From: Jim Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jun 02 2003 - 13:36:09 EDT
It's probably johnny-come-latelys like me that have a bit of trouble
keeping our focus on the central theme of the thread. I'll try to do
> In a message dated 6/2/03 11:53:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
>> I think a better question than, "What is my problem?" would be the
>> question of how we got to the post you were reacting to. The thread
>> started, as the title "Do non-U.S. Christians say God Bless America?"
>> implies with my question of how the non-U.S. subscribers reacted to a
>> memorial day, civil
>> religion, "God Bless America" post. The whole thread about
>> homosexuality started with Rich's response to a Canadian subsriber's
>> reaction with the statement, "Canadians are often afraid to preach
>> the gospel lest the gays protest."
> I did not pull a rabbit out of a hat. The thread took that turn when I
> responded to this:
>> Canadians have their own, less obvious brand of civil and Christian
> Unbeknownst to you perhaps is the debacle at Can Global West over free
> speech in Canada and the court cases in which certain passages in the
> OT have been attacked as hate speech - because they were deemed
> intolerant of homosexuality - but quite honestly, I have posted a lot
> of data in the thread you are concerned with and you responded to none
> of it.
> If Christianity is a less obvious brand of Christian "folk" religion
> in Canada, maybe the liberals have made more significant inroads into
> trashing Christianity in Canada, given that their media empires (CGW,
> for ex.) are growing increasingly intolerant of free speech. This was
> the connection I immediately made which I point out now, which for you
> formed the basis for an obsession.
> Sorry if I offended you - if you let me know specifically what I
> shouldn't be discussing, I'll do my best to comply.
> If one of our Canadian subscribers could elucidate the CGW situation...
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