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Old 09-29-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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I guess since this in the Christianity forum, you are asking for a Christian response rather than a political one.

I'm against hate crimes against any individuals. All humans should be protected from hate crimes.
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:53 AM
 
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I guess since this in the Christianity forum, you are asking for a Christian response rather than a political one.
Bingo!
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, DE
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I only wish they could attach other things like more money for New Orleans, child healthcare programs (which he's been fighting), more money for education, environmental acts, alternative fuel measures, etc.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:09 PM
 
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It appears this thread is going to turn into something more suitable for the Politics forum.
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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I do have to admit this belongs in the Political forum, not the Christianity forum - unless this has something to do with people somehow thinking Christians will no longer be permitted to speak out against homosexuality. But from what I've read of the bill, it doesn't say anything like that.
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:34 PM
 
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I don't know why they would get an exemption. Such an exemption would be unconstitutional.
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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I don't know why they would get an exemption. Such an exemption would be unconstitutional.
An exemption from what?
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:02 PM
 
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It would behoove any Christian to apply their beliefs to all aspects of their life, including politics. By not doing so, you are what's called a "convenient Christian", meaning only being Christian when it's convenient. I vote for keeping this thread under the Christian forum instead of the Politics forum.

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Old 09-29-2007, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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It would behoove any Christian to apply their beliefs to all aspects of their life, including politics. By not doing so, you are what's called a "convenient Christian", meaning only being Christian when it's convenient. I vote for keeping this thread under the Christian forum instead of the Politics forum.
I'm not going to disagree with you necessarily. I think the reason Alpha may have asked, and indeed why I concurred, is that you don't specifically mention anything in your OP about how this may relate to Christianity. That's all.
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