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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:26 AM
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Gay Civil Rights Bill Passes Illinois Senate
http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/01/011105illinoisSenate...

Civil rights protections for gays and lesbians could be enacted today. The measure squeaked through in the Senate Monday night and moves to the House where passage is virtually assured.

The legislation would amend the Illinois Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodations and credit.

Gay rights advocates have been pressing for the law to be passed for nearly a decade. A recent poll sponsored by Equality Illinois shows that a wide majority of Illinois residents support granting civil rights protections to gays.

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Brian_Expat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:29 AM
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1. This is GREAT news! n/t
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:31 AM
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2. This is great news!
It will not affect me as I am a het, but it sure is nice to hear that there is a legislature, anywhere in the United States, that is willing to stand up to the religious bigotry of the republican party.

There has been nothing but disturbing news lately as the tide of conservative christian fascism drowns our nation.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:35 AM
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3. it affects everyone
civil rights are civil rights

you as a liberal het could be next on the fundies' hit list

what you do if they did away with no-fault divorce and instituted those "covenant marriages" which make divorce difficult to obtain
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:38 PM
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5. Actually, I strongly agree.
Anytime the civil liberties of one group are threatened, everyones are threatened. That is why I joined the ACLU.

I have an immigrant friend from Malta who is a hard core republicrap. He is in total support of a constitutional Gay Marriage Ban. When I asked him why it was so important to him, he said "because the institution of marriage is being threatened." Well, I continued, did you know that blacks in our country were not allowed to marry in the bible belt for the same reason? "No, he replied. But, he continued, It is an indignity to allow homosexuals the same rights as married people. Hmm .... I replied. That argument was also applied to blacks.

Then I told him that in the bible belt, people had to be third generation "Americans" before they were allowed to vote, and in some cases, own land. That would mean that your great-great grand children would be the first Busuttils to vote and own land in your family. Why not take it all the way? It only makes more opportunities for me.

Suddenly, his whole demeanor changed. Apparently, it is an entirely different story when YOU are the one getting screwed.
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greyfox Donating Member (692 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:43 AM
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4. So... whatcha think? ATTACK!
I. Although homosexuality has in these last days become more and more acceptable to society, it is nonetheless evil and wicked in the sight of God.

II. When God created man and woman He intended that there remain a respect within His people for the distinction He had made between the two sexes.

Deuteronomy 22:5

A. Homosexuality became widely practiced in Old Testament times.

Genesis 19:5-11

Judges 19:22
(The Hebrew word here translated "know" literally means "to have intercourse or relations with." It is the same word used in Genesis 4:1, in which it is recorded that "Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain ..." It is also used in the same sense in Genesis 24:16; 1 Samuel 1:19b; and Luke 1:34.)

B. It was still common during the time of the first century church.

1 Corinthians 6 :9-11

C. Scripture even indicates that, in the end times, the homosexual way of life will become openly practiced and generally accepted by society as a whole.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

III. How serious an offense is it?

A. Under the Law, the act was considered "worthy of death."

Leviticus 20:13
Romans 1:27, 32

B. Scripture clearly says those guilty of this transgression are unfit to inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6 :9
1 Timothy 1:10

IV. It is an abomination to God.

A. The sin is self-defiling.

Leviticus 18:22, 24

B. It is unnatural (Romans 1:27, 31; 2 Timothy 3:3), and to accept or encourage this way of life is "contrary to sound doctrine" (1 Timothy 1:10).

C. God abhors it!

Leviticus 20:13, 23

D. Believers are expected to "put aside" such evil practices of their former way of life.

1 Corinthians 6 :9, 11
("... and such were (p.t.) some of you ...")

E. Because they refused to abandon their wicked ways "God gave them up." (They became reprobate.)

Romans 1:24, 26-32
Ephesians 4:17-19

V. It is possible to be set free from the bondage of this offense. The sin is not unforgivable.

1 Corinthians 6:11, 9-10

Copyright 1976, 1977, 1998 Diane S. Dew

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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:44 PM
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6. Did you realize that this is America?
And, for the love of gawd, none of your stupid laws are on the books.

What would you have?

People in prison for worshipping a gawd above the Jewish gawd?
People in prison for creating a "graven" image?
People in prison for not "honoring their fathers?"
People in prison for not keeping the sabbath holy?
People in prison for committing adultry?
People in prison for coveting their neighbors goods?
A nation of blind, toothless, armless, people with mutilated sex organs because they masturbated?

Frankly, I have a better idea.

Shove your bible up your ass, and I will set it on fire!
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greyfox Donating Member (692 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 09:04 AM
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7. Oh , my my....
aren't we brave? Bring it on.
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