Elihu_Bystander

Elihu_Bystander

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3 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news r... · 1 reply · +3 points

Thank you for the clarification. What could the pro LGBT group have done better? Jacksonville FL will be a difficult city. It makes it doubly important that the Empower Jacksonville's propositions be defeated in August-18. I'm sure they will be able acquire the required numbers for certification.

I was stationed in Jacksonville 1967-69. I never felt comfortable in that city. I was glad to leave it behind.

3 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news r... · 3 replies · +6 points

Scream, we had an extended conversation on this blog back when SCOTUS denied certiorari. The case hasn't completed it's process in the state judicial system. The state district court has been instructed to re-evaluate it's original opinion. It was simply too early for SCOTUS to get involved. It's still very much a live case. I do not believe that their have been any mistakes in the Houston case, except for the Texas Supreme Court agreeing to take up the case after first having refused to consider it. Certainly, dirty politics was involved in that move.

These manipulations always take too much time. Adversaries always drag their feet as long as there is even a slight glimmer of hope that they will prevail. Jurisprudence is always the slowest means to resolve conflict. But, sometimes it's the only path available to correct a civil wrong.

3 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news r... · 0 replies · +3 points

Empower Jacksonville is an arm of the usual suspects and they present the same old rhetoric about protecting women and young children. No surprises here.

Take time to read the comments and you will see.

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/elections/2017...

4 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and SCOTUS... · 0 replies · +2 points

Alabama Secretary of State live count
http://www2.alabamavotes.gov/electionNight/statew...

4 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and SCOTUS... · 0 replies · +2 points

Live vote count from AL WBRC (FOX) Birmingham
http://www.cullmantimes.com/news/live-results-vid...

5 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Masterpiece Cakeshop a... · 0 replies · +3 points

"I am a gay christian and sometimes I am discriminate for being gay and other times I am ask why being gay do I believe in God."

What you say is very true. I have the same experience. I have been able to minimize discrimination of me by the church simply by being there and not going away. On the other hand, I find myself having to defend why being gay I believe in God.

I believe it comes down to we are all created in the image and likeness of God. And all deserve respect for the dignity that God gave us. God did not make any mistakes when he created us. Whether you believe in God or not, all deserve that dignity.

5 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Masterpiece Cakeshop a... · 0 replies · +4 points

The Specious Legal Argument at the Center of the Cake Case

By Shannon Minter and Christopher F. Stoll
December 07 2017 5:23 AM EST

Here is another point of review by the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2017/12/07/sp...

5 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Masterpiece Cakeshop a... · 0 replies · +5 points

I truly enjoy our informed conversations for what has just happened. Thank all of you who have made this blog possible.

As I sit in this very conservative part of California. Almost every one accepts me for who I am and I respect who they are. Every one, including my Roman Catholic Church understands who I am and what gifts that I can provide for my church. Let us all keep this blog going.

5 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Masterpiece Cakeshop a... · 2 replies · +2 points

Allan, thank you for helping me understand the questions concerning the rouge commissioner. And especially the question about what if there were two. And, yes you are correct, because of Justice Kennedy's firm adherence to Catholic social justice issues.

Yes, any animus whatsoever must be avoided. I have no idea how that may affect his position concerning the matter.

5 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Masterpiece Cakeshop a... · 0 replies · +3 points

I've just completed reading the entire transcript as well. I am in full accord with your summary in paragraph one above. I thought the counsel for the US Solicitor General was weak. The sane for the Colorado Solicitor General. On the other hand the counsel for Craig & Mullins as well as for Philips had more creditable responses to the questions of the justices or at least they had easier questions.

We just can't tell at this point how the opinion is going to go.