Postcards from the culture wars (8.6)

“If these young ladies were in a public school, they’d have a shot at justice, but in America these days, a white man can put the word ‘Christian’ in front of any behavior from boorish to criminal, and suddenly he’s untouchable.”

“Every time I noticed this happening, all I could think was ‘Crap on a cracker, Mr. Torres was right!‘”

“Be gentle with them; they are, after all, one of nature’s most fragile creatures.”

“The school’s action — firing her because she is a victim of domestic abuse — is sadly legal in most states. Just six, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, New York, Oregon, and Rhode Island, have laws on the books that bar employment discrimination against victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault.”

We worry about what people are doing in bed much more than making sure everybody has a bed to begin with. There certainly is a need for a life-giving sexual morality, and true pro-life morality, but one could sincerely question whether Christian nations and people have found it yet.”

“For all of the debates, the study, the parsing — for all of the noise that surrounds the contentious questions of sexuality that foment around and through our churches — I think it really is that simple: God does not want us to be alone.”

“Are politicians like Gingrey embracing misogyny as some kind of deliberate campaign tactic?

We want women’s health care, not cookies.”

“There is a sense among some anti-immigration-reform proponents that whites are genetically superior, and thus, uniquely suited to living in a free society.”

“If this is what you bring to the table, I experience you not as a follower of Christ in whom we are free, but as a hard hearted, biblically illiterate, superstitious, idol worshipper who wouldn’t know Jesus if you were nailing him to the cross yourself.”

Without the working class, without young people, without intellectuals and without women, the religious denominations will have reached their end. And they won’t be able to blame anyone for their failure. They themselves will have committed suicide.”

“It appears that atheists and Christians are finally working together on the same task: getting millennials to leave the church.”

“I have yet to enter a street where sin is not present – not even when I walk by myself.”

“The climate for LGBT people in Russia is growing from bad to worse, and Putin’s new law will only serve to support more anti-LGBT violence and hate crimes.”

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  • J_Enigma32

    It’s like a thought terminating cliche; for the first two or three minutes I’m trying to parse how that remotely matters. I’m reading through the thread and everything is making sense until I get to that one comment that totally trashes everything. I dare say that’s not just a derail, that’s a thredwreck.

  • As I like to say:

    There is no palm that can encompass the magnitude of my facepalm.

  • EH is really like an annoying kid who just got a rattle and has figured out how to use it just enough to get attention off of anyone else but not quite enough to seriouly piss off the adults into taking away the rattle permanently and giving the li’l snot a whap on the ass for being saucy.

    But there’s just enough RATTLERATTLERATTLE going on that it disrupts normal conversation.

  • Drow

    …am I the only one who thinks the guy taking an oath in that picture looks like John Stewart? And the guy in profile with the rifle looks like Stephen Colbert?

  • At first glance I honestly thought “Jon Stewart” myself, which understandably had me a little confused.

  • aunursa

    It is possible to upvote and downvote the same comment.
    (I have no idea why someone might do that intentionally.)

  • It is possible to upvote and downvote the same comment.

    -Haven’t seen that to be possible yet.

  • Lori claimed she assumes that every lone downvote on a comment is mine until proven otherwise. Thus, I prove otherwise.

  • Me, too. For some reason, I assumed AnonSam and BabyRaptor weren’t women back in mid-2012.

  • Guy taking an oath reminds me more of Bill Maher.

  • aunursa

    I stand corrected.

  • Steve Morrison

    Was it this?

  • Consumer Unit 5012

    In what way is that not extortion?

  • (tongue-in-cheek) Why, the police just wanted a friendly little contribution to the Police Officers’ Ball. (/tongue-in-cheek)

  • EllieMurasaki

    Now I’m having dark thoughts about that one space on the board of our old version of Life.

  • Fanraeth

    One of my friends owns a copy of the Benjamin Franklin fighting Zeus print from that series. It is awesome.

  • Ethics Gradient

    I thought a cross between Bill Maher and Frank Burns.