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Thread: Homophobic discrimination results in funding cut

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'orebel View Post
    And yet this overwhelmingly catholic country overwhelmingly voted in favour of it.

    Go figure.
    In the same way as this Overwhelmingly catholic Country doesn't forbid wearing fabrics made of mixed materials or eating cheeseburgers ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratio Et Fides View Post
    People can call themselves anything they like however doing so doesn't make them necessarily what they say they are.
    Physician, heal thyself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    In the same way as this Overwhelmingly catholic Country doesn't forbid wearing fabrics made of mixed materials or eating cheeseburgers ...
    78.8% apparently.
    "It is important therefore that I clarify to the House that in the first instance there are significant monies within Anglo-Irish to take the strain of loan losses arising over the next three or four years, before State support is engaged." Brian Lenihan 15/01/09

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    Catholic LITE at a push.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsui2 View Post
    Physician, heal thyself.
    *ouch*
    Put a thief among honest men and they will eventually relieve him of his watch. Flann O'Brien

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    *ouch*
    Obviously this also applies to veterinarians!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taidhg Gaelach View Post
    I was really thinking of the fact that the Catholic Church is now subsidizing the whole educational system and health care system of the state. Let Varadkar & Co. buy all of those school lands and building at the going rate and see how well they manage. There's nothing but homosexuality and abortion being taught in most of them anyway. The Church can then keep a private school in each district for real Catholic families.
    Given that the state paid for the building of the schools, their maintenance, repairs and extensions, pays for all the equipment, supplies, fixtures and fittings, furniture, teacher salaries, provides capita funds for the running costs of schools, I don't see how buying out church-owned schools would be that expensive when all of the state spending outlined is offset against the cost of the land schools are built on. In a lot of cases, especially in more recent decades, the land has been provided by the state also, especially by local authorities.

    Taking all these costs into account, it's more likely that the churches would owe the state money if the state and the churches agreed that the state could offset its spending against the costs of purchasing xhurch-owned schools.
    Mark Murray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll_On View Post
    Oh I know. But my point was, if you went to an immam to discuss such issues he would resolve the conflict by saying 'do what your husband tells you'. And that'd be all he'd have to offer.
    And what would a priest say?

    Pretty much the same.

    It's just as well that the marriage counselling on offer isn't actually conducted by clergy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratio Et Fides View Post
    We live in a world where lads with beards call themselves women and than get upset when actual women who asked for another to preform a sensitive medical procedure rather than a man don't want them doing it (this literally happened). People can call themselves anything they like however doing so doesn't make them necessarily what they say they are.
    Indeed. For example, one might argue that your opposition to homosexuality means you really shouldn't be considered a proper Christian.
    Repeal the 27th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Meanwhile, they've managed to alienate their staff. Nice work.
    No lock on the gate, no doubt they will all get PS jobs from the new state service.
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