By Paul Lundgren on Oct 21, 2012 in Current Events, Politics
Well, there it is. Jim Carlson’s name is on the ballot.
You may have thought federal agents might raid the secretary of state’s office and seize Carlson’s name, but there it is in ink.
Of course, there is one solid atrocity on the ballot. Erik Simonson weaseled his name on, but Jay Fosle was not allowed the same favor.
It’s tough to see this cast of characters, then see the DNT’s lead article on Senator Wellstone. Will we ever see another elected official who led with such passion, commitment, and honesty? I miss him.
As much as I loved Paul….Welstone voted for DOMA, and Obama decided to stop defending it.
In Wellstone’s defense, he asked his constituents to educate him on LGBT issues and he said in his book “The Conscience of a Liberal” that he felt his vote for DOMA was a mistake. If he were here today, I’m pretty sure he’d be standing shoulder to shoulder fighting against the Marriage Ammendment.
A lot of people who voted for DOMA have apologized and completely reversed course. President Clinton signed it into law, and has since supported gay marriage. Rep. Bob Barr, the original sponsor of DOMA, has spoken out in favor its repeal.
15-20 years ago was such a different time. Many leading gay rights advocates today had a totally different tune back then. The country has evolved a lot in two decades. In two more decades, gay marriage hopefully won’t even be an issue we have to discuss.
Wait, if we’re (okay, by “we” I mean the born-again Gawd luvin Christians) all supposed to get raptured in two months when the Mayan calendar runs out … why the heck are they making this big fuss about silly laws of man anyhow?
Holy crap! I know the guy running for VP as a Justice Party Candidate--Luis Rodriguez. That guy’s a righteous dude, and now I’m tempted to change my vote…
Hold on In.dog.neato, what Christians have you been talking to? I don’t know a single one who thinks the rapture is happening then, let alone the end of the world.
That being said, my personal view is that of, who am I to tell anyone else who they can or can’t love/marry.
Just sick of the Christian bashing all the time. Sure we have our extremists and kooks, but every group of humans does. Quit being bigoted, and perhaps those extremist Christians will as well.
I think the “quit being bigoted” applies to those that have done the most damage and hold the most power as a matter of first principal.
Yeah, I’m pretty sure the Westboro Baptist Church will change as soon as I start saying nice things about it.
I’m all about being (at least) civil to even Westboro Baptist Churchers, but at the ballot box there can be no compromise.
My problem lies with the fact that In.dog.neato lumped the entire Christian population into one group and clearly painted it as ignorant and bigoted itself. That simply isn’t true. Anytime anyone decides to persecute and judge an entire group based on the actions of a few, there is clearly a prejudice there.
Tim K., two wrongs don’t make a right. Holding Westboro accountable and calling there actions out is one thing, attributing those actions to all Christians is idiotic. You want to change someone else’s behavior because it’s wrong? Don’t copy it.
In.dog didn’t lump in all Christians, just the “born-again Gawd luvin Christians.”
I think the fact that EVERY president of the US was/is a Christian and the dominance of “Christians” in elected office and the media makes me think thou doth protest too much. When the dominant group can’t take criticism or understand satire, that’s their issue- not mine. We need freedom FROM religion more than ever. Disagree? Fine. God, hell, et al are manufactured constructs of man, and I don’t really care if religious people have hurt feelings.
I noticed something: Peta Lindsay is running under the Socialism and Liberation party. Peta was born in 1984, so she is constitutionally barred from serving as President. Her VP was born in Colombia, so he is constitutionally barred from serving as well.
I understand their whole split from the Workers World Party, but seriously, if smaller third-party groups want to gain recognition, it’d help if the candidates they choose could actually do the job.
Would you have preferred that I had used “Pentecostal” Christians? “Neo-Evangelical” Christians? “Acolytes of The Good Reverend Falwell?” “Worshipers of the Holy Ordained Megachurch in Houston, TX?”
If you can’t differentiate yourself from those I’m referring to that’s your problem, not mine.
The problem that I have, Jadiaz … is that while you may be well meaning and good intentioned, the batshit crazy people who also call themselves Christians are the ones who are running the show … and giving you a bad name. It’s your image to change.
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