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Religious fit to serve

March 8, 2013

Too often, deeply religious men and women are branded as unqualified for public service roles helping others, solely because of their faith. They are labeled “too extreme” and rejected out of hand....

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MrBoB51

Mar-08-13 12:41 PM

"Too often, deeply religious men and women are branded as unqualified for public service roles helping others, solely because of their faith. They are labeled "too extreme" and rejected out of hand". Now that the LH has opened this can of worms they have an obligation to identify just who is guilty of this Religious discrimination. Lets have some names and faces not more straw-men, please.

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Gemini

Mar-08-13 1:19 PM

Forget this editorial---read today's letter to the editor from Tony Ermie. Spot on!! A good number of the people he is talking about must live in Fulton and Mont. Co. considering the results of the last election both local and national.

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Taxedtoomuch

Mar-08-13 3:25 PM

Nothing wrong with religious people serving in roles. I do disagree with church or religious leaders having an active role in government. Lessons have been learned from the past when kings were advised by high church officials and accused witches were tortured and killed in Salem.

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DaveGibson

Mar-08-13 3:50 PM

Wow. What an amazing piece of trash this editorial is. Yes, it is true that many opposed Koop's nomination, such as Ted Kennedy and Henry Waxman. But he was confirmed.

What the LH editor is leaving out is the scathing criticism from conservatives over Koop's role in the AIDs epidemic. Koop wanted to address this health crisis, while conservatives figured that gays were getting what they deserved. How convenient they left that out.

C. Everett Koop was indeed an admirable man and he served this country tirelessly, and on that the LH and I agree. But this constant slamming of liberals is getting pretty old, and is making this LH editor look pretty small.

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drugsrus

Mar-08-13 5:18 PM

Gemini, if that letter could be commented on or agree/disagree, there would be hundreds if not thousands of disagrees. Lots of sheeple on here like king Barry.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-08-13 6:01 PM

Gemini, I agree 100% Using the logic in the areas that voted for Obama it would be 130%!

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MrBoB51

Mar-09-13 6:21 PM

Gee Dave, don't you just hate it when your own tactics are so effective against you. I listen to you progressives viciously accuse Bush, republicans, and anyone who doesn't agree with you of the most vile and atrocious things that no self respecting individual would ever accuse somebody of.....except you progressives who can't help themselves. If you don't like your precious sensibilities injured, go somewhere else pal. Your progressive bile is getting old.

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gville70

Mar-09-13 9:09 PM

Oh waaa white conservative christians have it so bad.. Or could it be that intelligent people don't want to hear the crazy hateful things you spout? What a silly non-story this is..

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usedtolivethere

Mar-10-13 8:15 AM

Mr. Bob, interesting how biases take hold. In your last post, substitute conservatives for progressive, Obama for Bush, and Democrats for Rebublicans and you have a very accurate letter from any left leaning person. We are just like Congress yet we trash them and believe we are right. Very eye-opening. We solve nothing either. Before you go off on me (include drugs, TOT, and Tired of Tax here) please note that I said WE

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MrBoB51

Mar-10-13 9:19 AM

Nice try at changing the subject but I was not the one complaining about bias usedto. I responded to a progressive cry baby who seems to think progressives are above reproach. I am consistent in pointing out progressive hypocrisy so lets be clear...I'm tired of listening to and reading screeds from useful progressive idiots who can only repeat what their masters have told them and then run for cover. I'm waiting for you or any one of you progressives to start defending the collective that you love so much instead of dodging your own ideology and attacking and criticizing what you can never understand. That's not nearly good enough. Until any of you can do that I intend to shove individualism in your face every chance I get. Progressivism is a disease that has affected too many Americans. Now, if you can, take your best shot at proving me wrong.

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MrBoB51

Mar-10-13 9:27 AM

"Too often, deeply religious men and women are branded as unqualified for public service roles helping others, solely because of their faith. They are labeled "too extreme" and rejected out of hand" Who practices religious discrimination??? Why...OBAMA and ALL progressives because they only believe in themselves. Another inconvenient self-evident truth.

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usedtolivethere

Mar-10-13 1:32 PM

all of the aforementioned are opinions which support my post. WE are part of the problem

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usedtolivethere

Mar-10-13 2:17 PM

So someone thinks that we're not part of the problem? That's part of the problem

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MrBoB51

Mar-10-13 6:20 PM

I'll translate that as you agreeing that progressives are THE problem, not just part of it. If by 'WE' your intention was to mean otherwise, spell it out....there's no straw men here, instead there are real people who don't take kindly to the blanket assumption you made and I ran with.

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MrBoB51

Mar-10-13 6:28 PM

Sometimes I feel like Papa Geppetto walking through his wood-shop hitting the puppets on the head with a hammer saying "'eds uppa you guys, firsta one to say 'ouch' gets icea cream cone".

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usedtolivethere

Mar-10-13 6:54 PM

WE means YOU and me and everyone like us. What's so hard to understand? People are so engaged in their ideolgy that they are blinded to another view. So I'll guess from your "anti-progressive" stance that you will not accept Social Security or Medicare. You will not have police or firemen at your house in an emergency, you will not expect anyone to plow or repair your street, you will educate your children and grandchildren by yourself. If you truly want no government help, then don't pay your taxes and don't expect any help. You people kill me. WE, meaning you and me, are part of the problem, but in your small world you just place blame. Sheesh

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usedtolivethere

Mar-10-13 6:54 PM

Consider it "spelled out"

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TiredOfTax

Mar-10-13 8:28 PM

I love how the first line of a progressives defense is social security... it was supposed to be a voluntary program, you wouldn't have to participate if you chose not to. Sound familiar? It is not a choice to not participate any more, and I have paid in likely much more than I will get back and like the healthcare bill is actually designed to give to the people that did not pay in a cent! Shove off there progressive and find a real subject that you can take away from a working person that they didn't pay for with not only money and a lifetime but sweat and hard work!

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TiredOfTax

Mar-10-13 8:32 PM

PS we paid for the education,the DPW the fireman, the trucks, the medicare and all of the other freeloader programs that others get for free that you want to deny us!

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TiredOfTax

Mar-10-13 8:36 PM

What government intervention in all of these areas has done is drive the costs through the roof! There is not a school district fire station or DPW that can make it now without government moneys! People like you have made us all dependent on our government for everything and it is growing substantially with progressives in charge! It is a dead end street and we are now speeding ever faster to the CLIFF!

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drugsrus

Mar-10-13 8:37 PM

usedto - was Prof. Irwin Corey one of your teachers ??

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usedtolivethere

Mar-10-13 9:03 PM

Then opt out. You girls are so dissatisfied yet you offer no solutions. Easy to b i t c h. Get out of dogDe and find a place that meets your needs. WE DON'T NEED YOU HERE!!!!

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usedtolivethere

Mar-10-13 9:04 PM

I never stayed in a place that I was so fed up with as you appear to be. What's wrong with you? Why wouold you stay here? North Korea could use you

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usedtolivethere

Mar-10-13 9:09 PM

Seriously, you are full of anger, why put yourself through this? You'll never change a thing, yet you stay here. Some definition of stupidity must be in there somewhere. go someplace where you can be happy. Life's too short. My suggestion was to opt out. Your solution was to complain. Mine is more practical. Use it please.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-10-13 9:31 PM

It appears that you need some of that free national healthcare you care about so much, need a few pills? You cannot discuss anything without name calling? Very mature. At least you should be on the very top of the list that you love to watch so vehemently!

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