Sotar, every church teaches a version of God's teachings - unless you know of a church that teaches that when a man rapes a woman he has to pay her father 50 shekels of silver and she becomes his wife. (Deut. 22:29)
Darnell (Semmelroth is his middle name, RTFA) contacted the media because what was going on was wrong and it needed to be exposed. That you sense conspiracy past that is your own paranoia.
Also, really? The "why didn't he stay in the closet" argument? There's no sense in continuing to argue with you. I'm done. 12 months ago
Wow, you smell a conspiracy in a softball league. That's sad.
12 months ago
That's the definition of excluded--no, more like the definition of shunned. Shunned because 3 churches seem to think that playing softball against a church means you automatically condone or take on their belief structure. It's ridiculous, and such idiocy needs to be exposed. 12 months ago
Nice try to bury the lead, Missourian. Why didn't you cover this story without getting shamed into it by national press? I understand your editorial board is very conservative (don't deny it - I read your editorial page, and see what national pundits you publish) but the sheer unadulterated bias has got to stop. This was wrong, plain and simple, and you had a nationally relevant story dumped into your laps. For shame, Missourian.12 months ago
RTFA. This plan replaces the late start Wednesdays. Sheesh. Apr 22, 2012
EJ. I see where you're going with that. You're mad that the cops are playing the decision-maker on whether or not we hear Westboro. I had thought at first it was requested by the family. After reading it again, no such comment is made in the article. So, you've got a point. The more I think about it, the more it bothers me, too. I was thinking more about the simplicity of the method itself in my previous comment. Apr 19, 2012
I don't know about that. We all have the right to free speech. We don't have the right to make people listen to us. No one's denying Westboro their right to speak, just denying them of their ability to be heard. Same as me turning off the TV when a political ad comes on doesn't violate some candidate's free speech. I don't have to listen to them. If they can't yell over the engines of some motorcycles, that's their problem. Apr 17, 2012
OK. New rule. The debate for things like this happens BEFORE the vote and not in the comments section of a paper. Apr 6, 2012
How many times must people tell you - a new high school would have cost more and not have fixed any of the problems. Yes, that's what the land was bought for, but times change. Needs change. This was a really dumb vote. It'll all cost more later. Apr 4, 2012