Show true colors

I wanted to write and congratulate the people of the Yes on 1 campaign for their win. By obfuscating the debate with wedge issues, they completely avoided addressing the core issue of whether homosexual relationships should be accepted by society on par with heterosexual relationships. And by avoiding the real issues, the debate was about teaching children about homosexuality and various other nonsense.

If the issue was about teaching children about homosexual relationships, why wasn't Question 1 directed at that? Nothing changed between Nov. 3 and 4; nothing is stopping schools from teaching about homosexuality now. The children are just as "vulnerable."

No, that was not the issue. The issue is about how people treat others who are different. It's about when we decide that because we dislike something, that it must therefore be inferior.

The Yes on 1 campaign could never run on the truth — that they find homosexuality to be inferior, unnatural and sinful. If they did, most rational people would take note and reject that bias.

Hopefully, those connected with the No on 1 campaign have taken note of these failings, and next time will not let them off the hook. When they try to throw a wedge issue into the fray, counter. Ask them the tough questions. Make them stand before the people of Maine and show their true colors.

Jason Theriault, Auburn

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Jason says "No, that was not

Jason says "No, that was not the issue. The issue is about how people treat others who are different. It's about when we decide that because we dislike something, that it must therefore be inferior."

No, the issue was (is still) you want to redifine what constitutes a marriage. Any union that is not between a man and a woman is not marriage. Call it anything you want and get the government to extend the bennefits, privileges (and taxes) to what ever you want to call it.

The government didn't invent marriage, therefore the government has no authority to redifine what "marriage" is.

John A. Chick

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Colonel Charles Yancey (January 6, 1816)

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tron says new Would breeders

tron says new

Would breeders allow their "marriage" to suddenly become civil unions?

Tron, -You are a disgusting Moron--You spout more hate and disdain for your fellow human beings in a day then many will in a lifetime. But I got your number, you type out trash like this and see how many people go for the bait.

I may be against Gay Marriage, but I can proudly say I have never called a homosexual any thing worse than gay, and if someone will point out something they deem more politically correct, let me know.

Too bad your Mother, a Breeder, as you would like to call her, decided to mate that day. The world would be a much nicer place without the likes of you, you troll.

The fact that No on 1 has you on their side is the exact reason they lost.

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The people who want to strip

The people who want to strip churches of their tax exempt status for taking political positions don't know what the rules are. Churches are not allowed to endorse candidates. They are allowed to support or reject issues.

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This 'Lib' (among others)

This 'Lib' (among others) has no intention of silencing the Catholic Church.

We'de rather you speak out and be recognized for the ultra-controlling, hypocritical, judgemental, and decidedly unChristlike organization which you are than have to have folks guess about it.

No wonder you can't support failing churches.

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When I was a young Sailor - I drank like a Sailor, fought like a Sailor, and screwed like a Sailor. Now that I am old and wise - I have a few scars, but many fond memories.

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They may have made (past

They may have made (past tense) this country great but now they are just old bigoted voters who cannot accept the fact that what they fought for was the ability for anyone in this country to be different, but treated equally under the law. You'll never have to worry about being replaced in the workforce? Well duh, being a professional idiot cannot be outsourced. And you think the youger population is so lazy and incompetent? How do you think Barack Obama was elected? Through the hard work of the very same young people you demonize. PS - you line about Gil hugging you before a tree made me laugh - yeah you'd enjoy the hug, it's what comes after you should be worried about.

Any problem that can't be solved with taxcuts, republicans pretend doesn't exist.

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Anybody can swing a mop, and

Anybody can swing a mop, and when you slow down there'll be somebody there to replace you.
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"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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It is only a matter of time

It is only a matter of time due to demographics until gays people are allowed to marry. Maine has a very old population asnd as they die off and are replaced by younger residents with more tolerant and less bigoted views, gay marriage will easily pass. PS - when is the Catholic Church going to be stripped of their tax exempt status for their active role in the vote?

Any problem that can't be solved with taxcuts, republicans pretend doesn't exist.

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