Bathroom politics by John Cole | Apr 22, 2016 | 29 comments Same_old I don’t get it — usually your cartoons are funny or make a point. Yes, I see ‘fear’ in the slipstream, but I still don’t get it. Hal Donahue Perhaps when the commissioners take sensitivity training you could join them and learn? Same_old Bah humbug Hal Donahue Does that mean no? Same_old Believe it or not Ive had that training as recently as … 2 yrs maybe. I also have to take yearly online ERO classes for my ‘part time’ job. Hal Donahue so you at least know that you are a bigot? Same_old Nooooo I have principles and respect for traditional family and yes, Christian values. I dont discriminate but I dont condone either. Hal Donahue You need to condone nothing but you do need to live and let live. Christian values? Christ would embrace everyone except maybe the money changers in churches Same_old No Hal – Christ did not condone homosexuality. It was and remains a perversion. Hal Donahue What did Jesus say about homosexuality exactly? Same_old Well nothing specifically himself but he supported Leviticus’ writings in the old book. So, like the SCOTUS, if they dont change it the lower court ruling stands … ergo .. Leviticus. Hal Donahue nothing! exactly what I thought Perhaps they should focus on what Jesus really did talk about? Same_old He made reference to ‘eunuchs and man and woman joining together etc. Its not natural Hal. Im ok w live and let live but Im not condoning or accepting or saying the behavior is natural. There is plenty in both the old and new testament condemning the unnatural act. If He approved of the behavior he would have made it known. Nope – he was in agreement with all thats written. Hal Donahue you think? Angel548 The Bible consists of the Old Testament and the New Testament. Leviticus 18:22 – You shall not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination. Hal Donahue so is disobeying your parents and eating shell fish However, it is very good that you admit it was not a concern of Jesus Angel548 Nothing in the Bible seems to be relevant to you and your life and you definitely are not Catholic. We follow the WHOLE Bible and also tradition. The head of the Church, Pope Francis, addressed same sex marriage in the new Exhortation – In paragraph 52, writing: “We need to acknowledge the great variety of family situations that can offer a certain stability, but de facto or same-sex unions, for example, may not simply be equated with marriage. No union that is temporary or closed to the transmission of life can ensure the future of society.” Also, the clear affirmation of Church teaching in paragraph 251, which states: “There are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family.” The Pontiff said that he affirmed the views of the Church regarding the social issues, abortion, homosexuality and the use of contraceptives, identifying himself as “a son of the Church.” “The teaching of the church is clear and I am a son of the church. Hal Donahue Wait! Are you transgender? You implied before that you were female. Now you are a son? So, according to the Pope sterile or infertile people are not considered married? Is that what you are saying? The whole bible does include killing people for disobeying parents and eating shell fish or did I miss something? I am not a Christian but I do admire your Jesus… HHHardass Hillary Clinton was asked if she tried to wipe her entire server so there would be no personal or work emails on it. She gave a vague explanation without answering the question. She was asked again if she tried to wipe the whole server. Clinton said, “I have no idea, that’s why we turned it over . Asked again, she answered, “What, like with a cloth or something?” Hal responded to a well documented reply from Angel 548 with : “Wait! Are you transgender? You implied before that you were female. Now you are a son?” I believe that “It’s a LIBERAL Thing”. Sometimes hard to explain, but you know it when you see it ! Hal Donahue what are you babbling about? HHHardass You know full well what I’m talking about Donahue ! Your not so clever reply to Angel was dripping with the condescension of a liberal without a cogent reply. “I am not a Christian but I do admire your Jesus…” ?? Like I said—It’s a liberal thing ! Hal Donahue The quote was condescending? Why it was a truthful response HHHardass The ” Wait! Are you transgender?” was an outrageous , snarky remark and you damn well know it. Hal Donahue Oh that remark. It was only half snark what gender is she/he HHHardass Snark is snark ! Just like a liberal. Either you are or you are ! And you are . 😉 Hal Donahue Bigoted Lackawanna commissioner’s stance vividly portrayed #LGBT #Scranton HHHardass Any Father and Mother of a young female teen student who feel it’s just fine for a transgender “female” (after surgery) to use the “girls bathroom” is unfit to be a parent and should be required to put the youngster up for adoption ! Bigotry ? Only an off base liberal would make the charge and probably supports hillary for the presidency ! She has few, if any, qualms regarding “unusual ” relationships ! Three bathrooms is the only sensible answer . Would that violate the “Live and let live” principle ? Cynicor What on earth are you talking about? It’s a lot safer to share a restroom with a trans person than with, say, Dennis Hastert. HHHardass We have little disagreement about Hastert, but if you give it some thought, picture Hastert , having been “transformed” to a female , utilizing the same restroom as your wife or daughter ? Do you have a problem with that ?