Mr. Rose, what does "freedom" mean in America if people cannot live their lives as they wish with equality and justice?
No matter what religious fanatics say, LGBT people are still Americans under the Constitution, and deserve to live as they choose so long as they are not hurting others. The religious diatribes are based on ancient folk tales that were made up by mere humans, not "God."
Ignorance of the Bible, indeed. That starts with the widespread ignorance about how the Bible came to be. It is a collection of folk tales, all spun, and re-spun, by mere humans. None of it was written by "God." One might give as much credence to Grimm's fairytales or Mother Goose.
Nancy Smith, so you think the USA shouldn't show any compassion, even though we have the means to do so. That's an ugly side of this nation's psyche.
Mr. Shearer, how misleading of you! What you want is for the government to tell people (especially women) what they can and can't do with their own bodies. That's what is really behind the "yes on 1" campaign. In contrast, the Tennessee state judiciary is charged with protecting individual rights. I'll certainly be voting "NO on 1."
Ms. Toerne, I'd probably agree with you if our schools (and school boards) were sensible enough to teach practical sex ed to teens so they learn how to avoid pregnancy when their hormones rage (as we know they will). "Abstinence only" has been a crashing failure. Teens need knowledge and access to birth control. Otherwise, those with "means" will find a way to abort an unwanted fetus while the poor and ignorant will continue to breed whether or not they really want to. Unwanted children are often abused and live very unhappy lives. That's not something to celebrate.
What a stupid, snarky column. Ron Hart is speaking only for his small-minded self.
We had a house-full of patriotic, native-born Americans watching the American Broadcasting Company's broadcast of the final game. Soccer is a great sport, although it takes some time and attention to learn the nuances that make the good contests fascinating. Too bad this column was written by a know-nothing who hasn't devoted any effort to learning about the great game. Maybe he got too many concussions playing the other football? Or, he just loves having commercial breaks spewing ads at him every 5 minutes.
I'm sick of Republican theatrics and strutting side shows. They cannot govern; all they do is throw sand in our faces and wrenches in the workings of government. What a despicable bunch. I once respected the GOP, but it has made a mockery of itself.
Mr. Cheatham, you've got a skewed view and fail to note that five Roman Catholic men voted against requiring corporations owned by manipulators of religion to give workplace health insurance to women for reproductive health. Yet, they would cover men who want Viagra! The other four Justices protect religious freedom by dissenting because workers should not have to kneel to a corporation's "religion."
oh, timbo . . . your comment is hilarious. And, if you are seeking lines of comparability, don't forget that men won't need Viagra if "they just cross their legs."
Mr. Whitely, you're right, except what about the hypocrisy of covering drugs like Viagra while refusing to cover contraception??