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Masturbation, sharing beds lead to homosexuality, according to leaked Mormon teachings

Source: Kansas City Star

A newly leaked Mormon church document from 1981 warns church leaders that masturbation can turn a person gay.

The document also reveals that Mormon missionaries were banned from sharing beds and dressing and bathing in front of each other to discourage homosexual behavior.

The handbook was leaked this week by MormonLeaks, a Las Vegas-based transparency group. The document, called “Homosexuality,” was created to guide church leaders working with homosexual church members.

“As we have previously stated, homosexuality is a sin in the same degree as adultery and fornication,” the guidebook states. “Powerful forces are seeking to establish this sinful practice as an acceptable way of life.”

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article190137759.html

Churches. Am I right?
Posted by jayschool2013 | Sat Dec 16, 2017, 09:03 AM (22 replies)

The GOP doesnt care if you like their tax plan. Heres why

Source: The Conversation

Congressional Republicans’ collective sigh of relief after passing tax legislation may seem confusing. Won’t voters hold them accountable in 2018 for passing such an historically unpopular bill? The answer is “no,” for several reasons.

First, the bill’s unpopularity may be somewhat overstated. A lot of the disapproval expressed in surveys is more about the bill’s sponsors than about the bill itself. In these polarized times, almost anything carrying the president’s endorsement is going to be a non-starter for more than half the population. If Trump were to designate ice cream the official White House dessert tonight, at least a third of us would stop “screaming for it” tomorrow.

This is not to say that this legislation should be more popular. But let’s face it, efforts to win over Blue America with fewer corporate tax cuts, fewer cuts for wealthy individuals, or fewer changes to popular tax breaks would have probably fallen on deaf ears in this environment.


More importantly, as University of Glasgow political scientist Christopher Jan Carman and I have found, Republicans in Congress simply don’t care as much about public opinion as Democrats do. The ideological convergence between voters and legislators is more than three times greater among Democratic legislators than among Republicans.

Read more: https://theconversation.com/the-gop-doesnt-care-if-you-like-their-tax-plan-heres-why-88467

Posted by jayschool2013 | Sat Dec 2, 2017, 10:03 AM (13 replies)

Wichita restaurant burns down in what owners believe was a hate crime

Source: Wichita Eagle

A 2:10 a.m. phone call was the alarm that woke up Ranya Taha and Bashar Mahanweh as their restaurant was overtaken by flames in a two-alarm fire — a fire that they believe may have been a hate crime.

“We were first asked if we had anyone who would want to hurt our business, and we said no,” Taha said. “There was a small incident on a window awhile ago with graffiti, but we just covered it up and moved on. It was three months ago, and we didn’t think bad of it.”

Now Taha is not so sure if the Nov. 1 fire was just an accident and if the graffiti was just a coincidence.

After the fire destroyed their Jordanian restaurant, Petra Mediterranean Restaurant, and left nothing but charred contents inside, they took a walk around their building.

Read more: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article182191451.html

Posted by jayschool2013 | Thu Nov 2, 2017, 10:34 AM (1 replies)

When is it not too soon to talk about

26 million people or more living in Florida within the next 13 years. Oy.

Posted by jayschool2013 | Mon Sep 11, 2017, 05:04 PM (1 replies)

I'm registered to vote in two states; one of them is Kansas

I moved from Kansas to Colorado (hallelujah) in 2013 and promptly registered to vote again in Colorado. (I lived in Colorado from 1990 to 2013.) I just checked the Kansas Secretary of State's website, and, sure enough, I'm still registered to vote in Lawrence, Kansas.

Imagine my delight to send an email to Kris Kobach informing him that he had not removed me, a white person, from his state's voter roll, while at the same time trying to disenfranchise so many minority voters in Kansas City, Wichita and the state's other cities.

I also sent the email to the Douglas County Clerk because that's the office that will do the work.

Just thought I should let Kobach know.
Posted by jayschool2013 | Fri Jan 27, 2017, 02:42 PM (0 replies)
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