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    I can see where their upbringing might lead them away from religion - hate is such a destructive emotion. I hope he -- and all affected by lives suffused with hate -- find not only the way to let go, but the way to live peace everyday.
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    "...Ongoing injustices against the LGBT community..?". Come on, now. The LGBT has a class does not suffer SYSTEMIC ongoing discrimination the way entire classes of people have in the past (even the Irish, in NYC! where there were 'No Irish' signs posted in the 19th century!) There may be ISOLATED acts of prejudice towards some in the LGBT community, but there is no organized effort to deny the rights of LGBT people, such as denying them the right to vote, to use the same bathrooms, the same water fountains, the same lunch counters. This is some more MELODRAMA and HYPERBOLE. If anything the LGBT has a TREMENDOUS VOICE AND INFLUENCE IN THE USA compared to other groups, especially considering their relatively small size. Capitals used for emphasis. I'm glad, though, that the son has not persisted in the sins of his father.
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    It is true we are (no longer) facing such issues as did other minority groups like the black community. Yet if you think discrimination against us is small and isolated, think again. Still nearly half of Americans are against our right to marry(not that I think the state should be even involved in marriage, but it is and doesn't seem to be getting out of the business anytime soon). I know people who don't want me to be able to marry, they think gays are "mentally incorrectly wired or else choose to
    Live a sinful life by choice." This school of thought is a dangerous one, and by no means an "isolated" one.
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    They're denied the right to marry, because of people like Fred Phelps. Religion should not directly influence the law, and people should have the right to follow their religion how they please. By denying homosexuals the right to get married to each other, you're denying them the right to follow their religion how they please. It doesn't matter if your God doesn't believe in gay marriage, because their God obviously does. They also receive casual homophobia off of fellow citizens. In school, on the streets, or even signing in for a hotel. So to imply that gays don't receive homophobia of all kinds, is wrong. That's just my opinion, anyway...
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    @ElectraHeart how do you classify it as homophobia Judy because someone doesn't agree with your homosexuality? No phobia there.
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    @ahsum99ss No ones asking you to agree. You never seem to understand that. However, if you use ur belief of homosexuality to stop gays from marrying, that's a different story.
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    NINA(No Irish Need Apply) signs were very rare if nonexistent. if you look for evidence of them, you can't find much. No Irish Need Apply is actually a song.
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    I think religion has no place in government. There is my two cents on most of the comments on this post. I can see where the gent wants to just show that there has been too much harm done by the WBC, could have done it without the signs though. I think it odd, the Bible is called the word of God, written by man, and so many people don't seem to think that the humanity in the writers would end up putting their own views on how they think peoples should follow Christ, instead of following the teachings of Christ. A lot of the people I've met that proclaim they are Christian, don't seem very Christ like at all, and from what I was taught as a kid, that is what you are suppose to strive for as a Christian but to remember you are still human but a child of God still. I no longer share the views of most of these people I have met, since there seems to be too much negativity towards others who's views are different than their own.
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    No days too many Christians seem to think controlling the Government and destroying those who don't believe exactly as they do is the Message from Jesus. They forget that Loving God and loving their fellow humans were his two most important commandments.
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    You see religious people? Learn from this person. The more you learn from this person, the less we will make fun of you for ur absolute ridiculous stances that religion has seemed to force you to take.

    This person is what religion should be.
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    @Knightkore LOL asking for forgiveness is like those suicide bombers blowing themselves up thinking that 72 virgins will be waiting for them. Until someone comes back from the other side to tell the tale, its just Bullshit.
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    @Bobolinsky Sometimes the biggest, smelliest pile of shit can fertilize the best plants. ;-) Lol

    That was just off the too of my head!
    X-D LMAO
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    Correction...
    <---This atheist H8's Bigotry, but too many atheists don't see their own bigotry. Too many atheists are just like too many on the Left who search for anything on the other side that can be twisted into their preconceived ideas of the other side (prejudices) and then apply it to the entire other side... bigotry.
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    Very moving statements. However, people need to get away from the idea that the folks at Westboro are representaives of "Christianity." It is not an either-or where you are either a Fundamentalist extremist or an athiest. True Christianity (although we need to be very careful about using that statement) can be open-minded, loving and non-judgmental. Jesus was a lot more likely to "hang out" with folks like Nate Phelps than He was to associate with the Fred Phelps' of the world.
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    If they were really believers in teh 5 points of Calvinism, they have missed to first point which is that all men are "totally depraived" and in need of salvation which can only be obtained by the grace of God. This first point of Calvinism is supposed to make "true believers" humble and tolerant toward others by realizing that all have fallen short of God's glory.
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    Nate Phelps seems to be a decent human being, even if I don't fully agree with ALL of his views. At least he has the sense to not HATE someone based on theirs.
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    Glad to see that his kids rejected his insanity. Seem that Fred Phelps was quite insane. Imagine having to live with a father who was so hateful. Hopefully with the passing of Phelps this entity will disappear.
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