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Sunday Evening News Roundup.

The graph below illustrates the unemployment rate from 1970 through 2012. Looking at this graph, which president presided over the highest unemployment rate? Reagan. Now, which president presided over the lowest unemployment rate? Clinton.

The Americans took second in the 4 x 100 relay. The Olympics is really sensory overload. There’s just too much.

Lenovo CEO donated his $3 million bonus to some of its lowest paid workers. Kind of surprising actually. 🙂

Republicans have been wailing about the divorce rate more than the rate of children born out of wedlock. Michele Bachmann was just the latest. So I find it hard to believe that in the year 2012, church members, Black church members who want to get married in their own church, have been met with opposition by several White church members. Basically, as I understand the story, some Black members of a majority White church want to get married. This is a heterosexual relationship. Yet, some of the White members have written letters to the pastor who has agreed to marry these members, opposing their marriage. All I can say is that there are some people who go to church every Sunday and yet do not understand the basics of what Christianity is all about. Love, forgiveness, understanding and tolerance. (more…)

By |2012-07-31T01:08:30-04:00July 30th, 2012|Economy, Elections, Movies, Sports|Comments Off on Sunday Evening News Roundup

Counterprotest against Westboro Baptist Church

I really don’t understand. I don’t understand how some people who worship the same God that I do believe that it’s okay to say that God hates homosexuals (this is not the word they use). As far as I know, the Bible is about love. The Bible is about loving God and about God’s love for us. The Bible is not about hate. It has never been about hate and retribution. I just don’t understand how some people believe it’s okay to protest at a funeral. I just don’t understand…

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From TP:

Today, friends and families gathered in Raleigh, NC to mourn Elizabeth Edwards, who died this week after battling cancer. Outside, a small group of protesters from the extremist anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church picketed the event because they said Edwards “spent her life in defiance and disobedience to God.” The church regularly harasses the families of dead American soldiers by picketing homosexuality at their funerals with signs like “pray for more dead soldiers,” and “your sons are in hell.”

But at Edwards’ funeral today, the tiny group of hate mongers was confronted by more than 300 counterprotesters, who turned out to stand against hate, despite the rain:

Members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church picketed the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards in Raleigh, N.C. Saturday. But they were vastly outnumbered by a “human buffer” of people who quietly stood in the rain singing Christmas carols and carrying signs reading “God loves Elizabeth Edwards” or simply “Grace” and “Hope.” […]

In a 2007 interview, Mrs. Edwards described herself as “completely comfortable with gay marriage,” hence the Westboro protesters at the funeral. But on Saturday just five church members (two of them children) showed up to picket, waving hateful signs about Mrs. Edwards and the United Methodist Church where the service was held.

By |2013-10-26T16:19:42-04:00December 11th, 2010|Domestic Issues, Religion|Comments Off on Counterprotest against Westboro Baptist Church
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