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Why do you continue to publish the tiresome and insulting columns of Star Parker (“Take back the civil rights movement,” Aug. 20)?

If what she says about gays and lesbians were said by another columnist about Jews, blacks or any other minority you would drop her or him like a burning coal. Why is Parker sacrosanct? She has actually said, against all evidence to the contrary, that homosexuality is a free choice. It is not even a matter of opinion. The facts are in, and the scientific community has spoken.

Moreover, and contrary to her most recent declaration, homosexuals have not “hijacked” the civil rights movement. We have earned the right to our place in the history of the struggle for legal and social equality. Ms. Parker has certainly earned the right to her place in the annals of blind bigotry.

Hasn’t the time come, at last, for The Chronicle to drop this ridiculous undergraduate and her unimportant fiction and matriculate to a fully developed, serious adult? There are many to choose from, and the change will do us all good.

Joseph J. O’Connell

Augusta

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soldout
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soldout 08/25/13 - 04:47 am
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science changes all the time

If science goes against the Bible about homosexual sin time will prove the Bible right in every way. It has been, and always will be the best science and history book written along with being the Word of God, the creator of this universe. If homosexual sin is not a choice then would you call it a defect, since it stops the reproduction of the human race. We do know it spreads disease but I guess we are supposed to celebrate that. Of course many sins spread and create disease. God called things sin to protect us from ourselves, not to make life miserable but to make it full of peace, joy and avoid many of life's troubles.

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Bodhisattva 08/25/13 - 07:51 am
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NOT a science book and NOT a

NOT a science book and NOT a history book. A religious text. If you want to follow its teachings, more power to you, unless you try to make others follow as well, by force or by codifying its teachings as law. The same as any religion and any religious text. Welcome to America.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 08/25/13 - 07:59 am
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"We do know it spreads

"We do know it spreads disease" In the sense that any physical contact can spread disease. Due to the itchy trigger fingers on the "Flag for review" buttons it gets difficult to respond to certain comments. Any suggestions on how to respond to someone who doesn't believe in science making nonsensical comments without getting banned?

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deestafford 08/25/13 - 08:01 am
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Lord no! We can't have a column written by a black woman

who has escaped the liberal plantation and has pulled herself up by individualism, hard work and belief in God.

Let's not let people like that have a voice to show those who are sucking on the teat of Uncle Sugar that there is a better life to be had beyond welfare checks and being treated like a dependent child by the democrats.

And please, let's silence a voice that believes in God and refuses to bow down to the altar of political correctness and homosexuality---the deviate behavior of the 3% of the population which wants to think their behavior should be mainstreamed and be the next civil rights movement.

I for one would like to see the AC add the brilliant Dr Thomas Sowell. Then we would have two of the most common sensed, free thinking economists America has ever produced with he and Dr Walter Williams.

deestafford
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deestafford 08/25/13 - 08:04 am
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Why is it when one presents any scientific information that

is contrary to the false belief of that of a liberal they want to say you don't believe in science? That is a standard canard in the liberal book on arguments and how to retort to someone who has a better argument and information.

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InChristLove 08/25/13 - 08:18 am
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"A science book is a work of

"A science book is a work of nonfiction, usually written by a scientist, researcher, or professor and requires considerable talent on the part of the author to sufficiently explain difficult topics to people who are totally new to the subject, and a good blend of storytelling and technical writing."

Well I do believe this explanation describes the men who authored the Bible. I believe there are passages of scripture that explain some facets of our universe and it's creation and workings.

Also, if individuals would take the time to read the scriptures, they would also be amazed at the amount of history held within the pages of this book and a good majority of that history can be verified through other secular historical documents.

So I suppose you may have the opinion that the Bible is not a science or history book but facts determine otherwise.

deestafford
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deestafford 08/25/13 - 09:21 am
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ICL

What in the world are you doing suggesting someone read and understand something before they criticize it? Why are you asking liberals to do something that is not in their DNA?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/25/13 - 09:59 am
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The liberal way

Mr. O'Connell wrote:

The facts are in, and the scientific community has spoken.

Yes, this is the approach of the liberal when he has run out of debate points: appeal to authority falsely, then shut off debate.

There is controversy and difference of opinion within the scientific community in many, many matters. Continual refinement of theories and the search for new ways to measure things shifts opinions and beliefs of scientists all the time.

Anyway, having the ideas of an intelligent woman on the opinion page is a good thing.

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pearlthesquirrel 08/25/13 - 10:11 am
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Really?

Unpublished

It is Sunday, so watch out for those religious folk on here thumpin' the Bible. The Bible is science and it's history? That's interesting.....especially Luke 19:27 - "But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them - bring them here and kill them in front of me." Now, the "religious apologists" on here will twist and turn this in some sick fashion to mean something totally different than what it says.....so knock yourself out.
Star Jones? What a gas bag. I saw her the other night on Piers Morgan(?), and after every sentence, she sounded like she was sucking air like somebody that just finished a marathon. Maybe she had bad rhinoplasty after she had that gastric bypass and talked liked she busted her "you know what" to drop those 100 lbs. Star Jones - you're at 14:59, so I hope you have your bags packed.

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impossible 08/25/13 - 10:56 am
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Hey, Joseph, If I were a gambling man, I

Unpublished

If I were a gambling man, I would wager that you, Joseph, are in that group of folks who say, "I was raised Catholic, but . . . ."

I don't agree with your assertion that all scientists, or "science" as you put it, agree that homosexuality is involuntary. The tendency for one with homosexual tendencies to act out may be involuntary, but giving in to the tendency by acting out is a voluntary act of the will. As such it is a serious sin which cannot be changed by any law or judicial decree of man. God still rules.

How about one who suffers from kleptomania? When caught stealing, he is arrested and prosecuted. Since being a kleptomaniac is not voluntary, shouldn't we treat them like you want homosexuals treated and legalize their actions?

Religion agrees with science to the extent that science searches for truth and finds it and proclaims it after having objective proof - mere assertions without scientific proof are no more than opinions.

I would also bet that Joseph would stop believing in science if it finally proclaimed the existence of God with available data far exceeding data supporting Joseph's assertion that homosexual behavior is not a choice.

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harley_52 08/25/13 - 10:54 am
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Stereotypical Liberal Nonsense...

Take a position that defies common sense, claim (without evidence) the scientific community supports your ridiculous position, then mock and damn anybody who dares disagree. Silence them. They have no right to their position. Such is the way liberals seek to hide the truth and promote the left-wing agenda.

This LTE, pretty much as written, could just as easily be about man-made global warming. That's another bit of left-wing propaganda for which they've dishonestly claimed "It is not even a matter of opinion. The facts are in, and the scientific community has spoken." Facts are that neither man-made global warming, nor genetically caused homosexuality has ANY basis in scientific fact.

Star Parker is a voice of reason in a sea of liberal hogwash. She is a positive voice who speaks eloquently from experience about how to rise above the status of "victim" to become a productive member of American society. She is a survivor and a role model for blacks who have allowed liberalism's plantation lifestyle to overwhelm their desire for freedom and personal achievement.

Liberalism has destroyed the family structure in black American society and voices like Star Parker's represent at least a ray of hope in turning that around.

Ignore the left-wing whining. Keep Ms. Parker's column front and center.

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impossible 08/25/13 - 11:01 am
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Wish I had said that also

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Harley, I wish I had also said that. You are right on.

stuaby
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stuaby 08/25/13 - 12:03 pm
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Keep Star Parker

Others retreat in the face of Gayzilla as he rips and tears at will through the United States. Even the Boy Scouts of America have bowed down in disgraceful submission. Not Star Parker. She is like the American infantry was at Bastogne.
Now, will the Augusta Chronicle's response to O'Connell match General McAuliffe's response to General von Lüttwitz? We'll see.
Somewhere, Gayzilla's theme song: "Bow Down B*****es" (Beyoncé) is playing as he waits on the answer.

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nofanofobama 08/25/13 - 12:10 pm
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Lets just stop all opposing

Lets just stop all opposing views ..I'm sick and tired of those who view their liberal nonsense as the gospel truth. Shutting out all debate by political correctness and scientific absolutism...the cowardly left doesn't want to debate they want to censure.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/25/13 - 02:11 pm
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Equality?

Mr. O'Connell wrote:

We [i.e., homosexuals -- LL] have earned the right to our place in the history of the struggle for legal and social equality.

I have been thinking. I can think of no legal right in which homosexuals and heterosexuals are not already equal. Can anyone think of an example?

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harley_52 08/25/13 - 04:56 pm
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"Can anyone think of an example?"

They don't seek "equality." If they did, they already have it.

They want special treatment. Society is obliging, in the name of Political Correctness. Look what the military is doing for them. One example is they're giving them paid vacation to travel to a state that allows homosexual "marriage" so soldiers can "marry" each other. They don't provide such vacation for normal people, so the homosexuals demand (and receive) special treatment.

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Gage Creed 08/25/13 - 05:52 pm
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Riddle me this... a gay

Riddle me this... a gay couple is married in a state that has legalized gay marriage, some time later the couple has moved to a state that doesn't recognize gay marriage and the couple opts for divorce.

Conundrum...how would asset splits and any spousal support be legally decided?

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validPoint 08/25/13 - 07:27 pm
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This I Know

Although my dad, being a professional singer was a much better singer than he was a husband for my mother and a father to me, I am super glad that they chose to "be fruitful and multiply" by coming together and having me.

Homosexuality and Lesbianism is a choice offerd by satan himself. It is a perversion and mis-direction of God given emotions. Just another "trick" of the devil, all designed for destruction of the human race in the long run. The only way to get rid of it is to be anchored to the Word of God, learn how to take authority of the demonic inifirmity and cast it out. It works. Science will never be able to handle spiritual problems. In some areas it is just beginning to "catch up" with the word of God.

Click the flag, get me off for saying that. That's ok. I will go someplace else...and say it again.

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corgimom 08/25/13 - 07:35 pm
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"One example is they're

"One example is they're giving them paid vacation to travel to a state that allows homosexual "marriage" so soldiers can "marry" each other. They don't provide such vacation for normal people, so the homosexuals demand (and receive) special treatment."

Granting a soldier leave is done for many reasons, and yes, it is very common for the military to grant a servicemember leave so that they may travel to another state to get married.

Military leave isn't "paid vacation", and somebody that says that, knows very little about the military and how they operate.

Why do people want to talk about how immoral homosexuality is, and then out and out lie about things? Isn't lying and spreading falsehoods against the Ten Commandments, too?

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justthefacts 08/25/13 - 07:51 pm
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Ah corgi

It's "uncharged" leave. Big difference.

validPoint
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validPoint 08/25/13 - 08:05 pm
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Paid Leave

The leave is being paid for the homosexuals by the military in that the time is not charged against their vacation time. It is free time given to them. Unlike like deployed soldiers who are charged for the leave against their vacation time when they take leave after returning home. This is not a falsehood, it is a matter of military regulation newly developed and can be verified if anyone really wants to take the time to properly inquire.

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harley_52 08/25/13 - 08:20 pm
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"....can be verified....

....if anyone really wants to take the time to properly inquire."

Not to worry. Cargimom isn't concerned with facts. She already has her opinion.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/25/13 - 09:17 pm
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Thank you,

ValidPoint, for your comments. You have offered valuable information.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/25/13 - 09:46 pm
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Wonder

If an apology is forthcoming. Calling someone a liar is pretty brazen.

harley_52
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harley_52 08/25/13 - 10:30 pm
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"Calling someone a liar is pretty brazen."

I've been called worse.

She also makes the claim that I "know very little about the military and how they operate."

Having spent 21 years on Active Duty in the U.S Army it's likely I know a little more about it than some others.

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Darby 08/26/13 - 12:19 am
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"Any suggestions on how to respond to

someone who doesn't believe in science making nonsensical comments without getting banned?"

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You might try not becoming hysterical. Just remember too that the "Big Bang" can't be proven any more than the virgin birth can. Both require absolute faith.

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corgimom 08/26/13 - 07:09 am
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Isn't it sad that so many

Isn't it sad that so many Christians, so many patriotic Americans want to deny servicemembers their Constitutional rights?

Because out on the battlefield, nobody cares who is married to who, nobody cares what sexual preference somebody is, risking your life for your country and defending the Constitution isn't just a heterosexual thing.

To me, if somebody is willing to serve their country, and die for their country, they should be entitled to the same Constitutional rights as the rest of us. How truly shocking that some of you don't think that.

There are lots of laws in this country that I don't personally agree with, but that doesn't mean that I am willing to deny someone their Constitutional rights because I don't agree with it.

Gay marriage is here to stay. Move on. If you aren't gay, don't worry about it.

But if two gay people want to get married, why not?

Marriage is a good thing. Commitment is a good thing. Love is a good thing. You either believe that, or you don't. Our society has been based on that premise for hundreds of years. It is more than a religious ceremony. It provides stability for people. It leads to a better life.

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harley_52 08/26/13 - 08:59 am
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"Because out on the battlefield, nobody cares....."

And you know this how? Have you actually been "out on the battlefield," or did you just make it up because it suits your agenda?

And where do you find this "Constitutional right" to homosexual "marriage." Did you invent that as well?

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KSL 08/26/13 - 02:05 pm
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You are on a roll today,

You are on a roll today, Harley.

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