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2. Took courage to go up against the theocrats.
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  - ATHEISTS FILE CIVIL RIGHTS SUIT IN "OKLAHOMA OUTRAGE" - Synnical  Aug-14-06 11:25 PM   #0 
  - God bless Chester and Nicole, they are doin the right thing.  Tom Joad   Aug-14-06 11:28 PM   #1 
  - LOL!  silverlib   Aug-14-06 11:33 PM   #3 
  - Even as a non-believer, sometimes these lawsuits seem a bit  Tom Joad   Aug-14-06 11:42 PM   #8 
     - I *do* find "In God We Trust" offensive  tbyg52   Aug-15-06 06:28 AM   #43 
        - Here in Indiana, they are suddenly adding that phrase to ...  LisaLynne   Aug-15-06 09:52 AM   #58 
        - I love it the state named after the people that had to be killed  FUGW   Aug-15-06 01:02 PM   #94 
        - i'm not a right wing  focusfan   Aug-15-06 12:14 PM   #76 
           - You certainly think like a right-wing religious person.  smirkymonkey   Aug-15-06 12:17 PM   #78 
           - Which why "in God we trust " is not such a big deal but the Lord's...  lvx35   Aug-15-06 02:58 PM   #111 
           - No, this country was founded on enlightenment ideas and the constitution  LeftyMom   Aug-15-06 12:18 PM   #79 
           - I'm not a racist..BUT. I'm not a bigot BUT...I'm not a troll...BUT...  Beausoir   Aug-15-06 12:21 PM   #81 
           - you are welcome to make your "Lord" "fit in" wherever you want "him"  ima_sinnic   Aug-15-06 12:31 PM   #84 
           - This country was founded by religious fanatics.  Lochloosa   Aug-15-06 12:32 PM   #85 
           - Uh, yeah . . . . OK  hatrack   Aug-15-06 12:48 PM   #91 
           - The first Lords were the Gods of rain, wind, and animals. I am not  Maraya1969   Aug-15-06 01:03 PM   #95 
           - Actually, you are completely mistaken  LostinVA   Aug-15-06 01:06 PM   #97 
           - "the lord was what this country was founded on"?!?!?!  blonndee   Aug-15-06 01:09 PM   #99 
           - hahaha  Bretttido   Aug-15-06 01:19 PM   #101 
           - Is there a problem with the Kentucky school system, or did you not pay  IdaBriggs   Aug-15-06 02:13 PM   #110 
           - *snort*  missb   Aug-15-06 04:17 PM   #113 
           - LOL  EvolveOrConvolve   Aug-15-06 04:19 PM   #114 
           - Actually, I think this country was founded on the continent of North  Miss Chybil   Aug-15-06 04:40 PM   #120 
           - heh  Ms. Clio   Aug-16-06 05:42 PM   #185 
           - You certainly need to get a clue.  Jazzgirl   Aug-15-06 04:48 PM   #122 
           - I respect your beliefs, but if you want to make an argument about the  jsamuel   Aug-15-06 05:00 PM   #124 
           - But a person can't shove their beliefs down another person's throat  LittleClarkie   Aug-15-06 05:21 PM   #127 
           - Who told you that?  IMModerate   Aug-15-06 05:29 PM   #129 
           - If you'd bother to read a bit of history, several waves of immigrants  robbedvoter   Aug-15-06 05:44 PM   #132 
           - yore inglish is knot veri advancd. culd uwe stat that unuther wey fer mi?  greiner3   Aug-15-06 07:43 PM   #136 
           - oh dear, I think you're lost....  mike_c   Aug-15-06 08:14 PM   #138 
           - Really? You haven't read much  liberalhistorian   Aug-15-06 08:33 PM   #140 
           - Really? How? Particularly as it pertains to using the state to persecute  impeachdubya   Aug-16-06 12:28 AM   #159 
           - I suggest you go back and brush up on your American history  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Aug-16-06 05:22 AM   #161 
           - Yes you are. And it only took you two sentences to prove it.  dicksteele   Aug-16-06 05:29 AM   #162 
           - Uh........ NOT. Welcome to DU. Enjoy your stay.  kestrel91316   Aug-16-06 10:37 AM   #171 
           - Why would he be banned?  Miss Chybil   Aug-16-06 08:13 PM   #188 
              - No, but in the context of the thread  impeachdubya   Aug-16-06 11:06 PM   #194 
              - I didn't recommend banning. I merely expressed my belief that  kestrel91316   Aug-17-06 10:22 AM   #204 
           - A lot of people would have you banned for that.  Skelington   Aug-16-06 01:24 PM   #177 
           - So PERSONALLY believing something REQUIRES you to shove it  impeachdubya   Aug-16-06 04:44 PM   #178 
           - Shorter Skelington:  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-17-06 07:35 AM   #197 
           - Uh, no, you are dead wrong.  Scout1071   Aug-20-06 01:48 PM   #219 
           - Dog pile on the rabbit!  Swamp Rat   Aug-16-06 05:13 PM   #181 
           - you're apparently not a big fan of the Constitution, either n/t  Ms. Clio   Aug-16-06 05:38 PM   #184 
           - Ummm...not really  Mad_Dem_X   Aug-17-06 07:44 AM   #199 
           - No  MATTMAN   Aug-17-06 09:54 AM   #203 
           - but should someone be forced to recite "the lords prayer" ?  index555   Aug-19-06 01:44 AM   #216 
           - Um, you might want to study a little history and read a few  Scout1071   Aug-20-06 01:46 PM   #218 
  - Took courage to go up against the theocrats.  alfredo   Aug-14-06 11:32 PM   #2 
  - Sure did.  InsultComicDog   Aug-15-06 09:27 PM   #146 
     - Have you gained support from people in your town?  alfredo   Aug-15-06 10:35 PM   #153 
  - And people wonder why atheists so strongly dislike believers  TechBear_Seattle   Aug-14-06 11:34 PM   #4 
  - I understand where you're coming from,  liberalhistorian   Aug-14-06 11:39 PM   #7 
  - How many atheists have been invited  EvolveOrConvolve   Aug-15-06 04:22 PM   #115 
     - One of the state purposes of the coalition IS  liberalhistorian   Aug-15-06 08:38 PM   #142 
        - If that was one of the stated goal of the organization  EvolveOrConvolve   Aug-15-06 09:41 PM   #147 
        - "Atheists tend to be pretty open minded people"  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Aug-18-06 07:58 PM   #215 
        - The Colorado Atheist organizations tried to join Interfaith.  politicat   Aug-16-06 09:22 PM   #192 
  - I can't recall the last time someone was kicked off a team for Xianity.  readmoreoften   Aug-14-06 11:51 PM   #12 
     - Well, Lou Dobbs quit CNN because one of the producers harassed him  MADem   Aug-15-06 12:03 AM   #15 
        - I'll vote for that.  readmoreoften   Aug-15-06 12:08 AM   #17 
        - I dunno...I think the guy was just a generic asshole who liked to poke  MADem   Aug-15-06 01:24 AM   #30 
        - Sources for that Lou Dobbs Story? I'm curious. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-16-06 08:26 AM   #167 
        - It's old. You'd probably need Lexus Nexus to dig it up.  MADem   Aug-17-06 12:08 AM   #195 
           - I'll maintain my skepticism until I find something substantial.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-17-06 07:31 AM   #196 
        - Wow... That's Unbelievable!  arwalden   Aug-17-06 08:35 AM   #201 
        - So unbeliavable the poster seemingly ran away.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-20-06 01:07 PM   #217 
        - You got a linky for that.  Goblinmonger   Aug-17-06 09:51 AM   #202 
        - If you read my replies, you'll see you won't get one.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-17-06 11:54 AM   #205 
           - Oh, I saw the responses  Goblinmonger   Aug-17-06 12:14 PM   #208 
        - Well well well, look what a friend of mine found.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-17-06 02:05 PM   #211 
  - As a liberal Christian, this infuriates  liberalhistorian   Aug-14-06 11:35 PM   #5 
  - What they're practicing is not Christianity ...  BattyDem   Aug-14-06 11:53 PM   #13 
  - The Christian Right is neither.  Jamastiene   Aug-15-06 12:33 AM   #25 
  - The version I heard  ninkasi   Aug-15-06 01:26 AM   #31 
  - Yep. That applies here too, I think. n/t  Jamastiene   Aug-15-06 01:55 AM   #32 
  - Thanks!  BattyDem   Aug-15-06 07:56 AM   #44 
  - I know it feels good to say that,  trotsky   Aug-15-06 08:33 AM   #46 
     - I understand what you're saying, but ...  BattyDem   Aug-15-06 09:02 AM   #47 
        - He did take a whip into the temple.  trotsky   Aug-15-06 09:36 AM   #49 
        - He "took a whip into the temple" to drive out  liberalhistorian   Aug-15-06 09:38 AM   #51 
        - The point is he used physical force,  trotsky   Aug-15-06 09:47 AM   #54 
        - "You can generally find what you need to justify virtually ANY behavior"  BattyDem   Aug-15-06 09:41 AM   #52 
        - That's because you're right, there's  liberalhistorian   Aug-15-06 09:36 AM   #50 
           - You will fight a never-ending, losing battle...  trotsky   Aug-15-06 09:52 AM   #57 
  - Me too.  DesertedRose   Aug-15-06 09:51 AM   #56 
  - For his time Jesus was a liberal Carpenter and for that they nailed  FUGW   Aug-15-06 01:08 PM   #98 
  - You're sure right about that...  tbyg52   Aug-15-06 05:33 PM   #131 
  - Why do fundies have an insatiable need to ...  BattyDem   Aug-14-06 11:37 PM   #6 
  - You got most of it  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Aug-14-06 11:48 PM   #11 
  - They believe their way is the only right way, that's why  Selatius   Aug-14-06 11:59 PM   #14 
  - Unload Jesus, and it sounds like Hizb'Allah!!! My way or the Highway! NT  MADem   Aug-15-06 12:04 AM   #16 
  - It's the "Christian Community" concept.  Xithras   Aug-15-06 12:38 PM   #87 
  - Thank you for your post - it's very informative.  BattyDem   Aug-15-06 12:59 PM   #93 
  - What is strange is the Amish believe very much the same as Christians  Maraya1969   Aug-15-06 01:30 PM   #105 
     - There could be an explanation for that  BattyDem   Aug-15-06 04:26 PM   #116 
  - It's not in small towns only that this happens.  vickitulsa   Aug-15-06 10:19 PM   #152 
  - Because they are insecure..  sendero   Aug-15-06 05:14 PM   #125 
  - Texas County, Oklahoma.  eachsmallcandle   Aug-14-06 11:43 PM   #9 
  - it certainly says a lot  fishwax   Aug-15-06 11:13 AM   #66 
     - try living there???  crankybubba   Aug-15-06 12:22 PM   #82 
  - Ah yes, another Christian bashing thread.  readmoreoften   Aug-14-06 11:47 PM   #10 
  - You almost got me.  beam me up scottie   Aug-15-06 12:55 AM   #28 
     - tee hee hee. /nt  readmoreoften   Aug-15-06 12:59 AM   #29 
  - Every fundie with a martyr's complex should have to read this.  Marr   Aug-15-06 12:10 AM   #18 
  - Is this what the future holds for those who don't believe  TheGoldenRule   Aug-15-06 12:11 AM   #19 
  - What a story.  pnwmom   Aug-15-06 12:12 AM   #20 
  - Thank you for stating that!  Synnical   Aug-15-06 12:17 AM   #22 
  - You rock!  tbyg52   Aug-15-06 05:48 PM   #133 
  - DETAILS OF THE LAWSUIT  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Aug-15-06 12:16 AM   #21 
  - Er. what was that about not bearing false witness?  starroute   Aug-15-06 02:07 AM   #35 
  - Apparently it's ok to lie when you're ridding your town of evil  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Aug-15-06 02:28 AM   #39 
  - I'm glad to see these assholes are being taken to the cleaners  Bretttido   Aug-15-06 01:28 PM   #103 
     - Me too  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Aug-15-06 11:37 PM   #157 
  - This is why you never meet with school officials without an active  Solo_in_MD   Aug-15-06 12:26 AM   #23 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-06 12:31 PM   #83 
     - Glad to hear from you.  Bretttido   Aug-15-06 01:34 PM   #106 
     - You're a self-proclaimed right-wing conservative Republican fundamentalist  94114_San_Francisco   Aug-15-06 03:57 PM   #112 
  - Damn Atheist Whackjobs. Making trouble by not shutting up.  impeachdubya   Aug-15-06 12:31 AM   #24 
  - Why, it's not hard at all, I do it every day.  beam me up scottie   Aug-15-06 12:54 AM   #27 
  - Damn right! Who do they think they are,  liberalhistorian   Aug-15-06 08:44 PM   #144 
  - This is why we atheists are a bit touchy about church/state separation. nt  Mojambo   Aug-15-06 12:34 AM   #26 
  - Bravo! nt.  Duppers   Aug-15-06 01:57 AM   #33 
  - Good for Chester and his family  salvorhardin   Aug-15-06 01:58 AM   #34 
  - "Dear god" (Graphic)  ReadTomPaine   Aug-15-06 02:15 AM   #36 
  - Your post deserves its own thread.  beam me up scottie   Aug-15-06 02:21 AM   #38 
  - Thanks, BMUS!  ReadTomPaine   Aug-15-06 02:59 AM   #41 
     - Good point about the context.  beam me up scottie   Aug-16-06 12:26 AM   #158 
  - Greatt! As above poster said, this deserves its own thread. n/t  Turn CO Blue   Aug-15-06 10:42 AM   #63 
  - Great song, great images.  Oregonian   Aug-15-06 10:53 AM   #64 
  - "I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer"  TheBorealAvenger   Aug-15-06 11:46 AM   #72 
     - Or a football game score.. n/t  ReadTomPaine   Aug-15-06 12:04 PM   #74 
        - Or a good parking place!  vickitulsa   Aug-15-06 10:42 PM   #154 
           - The Islam v. Christianity paradigm and racism sold this war vs. Iraq  TheBorealAvenger   Aug-16-06 06:21 AM   #166 
           - I heard that parking place crap from a woman once in a 12-step  raccoon   Aug-17-06 02:39 PM   #213 
  - I'm so glad they're going ahead with this.  beam me up scottie   Aug-15-06 02:19 AM   #37 
  - Outrage, indeed.  pagandem4justice   Aug-15-06 02:33 AM   #40 
  - SMOKE these motherfuckers.  BullGooseLoony   Aug-15-06 03:27 AM   #42 
  - Horrendous!  nuxvomica   Aug-15-06 08:25 AM   #45 
  - As an Evangelical Christian.............  PaDem   Aug-15-06 09:13 AM   #48 
  - I think it's time that we legitimate Christians  liberalhistorian   Aug-15-06 09:44 AM   #53 
  - Kudos To You Both For Your Good Attitudes  ProfessorGAC   Aug-15-06 09:48 AM   #55 
  - I don't interpret it as bashing, because, as you  liberalhistorian   Aug-15-06 08:29 PM   #139 
  - I agree..............  PaDem   Aug-15-06 10:17 AM   #61 
  - Amen to that!  B3Nut   Aug-15-06 10:01 AM   #60 
     - True enough, no good has EVER come  liberalhistorian   Aug-15-06 08:40 PM   #143 
  - Wow  Rex_Goodheart   Aug-15-06 09:53 AM   #59 
  - Seems to me the War is on Non-Christians rather than the other way around  MessiahRp   Aug-15-06 10:20 AM   #62 
  - We can't get away from their religion.  Oregonian   Aug-15-06 10:55 AM   #65 
  - My problem is the intolerance of other views...  MessiahRp   Aug-15-06 11:41 AM   #70 
  - These fundies/republicans turn EVERYTHING around: "liberal media"  loudsue   Aug-15-06 11:30 PM   #156 
  - But if anybody refuses to bow down to their will  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Aug-16-06 05:33 AM   #163 
  - big kick for the smallkowski family's courage  fishwax   Aug-15-06 11:17 AM   #67 
  - A shot over the bow! Go Chester go!  Joanne98   Aug-15-06 11:18 AM   #68 
  - as much small town mentality as religious mentality  maxsolomon   Aug-15-06 11:22 AM   #69 
  - EVERY. FUCKING. TIME.  kiki   Aug-15-06 11:42 AM   #71 
  - Why can't conservative Christians just be like the Amish?  Catrionn   Aug-15-06 11:49 AM   #73 
  - good point! nt.  Duppers   Aug-15-06 12:05 PM   #75 
  - Quite simple...  markbark   Aug-15-06 12:16 PM   #77 
  - Or Orthodox Jews For That Matter  Beetwasher   Aug-15-06 12:39 PM   #88 
  - Welcome Catrionn!  GOPFighter   Aug-15-06 12:50 PM   #92 
  - Because they're too worried about who's screwing who to mind  Miss Chybil   Aug-15-06 04:47 PM   #121 
  - Welcome to DU!  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Aug-16-06 05:38 AM   #164 
  - That Whole Town Is Being Persecuted By Those Crazy Atheists!!!  Beetwasher   Aug-15-06 12:20 PM   #80 
  - That's ok, Conservatives have the answer to this sort of heresy.  ReadTomPaine   Aug-15-06 12:35 PM   #86 
  - WHAT FUCKING YEAR IS THIS???  truebrit71   Aug-15-06 12:41 PM   #89 
  - here is a link to a local story about it  crankybubba   Aug-15-06 12:43 PM   #90 
  - Thanks for this. n/t  Synnical   Aug-15-06 01:03 PM   #96 
  - I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for my own ignorance  Maraya1969   Aug-15-06 01:10 PM   #100 
  - I watched that 30 Days show too - and did you see the statistic of voters  cyberpj   Aug-15-06 01:27 PM   #102 
  - What were the numbers? I think I missed that or my poor sorry brain  Maraya1969   Aug-15-06 01:54 PM   #108 
     - University of Minnesota Study  Synnical   Aug-15-06 09:05 PM   #145 
  - Thanks!  Oregonian   Aug-15-06 01:29 PM   #104 
  - Every time I'm admitted to the hospital,  Lars39   Aug-15-06 01:40 PM   #107 
  - Well, there's that isn't there?  Synnical   Aug-15-06 10:16 PM   #151 
  - Thank you so much for this post Marayal  Synnical   Aug-15-06 05:18 PM   #126 
  - That's the coolest post I've seen from a DUer in a long time - thank you  EvolveOrConvolve   Aug-15-06 09:44 PM   #148 
  - Your kind thoughts are very much appreciated Maraya  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Aug-16-06 05:40 AM   #165 
  - This is the first  michele77   Aug-15-06 02:07 PM   #109 
  - Story was also posted on "Devine Krap" blog  The Sushi Bandit   Aug-15-06 04:29 PM   #117 
  - Holy Shit What A Saga.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Aug-15-06 04:30 PM   #118 
  - Yeah, when you read Chuck's own words  Synnical   Aug-15-06 08:37 PM   #141 
  - Go Chuck and Nicole!...  SidDithers   Aug-15-06 04:32 PM   #119 
  - For some more reading, and enlightenment read  OKNancy   Aug-15-06 04:54 PM   #123 
  - What a nightmare  depakid   Aug-15-06 05:29 PM   #128 
  - Incredible waste of time and effort.  deaniac21   Aug-15-06 05:32 PM   #130 
  - On whose part??? n/t  Synnical   Aug-15-06 07:47 PM   #137 
  - Everyone mentioned and everyone in the thread.  deaniac21   Aug-16-06 08:58 AM   #168 
     - huh? defending himself against felony charges was a waste of effort?  fishwax   Aug-16-06 11:22 AM   #172 
     - Never should have gone there. Look for trouble and you will find it.  deaniac21   Aug-16-06 11:27 AM   #173 
        - never should have gone where?  fishwax   Aug-16-06 11:32 AM   #174 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-16-06 01:10 PM   #175 
           - what was it that made this man an asshole  fishwax   Aug-16-06 01:21 PM   #176 
        - Oh, really?  impeachdubya   Aug-16-06 05:06 PM   #179 
        - Well, I have lost 7 pounds in the last month.  deaniac21   Aug-16-06 05:36 PM   #182 
           - Hmmm. Maybe they were the pounds that understood  impeachdubya   Aug-16-06 05:37 PM   #183 
              - God, (if that exclamation is permissible) I hate it when men  deaniac21   Aug-16-06 05:52 PM   #186 
                 - Oh, yeah. *That's* what this is all about.  impeachdubya   Aug-16-06 08:50 PM   #189 
                 - I'm not a believer but I do know what it takes to get along.  deaniac21   Aug-17-06 08:33 AM   #200 
                    - Apparently, "what it takes to get along" is being happily subject to  impeachdubya   Aug-17-06 02:02 PM   #210 
                 - "if that exclamation is permissible"  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-17-06 11:58 AM   #207 
        - says the Mafia boss to the store owner who's reticent to pay "protection"  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-17-06 07:37 AM   #198 
     - Okay - Whatever . . .  Synnical   Aug-16-06 08:55 PM   #190 
        - I'm glad I could help, thanks!  deaniac21   Aug-17-06 12:36 PM   #209 
  - Please elaborate. nt  impeachdubya   Aug-16-06 12:32 AM   #160 
  - Go Chester!  IMModerate   Aug-15-06 05:59 PM   #134 
  - He's a "triple threat": a liberal atheist married to a Native American  mcscajun   Aug-15-06 06:42 PM   #135 
  - Now what if it was a GAY MARRIAGE? -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-18-06 07:11 PM   #214 
  - One personal anecdote from the 50's re Oklahoma's "official" religion  vickitulsa   Aug-15-06 09:45 PM   #149 
  - Thank you so much for this!  Synnical   Aug-15-06 10:12 PM   #150 
  - You're very welcome!  vickitulsa   Aug-15-06 11:11 PM   #155 
  - In my small town Oklahoma school in the late 1960s,  Z_I_Peevey   Aug-16-06 06:00 PM   #187 
  - Religion, being a mental disorder, should be treated with kindness  TheFriedPiper   Aug-16-06 09:06 AM   #169 
  - This sort of post is not helpful.  impeachdubya   Aug-16-06 05:10 PM   #180 
     - Actually, it IS helpful. The question is, to whom?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-17-06 11:57 AM   #206 
  - I'm a hard atheist....I'm a Unitarian Universalist  LeftHander   Aug-16-06 10:30 AM   #170 
  - Amazing courage  Disorganized   Aug-16-06 09:05 PM   #191 
  - THANK YOU ALL! The Wall Must Stand!  Synnical   Aug-16-06 09:32 PM   #193 
  - Good. We're taxpaying citizens with rights, too.  Zhade   Aug-17-06 02:29 PM   #212 
 

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