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« segfault wrote on Tuesday, Apr 23 at 01:32 PM »
Genocide: the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group One abortion proponent being racist does not make abortion an inherently racist act. If you really are trying to make the ridiculous claim that all abortions are an attempt to wipe out a certain race, you are going to have to provide citation. Keep in mind that if a woman has an abortion, it is her own race's genes that are being eliminated, so if it were genocide, she would be committing genocide on her own race. The bottom line is that using the term genocide litely on holocaust remembrance day was incredibly offensive to victims of actual genocide, and using shock tactics and misinformation as arguments makes the pro-life movement look bad. They have a right to free speech, and the concourse is a legitimate area for them to have their display. However, words have consequences, and the other side has free speech, too. If they weren't prepared for angry backlash (verbal, the death threats were inexcusable), they shouldn't have been so offensive.
« iamroy wrote on Tuesday, Apr 23 at 11:18 AM »
I was not married under the Toomers oaks but I was married on my second marriage under a Magnolia tree in Lee County which I consider my own "personal Toomers Oak." In a related event, that tree also died a few years later and I got married again shortly thereafter but I always have those memories. WDE to these two
« AndrewA123 wrote on Monday, Apr 22 at 06:14 PM »
You should be sorry for your lack of journalistic entirety to investigate this story. First, this piece is clearly opinion and therefor should be marked as such. Second, by your own admission you have "no clue how this affects children's psyche, as that's not at all [your] field." I have worked with children for years and children often handle these images better then adults. I have stood on the front lines with these signs and I am often asked "Why is that baby broken?" There is no scientific studies that show this harms children in anyway. Moreover its highly likely that that was the only area of campus this group could be at because of it being the only "Free Speech Zone." Children can watch much worst on television. Third, This is a Genocide. Your definition mentions "Ethnic Cleansing" which is the whole purpose of the abortion. Google Margret Sanger. She is the founder of the largest abortion chain in this country, Planned Parenthood. She was a member of the Negro Project. In her own words, she said that "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." So do your homework and if you have any questions please feel free to email me. God day.
« cbaynham42 wrote on Friday, Apr 19 at 01:27 PM »
This part of the article was deathly false. Especially when you take into consideration the circumstances that these organizations were founded under. Do you honestly think that Auburn University would allow organizations to exist if they turned members away because of race? The above poster is right. Choose your words better and do your research before making slanderous assumptions.
« LO1988 wrote on Friday, Apr 19 at 01:17 PM »
"I was surprised to learn that there are six sororities and fraternities on campus that are only for black students under the National Pan-Hellenic Council and that the majority of the students under Auburn Panhellenic sororities and fraternities are white." I just want to thank you for insinuating that NPHC at Auburn are strictly for Black students. Clearly, you have not checked your facts. Yes, most of those are members of NPHC organizations are from African descent, but that does not mean that they turn away other races at the door. Your statement is beyond careless. All NPHC organizations welcome anyone that is interested to join so please save your assumptions. What you have so-called "learned" is false and it is my sincerest hope that simply talk to someone that is in NPHC before claiming that they have a "black only" sign at their door. Thank you.
« segfault wrote on Friday, Apr 19 at 09:14 AM »
@Eagles81 and a page or 2 later...Romans 3: Everyone is dirty rotten sinner who needs salvation. So, there's no reason to single out the lgbt crowd. If we're going to pick random quotes from the bible to be absolute truths, Deuteronomy 22 has some gems. As to the other comments and the article itself: People like to argue about Sodom an Gomorrah, but considering the fact that their first response to visitors was to try to rape them, and that the one person found worth to live cast his own daughters to the angry mob to be raped (while angels of God stood idly by) and later had drunken sex with them, too, I think these cities had bigger problems than sexual orientation. Even if homosexuality was a sin, there's no reason to persecute lgbt's any more than we should persecute any other sinner (read: everyone), and there's absolutely zero reason to make religious beliefs a law.
« ayyou92 wrote on Wednesday, Apr 17 at 09:58 PM »
Dustin, I would like to add a few thoughts to your article. While I would challenge your explanation for Sodom and Gomorrah's fall (I believe that homosexuality was also a significant factor), that passage is by no means the Bible's only mention of homosexuality. Other passages leave no ambiguity in the Bible's stance on this issue: "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals... will inherit the kingdom of God." 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Religious issues aside, I respect your right to choose what lifestyle you will. Ultimately, that is no one's decision but yours. But please, as you ask for acceptance and respect for homosexuals, do so without distorting the message of the Bible. While you are completely right that a hateful, judgmental attitude is out of line with Christian principles, that doesn't mean that there is no such thing as sin. As a Christian and firm believer in the truth of the Bible, I was saddened to see my faith so misrepresented in the Plainsman.
« Eagles81 wrote on Tuesday, Apr 16 at 02:00 PM »
"For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error," (Rom. 1:26-27, NASB).
« iamroy wrote on Thursday, Apr 11 at 12:18 PM »
I think Selena Roberts was very IRRESPONSIBLE in her publishing of this article. First off we don't even know if what she reported was true. It could have been Trooper Taylor or another coach that gave mike McNeil money or maybe no coach at all since he's in jail now. I supported Coach Chizik before and will now even after his departure. Excuse me while I Polish my RING. Wde
« relevantsam wrote on Wednesday, Apr 10 at 06:15 PM »
Thank you, Plainsman, for posting an almost entirely one sided article. Why was there only one student interviewed regarding their personal reaction, and more emphasis placed on the organizer's thoughts alone?
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