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Old 10-29-2022, 11:26 AM
 
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The problem with the so called religious people in Texas is they are trying to force everyone else to live to their standards. They claim that allowing same sex marriage is an affront to their values, but not once have I heard of anyone being forced to get same sex married, nor are churches forced to officiate same sex ceremonies. Nor have I heard of anyone being forced to get an abortion or to use drugs or to gamble.
Yep, but unfortunately due to tribalism, critical thinking skills go out the door and people simply rely on talking points fed to them by political parties. And then when someone throws something at them that doesn't fit neatly into these talking points, the deflection starts because they don't have a rational way to respond.
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Old 10-29-2022, 11:36 AM
 
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The religious right has moral standards that we live by including the use of alcohol, drugs, gays and abortions. Its called faith and you may not agree with it but millions do and just because we wont bend to your views does not make us prudish. We could make a strong argument that its you who wants to change our beliefs and faith and push your rules and morals on us.

I suggest that instead of calling millions of people names you use your voice to influence others to vote your way. But calling others names only hardens our views and makes you look weak.
We don't want you to bend to our views. We just don't want to be legally compelled to bend to yours. No-one is trying to legally force you to go to a casino, drink alcohol, have sex with a man etc. If you don't want to do those things, don't do them, but what gives you the right to LEGISLATE your morality onto people who have different desires to yours?

We all agree that theft and murder and fraud are bad and the state has a compelling interest in making those things illegal, but this country was founded on the separation of church and state, and some of us are tired of the religious right trying to turn their beliefs into LAW. I have respect for everyone's religious beliefs until they try and impose them on other people . . . Non-one has the rights to weaponize the state into imposing their religious beliefs
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Old 10-29-2022, 12:58 PM
 
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We don't want you to bend to our views. We just don't want to be legally compelled to bend to yours. No-one is trying to legally force you to go to a casino, drink alcohol, have sex with a man etc. If you don't want to do those things, don't do them, but what gives you the right to LEGISLATE your morality onto people who have different desires to yours?

We all agree that theft and murder and fraud are bad and the state has a compelling interest in making those things illegal, but this country was founded on the separation of church and state, and some of us are tired of the religious right trying to turn their beliefs into LAW. I have respect for everyone's religious beliefs until they try and impose them on other people . . . Non-one has the rights to weaponize the state into imposing their religious beliefs
Perfectly stated
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Old 10-29-2022, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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We don't want you to bend to our views. We just don't want to be legally compelled to bend to yours. No-one is trying to legally force you to go to a casino, drink alcohol, have sex with a man etc. If you don't want to do those things, don't do them, but what gives you the right to LEGISLATE your morality onto people who have different desires to yours?

We all agree that theft and murder and fraud are bad and the state has a compelling interest in making those things illegal, but this country was founded on the separation of church and state, and some of us are tired of the religious right trying to turn their beliefs into LAW. I have respect for everyone's religious beliefs until they try and impose them on other people . . . Non-one has the rights to weaponize the state into imposing their religious beliefs
Don't bother. He's a self confessed Q believer. As for the religious aspect, total hypocrisy. A truly religious person is full of kindness. His posts show none.
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Old 10-29-2022, 03:53 PM
 
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Yawn. What a load of hogwash, but convenient to deflect from the obvious hypocrisy. It's called being irrational (as is your ridiculous response...notice people are more concerned about the money and how to tax it as opposed to whether or not it's some sin). Thére really is little difference between political parties. Both sides make up spin like this to justify their close minded viewpoints that they apply when it's works for their cause (and their obvious contradictions are rich). So much for 'freedom' and 'unfettered capitalism'.

From my experience, I've noticed many so called 'practicing Christians' act like saints on Sunday but don't exactly practice the "Golden Rule" the rest of the week
and your one experience allows you to lump millions into one pile? Same for us our experiences tell us that progressives and liberals want to change Texas and our beliefs. I can agree on one thing both parties are money grubbing dirtbags but at least the Republican one at least are creating jobs for those who want one and have not allowed the left to get a state income tax passed.
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Old 10-29-2022, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Houston
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The reality is nobody really cares about this issue. That’s why Texas does not legalize gambling. Name a politician that has ever run on this issue or would do so in the future.

It’s not an easy thing to do. Two-thirds of the legislature has to approve and then the people have to vote to approve. Gambling is forbidden in the Texas Constitution.
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Old 10-29-2022, 05:03 PM
 
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Hmmm......

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Don't bother. He's a self confessed Q believer. As for the religious aspect, total hypocrisy. A truly religious person is full of kindness. His posts show none.
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and your one experience allows you to lump millions into one pile? Same for us our experiences tell us that progressives and liberals want to change Texas and our beliefs. I can agree on one thing both parties are money grubbing dirtbags but at least the Republican one at least are creating jobs for those who want one and have not allowed the left to get a state income tax passed.
You probably want to look in the mirror on that one since you often use the terms "us" and "we" as though people are part of some team you put together. As stated, most of the posts deal with the revenue being brought in, rather than legislating morality.

Creating jobs or state income tax has little to do with the topic, but if that was the concern, seems like a casino would create a job or two. But do continue to go off on tangents
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Old 10-29-2022, 05:43 PM
 
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The reality is nobody really cares about this issue. That’s why Texas does not legalize gambling. Name a politician that has ever run on this issue or would do so in the future.
People care more about it than the BS about “boys playing in girl’s teams”
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Old 10-29-2022, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Houston
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People care more about it than the BS about “boys playing in girl’s teams”
No they don't!

You clearly do... lol
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Old 10-30-2022, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
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The reality is nobody really cares about this issue. That’s why Texas does not legalize gambling. Name a politician that has ever run on this issue or would do so in the future.

It’s not an easy thing to do. Two-thirds of the legislature has to approve and then the people have to vote to approve. Gambling is forbidden in the Texas Constitution.
Thats not true at all
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