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1/21/11 3:50 P

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I'm always amused by people who claim to be persecuted because they aren't allowed to persecute other people.

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1/21/11 2:28 P

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Thank you, Irish. I needed to wake up to that.

I think we just lost some more of our privacy ... do you see that they're now linking words in our dialogues with ads? Blah!

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1/21/11 12:59 A

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Jesus Himself said, "These people honor Me with their lips but their hearts are far from Me."

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

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Here is Graham's actual speech, if you can stomach it:

www.jbu.edu/news/franklin_graham_201
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He was so obsessed with the Native American blessing at the beginning he went straight into the "only thru Jesus can you be saved" tirade and admonitions that we are all going to hell ...

I wonder if he knows that Gabrielle Giffords is Jewish, and who knows what beliefs are held by the other victims and people who survived that horrible day? He complains about people "scoffing" ... well, I don't scoff Christ, but I have nothing but disgust for people like Graham. In his speech he referred to Sodom & Gomorrah ... as if to say those who conducted the memorial were of the same ilk, nevermind the almost unavoidable connection it brings to mind with someone like myself and other LGBT folks.

No, I don't turn my back on anyone's beliefs ... if there is a God, I believe we're all praying to the same one regardless of what names we attach to him/her/it. But I most certainly do turn my back on these ignorant fire & brimstone preachers who go around the world pushing their religious beliefs on others. When the culture rejects them and they get killed, then they call themseves martyrs. I just call them stupid.

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1/20/11 8:35 P

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I'm suspicious of preachers who claim to be persecuted to drum up followers (and donations). Sarah Palin is in it for the money, too.

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He missed one of the major points President Obama was trying to make - that we as a nation need to come together instead of pointing fingers. Just like Sarah Palin missed it, and came back with her "blood libel" whining.

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1/20/11 7:38 P

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He heard what he wanted to hear, and discounted/ignored/twisted the rest. Not surprised that he and the head idiot wanna-be are friends.

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"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

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