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Posted on Mar 2, 2007

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By Eric, March 7, 2007 at 3:05 pm Link to this comment
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John,

I can see your concern. As a former Christian and a man with many family members in various denominations of the Christian faith, it is important to me that there’s not a blanket negative statement made about Christianity as a whole. However, Mr. Tuttle is right when he says the vast majority of Christians who don’t walk in lock-step with the Pat Robertsons and other Dominionists/ Christian Fascists need to speak up and separate themselves from the dangerous elements - the wolves in sheeps’ clothing - hiding in their midst. The vocal parties that fly the Christian banner do a disservice to the moderate and far more inclusive silent majority.

The cartoon makes a good point and should serve as a wake up call for the Christians out there who do not wish to be viewed as homophobic and fascist in their world view.

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By Chaseme, March 4, 2007 at 1:28 am Link to this comment
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The contagion of hatred may occur at any phase before maturity, and acute attacks predispose the brain for recurrence and may run together at last into a chronic condition of vindictive disapproval.

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By Terry Sloth, March 3, 2007 at 6:39 pm Link to this comment
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OTHER THAN Arabs, homosexuals, Jews, feminists, Blacks, Mexicans, Asians; the poor; the ill; the handicapped and the weak; we LOVE everyone.

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By Mr. Tuttle, March 3, 2007 at 4:48 am Link to this comment
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I was raised in a “Christian” household. We were told that Catholics, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, let’s see who else oh yea Gays, were ALL going to Hell. Secular Humanism was equal to Satanism. What else can I say, most everyone who was not in our church and even then some of those were backsliders and were on the verge of going to hell.

Christianity has been used as an excuse to divide and conquer and kill more than used as a force of love understanding and peace.

The “Christians” we see in the news today are asking for the deaths of world leaders blaming 9/11 on the gay community and leading thousands of followers into a frenzy of HATE.

The “true Christians” need to stand up to these men and show the world that these people are fascists hate mongers. Stand up in your church, your bible studies, call into to your local radio stations. Let people know that these men do not represent your beliefs and you will not permit them to blaspheme your lords name by their blood thirsty hate mongering. True Christians silence in this matter will only allow these men to inspire more HATE and cause death.

Silence of the German people is what allowed the Nazis to exterminate millions in the name of “GOD” and “Nation”. Remember “God is with us!” -Hitler?

So, the next time you are offended as a Christian by someone making the point your religion is being used as a tool for hate once again. Take it up with your leaders that cry for blood and intolerance before you attack those holding up a mirror to reality.

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By Grant, March 2, 2007 at 9:14 pm Link to this comment
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i think most people can see the difference between a cartoon making fun of christian bigots vs. criticism of christianity.  maybe those who can’t (um.. John Lowell?) think all christians are bigots.  my christian friends would find this attitude deeply offensive.    Thank you, Mr. Fish.

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By Kelly Challis, March 2, 2007 at 1:45 pm Link to this comment
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Oh, Mr. Fish, if only these people who reply were as sensitive to other groups being the target of anger, and bias. They all want you to know that this is in no way going to make them think.  In fact I believe they “refuse to see”, any suffering other than there own.  Nice work.

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By Quy Tran, March 2, 2007 at 11:31 am Link to this comment
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God doesn’t hate us. Only we’re hatred within ourself.

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By Leonel, March 2, 2007 at 9:10 am Link to this comment
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sad, sad that “christianity” has come to replace any effort to discriminate between those christian groups that do foster homophobia and those, like the unitarians, episcopalians et al, who struggle and dare to make room for all people, regardless of any God given gift, including whichever authentic way he or she may develop while living out his or her sexuality.

sad, sad. humor can be deceiving, and this is deceiving alright.

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By John Lowell, March 2, 2007 at 9:07 am Link to this comment
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Oh, Mr. Fish, if only you’d included another demonstrator with a sign saying “I HATE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE” we’d actually get a more firm hold on the emotion behind this cartoon, wouldn’t we? It’s a very jaded and selective “tolerance” you would seem to sponsor. You can put the Trotsky glasses back on now. We’re not deceived.

John Lowell

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