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Shaw backs effort to withdraw funds

Tax dollars go to event that ‘attacks religious liberty,’ he says

March 28, 2013

Two lawmakers who represent Webster County are helping to lead a drive to take state funding from Des Moines Area Community College because they say it uses taxpayer money to send students to a......

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Apr-08-13 2:02 PM

Homophobia is something made up by sociologists. It's false accusation. taxedenough it's "haul" not "hall." Jesus. Shaw has been out front in protecting the unborn. Read the paper. This wonderful conference has been held and it was an ugly affair. Apologize for not knowing what you're talking about, Cranky and all of you. Taxed, your a creep.

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Apr-01-13 8:12 AM

The conference doesn't attack Christians. If you read the promotional materials, it's clear that conference organizers believe you can be Christian and gay. That's not an attack on anyone. The conference opponents, however, have engaged in name-calling and fear mongering. They also disregard Iowa's commitment to equality. More thoughts here: ***********youthallies****/iowa-governors-conference-controversy-lgbtq-youth/ PS the workshop on the right wing is inoffensive too. It just teaches how to deal with well known and self proclaimed opponents of LGBTQ equality. This is not a personal attack on anyone. It provides tools for an oppressed group to deal with known hostile opponents. Allowing a small amount of public funds for that is hardly the end of the world.

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Mar-30-13 7:51 AM

The only homophobes I see on this post are Tom Shaw and MrCoozy....

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Mar-30-13 12:59 AM

These are the same "Christian" folks who were on the bus trying to oust our Supreme Ct justices. They are a hate group only a small step above the Westboro Baptists and the KKK. Hate is hate and directing it toward anyone and especially toward kids is inexcusable. Shame on you, Mr Shaw, for not standing up for the kids who are the target of bullying and for siding with these adult bullies.

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Mar-29-13 6:20 PM

Before I catch static on the Catholics getting to use taxpayer busses, I don't have a problem with it at all. I just wanted to make the point people have different beliefs and some don't believe at all but it should not be used to hurt others. We do have fanatics in politics and it is driving a lot of good people away because they get sick of these individuals and the hate they spread.

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Mar-29-13 5:59 PM

I don't like my tax dollars spent on busses to hall Catholic students because they are being taught women have no rights when it comes to their bodies. Where is Shaw on this one. We as tax payers pay on a lot of things we don't believe in but it sure seems the Religious fanatics go way overboard if it don't follow their beliefs. This country is getting itself in problems when we don't keep church out of goverment. There was a reason our founding fathers kept seperation between state and religion. How would people like it if you pushed Islamic beliefs down everybodys throat and made them mandatory for everybody in this country. It is time to take these religions and put them back in the church. Everybody has different opinions but I don't need some fanatic pushing his religious agenda on people that are trying to help others.

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Mar-29-13 5:43 PM


By your comment you don't think there maybe students questioning a life with Christ. So really what is the difference other than the topic.

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Mar-29-13 5:40 PM

CrankyGrandma, FDTROOPER

You two post some of the most ugly comments on the blogs. I credit that to your liberal upbringing, and having no respect for others if their opinions are different then yours.

If you can't offer anything other than hateful comments how is your post of any value?

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Mar-29-13 5:38 PM

the event is for those in school that happen to be LGTBQ. So its really not any different in regards to school sponsored events. Its focus is to help a group of students. So youre saying that the only way to help bullying awareness is to fund raise?

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Mar-29-13 5:23 PM

Ok then lets have a school sponsored Christian evangelism rally. until that day happens I say I don't need my tax dollars to pay for anything like this.

Lets have the LGBTQ crowd fund raise to hold this event like most church groups are required to do.

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Mar-29-13 4:52 PM

What is wrong with the country? It never surprises me that equality in anything gets put under a microscope because of someones religious beliefs. If a group wants to help bring awareness to bullying of those in the LGBTQ community so be it. How is it any different than bringing awareness to non LGBTQ individuals. I thought church and state were suppose to be serparate???

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Mar-29-13 2:37 PM

Cranky, the size of his private parts has nothing to do with the article. On the other hand, it may cause his homophobia.

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Mar-29-13 12:44 PM

What a repulsive little man Tom Shaw is. Hateful, nasty little man.

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Mar-29-13 11:05 AM

Is there no limit to this guys HOMOPHOBIA?

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