't there are no laws currently covering such things... technology is out pacing the laws. I suggest you hop off the horse and let other people do their thing.”
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