It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by scottyjoe3340
We finally somewhat reconciled and within a month of being back I was invited to go skiing with a group from my church. Everyone paid the same amount without any backing from the church which was cool since we we're all going together to get a better deal. My wife wasn't all into the christian music thing, but her music isn't satanist or evil in anyway. We took the church bus and we were asked to sign a Contract as soon as we got on. Music was on the contract and to make a long story short the youth leader took her CD's. There is just something wrong with a grown man telling another grown woman what she can listen to.
Originally posted by Asteroid
What about Batman and Robin, Superman and Superboy...
Originally posted by GetItRight
Before somebody gets their panties bunched up, I called as ignoramuses those who spread misinformation saying that it has nothing to do with homosexuality, when the facts are that it does. Knowingly spreading falsehoods it against the rules of this message forum, let me remind you. So let's stop the misinformation campaign right here because I'm tired of it on message boards and tired of it in public schools, and tired of it by the media and hollywood hotair balloons.
Tolerance is a personal decision that comes from a belief that every person is a treasure. I believe that America's diversity is its strength. I also recognize that ignorance, insensitivity and bigotry can turn that diversity into a source of prejudice and discrimination.
To help keep diversity a wellspring of strength and make America a better place for all, I pledge to have respect for people whose abilities, beliefs, culture, race, sexual identity or other characteristics are different from my own.
Perhaps in the bible belt everyone is the same, but in NYC, it is common for kids to have same-sex parents, to come from racially-mixed backgrounds, and to have diverse religious beliefs. It is important for children to learn to be tolerant at a young age so they don't grow up to be bigoted fools that go out and join the KKK or beat up gay guys just for kicks.
SpongeBob, Evil Gay Heathen
How sad to be a right-wing Christian in a world full of homo cartoons and scary nipples
And oh my God, you think, how these people's lives must be one screaming firehose of inexorable, nipple-torquing, kidney-stabbing pain. I mean, really.
Because then you read about how James Dobson, the cute little founder of the cute little ultraconservative rabidly Christian happily neo-homophobic Focus on the Family, actually stood up and proclaimed, to the media, to the world, with a straight face, with no sense of irony or shuddering humiliation or an overpowering sense that he was, in fact, contributing quite nicely to the overall violent oatmealy ignorance of the planet, came right out and announced that the wildly popular and much-loved SpongeBob Squarepants cartoon character is, actually and truly, probably gay.
And therefore, of course, SpongeBob is a dire threat to all childrenkind and must be avoided at all costs lest the wee ones watch the cartoons and become overwhelmed with a mad desire to wax their chests and buy a new Miata and drink cocktails made with lemonade. More or less.
"Today we contemplate the consequences of intolerance, as we recall all those ... considered unfit for society - the Jews, the Slavonic peoples, the Roma people, the disabled, homosexuals, among others - (who) were marked for extermination."
Originally posted by PistolPete
Groups like this are why all Christians, even if many don't follow their beliefs, are labeled as "intolerant fundamentalists". They really are their own worst enemy. They preach to the choir and just look silly to the people that they're trying to attract or win over.
Originally posted by sardion2000
This has to go under the category of "Ummm Okaaaay.." Why is Tolerance the villian these days, why oh why do these fundamentalist.....zealots want to return America to the "Good 'ole Days" when anyone who was different was persecuted. What can they actually do? Can they get the show banned? I should hope not, because as the article said Tolerance is not preached on the show at all and Infact according to the producers and creators of the show is just a Big misunderstanding. The article closed off with this quote that I found quite amusing.
"We see the video as an insidious means by which the organization is manipulating and potentially brainwashing kids," he said. "It is a classic bait and switch."
I'm sure they know all about Bait and Switch tactics along with brainwashing kids.... Why Is fundamentalist thinking on the rise world-wide nowadays? In almost every religion people are seemingly going insane, what is up.
nobody's denouncing your hippie, latte' drinkin', Atkins dieting, lemming way of life... see how it feels?)