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Does anyone else remember the kerfuffle over using the adjective niggardly a few years ago?
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One doesn't begin a needed discussion by euphemistic gymnastics, when even homonyms can't be used because of a general lack of vocabulary and an even wider lack of awareness we're well on our way for the movie Idiocracy to be prescient.

Just like with the Confederate Flag let's have the discussion and decide that the legacy of associated racism simply makes use of the symbol or word unacceptable.

As long as a subset of our citizens use the word in art, entertainment, vernacular it will be used by those who hate.

As with most things education will, eventually, change attitudes and hence behavior.
So let's teach the N-word is rude, obnoxious, and hurts too many people for use,
The secretive and forbidden will always have a certain power, so take away the can't talk about it childishness, decide it's unacceptable to use and explain why.
The anti-Obama bandwagon is certainly taking the focus off the issue and changing a teaching moment into more partisan propaganda.

Claptrap & Hooie

This is only an issue because of it's artificial divisiveness serves to direct attention from real issues.

There are government benefits to the state of civil marriage, the 14th Amendment clearly states:
"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

While it is necessary for religious marriages to be registered via license with the government no church nor minister has or will be required to perform a gay marriage. Requiring a religious endorsement of marriage to be legal is a clear violation of 1st Amendment rights.
The issue with for profit entities is equally clear, if you offer a service to the public you offer a service to the public and legally cannot discriminate.
The Hobby Lobby exception is such a farce since the owners sincere and controlling religious conviction doesn't extend to the profit of the business since they buy all their crap from China.
A controlling religious belief which cannot abide providing common, legal, healthcare items certainly cannot morally abide selling articles from a godless Communist country.
The trouble with faith & religious belief is it's all encompassing and damned inconvenient for true believers, of which there are very few.
The cafeteria select what you like to believe faith of most is as St. Augustine points out not a belief in the Gospel but a belief in self.

"If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself."
Saint Augustine


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