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Old 20th Jun 2006, 11:25   #91
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Sorry John, it's a bit of an old story now, but I was referring to this discussion of a few weeks ago.

I personally have done the two years' separation divorce thing, and while I agree that it's not the most complicated thing in the world, I personally found it added considerably to the whole emotional turmoil of a relationship ending.

It's one reason I wouldn't suggest getting married to my current partner, though of course I have no intention of ever dissolving the relationship.
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Old 12th Jun 2008, 9:20   #92
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Iris Robinson, Northern Ireland MP and Assembly Member, and wife of the First Minister and leader of the DUP Peter Robinson, has been in the news recently for saying on a local radio show that homosexuality is "an abomination" and that gay people should seek "counselling."

When challenged in a later TV interview, she compounded her idiocy by comparing gay people to murderers: "just as a murderer can be redeemed by the blood of Christ, so can a homosexual. ... If anyone takes issue, they're taking issue with the word of God."

She needs to brush up on her Bible studies - she seems to be taking her stance from the teachings in Leviticus and the rest of the Torah and ignoring the teachings of Christ, who never condemned homosexuality. Wouldn't this technically make her a Jew rather than a Christian?

But apart from that, what's appalling is that any politician in Great Britain who said these things would be sacked immediately. Please help put pressure on the party, or at least embarrass them further, by signing the petition to the Prime Minister for Robinson to be condemned for her comments. It already has 1,600 signatures. All you have to do is put i your name and address (your address will not be made public) and then click on the link they email to you.

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Old 12th Jun 2008, 11:07   #93
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Wow. Sometimes I wonder if the fundies say this kind of thing just so they can get other people to say "Jesus Christ", even if in tones of disgust.
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Old 12th Jun 2008, 11:18   #94
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Would have signed if not for that pesky citizenship requirement. To drag up an old favourite:


In related news, Norway makes gay marriage legal along with adoption for gay couples and insemination for lesbians. Crap. They got there before us.
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Nice gif. I've tried to report Robinson's friendly gay-fixin' psychiatrist to the General Medical Council for carrying out work in contradiction to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' position on homosexuality. You probably have to be a patient though.
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Thanks for the link JS. I heard about this on the radio the other morning, and couldn't believe it. Have signed the petition, and will forward it on.
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Thanks. I too have passed it on to some of the more sinful of my friends.

I note from the BBC news clip that Iris Robinson, upholding the need to obey the word of God, appears to pick and choose her abominations a little.

Is that a gold chain around her neck? Tsk tsk. (1 Peter 3:3: Do not adorn yourselves outwardly by braiding your hair, and by wearing gold ornaments or fine clothing.") And I suspect that delightful M&S top she's wearing may fall foul of Leviticus 19:19: "Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material." And let's hear it for the first letter to the Corinthians, 14:34 "Women should remain silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but must be subordinate, as the Law says."

Good God. I bet she even eats shellfish.
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Good God. I bet she even eats shellfish.
Anyone who's read Tipping The Velvet will be smirking happily at that thought.
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It now has almost 2,000 signatures, not bad for four days. I've emailed it to everyone I know.
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