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Kimberly Carlson March 03, 2014 at 05:52 PM
I am not sure what happened to the local news but here are other resources for localRead Morenews: https:// www.facebook.com/STMAToday http://northwrightcounty.today/
STMA Parent March 05, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Thank you! This is what I was looking for!
Kimberly Carlson March 05, 2014 at 11:01 AM
You are welcome. Spread the word. Patch.com will no longer be carrying local news, so thoseRead Moreresour ces are our best best.
AJ February 24, 2014 at 03:54 PM
Well first of all I really don’t think there are many readers if any to make judgments. Read MoreSecon dly, would you really call sexuality a behavior? I think it’s more of an instinct while sex itself may be the behavior. Being attracted to someone, sexually or otherwise is rather uncontrollable. It’s no different than being attracted to someone that is a different race or religion or maybe you’re attracted to brown eyes or blonde hair or maybe it’s their sense of humor or their quirky personality? We don’t really choose who we fall in love with or are attracted to, it just happens. I don’t see where that’s breaking any new legal ground; attraction to another is the foundation of our continued existence. Marriage, outside of arranged marriages, has everything to do with who we are naturally attracted to. I actually identify as more of a conservative, but I’m a conservative who truly believes in freedom for all. I’ve heard the words the “gay agenda” along with “bullying from the left” and I always wonder about those words. I mean what’s the agenda? It’s a group of oppressed people along with those that support them trying to obtain equality. How is that really an agenda? It doesn’t even impact anyone other than those that are being denied rights? I mean your life and my life hasn’t changed a bit since same-sex marriage became legal so what’s the big deal anyway? And bullying? If this is your definition of bullying than Martin Luther King must have been the biggest bully of all time in your eyes. What you say makes absolutely no sense. Nobody bullies anyone into be treated equal, it is those that refuse to treat others equally and that oppress them that are doing the bullying. Thank God there are so many more good people in this country that stand up for the rights of others and believe in freedom and equality for all.
Donald Lee February 24, 2014 at 04:28 PM
Bullying is using the force of law to compel people to do what you want. For instance, if I walkRead Moreint o your photography studio and rudely demand you take pictures of me, I might expect to be thrown out on my ear. On the other hand, if I claim to be "gay", I might go to court and sue you for your refusal, and the law might stand behind me. Note that there is absolutely nothing about me that could prove me to be "gay" (or not) beyond my claim. I see no justice in that, and the one making the demands is not the one "oppressed". Those of the libertarian persuasion need to think hard about this. It is about control, and social conformity to the current fashion. It is using the law just like the left does, to ram fashionable ideas down the throats of the people.
AJ February 24, 2014 at 06:28 PM
Have you ever considered that the law used to protect people from discrimination and bullying? Read MoreThat ’s actually the purpose behind anti-discrimination laws. Anti-discrimination laws already exist to protect many individuals including those that are gay. This has nothing to do with the freedom to marry. Your argument doesn’t hold water anyway as the same could be said for someone claiming they are of a different race or religion or even disabled with no way to prove one way or another as any of these things may not be visually obvious. I wish these laws weren’t necessary and in most cases they probably aren’t, once the word was out that a business discriminates, most people wouldn’t patronize them and they would soon be out of business. And “fashionable ideas”, really? Gay people have been around since the dawn of time, it’s taken this long for them to feel safe enough to be who they are and believe that they are entitled to the same rights as everyone else. You do know there is a long history of gay people being beaten and killed just for being who they are right? I’m happy to live in a time when people, well most people anyway, accept one another for whoever they are and however they were created.
Danetta Eisenzimmer Einberger January 08, 2014 at 01:35 PM
That is Great! Great way to show support for the Fireman and women. A special thanks for DebbieRead More(fir emans wife as well) I think sometimes people forget that the wives and husbands also do so much for there community.
Corinne Keller Hemish December 22, 2013 at 01:28 PM
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Brenda Blank December 23, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Christmas Eve we'll have the lights on 5:00-8:00pm and the 26th-31st 5:00-10:00pm. It's been great Read Moreseeing all of you stop by! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!
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