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A sincere (and important) question to Republicans

Original post made by anti-stupid brigade, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Mar 27, 2010

What are the differences between the ideals of the Republican party and child molesters? I honestly see no difference. The GOP was whole-heartedly against the HCR bill. The American Council of Catholic Bishops also came out forcefully against the HCR bill. The American Catholic Bishops have a long history of sheltering pedophile priests and allowing them to continue to prey on innocent children all across America, making them not only complicit in their activities but accessories to them. (Bill, I'm especially interested in your response). Or is this just another false equivocation?

Please help me understand. Advanced thanks.

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Posted by Conservative Christian
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Mar 28, 2010 at 6:52 am


Please be fair. The majority of right-wing Christians are Protestant, not Catholic. But since you brought it up, let me share a few Christian ideals that help shape the proud values of the GOP (and its righteous offspring, the Tea Party) today:

1. Jesus was asked about paying taxes in Matthew 22, and he responded that one should "render unto Caesar what is Caesar's." In other words, scream, holler, throw a tantrum, wear a teabag on your head, break windows, hurl racial slurs and anti-gay epithets, cut people's gas lines, threaten them, and basically try to intimidate and frighten Caesar instead of paying taxes. This is the true path of our Lord.

2. In Luke 19, we have the story of Zacchaeus the Tax Collector. Turns out Zaccheaus was not a popular guy--wonder why! But Jesus declared in front of the crowd that Zacchaeus was saved. Why? Because he gave half his income to the poor. Well, we Pleasanton Republicans do that, too! You should see the cars, clothes, cosmetic surgery, jewelry, shoes, computers, gaming systems, phones, ipods, party money, and other expensive toys we've given our children and spouses--people who, if not for our charitable giving, would be utterly destitute!

3. In Acts, Peter, the Apostles, and their followers sell all they own and distribute to the community based on need. When a man who owned land sold it and gave only part to the community, he was struck dead by God. The moral? Socialism is evil!

So please, anti-stupid brigade, instead of opening your mouth to criticize, how about opening a Bible?

I'll save you a seat on the Tea Party Express!

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Posted by Linda
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Mar 28, 2010 at 8:25 am

I think what you meant to say is there's no difference between Catholic priests and child molesters.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 28, 2010 at 10:08 am

Web Link I think that this splain a few things!


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 28, 2010 at 2:47 pm


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm


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Posted by radical
a resident of another community
on Mar 29, 2010 at 9:41 am

jim01 got his comment censored - as a sarcastic mocking of another regular commenter (anti-stupid brigade),
and now that same commenter makes a new thread mocking another commenter, which sarcastically compares republicans and catholics to child molesters? I fail to see why this thread should not be deleted entirely

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Posted by Pleasanton Mom for Truth
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 29, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Then obviously the thread comparing Democrats to Communists should be deleted, too.

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Posted by What?
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 30, 2010 at 12:43 am

Conservative Christian,

You really represent a ship of fools. Or at lest make a "conservative christian" look very, very sick and lost, even to our lord and savior!

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Posted by Ex-pate Brit
a resident of Las Positas
on Mar 30, 2010 at 8:36 am

What, look up the definition of "satire."

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Posted by JWB
a resident of Happy Valley
on Mar 30, 2010 at 9:47 am

Our only hope is that November comes quickly and that Lee Harvey has good eyes and nerves.

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