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  • 07/03 12:38:38 Colette: Of course evangelicals are very pro-war and pro-death penalty, IIRC
  • 07/03 12:40:23 Colette: Hobby Lobby was supposedly about religious freedom, but, ultimately, these things are always actually about money.
  • 07/03 12:44:21 Colette: I think ultimately this is an issue of separation of church and state. The supreme court shouldn't be ruling one way or the other on when the life of a human begins or what constitutes a person, because that's not a legal issue; it's a metaphysical question. We also shouldn't have laws enforcing moral standards that only apply to a specific religious group. If you don't believe in abortion, don't get an abortion. But it's wrong to force your religious beliefs on others - that's the whole premise behind the founding of the United States. (Although actually, even the revolutionary war was - ultimately, and like everything else - about money).
  • 07/05 09:26:56 Richelle: I'ts not entirely a metaphysical question. My son was born four weeks early and a few preemies have survived being born as much as 22 weeks early. Clearly "life" isn't defined by being born at full term. You also don't have to be particularly religious to be against abortion, although the religious are more inclined to think that way.
  • 07/05 22:43:02 Dion: Any people from Wichita here?
  • 07/05 22:43:12 Dion: Curious about ICTindivisible
  • 07/05 22:43:13 Dion: https://twitter.com/ICTindivisible/status/10150...
  • 07/06 09:09:19 Laverne: For anyone else just as confused as me, ICT is Wichita's airport code.
  • 07/06 09:09:50 Laverne: I'll try to tune into the news conference this afternoon.
  • 07/06 15:31:03 Dion: Now’s a great time to confirm your voter registration! https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterlookup/
  • 07/11 07:02:19 Harland: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/07/re...
  • 07/11 09:18:38 Fermin: Frigging incredible. The ballot measure about the death penalty is considered the will of the people, but the ballot measure about Medicaid must be stopped in the courts because a state senator thinks it would have a "negative impact on property taxes." https://www.omaha.com/news/courts/lawsuit-seeks...
  • 07/13 16:18:07 Harland: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/fintan-o-too...
  • 07/16 10:38:17 Sylvie: https://twitter.com/MrFilmkritik/status/1018234...
  • 07/16 10:40:51 Colette: rofl "ye nugget"
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