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gingerjet     
They learned from the Prop 8 backlash a few years ago. Stay the fark out of politics as much as possible. Say what you want about them - they learn from their mistakes.

/Catholic church on the other hand ...

06 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
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Grapple     
I would think this true of all the campaign members...

06 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
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ChrisDe     
Glad to see religion did not become a big factor in this campaign, at least on the surface. Who knows what people think when they enter the voting booth? Maybe it's an issue then.

06 Nov 2012 09:44 AM
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trappedspirit     
They are relieved that no one started trotting out crazy Mormon faith principles? I thought they were proud to be crazy?

06 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
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Teresaol31     

gingerjet: They learned from the Prop 8 backlash a few years ago. Stay the fark out of politics as much as possible. Say what you want about them - they learn from their mistakes.

/Catholic church on the other hand ...



Billy Graham's son was on CNN a few minutes ago spewing "don't vote Obama or we'll all end up in hell because he's pro-gay marriage." He claims that he did not know that their website had listed Mormans and a cult and they he had it taken down because "we should not be calling names" to people that we want to convert. HE NEVER SAID that he no longer thinks Mormons are a cult though! My head aches.

06 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
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Citrate1007     
Liberals.........the Mormon thing isn't really an issue.
Conservatives.......Obama is a radical Christian when he isn't being Muslim.

06 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
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Uniquely Common     
I was nervous when Romney first started running, I knew it would mean a lot of media coverage (and by extent a lot of misinformation) for the church. I have fielded more questions about the church from friends and coworkers this year than any other, it has given me an opportunity to actually show them what being Mormon is about with good informative results. The Church stayed out of the politics, aside from their normal encouragement to vote in general. Most members that I know (including myself) are not voting based on either candidates religious background.

06 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
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Bruxellensis     
dum dum dum dum dum

06 Nov 2012 09:51 AM
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kroonermanblack     

Uniquely Common: I was nervous when Romney first started running, I knew it would mean a lot of media coverage (and by extent a lot of misinformation) for the church. I have fielded more questions about the church from friends and coworkers this year than any other, it has given me an opportunity to actually show them what being Mormon is about with good informative results. The Church stayed out of the politics, aside from their normal encouragement to vote in general. Most members that I know (including myself) are not voting based on either candidates religious background.


Crazy magic underwear and golden plates.

What else is to know?

06 Nov 2012 09:53 AM
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cheap_thoughts     
The one or two people I know that are Latter Day Saints would be voting for Obama if their vote actually mattered in Kansas.

06 Nov 2012 09:54 AM
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EyeballKid     
I assume the anonymnous checks to the Church of Scientology with the handwritten note reading, "Thanks for diverting attention towards us! Keep up the good work!" will be in the mail on time as usual.

06 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
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1nsanilicious     

kroonermanblack: Uniquely Common: I was nervous when Romney first started running, I knew it would mean a lot of media coverage (and by extent a lot of misinformation) for the church. I have fielded more questions about the church from friends and coworkers this year than any other, it has given me an opportunity to actually show them what being Mormon is about with good informative results. The Church stayed out of the politics, aside from their normal encouragement to vote in general. Most members that I know (including myself) are not voting based on either candidates religious background.

Crazy magic underwear and golden plates.

What else is to know?


.

Why nothing at all... incidentally I'm doing a service project, who are your deceased ancestors again?

06 Nov 2012 10:01 AM
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BitwiseShift     
Mormon Church PR department happy they were able to survive being associated with Romney Glen Beck.

06 Nov 2012 10:01 AM
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macadamnut     
cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com

"You are the lucky ones."

06 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
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Maud Dib     

gingerjet: They learned from the Prop 8 backlash a few years ago. Stay the fark out of politics as much as possible. Say what you want about them - they learn from their mistakes.

/Catholic church on the other hand ...


What Mormon backlash might look like...

25.media.tumblr.com

06 Nov 2012 10:07 AM
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Uniquely Common     

kroonermanblack: Uniquely Common: I was nervous when Romney first started running, I knew it would mean a lot of media coverage (and by extent a lot of misinformation) for the church. I have fielded more questions about the church from friends and coworkers this year than any other, it has given me an opportunity to actually show them what being Mormon is about with good informative results. The Church stayed out of the politics, aside from their normal encouragement to vote in general. Most members that I know (including myself) are not voting based on either candidates religious background.

Crazy magic underwear and golden plates.

What else is to know?


email me your address and I'll be happy to send two nice young men to your door to explain it. ;-) sadly they wont be delivering pizza. I think they'd get a lot more people to talk to them if they brought pizza.

06 Nov 2012 10:10 AM
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Rusty Shackleford    [TotalFark]  

kroonermanblack: Uniquely Common: I was nervous when Romney first started running, I knew it would mean a lot of media coverage (and by extent a lot of misinformation) for the church. I have fielded more questions about the church from friends and coworkers this year than any other, it has given me an opportunity to actually show them what being Mormon is about with good informative results. The Church stayed out of the politics, aside from their normal encouragement to vote in general. Most members that I know (including myself) are not voting based on either candidates religious background.

Crazy magic underwear and golden plates.

What else is to know?


Planet Kolob.

06 Nov 2012 10:10 AM
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hdhale     

Citrate1007: Liberals.........the Mormon thing isn't really an issue unless we think it will turn off religious Right voters and make them stay home.
Conservatives.......Obama is an agnostic, possibly an atheist when he isn't pretending to "Jesus up" and appear to be a follower of Rev. Wright for a segment of his base and attended a Muslim school and was trained in their practices for a portion of his childhood.

 

FTFY

06 Nov 2012 10:12 AM
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IrateShadow     
FTFA: I think it is fair to say that in the very beginning of the previous election campaign, which was more short-lived, of course, many of us were kind of surprised by the degree of misunderstanding that was out there.

It wasn't a misunderstanding. Those assholes decided to dabble in the politics of another state and everyone called them out or being assholes. Fark LDS.

06 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
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ArgusRun     

Uniquely Common: kroonermanblack: Uniquely Common: I was nervous when Romney first started running, I knew it would mean a lot of media coverage (and by extent a lot of misinformation) for the church. I have fielded more questions about the church from friends and coworkers this year than any other, it has given me an opportunity to actually show them what being Mormon is about with good informative results. The Church stayed out of the politics, aside from their normal encouragement to vote in general. Most members that I know (including myself) are not voting based on either candidates religious background.

Crazy magic underwear and golden plates.

What else is to know?

email me your address and I'll be happy to send two nice young men to your door to explain it. ;-) sadly they wont be delivering pizza. I think they'd get a lot more people to talk to them if they brought pizza.


Cool Story Sis:

In college, my fiends and I did what every drunk college kid has done at 2am and called for our free Book of Mormon. I didn't realize they would show up at our dorm. Two weeks later the whitest of white bread boys showed up at our door and asked if we had received the book and if I could go get it so we could discuss it. So I called out to my roommate asking where it was.

"On the coffee table under the Good Vibrations catalog."

One of them asked what Good Vibrations was and I told them it was a catalog of sex toys and videos aimed at women.

After turning beet red, one of them said "If this is a bad time, we can come back later."

They left and we never got another visit.

06 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
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imontheinternet    [TotalFark]  
Lucky for the, Romney never released his tax returns. Whatever horrid, unethical business practices "God" is telling them to conduct will remain secret a little longer.

06 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
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hdhale     

imontheinternet: Lucky for the, Romney never released his tax returns. Whatever horrid, unethical business practices "God" is telling them to conduct will remain secret a little longer.


You mean like giving 10% of all their income no matter what, making sure they have a stocked pantry in case financial hard times hit, and donating above and beyond to charity? Horrors.

06 Nov 2012 10:22 AM
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cynicalbastard     

1nsanilicious: kroonermanblack: Uniquely Common: I was nervous when Romney first started running, I knew it would mean a lot of media coverage (and by extent a lot of misinformation) for the church. I have fielded more questions about the church from friends and coworkers this year than any other, it has given me an opportunity to actually show them what being Mormon is about with good informative results. The Church stayed out of the politics, aside from their normal encouragement to vote in general. Most members that I know (including myself) are not voting based on either candidates religious background.

Crazy magic underwear and golden plates.

What else is to know?

.

Why nothing at all... incidentally I'm doing a service project, who are your deceased ancestors again?


My grandfather was a dyed-in-the-wool SOB. Possibly a post-death conversion may be the old bugger's only hope for something other than eternal hellfire, and this is assuming there is an afterlife. Any religion that wants the old bastard is welcome to him.

06 Nov 2012 10:24 AM
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EyeballKid     

hdhale: You mean like giving 10% of all their income no matter what, making sure they have a stocked pantry in case financial hard times hit, and donating above and beyond to charity? Horrors.


Donating to your cult's rainy day fund is NOT charity.

06 Nov 2012 10:24 AM
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Amos Quito     
It would be silly to downplay the significance of a Romney win to Mormons.

It would be the fulfillment of prophesy.

06 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
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unyon    [TotalFark]  

Uniquely Common: email me your address and I'll be happy to send two nice young men to your door to explain it. ;-) sadly they wont be delivering pizza. I think they'd get a lot more people to talk to them if they brought pizza.


I'd make a lousy Mormon, I'm too short to even play point guard.

06 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
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imontheinternet    [TotalFark]  

hdhale: imontheinternet: Lucky for the, Romney never released his tax returns. Whatever horrid, unethical business practices "God" is telling them to conduct will remain secret a little longer.

You mean like giving 10% of all their income no matter what, making sure they have a stocked pantry in case financial hard times hit, and donating above and beyond to charity? Horrors.


Mormons make up only 1.4 percent of the U.S. population, but the church's holdings are vast. First among its for-profit enterprises is DMC, which reaps estimated annual revenue of $1.2 billion from six subsidiaries, according to the business information and analysis firm Hoover's Company Records (DNB). Those subsidiaries run a newspaper, 11 radio stations, a TV station, a publishing and distribution company, a digital media company, a hospitality business, and an insurance business with assets worth $3.3 billion.

Running dummy corporations that make billions in revenue annually is sort of the same as a canned food drive for the homeless, right?

06 Nov 2012 10:36 AM
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splat the whale     

hdhale: imontheinternet: Lucky for the, Romney never released his tax returns. Whatever horrid, unethical business practices "God" is telling them to conduct will remain secret a little longer.

You mean like giving 10% of all their income no matter what, making sure they have a stocked pantry in case financial hard times hit, and donating above and beyond to charity? Horrors.


They just built a $3Billion mall. A farking mall. It's what Jesus would want.

06 Nov 2012 10:36 AM
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Canton     

Uniquely Common: kroonermanblack: Uniquely Common: I was nervous when Romney first started running, I knew it would mean a lot of media coverage (and by extent a lot of misinformation) for the church. I have fielded more questions about the church from friends and coworkers this year than any other, it has given me an opportunity to actually show them what being Mormon is about with good informative results. The Church stayed out of the politics, aside from their normal encouragement to vote in general. Most members that I know (including myself) are not voting based on either candidates religious background.

Crazy magic underwear and golden plates.

What else is to know?

email me your address and I'll be happy to send two nice young men to your door to explain it. ;-) sadly they wont be delivering pizza. I think they'd get a lot more people to talk to them if they brought pizza.


That's genius. You should really mail a letter to the Mormon PR department and suggest that. Not saying I want to be converted to anything by anyone, but... hey, free pizza!

06 Nov 2012 10:37 AM
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Amos Quito     

hdhale: imontheinternet: Lucky for the, Romney never released his tax returns. Whatever horrid, unethical business practices "God" is telling them to conduct will remain secret a little longer.

You mean like giving 10% of all their income no matter what, making sure they have a stocked pantry in case financial hard times hit, and donating above and beyond to charity? Horrors.



Or like being 1,000% opposed to gambling, porn, liquor and other vices on the grounds that they are morally harmful - while simultaneously owning MAJOR stakes Vegas.

Hypocritical stuff like that.

06 Nov 2012 10:38 AM
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The Jami Turman Fan Club     
I wouldn't count on that. Win or lose, there's going to be some people really pissed at the LDS.

06 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
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Wook     

Citrate1007: Liberals.........the Mormon thing isn't really an issue.
Conservatives.......Obama is a radical Christian when he isn't being Muslim.


This is the Boobies I have ever seen where a Liberal is not publicly taking the position against a western based religion.

/Kudos for spinning it in such a manner. Granted, I don't think you've fooled anyone but yourself.

06 Nov 2012 10:57 AM
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EViLTeW     
Having lived in Utah, I'd hate to see what a government being influenced by the LDS church looks like, then.

06 Nov 2012 11:02 AM
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schubie    [TotalFark]  
It kind of pisses me off that liberals took the high road and didn't make his religion issue.

A) It seems to be THE ONLY consistent belief he's had throughout his life.
B) That guy was the equivalent to an Archbishop in the church. That means it's an issue.

06 Nov 2012 11:03 AM
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Rusty Shackleford    [TotalFark]  

schubie: It kind of pisses me off that liberals took the high road and didn't make his religion issue.

A) It seems to be THE ONLY consistent belief he's had throughout his life.
B) That guy was the equivalent to an Archbishop in the church. That means it's an issue.


I still think that they should have had Biden use only the words "His Grace, Bishop Romney" in all references to the opposing candidate throughout the campaign.

06 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
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Uniquely Common     

ArgusRun: Uniquely Common: kroonermanblack: Uniquely Common: I was nervous when Romney first started running, I knew it would mean a lot of media coverage (and by extent a lot of misinformation) for the church. I have fielded more questions about the church from friends and coworkers this year than any other, it has given me an opportunity to actually show them what being Mormon is about with good informative results. The Church stayed out of the politics, aside from their normal encouragement to vote in general. Most members that I know (including myself) are not voting based on either candidates religious background.

Crazy magic underwear and golden plates.

What else is to know?

email me your address and I'll be happy to send two nice young men to your door to explain it. ;-) sadly they wont be delivering pizza. I think they'd get a lot more people to talk to them if they brought pizza.

Cool Story Sis:

In college, my fiends and I did what every drunk college kid has done at 2am and called for our free Book of Mormon. I didn't realize they would show up at our dorm. Two weeks later the whitest of white bread boys showed up at our door and asked if we had received the book and if I could go get it so we could discuss it. So I called out to my roommate asking where it was.

"On the coffee table under the Good Vibrations catalog."

One of them asked what Good Vibrations was and I told them it was a catalog of sex toys and videos aimed at women.

After turning beet red, one of them said "If this is a bad time, we can come back later."

They left and we never got another visit.


Genuinely surprised they didn't send some sister missionaries to talk to you after that. May not have had any in the area so who knows. A lot of the guys are really shy but very sweet (it's so easy to make them blush.) It's sort of fun watching them arrive to the area fresh out of the MTC and then cycle back through our ward towards the end of their mission. If nothing else being on a mission really helps turn them from boys to men, they tend to return home much more confident and outspoken. Knocking on doors and talking to random strangers has that effect I suppose. What I've never understood is, OK you don't agree with the beliefs of our church that's fine, but why throw things (bottles and cans from moving cars) at our missionaries? Why be a jerk to a fellow human being?

06 Nov 2012 11:14 AM
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EyeballKid     

Uniquely Common: What I've never understood is, OK you don't agree with the beliefs of our church that's fine, but why throw things (bottles and cans from moving cars) at our missionaries? Why be a jerk to a fellow human being?


Why can't people be more courteous to the naive, indoctrinated children suckered into selling their parents' snake oil?

06 Nov 2012 11:19 AM
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Uniquely Common     

EyeballKid: Uniquely Common: What I've never understood is, OK you don't agree with the beliefs of our church that's fine, but why throw things (bottles and cans from moving cars) at our missionaries? Why be a jerk to a fellow human being?

Why can't people be more courteous to the naive, indoctrinated children suckered into selling their parents' snake oil?


I hope the next time someone disagrees with something you believe, they don't hit you in the head with a glass bottle or throw trash on you or spit on you.

06 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
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OooShiny    [TotalFark]  

Uniquely Common: I was nervous when Romney first started running, I knew it would mean a lot of media coverage (and by extent a lot of misinformation) for the church. I have fielded more questions about the church from friends and coworkers this year than any other, it has given me an opportunity to actually show them what being Mormon is about with good informative results. The Church stayed out of the politics, aside from their normal encouragement to vote in general. Most members that I know (including myself) are not voting based on either candidates religious background.


Does your informative info on Mormonism include mention of Joseph Smith's claim that he:

* Could find buried treasure if paid a fee
* An angel gave him golden plates no one else could interpret
* Interpreted said plates by looking at magic rocks inside of a dark hat
* No one else was allowed to see the plates under penalty of damnation to hellfire
* Witnesses saw plates during prayer in the forest with "spiritual eyes"
* He rewrote the bible because it was incorrect
* There is zero archaelogical evidence of cities and battles he describes
* The Garden of Eden is in Missouri
* Jesus visited America
* Native American ancestors are the ancient Jews despite DNA showing otherwise
* Mormons baptized countless dead Jews, Catholics and atheists without consent
* God's command of polygamy was exchanged for statehood
* That, in fact, none of Mormonism is true

06 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
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Citrate1007     

Wook: Citrate1007: Liberals.........the Mormon thing isn't really an issue.
Conservatives.......Obama is a radical Christian when he isn't being Muslim.

This is the Boobies I have ever seen where a Liberal is not publicly taking the position against a western based religion.

/Kudos for spinning it in such a manner. Granted, I don't think you've fooled anyone but yourself.


The what kind of Christian are you is a game played by the religious right....liberals don't care what you worship as long as you aren't legislating theocracy.

06 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
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EyeballKid     

Uniquely Common: I hope the next time someone disagrees with something you believe, they don't hit you in the head with a glass bottle or throw trash on you or spit on you.


Maybe you left a bad first impression:

"But if they come on us to molest us, we will establish our religion with the sword. We will trample down our enemies and make it one gore of blood...from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. I will be to this generation a 2nd Muhammad, whose motto in treating for peace was 'the Al-Qur'an or the sword.' So shall it be with us - 'Joseph Smith or the sword!'"

Zealous staffer in Salt Lake?

06 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
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Amos Quito     

Uniquely Common: EyeballKid: Uniquely Common: What I've never understood is, OK you don't agree with the beliefs of our church that's fine, but why throw things (bottles and cans from moving cars) at our missionaries? Why be a jerk to a fellow human being?

Why can't people be more courteous to the naive, indoctrinated children suckered into selling their parents' snake oil?

I hope the next time someone disagrees with something you believe, they don't hit you in the head with a glass bottle or throw trash on you or spit on you.



Methinks this happens less often than you think.

Innatrite?

06 Nov 2012 11:36 AM
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Uniquely Common     

Amos Quito: Uniquely Common: EyeballKid: Uniquely Common: What I've never understood is, OK you don't agree with the beliefs of our church that's fine, but why throw things (bottles and cans from moving cars) at our missionaries? Why be a jerk to a fellow human being?

Why can't people be more courteous to the naive, indoctrinated children suckered into selling their parents' snake oil?

I hope the next time someone disagrees with something you believe, they don't hit you in the head with a glass bottle or throw trash on you or spit on you.


Methinks this happens less often than you think.

Innatrite?


I've personally seen it happen twice, I know that does not make it a regular occurrence statistically speaking but it's left a clear impression on me that some people are just mean spirited and that's sad. I see the fark mob gathering, ya'll have a nice day.

06 Nov 2012 11:44 AM
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Agent Smiths Laugh     

ChrisDe: Glad to see religion did not become a big factor in this campaign, at least on the surface. Who knows what people think when they enter the voting booth? Maybe It's an issue then.


Edited for reality.

06 Nov 2012 11:50 AM
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Amos Quito     

Uniquely Common: Amos Quito: Uniquely Common: EyeballKid: Uniquely Common: What I've never understood is, OK you don't agree with the beliefs of our church that's fine, but why throw things (bottles and cans from moving cars) at our missionaries? Why be a jerk to a fellow human being?

Why can't people be more courteous to the naive, indoctrinated children suckered into selling their parents' snake oil?

I hope the next time someone disagrees with something you believe, they don't hit you in the head with a glass bottle or throw trash on you or spit on you.


Methinks this happens less often than you think.

Innatrite?

I've personally seen it happen twice, I know that does not make it a regular occurrence statistically speaking but it's left a clear impression on me that some people are just mean spirited and that's sad. I see the fark mob gathering, ya'll have a nice day.



You sound paranoid.

This ain't the Carthage jail, Uniquely Common.

06 Nov 2012 12:02 PM
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Amos Quito     

Agent Smiths Laugh: ChrisDe: Glad to see religion did not become a big factor in this campaign, at least on the surface. Who knows what people think when they enter the voting booth? Maybe It's an issue then.

Edited for reality.



Many Christians (especially fundies) are rallying behind Romney to oppose the babykiller mooslimb anti-Israel Obamanation.

A relative forwarded this youtube video to me yesterday.

Link

/Made it about half way through

06 Nov 2012 12:08 PM
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halfmoth     
Back to baptizing dead Jews!

06 Nov 2012 12:16 PM
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Amos Quito     

halfmoth: Back to baptizing dead Jews!



Are Jews special?

06 Nov 2012 12:20 PM
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ciberido    [TotalFark]  

ChrisDe: Glad to see religion did not become a big factor in this campaign, at least on the surface. Who knows what people think when they enter the voting booth? Maybe it's an issue then.


A couple of weeks ago a woman at my mother's church told her, "I hate having to chose between the Muslim and the Mormon."

A few days ago I was at a charity dinner and the speaker told us to get out and vote so we could "Give America back to Jesus."

I daresay that for at least, oh, a third of the Americans who are voting in this election, it's about nothing BUT religion.

06 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
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brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
Romney has probably done for Mormons what Richard Milhouse Nixon did for Quakers.

How will the poor things live it down?

06 Nov 2012 12:53 PM
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