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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: August 03, 2005, 09:28:48 AM »
Do we need to descriminate against another group of people for hundreds of years more before we learn to accept each other? A gay person's civil liberties are being threatened, reduced, and denied, so it is a civil rights issue.

not at all but but a person's inability to accept homosexuals has nothing to do with civil rights...sexual orientation is not a factor what so ever...

If you just had your opinion and left it at that, it would be one thing. But people are trying (successfully) to legislate against gays having their rightful civil liberties. Making your opinion law really crosses the line. In addition, if you had your opinion about gays but didn't go out and beat them up, fire them from their jobs, kick them out of your schools, that would be fine--but that's not the way it is. And honestly, people are using the church to justify going out and doing these terrible things.

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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: August 03, 2005, 09:15:01 AM »
morning/afternoon everyone........


It's about time people start to see the connection between the civil rights movement and the gay rights movement. God is not about hatred and descrimination. God is about love and acceptance.
Don't use the name of the church to force on me your personal beliefs. . . 

there is no way that gay rights can come close to civil rights, homosexuals were not forced to leave their homes and placed into slavery & oppressed for hundreds of years....it really bothers me when people try to make this comparison....no hard feelings scurvy, i just had to put my 2 cents in..

Do we need to descriminate against another group of people for hundreds of years more before we learn to accept each other? It's not going to hurt our history or reduce the significance of our struggle to believe that other people have struggled and been descriminated against as well. A gay person's civil liberties are being threatened, reduced, and denied, so it is a civil rights issue.


Good morning every one. I want to start by saying that I love you all.

Now for the Rev. Willie Wilson discussion. I don't see it as discrimination. You should not make life hard on anyone just because of a lifestyle. On the other hand if you’re going to preach the gospel you have to preach it. Everyone knows that the majority of the people in church are not living right in some way. That is why Jesus died. However, just because the people are not perfect, does that mean that you change the Gospel to fit your lifestyle? I think not. There standard set forth in the Bible must be preached in church even though we will probably never meet all the standards. We are supposed to strive for perfection, not actually be perfect. You do need to have compassion on controversial social issues in the church, but condoning and endorsing them comprises the exact principles in which the Bible is trying to uphold.


The Bible? Goodness, the Bible has been twisted to "say" whatever those in power want it to say since it's inception. Remember when the Bible said that women were subservient to men? Remember when the Bible said that Blacks weren't equal to Whites? Remember when the Bible said that interracial marriage was wrong? Remember when the Bible said menstruation was a sin? People use God more to justify their hatred than they do to encourage them to love others and do the right thing.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What celebrity do you most resemble?
« on: August 03, 2005, 09:09:56 AM »
I saw BSB in concert. Yes, I did. I was in 8th grade.

I actually saw them while I was in college. Pop stars put on amazing performances. Even if you don't like the music, you should really see a pop act at some point in your life. They put as much in to performance, timing, lighting and choreography as a broadway show. Very impressive.

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Black Law Students / Re: Black Heritage Tourism
« on: August 03, 2005, 09:03:43 AM »
I've been on one of these.  Plan to take my kids on them too.  Has anyone else ever done this?

Yep, I did it. My grandmother was very much in to travel and history so she took me. For me, it's pretty neat to see because my family line can actually be traced back to specific plantations, etc.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Should I drop names?
« on: August 03, 2005, 08:57:04 AM »
Ok, I am talking in addition to the the academic recs, like a fourth letter from the Congressman, just so I am not relying on that as far as recs go.

Thanks for the advice. I was thinking about talking it over with him when I go to DC this weekend, but we;ll see what happens.

Fourth LOR? That's a big no-no. You want to submit three at most, and I would hesitate to even do that. If you are sumitting a third LOR, make sure it's got something substantive.

As long as your LORs say something substantive about you, then submit as many as the school will accept. Some schools accept 2, some 3, some 5, some an unlimited amount. I had 5 and used 4 on a regular basis. Only 2 rejections from schools ridiculously out-of-reach during this whole cycle, so it certainly didn't kill me.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What celebrity do you most resemble?
« on: August 02, 2005, 04:09:54 PM »
I think I look like this.  ;D


But my wife says I look like more like this.  >:(


Of course that debate took place ten years ago. Now I look more like this.  :'(


Dodge, is that you? I just figured it out from the picture. ;)

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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: August 02, 2005, 03:56:23 PM »
Some Black Preachers Embrace Homosexuality



By DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press Writer
Mon Aug 1, 8:17 AM ET
 


NEW YORK - The words that the Rev. James A. Forbes chose to share with the roomful of black gay and lesbian faithful might have come straight from the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. Forbes reminded his listeners that discrimination has no place in this world and urged them to lay down the notion put forward by some black ministers that they are less favored by God.

 
"Your job is to get up every day and be grateful to God for your DNA," Forbes said. "It took an artist divine to make this design!"

Forbes, senior minister at the Riverside Church, was among several religious leaders and politicians who attended a revival meeting Sunday aimed at countering what organizers said was a surge in anti-gay rhetoric coming from pulpits in conservative parishes.

The program for the event bore the pictures of 10 black men and women who were murdered, or severely injured, in recent years in attacks believed to have been motivated by their sexual orientation.

Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields likened the treatment of homosexuals today to the discrimination she faced growing up black in the old South, and Arun Gandhi, a grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, drew parallels to the repression once experienced by nonwhite citizens in South Africa.

Religious conservatives have chafed at similar comparisons between the gay rights movement, and civil rights struggles of the past.

The issue has been an especially sensitive one in some predominantly black congregations, where pastors have maintained that homosexuality is a sin or a social disorder that should not be compared with race or ethnicity.

Last winter, hundreds of black clergy attended summits aimed at opposing gay marriage held in cities across the country. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s youngest daughter even led a march through Atlanta to advocate a ban on gay marriage.

Speaking at the Riverside Church, the Rev. Cari Jackson of the Center of Spiritual Light said some conservative black clergy had, perhaps unintentionally, incited hate against lesbians and gays by repeatedly condemning them as sinners.

"Like our slave ancestors," Jackson said, "we are being spiritually, psychologically and physically abused."



It's about time people start to see the connection between the civil rights movement and the gay rights movement. God is not about hatred and descrimination. God is about love and acceptance.

Don't use the name of the church to force on me your personal beliefs. . . 

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Yes, I think you can have a relationship after that. I've done it. He turned out to be more dork than I could handle sober (which is saying A LOT, you know how I love dorks). I did give it a chance though.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Houston Roll Call
« on: August 02, 2005, 03:27:40 PM »
One of the Girls on the Admitted Student Discussion Board is hosting a mixer on Saturday, August 6th at 6:30pm in Midtown. I think I'm going. Anyone else?

Yea, I'd be interested in going.  Can we bring along significant others?  Where's it going to be held at?

Thx!

CD

Cool. I'm going to try to drag the hubby along as well. On the UH Admitted Students board she says everyone's invited, just RSVP so she knows how much stuff to make/provide.

Here's the info:
Yes, it is still on. And the address is below. It will start at
6:30pm. Let me know what you are bringing.

Maria Carminati, B.A., B.A.
(Giugi)
Activist/ Feminist
1620 Drew Street
Houston, TX 77004
Ph: 281.685.7762
Fax: 713.658.1993

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Where did I park my Barbie(TM) dream car?
« on: August 02, 2005, 09:59:37 AM »
Wow, you're having a grand ol' time. Spread the wealth and the joy with the rest of us!

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