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Pedophilia

February 26, 2013

Dear editor: To offer a point of clarification between pedophilia and homosexuality: Pedophilia describes sexual behavior by an adult - whether heterosexual or homosexual - towards a child of either......

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justobserving

Feb-26-13 8:21 AM

Somehow I have to say "WHO CARES"? Its all a sickness.

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MTOMTO

Feb-26-13 8:54 AM

"Its all a sickness."

Yes, and I have a real bad case of heterosexuality.

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Rancor

Feb-26-13 9:42 AM

JustOb, I am sorry, but are you honestly saying that somehow homosexuality is a disease and comparable to pedophilia?

Tell me I am wrong, please tell me that I am misreading your comment.

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garypayton

Feb-26-13 11:29 AM

Too bad that this letter needs to be written and read. Read it again justobserving.

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BrookP

Feb-26-13 12:55 PM

The fact that this letter needed to be written shows a sad lack of education and knowledge among the population. Justobserving's comments prove this.

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Lifelongresident

Feb-26-13 1:17 PM

With a mentality like that I think Just Observing is all he should be doing. Why would someone use that name and then comment?

In all seriousness it's scary how some people "observe" the world.

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archaeo1

Feb-26-13 8:30 PM

Just observing, Homosexuality is not a sickness, People are born who they are. There are gay animals or do you dispute that. pedophillia is a sickness no matter what mambla might suggest.

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Heydrich

Feb-27-13 10:14 AM

"Homosexuality is not a sickness, People are born who they are." Are you suggesting that people cannot be born with sickness, mental or otherwise?

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st0newa11

Feb-27-13 10:29 AM

Leviticus 18:22 Romans 1:24-27 Nuff said.

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MTOMTO

Feb-27-13 11:19 AM

Sickness is as sickness does.

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garypayton

Feb-27-13 2:43 PM

If a family member came out as gay, would you accuse them of pedophilia??

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MTOMTO

Feb-27-13 2:48 PM

Only if they were a pedophile?

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garypayton

Feb-27-13 4:00 PM

Agreed! My point exactly. Criminal, violent assault is NOT the same as consensual intimacy. The level of "expertise" homophobes have on homosexuality is interesting to me.

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MTOMTO

Feb-27-13 4:28 PM

Did you just call me a homosexual? Not that there's anything wrong with it.

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Rancor

Feb-27-13 4:46 PM

St0newall... I am curious about somethings:

My coworkers insist on working on the sabbath. Exodus 35:2 says they should be killed. Can I do this myself or should I call the police?

Leviticus 11:7 says touching the skin of a pig makes one unclean. If I promise to wear gloves,can I still play football?

Does the whole town have to be there to stone my neighbor for planting two crops side by side? (Leviticus 19:19)

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garypayton

Feb-27-13 5:12 PM

Not at all! Won't it be a great day when we no longer have to say, "Not that there's anything wrong with that..." Because there's NOT!!!

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st0newa11

Feb-27-13 6:50 PM

Rancor, the morales of the US society are so unclean, I think that touching a pig would be the very last of its worries. As far as stoning your neighbor goes, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." I'm inclined to adhere to New Testament doctrine. Clearly h0m05exual1ty is wrong in God's eyes. One day HE will judge, not me. You decide for yourself how you will live your life. Note: God still love the sinner, but not the ain.

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st0newa11

Feb-27-13 6:51 PM

make that "sin" not "ain".

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Rancor

Feb-27-13 7:22 PM

Clearly eating shellfish is an abomination to god also, as such people who do so are a disease upon this country as well.

However, since it would be immoral to judge them and prevent them from eating shellfish, should we not extend the same courtesy to two consenting adults and allow them the same rights and privileges the rest of us enjoy?

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st0newa11

Feb-28-13 5:54 AM

Again, individual's FREE choice. They will answer to their maker, not to me. Have at it.

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Rancor

Feb-28-13 11:36 AM

The question is, when it comes down to a vote... how will you vote?

Vote to allow the marriages, standing by your statement that it is not your place to judge.

Or vote to deny them? Determining that what your god says to be wrong should not be legal?

If it is the first one, I applaud you and hope there are more christians like you.

If the second then I urge you to reconsider the notion of separation of church and state, and the reasons it is important.

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MTOMTO

Feb-28-13 1:00 PM

I would vote to allow civil unions that would extend rights to benefits to same sex partners, but not marraige, based exactly on your arguement of separation of church and state.

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justobserving

Feb-28-13 1:05 PM

Slow down people, I mean that pedophilia is a sickness no matter what label you put in front of it!

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Rancor

Feb-28-13 1:37 PM

MTO, this was the same logic behind separate but equal and does not work in practice.

Because Christianity is not the only religion to allow marriage (nor the first) and there are religions that allow marriages between same sex couples... it should not be legislated by the government; federal, state, or local.

This does not mean that a given pastor/priest would be forced to perform the ceremony. That is still at the discretion of the officiator, just as it always has been.

JustOb, I apologize for the accusations, the way your comment sounded was that homosexuality and pedophilia were equally "sickness".

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garypayton

Feb-28-13 2:10 PM

I think you meant exactly what you said.

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