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    http://journal.ijreview.com/2015/04/...mpaign=Journal
    Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church in Jamestown was spray painted, had flowers torn up, parking signs were ripped up and windows were broken.

    The church sign was also broken and letters removed and the front entrance to the church was egged and sprayed with silly string.

    One spray-painted message on the church door reads, “God loves (expletive)!!! He hates you!” Another said “Gay’s ok!”
    Now only if those evil bigot Indiana pizza makers could show such tolerance towards militant homosexuals. Wouldn't the world be such a better place?

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    Can we please try to have thread titles try to actually say something about what the thread is about?

    I'm not saying this as a moderator; just as a user who finds it confusing to keep so many threads straight with nearly identical titles.
    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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    • #3
      Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
      Can we please try to have thread titles try to actually say something about what the thread is about?

      I'm not saying this as a moderator; just as a user who finds it confusing to keep so many threads straight with nearly identical titles.
      Gotta have click-bait. Maybe:

      "This church building was defiled. You'll never believe the perps' calligraphic skill!"

      "Church building smeared with verbal feces — GoFundMe contributors to the rescue!"

      "The secret hatred uniting <insert unaffiliated group here> finally exposed in this heinous crime!"


      ... sounds more interesting than "Wild generalizations after random act of vandalism by unknown party" but Buzzfeed-style wasn't build on journalistic integrity.
      "I wonder about the trees. / Why do we wish to bear / Forever the noise of these / More than another noise / So close to our dwelling place?" — Robert Frost, "The Sound of Trees"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
        Can we please try to have thread titles try to actually say something about what the thread is about?

        I'm not saying this as a moderator; just as a user who finds it confusing to keep so many threads straight with nearly identical titles.
        At least it's spelled correctly.
        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
          At least it's spelled correctly.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sam View Post
            ... sounds more interesting than "Wild generalizations after random act of vandalism by unknown party"
            Come on, wild generalizations based on no evidence are the bread-and-butter of conservative fear-mongering. You've got to allow them their Thing. Obama's a dictator, liberals are racist, and everybody's out to persecute Christians: Well known Truhts. When the community's local graffiti vandal starts including the word "gay" in his random vandalisation of a church that supports gay rights, then you know it's because the Gay Agenda is destroying America. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Obama ordered it too, in between wearing his mom-jeans, giving his latte-salutes, and negotiating with Iran to help them get nukes faster.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
              Can we please try to have thread titles try to actually say something about what the thread is about?

              I'm not saying this as a moderator; just as a user who finds it confusing to keep so many threads straight with nearly identical titles.
              This, this, this, a thousand times this. It's gotten to the point where I've contemplated starting threads on current events if only so that they have properly descriptive titles instead of the "BLARGH LIBRULS" I keep seeing.

              alternatively ... is there any way I can ignore the entire civics sub-forum?
              Don't call it a comeback. It's a riposte.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                Come on, wild generalizations based on no evidence are the bread-and-butter of conservative fear-mongering. You've got to allow them their Thing. Obama's a dictator, liberals are racist, and everybody's out to persecute Christians: Well known Truhts. When the community's local graffiti vandal starts including the word "gay" in his random vandalisation of a church that supports gay rights, then you know it's because the Gay Agenda is destroying America. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Obama ordered it too, in between wearing his mom-jeans, giving his latte-salutes, and negotiating with Iran to help them get nukes faster.
                The Left has no room to talk about fearmongering, given the reactions to Indiana's RFRA.
                Don't call it a comeback. It's a riposte.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Spartacus View Post
                  This, this, this, a thousand times this. It's gotten to the point where I've contemplated starting threads on current events if only so that they have properly descriptive titles instead of the "BLARGH LIBRULS" I keep seeing.

                  alternatively ... is there any way I can ignore the entire civics sub-forum?
                  You have to ask nicely (in triplicate with a 2000+ words essay on why we should grant it, as well as a position paper on the Ancient of Afternoons), and send in a largish "donation" in unmarked bills to Sparko and then I could consider creating a special group just for you that hides it from you
                  "If you can ever make any major religion look absolutely ludicrous, chances are you haven't understood it"
                  -Ravi Zacharias, The New Age: A foreign bird with a local walk

                  Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
                  1 Corinthians 16:13

                  "...he [Doherty] is no historian and he is not even conversant with the historical discussions of the very matters he wants to pontificate on."
                  -Ben Witherington III

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Raphael View Post
                    You have to ask nicely (in triplicate with a 2000+ words essay on why we should grant it, as well as a position paper on the Ancient of Afternoons), and send in a largish "donation" in unmarked bills to Sparko and then I could consider creating a special group just for you that hides it from you
                    Alternatively, there is that minimize button in the upper right corner....
                    I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                      Come on, wild generalizations based on no evidence...
                      ALWAYS start a criticism of others using "wild generalizations" with a whole bunch of wild generalizations.
                      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Spartacus View Post
                        alternatively ... is there any way I can ignore the entire civics sub-forum?
                        Type with your eyes closed.
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Spartacus View Post
                          alternatively ... is there any way I can ignore the entire civics sub-forum?
                          Yeah it's called self control.
                          "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

                          There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Spartacus View Post
                            The Left has no room to talk about fearmongering, given the reactions to Indiana's RFRA.
                            Boycotting and fear-mongering are not the same thing.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                              Boycotting and fear-mongering are not the same thing.
                              It went quite a bit beyond boycotting. It was a bad overreaction.

                              Mind you, I have no problem with a moderate amount of ridicule directed at Indiana.
                              Middle-of-the-road swing voter. Feel free to sway my opinion.

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