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    Another GoFundMe page was removed this week— this time, one for a Christian florist who could lose her business after she refused to be the florist for a same-sex wedding.

    This is the second Christian page GoFundMe has removed, according to Christian News Network. The first page that was taken down was Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a business that was ordered to pay $135,000 in “emotional damages” to two lesbian women. The bakery owners had also refused to serve the wedding.

    Arlene’s Flowers in Richland was the second page to get the boot from the site. Baronelle Stutzman, who owns the business, received a lawsuit in 2012 that claimed she violated the law when she refused to service the same-sex wedding.

    “I just took his hands and said, ‘I’m sorry. I cannot do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ,’” Stutzman told reporters.

    In February, a Benton County judge ruled that Sutzman had discriminated against the couple and she was ordered to pay $1,000. She may also be required to pay for legal fees and damages.

    Her GoFundMe page raised more than $174,000 before it was pulled from the site.

    A spokesperson for GoFundMe said that its decision “to remove the ‘Arlene’s Flowers’ campaign was based on a violation of GoFundMe’s terms.”

    “After careful review by our team, we have found the ‘Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa’ campaign to be in violation of our terms and conditions,” a release from the site said. “[T]he subjects of the ‘Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa’ campaign have been formally charged by local authorities and found to be in violation of Oregon state law concerning discriminatory acts. Accordingly, the campaign has been disabled.”

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    Good thing Christians backed Bush on invading Iraq to save us from those stockpiles of WMDs. Turning Iraq into a haven for ISIS and moving America past anything that could be called a free country is a small price to pay for nothing. When judges first started legislating SSM, Christians were solidly focused on Iraq. And, even now, are more interested in war than freedom.

    Maybe this Florist needs to make her business overtly Christian. That might offer some protection against being forced to take play a role in religious ceremonies that violate her own religious convictions.
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      Maybe this Florist needs to make her business overtly Christian. That might offer some protection against being forced to take play a role in religious ceremonies that violate her own religious convictions.
      Some businesses are actually doing that. Not to mention it's probably in the best interest of the homosexual agenda to push churches inside themselves out of the public if they do not marry within their congregation's membership. But of course, they won't stop there.

      Regarding the myth of not finding weapons of mass destruction, although it has little to nothing to do with this post - it irritates me that people actually believe the myth:


      The news report from the Times explains the now not-secret revelation that there had been WMDs in Iraq, after all:

      From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule.

      In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

      The NY Times even published a map of all the cases when American military troops were exposed to the formerly ‘non-existent’ weapons of mass destruction:

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      As The Blaze‘s Oliver Darcy pointed out, the WMD discoveries were kept partly hidden from Congress.

      Retired Army major Jarrod Lampier, who was there when the U.S. military found 2,400 nerve agent rockets in 2006 — the largest chemical weapons discovery of the war – said of the finding’s import, “‘Nothing of significance’ is what I was ordered to say.”WMDs in Iraq vindicated, just like the “no blood for (no) oil” myth debunked?

      Regardless of how one feels about George W. Bush or the Iraq War, this report definitely looks like ‘something of significance’ to those who were told there were no WMDs in Iraq – not to mention the soldiers who were injured by them.

      Hussein kept chemical weapons (wmds) from UN inspectors and these stockpiles were not only discovered, but reports of soldiers being injured by them were suppressed and were only discovered due to FOIA request.

      As a sample article of news publications that deny wmds even existed in Iraq, there is the 2005 news piece by NBC [recently removed – screenshot here], “CIA’s final report: No wmds found in Iraq.” CNN reported in 2004, “Report: No WMD stockpiles in Iraq.”

      This is what CNN concluded in 2004: “Saddam Hussein did not possess stockpiles of illicit weapons at the time of the U.S. invasion in March 2003 and had not begun any program to produce them, a CIA report concludes.”

      But various reports from 2009 and 2010 show reports of soldiers discovering new chemical weapons stockpiles. A 2010 Wired article, for example, reported, “…WikiLeaks’ newly-released Iraq war documents reveal that for years afterward, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins and uncover weapons of mass destruction.”

      The headlines claiming that there were ‘no wmd stockpiles in Iraq’ are factually untrue (or are a “myth”) and are corrected by a report that chemical weapons stockpiles not known to UN inspectors were newly discovered post-invasion. The New York Times article adds to what we know through FOIA request documentation by establishing that not only were weapons stockpiles discovered, but U.S. soldiers were injured by them.

      The New York Times itself said it best: “Chemical weapons were found during the Iraq War but the public never knew about it. Until now.”
      God bless,
      William
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        Originally posted by William View Post
        Regarding the myth of not finding weapons of mass destruction, although it has little to nothing to do with this post - it irritates me that people actually believe the myth:
        I'd prefer Iraq to have those weapons than for American to make itself an enemy of freedom and the Christian cause in an attempt to eliminate those weapons. Have you considered the cost the Iraq war, and I don't mean just money. But, the high cost is only half the problem. The other half the problem is that the war wasn't justified, regardless of the cost. Do know he details behind those "WMD discoveries"? Every time someone pointed out the invalidity of Bush's WMD assertions, Christians were in the front lines to defend Bush's drive to war, without regard for cost or reason. Even Bush eventually conceded Iraq didn't have WMDs. [FONT=Helvetica][SIZE=13px]And, now Christians stand alone in attempting justifying the war by claiming WMDs were found, even claiming the US government itself is covering up these discoveries. Christians continue to act without regard for cost and reason, and facts, when it comes to wanting war.

        Your article opens with, "[/SIZE][/FONT]Retired Army major Jarrod Lampier, who was there when the U.S. military found 2,400 nerve agent rockets in 2006 — the largest chemical weapons discovery of the war." Tell me about those 2400 rockets. How old are they (and, what's their shelf-life)? Who verified they were WMDs? It's amazing how short on details are the articles that mention these WMDs. A CIA report said, "military forces in Iraq may continue to find small numbers of degraded chemical weapons — most likely misplaced or improperly destroyed before the 1991 Gulf War" And, indeed, those 2400 shells were buried and lost leftovers from the 1980s Iraq/Iran war, which were probably about as deadly as pepper spray by the time of their discovery.


        Do you want a free and moral country, or a waring country? You can't have both.







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