“There was no hatred carrying that sign. The woman who threw a slushie and gave the finger was the hater. The author's motive is saving souls. How brave to 'grandstand' when it is a Christian who will unavoidably face hostility for believing homosexuality is a sin. We hate the sin, not the sinner. Why is that so impossible to understand? The woman who threw the slushie probably felt empowered 'grandstanding' , but she committed assault. BTW it is an honor to be persecuted for standing up and serving God the way that author did. She was very brave.”
catbyte on May 14, 2014 at 12:40:30
“Lisa, dear, do you eat pork? Shrimp? Wear clothes woven out of two types of cloth? Go out to eat or shop on Sunday? If so, then you are A SINNER IN THE EYES OF GOD according to the Bible. Eating shellfish is mentioned as a sin 4 TIMES as often as homosexuality. You can't pick and choose what you want to believe. Anne Lamott said it best:
"You can safely assume you have created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people that you do."”
jonathan 12 on May 14, 2014 at 10:09:43
“Calling it love if you want but it is still hate. You just wrap your hate in 2,000 year old hate and call it love.
The slushi thrower was wrong. But that does not excuse you ignoring the word of your self professed lord and savior every day you go out and preach your hatred towards us. Mind your own sins an make second marriages illegal if you want to follow biblical law.
Just stop lying about how much you hate everyone else who does not follow your mythology. Call me a hater, I own my hate unlike you so called Christians.”
“Did those girls truly want Rebecca Sedwick to kill herself? I read in an earlier article they were practically celebrating the suicide. One of the girls was even Rebecca's friend but succumbed to pressure and joined the other bully. When these girls are all alone at night, are they at peace? Someone commented earlier this will follow them their whole lives. That is the truth if- they have any futures. Since those girls were glad, that will end up being the happiest moment of their entire lives. They will have no peace, no joy, if not publically haunted, their souls will be tormented. Thank God for mercy because so many human beings seem to lack it.”
“people thought our world was flat and the sun revolved around it..that was important to clarify because we live here. if there are mutant fossils on mars, why should we be spending money to investigate? that thing doesn't look like it wants to take over earth. when the scientists note there have been elements necessary on mars for life to form, i am still wondering since grade school why it is assumed these alien life forms require the same elements in ratios needed to sustain life as the creatures here on earth do.
There could be highly advanced life forms watching us from distant galaxies, and we have not the technology to detect them, but keep your eye on this martian lizard. sadly, the curiosity rover might be a joke to higher intelligent alien life forms if they possessed a sense of humor.”
“I love this quote from your article," I concluded that what we are dealing with, the human other, exists outside every ordinary calculation of value, which is surely one definition of the sacred." People misunderstand the refusal of an invitation to someone alone on Thanksgiving or the refusal of a monetary gift for a favor does not equal ingratitude. The offer itself is of value, and that itself is appreciated.”
“he does not look safe. what man would punch women and stab bird then lie about it. he is branded for life. i am sorry he could not contain himself. i pray to God most of us never succumb to our rage if we feel it”
“My biggest fear at a job would be dealing with customers over the telephone or face to face. I have Aspergers and no matter what attitude I tried to have or worked at it, it is the wrong position. I disagree the thing you fear most is your calling. Even though it is impossible now for me to get hired at the position I have years of experience and skills at, I don't believe I would be making a valuable contribution doing what I am not good at instead.”
“Some very cruel people are allowed authorative positions. It would have been better if the little girl was sent home instead of someone cutting off her hair, but I doubt this was about anything except an issue the TA or teacher had. I was in vocational rehabilitation and the 'advisor' assigned could not stop criticizing my long hair at a public event. Numerous people were turning around to look while this 'job coach' remained totally oblivious to them and busily continued chewing me out. In retrospect, her own hair was very thin and did not appear capable of much growth. This school should investigate the true motives of the TA who likely had personal reasons and also was on a power trip regarding control over one little girl's emotions and hair length. An unwanted haircut could be devastating for an adult, let alone a little girl who has DS. When I first read the title, I assumed other children cut this little girl's hair. The TA does not deserve a job but will likely keep it because employees who abuse authority this way are also busy opportunists. They are quite adept at documenting and preparing excuses which they then fashion to justify these unprofessional indulgences.”
“no store policy can dictate what their employee's instinct will be during a crisis. my local walmart had an incident around Thanksgiving a few years ago. A man in his 60s had been walking home from walmart around 9:30 pm with a gallon of milk. He was no longer at the store. Some man approached him with a bb gun and forced him back to Walmart where there was an altercation. The elderly man put up a fight and also got cut, but Walmart security was somehow alerted and came to help. Perhaps if this employee was not in the parking lot, some security would have arrived, but it is impossible to control somone's split second decision to intervene in a possible emergency.”
“She is an amazing actress. I loved her work going back to when she was a child in 'Practical Magic', a tv series I remember on Lifetime around 1999, and lately Mildred Pierce and True Blood (at first I wished she would have been cast as Sookie Stackhouse, but she turned out being a k/a Queen Sophie. She was also wonderful in the Wrestler. It looks like she is getting to work with Marissa Tomei again, though the two actresses did not share any scenes I can recall in Wrestler).I can't comment about bisexuality not knowing what it feels like, but it is difficult to imagine Evan Rachel Wood holding the door and being the romantic male taking a woman out on a date. Let's just enjoy her talent on the screen and not focus on her personal life if it gets disturbing. Why so much interest in what actors do when they are not acting for us anyway? We don't have to know. We have our own lives. I honestly would not even want to meet any of these actors in person even though I am a great fan of their work on the screen. They really don't care about their fans as individuals. It is work and money to them and offscreen they are no more precious than each one of us.”
“I did not read any of this article. i just saw headline. who needs to care about these peoples' past secrets? they make tons of money doing things we can live without. Why can't there just be straight news pertaining to the world and our own nation. Things that concern each of us. Not to mention this young woman didn't exactly break into the business without connections. Granted she is talented but she was likely carefully groomed by the best coaches. I care as much about Kate Hudson and her family as they care about me. I would much rather see a long lost relative again than one of these celebs in person. Fine they deserve some respect for their acting skills but so much attention to what they wear and what they buy, who they %$&*? I remember once reading she reg spent $90.00 on like an ounce of face cream while she was married to the first husband. She just knew he was the 'one' when they got married. She had me convinced it was going to last a lifetime on an interview I watched on breakroom tv. A smaller entertainment section and more info on things that pertain to all of us would eventually put things into perspective. Another book coming out about celeb from bio dad. Bill Hudson not getting much attention lately I guess.”
“Milla was a gorgeous child but yes, became an even more beautiful adult. But remember Milla started modeling I think at 11 and is still kind of young. I don't doubt though her beauty will last through her golden years.”
daniele7ster on Jul 21, 2011 at 19:38:39
“She looks about 12 in that photo, so that makes sense.”
“Ofcourse. A small percent make it legitamately and deserve recognition; but you look at some of the others and they just seemed to get their foot in the door somehow. They become commodities and under contracts~locked into the industry so to speak because of connections. Then they are untouchable to debate as to how or whether they deserved any fame or fortune at all. Why should they care at that point? They 'made it' . Studios have their backs. More worthy people have gone on with ordinary lives. I have seen tons of people more beautiful in the everyday world, smarter and with character and potential that are not famous. When you scratch your head at some of these 'big names' you see on the newspages, your confusion is warranted. It's probably who they knew, how pushy a stage mother was, what someone was willing to do or opportune negotiation. Don't get me wrong, I am in awe of many talented actors and models who deserved their breaks. But I grew up with a kid who is relatively famous today and then got his wife on a tv series. I remember this guy's father happened to work behind the scenes with major studio contracts, Neither the kid or his future wife majored in theatre, but doors were opened and their talent was passable. To heck with scrutiny. They are in and on the big payroll.”