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  • Ralph Hythloday

    I don’t understand the surprise in tracking hate crimes against Mormons. Are they any less deserving of heightened protection than any other group on list?

  • Kevan Scott

    No surprise that the “capitialist” corporations are frakking at the cost of the Amish. They would frak their own grandmothers if it meant one more cent in profit to them. The Amish may not want to but they are going to have to take our beloved capitialists corps to court if they want to have any unpolluted and protected land left. Very sad.

  • O nan you didn’t!

  • Jeremiah

    Right on!

  • John McGrath

    This new Archbishop of Canterbury (the ABC) – a former oil executive – looks like he will be a Roman style legalist. Perhaps he’s made a political calculation that the only way for the CofE to survive and remain the established church is to offer a safe place for Britain’s reactionaries to be at home. This stand against gay marriage will make the Catholic conservatives supportive of keeping the CofE as the established church. Or the ABC is secretly determined to get the Cof E disestablished by becoming overly political, and political, against the tide of history.

    At any rate I think this speech of the ABC will encourage the movement to abolish or severely reform the of the House of Lords (throwing the bishops and the hereditary peers out) and the disestablishment of the church.

    The ABC’s speech is another indication, along with history and current events, that the road to justice and human rights does not lie through religion.

  • John McGrath

    In addition, the Mormon official stand is not to say or do anything disrespectful of other religions. Other religions do not have this policy.

  • Old Dude

    Mormons are not seen as friends of the white house .. that is why it is surprising. Neither are Christians. O uses the white house and the office as a personal tool and attacks the Cambridge PD but ignores border crime. He helps labor unions and punishes corporations. He uses the IRS to attack law abiding conservatives but overlooks liberal (leftist) crimes of those who praise him. It IS blatant .. so it is surprising that Mormon become a protected species. Maybe he wants to seem objective.

  • Old Dude

    It is a good thing (in a way) that you did not pay tens of thousands of dollars for an education and then be forced to pay off loans for years for something you did not get. Then your sense of exploitation would be at least connected to your privation. You do have access to a computer and can post a comment (were you aware that socialist government did not develop the personal; computer?) Does your grandmother have a personal computer or a cell phone? Do you use a car? surely you have electricity; possibly clothes, medical care, name brand food, shoes, an apartment or home, auto insurance .. were you aware that they government did not create them? Do you feel exploited having those things? Do you have a family (and do they count on YOU for food and creature comforts? .. or does the government do that for you?)