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Re: “The Southern Baptists Build Themselves a Giant Loophole, Decline to Step Through It Yet

"So, clearly, if homosexuality is an innate sin, it's just that same old innate sin — original sin — expressing itself in this particular way."- I almost fell out my chair with an "Amen."

"And all Southern Baptists are born innately sinful." - which was acknowledged the entire conference. All or born into sin. All will continue to war against the old self. AND is also stated by Paul in 1 Cor 6:11.

"They're all tainted by original sin (though, if you want to start a good theological fight, ask a group of Christians what that original sin was). - Red Herring. Moving the Goal Posts. Probably a bunch of other logical fallacies.

"Being born sinful doesn't disallow straight Southern Baptists from marrying."- False equivalence. Straight marriage is a biblical doctrine to produce more image bearers and to see the Gospel actualized in the male/female Christ/church microcosm. How do two dudes fulfill Ephesians 5? Or Genesis 2:24?

"Being born sinful doesn't require straight Southern Baptists to take Paul super-duper seriously"- actually many of us take all scripture seriously, to include Paul in 1 Cor 6 (which you hate) and 1 Cor 13 (which you love). It isn't always easy to see how one doesn't measures up to perfection, but that's what makes grace so amazing. Paul articulates this about himself in Romans 7:9-25 (oh, wretched man that I am).

"nor to follow all Old Testament rules for sex." -Seriously? There are 2 billion Christians in the world, and no non-Christians know anything about theology. Just kidding. Most professing Christians don't either. This one's easy though. Christians are told in the New Testament multiple times (Acts 4, entire book of Galatians) that the Law had been fulfilled in Christ. The ceremonial cleansing (like the woman and her issue of blood) had been superseded by the cleansing with God the son's blood on the Cross. Sexual restrictions actually increased in the New Testament. Divorce was made much harder.

"So, why should being born sinful place special restrictions on gay Southern Baptists?"-being born sinful makes all of us worship ourselves. To love him means to give up my anthropocentricsm for theocentrism. "The life I now live in the flesh I live for the very son of God who loved me and delivered himself up for me." This includes who you have sex with and when you have it. He earned it.

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Posted by Maximus on 10/29/2014 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Tennessee Ranks Near the Top in Felony Disenfranchisement

Not letting "bad" people vote has been around since the ancients began voting. I am assuming Min's quotes are needed here. She is wrong anyway. Disenfranchisement passed in 1834 in Tn, BTW.

I am not sure why Anglworm calls for life sentences for all criminals. It seems we are overburdened with imprisoned criminals and should shorten some sentences. I am sure he thought his comment amusing; it was not.

I see no reason to let the released vote, but perhaps staying out of jail several years would be a compromise. Probably some here would let active prisoners do absentee ballots hoping to pick up a few Democrat votes. The unionized guards would guide them. I can't say about CCA prisons :-)

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Posted by john on 10/29/2014 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Here's Another Reason I Don't Really Believe Nashville Really Intends to Do Anything About Violence Against Women

AnglRdr: "very often, your posts read like word salad"
On that I will not argue. I do sometimes fail to write as coherent as I think. So I must again apologize.
I will not apologize for my opinion of Tyson. Though I never boxed to the level he did, and I do appreciate his skills, I feel he stooped to a very real low with a solid history of ear biting, shots below the belt, and insane rants about eating someones children. Perhaps again I am wrong, but I doubt it, for that was definitely violence..
Couple that with giving his wife a combination punch and sending her face into rehab, I would say his rehabilitation was well in order. But as I tried to express, of that I am somewhat ignorant.
But you accuse me of a threat. Perhaps you would explain, for I can find no evidence. This puzzles me to no end. I do not threaten, I am above such. And as for growing up, I'm 65, retired, and with wonderful grandchildren. If I have not grown up yet, it ain't happening! Perhaps.......just perhaps, I have stepped on the toes of someone you consider admirable. Because it can not be that we disagree, as you stated that.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 10/29/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “The Southern Baptists Build Themselves a Giant Loophole, Decline to Step Through It Yet

Even the Pope believes in the Big Bang and evolution.

"The 'Big Bang', that today is considered to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the creative intervention of God, on the contrary it requires it," he said.

"Evolution in nature is not in contrast with the notion of (divine) creation because evolution requires the creation of the beings that evolve," the pope said.

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Posted by Fox Sucks on 10/29/2014 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Watch Sturgill Simpson Play 'Turtles All the Way Down' on The Tonight Show

Sturgill and his band are at the top right now where they should be!! This Kentucky girl is Ky proud of this group and think they are the greatest thing to happen to country music in a long time!!!

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Posted by Delia Corman Spurgeon on 10/29/2014 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Tennessee Ranks Near the Top in Felony Disenfranchisement

People can be guilty of bad acts that are harmful to others without committing felonies. Being a "good person" is not a necessary criterion for voting and never has been.

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Posted by Min on 10/29/2014 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Tennessee Ranks Near the Top in Felony Disenfranchisement

"He's still a bad person or he wouldn't have committed the felony in the first place."

You don't seem to be a big believer in rehabilitation. I don't know what the recidivism rate is in Tennessee, but it's not 100%. BTW, there are also female felons.

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Posted by Fox Sucks on 10/29/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Heresy, UNC, and Marvelnado

No, thank you.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 10/29/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “The Vegetarian Flavor Bible Is Packed With Ideas

@loveandnachos Darn it! If only I'd been able to publish this a day or so earlier, I could have taken credit!

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Posted by Lesley Eats on 10/29/2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: “The Southern Baptists Build Themselves a Giant Loophole, Decline to Step Through It Yet

@GD Hanners: Jesus said he was there to uphold the old laws. Those laws included homosexual behavior. He did change some of the penalties for breaking the old laws but he didn't excuse the misdeeds.

@Doyle: The Big Bang theory has the universe compressed into a particle smaller then the period at the end of this sentence, then exploding. Do you believe that?
Evolutionists have life on earth beginning as algae in a lagoon in Australia. Do you believe that? Those are the alternatives to Creationism.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 10/29/2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Caption Contest: Shoney Bear for Mayor!

"Sometimes, you get the bear, and, sometimes, the bear gets you."

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Posted by Min on 10/29/2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Tennessee Ranks Near the Top in Felony Disenfranchisement

Why don't we just lock all felons up forever, then?

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/29/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Tennessee Ranks Near the Top in Felony Disenfranchisement

Convicted felons have hurt people, convicted felons corrupt our children, convicted felons rob stores, convicted felons are bad people. Paid his debt to society? He's still a bad person or he wouldn't have committed the felony in the first place. A law abiding citizen should not have his vote negated by a convicted felon.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 10/29/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem: grinding gears in a genius' head

I've wondered if Elena Chera thinks she's auditioning for the Scene.

Posted by Steven Erickson on 10/29/2014 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Tennessee Ranks Near the Top in Felony Disenfranchisement

Once again, davidlongfellow takes the opportunity to prove he is a right-wing idiot. Do you really want to take the time to list the prominent Republican felons in Tennessee? It will take a while.

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Posted by Fox Sucks on 10/29/2014 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Tennessee Ranks Near the Top in Felony Disenfranchisement

I would contend that virtually none of these felons actually voted before they were convicted.

And unless you're convicted of voter- or elections-related fraud, there should be no automatic disenfranchisement upon a felony conviction.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/29/2014 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Tennessee Ranks Near the Top in Felony Disenfranchisement

Even though virtually all of these felons are Democrats, they should be able to vote once they've served their time.

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Posted by davidlongfellow on 10/29/2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “The Southern Baptists Build Themselves a Giant Loophole, Decline to Step Through It Yet

so are they admitting that... God makes mistakes? sounds like it.

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Posted by Doyle on 10/29/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Tennessee Ranks Near the Top in Felony Disenfranchisement

Those who believe that a convicted rapist and wife-beater should not be able to do business with the city of Nashville, should be supportive of the Tennessee's restrictive felony disenfranshisement laws. I await their rejoinders to Steven Hale's post.

For the record, I think that after you do your time, you should be able to vote.

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Posted by Diatribean!! on 10/29/2014 at 2:24 PM

Re: “The Southern Baptists Build Themselves a Giant Loophole, Decline to Step Through It Yet

Jesus never said "don't be gay", but he did say, "Judge not, that ye be not judged, For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."

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Posted by Gregory D. Hanners on 10/29/2014 at 1:45 PM

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