Founding values attacked

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Columnist Walter Williams was right on the money in his article on society’s “progress.” Today’s liberal media and society’s more vocal members value free speech only insofar as they agree with the speech being made.

Christian values, whenever they are expressed, are subject to ridicule, as displayed against Tim Tebow, or outright attack, as in the case of Chick-fil-A’s Dan Cathy.

If one person is allowed to express his support for gay marriage, another person should be allowed the same right to express his opposition to it.

I, like Dr. Williams, remember school days where your biggest fear was that a teacher or another parent would tell your parents of any trouble you may have gotten into. Today if parents hear of any trouble their child may have caused, the parents are more likely to come to the child’s defense, if not take legal action against the teacher or school. Bad behavior is more likely to be celebrated than condemned.

Hopefully the recent support shown for Chick-fil-A will set a positive example to other corporations so they will allow employees to wish customers “Merry Christmas” once again.

While diversity is fine, it is not necessary to marginalize the Christian majority. We need to get back to the Christian values this great nation was founded on.

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Jane18
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Jane18 08/07/12 - 05:26 am
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Walter Williams' column

I read Mr. Williams' column also, and it sounded exactly like something I would write(if I was smart enough)! But, those days are gone, and no matter what, we cannot bring them back. That was a time when kids knew their limitations, when they respected authority(okay, maybe a little scared of it, which wasn't so bad), when parents were in charge of the home, when kids had chores(maybe there was an allowance, but most times not), when it was family vacations, I could go and on. Like I said, those days are gone, and if anything, times are going to get worse. Parents, you need to change things up some in your homes. Kids nowadays think they are grown and that they can take care of themselves. Not true! They do not have any life experiences that can give them the knowledge they need. More discipline(and I don't mean beat their brains out!) and guidance is needed, and only you can give that. Don't expect the school to do it, grandparents, or that your child will somehow miraculously develop an adult brain at that age..... that's your job to help them...................

jic
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jic 08/07/12 - 07:08 am
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Christians may be a
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Christians may be a "majority" but not all Christians come close to believing like the extremist fundamentalists here. You didn't write the book on Biblical understanding and you know even less about human beings that are different from you. When you want to lean on the First Amendment for your own opinions then try to call up Miss Manners when I object—well, that’s just nonsense.
Jane-no, 'discipline' and 'respect for authority' are good traits, but they will not keep your kid from being gay.

TParty
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TParty 08/07/12 - 07:39 am
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"If one person is allowed to

"If one person is allowed to express his support for gay marriage, another person should be allowed the same right to express his opposition to it."

Nobody is saying people cannot express their feelings, or opinions, or thoughts.

Just because there is a backlash to people's words, or an uproar over statements made does not mean people cannot continue to express their support or opposition to what was said. Some rabble rabble rabble on the internet about what is going on- does not constitute a suppression of anything.

Also- this nation was not founded on a Christian values, and we are not a Christian nation.

grouse
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grouse 08/07/12 - 08:07 am
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So much wrong in this letter.
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So much wrong in this letter. As TParty (!) says, this national is not a Christian nation and the founders went out of their way to insure no religion was a part of the government. Anyone can say "Merry Christmas." I thought that all but the most dull knew that this was a manufactured, media issue of the right. Yes, certain "Christian" values are to be ridiculed and even condemned when they interfere with the government guaranteeing equal rights for all Americans.

jic
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jic 08/07/12 - 08:11 am
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And of course the Jews in
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And of course the Jews in 1938 never seriously believed the hate speech coming from the good Christian Nazi's either. Nobody takes speech seriously unless you're on the receiving end of bigotry.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/07/12 - 09:36 am
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Unfortunately,
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the left has no belief in a verbal discourse but uses civil disobedience as their modus operandi. Compare Tea party members to the "occupy" thugs. The left doesn't and won't ever get it.

Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 08/07/12 - 10:20 am
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Tim Tebow invites ridicule

because he makes a show of his piety, and he really isn't that smart about it. And he played for Florida!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 08/07/12 - 10:29 am
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Hitler's initial act was in

Hitler's initial act was in silencing the Christians. Even the Christian church leaders unwittingly joined Hitler in his efforts. They believed that IF they remained silent, they would be safe. How could only a handful of Nazi soldiers control and place thousands of Jewish people on that "Death Train"? It was easy because the Jews believed they were being taken to a safe haven.

As to gay rights, I am much less concerned about that and more so concerned with the using of them to promote other agendas.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 08/07/12 - 10:34 am
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We will All benefit greater

We will All benefit greater from being less concerned with our rights and more concerned with our "inheritance".

jic
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jic 08/07/12 - 12:11 pm
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And Willow, if not the rights
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And Willow, if not the rights your "not concerned about," what other "agenda" might that be?

Granddaddy John
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Granddaddy John 08/07/12 - 03:11 pm
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Tparty you are dead wrong on
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Tparty you are dead wrong on your statement,must have went to a government school.

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